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Riding the Z at Scurweberg and Hennops
« on: January 30, 2006, 12:50:43 pm »
*I copied this link over from the BikaSA forum*

Lots of good on - offroad posts over here  :D

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Hi guys

Had a great days trail ride. After reading Shark's Canal exploits I decided to find the Scurweberg road near Erasmia. I saw the sign and soon founf myself on a fast stretch of dirt. I dropped the tyre pressures and had some fun on the long sweepers ! As I was riding on this first stretch I saw a trail leading up the mountain so I had to explore. This is where it started from the main dirt road





It started with a nice middel mannetjie dirt road until the climb started, the pics does not give an idea of just how steep this climb up the mountain was.

Before the climb



Looking toward the trail



It was rocky in some places but not too bad at all. Piece of cake for the DRZ  



 



Looking down into the valley below



The climb continues



I was having a ball and stopped near the top to have a drink and some grub from my backpack. I heard local's voices near the top of the mountain and being alone and not feeling like being pelted with stones I decided to turn back. Maybe next time as a group, any ds bike should make this climb to the top. Later riding around the mountain (do we have mountains in GP ?) I saw where the voices came from, Attridgeville was on the other side  

What goes up must come down



I was having fun, the frown was from concentrating on the self portrait



Further down the Scurweberg road





The road ended all to soon, I wanted more dirt ! I came to the road that leads to Sandton and remembered about a quad trail (Hennops trail) I saw on another ocasion. I asked the guy at the gate if I could ride there and he said it was ok as there were very few people, so I guess bikes are allowed if it's quiet  


The recent rain made things nice and green !





Start of the trail



Hey it's Africa, check out the Wildebeest munching on some green grass



Nice shady trails




The terrain varied from sandy patches to rock and slate



This is DRZ country !





And so it ended back at the start of the trail


 

I had a great day and my DRZ ran great as always  

Hope you guys enjoyed the trip
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Riding the Z at Scurweberg and Hennops
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2006, 10:25:20 pm »
Thanks for the copy DD. Is one of the trips I must do this year.

Went through the report on the barksa site quite a few times.
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« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2006, 04:57:34 pm »
The trip was fun as the DRZ is more suited to slower going technical stuff. I get bored on dirt roads unless they run through Baviaans or have nice scenery !
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« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2006, 08:40:36 pm »
I enjoyed looking for a second time  :wink: