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Offline Hellhound

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« Reply #40 on: September 29, 2006, 08:55:45 am »
Excellent!
 

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« Reply #41 on: September 29, 2006, 09:07:59 am »
lekker!
thanks for the hard work in posting all those excellent pics

that red route looks tough
 

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« Reply #42 on: September 29, 2006, 09:11:14 am »
Dankie Leo, fkn baie werk ne? Pragtig
 

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« Reply #43 on: September 29, 2006, 09:23:44 am »
Hi Leo, I am new and verrrry glad I found this forum..Thanx Ekxcellent Reoprt.

I went last year after reading all the stuff happy I didn't go this year, but after seeing your pics..not so sure anymore, give me a cold mielie and that scenery anyday....

Still not sure if I will go next year....depending on venue...

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« Reply #44 on: September 29, 2006, 09:43:12 am »
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How many guys did the red route?


Sharkie I don't really have an idea. Our group consisted of about 10 bikes, Stephen King, Roger "Akropovic", Deon van Zyl, Eugene (Winner), another HP2, 3 X 1200 GS - me incl, 1150GSA and a 1200GSA

Another large group was the Lyndhurst group, Mikedabike & Co, I'd guess about 15 bikes.

If I had to guess I'd say about 60 - 80 bikes max, but can't really say for sure - the okes were scattered all over the place  :wink:
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« Reply #45 on: September 29, 2006, 09:45:37 am »
In Cape Town the figure being mentioned on Red Routes is about 150 bikes of which about 110 did all three days!
 

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« Reply #46 on: September 29, 2006, 09:51:46 am »
Thanks Leo, great report on the event.
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« Reply #47 on: September 29, 2006, 02:34:13 pm »
tx leo! looking at the pics and reading the report, it's difficult from this side to think that it was not what some expected. nicely done!!
 

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« Reply #48 on: September 29, 2006, 03:27:19 pm »
Some more pictures:

We allowed other "brands" as well :lol:


Some members resembled the Telly Tubbies.....  :lol:


It was freaking cold on Thursday morning!!! :shock:


The campsite


Excalibur at the local "vendusie"  :D


Some scenic shots








The HP2 that was flipped! :shock: The HP2 rider overshot a T-junction and ja...... pictures tell the rest.



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« Reply #49 on: September 29, 2006, 03:40:53 pm »
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EINA!!  :shock:  :shock:  :shock:
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« Reply #50 on: September 29, 2006, 04:02:07 pm »
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EINA!!  :shock:  :shock:  :shock:

 
 :shock: Yip.... $$$$
 

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« Reply #51 on: September 30, 2006, 11:44:50 am »
really  cool pics guys
Leo and the gang really good to have met you guys just sorry my liver wouldnt allow me to spend more time with you after seeing the state fun was in on thursday morning i was grateful
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it was good riding with some of you guys and talking kak with others

 on the one hand im sorry we left early as i understand it got a bit better as it went on
but ja the social side of the event was absolutely brilliant
really good to chill, talk bike and drink with the guys but as for the riding being put off of riding the red cause it would be hectic  and then finding the green normal dirt road riding except having to ride with a whole bunch of other guys and in the dust just not my thing
 anyway as for all the rest of it the toilets , food and cold all things to endure and not really an infuence in my decision to go far more being only havin a few days to ride with and wondering if i would look back on sunday on my way back to cape town and think shit i could have had beter riding  8)
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« Reply #52 on: October 02, 2006, 04:55:25 pm »
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Some members resembled the Telly Tubbies.....  



.....sĂ?ÂȘ jy dalk ek is oorgewig?

Nie gedink dis so obvious nie  :oops:

Check my vlg jaar by die GSC - dan's ek onder 100kg  :roll:
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« Reply #53 on: October 02, 2006, 05:11:56 pm »
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Quote from: "bla-bla black sheep"
Some members resembled the Telly Tubbies.....  



.....sĂ?ÂȘ jy dalk ek is oorgewig?

Nie gedink dis so obvious nie  :oops:

Check my vlg jaar by die GSC - dan's ek onder 100kg  :roll:


Ek bedoel die mussie op die kop  :oops:  :wink:

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« Reply #54 on: October 02, 2006, 05:22:26 pm »
Baie nice julle en DANKIE


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« Reply #55 on: October 02, 2006, 06:26:54 pm »
Finally got round to posting some of my pics, apologies for the delay, it was a rough week.

Old Bridge on the way to the GSC


Day 1 Green Route 2 - Rode with Adventurer, Poppipants, Scribble, Sean & Marco






Adventurer waiting for us with some nice scenery behind, this area is beautiful and a DS heaven with dirt roads in all directions.



My beautiful baby




We were at the first days Skills Challenge, in the background you can see some of the tents




Michnus's mate Hennie on the see-saw who rides his Dakkie really well, all the forum guys where rooting for him.


Some bling (front header protectors) on a 1200GS from Wunderlich, taken just for the bling boys (yeah LS, that is you)


Day 2 Green route 3, a much better route than day 1, where there were some jeep tracks.










Adventurer coming down the road

Poppipants coming down the road



Poppipants and the yellow monster






Thanks to all the guys that I rode with and nice to meet all the new faces, one thing is for sure that there is not a nicer bunch of people in the world than DS riders... :lol:  :lol:

I had to leave early (due to building problems at home) so didn't do the third day but rode home after finishing day 2 (somehow rode 420 km's on the way home) so almost 730 km's for the day - not bad.

Looking back on it, I think I would have enjoyed it far more doing the red  routes.....

Enjoy the pics.
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« Reply #56 on: October 02, 2006, 06:58:27 pm »
Hey Fun .......... sorry I missed you on the way back ! :oops:

As you passed I though... Shiiit that looks like Fun ????  :?

........no can't be him he's at the GSC, but hell this guys is really friendly  :wink:

We missed you in the bar tent  :lol:
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« Reply #57 on: October 02, 2006, 10:35:21 pm »
Leo

After you guys hurt me so bad on the first night, I am almost greatful that I missed you guys. No seriously, what a nice bunch of guys, and the worst of it is they don't give you a chance to buy a dop, I think I owe you guys a round or two the next time....
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« Reply #58 on: October 04, 2006, 05:38:04 pm »
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...... I will probably not do another GSC.... f#@k....  food was quite k@k.... We k@kked off with sub zero temperatures .....k@k off and pay for it?


Jammer vir jou ou maat, dat jy so sleg gehad het op die GSC!

Lyk my ek was by 'n ander GSC.
Waar ek was het ons lekker (groen) roetes gery, met bietjie tegniese kolle (klomp ouens het op die groen roete geval - dalk te moeilik hierdie groen roetes?), genoeg kos, lekker kos, genoeg toilette, warm water om in te stort, goeie klankstelsel met groot video skerm, geen selfoonsein, goeie kamparea met gras en strooi bedek (vir warmte), uitstekende skills challenge......

So, ek dink jy moet maar die volgende GSC'e almal mis - jy sal nie daarvan hou nie.
 

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« Reply #59 on: October 04, 2006, 10:36:50 pm »
Geel Kameel, lets put this to bed, I did enjoy the GSC to an extent, but when I am paying that amount of money and it is hosted by BMW, I do expect a bit better. By and large most of guys enjoyed the GSC this year, it was a good event, but it could have been better with a bit more effort from the organisers. Some of you make out that I am just a 'moangat', if I am not happy with something I will say so, I have heard a lot of complaints about this years GSC, but they are just not voiced on this forum.
Last year's GSC had it's problems, although it was IMO a better event, afterwards the organisers asked for criticism, they got it and did very little about it! How else are they to improve their product if they do not hear about it? My complaints WILL be put forward to them when they send out the questioniare. What they do about it remains to be seen.
I have roughed it on trips of my own in ways you will never know, but that was my choice and I consider it part of the experience, but if something is not right then I do not see why I should not voice my opinion!
The issues I bitched about are actually quite trivial, but an accumulation of these issues can lead to a major detraction of a very enjoyable event.
When I left on Saturday after getting back from the last ride(I was full of flu) the large gaps where tents used to be, must say something. This did not happen last year.
If you can keep your head in the midst of all this confusion, you don't understand the situation!