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Re: Rebeldog Warthog "Droogtehulp" Toer - March 2014
« Reply #20 on: March 17, 2014, 06:46:38 pm »
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Re: Rebeldog Warthog "Droogtehulp" Toer - March 2014
« Reply #21 on: March 17, 2014, 07:01:12 pm »
Ek wag vir die peekchas van die KTM's wat onderstebo le....he he.

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Re: Rebeldog Warthog "Droogtehulp" Toer - March 2014
« Reply #22 on: March 17, 2014, 08:45:26 pm »
OK - herewith my bit:

The first Rebel dog run for 2014 in the form of a warthog rough it ride commenced with some trepidation.
The rough it part of it was branded so in lieu of everyone camping in the middle of the farm in tents..................no fancy showers and soft beds and fridges and stuff this time.
We did organise a back up vehicle with a 3 bike trailer to bring the crashers (little did I know what was in store for me .......but more of that later!) and broken bikes home.
Most riders took their clothes and drinks to Hanno's possie the evening before and a double cab bakkie was packed to the hilt.
 
The 3 weeks constant rainfall in the Waterberg was a real concern
We didn't know whether we were going to try and ride or surf our bikes and if we were going to be turned around at low lying bridges .
In fact the evening before we left we heard that Bela Bela (Warmbaths) had been closed because of record levels of water flowing through the town at 6 foot levels.

How-ever - in true wilddog style convincing ourselves that..............'we are after all attempting an adventure ride......'
we gathered at the garage at 12 noon
I had a small problem with a front sprocket nut which had come loose because it was stripped
(cough cough...........runners mechanics worked on it last.....cough cough..............ahem) :peepwall:
Luckily Bender was going with his 450 and promptly arrived at my possie - nut in sack,  :ricky:ready for me to fasten with a 32 socket!
We hastily left for the garage and eventually got away from there at around 12:30.

The first part of the ride was part tar part dirt and we travelled through Mams to The Dinokeng reserve and from there to Hammanskraal where we had a smoke break. The next boring bit of tar to Pienaarsrivier was luckily the last of that.
Now the real fun starts!
More to follow...............................
(someone with the group photo at the garage - please post now)
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Re: Rebeldog Warthog "Droogtehulp" Toer - March 2014
« Reply #23 on: March 17, 2014, 08:48:27 pm »
At the sjebeen where we stopped later :thumleft:
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Re: Rebeldog Warthog "Droogtehulp" Toer - March 2014
« Reply #24 on: March 17, 2014, 08:54:56 pm »
Hier is my deel.

I packed and kitted my new Husky 610te for the weekend's ride.  Coming from a GSA, I was certainly looking forward to this trip more than I have in a long time.

I arrived early at Engen at Lynwood, and allready a bunch of guys were allready filled up.

As Swifty said, we went looking for the mud and the adventure. 

Photo 1:  Husky loaded for the trip.

Photo 2:  Gathering at Engen

Photo 3: Quick break at Hammanskraal after the Dinokeng Reserve

Photo 4:  First fuel Refill at Piennaars rivier.  I need to get use to the 12L of fuel compared to the 35L of the GSA.

Photo 5:  Our back up vehicle with trailer.  How handy it was going to be, we never anticipated.

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Re: Rebeldog Warthog "Droogtehulp" Toer - March 2014
« Reply #25 on: March 17, 2014, 08:57:42 pm »
After Pienaars Rivier we gathered at a small local shebeen, and Mark was making new little friends


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Re: Rebeldog Warthog "Droogtehulp" Toer - March 2014
« Reply #26 on: March 17, 2014, 08:59:43 pm »
A lot of mud and waterpuddles took you by suprise.  It would look flat and shallow but as soon as you hit the water, a waterwall engulfed you.
 Swifty is so popular in these parts that the little kids call him by name when he arrives.  Everybody had a quick beer and we were off again on a sandy two spoor road to see Swifty do his Flying Trapeze act.

When I got to his crash spot all the bikes were allready parked in front of me, and I saw a 950SE lying further down the road.

I saw swifty sitting next to the road looking dazed. 

Bly jy is oraait tjomma.

Everybody was picking up bike parts and assisting with what needed to be done.  Got the bars straight again, cleaned the bike up, and while Swifty was recovering, some guys were explaining "The Swifty Trapese ACT".  :biggrin:

A KTM Tree was planted of the fence as a reminder of a fortunate walk away.
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Re: Rebeldog Warthog "Droogtehulp" Toer - March 2014
« Reply #27 on: March 17, 2014, 09:10:35 pm »
Ok here's a couple of pics, I'll post more tomorrow.

 

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Re: Rebeldog Warthog "Droogtehulp" Toer - March 2014
« Reply #28 on: March 17, 2014, 09:13:26 pm »
and some more..
 

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Re: Rebeldog Warthog "Droogtehulp" Toer - March 2014
« Reply #29 on: March 17, 2014, 09:16:03 pm »
Group Photo.  :thumleft: 
 

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Re: Rebeldog Warthog "Droogtehulp" Toer - March 2014
« Reply #30 on: March 17, 2014, 09:27:57 pm »
A lady took a phodie at the garage as well Mark with someones phone................before we left :thumleft:
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Re: Rebeldog Warthog "Droogtehulp" Toer - March 2014
« Reply #31 on: March 17, 2014, 09:29:34 pm »
Heard some stories from Kevin today , sounds like a good time was had by all..... :sip:
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Re: Rebeldog Warthog "Droogtehulp" Toer - March 2014
« Reply #32 on: March 17, 2014, 09:37:31 pm »
After our petrol stop at Pienaarsrivier we turned left on the road adjacent to the river
It was very muddy
We had some tip-overs before the sjebeen and a huge one after ::)

Some on the go pics :thumleft:
The 'toll' road costing nada at dinokeng
The compulsory powerwheely off the tar and
Mark Hardy giving a thumbs up on his 'PINK lady'
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Re: Rebeldog Warthog "Droogtehulp" Toer - March 2014
« Reply #33 on: March 17, 2014, 09:43:12 pm »
Some on the go pics of the mudroads
In the 5th pic I slowed down from 90 to 25 or so in 20 meters flat and Bender almost took me out on the right while Ploegie and Smokes roosted tons of water over me...........................faaaaaak ::)
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Re: Rebeldog Warthog "Droogtehulp" Toer - March 2014
« Reply #34 on: March 17, 2014, 09:50:25 pm »
I heard someone had a tail tidy?

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Re: Rebeldog Warthog "Droogtehulp" Toer - March 2014
« Reply #35 on: March 17, 2014, 10:00:19 pm »
Ok - here's what I can remember of the big fall down!
I was with Smokes in front and we were styling down a 2 spoor road between 2 settlements.
The road has these small indentation whoops in them which you can jump at the right pace
The problem is the faster you go the more fun it becomes
I was doing between 100 and 130 when I decided to 'jump' a dip in the road from a preceding dip.
BIG mistake - I remember thinking - 'the dirt is compacted and wet you idjit' when the front wheel just climbed skywards :o

I made an executive heart wrenching decision to throw my beloved katoom away when it landed over pivot point in fear of it landing on me.
in stead of the KTM seat I made hard contact with the muddy ground on my arse at around 100 k's /hour.
You say loudly - tuck and roll..........tuck and roll......
When I stopped rolling I remember crawling out of the way of the oncoming bikes.
The last thing you need is for some overeager mate to give you permanent tire marks on your love handles. :eek7:

The SE crashes extremely well.
I didn't see it cartwheel but it must have landed upside down after I threw it away because the screen, GPS bracket and right hand mirror was broken off
So was the front and back lights.
No other damage! ::)
Started first time............just frikken amazing

I rode the bike from the crash site a further 80 k's to the farm past Rooiberg and can remember feeling the swelling in my right thumb increase.
Must have sprained it - again........turned blue and black the next day ;D No chance of holding a throttle :'(
I knew I was going to be the camprat the next day and the bike will have to travel home on the trailer.

Some of the okes stayed behind in Rooiberg for a coupla Laagers while I carried onwards to the farm only to be surprised by a raging river before the campsite which we had to get through. - Seat height at least!
Unfortunately no pics of any crossings! :-\
Any one else took some?
The bakkie got stuck there twice with the farm owner behind the wheel ...............................and had to be pulled out by the tractor

Louis and Thinus arrived from Sannieshof in the Northwest on a 990 and a 690
They had apparently spent an hour and a half on a road of 15 or 20 k's at Dwaalboom on the way to the farm
It was good meeting you guys
Scholars and gentlemen ....these guys from the North west :thumleft:

You couldn't get the smiles off the faces
that is ...........................until later when the dop began to flow
.........................but that is another story to follow later
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Re: Rebeldog Warthog "Droogtehulp" Toer - March 2014
« Reply #36 on: March 17, 2014, 10:18:14 pm »
I heard someone had a tail tidy?

En nou is sy hol seer!
The SE.................not so tidy anymore but easy to fix with minimum expense

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Re: Rebeldog Warthog "Droogtehulp" Toer - March 2014
« Reply #37 on: March 17, 2014, 10:27:35 pm »
Heard some stories from Kevin today , sounds like a good time was had by all..... :sip:
Yip Tito - Kevin....being the Toppie in the group, had the biggest smile of all the whole time.
I think he must think that these okes are frikken crazy.............and wish he could still be that carefree!
Meanwhile .....back at the ranch he rides that SE like a demon on steroids and we battle to keep up :thumleft:
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Re: Rebeldog Warthog "Droogtehulp" Toer - March 2014
« Reply #38 on: March 17, 2014, 10:33:56 pm »
After Pienaars Rivier we gathered at a small local shebeen, and Mark was making new little friends



I think that young lady on Marks right in the pink pants has got the right idea...Not?
Sis Mark...............you are teaching the children wrong
Judy!!!!!!
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Re: Rebeldog Warthog "Droogtehulp" Toer - March 2014
« Reply #39 on: March 18, 2014, 06:45:21 am »
 :thumleft: lekker manne. seeing this makes me real sad. I'm sorry i couldn't make it and out crash swifty...  :peepwall:
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