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Offline Wayne Duck

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Route to Jericho rock - the picture report
« on: April 14, 2014, 07:55:55 pm »
So, this all happened due to Mikie's  post (http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=148810.msg2834769#msg2834769) in Planning a Ride, that he was looking for the route to Jericho rock via the Harties canals. This got the interest of a few guys, a route was posted and the ride was on! Thanks Mikie!

I decided kind of last minute Saturday evening that I'd join this ride, along with my fiance, Ronelle, on pillion. I had done the canals a few times in the past but never out to or up Jericho rock. When Ronelle and I arrived at the Wimpy (at the Harties fourway crossing) we found the two Triumphs of JMass and ZV already waiting. Not long after this the rest arrived...Mikie, neary85, and "du Bois" (sorry I have forgotten your forum name and probably misspelled your name here  :-[ forgive me!)

Introductions done  (...me thinking "phew, I must be the oldest toppie here, and I have a pillion, I hope I don't slow the group down  :P) the three BMW's, two Triumphs and a KTM set off for the start of the northern canal route to Beestekraal Stasie.

The rest of this ride report will consist of photos my fiance took, many of which were taken on the move. To the rest of the guys, please feel free to add your stories...



Assembled outside a local shebeen - however, no local brew was consumed by any WD's!



JMass lead for the first section but then asked if I could lead...suited me perfectly, Ronelle and I did not have to eat any dust! So above, the pack were hounding us down  ;D







Some small muddy puddles and streams to cross but nothing technical.



The two Triumphs consult...



Keep the canal on your right...and don't get to close!





Dried mud ruts, always worth avoiding dropping your wheels into  ;)







ZV was having traction problems so here we drop his tyre pressure a little.



The others take a quick smoke break and pose for photos







Fast straights...but bad corrugations and a bit of soft surface gravel here and there just to keep you focused.





Pretty soon we arrived at the Beestekraal Stasie for some food, beverage...and finding out more about who we were all riding with! Isn't it great that we can all just fall in and ride together, not even knowing the people  ;D
There was already a group of bikes parked there so the parking lot was looking like the start of a some off road rally.
After this stop we headed off to Jericho rock.









Arriving at the base of the rock, JMass rides straight up while the rest of us (who had never been there before) dismount to first check this whole thing out  :o

Next, a few more pictures of the ride up, the view and the ride back down...
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Re: Route to Jericho rock - the picture report
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2014, 08:36:20 pm »
I quick recce up the slope of the rock (this is the "easy" right hand side, not the almost vertical one!!)





Then, we all head up one at a time...as we all know, it is very difficult to show how steep actual slopes are on photos so, if you have not seen this rock and you'd like to know just how steep it is I'd suggest that you take a ride out there  ;D





























I managed to drop my bike...silly mistake  :P
I took the left hand side of this loose rock in the above picture but lost momentum and started falling over to my right. When I stuck out my right foot there was just no way it was going to reach mother earth to stop the fall  ::)
Loosing momentum - a real newbie mistake to make (and I've been riding off-road for 34 years so no excuses!)



A scratch here and there but all safely at the top  :thumleft:



neary85 "resting"



After looking at the view it was time to head back down...so much easier than up!























And that was that. Thanks to the other five guys for the company, and to Ronelle for all the above pictures.
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Re: Route to Jericho rock - the picture report
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2014, 09:32:59 pm »
Wayne duck and Ronelle

Thanks soooooo much for the pics they look brilliant! And leading my blind ass around the roads muchly appreciated.

Those pics defiantly My ride up look more controlled than it felt!

The riding was great fun and a found the group a laugh, Ronelle, will try bring some female company for you next time (although your pilot may have to slow down for me as trying to get her into dirt pillion riding ;) )

To the rest of the guys thank you ride was a good mix!

Mike Jmas and zv I know my new frequent beer spot will be!!!!! O0

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Re: Route to Jericho rock - the picture report
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2014, 08:00:14 am »
Fantastic report there Wayne Duck!!!!!

Its so cool to have an eager photographer on these rides, thanks Ronelle

"Du Bois" Aka Jacques and on here known as JABO (http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=2001)

It was a fantastic rideI have a whoile bunch of video, will try edit some and add to this report, with my luck though, the battery died on the way the rock, so I missed the best part.

On the way home we popped in at the Ale House, as recommended by JMass, for "one" beer, very cool spot, nice homemade beer, and soem great eye candy too.

Looking forward to the next one

The only 2 pictures I took



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Re: Route to Jericho rock - the picture report
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2014, 08:07:56 am »
Lekker RR and best pics of riding the Rock I have seen!  :thumleft:
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Re: Route to Jericho rock - the picture report
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2014, 09:17:15 am »
neary85 and Mikie, thanks for the comments - Ronelle's feeling proud of her photo efforts  :)

When I ride alone I hardly stop to take pictures - spoils my pace and focus  ;) But when Ronelle is with she just snaps away while I ride - she took over 2000 photos on our one Zim trip (see links to my ride reports below in my signature).

Malibu, thanks for you comment - Ronelle and I were going to join you, Mark and the others on tonight's full moon trip but will not be able to. Enjoy!

And...I forgot to mention in my report - congratulations to ZV!! He said that he had never ridden any dirt roads before this trip, but managed perfectly, including riding up the rock and back down. Not many guys around that would do that on their 8 month old Triumph 800  :thumleft:

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Re: Route to Jericho rock - the picture report
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2014, 10:11:50 am »
Awesome pics Ronelle  :thumleft:
If i have to be honest, my head wasn't in the right place when the day started but it very quickly got into the zone.
Much respect to Wynand (ZV), brilliant commitment on your first gravel outing!

The Ale House, yes, the beer, the contents of that X5, dayammm!!!!

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Re: Route to Jericho rock - the picture report
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2014, 10:39:46 am »
Ha, in retrospect I'm not sure if it was bravery or stupidity that got me through the day.  Oh wait, it must be the awesome bike!

I definitely have some kit and tires on my wishlist to make things a bit easier/safer.  But really enjoyed it, think the dirt bug now properly bit me!

Yeah, the Ale House did not disappoint at all  ;D
 

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Re: Route to Jericho rock - the picture report
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2014, 11:13:34 am »
Nice report and pics.

That rock looks like fun.

And where are the pics of the Ale House eye candy?  :patch:   :biggrin:
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Re: Route to Jericho rock - the picture report
« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2014, 11:17:32 am »
Nice report and pics.

That rock looks like fun.

And where are the pics of the Ale House eye candy?  :patch:   :biggrin:

 :laughing4: it didnt even cross our minds
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Re: Route to Jericho rock - the picture report
« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2014, 08:45:46 am »
Nice picks Wayne or Spanjaard depending what side of you were visible.

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Re: Route to Jericho rock - the picture report
« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2014, 06:32:45 pm »
Nice picks Wayne or Spanjaard depending what side of you were visible.

You can sommer call me JABO.
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Thanks Jabo  :)
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