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« on: May 27, 2006, 07:12:28 pm »
So today 6 of us got together to do some technical routes in, near or around De Wildt.
Early morning we met at Engen, Harties and had a quick breakfast just to get some bodytemprature back, before we tried this famous route
Early morning myself & Zonkelnut waiting for the rest

Soon we were onto the gravel stuff
Just realized I'm so tired, not in the mood to type long soppy stories of how much and how long and ............ so let the pics tell the story!






and then th efun started when we entered the river bed



.........smokebreak





Sharkie showing how it should be done



Welshie was pretty fcuked after the first 3 kays  :D  :D
..............and so was I

If you wanna practice your sand riding skills............this is the place to go


A rare sight..........Sharkie dumping the "plaasbike"

Wino doing the "I'm tired" thing...


Zonkelnut has perfected the "Now I'm totally Fcuked"  look.  :D




Inflating tyres

...........alls well that ends well. Ice cold beer at Upperdeck  :D  :D




Thanks guys for an exhausting but very enjoyable ride :D  :D
For the record we started riding at 09:45 and finished at 16:00 and we covered..............140 km

Next time I'm going with my XR 8)
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« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2006, 07:23:09 pm »
Cool report! No chance of any off-road riding this side of the pond. It's been pissing down on and off for most of the week so the ground's turned to snotty clay. Ah well, maybe we'll have another week of summer soon. Dis heerlike winter die lente's verby..... Tralala..
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« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2006, 07:31:02 pm »
Nice sand you got there! wow, awesome
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« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2006, 07:49:33 pm »
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Dis heerlike winter die lente's verby..... Tralala..


 :D  :D  :D I hear you dude!!

Very cool pics and that sands looks well technical and can imagine it draining all your energy pretty quickly after a few drops  8)
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« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2006, 08:38:08 pm »
Its a GLORIOUS day here in France... 26?°C, and a light breeze coming off the mountain to keep this cool. Perfect!  
 
Ugh. The river bed in De Wildt. Many litres of my sweat (and some blood) are in that river bed.  
 
My very 1st race was at De Wildt. I crashed in that river bed. Some of the local yokels decided to did a bloody hole that could swallow a cow. Maybe it was for the cows / goats to get drinking water. I went into it, cartheeled, and fell with the handlebars in into my belly. Badly winded, and out cold for 5 minutes. Then I had to ride my bike back... eina pain. I peed blood for a week after that. The 1st pee looked like a tomato cocktail!  :shock: Jislaaik, did I skrik!!  :shock:  :shock:  
 
Thanks for nightmares Leo!!  :shock:  
 
Way cool picks... and an excellent place to go trail riding. I can understand you feel tired!  :D  Yip, that riverbed in DE Wildt rules for sand riding. It's where the little boys become men!  :lol:
 

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« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2006, 09:16:01 pm »
Todays ride was great, I'm sure everyone will look back at it as a jol even though some were pretty despontant at stages, its was hard going.

From the dam we rode to De Wildt, went along the footpaths to the 3rd canal and linked to the sand roads that head to Jericho.
At the town we rode a few paths to find the river and then the fun started.

This is not the main river at De Wildt, or the 3 fences one, its another one called the Sethale river that starts about 10km from the end of 3 fences. Same sorta thing, maybe deeper sand.
It gets close to the klip and joins the other river 4x4 course we rode in a while back.
Some of the river is not rideable (fences, rocks) and you have to ride up and out the banks, some of these climbs were fun and challenging on the big bikes.
Riders today were Wino (650 Transalp), Zonkelnut (650 Transalp), Leo (1200 GS), funacide (1200 GS), Welshman (1150 GS) and myself on the KLR650.
Definately a ride for the 650's, manhandling a big BMW would not be my idea of fun over that terrain.
I'd go as far as saying I'll be back there on the KDX next time.

Thanks for the ride guys, lekka in die bosveld by die see.
 

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« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2006, 11:47:32 pm »
Not much more can be said about todays awesome ride, just thanks to all the guys it was lekker but F#$^#$%^#$%^#$%ING hard work. The muscles are feeling well used tonight, think I am going to be stiff tomorrow.

I did not take too many pics, as I was too buggered most of the time.

Our First stop (smoke break of the morning and time to take off some of the warm clothes....


Welshie and Shark


The KLR all blinged up and ready to roll....




Leo's bike in front and mine, earning a well deserverd break in the shade while we waited for the others, I had to take some time out of the river bed, the clutch was not smelling at all well, and we joined ahead of the others...

I then got bored and started playing with the camera....





That is it for my few photos, thanks again for the ride guys, agree with the statement that the 650's were better for that section today, but it was still awesome fun and some nice technical sections as well.
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« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2006, 07:18:52 am »
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Quote from: "Lootch67"
Dis heerlike winter die lente's verby..... Tralala..


 :D  :D  :D I hear you dude!!

Very cool pics and that sands looks well technical and can imagine it draining all your energy pretty quickly after a few drops  8)


You dont need to drop it, they say you must not fight the sand, well my pig and the sand are mortal enemies They decide when to fight each other and I was just in the middle.

I will post some pics tomorrow, this was my second trip to that sand, I had the same problem both times, the pig gets so hot wide open in first all the time in the sand that I think one of the injector butterflies sticks and it races, which just adds to the fun.

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« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2006, 08:40:15 am »
If I go back to that sand on the GS, I will definitely has knobblies on, getting going again is what makes you so tired..

Man it was KEWL fun, but I need a lot more practice. The sand there is quite coarse that when you stop, the bike just sinks....
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« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2006, 08:16:52 pm »
Hardcore riding! Well done to all! 8)

How many others put the bikes down? Could not only have been Sharky! :shock:

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« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2006, 08:55:06 pm »
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Hardcore riding! Well done to all! 8)

How many others put the bikes down? Could not only have been Sharky! :shock:

Sand. Man, I think most of us riders' nemesis!


Depends on what you call putting it down, I did a 90 degree right on a bitch of a short uphill rise (no straight entry, small rocks so you ride in, position the bike going backwards then launch at it from the bottom) almost lost it to the downhill side, got the pig trapped between a rock and a tree, had I have lost it to the downhill side it would have been messy!
But, I had to be rescued not pretty, when the guys like Shark mention the word technical, it means technical and hard work, as Leo said we spent over 5 hours doing 140 km,s most of which was in doing 15 km,s.

I am a pig fan, but they are not "technical section" specialists, NO negatives guys but yes they are dirt road bikes which can do more, but they do not cut it in the technical stuff. They will do 90% of it in the right hands, but remember they will drain you in achieving it, so you will need to be fit and strong, I am neither as probably the oldest and most unfit member of the forum.  

Oh yes, I had to bail out of the river, the pig was suffering too much and so was I, picked up the dirt road, found my way to Jericho and the bottle store (only as a reference point of course)!

I kept contact by SMS with the rest of the crew, then rode on the dirt to Brits then Harties got to the Upper Deck 15 mins before the rest.

Then after a ouple of anesthetics somebody asked why my lights were not working, sh***t low beam has gone. So I rode home on High in the dark or for quite a way chased an M3 without headlight, it must have looked amusing this rather large old man standin on the pegs (due to cramping legs) riding in the dark at a good click.

Sense of humour and adventure not lost!

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« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2006, 10:10:29 pm »
I had 2 offs...

1st was really slow in the thick sand, my front wheel went one way and me the other....

2nd was as I was coming down a steep incline after going through the cattle fence, the fron went out from underneath me and I came down over the handlebars, luckily I landed in the soft sand and only the rear brake leaver was bent and some scratches....

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« Reply #12 on: May 29, 2006, 08:07:36 am »
Nice pics.... :D

I see the Gautengelangies are prectising their sand riding skills.....maybe they wanna come and play with us kaapies in the seesand......doing things like building sandcastles ina the superbowl.....

Cool boys I like the pics and  as LITO would say...Thats the spirit.... :P
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« Reply #13 on: May 29, 2006, 08:39:31 am »
Thought I would add some of my photo,s to go with the words above:

As I was leaving the house to meet Sharkie, it was still chilly outside!

 

Just Assen about.



The pig with STICKER



The dirt highway to De Wildt



A good shot of Sharkies new knobs and the Bushveld terrain



The nemesis, Sand waiting to get me



The Shark on unfamiliar territory, extracting the pig, oh the shame!

 

Leo intent on the empty glass, (actually checking his camera)


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« Reply #14 on: May 29, 2006, 08:43:47 am »
According to me everybody did just fine.
I would however want to go back and practice more sand skills without worrying to fall. It is the perfect place for that. Although I did not fall, there was one place going up a very steep embankment where I stalled the bike. I was pulling all brakes but the TA just kept sliding down, and all off a sudden stopped? And who came to my rescue, Sharkie! He went up first and new that my skill level would get me into trouble. So there he was, stopping me as I saw my TA and me sliding a few meters and falling. All I could hear was laughter and a very friendly face supporting my effort to do what was probably a feat above my abilities.
But for those who do not know Shark-man, he will always be there when you need a supporting hand, without asking for it. Thanks bro, it was very close. Sorry nobody took pics of that thing, it was scary.  :shock:
I am very impressed by the skill level that I saw. I just realized that although I had the least experience of the group, they were always ready to wait and help.
Thanks to everyone.
But it was lekke by die see, sand, sun and the only thing missing was the girls in bikinis.  :lol:
O yes, we also forgot the slangbyt. Like Shark said, we were putting our lives in great danger.  :shock: And for those that still do not know what slangbyt is, it is whisky.  :wink:
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« Reply #15 on: May 29, 2006, 08:46:23 am »
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Nice pics.... :D

I see the Gautengelangies are prectising their sand riding skills.....maybe they wanna come and play with us kaapies in the seesand......doing things like building sandcastles ina the superbowl.....

Cool boys I like the pics and  as LITO would say...Thats the spirit.... :P


Ye, one of these days us Gautengers are going to come down and kick some Capie bud  :lol:  Just need some more practise  :P
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« Reply #16 on: May 29, 2006, 08:47:58 am »
One word guys - RESPECT!!

My bike is still at Lyndhurst after my last sand attempt with Leo in Moz. Have to agree with Welshie, 1150's get very heavy in the sand! Well done all!! :lol:  :lol:
 

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« Reply #17 on: May 29, 2006, 09:58:38 am »
Virgin territory for me ? sand. Thanks to this ride and in particular, watching the more experienced and talking to them, I?ve now learned a trick or two on ?how to?; just need some bigger oo to actually do it! Tx to everyone who was on the ride and Shark, who calculated the route ? awesome route!





































 

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« Reply #18 on: May 29, 2006, 10:00:57 am »
Well done Guys....It looks like you had some serious fun.
 

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« Reply #19 on: May 29, 2006, 10:10:11 am »
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