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CANOLA RUN - CALEDON 2016
« on: September 11, 2016, 05:13:15 pm »
Quote : Begin asb solank 'n ride report. Dit gaan 'n rukkie neem voordat ek al die fotograwe se foto's in die hande gaan kry.
 
Many thanks to the organizers of this awesome annual event and thanks to all the farmers for letting us ride on and through their farms.
 And last I herd , there was more than 200 Riders!






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Re: CANOLA RUN - CALEDON 2016
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2016, 05:21:48 pm »
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Re: CANOLA RUN - CALEDON 2016
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2016, 05:26:57 pm »
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Re: CANOLA RUN - CALEDON 2016
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2016, 06:36:07 pm »
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I will post some when my wife has finished processing her photo's.
She has some nice ones. ;)
 

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Re: CANOLA RUN - CALEDON 2016
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2016, 06:36:20 pm »
I am so glad I made it to this year's event. It is by far one of the most "Fun Filled Bike Rides" I've had the privilege of doing :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:

Huge thank you to all involved in making this year's event possible. ;) Most definitely WILL be back next year for sure.

Was super great to meet up again with a lot of old faces & also meet new friends. I have quite a few photos to work through as well as a fair bit of video footage too. As soon as I get through it all... I'll be sure to post it here.

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Re: CANOLA RUN - CALEDON 2016
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2016, 06:37:53 pm »
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I will post some when my wife has finished processing her photo's.
She has some nice ones. ;)


Buddy... it sure was great to start this ride with you guys. I'm really looking forward to those photos. I also have a fair bit of footage of you guys.  ;) :thumleft:
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Re: CANOLA RUN - CALEDON 2016
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2016, 06:48:40 pm »
Dankie vir almal wat kom ry het!

Ek wag ook vir die fotograwe se foto's om dit hier te post.
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Re: CANOLA RUN - CALEDON 2016
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2016, 07:04:52 pm »
Dankie vir al die orgenaaizers - dit was 'n rit wat seepglad verloop het. Die roetes was goed gemerk en die pit stops het alles gehad wat nodig was. Well done!  :thumleft:
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Re: CANOLA RUN - CALEDON 2016
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2016, 07:27:45 pm »
Dit was great om die dame te sien op die XT500.
 

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Re: CANOLA RUN - CALEDON 2016
« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2016, 07:56:00 pm »
Dit was great om die dame te sien op die XT500.


 :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:  Danie - ek het haar 'n paar keer gesien saam met ons groep ry... handled that like a pro - huge respect!
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Re: CANOLA RUN - CALEDON 2016
« Reply #10 on: September 11, 2016, 08:02:34 pm »
Dit was great om die dame te sien op die XT500.


 :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:  Danie - ek het haar 'n paar keer gesien saam met ons groep ry... handled that like a pro - huge respect!


I did catch her in amongst all my footage. I'll post as soon as I've gone through everything.
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Re: CANOLA RUN - CALEDON 2016
« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2016, 08:14:50 pm »
Lots of fun.....lots of stone throwing plastics up front.. :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin: Got home pretty muddy..Great to see and ride with some of the dogs I haven't seen in while.....Andy and Co
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Re: CANOLA RUN - CALEDON 2016
« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2016, 08:24:35 pm »
I'm going to just place a lot of the pics here.... some known faces...others will have to identify themselves...  :ricky:

All-in-all a great day and well organised. The start was ...erm...interesting indeed with the mud on that twee-spoor just biting when you least expect it.

Shaun (Bring_it_on) ...matey you were always quick to jump off your bike to help others...right from the start - well done mate - THAT's what it's all about  :thumleft:

for me - I tried hard to take pics whilst riding with my little Panasonic Lumix .... apologies to some who though I was stalking  :pot:

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Re: CANOLA RUN - CALEDON 2016
« Reply #13 on: September 11, 2016, 08:28:52 pm »
 ;D


Check first pic...after the train-line fall my mirror decided it had a life of its own  ;)
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Re: CANOLA RUN - CALEDON 2016
« Reply #14 on: September 11, 2016, 08:29:37 pm »
Once again ...a brilliant day. Lots of thrills and spills and a fantastic route.  :thumleft: :thumleft:
I saw a few nasty wipe outs, but luckily no serious injuries ...just a few bruised egos  :lol8: :lol8: :lol8:
Had to laugh at the drenching that XT Joe handed out to Talisman at one of the water crossings ...It was classic  :lol8: :lol8:

Will post some pics shortly.

 
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Re: CANOLA RUN - CALEDON 2016
« Reply #15 on: September 11, 2016, 08:35:18 pm »
This looks interesting.
Lets see some more pics please.  :thumleft:
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Re: CANOLA RUN - CALEDON 2016
« Reply #16 on: September 11, 2016, 08:36:50 pm »
...........as I now live in this neck of the woods...and since Shaun & Hugo stayed over... we continued our "Canola Run"  this morning and as it's still in the same theme...here's some extra's to add some more colour.

We left Napier this morning and routed via Riviersonderend to Greyton for brekkie........where we parted our ways - until next time!

Fields were golden and even the Blue Cranes were doing their courtship dances....


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Re: CANOLA RUN - CALEDON 2016
« Reply #17 on: September 11, 2016, 08:46:38 pm »
What a lekker weekend! Thanks to the organisers who marked the route so perfectly, and to all the riders who participated and made this into such an epic event.
My weekend started at work on Friday morning. Fortunately I was able to leeave at lunch time. The PE gang had left early and were making their way down the Langkloof and Route 62 to L' Agulhas where we were staying with friends of Twe Twe.  I chose to ride the N2 being on my own and its the shortest distance. The wind was pumping head on and I soon hit the side roads running parallel to the N2, going via the old Blaauwkrants pass, which is ovegrown with lots of fallen rocks in the road, and then through Natures valley which is closed to traffic as they are fixing some big holes. The DR made short work of an obstacle before Natures valley, then I could see why the road was closed.
At about nine pm I arrived at our accomadation where the rest of the gang were relaxing and braaing.

Early on Saturday morng I was woken with people bumbling about, making cofee and getting ready for the ride. Twe Twe and Chillie set out to ride to Caledon. The rest of us followed along enjoyiong the scenery in the cool morning air.
At some point a massive shadow overtook me, I looked up to see a yellow airplane not twenty metres away, banking and climbing as he shot past the bikes ahead of me and letting out a puff of smoke or insecticide as he passed the bikes. So amazing to see this crop sprayer giving us a fly by.
Arriving at the start the ladies served us cofee and rusks and we quickly completed registration. Twe Twe was suffering from being cold and not dressed warm enough. This was soon sorted and very competently the run began. The first bit of dirt we hit was a tweespoor next to the railway line. It was fun watching and sometimes helping as the bigger bikes slithered and fell in the muddy grass tracks. The roads opened up and the herd thinned out. The views are stunning and I often stopped just to look about. It really is a priveledge to ride this area. All too soon we were at the finish of the ride. It had been an absolute blast of a day. We were fed and watered and soon headed back to L'Agulhas where we stopped briefly to take a few photos at the point of Africa.
On Sunday we split up. Duks, Freedom, Chillie and Mike heading off to the Cederberg and Tankwa. The rest of us making tracks on the N2 back to PE. Quite uneventful excepting for my bike picking up a puncture in the rear wheel.My bike was soon on the backup trailer, and YaYa was kind enough to lend me her XR to complete the journey.
Thanks to my companions, and to all the other folk who made this into such a cool weekend.
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Re: CANOLA RUN - CALEDON 2016
« Reply #18 on: September 11, 2016, 08:47:35 pm »
Lastly my other highlights. Meeting Ginger, a lovely lady. All the best to you and Hubby Ginger.
Lance and Zanie. Zanie is my heroine. I love her ride reports, and the amazing roads that Lance finds to lead her astray on. It was so cool to have met you both. Looking forward to reading a lifetime of reports on your travels together.
And the Purple Hooligan Ri. A fellow DR rider. I wish I had more time to spend with all of you.
So long, and thanks for the ride.
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Re: CANOLA RUN - CALEDON 2016
« Reply #19 on: September 11, 2016, 08:51:14 pm »
...........as I now live in this neck of the woods...and since Shaun & Hugo stayed over... we continued our "Canola Run"  this morning and as it's still in the same theme...here's some extra's to add some more colour.

We left Napier this morning and routed via Riviersonderend to Greyton for brekkie........where we parted our ways - until next time!

Fields were golden and even the Blue Cranes were doing their courtship dances....


WE LIVE IN A BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY!!!!



I have to admit Peter, you handled that 1200 (Fuel Bowser) like a pro through those muddy patches ;) :thumleft:

Also doing those "one-handed photo shoot" shots.... pretty impressive ;)
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