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Re: The green hills overnighter
« Reply #20 on: January 30, 2020, 11:19:04 am »
Lekker ride!! I will steal your tracks sometime and head that way....

We went to a wedding at Chrissiesmeer a couple of years back, stayed in the village, was great! Only problem we had was that the Billiard Room was doing duty as a Gin Tasting Venue that weekend too - so we went in to taste Gine - and they had no glasses....  :imaposer:  :imaposer:  :imaposer:

Thanks for the RR!!  :thumleft:
Yip Gin tasting building is still there and were serving on Sunday morning  :biggrin:
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Re: The green hills overnighter
« Reply #21 on: January 30, 2020, 04:59:25 pm »
Thanks Sidetrack for the invite and the opportunity to stretch the old Fugly's legs a little :thumleft: Also for the good company and the relaxed pace at the front :ricky:

I must admit that I had my reservations before the trip - the weather, the possible state of the roads and the fact that my foot was still not fully recovered from a recent injury. When we met up at the departure point it was raining steadily with heavy rain forecast for Middelburg - and so it turned out to be.

At the jump off point to the gravel / mud I chickened out and headed for Carolina on tar and a nice Wimpy breakfast whilst Sidetrack was plodding along somewhere in the mud  :peepwall: :biggrin:

The (tar) road from Carolina to Badplaas offered lovely scenery of green rolling hills the closer you got to Badplaas and was very enjoyable. Along that road I also started noticing a lot of birds (including large eagles) and cursed my stupidity for not at least bringing my small field binoculars along.

The overnight spot was a spacious house with a beautiful garden, rich in bird life - including a very elusive red-chested-cuckoo (piet my vrou). Internet photo below because he was impossible to spot :biggrin:

The pickings (braaipack) was a bit lean for a big specimen like me, but with the tranquility only found in the countryside out on a farm I was really enjoying the surroundings and started to really relax.

Great weather greeted us on the next day and the scenery around Chrissiesmeer was awesome as well.

On the way back we rode some varied dirt roads ranging from loose sand to mudpools and deep ruts - each sufficient to give me some HP (hart and poepol) moments. Sidetrack was nonplussed (he likes this stuff) but I am not the rider I used to be and not cut out for riding this type of terrain anymore. Problem is that I am too young for a Harley as well  :biggrin:     

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Re: The green hills overnighter
« Reply #22 on: January 30, 2020, 05:43:35 pm »
Might have been my fault, told them a piece of wors and steak should work  :biggrin: I want to do Fundudzi the sacred lake / forrest next. This XT660Z is going to get used properly.
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Re: The green hills overnighter
« Reply #23 on: January 30, 2020, 05:44:47 pm »
Hoog tyd dat jy weer bietjie begin ride reports doen
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Re: The green hills overnighter
« Reply #24 on: January 30, 2020, 05:50:22 pm »
Hoog tyd dat jy weer bietjie begin ride reports doen
Se jou elke keer as my bikes gekit is smous ek hulle  :spitcoffee:
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Re: The green hills overnighter
« Reply #25 on: January 30, 2020, 06:23:38 pm »
Might have been my fault, told them a piece of wors and steak should work  :biggrin: I want to do Fundudzi the sacred lake / forrest next. This XT660Z is going to get used properly.

Please keep me in mind for that, a ride that I have always wanted to do.
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Re: The green hills overnighter
« Reply #26 on: January 30, 2020, 06:25:19 pm »
Might have been my fault, told them a piece of wors and steak should work  :biggrin: I want to do Fundudzi the sacred lake / forrest next. This XT660Z is going to get used properly.

Please keep me in mind for that, a ride that I have always wanted to do.
Will do  :thumleft:
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Re: The green hills overnighter
« Reply #27 on: January 30, 2020, 06:30:29 pm »
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Re: The green hills overnighter
« Reply #28 on: January 30, 2020, 06:49:26 pm »
Baie lekker trip ST!! :thumleft:

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