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Offline Wild Wizards

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My first big outride ...
« on: August 18, 2014, 01:29:21 pm »
As my dream is to ride Baviaans and Bastervood on my own bike, my husband said I had to gain more "saddle" time.  Yesterday was the perfect day to get some "saddle" time.  We left Gonubie, rode to KWT via some wonderful gravel roads and ended up at the KWT Convent and back to Gonubie, we did a total of 180 km's  :thumleft:

Heading towards the convent, there was this great big puddle ... I it the puddle and is suddenly covered in a wave of water... hitting the water was as if someone had pulled the brakes or put a wall in front of me... ok so maybe I was going a bit to fast.  I had water every where... from inside my helmet down to my toes... but hey all in the name of fun.

Here are just a few of the many photo's taken. 
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Re: My first big outride ...
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2014, 06:13:45 pm »
Seems like it was a fun-filled day :thumleft:
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Re: My first big outride ...
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2014, 11:58:20 am »
I like those building pics.
Very nice.  :thumleft:
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Re: My first big outride ...
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2014, 12:03:05 pm »
Die OosKaap trek my vir n behoorlike ride met n seer hart.

Dankie vir die deel  :thumleft:
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Re: My first big outride ...
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2014, 12:04:41 pm »
Jy lyk reg vir meeste DS paaie WW  :thumleft:
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Re: My first big outride ...
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2014, 12:07:22 pm »
Stunning pics... and you go for it - saddle time is never underrated!
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Re: My first big outride ...
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2014, 01:15:28 pm »
Reg hier op ons agterdeur.   :biggrin:

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Re: My first big outride ...
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2014, 01:54:37 pm »
Awesome pics! :)
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Re: My first big outride ...
« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2014, 06:49:58 am »
Thank you everyone

I'm looking forward to tackling the ride to Hogsback.... :ricky: :ricky: :ricky:

But husband says I need to clean the bike first... why? It's just going to get dirty again.

But I'll keep the husband happy and wash both bikes this weekend, then there will be no excuse  :thumleft:

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Re: My first big outride ...
« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2014, 07:45:36 pm »
Nice  :biggrin:

Where is that old building?  Would like to go there myself.
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Re: My first big outride ...
« Reply #10 on: August 28, 2014, 12:59:33 pm »
Nice  :biggrin:

Where is that old building?  Would like to go there myself.


Outside KWT....

I remember turning right at some robots ... then a foot path .... through some puddles  onto a gravel road, then with a sharp turn to the left (I locked up the back brakes... left a lovely "skid" in the road), onto another footpath .... past a quarry.... 

I'm not sure exactly where it is .... I just know it was outside KWT.  It is the old convent building, near the police shooting range.

We will be going that way again in September.... on our way to Hogsback.
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Re: My first big outride ...
« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2014, 09:28:48 am »
Bring on the weekend ...

The time has finally arrived ....

I'm riding from Gonubie to Hogsback via gravel roads and through the forest; Bruce has promised me proper adventure

Yeah I know most of you guys ride longer etc etc, but for me this is a new start

My bike is packed and ready, bring on Saturday morning (and for those guys who have had the misfortune to ride with me, yip I'll be up at 5am ready and waiting)
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Re: My first big outride ...
« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2014, 11:51:35 am »
Enjoy.  We have done it last weekend with the Karretjie.   :biggrin:
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Re: My first big outride ...
« Reply #13 on: September 19, 2014, 10:41:39 am »
Just loved those church pic's and after your detailed instructions I'm sure I will find it "easy"  ;D
Just yesterday I was looking at our old "Rhodes Ride" Pic's, lots of happy memories.
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Re: My first big outride ...
« Reply #14 on: September 19, 2014, 01:54:26 pm »
And where is KWT ???
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Re: My first big outride ...
« Reply #15 on: September 19, 2014, 02:51:22 pm »
And where is KWT ???

King William's Town +- 60km from East London.
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