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Offline Trailrider

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Eden
« on: February 10, 2008, 11:37:54 am »
This weekend LGF, Geikie, SCP, Sir Gravellot and I decided headed for the mountains once again. Time to feed the souls. Of course no 2 strokes are allowed, so Geikie was on Mrs. TR‚??s NXR125 - the CR250 shall ride another day.

There are so many roads to be explored, but first we head up the mountain to the highest point.

Flood damage is still evident here ‚?? our first obstacle:





It was overcast but the view is still breathtaking. Check the land in the background ‚?? that‚??s how high we are. We had some ‚??interesting‚?Ě steep uphills to get up here. The water really damaged the roads.



From here we descended into the forest.



Of course, as steep as the uphills were, as steep are the downhills on the other side‚?¶

This is the road down. The camera was held at an angle so the gradient is not apparent, but suffice it to say that it‚??s is steeper than your average flight of stairs. As for the condition, well, judge for yourself.



It‚??s a looooong downhill and you don‚??t stop (willingly) before you‚??re at the bottom. There were some ‚??incidents‚?Ě ;) but no pics. :-\



The downhill ends with a fallen tree to be negotiated.



Down in the forest it‚??s really beautiful.



Here the flood water forced another stop.



The road continues beyond that:



Not to worry ‚?? there are so many other roads to be explored. But not before we take a swim.



Back out over the tree‚?¶



‚?¶and down this road.







Breathtaking. Awesome.





The scenery changes and contrasts and there are so many roads to explore.





On the Southern hangs of the mountain it is lush and wet with ferns and the like:



And then barely 50 meters on when you ride around onto the Northern hang the plant life changes totally into fynbos:



Just to change back again around the next bend:



We took the smaller roads to do some real trailriding.



What a privilege to look at the road ahead and see this:



The pics can tell the story











Next obstacle:







And barely 20 meters on the next:





Small bikes ‚?? because in the end size really does matter ;) ;D









We spent hours riding in the forest. It was both spiritual and sad. Sad because two of the five riders are about to emigrate. Spiritual for obvious reasons. The forest sounds are amazing. Sometimes we‚??d kill the engines and just ride down experiencing the surroundings. The sounds, the smells, the fresh air. Rides like these are more about where you are than how you got there. LGF and I were even lucky enough to spot two Knysna Loeries.

But of course, in the end, you have to come home



Thanks guys for sharing the ride with me. This one will stay in my mind for some time to come.
« Last Edit: February 10, 2008, 11:43:27 am by Trailrider »
 

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Re: Eden
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2008, 11:57:13 am »
Nice one Trailrider
Did you find any mushrooms in the forest?
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Re: Eden
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2008, 02:00:22 pm »
Fantastic
Your reports are just as great as the rides you organize
thanks trailrider
Definitely NOT 1200 stuff :o
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Re: Eden
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2008, 02:03:28 pm »
lekker pics .lekker report ..
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Re: Eden
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2008, 02:44:53 pm »
Hi TR would definitely like to join you and LGF one day maybe the next time Eisbein goes I will join if I may , stunning pics and ride and the beautifull terrain.  :)
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« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2008, 03:35:29 pm »
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We spent hours riding in the forest. It was both spiritual and sad. Sad because two of the five riders are about to emigrate. Spiritual for obvious reasons. The forest sounds are amazing. Sometimes we’d kill the engines and just ride down experiencing the surroundings. The sounds, the smells, the fresh air. Rides like these are more about where you are than how you got there.

Awesome! :thumleft:
 

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« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2008, 05:56:23 pm »
WOW! It looks like an awesome ride. I love your pics!
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« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2008, 06:46:47 pm »
Nice : :thumleft:
« Last Edit: February 10, 2008, 06:50:34 pm by Ratel »
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Re: Eden
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2008, 06:55:16 pm »
Nice, you Okes sure get around   ;)

 

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« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2008, 08:31:22 pm »
Nice very very nice.  Maybe someday?!
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Re: Eden
« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2008, 08:42:23 pm »
Nice
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Re: Eden
« Reply #11 on: February 10, 2008, 09:08:28 pm »
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Breathtaking. Awesome.

Indeed, I cannot think of better words.

Thanks for sharing ;)
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Re: Eden
« Reply #12 on: February 10, 2008, 10:40:11 pm »
Hi TR would definitely like to join you and LGF one day maybe the next time Eisbein goes I will join if I may , stunning pics and ride and the beautifull terrain.  :)

Just say when!

:D ;D

TR - awesome!

I am jealous, but I also know that you needed to do this after the busy 2 weeks you had prior.

Very lekker and nice photos!

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Re: Eden
« Reply #13 on: February 10, 2008, 11:06:03 pm »
Well done TR, it's Eden indeed and the pics tell the story! :thumright:
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Re: Eden
« Reply #14 on: February 10, 2008, 11:10:49 pm »
Thanks Jerrycan. Your story about seeing a pan on Google Earth and riding there inspired me. We saw a dam in the mountains on Google Earth and will go riding searching for it soon. ;D
 

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Re: Eden
« Reply #15 on: February 11, 2008, 10:11:53 am »
Good one, TR. Is there a way of cutting 450 km out of the road to George?
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Re: Eden
« Reply #16 on: February 11, 2008, 10:47:41 am »
wow!!!!!!!!!! cool ride, nice pics,,,thanx dudes
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« Reply #17 on: February 11, 2008, 10:51:12 am »
Lekker TR !!
 

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Re: Eden
« Reply #18 on: February 11, 2008, 04:40:54 pm »
Eden inderdaad!

Soos ons jou ken........
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Re: Eden
« Reply #19 on: February 11, 2008, 09:19:39 pm »
 :cool: :cool:

Once again. :thumright:
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