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Offline wino

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« on: August 07, 2006, 02:25:42 pm »
Once again, our planned weekend ride to the waterberge got unstuck and we settled for a ride on sunday to groot marico. Blouvark and THEdude joined in and we left shortly after 8 from pinehaven sasol.
Onto the n14 for a few k?s whereafter we got onto the dirt. From here we did in total only a further 40k?s of dirt into groot marico.

First stop:







Cuteness coming through



And going on.



Most of the gravel roads around here at this time of year provide for some high speed riding, with occassional light sandy patches, nothing dramatic. After a pleasant twisty ride in some valley shade, it was time to hit a few k?s of tar.





Thedude?s bike, looking very naked without protection. I hear he doesn?t believe in protection as he is accomplished?



And another smokebreak with cuteness doing the hokeypokey:







The previous group that did the ride through the valley into marico was quite impressed with the scenery provided. Well, they did not fib:







Hitting marico and having a drive around town ? it took about a minute.



We planned another road back, but unfortunately it turned out that we had to go through the tollgate (R48!!!) to get access to the gravel road. So we went back the way we came:









Once out of the valley, cuteness took us on some different gravel roads until we excited close to boons. Here it was decided that it was getting a bit late and the tar was the option to go. So many gravel roads out there, it was a shame. Next time!





Tx to the others, it was a good one!!
 

Offline Grootseun

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« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2006, 02:36:29 pm »
Nice... "tis a nice ride the oneonto marico... nice pics...like you said... so mutch dirt.. so little time.
 

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« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2006, 02:36:59 pm »
Good one guys.

That pass into Marico must be something else in the rainy season.
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« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2006, 03:00:55 pm »
Nice one lads.  Looked like some great scenary.
 

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« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2006, 03:31:38 pm »
BIG thanx to wino, thecuteness & the dude for the trip, i really enjoyed it.
I'm definitely doing it again.

I even showed the dude a bit of the road to Rustenburg :oops:  :?  I owe you a beer to apologise.

I took some photos, haven't downloaded yet, went straight to bed after a shower when I got back home. Remember I did not sleep Saturday night
Will post tomorrow.
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Offline Lootch67

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« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2006, 03:40:26 pm »
Nice one! I've forgotten how much the scenery changes in Africa with the different seasons. In the UK you simply get various shades of green and in winter leafless trees.
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« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2006, 03:43:42 pm »
Great outing guys! A must for the high speed dirt flyers.
 

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Re: Groot Marico
« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2006, 04:14:08 pm »
Quote from: "wino"
From here we did in total only a further 40k?s of dirt into groot marico.


From here we did in total only a further 40k's of tar into groot marico

Before we get slammed for being teerpad moffies. :oops:
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« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2006, 04:28:43 pm »
Quote from: "TheCuteness"
Great outing guys! A must for the high speed dirt flyers.


So why do you only pitch these days on rides that I miss?

Welsh  :twisted:  8)

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Offline Butch

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« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2006, 06:26:54 pm »
Jis, that looks lekka. Kief pics, wino.
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« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2006, 06:50:34 pm »
Must agree, it was an awesome trip. Thanks Wino, TheCuteness en Blouvark. I have some pics, but I work for a slave driver (not really - just lazy). Will upload them asap.

Blouvark, I haven't been to those parts of the world and it was actually very nice (apart from stressing about the fuel level), but I havent yet said no for a beer! We should get superbikes judging by the way we drove back from the dam ... nah! :D
 

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Re: Groot Marico
« Reply #11 on: August 07, 2006, 06:57:57 pm »
Quote from: "wino"

Thedude?s bike, looking very naked without protection. I hear he doesn?t believe in protection as he is accomplished?


The crashbars cost more than the fairing! Trust me I know. Learned that the hard way recently. Oh, you mean that protection ... no comment!  :D
 

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« Reply #12 on: August 07, 2006, 07:25:34 pm »
It only costs more for the first fall...
 

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« Reply #13 on: August 07, 2006, 08:14:25 pm »
Quote from: "shark_za"
It only costs more for the first fall...


Remember, practise hard at not falling, do not ask how you practise this!

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« Reply #14 on: August 08, 2006, 07:57:47 am »
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Quote from: "TheCuteness"
Great outing guys! A must for the high speed dirt flyers.


So why do you only pitch these days on rides that I miss?

Welsh  :twisted:  8)

I might not be goodlooking like Brad Pitt, or built like Arnold ,  have as much hair as Mel gibson..................... but i can lick like lassie!


Welshie, if we occupy remotely the same spot in space and time, our combined muscle capacity may pull tha earth out of its already dodgy orbital track!
 

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« Reply #15 on: August 08, 2006, 09:42:57 am »
Did someone take a tracklog?
Can I have it?
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« Reply #16 on: August 08, 2006, 11:24:05 am »
A couple of my pics.






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