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Vís Normal Route
« on: April 28, 2009, 11:04:42 am »
Via a friend, was invited to join V on a route that he normally rides. It turned out to be a typical Sunday morning outing, which from racing, was like ĎDriving Miss Daisyí. However, it was most pleasant. We never got up to any death defying speeds and did not even leave the province. Was it satisfying? Yes, exactly what I had expected and needed to do.

Guess the route is Vís favorite and is often ridden by him. Not bad for variety. We did a bit of tar (unfortunately), some railway service roads, dirt roads, a pass and a little trail. Not bad to get the muscles loose and the body warmed up.

The ride was particularly interesting as we were accompanied by a Vuka 125. It coped well and, dare I say, had as much fun as one would on a much bigger bike.  It just shows that one does not need to have a fancy bike to enjoy some good offroad riding. It did take its time getting up Breedtís Nek, so did I. I could have gone a little faster, what for? We all enjoyed the same view in the end.

We stopped at Magaliesburg Wimpy for some coffee. Sitting there in MX kit was Russell Connelly and friends. To my amazement they had ridden on dirt bikes, from Maraisburg (ďJohannesburgĒ) and were on their way to Hartebeespoort Dam, and then still planning to ride back. What an adventure. There are more trails than I had imagined. His speed must have been fairly high, though.

While riding had time to look around and to even contemplate the meaning of life. It would seem to me that life would have little meaning if it did not include a bike. Bike and be happy. My philosophy to good living -- and take a little time to enjoy the scenery.

Have bike, will ride.
 

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« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2009, 11:05:13 am »
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Have bike, will ride.