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Riding: Plan, Report and Racing => Ride Reports => Topic started by: Trailrider on July 22, 2007, 05:05:42 pm

Title: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: Trailrider on July 22, 2007, 05:05:42 pm
Attakwaskloof: Day 1


On Saturday Morning Topbox and I arrived at Honda George where Geoff, Kevin and Gavin were already waiting.

Topbox has a great bike and I can seriously see one of these in my future  ;D

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20reports/Attakwas%20Kloof%20072007/P7210004.jpg)

More and more bikes arrived. Introductions were done and bikes admired.

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20reports/Attakwas%20Kloof%20072007/P7210007.jpg)

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20reports/Attakwas%20Kloof%20072007/P7210012.jpg)

Before long we were on our way. A couple of km‚??s from Fancourt we hit the first dirt.

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20reports/Attakwas%20Kloof%20072007/P7210014.jpg)

The roads were wet and muddy and the going was slow.  :o

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20reports/Attakwas%20Kloof%20072007/P7210024.jpg)

Quite a few bikes had close calls. Mud is not the favorite road condition! At this stage I was wondering Hoo Hoo who would be the first to go down‚?¶  ;) ;D
   
(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20reports/Attakwas%20Kloof%20072007/P7210028.jpg)

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20reports/Attakwas%20Kloof%20072007/P7210030.jpg)

At the first stop road conditions was the topic of discussion. A light bike with knobblies has big advantages in these conditions.  :P

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20reports/Attakwas%20Kloof%20072007/P7210032.jpg)

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20reports/Attakwas%20Kloof%20072007/P7210041.jpg)

Tyre pressures were adjusted and we were on our way again

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20reports/Attakwas%20Kloof%20072007/P7210034.jpg)

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20reports/Attakwas%20Kloof%20072007/P7210044.jpg)

As the road conditions improved people started enjoying the South Cape scenery.

Clinton and LetsGoFishing enjoying the ride:

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20reports/Attakwas%20Kloof%20072007/P7210050.jpg)

Hallo Uiltjie!  8)

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20reports/Attakwas%20Kloof%20072007/P7210052.jpg)

The second stop was at a river where we enjoyed snacks and drinks.

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20reports/Attakwas%20Kloof%20072007/P7210060.jpg)

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20reports/Attakwas%20Kloof%20072007/P7210061.jpg)

Next stop was at Diesel & Dust to fill up on petrol.

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20reports/Attakwas%20Kloof%20072007/P7210070.jpg)

Some bikes had some interesting ‚??extras‚?Ě  ;D

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20reports/Attakwas%20Kloof%20072007/P7210069.jpg)

Then Uiltjie ‚?? being the perfect Gentleman ‚?? decided that he would break the ice‚?¶  ;D ;D ;D

I did promise that I would report that he was power sliding at 220km/h on dirt when he went down‚?¶  ;) ;D ;D

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20reports/Attakwas%20Kloof%20072007/P7210065.jpg)

From freshly renamed Uitjie & Dust we followed the Haelkraal road and later turned North to Bonniedale Adventure Farm.

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20reports/Attakwas%20Kloof%20072007/P7210072.jpg)

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20reports/Attakwas%20Kloof%20072007/P7210074.jpg)

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20reports/Attakwas%20Kloof%20072007/P7210078.jpg)

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20reports/Attakwas%20Kloof%20072007/P7210086.jpg)

This is a lovely road with ever changing scenery.

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20reports/Attakwas%20Kloof%20072007/P7210090.jpg)

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20reports/Attakwas%20Kloof%20072007/P7210092.jpg)

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20reports/Attakwas%20Kloof%20072007/P7210096.jpg)

This is the same spot where a certain lady from this forum decided to ‚??stop‚?Ě on our Easter trip

(http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o55/Trailrider_album/IMG_1653.jpg)

 ;D ;D ;D

It‚??s a nice spot ‚?? one of many on this route

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20reports/Attakwas%20Kloof%20072007/P7210098.jpg)

From here it‚??s a short stint to the farm. I stopped at a gate to close it after everyone was through, but no one came. After a while we realized that something was wrong. Clinton rode back and found that Kevin from PE overshot a corner and had quite a bad fall. I‚??m sure someone would post pics of that fall later.  :-\

On to the farm.

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20reports/Attakwas%20Kloof%20072007/P7210111.jpg)

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20reports/Attakwas%20Kloof%20072007/P7210115.jpg)

This is a great destination and I hereby formally nominate it for a venue when we have a Cape regional bash.  ;D

We unpacked and relaxed. The liquid refreshments were close at hand.

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20reports/Attakwas%20Kloof%20072007/P7210124.jpg)

Geoff in a relaxed mood  8)

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20reports/Attakwas%20Kloof%20072007/P7210126.jpg)

When the sun started to set we were well underway to a great evening.

Uiltjie‚??s pride & joy

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20reports/Attakwas%20Kloof%20072007/P7210130.jpg)

Eisbein decided to look around. Check out the ATGATT.  ;D

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20reports/Attakwas%20Kloof%20072007/P7210132.jpg)

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20reports/Attakwas%20Kloof%20072007/P7210143.jpg)

The party continued until the wee hours. More on that later‚?¶  ;) ;D


Attakwaskloof: Day 2

When we woke this morning quite a few people weren‚??t as rowdy as the night before. Breakfast ranged from Weetbix to cold pies and braaivleis.

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20reports/Attakwas%20Kloof%20072007/P7220148.jpg)

Sauerkraut showing how cold it is

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Before we set out we all lined up for a group photo ( I can‚??t wait to see that pic Vicky) and when we pulled off I rode over a water pipe (which I did not see) at an angle.  :-\ With all the dew I had no grip and the front wheel washed out.  ::) I went down like a sack of potatoes much to the delight of the others and especially Uiltjie‚?¶  >:D

I‚??m sure those pics will be posted and quoted over and over‚?¶

When the laughter died down we finally set out for Attakwaskloof.

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20reports/Attakwas%20Kloof%20072007/P7220155.jpg)

This is my favorite Kloof route. The pictures cannot do the scenery justice. It‚??s absolutely amazing.

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20reports/Attakwas%20Kloof%20072007/P7220161.jpg)

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20reports/Attakwas%20Kloof%20072007/P7220162.jpg)

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20reports/Attakwas%20Kloof%20072007/P7220167.jpg)

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20reports/Attakwas%20Kloof%20072007/P7220169.jpg)

A quick stop at the ghost town Woeska‚?¶

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20reports/Attakwas%20Kloof%20072007/P7220176.jpg)

‚?¶and then through the rest of the Kloof

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20reports/Attakwas%20Kloof%20072007/P7220180.jpg)

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20reports/Attakwas%20Kloof%20072007/P7220181.jpg)

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20reports/Attakwas%20Kloof%20072007/P7220188.jpg)

The Kloof road T‚??s into the Herbertsdale / Van Wyks dorp road.

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20reports/Attakwas%20Kloof%20072007/P7220194.jpg)

Here we said goodbye to Uiltjie, Philip, Topbox and Surf who headed to Gysmanshoek Pass (I cant wait to see those pics).

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20reports/Attakwas%20Kloof%20072007/P7220196.jpg)

We headed over Cloetes Pass towards Herbertsdale

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20reports/Attakwas%20Kloof%20072007/P7220197.jpg)

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20reports/Attakwas%20Kloof%20072007/P7220200.jpg)

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20reports/Attakwas%20Kloof%20072007/P7220204.jpg)

At this turnoff the group split again and we said our goodbyes to the PE guys and Eisbein who continued to Hertsdale and the N2.

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20reports/Attakwas%20Kloof%20072007/P7220206.jpg)

LGF, ‚??Sweeper‚?Ě Mike, Clinton, Sir G and I took the scenic route back to George

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20reports/Attakwas%20Kloof%20072007/P7220208.jpg)

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20reports/Attakwas%20Kloof%20072007/P7220212.jpg)

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20reports/Attakwas%20Kloof%20072007/P7220223.jpg)

King of the Hill‚?¶  8)

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20reports/Attakwas%20Kloof%20072007/P7220230.jpg)

We also saw the game that was so elusive the day before.

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20reports/Attakwas%20Kloof%20072007/P7220233.jpg)

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20reports/Attakwas%20Kloof%20072007/P7220238.jpg)

And so another great ride came to an end. I hope all you guys got home safe. Thanks to all who attended ‚?? you guys made this ride a success. Special thanks to Sir G who led the group which in turn freed me up to take lots of pics, to ‚??Sweeper‚?Ě Mike who closed the gates behind all of us and LGF who cleaned up this morning and even did the dishes!

I hope to see you guys again in the not to distant future.

In anticipation of what is going to happen in this thread I would like to leave you with this image:

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20reports/Attakwas%20Kloof%20072007/P7210065.jpg)

 >:D ;D >:D ;D >:D ;D

Cheers!
Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: Ektoknbike on July 22, 2007, 05:33:13 pm
Goeies :hello2: :headbang: :hello2: :headbang:
Snaakse goed gebeur gewoonlik met die snaakste mens.
Hoop Uiltjie se bike het nie seer gekry nie.
Ek kan seker nie dieselfde se van sy EGO nie.
Nogmaals 'n goeie een TR, hoop die volgende een is vinnig op pad. :D :D
Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: JonW on July 22, 2007, 06:03:12 pm
Nice Report and some great pics there TR!

Well done.
Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: masehare on July 22, 2007, 06:13:47 pm
Great report! Ai, next time...
Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: Red on July 22, 2007, 06:14:16 pm
Nice, TR.

Those roads still gives me butterflies in my stomach.

Eish.  That fall was sore!!
Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: wino on July 22, 2007, 06:26:02 pm
man, that remains beautiful country!
Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: Red on July 22, 2007, 06:41:12 pm
Those pics of Attekwaskloof brings some good memories of the April trip.  Thanks TR.
Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: Uiltjie on July 22, 2007, 07:22:58 pm
The road back to CT after the split.

Myself, Philip, Topbox and Surf set off direction CT with all the gravel we could lay our tyres on.  After 200km of first gear trailing the kloof, we ENJOYED some very high speed gravel sections towards Barrydale - speeds of up to 180 km/h were recorded (hopefully not by law cameras!) on the gravel highways towards the R323.  We then turned towards Barrydale, in search of the Gysmanskloof Pass that eluded us 2 days before.  After asking locals (Tannie Karen van Garmin ken nog nie daai pas nie!) we rode the most beautiful of passes this area has to offer.

To get back to my reported "220km/h powerslide on dirt my China" fall - KTM's love petrol, and my one just wanted to hug the pump - 'n pomp is 'n pomp ou pel!  I just wonder why so much explanation was given to the Trailrider fall - and no excuses for the Uiltjie come-off?????  All I can say is, my boney has been stationary for a couple of minutes before she rolled off the side stand......

Any way, thanks guys for a most enjoyable weekend with great company!

Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: Uiltjie on July 22, 2007, 07:27:58 pm
More pics - check out the TR "reverse-grip-bike-pick-up"!
Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: Uiltjie on July 22, 2007, 07:31:49 pm
The majestic Gysmanskloof Pass - check the view!

After a lekka lunch in Swellendam, Philip and I hit the road to Caledon and Topbox and Surf set off for CT!  Thanx for a great ride guys!

Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: Trailrider on July 22, 2007, 07:35:49 pm
Daai pas gaan ek nog ry.

Daai twee vieslike mugshots van my moet jy hier opsit: http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=8764.0

I just wonder why so much explanation was given to the Trailrider fall - and no excuses for the Uiltjie come-off?????  All I can say is, my boney has been stationary for a couple of minutes before she rolled off the side stand.....

 ;D

To get back to my reported 220km/h powerslide on dirt my China fall - KTM's love petrol, and my one just wanted to hug the pump - 'n pomp is 'n pomp ou pel! 

Ons moet maar die pompe en pype vermy...
Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: Trailrider on July 22, 2007, 07:41:00 pm
So the Vara had a nap too?  ;D See, a Vara can do anything a Katoom or GS can...  ;D
Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: Uiltjie on July 22, 2007, 07:48:27 pm
So the Vara had a nap too?  ;D See, a Vara can do anything a Katoom or GS can...  ;D

Ons wou dit maar as 'n sirpraais vir jou hou, ou Grootbek!  (ons het seker gemaak die Vara is opgetel voor jy daar aankom!)
Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: MuttsNutts on July 22, 2007, 08:14:25 pm
Flippin cool  ;D , ek het gedink dit gaan reen by julle.
Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: KTM BIGGER on July 22, 2007, 09:08:13 pm
Nice ride guys. ;D

TOPBOX, your ass must have been in some serious pain. :o
Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: Uiltjie on July 22, 2007, 10:55:08 pm
Hoe lank ry mens op 'n KTM 950 van Sedgefield na George?

Ek sien LetsGoFishing het Saterdag 09h29 nog gepost op die forum....geen wonder ons moes wag vir hom nie.... ;) ;)
Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: Eisbein on July 22, 2007, 10:59:49 pm
Just to get this out of the way:

As jy jou wil uitgee vir 'n toffie ...
*grin*

(http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t97/wihans/TR_piped.jpg)

(http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t97/wihans/TR_piped2.jpg)




Some of our hosts (other than Uiltjie and Betsie) at the Uiltjies' farm:
(http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t97/wihans/uiltjiekatte.jpg)


Last minute checks before we set off on Friday Morning:

(http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t97/wihans/UilHuis.jpg)

An interesting picture that Vicky took while we were going across at Malgas:
(http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t97/wihans/Helmets_pont.jpg)


And getting ready to leave from the easiest water crossing thus far...
(http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t97/wihans/pont.jpg)

We are consulting with 'Tannie Karen' from Garmin to help us find the path ...
(http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t97/wihans/TannieKaren.jpg)


She showed us this:
(http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t97/wihans/gysmans.jpg)


(http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t97/wihans/gysmans2.jpg)



Proud owner and steed:
(Them KTM's sure are photogenic)
(http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t97/wihans/Uiltjie_Katoom.jpg)


The big ride/slide:
Trailrider giving thumbs up:
(http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t97/wihans/TR_Thumbsup.jpg)

Some serious hairiness...
(http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t97/wihans/modderpad.jpg)

This was taken at the plaaswinkel where we got petrol:
(http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t97/wihans/Saains.jpg)


And some very cool scenery a little later:
(http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t97/wihans/Oppad2.jpg)

(http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t97/wihans/Oppad.jpg)

This is what caused some close calls...
The blobs on the ground just fell off from the bashplate
(http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t97/wihans/Sauermodder.jpg)


This was where we stayed the night:
(http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t97/wihans/Kampplek.jpg)

The pack, ready to ride:
(http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t97/wihans/trop.jpg)

This was some of the very cool 'exit route' scenery:
(http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t97/wihans/oppadUit.jpg)

(http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t97/wihans/oppadUit2.jpg)






And then just some mug shots of the ones we could snap...
Couldn't get 'round to getting all - sorry !


Trailrider:
(http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t97/wihans/TR_Mug.jpg)

Topbox:
(http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t97/wihans/Topbox_trevor.jpg)

Mike/Sweeper:
(http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t97/wihans/sweeper_mike.jpg)

Mike's son, Clinton:
(http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t97/wihans/clinton.jpg)

Surf:
(http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t97/wihans/Surf_Chris_mug.jpg)

Me:
(http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t97/wihans/Smee.jpg)

A dusty Vicky:
(http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t97/wihans/Vicky.jpg)

Gavin:
(http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t97/wihans/Kevin_BMWCTD.jpg)

Kevin:
(http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t97/wihans/Gavin_mug.jpg)

Aragorn/Sir Gravelot/Gert:
(http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t97/wihans/Aragorn.jpg)

I'll post some comments tommorow - for now I'm 'sat' and off to bed...

For now we just want to say a big 'Thank you' to everyone that was there and to Trailrider who organised the trip ! It was really awesome !
:thumbsup:


Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: topbox on July 22, 2007, 11:33:32 pm
Nice ride guys. ;D

TOPBOX, your ass must have been in some serious pain. :o
The seat is known to be a pita , but it was not as uncomfortable as i expected.
The screen was brilliant and made the distance and speed ok.
Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: TrailBlazer on July 23, 2007, 06:24:02 am
Jeez... I is jealous... Gotta start making a plan to get a ride

Looks like a great time was had by all. Nice one TR
Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: Trailrider on July 23, 2007, 06:26:03 am
Just to get this out of the way:

As jy jou wil uitgee vir 'n toffie ...
*grin*

Not one of my finer moments... but it makes for a cool avatar  ;D

I love this pic!

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20reports/Attakwas%20Kloof%20072007/trop.jpg)
Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: keithk on July 23, 2007, 07:11:50 am
Well done Trailrider and all who made the trip , it sure is God's country what fantastic scenery and the venue looks very warm and comfortable.Great  pic's I am sure we will be hearing more stories from those who did the trip. Will be doing this trip for definite in the future(when it is warmer)  ;D
Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: Watty on July 23, 2007, 07:45:15 am
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Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: Uiltjie on July 23, 2007, 07:52:50 am


Not one of my finer moments... but it makes for a cool avatar  ;D





TR, kyk waar is die linkerspieeltjie op die pic waar jy die bike optel......lyk my hy help iets optel.... ;D ;D
Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: letsgofishing on July 23, 2007, 08:49:55 am
Hoe lank ry mens op 'n KTM 950 van Sedgefield na George?

Ek sien LetsGoFishing het Saterdag 09h29 nog gepost op die forum....geen wonder ons moes wag vir hom nie.... ;) ;)
Sorry about the misunderstanding guys.... :redface:


If you're running late... 25 minutes


If you're on a KTM...20 ;D
Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: Grootseun on July 23, 2007, 09:03:55 am
Awesome report and pics.. sure is pretty there...

I see the Cape (east and west) bikes arent scared to lie down when they are a little tired.... ;D ;D

This is a nice.."wish you were here" report..

good stuff!!
Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: topbox on July 23, 2007, 09:06:57 am
The only real accident of the weekend. I post this not for the funny ha ha with finger pointing like the other accidents. This shows how quickly it can all go wrong.
I pulled up alongside Kevin who had stopped to see if all was ok. He complained the ABS kept coming back on, and he was just trying to switch it off again. All was ok and we pulled off again. About 2kms later, there was the bike in the bush, far into the bush but he was up and ok. Luckily this didnt occur on on one of the drop off corners.

(http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u98/topbox/trips/CIMG6611.jpg)
(http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u98/topbox/trips/CIMG6610.jpg)
(http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u98/topbox/trips/CIMG6609.jpg)
(http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u98/topbox/trips/CIMG6608.jpg)

Once back on his feet, Kevins words" i am impressed, this bike is strong"

Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: Tin-Tin on July 23, 2007, 09:16:35 am
You are realy spoiled with senery.
Very nice report. O0
Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: Trailrider on July 23, 2007, 09:19:56 am


Not one of my finer moments... but it makes for a cool avatar  ;D





TR, kyk waar is die linkerspieeltjie op die pic waar jy die bike optel......lyk my hy help iets optel.... ;D ;D

Geen wonder hy was so swaar nie...  ;D
Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: topbox on July 23, 2007, 09:23:47 am
Choose your weapon

Distance ready, i fitted a 20L tank and screen for the trip.

(http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u98/topbox/trips/CIMG6596.jpg)


Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: Uiltjie on July 23, 2007, 09:28:24 am
No man Topbox, it looks better on dirt:

Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: Eisbein on July 23, 2007, 09:43:08 am
... Luckily this didnt occur on on one of the drop off corners.


You've got that right ...

Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: Uiltjie on July 23, 2007, 09:50:21 am
My comment on Gavin's Oops:  I was riding behind his all the time, he was about 50m ahead of me.  We were not riding faster than 40km/h.  As I wanted to round the corner, I saw his bike in the bushes - NO RIDER!  I stopped, jumped off my bike and ran to the bike, at this stage I see him get up, trot around the bike and fall down again! I KARKED MYSELF!  As I got to him, I asked him if he was OK, to which the reply came:  "I'm just catching my breath"!  What a relief!

I think we must all learn a lesson from this.  Although I didn't see the tumble, it was clear that the bike rolled over several times, missing him every time!  If that big GSA hit him - he most certainly would have been badly hurt.  I think we can learn a lesson that at even 40km/h a mishap can be potentially fatal.

Gavin (Kevin, I keep mixing your names up?) we are all glad that you are OK and could ride with us further!

Last thing:  Although I ride a KTM, that GSA is as strong as a horse!  After all the rolls, the damage was just cosmetic!  Not even the screen was broken, although both mirrors snapped off!
Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: Trailrider on July 23, 2007, 10:48:33 am
It is a scary spot that. It's close to the farm so you want to push on to get there. It's a sudden hard right through a gate with lots of loose pebbles on that corner. When I went through there I had to brake suddenly and the next thing I heard was very hard braking behind me. Suddenly both my mirrors were FULL of Orange. LGF was riding behind me and watching me instead of the road. Next thing I brake hard and he almost took both of us into the veld there. Luckily I could get out of the way in time.

It's also the same corner that caught young Andre and his CRF70 out - both times.
Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: Eisbein on July 23, 2007, 10:57:01 am
Some ramblings from my side.

Let me say the following before I go on with anything else:
If you ever see a thread on 'Planning a ride' with the word 'Attakwas' in it, just click 'reply' and say you'll go.

It is worth it.


Our trip started with riding to Caledon on Thursday night to spend the night at the Uilties' place.
We had the most amazing snoek I had in a long time. Canz and Betsie knows how to make people feel welcome.
Uiltjie I just want to say 'thank you' again for you guys' hospitality.
It was also cool to look around in the workshop with all those model aircraft spares lying around.

Then up and ready at 8 the next morning where Phillip joined us for morning coffee and off we went.
The road (and Tannie Karen) led us past Bredasdorp and out the side towards Malgas and the ferry.

The little town of Malgas really is beautiful as you turn the corner to start your decent towards the ferry.
The ferry in itself is very cool. The guys said that on a busy day in the summer season they can 'walk' the ferry across a 150 times ...

So it was out the other side towards Buffeljags. Trailrider isn't the only one that lives in a beautiful area. The Overberg is very green this time of year.
Had a nice breakfast at Buffeljags and then shot across past Suurbraak and Gysmanshoek. We took the roads that spat us out at the back of Riversdale. What a beautiful road that was. You have to do that route if you are in the area.

From Riversdale Uiltjie and Phillip went ahead as their 15:00 in George deadline was looming.
So we stopped off at Albertinia to have some biltong, and we headed out to our 1st George drinks Friday after which we parted ways to meet up at Honda wing the next morning.

That 1st 10 km on the gravel/mud/clay was officially the scariest s..t I've done two up on my bike.
We would be traveling at about 70/80 when all of a sudden you'll see the guys ahead start snaking about. You end up (at about 70) on a piece of clay (that's been cut into a thousand little furrows) with the bike doing what it wants. At one point I was looking to my left and saw Vicky overtaking me.
It was kinda strange as she was sitting on the back seat of my bike.

Surf was just ahead of us and there was this one time were he was sure (as we were) that he was going down. He was riding a little more towards the left edge of the road than we were and he started sliding (backwheel 1st) down the slope towards the edge.
The problem was that he was now sliding sideways towards a couple of mansized potholes on the side of the road. He hit one of them with his back wheel, just before his front went over some nasty bumps.
I've never seen a 1150 GSA snake and shake that violently under a rider (disregarding the fact that it was on mud) and not deposit the rider onto the side of the road.
I was already stressing as to how I'm going to be able to steer clear of where he's going to hit the deck when he just came out the other side. Upright.
Fist of victory in the air and 'Surf was still up' (a slightly modified Trailrider pun...).

A couple of close calls for ourselves later we ended up at the little bridge for our 1st stop.
 
I'm ashamed to admit that at this stage I was (for a little while anyway) thinking about bailing out.

I got mixed reports about what was still lying ahead. I (later) came to the conclusion that the worst was indeed behind us.
Just to put it into perspective, the bike, a full tank, our luggage and the two of us creates a footprint on the two wheels that is closer to 500kg's than what I would like to admit. Having that sliding about out of control on some snot and clay at 60 km/h isn't that much fun. I always joke and say that you don't steer a big GS with a pillion on - you send in requests...

So on we went onto some marvelous road (after getting petrol and brushing up on KTM picking up skills).
There was a couple of very cool steep ups and downs (that was still slippery at times), but the turns were so tight that I hardly let the bike go out of 1st and just let it run against compression.

At the quick lunch stop I was smiling broadly again, very glad that my 'Momentary lapse of reason' of earlier didn't let me end up to 'wish you were here' (10 points extra for spotting something extra in the prior sentence...)

There was a couple of close calls again, but it was slower and more controlled (all mud/clay related).
The only thing that still caught me unawares was 'normal looking' gravel that turned out to be a thin layer of dry dust on wet mud underneath, but like I said before, the road was twisty and technical enough to let you not go too fast.

Beautiful forestry, occasional stops for some general silliness and laughter and some very cool road later we came 'round a corner over a little hill to see the 1200GSA being driven from out of where he went off the road.
If I arrived with him still laying on the ground it would have been more scary, but seeing him drive his bike out of there made me only realize the seriousness a little later.

His bike rolled over sideways and the topbox stayed on. Looking at the bike there probably would have been lots of damage (money wise), but truth be told that that GSA is well built (and so is Gavin!).
Like Uiltjie and Topbox said, I don't even want to start thinking about what could have happened if the GSA rolled over him, or if it happened at one of the high pass turns (next to some serious steep heights)

So then we settled in at the camp site.

The next day was marvelous! No mud and lots of ups and downs, climbing through some dry river rockery, amazing scenery. All and all a very enjoyable route.

We went from leaving the pack through Herbersdale and then on to Riversdale and then N2/Swellendam/Ashton/Worcester and home...

In closing I just want to say thank you for all that was there.
Every single person that was there is someone that I not only enjoyed riding with, but also enjoyed getting silly (and more philosophical at times) with around the fireplace and a couple of drinks.

You guys rock.

Thanks one and all for making it a ride that I will remember for a hellova long time.

Thanks also for not making it feel like a problem for being slower due to being two up and falling behind a little here and there...

Thanks TR for organising it all.

Bonniedale and Attakwas officially also gets my vote for a 'Western Cape Wilddogs bash' venue, should there ever be one.

Eisbein oor en uit ...

Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: topbox on July 23, 2007, 11:05:29 am
Gysmanshoek was stunning, to follow on from Eisbein.
I was following Surf when he did a jump over a drainage furrow. He landed slightly sideways and kept it up. I am hooting and giving him the thumbs up, going whoohoo in my helmet. Now he's having fun !

Only at the top i find none of that was supposed to happen and it was near off.  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: surf on July 23, 2007, 12:38:46 pm
Gysmanshoek was stunning, to follow on from Eisbein.
I was following Surf when he did a jump over a drainage furrow. He landed slightly sideways and kept it up. I am hooting and giving him the thumbs up, going whoohoo in my helmet. Now he's having fun !

Only at the top i find none of that was supposed to happen and it was near off.  ;D ;D

Fark, that was close, so was the one in front of Eisbein on the clay. I swear, I tasted the mud in my mouth :-\ :-\, but I tapped myself on the back and said, pheeewww, what a save ;)

Thanx ouens en Vicky, must have been one of the best weekends ever, or in my case, dayandahalf...

"WIE,EK..."
Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: CTD on July 23, 2007, 12:40:40 pm
Thanks to all who made the Attakwaskloof trip and especially to all you made it possible. I hope to have an opportunity to ride with all of you again.

Just to put the record straight, (we know that Kevin can‚??t ride but) it was me ‚??Gavin‚?Ě who come off the GSA. I would just like to thank all of you who helped and supported me. Uiltjie thanks for all you did for me.

I know that I have not introduced myself to this forum as yet so here goes:
I called myself BMWCTD. This stands for BMW Crash Test Dummy. I have done things with this bike that even surprised the manufacturers and insurers it is so bad that they do not want me to participate in the BM challenge. I have fallen so many times that BM is using my medical records and insurants forms to inherence rider safety and bike durability. Garmen have refused to use my Tracking records.

Anyway thanks to all of you who made me feel so welcome.


 >:D ;D
Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: letsgofishing on July 23, 2007, 12:46:33 pm
When I went through there I had to brake suddenly and the next thing I heard was very hard braking behind me. Suddenly both my mirrors were FULL of Orange. LGF was riding behind me and watching me instead of the road. Next thing I brake hard and he almost took both of us into the veld there. Luckily I could get out of the way in time.

Well you kept on saying how a lightweight 200cc scrambler with knobbies was just PERFECT for the conditions - I was just keeping you on your toes >:D
Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: letsgofishing on July 23, 2007, 01:17:15 pm
Thanks to TR and all the other wildddogs who made this such a superb weekend! Don't be put off too much by the slipping, sliding and marbles mentioned in the other posts - if Eis and Mrs Bein can do it fully loaded (with gear, not alcohol!) - I reckon anyone can. Respect to you Eisbein.  Thought I'd post a few pics on the weekend as seen from my perspective.

 (http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n287/letsgofishing2/river3.jpg)
One of the rivers along the way

(http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n287/letsgofishing2/log_bw.jpg)
Other side of the same river crossing

(http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n287/letsgofishing2/tree1.jpg)

(http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n287/letsgofishing2/uiltjie2.jpg)
I got this jacket for free with the bike, but the other ou's arms were a little longer!

(http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n287/letsgofishing2/knobbies.jpg)
I thought knoblies were meant to STOP this from happening!

(http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n287/letsgofishing2/dozer.jpg)
Remains of an old bulldozer in the veld

(http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n287/letsgofishing2/heading_home3.jpg)
Heading home

Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: Eisbein on July 23, 2007, 03:34:57 pm
if Eis and Mrs Bein can do it fully loaded (with gear, not alcohol!) - I reckon anyone can. Respect to you Eisbein.  Thought I'd post a few pics on the weekend as seen from my perspective.


Thanks for the kind words !  I love being able to share this with Vicky. I don't know if it is good or stupid (I am leaning towards the latter) but I just look ahead, try and see where I need to go and go for it...

It seems that thus far that strategy have kept us upright and out of trouble ...


Btw - very cool photos.

This was my cellphone camera coming in handy when you took photos at the bridge:
(http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t97/wihans/mike_lgf.jpg)

It seems that you and Vicky were looking at some of the same stuff ...

Her take on the same place at the river:
(http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t97/wihans/river_bridge-1.jpg)

The bulldozer:
(http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t97/wihans/bulldozer.jpg)

The wall close by:
(http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t97/wihans/wall.jpg)

This was at Uiltjie's farm:
(http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t97/wihans/uiltjiefarm.jpg)


:D ;D


Btw - I downloaded my cellphone photos today and this was on the way to Malgas:
(http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t97/wihans/Malgas.jpg)



Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: Captain Zef on July 23, 2007, 03:57:18 pm
Die trip lyk baie lekker.....  ;D

Stadig oor die klippe manne....  ;D

Ek sien ek is darem nie die enigste een wat my bike drop nie....  ;)
Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: topbox on July 23, 2007, 04:02:54 pm
Thanks to all who made the Attakwaskloof trip and especially to all you made it possible. I hope to have an opportunity to ride with all of you again.

Just to put the record straight, (we know that Kevin can‚??t ride but) it was me ‚??Gavin‚?Ě who come off the GSA. I would just like to thank all of you who helped and supported me. Uiltjie thanks for all you did for me.

I know that I have not introduced myself to this forum as yet so here goes:
I called myself BMWCTD. This stands for BMW Crash Test Dummy. I have done things with this bike that even surprised the manufacturers and insurers it is so bad that they do not want me to participate in the BM challenge. I have fallen so many times that BM is using my medical records and insurants forms to inherence rider safety and bike durability. Garmen have refused to use my Tracking records.

Anyway thanks to all of you who made me feel so welcome.


 >:D ;D
Gavin, just glad you are ok. that was quite something
Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: GS-holic on July 23, 2007, 04:29:47 pm
In response to BMWCTD tendency, herewith a pic of the nice side of his bike - spot the duct tape holding the spotlight.
Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: Trailrider on July 23, 2007, 04:55:22 pm

This was my cellphone camera coming in handy when you took photos at the bridge:
(http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t97/wihans/mike_lgf.jpg)


So there were people photographing people photographing people?

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20reports/Attakwas%20Kloof%20072007/P7210064.jpg)
Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: Eisbein on July 23, 2007, 04:59:29 pm
Grapgat !

There always are ...

Taken on our 'Hel Trip':

(http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t97/wihans/tr_photo_photo.jpg)
Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: topbox on July 23, 2007, 05:54:13 pm
(http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u98/topbox/trips/CIMG6617.jpg)

(http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u98/topbox/trips/CIMG6618.jpg)
Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: Trailrider on July 23, 2007, 06:03:16 pm
Strike a pose!  ;D
Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: letsgofishing on July 23, 2007, 06:08:36 pm
Strike a pose!  ;D
:laughing4:
Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: letsgofishing on July 23, 2007, 06:12:07 pm
Quote
I don't know if it is good or stupid (I am leaning towards the latter) but I just look ahead, try and see where I need to go and go for it...

It seems that thus far that strategy have kept us upright and out of trouble ...


I thought that's what we all did! ;D
Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: Eisbein on July 23, 2007, 06:38:23 pm
Quote
I don't know if it is good or stupid (I am leaning towards the latter) but I just look ahead, try and see where I need to go and go for it...

It seems that thus far that strategy have kept us upright and out of trouble ...


I thought that's what we all did! ;D

 ;D ;D
Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: Red on July 23, 2007, 06:47:41 pm
Wow.  Wow.  Wow.

Nice trip and STUNNING photos.  It makes me feel like a total newbie.

Glad everyone is OK.  That bike is really a toughy.
Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: Eisbein on July 23, 2007, 06:55:49 pm
Wow.  Wow.  Wow.

Nice trip and STUNNING photos.  It makes me feel like a total newbie.

...
You did it didn't you ?!

:)

The fact that I have a little 'marble riding' experience and is comfortable with that type of road doesn't cause me to not understand how someone can have sweaty palms about it...

The important thing isn't that you had a hard time, but that you went on and did it.

After all:
One man's marbles is another one's sand ...

Ask Trailrider how many women that he knows did that road. I'm pretty sure he'll be able to count them on one hand (present company included).

:thumbsup:

Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: Trailrider on July 23, 2007, 07:02:36 pm

Ask Trailrider how many women that he knows did that road. I'm pretty sure he'll be able to count them on one hand (present company included).

:thumbsup:



On her own bike? I know about one...  ;) ;D A spunky chick at that!



You did it didn't you ?!

:)

The fact that I have a little 'marble riding' experience and is comfortable with that type of road doesn't cause me to not understand how someone can have sweaty palms about it...

The important thing isn't that you had a hard time, but that you went on and did it.

After all:
One man's marbles is another one's sand ...


... is another man's water pipe...  :-\
Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: Eisbein on July 23, 2007, 07:08:53 pm


...

After all:
One man's marbles is another one's sand ...


... is another man's water pipe...  :-\


Bwahahahahahahaha !

Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: Uiltjie on July 23, 2007, 07:12:58 pm
Eisbein - I'll take the 10 points!

PINK FLOYD - WISH YOU WERE HERE!
Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: Uiltjie on July 23, 2007, 07:17:17 pm


(http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u98/topbox/trips/CIMG6618.jpg)

That looks like my bum crack!  Its actually my belt, but very close to a bum crack!
Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: Trailrider on July 23, 2007, 07:19:34 pm
Does he protest to much?  ;) ;D

Looks like the Gysman Shuffle  ;D
Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: Eisbein on July 23, 2007, 07:22:24 pm
Ek het ook 'n 'double take' gedoen oor daardie belt...

'shhhh' moenie daardie woorde so hard gebruik nie - jy mag dalk die local 'plumber alert polisie' in die vorm van Surf wakker maak ...


Terloops - jy kry net 7 punte - Jy't die ''Momentary lapse of reason'' een gemis ...

:D ;D

Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: Uiltjie on July 23, 2007, 07:26:48 pm
Ek het ook 'n 'double take' gedoen oor daardie belt...

'shhhh' moenie daardie woorde so hard gebruik nie - jy mag dalk die local 'plumber alert polisie' in die vorm van Surf wakker maak ...


Terloops - jy kry net 7 punte - Jy't die ''Momentary lapse of reason'' een gemis ...

:D ;D

Ek het, sorry!  Het dit dadelik opgetel, maar vergeet na al die lang lees....8 punte?


Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: Eisbein on July 23, 2007, 07:28:15 pm
Ek het ook 'n 'double take' gedoen oor daardie belt...

'shhhh' moenie daardie woorde so hard gebruik nie - jy mag dalk die local 'plumber alert polisie' in die vorm van Surf wakker maak ...


Terloops - jy kry net 7 punte - Jy't die ''Momentary lapse of reason'' een gemis ...

:D ;D




Ek het, sorry!  Het dit dadelik opgetel, maar vergeet na al die lang lees....8 punte?

Aag ok - maar net omdat jy nice is ...

:D
Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: Uiltjie on July 23, 2007, 07:32:08 pm


(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20reports/Attakwas%20Kloof%20072007/P7220148.jpg)




Kyk hoe vrolik en opgewek lyk ene Surf na Sir Richelieu die vorige aand! 8)

We haven't had that spirit here since 1969......Eisbein, 10 punte?
Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: Trailrider on July 23, 2007, 07:33:06 pm
Ek weet ek weet!
Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: Uiltjie on July 23, 2007, 07:34:39 pm
Ek weet ek weet!

WIE? JY?

HAHAHAHA!
Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: Eisbein on July 23, 2007, 07:34:57 pm
On a dark desert highway ?

Cool wind in my hair ?

Nie 'n clue nie ...

:P ;D

Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: Eisbein on July 23, 2007, 07:35:20 pm
Ek weet ek weet!

WIE? JY?

HAHAHAHA!


Bwhahahahahahahaaaaaa !

Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: Trailrider on July 23, 2007, 07:36:41 pm
Ek weet ek weet!

WIE? JY?

HAHAHAHA!

Nee wat ou pappa...

Moenie dink die manne agter hierdie pale is by die huis nie!!!
Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: Uiltjie on July 23, 2007, 07:38:06 pm
On a dark desert highway ?

Cool wind in my hair ?

Nie 'n clue nie ...

:P ;D



....and the voices were calling from far away...welcome to the Hotel Bonniedale!
Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: Eisbein on July 23, 2007, 07:38:35 pm
Iets soos 'The Byrds' ?

ummmmm

Counting Crows ?

Dixie Chicks ?


ummmm


wag, wag....



The Eagles !



Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: Uiltjie on July 23, 2007, 07:41:33 pm
Ons hijack nou 'n pragtige report, maar, laaste een......

What were the Yardbirds called after guitarist Eric Clapton left them in 1967?

100 punte!
Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: Eisbein on July 23, 2007, 07:46:23 pm
Ek het gekroek en op Google gaan kyk ...

Wow !

Ek het nie geweet dat Jimmy Page en Eric Clapton saam gespeel het nie ...

Wow ...



Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: Uiltjie on July 23, 2007, 08:09:39 pm
Ek het gekroek en op Google gaan kyk ...

Wow !

Ek het nie geweet dat Jimmy Page en Eric Clapton saam gespeel het nie ...

Wow ...





O! Ja!  Ek het nogal gewonder of jy sou kroek...... ;D

Interresant, Eric was gatvol dat die Yardbirds se musiek te commercial raak, en waarsku hulle met sy vertrek:  "You will fall like a lead Zeppelin".  Vandaar Led Zep! Knock Knock Knocking....
Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: buzzlightyear on July 23, 2007, 08:32:42 pm
Thanks for sharing guys. 8) Bonniedale was my first trip on my bike, did it last year March. Luckily it was not as wet then! ;D

I second the nomination for a Cape WD bash! or is that third or fourth already ??? ::)
Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: growweblaar on July 23, 2007, 10:11:33 pm
Very nice trip :). Glad you all made it back safely.

Have bookmarked Attakwas for future reference...
Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: Uiltjie on July 23, 2007, 11:13:49 pm
Thanks to all who made the Attakwaskloof trip and especially to all you made it possible. I hope to have an opportunity to ride with all of you again.

Just to put the record straight, (we know that Kevin can‚??t ride but) it was me ‚??Gavin‚?Ě who come off the GSA. I would just like to thank all of you who helped and supported me. Uiltjie thanks for all you did for me.

I know that I have not introduced myself to this forum as yet so here goes:
I called myself BMWCTD. This stands for BMW Crash Test Dummy. I have done things with this bike that even surprised the manufacturers and insurers it is so bad that they do not want me to participate in the BM challenge. I have fallen so many times that BM is using my medical records and insurants forms to inherence rider safety and bike durability. Garmen have refused to use my Tracking records.

Anyway thanks to all of you who made me feel so welcome.


 >:D ;D

Gavin, I thought I was the only one getting your name wrong, seems I was the only one getting it right!

It was a great pleasure helping you!  I only did what everyone would have done, and I am sure you would have done the same for me.

Don't be so hard on yourself, Crash Test Dummy!  I rode many miles behind you, there's nothing wrong with your style or ability.  Technology let you down this time, they will sort that ABS out for you.

I will ride with you any day again, it was also a previledge meeting you.

Hope we see each other again soon!
Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: surf on July 24, 2007, 10:04:56 am


(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20reports/Attakwas%20Kloof%20072007/P7220148.jpg)




Kyk hoe vrolik en opgewek lyk ene Surf na Sir Richelieu die vorige aand! 8)

Sjoe, en ek het regtig OK gevoel, ek het nou besluit om net naweke te drink, en o ja, weeks aande ;D
Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: surf on July 24, 2007, 10:22:05 am


Not one of my finer moments... but it makes for a cool avatar  ;D





TR, kyk waar is die linkerspieeltjie op die pic waar jy die bike optel......lyk my hy help iets optel.... ;D ;D

Geen wonder hy was so swaar nie...  ;D

Net nog n Angle ;D ;D ;D

(http://img503.imageshack.us/img503/8250/tromgs6.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Shot with K750i (http://profile.imageshack.us/camerabuy.php?model=K750i&make=Sony+Ericsson) at 2007-07-24

Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: Eisbein on July 24, 2007, 10:34:52 am
Excellent !

Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: surf on July 24, 2007, 10:38:14 am
Did Topbox say his seat was comfortable ???

Not if he got on the bike when it looked like this, yip it was chilly ;D

(http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/9873/topboxsekoueseatgp5.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Shot at 2007-07-24
Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: Eisbein on July 24, 2007, 10:44:58 am
The cool thing about his bike (having a kick starter) was that even that morning he 'skopped' it twice and it was purring...

He's got this routine of starting that beast - if I can remember it goes something like:
1 - step on the kick starter 'till it gives you resistance
2 - pull in the decompression lever and push the 'starter down one 'notch'
3 - Let go of the decompression lever and give it a solid (followed through) kick.
4 - Feel it purrs under you...
5 - drive off with either the back snaking or the front coming up, grinning widely inside your helmet...

It works every time.

Topbox, do I have it right  ? Am I ready for a XR myself ?

W
Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: Eisbein on July 24, 2007, 10:57:53 am
Terloops Surf - laat kom daai fotos man !

Daai 750i is glad nie sleg vir 'n 'inride' kamera nie...

Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: Trailrider on July 24, 2007, 11:01:56 am


Not one of my finer moments... but it makes for a cool avatar  ;D





TR, kyk waar is die linkerspieeltjie op die pic waar jy die bike optel......lyk my hy help iets optel.... ;D ;D

Geen wonder hy was so swaar nie...  ;D

Net nog n Angle ;D ;D ;D

(http://img503.imageshack.us/img503/8250/tromgs6.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Shot with K750i (http://profile.imageshack.us/camerabuy.php?model=K750i&make=Sony+Ericsson) at 2007-07-24



Dankie SURF

Die goeie fotografiese bewys van die #%$^&@# Pyp!
Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: surf on July 24, 2007, 11:05:09 am
Some of us had a very long saterday, this foto I took at Riviersonderend, just after 07H00 on my way to George, from Cape Town, o ja, and it was pissing down.

(http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/7496/riviersonderendfo2.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Shot with K750i (http://profile.imageshack.us/camerabuy.php?model=K750i&make=Sony+Ericsson) at 2007-07-24

Uiltjie, mooi gepak :)

(http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/547/uiltiektmhs0.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Shot with K750i (http://profile.imageshack.us/camerabuy.php?model=K750i&make=Sony+Ericsson) at 2007-07-24


Gysmanshoek, nie net ons het na die stunning view gekyk nie, hier staar my babatjie na die view, nee Uiltjie, nie die blond wat die bakkie gery het nie....... :o

(http://img529.imageshack.us/img529/4966/kykhoesa4.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Shot at 2007-07-24
Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: topbox on July 24, 2007, 11:15:51 am
Eisbein, spot on.

This is the full technical as explained to me.
Push the kickstart till you feel resistance. This is when the piston rises to the top. Pull the decompression lever and push the kickstart another 5cm. So now the piston is still at the top but on the beginning of the downstroke. A long positive follow through kick will do it. It does not have to be hard. Dont be scared and dont dab at it. Just go for it. doof doof doof.

Eisbein, with the way you rode the GS 2up though snot. You are overqualified for an XR.
The bike is an absolute hoot. It's just begging for throttle. After watching Dust to Glory, i know i dont harness 5% of it's capabilities. This weekend just over 1300kms, not too uncomfortable.

Still I am still amazed at the reaction to it even though it was in the company of ADV's and the big KTM's.
Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: Eisbein on July 24, 2007, 11:35:28 am


Still I am still amazed at the reaction to it even though it was in the company of ADV's and the big KTM's.

Dude, that bike is a legend !
The XR was the 1st offroad bike that I noticed with envy EVER.

None of the guys that was with us the weekend are posers.

Uiltjie and LGF have KTM's because that's the bike they want to have for their needs, not because they want to prove something. Same goes for the GSA's. I ride a 1100GS because that's the only bike that I could afford at the time that have good two up capabilities on gravel. (And I like the jugs, what can I say ...)

And as Trailrider has shown more often than not, his bike is perfect for what he does. He could have gotten a Transalp if he wanted to (in fact if it was up to his wife he would have gotten one in April already ...)

Point is - your bike got the response it did because secretly all of us would love to have a bike that borders on 'motocross style' like yours, with all the power that comes along with a 650.

I can imagine that I'll be hooligan 95% of the time if I had a bike like yours. I did enjoy my side of the trip immensely, but there is just certain things that (even only one up) I would not want to do with the big GS. And if I do, there's still a difference between doing something and enjoying it, smiling in your helmet and doing something while going 'whooohooo' in your helmet grinning like the chesire cat ...


And when all is said and done, its about seeing the 'cool factor' in riding buddies' bikes instead of trying to find in what ways they are 'inferior'...

 
Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: Trailrider on July 24, 2007, 11:42:39 am

None of the guys that was with us the weekend are posers.


Well, I did pose for the photo after I fell...


And when all is said and done, its about seeing the 'cool factor' in riding buddies' bikes instead of trying to find in what ways they are 'inferior'...


+1 That's the attitude all should have!
Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: SirGravellot on July 24, 2007, 12:03:22 pm

And when all is said and done, its about seeing the 'cool factor' in riding buddies' bikes instead of trying to find in what ways they are 'inferior'...


Well said Maestro.

I know we all gave each other alotta stick about each others bikes, but it was all good poking humor with no malicius intent and IMO should be present during rides  ;) . It also shows how well we connected as a group this weekend. Nobody took anything personal or got angry about nothing - especially the 99hp "scooterbikes" that could've had a completely different type of ride on the dry and straight sections, but gave it up to travel "kuier - kuier" with the 12hp - "takeitallin-bikes".

I have respect for you guys for doing that - thanks. :thumright:
Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: Trailrider on July 24, 2007, 12:11:15 pm
This was the first ride I've been on where the group "clicked" that fast. It was a very nice ride indeed.  ;D
Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: Eisbein on July 24, 2007, 12:19:31 pm

I have respect for you guys for doing that - thanks. :thumright:

No need for that 'thanks' - I was there to enjoy it and that was what happened.

There was only one stretch on the way there (just before the t-junction to go onto Robertson pass and the Plaaswinkel) where we could have opened up taps.
We did 100km/h there and that was fine.

The whole rest of the trip I would have (imo) endangered myself and Vicky if I tried to go any faster than what we did.

Same goes for the trip out after the other CT guys left and before I split off as well.

Over Cloete's pass there never was a moment that I thought that I would want to go faster.
In fact I think I might have broken Mike the Sweeper's speed behind me more than once.

No - like I said before - I signed up for the same type of ride that I got.
I would have it no other way.


Edit:
This was the first ride I've been on where the group "clicked" that fast. It was a very nice ride indeed.  ;D

It was just a nice bunch of people.

Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: topbox on July 24, 2007, 12:24:30 pm
Trailriders bike has a sidestand on both sides.
In my mind it looked wrong when he used the right stand. The bike leans to the right and i'm thinking it's about to fall over.
But what a practical feature. Use both and you have a centre stand.
Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: Trailrider on July 24, 2007, 12:42:51 pm

I have respect for you guys for doing that - thanks. :thumright:

No need for that 'thanks' - I was there to enjoy it and that was what happened.


No - like I said before - I signed up for the same type of ride that I got.
I would have it no other way.


Some guys like riding fast and that's just fine. Some guys like to take it slower and that's fine too (the big bikes have the luxury of choosing). What you don't want is a mismatched group. That just frustrates everybody.

What I've learned since the first trip is that it's important to have everybody on the same page. If you're clear on the pace of the ride right from the start everybody knows what's going to happen and everybody that likes that sort of ride can enjoy it together.

Maybe the mods can put on a sticky in the planning a ride section that has guidelines / suggestions of what info you need to have in your planned ride thread.


Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: Kev on July 24, 2007, 02:50:00 pm
Fantastic report guys! :thumleft:
Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: Geoff on July 24, 2007, 04:39:35 pm
I Spent about an hour late last night putting some shots together ,after completing everything I checked out the preview when I noticed I had chosen postcard size .

F*&%9 slammed labtop closed and buggered of to bed .

Anyway some photo's I took .

On the way to Oudsthoorn via Oyster Bay and Palmietsvlei .
(http://img517.imageshack.us/img517/2065/attakwas00200sq4.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Shot with DSC-W5 (http://profile.imageshack.us/camerabuy.php?model=DSC-W5&make=SONY) at 2007-07-24

Kevin carried his bike cover all the way ,I did however notice that he only used it on the Friday night and not Sat night .I wonder why . :D
(http://img522.imageshack.us/img522/7632/attakwas01100rk0.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Shot with DSC-W5 (http://profile.imageshack.us/camerabuy.php?model=DSC-W5&make=SONY) at 2007-07-24

This was next to the place we filled up just before starting the last peace of dirt before we got to the Adventure Farm .TR what is this used for ,any idea ?
(http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/2958/attakwas02400iv6.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Shot with DSC-W5 (http://profile.imageshack.us/camerabuy.php?model=DSC-W5&make=SONY) at 2007-07-24

Just after entering the forest section .
(http://img76.imageshack.us/img76/4269/attakwas02600ya5.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
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At our accomodation for the night .All the bikes as the guys where offloading .
(http://img407.imageshack.us/img407/3023/attakwas03500mu0.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Shot with DSC-W5 (http://profile.imageshack.us/camerabuy.php?model=DSC-W5&make=SONY) at 2007-07-24

Uiltjie's love .Check out the profile Uiltjie .Less vleis Meneer and more stir fry . :)
(http://img504.imageshack.us/img504/931/attakwas03600aa5.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Shot with DSC-W5 (http://profile.imageshack.us/camerabuy.php?model=DSC-W5&make=SONY) at 2007-07-24

These are the one's I really like .The Sun morning ride through the Kloof .
(http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/5180/attakwas03700cf8.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Shot with DSC-W5 (http://profile.imageshack.us/camerabuy.php?model=DSC-W5&make=SONY) at 2007-07-24

(http://img355.imageshack.us/img355/6000/attakwas03800ip4.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
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(http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/8477/attakwas04400wa4.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
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(http://img509.imageshack.us/img509/7993/attakwas04600sh7.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Shot with DSC-W5 (http://profile.imageshack.us/camerabuy.php?model=DSC-W5&make=SONY) at 2007-07-24


Thanks for organising TR and to all those new faces I met great meeting you all .










Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: Geoff on July 24, 2007, 06:18:46 pm
Sorry everyone  I've loaded the original photo's and not the resized one's . :-[
Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: Trailrider on July 24, 2007, 06:32:15 pm
Some nice pics. Always interesting to see a trip through someone else's eyes.

No idea what that building is used for... sorry.
Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: BMWPE on July 24, 2007, 07:15:06 pm
Most enjoyable ride
great bunch of people  :)
some pics i took
Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: Uiltjie on July 24, 2007, 07:22:20 pm
No man Geoff!  Couldn't you have Photoshopped my profile a bit?  Jeeeezzzz! :o
Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: BMWPE on July 24, 2007, 07:27:26 pm
Some more pics of Bonniedale farm
Fantastic place
Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: Trailrider on July 24, 2007, 08:52:39 pm
Most enjoyable ride
great bunch of people  :)
some pics i took

(http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=8761.0;attach=1376;image)


Is that another angle as well?  ;)

I thought I had the only pic of this "incident"  ;D
Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: Trailrider on July 24, 2007, 08:53:41 pm
Some more pics of Bonniedale farm
Fantastic place

So we can count or your vote for Bonniedale as a WD Cape Bash destination too?
Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: letsgofishing on July 25, 2007, 08:19:18 am
Some more pics of Bonniedale farm
Fantastic place

So we can count or your vote for Bonniedale as a WD Cape Bash destination too?

Five sure!
Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: GS-holic on July 25, 2007, 08:27:08 am
9/11 on

Kevin,

How is the new scoot? (congratualtions, hope she'll provide you with unprecedented pleasures).  Is it worthwile to trade the GS on GSA cause I'm contemplating it for a very long time.

9/11 off

Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: CTD on July 25, 2007, 03:35:41 pm
Just a word of advice do not drop it Kev. I have just received my quote from BM for my weekend spill‚?¶‚?¶‚?¶. A small R 43000.00  :'( :'(
Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: BMWPE on July 25, 2007, 03:42:44 pm
got to drop some time

and can hopefully avoid spills
See you tonight
Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: Eisbein on July 25, 2007, 03:48:24 pm
Just a word of advice do not drop it Kev. I have just received my quote from BM for my weekend spill‚?¶‚?¶‚?¶. A small R 43000.00  :'( :'(


Sheeeeeez


I can already hear what Trailrider will say about this ...

Will BMW pay out though ?

Did they say anything about the ABS and what they think might have happened ?
Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: GS-holic on July 25, 2007, 03:53:32 pm
Just a word of advice do not drop it Kev. I have just received my quote from BM for my weekend spill‚?¶‚?¶‚?¶. A small R 43000.00  :'( :'(

FFS
Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: CTD on July 25, 2007, 03:56:00 pm
BM will payout I hope, it is best just to keep it simple, I was not paying attention‚?¶‚?¶.
Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: CTD on July 25, 2007, 03:57:01 pm
Kev, please bring the maps tonight.

Thanks
Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: GS-holic on July 25, 2007, 03:58:55 pm
Huh ??? are you guys planning another trip? or preparing for the tour de GSC
Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: Uiltjie on July 25, 2007, 04:00:57 pm
Just a word of advice do not drop it Kev. I have just received my quote from BM for my weekend spill‚?¶‚?¶‚?¶. A small R 43000.00  :'( :'(

EINA!
Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: BMWPE on July 25, 2007, 04:11:14 pm
CTD   Ok

Will bring maps for tour De France
Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: Eisbein on July 25, 2007, 04:15:14 pm
BM will payout I hope, it is best just to keep it simple, I was not paying attention‚?¶‚?¶.

Did it do the same thing again on our trip the rest of the weekend or since ?
If it was me I wouldn't have trusted the ABS again offroad without having it checked out...



Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: Trailrider on July 25, 2007, 04:39:34 pm
Just a word of advice do not drop it Kev. I have just received my quote from BM for my weekend spill‚?¶‚?¶‚?¶. A small R 43000.00  :'( :'(

Damn!  :o

What for? A screen and a spotlight? Sheeeeez.  >:(
Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: SirGravellot on July 25, 2007, 05:56:47 pm
Right - at alast I have some time to post one or two of my fav phodies for the weekend.

Here goes:

Clint - waiting for the others at Woeska
(http://www.22south.com/images/kleinkaroo/Attakwas_Trailride2.jpg)

Uiltjie - Woeska stop
(http://www.22south.com/images/kleinkaroo/Attakwas_Trailride3.jpg)

From Woeska back into Attakwaskloof
(http://www.22south.com/images/kleinkaroo/Attakwas_Trailride4.jpg)

Topbox - Woeska stop
(http://www.22south.com/images/kleinkaroo/Attakwas_Trailride5.jpg)

Photo of the gang - Woeska stop
(http://www.22south.com/images/kleinkaroo/Attakwas_Trailride6.jpg)


Magical place.....
Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: SirGravellot on July 25, 2007, 06:07:56 pm
BM will payout I hope, it is best just to keep it simple, I was not paying attention‚?¶‚?¶.

....If it was me I wouldn't have trusted the ABS again offroad without having it checked out...


+100000

...you lived to tell the tale this time... I would defo have it checked out if I were you.
Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: JourneyMan on July 25, 2007, 06:15:58 pm
Finally got time to read the whole thread. At least where it stand now. :mrgreen:

As always a great ride down there! Great pics and good times!

CTD. Eish man. Glad you are OK.

Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: Uiltjie on July 25, 2007, 11:09:54 pm
trailrider, hier is hulp met jou waterpyp fobie!


Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: Trailrider on July 26, 2007, 07:33:50 am
When he hit that tree at an angle I thought he was going down... Oh well, I have lots to learn. At least he saw the tree...  ;)
Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: letsgofishing on July 26, 2007, 08:58:28 am
Just a word of advice do not drop it Kev. I have just received my quote from BM for my weekend spill………. A small R 43000.00  :'( :'(

Mind if I ask how they arrived at that figure? Bloody hell....
Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: SirGravellot on July 26, 2007, 09:27:34 am
Sorry TR....

on the topic of videos..... I promised to put this one up of Trailriders wipe-out at Moordkuil. For those who don't recognise the spot - which you will probably never be able to do as it looks completely different now! It's basically the first "driffie" you come down to after  Bottlierskop Game reserve and just as you start climbing up to the beautiful Moordkuil viewpoint -

see pictures to refresh the grey matter:

(http://www.22south.com/images/garden/gametrail/moordkuil-uitkyk.JPG)
(http://www.22south.com/images/garden/gametrail/moordkuil-uitkyk1.JPG)


Now for the video ;D  ;D :

Trailrider's legendary doughnut - wipe-out
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WUr6IiKgG0 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WUr6IiKgG0)

Wooohooo.....  :o
Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: Trailrider on July 26, 2007, 09:57:14 am
You just had to, didn't you?  >:D ;D

Hey, I don't mind. At that very moment my wife won 10 gorillas.  ;D
Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: Uiltjie on July 26, 2007, 10:06:32 am
You just had to, didn't you?  >:D ;D

Hey, I don't mind. At that very moment my wife won 10 gorillas.  ;D

Of course he had to!  As jy jou will uitgee vir 'n toffie.......

As jy nie honderde kere verwys het na die groot bikes wat gaan val, en jy wat gaan lag en foto's neem nie, sou niks van hierdie gebeur het nie!

Sal jou leer om jou "Grootbek" te hou!   ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: topbox on July 26, 2007, 10:12:06 am
Hey TR you set that one up nicely.

Uiltjie, varkinhell you had to wait the whole weekend to get your own back
what a weekend............. if you didnt know, one would have thought we were all old school friends
Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: Trailrider on July 26, 2007, 10:13:35 am
Ek lag nog steeds vir groot bikes wat val, of enige bikes wat val, dis net dat die kleintjies nie so gereeld val nie...  ;)

I regularly set myself up.  ::) It's bound to happen to grootbekke...

We all laugh about everything in the end. As longs as we have a good time alls well that ends well...
Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: Uiltjie on July 26, 2007, 10:24:55 am
9/11 on

After TR posted the thing of the TopBike article, I asked my wife to buy me the copy.

Eagerly I opened page 100.....to see a f$%^#ing CTX 200!

But, I read a great article written by our own LuckyStriker, and a comment on a helmet supplied by our own Topbox!  Well done you guys!

9/11 off
Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: Trailrider on July 26, 2007, 10:30:38 am
And what a ride that CTX did. Adam is also on this forum (acjeske), so we have 3 forum members that contributed to that issue.

Oh, and have you read the CTX article? He also fell - twice. So much for small bikes not falling...
Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: Eisbein on July 26, 2007, 10:49:24 am
*snip*
what a weekend............. if you didnt know, one would have thought we were all old school friends

+100 :thumbsup:

What a weekend it was...

TR en Uiltjie, praat van grootbek - ek het Saterdag aand / sondag oggend begin wonder - Vir TR is 'n babelaas en laringites (sp?) seker baie naby aan dieselfde ding ?

:P ;D :D

Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: Trailrider on July 26, 2007, 11:00:20 am
WAT! WIE? VIR MY???

 ;D ;D ;D

Grapgat...
Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: SirGravellot on July 26, 2007, 11:03:12 am
*snip*
what a weekend............. if you didnt know, one would have thought we were all old school friends
+100 :thumbsup:
What a weekend it was...
TR en Uiltjie, praat van grootbek - ek het Saterdag aand / sondag oggend begin wonder - Vir TR is 'n babelaas en laringites (sp?) seker baie naby aan dieselfde ding ?
:P ;D :D

haaaaaaaaaahahahahahaha  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: Eisbein on July 26, 2007, 11:05:42 am
WAT! WIE? VIR MY???

 ;D ;D ;D

Grapgat...

NEE WAT OU PAPPA...

Bwahahahahahaha !
Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: letsgofishing on July 26, 2007, 02:07:40 pm
*snip*
what a weekend............. if you didnt know, one would have thought we were all old school friends

+100 :thumbsup:

What a weekend it was...


For me it was amazing how a bunch of people, from different backgrouns, of different ages, riding 125cc - 1200cc bikes, speaking different languages, had such a great weekend together. No look at me, my bikes better than yours and that sort of k%k - just people sharing a common interest in adventure biking and a love of the outdoors. Why can't everybody get along like this?
Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: Uiltjie on July 26, 2007, 06:53:31 pm
Yes Mike, you are quite right.  The answer is actually very simple...we had the best bikes...period!  So, there was not much to argue about!   ;D ;D ;D

No, seriously, it was a great weekend, and all you said is true.

Its just time that you come to the Cape so we can also do some riding around our beautiful part of the world as well!

I promise, no sand or mud!
Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: Eisbein on July 26, 2007, 09:13:57 pm
Yes Mike, you are quite right.  The answer is actually very simple...we had the best bikes...period!  So, there was not much to argue about!   ;D ;D ;D

No, seriously, it was a great weekend, and all you said is true.

Its just time that you come to the Cape so we can also do some riding around our beautiful part of the world as well!

I promise, no sand or mud!

I want to echo what's been said - people that have different tools used for the same purpose.

Very cool people.

Mike, you can take Uiltjie up on his offer - the Overberg has lots to offer and Uiltjie knows how to show you around.

W
Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: BMWPE on July 26, 2007, 09:35:32 pm

Its just time that you come to the Cape so we can also do some riding around our beautiful part of the world as well!

I promise, no sand or mud!

that sounds like an invite :) :)
set the ride up
We will come
Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: Eisbein on July 26, 2007, 10:26:48 pm
...
I promise, no sand or mud!

Vicky sê as jy pype ook uitsny mag TR dalk ook daar wees ...
:P

:D ;D

Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: Uiltjie on July 26, 2007, 10:36:42 pm

Its just time that you come to the Cape so we can also do some riding around our beautiful part of the world as well!

I promise, no sand or mud!

that sounds like an invite :) :)
set the ride up
We will come

Will do!
Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: letsgofishing on July 27, 2007, 07:33:22 am
Yes Mike, you are quite right.  The answer is actually very simple...we had the best bikes...period!  So, there was not much to argue about!   ;D ;D ;D

No, seriously, it was a great weekend, and all you said is true.

Its just time that you come to the Cape so we can also do some riding around our beautiful part of the world as well!

I promise, no sand or mud!

Thanks man - will definitely take you up on the offer mnd arrange a WD ride down you way.
Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: Trailrider on August 14, 2007, 01:27:00 pm
Gavin - How is your bike doing?
Title: Re: Attakwaskloof (Dial-ups beware!)
Post by: Uiltjie on August 14, 2007, 04:33:40 pm

Its just time that you come to the Cape so we can also do some riding around our beautiful part of the world as well!

I promise, no sand or mud!

that sounds like an invite :) :)
set the ride up
We will come

Here it is:  http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=9229.0