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Title: 2012 GELUKSBURG ANNUAL RUN
Post by: SchalkL on February 19, 2012, 08:41:41 pm
Hi Guys, will start with the past weekends GELUKSBURG get together organised by Draadkar.
FANTASTIC weekend BEAUTIFUL venue GREAT people. Thanks Draadkar, ButchH and the rest of the family and friends for organising this!!!

MY CAMPSPOT

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SOME OTHER FRIENDS AND TENTS
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WE HIRED SOMEONE TO PICK UP AFTER US AND SHE SOMMER JOINED THE PARTY  :peepwall:
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SOME EARLY BIRDS AT THE FIRE
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PISTOL
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BIG RAY
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NEW MEMBER
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SOMEHOW WE NEVER MISSED ANY OF THESE
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THE RESULT OF STOPPING AT ALL THE SHEBEEN'S - SOME PEOPLY MUST ALWAYS SHOW OFF
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LAURIKA AND THE KNIGHT RIDER FROM GELUKSBURG
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NEXT FEW PICS OF US RETURNING TO CAMP AFTER SOME HEAVY LIFTING
BEAUTIFULL SCENERY
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OK THIS IS WHERE SHIT STARTED !!
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SEE WHAT I MEAN
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I WASN'T ALLOWED TO JOIN - STUFFED ME IN A TUNNEL TO TAKE PICTURES
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I CAME OUT AFTER SMELLING THE BEER
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A LOT OF HAPPY PEOPLE IN THE FOLLOWING 2 PICS
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JUST BIKES - RIDERS ARE ALL NAKED AND DRUNK
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AND THEN WE SAW THE STICK - WOW - THE STICK AT GELUKSBURG - MAN I WAS LUCKY
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AND THIS IS WHAT WAS PREPARED FOR SATURDAY NIGHT - NOT EVERYDAY THAT THE BAND ALSO DO THE SPIT
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THESE GUYS DON'T PLAY AROUND - THAT POT WAS FULL OF PUTTUPAP - AND IT WAS FANTASTIC
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I JUST CANT EXPLAIN HOW GREAT THESE GUYS ARE - YOU WILL SEE THEM AT THE FREESTATE BASH - BE THERE!!
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ITS DONE!! ITS READY!! ITS DEADLY!!
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ENJOYING THE CALM AFTER THE STORM
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THE NEXT 2 PICTURE WAS DONE ON REQUEST FOR CARROTS - I HAD NO CONTROL OF THIS :pot:
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GREAT WEEKEND ENDING IN A LOT OF MUD AND WATER AS WE HEAD HOME
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Title: Re: 2012 GELUKSBURG ANNUAL RUN
Post by: BabyBeemer on February 19, 2012, 08:55:43 pm
Nice one.
Title: Re: 2012 GELUKSBURG ANNUAL RUN
Post by: laurika on February 19, 2012, 08:57:58 pm
Naaise fotokies Slakkie, ek sien jy het bietjie gesensor. Altyd goed. Ek hoop nie jy verwag dat ek myne van JOU so goed gaan sensor nie.... :pot: sal more pos...een ding weet ons...daai driepoot "impalor" stoeltjies kan net gebruik word as jy reeds a paar nattekies in het.
Title: Re: 2012 GELUKSBURG ANNUAL RUN
Post by: SchalkL on February 19, 2012, 09:00:26 pm
Naaise fotokies Slakkie, ek sien jy het bietjie gesensor. Altyd goed. Ek hoop nie jy verwag dat ek myne van JOU so goed gaan sensor nie.... :pot: sal more pos...een ding weet ons...daai driepoot "impalor" stoeltjies kan net gebruik word as jy reeds a paar nattekies in het.
Ek hou altyd iets in die gatsak vir later  >:D
Title: Re: 2012 GELUKSBURG ANNUAL RUN
Post by: Aluway on February 19, 2012, 09:09:01 pm
Genade Laurika, jy kannie brag van skinny dip nie, jy het dan klere aan?
Title: Re: 2012 GELUKSBURG ANNUAL RUN
Post by: laurika on February 19, 2012, 10:13:22 pm
Genade Laurika, jy kannie brag van skinny dip nie, jy het dan klere aan?
mmmm ;D nooit gese dis ekke wat skinnie nie...rowwe seuns daai!!!
Title: Re: 2012 GELUKSBURG ANNUAL RUN
Post by: GundaGunda on February 20, 2012, 06:28:50 am
Wow – This was a weekend! I had thought it would just be an easy cruise up, bit of camping, bit of karkpraat, easy cruise back, but weather and some fortuitous chance link-ups resulted in quite a lot more than I had planned for.

I met up with Ian(theTooth) at Camperdown, where the weather was just speckling our visors. “No Problem” I think. It’s going to clear up, so I don’t do the whole rain suit thing, but the weather got progressively wetter, until up Mooi River way we ended up in a thunderstorm as hectic as anything I have ever experienced.

A mega coffee and burger at the Estcourt Ultra City helped me cheer up a bit, but even though the last 75Km to G-Burg was dry, I was still wet when we got to the campsite to join the party.  

Laurika and Ian’s homes on the range.

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Roxenz and I set off to do a little trip up the berg. We waited quite a while for some of the other folk to get mobile, but there was so much confusion as to who was going where that we were scared Saturday would be Sunday before we hit the road. So we just headed up the Middledale pass alone.

At the top we saw Ian , OutThere and Sarah at the T-Junction. They had been up the “verlore valley” pass, and invited us to ride with them. Their plan was to have a look at Bezuidenhout’s pass and make a call. The verdict was “A river – No Chance”, so we all just headed back.

This was what we ended up doing – A really nice “cultural” trip, with great company and surprisingly great weather.

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Sarah looking down on KZN and the top of Bezuidenhout’s pass.

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The top of the Pass.

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From there to Retief’s rock at the Kerkenberg.  

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A very strange Human Erratic structure protruding from the silicified sandstone country rock.  

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From  there to visit the “Kaalvoet Vrou” monument. According to the plaques this lady, one of a number of Boer wives and daughters, protested against annexation of “Natalia” by the English.

“Rather bare foot back over the Drakensburg than under an English flag.” Don’t think the protest made much impact in the big scheme of things.  
 
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Magnificent view from the top of Retief’s pass.

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Map study group

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The Caterpillar and Catfish for a lekka lunch and a gentle tar/gravel cruise back to the lekkerist skaapbraai I have ever had.

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The trip home was a bit of fun with the mudmonster out to play, but no issue other than Ian’s minor boot-slip side stand incident.

Great weekend, and thanks so much to the organizers.

See you next year.

Title: Re: 2012 GELUKSBURG ANNUAL RUN
Post by: GundaGunda on February 20, 2012, 06:39:22 am
The track we took and waypoints of the stops for ref for next year.
Title: Re: 2012 GELUKSBURG ANNUAL RUN
Post by: Kerritz on February 20, 2012, 06:56:14 am
Julle moet lekker met my spot in my afwesigheid!!  :imaposer:

Lekker naweek....met Pistol naby......weet jy jy gaan sports he!!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: 2012 GELUKSBURG ANNUAL RUN
Post by: DPA on February 20, 2012, 08:15:42 am
Nou is ek eers jammer ek het dit gemis Slakkie !!!!
Title: Re: 2012 GELUKSBURG ANNUAL RUN
Post by: punisher on February 20, 2012, 08:39:10 am
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Title: Re: 2012 GELUKSBURG ANNUAL RUN
Post by: ButchH on February 20, 2012, 10:13:32 am
 :biggrin:
Title: Re: 2012 GELUKSBURG ANNUAL RUN
Post by: ButchH on February 20, 2012, 10:17:23 am
Genade Laurika, jy kannie brag van skinny dip nie, jy het dan klere aan?

Did you notice you cant see Laurika's hands in them photos :biggrin:
Title: Re: 2012 GELUKSBURG ANNUAL RUN
Post by: Cave Girl on February 20, 2012, 11:28:28 am
Lekker photo's nice reminder of a fantastic weekend!
Title: Re: 2012 GELUKSBURG ANNUAL RUN
Post by: laurika on February 20, 2012, 11:43:40 am
Thank you so much for a fantastic weekend, sadly no pics of Butch. My camera and phone were not charged so i could not take any more.

1: Friday: packed in ten minutes,solo-ed to Van Reenen, met some dogs, and rode into Geluksburg in a Shower from Hell
my clothes remained wet for the rest of the weekend
2: Friday night, a band, Fantastic braaipack, and a honesty bar, Meg and Benson (the dogs of Draadkar) loving everyone, we went to bed quite late
3: Saturday morning, coffee and everyone scattered for rides. I went to Bergville with Butch and Draadkar, to fetch the sheep
and took a drive out to the shebeen 7km up the Middelpas to meet some Dogs and the Shebeen owner, ice cold beer.
4: had a great swim in the mountain stream, and made friends with the shebeen owner, who offers us a skaap on the spit, next time we come there : he also tried Pistols Helmet on about 30 times....lekker :thumleft:
5: Sat night at camp. more fantastic music, Die skaap was ongoddelik heerlik, Thanks Rick (he will also do it again at the Freestate bash_ at his Backpackers _ and the music (his band) will also be there again.
6: rainstorms, Yodeling locals, jong latte from PTA loved the yodeling ( i thought one was going to throw some wet underware)
7: Prizegiving : very generously donated by Draadkar (as was the stickers) 4 X slime compressors (thank you so much)
8: was forced to go to bed, as everything was wet...even the skaap
9: Early morning departure, with BigRay and Pistol, the roads out we thought would be a disaster and slimey, it turned out to be quite doable, and infact, loads of fun. Went home via Villiers and Cornelia (road in great condition) with the obligatory shebeen stops along the way.
10: thanks to all the lads that take such good care of us Biker ladies: even when its not necessary, always such grand gentlemen. thanks to all the pillions and wives of co dogs. so wonderful to meet you all

11: lastly : thank you to Butch and Draadkar: generous of spirit, adventurous and bloody nice people. best fun ever!
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Title: Re: 2012 GELUKSBURG ANNUAL RUN
Post by: laurika on February 20, 2012, 12:08:12 pm
two more things. The picture of the Slime compressor, and a pic of the doringdraad that i pulled from my tent as i was unpacking it last night.....whoowhoo....

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Title: Re: 2012 GELUKSBURG ANNUAL RUN
Post by: ButchH on February 20, 2012, 12:15:34 pm
You guys are all Legends and what a group to kick off something we would like to become an institution. All who attended You Rock :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:
Title: Re: 2012 GELUKSBURG ANNUAL RUN
Post by: laurika on February 20, 2012, 12:27:33 pm
whaaaaaa, ek het die ene vergeet, jammer

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Title: Re: 2012 GELUKSBURG ANNUAL RUN
Post by: GundaGunda on February 20, 2012, 12:37:58 pm
Yup - That road has potholes.

I was expecting to see Pistol skinny dipping in some of the water-filled ones, and that would not have been a pretty sight.

Title: Re: 2012 GELUKSBURG ANNUAL RUN
Post by: Vlekkie on February 20, 2012, 12:44:26 pm
Thanx vir die oulike montage Laurika!!  Naweek was erg lekker en verseker een van die mooiste dele in ons land!  Jacques thx vir als - jy rock!  Ek sal die paar foties wat ek het bietjie later post..
Title: Re: 2012 GELUKSBURG ANNUAL RUN
Post by: SchalkL on February 20, 2012, 07:50:40 pm
Nice kiekies Laurika. Hoop jy het die draad in jou tent versigting hanteer, ek dink dit kom uit die longdrop?  ::)
Title: Re: 2012 GELUKSBURG ANNUAL RUN
Post by: laurika on February 21, 2012, 12:02:59 am
Nice kiekies Laurika. Hoop jy het die draad in jou tent versigting hanteer, ek dink dit kom uit die longdrop?  ::)
nope< wie weet hoe lank die ding al in my tent steek.. :imaposer: het ons al genoem hoe pragtig die longdrops gemaak is? baie netjies....ButchH het dit self geinstalleer....en die parafien stort was nogal fun....
Title: Re: 2012 GELUKSBURG ANNUAL RUN
Post by: GundaGunda on February 21, 2012, 09:44:12 am
Draad; Tent; Steek. ? 'n draad wat steek in die tent?

I admit, coming from the last outpost of the British Empire, that my Afrikaans is poor, but I am getting strange visions here  ::)   
Title: Re: 2012 GELUKSBURG ANNUAL RUN
Post by: ktmmer on February 21, 2012, 10:08:03 am
Ek hoop nie die draad het van die draadkar afgeval nie !!!!  :laughing4:

Title: Re: 2012 GELUKSBURG ANNUAL RUN
Post by: Draad on February 21, 2012, 11:45:09 am
Ek's nie kort van draad nie  :biggrin:
Title: Re: 2012 GELUKSBURG ANNUAL RUN
Post by: ButchH on February 21, 2012, 11:52:13 am
Some roandom pic (Thanks Draadkar) as you can see I did not drink at all  :biggrin:
Title: Re: 2012 GELUKSBURG ANNUAL RUN
Post by: laurika on February 21, 2012, 12:30:43 pm
Ek's nie kort van draad nie  :biggrin:
julle moet nou ophou die "draak steek" met my...dit was n legitimate doringdraad....en dit confuss net vir Gunda... :imaposer: great pics Butch.....very nice sober one of u.....
Title: Re: 2012 GELUKSBURG ANNUAL RUN
Post by: GundaGunda on February 21, 2012, 12:36:01 pm
. . . .en dit confuss net vir Gunda.... . .

Okay. I think I gottit. Its "draad" in the "fencing and barbed wire" namespace and not in the "human anatomy and reproduction" namespace.

I am pleased I have this sorted.  ;D
Title: Re: 2012 GELUKSBURG ANNUAL RUN
Post by: roxenz on February 21, 2012, 05:04:26 pm
Since my photos were more about the riding, I've started to chuck them into a separate Ride Report: http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=91798.0

However, I'd like to thank all the great folks who made this such a fantastic weekend.  Draadkar and ButchH and Rick with their families for making it all happen. The venue was great, the facilities fine (who needs more than a nice open air shower and a freshly dug longdrop?  :biggrin: ), the booze lasted the whole weekend, the music was awesome and the sheep on the spit was the best I've ever had, by quite some margin!  We all truly appreciate everything you guys did!

Thanks CaveGirl for the bottle of wine and Ray for the headache.

Thanks to all the banter around the fire, always better than any stand-up.

Special thanks to Gunda for taking me riding on Saturday and to Outthere and BabyBeemer for showing me some picture perfect riding roads and some history I didn't even know existed! I gathered the impression that you guys are struggling to find roads which you haven't done yet.  That GS has travelled a lot! And you guys ride so well: two-up poetry in motion.  And BabyBeemer waves at the kids with BOTH hands!  :o

Thanks for all the laughs, it was epic!

PS. Thanks for the compressor, Draadkar!     :thumleft:

PPS. Sure I forgot some thanks, but I wasn't always there...    :biggrin:
Title: Re: 2012 GELUKSBURG ANNUAL RUN
Post by: GundaGunda on February 21, 2012, 05:34:45 pm

. . . .
Special thanks to Gunda for taking me riding on Saturday and to Outthere and BabyBeemer IanTheTooth for showing me some picture perfect riding roads and some history I didn't even know existed! I gathered the impression that you guys are struggling to find roads which you haven't done yet.  That GS has travelled a lot! And you guys ride so well: two-up poetry in motion.  And BabyBeemer IanTheTooth waves at the kids with BOTH hands!  :o

. . . . .

Thanks for coming along - The way the other folks at the camp were faffing about getting ready to ride, had you not said, "let's go" we would have had no ride  ;D
Title: Re: 2012 GELUKSBURG ANNUAL RUN
Post by: Draad on February 21, 2012, 07:42:10 pm
Reading your ride report makes me understand why we want people like you coming to bashes and weekends ....Well done on the report and I have just decided we will do the Geluksburg bash annually ( Hey ButcH )
Title: Re: 2012 GELUKSBURG ANNUAL RUN
Post by: ButchH on February 21, 2012, 07:49:01 pm
Reading your ride report makes me understand why we want people like you coming to bashes and weekends ....Well done on the report and I have just decided we will do the Geluksburg bash annually ( Hey ButcH )

Net So  :thumleft:
Title: Re: 2012 GELUKSBURG ANNUAL RUN
Post by: Rooies on February 21, 2012, 09:19:51 pm
Looks great Dogs, pity I missed it!
Some of the most enjoyable/scenic riding I've done was in that them hills.  Did anyone do Bezuidenhoutspass?
Title: Re: 2012 GELUKSBURG ANNUAL RUN
Post by: Pebbles on February 21, 2012, 09:45:07 pm
Most of my pics are of the ride there and home, but remembered this one that I took within the first 10 minutes of arriving :)

Title: Re: 2012 GELUKSBURG ANNUAL RUN
Post by: Outthere on February 21, 2012, 09:53:45 pm
Thanks all for a great weekend

Very glad we made it that violin was out of this world and that was before the few brandys I drank
on Friday night .

We rode up on Friday Altering our route around the huge thunderstorms near ladysmith
and was very glad to be able to take Sarah up the old van reneens railway road but not so happy to find this road is now a perfectly graded district road. ad took us 10 to 15 min form bottom to top
on the way up we meet OF which he says stands for Old Fart coming home from jhb .

So filled up at the top of van reneens came down on N3 and turned right at that Biltong shop at the bottom.

Took the sand river valley road then right to geluksberg.

Thanks ButchH for allowing us to drop our bags with you for a safe trip up from PMB.

Collected our bags and sorry to say but booked it at the local B&b.

Had a great chop and dop bed by 12 for a 8.30 start the next day.

We were joined by Ian the tooth the next morning and rode to the top of Middledale pass via
Sandspruit pass nice graded road all but one section which only a 4x4 will make it up strange as
mapsource has it marked as district road .

Near the top of sandspruit pass there was a road to the right which we explored and took us right down into the valley where this old bridge was.
Fairly steep climb out again but all good as road had recently been graded.

Sandspruit pass meets middledale pass about half way up and we meet GG and roxen at the top of Middledale.

Where we turned left rode for about two KM then left again on a Short cut to Bezidenhouts Pass
Stoped at the top of Bezudenhouts pass and took a look down and around the first corner
Shock and horror not much left wouldn't like to see the rest apparently they have had plenty rain there last time I road down there was November last year Two up it was not to bad but I wont be back there till I here they've done some work on it Pity One of the enjoyable passes may not be anymore Need to warn Quads for Quads as I'm sure they Normally use that one too.

Then on to Retief rock and Karlfoot lady and Top of olifanthoek pass for lunch.

Down to bergville and home to Gelucksberg for skaap braai. Mooi .

Rained quite a bit Saturday night but only after supper so all was good .

Sunday was a little slippery on the way out of town but were able to get through
to the R103 back to Mooiriver where we went to Cragie burn Dam for lunch break and then down karlkloof road and home in Howick.

Very sorry so long ago I did a proper ride report need to learn how to use Photo bucket again so just going to post pics here.




Title: Re: 2012 GELUKSBURG ANNUAL RUN
Post by: Outthere on February 21, 2012, 10:04:33 pm
Some more
Title: Re: 2012 GELUKSBURG ANNUAL RUN
Post by: laurika on February 21, 2012, 10:07:20 pm
Where was the pic of the rocky road going thru the gate taken?
Title: Re: 2012 GELUKSBURG ANNUAL RUN
Post by: Outthere on February 21, 2012, 10:46:39 pm
0285   Bottom of sandspruit valley see old bridge on left
0309 looking up last part of bezuidenhouts pass  see wall at top of pic
just realised i dont even have photobucket on my pc anymore sad hey
Title: Re: 2012 GELUKSBURG ANNUAL RUN
Post by: roxenz on February 22, 2012, 09:07:50 am

. . . .
Special thanks to Gunda for taking me riding on Saturday and to Outthere and BabyBeemer IanTheTooth for showing me some picture perfect riding roads and some history I didn't even know existed! I gathered the impression that you guys are struggling to find roads which you haven't done yet.  That GS has travelled a lot! And you guys ride so well: two-up poetry in motion.  And BabyBeemer IanTheTooth waves at the kids with BOTH hands!  :o

. . . . .

Thanks for coming along - The way the other folks at the camp were faffing about getting ready to ride, had you not said, "let's go" we would have had no ride  ;D

Sorry for cocking up the names   :-\ : I meant Sarah, Outthere's most impressive pillion...  Anyway it was a magic day's riding.
Title: Re: 2012 GELUKSBURG ANNUAL RUN
Post by: GundaGunda on February 22, 2012, 09:14:25 am
. . . .

Sorry for cocking up the names   :-\ : I meant Sarah, Outthere's most impressive pillion...  Anyway it was a magic day's riding.

I understand - It's hard enough for me to remember one set of names, and with the WD forum you have TWO sets.

Add the early onset Alzheimer's that I sometimes think I have . . . . .  ::)

With Laurika it is simple . . . just one name, that is until I hear the okes calling somebody "Miss Helmet Hair" and I learn its Laurika.

eish
 
Title: Re: 2012 GELUKSBURG ANNUAL RUN
Post by: ButchH on February 22, 2012, 04:47:21 pm
 :biggrin:
Title: Re: 2012 GELUKSBURG ANNUAL RUN
Post by: roxenz on February 22, 2012, 06:29:49 pm
Stuff that nightmares are made of!   :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:
Title: Re: 2012 GELUKSBURG ANNUAL RUN
Post by: laurika on February 22, 2012, 06:39:52 pm
Stuff that nightmares are made of!   :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:
:imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer: hilarious....
Title: Re: 2012 GELUKSBURG ANNUAL RUN
Post by: IanTheTooth on February 23, 2012, 11:25:06 am
Great weekend thanks to Draadkar and nice to meet you all. This gps track is to add to Gunda Gunda's track log. It is the Sandspruit pass/verlore valley road and the track down to the suspension bridge into the lost valley which I did with Kevin & Sarah. Ian
Title: Re: 2012 GELUKSBURG ANNUAL RUN
Post by: GundaGunda on February 23, 2012, 11:31:04 am
Great weekend thanks to Draadkar and nice to meet you all. This gps track is to add to Gunda Gunda's track log. It is the Sandspruit pass/verlore valley road and the track down to the suspension bridge into the lost valley which I did with Kevin & Sarah. Ian

Thanks Ian - safely tucked in the library of tracks of the area.
Title: Re: 2012 GELUKSBURG ANNUAL RUN
Post by: Hondsekierie on February 23, 2012, 09:40:35 pm
Awesome people :thumleft:

Outthere, good to see you on the 1200 - wish u could show oubaas danie 2 stroke how it can be done :mwink:
Title: Re: 2012 GELUKSBURG ANNUAL RUN
Post by: Tweets on February 25, 2012, 07:18:21 pm
Oh, how sorry I am that I missed this one.  Will book it for next year, for sure.  Good to see all had great fun, amid the weather.
Title: Re: 2012 GELUKSBURG ANNUAL RUN
Post by: laurika on February 26, 2012, 12:51:28 am
 :pot:nah...we going to ride this one in fall again. And you will be there...really...I insist!
Title: Re: 2012 GELUKSBURG ANNUAL RUN
Post by: Draad on February 26, 2012, 07:55:20 pm
Laurika ...set the date !!! :thumleft:
Title: Re: 2012 GELUKSBURG ANNUAL RUN
Post by: laurika on February 27, 2012, 10:10:52 am
Will speak to a few friends..and let u know... :drif:
Title: Re: 2012 GELUKSBURG ANNUAL RUN
Post by: Hondsekierie on February 27, 2012, 07:43:30 pm
Isn't that young guy in the band from the band Rooibaard??  Think he stays in Petrus Steyn and can play like 7 different instruments??
Title: Re: 2012 GELUKSBURG ANNUAL RUN
Post by: Tweets on February 27, 2012, 09:10:54 pm
Ja. I should be around, and definately want to go. "Fall" is Mid -April , May , Mid -June"   Must look at this seriously.  What about combining it with the FS-Bash, or do you want to make it a dedicated run to G-Burg and back?
Title: Re: 2012 GELUKSBURG ANNUAL RUN
Post by: laurika on February 27, 2012, 09:22:23 pm
Ja. I should be around, and definately want to go. "Fall" is Mid -April , May , Mid -June"   Must look at this seriously.  What about combining it with the FS-Bash, or do you want to make it a dedicated run to G-Burg and back?
separate trip....maybe early june or mid april?
Title: Re: 2012 GELUKSBURG ANNUAL RUN
Post by: Draad on February 29, 2012, 09:46:55 am
I'm in !!!!!!! :ricky:
Title: Re: 2012 GELUKSBURG ANNUAL RUN
Post by: Draad on February 29, 2012, 10:10:16 am
I am planning to spend some time in Geluksburg as from the 27 April to the 6 of May.

Should anyone want to come and use my place .... feel free to do so.

It would actualy be nice if you guys come and join us...we can plan some great day trips from there !!!

We could move this back to Planning a trip again ...let me know
Title: Re: 2012 GELUKSBURG ANNUAL RUN
Post by: laurika on February 29, 2012, 10:12:03 am
I am planning to spend some time in Geluksburg as from the 27 April to the 6 of May.

Should anyone want to come and use my place .... feel free to do so.

It would actualy be nice if you guys come and join us...we can plan some great day trips from there !!!

We could move this back to Planning a trip again ...let me know
obviously i would be super keen...those dates also look good....Tweets?
Title: Re: 2012 GELUKSBURG ANNUAL RUN
Post by: Draad on February 29, 2012, 10:16:47 am
Braai nienfokweer n skaap nie....vat te lank en mens moet die heeltyd drink...maak mens se kop seer man !!!

Ma sal n hoener braai !!! Deal !!!
Title: Re: 2012 GELUKSBURG ANNUAL RUN
Post by: roxenz on February 29, 2012, 05:04:59 pm
I am planning to spend some time in Geluksburg as from the 27 April to the 6 of May.

Noted.  Remember the family and I are buying you and wife dinner that weekend just before you go.  You must tell me which is a good restaurant in Durbs area...

You still remember don't you?!!!!

PS. I've lost your cell number. SMS me so I'z ahave it.
Title: Re: 2012 GELUKSBURG ANNUAL RUN
Post by: Tweets on March 15, 2012, 06:37:47 pm
Laurika, look at what Draakar says. Those dates are actually over the long weekend. Just maybe, we can consider it. On the other hand, I have to very carefully consider my available $$$. The knocks I've taken in PE are worse than I thought., and wolves are knocking at my door  :'( Will take me longer to recover, but I Will.  ;D  Might just be a nice occassion for the girls to come a long too.  Again, the $$ is the deciding factor.  Workiing at it  :thumleft:
Title: Re: 2012 GELUKSBURG ANNUAL RUN
Post by: chicco on March 15, 2012, 06:45:29 pm
nice pics and report.....so when is the next one?
Title: Re: 2012 GELUKSBURG ANNUAL RUN
Post by: laurika on March 15, 2012, 06:55:15 pm
Laurika, look at what Draakar says. Those dates are actually over the long weekend. Just maybe, we can consider it. On the other hand, I have to very carefully consider my available $$$. The knocks I've taken in PE are worse than I thought., and wolves are knocking at my door  :'( Will take me longer to recover, but I Will.  ;D  Might just be a nice occassion for the girls to come a long too.  Again, the $$ is the deciding factor.  Workiing at it  :thumleft:
yes..I like those dates also...I would be in Tweets....
Title: Re: 2012 GELUKSBURG ANNUAL RUN
Post by: Tweets on March 18, 2012, 06:28:10 pm
We must look at the 27thApril to the 1st May. 
Title: Re: 2012 GELUKSBURG ANNUAL RUN
Post by: laurika on March 18, 2012, 06:41:20 pm
We must look at the 27thApril to the 1st May. 
sorted for me.