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Re: West Canal Road & Rock of Jericho (2008-06-01)
« Reply #20 on: June 02, 2008, 06:35:13 pm »
Well done people!

A few years ago I suggested we do a braai at/on top of the rock.

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Re: West Canal Road & Rock of Jericho (2008-06-01)
« Reply #21 on: June 03, 2008, 06:18:07 am »
Well done people!
A few years ago I suggested we do a braai at/on top of the rock.
The list is growing! :cool:

I was thinking about that too. But what about a "Night on the Bald Mountain" with music by Mussorgsky and a potjie in place of the witches cauldron?  - imagine the sunrise from the rock in the morning. 

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Re: West Canal Road & Rock of Jericho (2008-06-01)
« Reply #22 on: June 03, 2008, 07:41:13 am »
Not a bad idea, but get permission from the locals first, and in this case the big Chief not the local one.  He will need to be contacted in Jericho.
 

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Re: West Canal Road & Rock of Jericho (2008-06-01)
« Reply #23 on: June 03, 2008, 08:06:31 am »
Not a bad idea, but get permission from the locals first, and in this case the big Chief not the local one.  He will need to be contacted in Jericho.
Sure can do - Are they Bafokeng in that area, or are the Bafokeng only to the West?
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Re: West Canal Road & Rock of Jericho (2008-06-01)
« Reply #24 on: June 03, 2008, 08:10:46 am »
Not Bafokeng.
Bafokeng only a small area around Rustenburg.
 

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Re: West Canal Road & Rock of Jericho (2008-06-01)
« Reply #25 on: June 03, 2008, 11:37:23 am »
my take part 2:

so we had our now famous cuppacione stop,,,discussed each others bikes and latest additions,,,hmmm, jules that hooter is loud,,,,then road stays very lekka for about 10 kms when we start hitting the granite koppies in the Bethanie area,,,,,man there are some great little paths leading between where they cut out the country's kitchen tops,,,i actually went up one of those koppies to be told u have just 20 min before the farmer comes with the shotgun,,

after the koppies it turns into my fav roads,,,a road with cattle dung on it is always a great road,,,we weave and turn some great roads until we get to the tar road which we turn into and its 10 kms to beestekraal stasie ,,,,,

all along the trip so far i see more and more lekka roads leading off and i can help wonder where they lead too,,,in fact right at the beginning we cross a railway track and next to it is a road that goes straight to beestekraal stasie,,,hmmm,,,maybe next time,,,

at beestekraal we sit on the porch and wave back at all the other motorists that ride pass and greet,,,we meet other bikers and some 4x4 people as well,,,,,we start a wilddog graffiti on the wall and write down everyones nicname that is there,,,,so if you get there add yours as well,,,hmmm,,,note to myself,,,next time i go i must remember to take white paint with to fix up all my spelling mistakes

from there a-mx takes the lead and we cross over the north canal and head towards "the rock",,,i liked the sand dirt roads and the speed,,,,we start seeing rural housing and then the "rock" comes into your vision,,,doesnt look so daunting from afar and as we near u start to realise it aint a molehill....we stop at the tough start and see the total impractibility of even trying it,,,we hunbly move to the easy access and then you realise that "easy" is not the right word,,,its still damm tough and its fearfactor frightening,,,,,a-mx goes first followed by franke and his ktm and then its me,,,,,didnt wanna think about it and actually i was suprised as to what the bike can do,,,,,staying in first slowly without stalling and picking the line is all that counts,,,you only stop at the top and wait for the adrenaline and the heart thumping out of my chest to relax a bit,,,,then the rest follows and all with success,,,we spend some time on top to recall our breaths and excitement,,,take photos and we go down again and everybody makes it without mishaps,,,,,we gladly pay the R2 toll fee and we seperate into groups to go back to home,,,

i go alone and hit that long long dirt road to the brits road and enjoy it tremendously,,,i cross the north canal path and decide to ride it backwards to my home,,,what a lekka day

some days are diamonds,,,this is one of them,,,thank you to all

ps...
so dudes,,,whats next,,,hmmm,,,i have lotsa ideas,,,,i have many many roads in my head,,,lets get people to ride them,,,i suggested that we do the west, stop over at beestekraal, then go to the top of the north canal, come down till the road that takes us to "the rock",,,spend some time,,,come back the long (i think its the dikololo) gravel road, turn into the north canal road and follow it al the way backwards till harties,,,,

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1. on top the rock looking down on creation
2. gunda doing his ascend
3 enjoying the exhilirated feeling and the view
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Re: West Canal Road & Rock of Jericho (2008-06-01)
« Reply #26 on: June 03, 2008, 12:46:00 pm »
Thanx Malgat - have a Pullizer !
The pic of me is a bit small, but if it were bigger you would see the fear in my eyes.
At the bottom I am thinking, "this is a KLE. 500cc parallel twin, get the revs up into the power band so you don't stall on the slope. Stand like bike-school Roger taught us. Bonk the Tank "
And off I go at 6000rpm, and the bike jumps up the hill like a dassie and my CoG is well back of the pegs and I am hanging on by my hands and nervous tension. Get to the top of that bit. Down in the saddle and on the brakes and nearly wipe out the oke (and I never looked to see who it was) guiding me up to the third leg.

What fear. What fun. Let's do again ! 
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Re: West Canal Road & Rock of Jericho (2008-06-01)
« Reply #27 on: June 03, 2008, 01:14:25 pm »
did anyone take a photo of the wilddog grafitti wall?????

lets start a tradition
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Re: West Canal Road & Rock of Jericho (2008-06-01)
« Reply #28 on: June 03, 2008, 01:18:31 pm »
Malgat, I have photo's of the graphitti wall. Will post them with your permission.
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Re: West Canal Road & Rock of Jericho (2008-06-01)
« Reply #29 on: June 03, 2008, 01:21:18 pm »
Malgat, I have photo's of the graphitti wall. Will post them with your permission.

plse do????? omg are they soooo terrible,,,,????
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Re: West Canal Road & Rock of Jericho (2008-06-01)
« Reply #30 on: June 03, 2008, 02:13:37 pm »
Was a great day.

The Rock rocks!

Cant wait to go and do it again



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Re: West Canal Road & Rock of Jericho (2008-06-01)
« Reply #31 on: June 03, 2008, 02:38:07 pm »
Malgat, next time you want to do a scenic different ride to the rock, I'll show you guys a few paths through De Wildt that are even GS friendly. See some real bushveld.
A-MX knows the area well too.

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Re: West Canal Road & Rock of Jericho (2008-06-01)
« Reply #32 on: June 03, 2008, 02:39:45 pm »
Malgat, next time you want to do a scenic different ride to the rock, I'll show you guys a few paths through De Wildt that are even GS friendly. See some real bushveld.
A-MX knows the area well too.

Anyone keen for a shabeen hop?

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Re: West Canal Road & Rock of Jericho (2008-06-01)
« Reply #33 on: June 03, 2008, 02:46:55 pm »
Shabeen hop -yes please- heard tooooo much about them, i'm in >:D
 

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Re: West Canal Road & Rock of Jericho (2008-06-01)
« Reply #34 on: June 03, 2008, 03:57:43 pm »
did someone say beer?????

im in

its my bday the 17th june,,,

why dont we do something the weekend before or after,,,

i'll pay for the beers
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Re: West Canal Road & Rock of Jericho (2008-06-01)
« Reply #35 on: June 03, 2008, 04:18:59 pm »
malgat knows that a quart is only around R8 at De Wildt. ;)
 

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Re: West Canal Road & Rock of Jericho (2008-06-01)
« Reply #36 on: June 03, 2008, 05:17:52 pm »
The famous grafitti wall - Beestekraal
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Re: West Canal Road & Rock of Jericho (2008-06-01)
« Reply #37 on: June 03, 2008, 05:23:54 pm »
don't you love where the second "d" went ;D

although I shouldn't comment as with my spelling skills I can only imagine what I would have come up with.


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Re: West Canal Road & Rock of Jericho (2008-06-01)
« Reply #38 on: June 03, 2008, 05:30:13 pm »
malgat knows that a quart is only around R8 at De Wildt. ;)


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Re: West Canal Road & Rock of Jericho (2008-06-01)
« Reply #39 on: June 03, 2008, 08:22:44 pm »
Thanks to all I think a will wait a while before i attemt rock climbing again, needs to get my adrenalin levels back to normal again. :o

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