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MUD,WATER,SAND,BUSH
« on: December 30, 2007, 10:01:01 pm »
We met at the Total garage as arranged.9 Bikes pitched.

Herminator(Dakar)
 The_Wes (Dakar)
Mountain Boy (GS650)
Mark Hardy (KTM950)
Wayneh (KTM950)
Gavin (KTM640Adv)
Powerflow Justin (Dakar)
Masehare(BMW 1150)
XT660R (+1)

It was nice and cool, with a heavy mist at the start,but by the time we hit the gravel,the cool mist had  vanished.
On to  the( Noob Ride Trail) , the water/mud pit took another rider down.Herminator.Waking up an old knee injury,but otherwise ,  non the worse for wear.
His Dakar clutch lever broke clean off at joint.Gavin made a make shift loop out of cable ties so he could pull away.
Unfortunately ,this ment the end of the ride for Lorance(Herminator) And he made his way back to the old N7 and went home.

On the railway tracks to Darling(2nd leg) we had great fun, hitting that big puddle at speed,swollows your bike.And the bumps ,Pot holes and riverbeds lead to some exciting riding.
Mark suggested we stop in Darling for coffee,which turned into breakfast.
Unfortunately,Wayne H and Masehare had time constraints and left after breakfast.

We then went onto the 32km corrogated,sand filled road to Oupos.This leads you to the R45.
Aboute 1km of tar South a RH turn through a farm and onto a very bad jeep track(Kanonskop)
Its about 10 to 15 k`s of ruts,grass,bush,mole holes guinifowl and even a Jackal.
Near the end of this leg Justin went down,no apparent injuries,except  for a broken indicator,and front mudgaurd.
The temp. by this time really was soaring.We had a short strech of tar ,then about 5 k`s gravell road to Abbotdale,Kalbaskraal,gravel back to the (302),Occudale rd,to Kontemans Kloof,Plattekloof and Ended at The Panarama Clinik.
Adventures better half had a bad accident in the Cederberg and was airlifted here.All the WD hope she has a speedy recovery.
We linned up in the car park,made a bit of noise and Justin did a wheelie(Drive-Bye) before we split up and went our seperate ways.
Mark,Wes and I went on to Doodle to meet up with Kirt( Adventurer) for a couple of wet ones.
Thank guys ! to  all who came along for the ride.
I really enjoyed all your company,oh! and you Mountain Boy.Even if you  are moving to Bothasig!

Mark Hardy`s got the pics.
So I`m sure he will post them soon

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Re: MUD,WATER,SAND,BUSH
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2007, 11:37:24 am »
I really enjoyed all your company,oh! and you Mountain Boy.Even if you  are moving to Bothasig!



jy moet nice wees met my

Ek's nou jou buurman!!!!

PS -whats for dinner tonight??

Thanks again Andy - the trip was mind blowing - I always wonder just how you find these routes!!

cannot wait for those pics
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Re: MUD,WATER,SAND,BUSH
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2007, 02:01:43 pm »
I really enjoyed all your company,oh! and you Mountain Boy.Even if you  are moving to Bothasig!



jy moet nice wees met my

Ek's nou jou buurman!!!!

PS -whats for dinner tonight??

Thanks again Andy - the trip was mind blowing - I always wonder just how you find these routes!!

cannot wait for those pics

You better put up your xmas lights or you will be deported out of Bothasig!!! ;D

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Re: MUD,WATER,SAND,BUSH
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2007, 03:18:42 pm »
Ja nee, daai is Koeberg se nemesis, al daai liggies  ;D
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Re: MUD,WATER,SAND,BUSH
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2007, 05:36:17 pm »
You think i should ph Eskom? maybe not,need to stay on andy's good side. many future rides still to do with the new neighbour! you okes missed an awesome ride!
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Re: MUD,WATER,SAND,BUSH
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2008, 06:35:29 am »
Mark,where is the pics ?
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Re: MUD,WATER,SAND,BUSH
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2008, 08:51:57 am »
let me guess, the cat shat on the laptop  ::) ::) ::) or what's the excuse this time?
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Re: MUD,WATER,SAND,BUSH
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2008, 10:49:55 am »
Mark: "what??, pics??. are you freaking nuts!! its only 12h30 for heavens sake.to early to get out of bed, maybe Wednesday. What, it is Wednesday?. okay then, maybe saturday!!
ag, who knows. EV -get that cat to do stuff to my laptop. These okes are hasseling me"
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Re: MUD,WATER,SAND,BUSH
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2008, 11:34:08 am »
Thanks for arranging the ride XT660R. This "alternative" route is a great way of getting to Darling. Sorry I had to leave early...  :-[
 

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Re: MUD,WATER,SAND,BUSH
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2008, 02:29:57 pm »
are we waiting for pics AGAIN ?!?
 

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Re: MUD,WATER,SAND,BUSH
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2008, 05:49:13 pm »
White we are waiting for Marks pics,here are the few I took with my cell ph.




This is Justines Dakare he converted into a Dakar Motard when he fell





An amusing sign in Darling




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Re: MUD,WATER,SAND,BUSH
« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2008, 05:54:29 pm »
That first pic,wrong thread.
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Re: MUD,WATER,SAND,BUSH - now with added photos
« Reply #12 on: January 13, 2008, 07:03:31 pm »
Well like they say, better late than never. Thanks to who ever said that because it allows me to finaly make my contribution to a real fun ride, Thanks XTR (Andy) for finding and introducing us to some interesting new routes and tracks.

Here are a couple of pics of the day and the WD's in action.
De Wes


Somewhere along the railway tracks



Gavin



MountainMan ......oops sorry Boy

Gavin

De Wes



Wayne




Herminator about to ..............




christen bike new bike, first fall. Sorry Herminator not to get the final act, but here is the applogy to the bike...

Masehare


XT660R

and the group hug for herminator bike.

 

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Re: MUD,WATER,SAND,BUSH
« Reply #13 on: January 13, 2008, 07:16:40 pm »
Just a couple more



Masehare


Wayne



Gavin



Andy


Justin's newly styled Dakkar


and the greastest poser of us all............


once again thanks to all for a really good day of riding and company.
 

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Re: MUD,WATER,SAND,BUSH
« Reply #14 on: January 13, 2008, 07:52:30 pm »
and the greastest poser of us all............

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Hey Wes,

Those boots look like bad news.  looking at the ankle part of the boot there appears to be little support. Reason i am saying this is because i have broken my ankle from boots looking like that. Ankle support from boots are a must. Just a observation. Could be the photo maybe too that is giving me the wrong impression.
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Re: MUD,WATER,SAND,BUSH
« Reply #15 on: January 13, 2008, 08:08:00 pm »
Looks like a lekker track you guys have got there. That pic showing the windpump though, I couldn't help noticing it looks a lot like this one I found on the net.

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Re: MUD,WATER,SAND,BUSH
« Reply #16 on: January 13, 2008, 08:38:12 pm »
Mark,it was worth the wait,what stunning photo`s.Missed you today though !
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Re: MUD,WATER,SAND,BUSH
« Reply #17 on: January 14, 2008, 02:49:54 am »
Sorry to miss the ride today but I don,t think I'll be riding for some time at the moment. The bike is in need of a pair of shoes and a vist to the doctor.
 

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Re: MUD,WATER,SAND,BUSH
« Reply #18 on: January 14, 2008, 05:45:37 am »
Wow! Some lekker action shots there!

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Re: MUD,WATER,SAND,BUSH
« Reply #19 on: January 14, 2008, 07:48:07 am »
Cool ride ouks!
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