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« Reply #20 on: November 13, 2006, 12:13:27 pm »
just have to add...
my best biking experience ever...

from the obstacles in montague, to the highway ride home.
AWESOME
thanks all for making it so  :thumbleft:  :thumbleft:  :thumbleft:
 

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« Reply #21 on: November 13, 2006, 12:34:45 pm »
What a TRIP 100% amazing.
What a great route and spot, but even more, what a great bunch of poeple. Thank you all for making this weekend.

Some more pics























Some more of the Kloof later
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« Reply #22 on: November 13, 2006, 12:43:02 pm »
The bikes in the kloof look so clean!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

How did you all manage that?  :shock:
 

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« Reply #23 on: November 13, 2006, 12:59:14 pm »
The pics don't really show the dirt Lito, trust me, they were VROT! The wheels got washed often, every river crossing they came out clean.
And then after making our bikes lekker dirty, we have to ride through a rainstorm that washed half the dirt off! Bummer. :D  :D
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« Reply #24 on: November 13, 2006, 01:20:42 pm »
Quote from: "Clockwork Orange"
Nice appertiser there Watty. It was great meeting you and thanks for all the info AND COLD BEERS that you passed on to us when we met you on the route.



You got beers?  :x
 

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« Reply #25 on: November 13, 2006, 01:27:31 pm »
Quote from: "mango"
Quote from: "Clockwork Orange"
Nice appertiser there Watty. It was great meeting you and thanks for all the info AND COLD BEERS that you passed on to us when we met you on the route.



You got beers?  :x

Yes sir.  It is not what you know, but who you know :lol:
 

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« Reply #26 on: November 13, 2006, 01:32:05 pm »
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The bikes in the kloof look so clean!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

How did you all manage that?  :shock:


Will take a pic of mine soon, just too show you how dirty it was, even
after dumping it in the river....( no pics of that offcourse  :D )

A special thanks to LS for the most awesome route to Baviaans. To Rieka (spelling?) for the support with the bakkie and all her hard work of cleaning and fixing, and Suzanne (spelling?) for helping out with everything, cleaning, coffee making etc. it wasn't expected of you but thanks, it was certainly appreciated....Hein and Gravelmad for keeping us in stitches, and the guys in general for all the help and encouragement en route......
 

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« Reply #27 on: November 13, 2006, 01:35:17 pm »
Quote from: "Watty"
Quote from: "mango"
Quote from: "Clockwork Orange"
Nice appertiser there Watty. It was great meeting you and thanks for all the info AND COLD BEERS that you passed on to us when we met you on the route.



You got beers?  :x

Yes sir.  It is not what you know, but who you know :lol:


I think he just took it.....he's that type of guy  :twisted:
 

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« Reply #28 on: November 13, 2006, 01:37:16 pm »
It was great to meet all you guys at Baviaans, can't wait for LS's report and story. Sorry to make you feel kak Fun, but this event, although we did not have the infrastructure of the GS Challenge, it was much nore enjoyable than the GSC, the venue, the people, the atmosphere, the riding, it was all good. We rode 1075 kays to get there, and if I have to ride to Cape Town for the year end bash next year, I'll do it.
We left Baviaans at 7-30 am, did around 200 kays with a serious crosswind, had lunch in Colesburg, sucked down a few Red Bulls in Bloem, did the last 100 kays in a mother of a rainstorm, and arrived home at 6-45pm. What a jol!
Looking forward to meeting up with you Capies at the end of December.
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« Reply #29 on: November 13, 2006, 01:44:37 pm »
Quote from: "accton"
What a TRIP 100% amazing.
What a great route and spot, but even more, what a great bunch of poeple. Thank you all for making this weekend.



Trying to say something about the forum members who attended? :twisted:  :lol:
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« Reply #30 on: November 13, 2006, 01:44:48 pm »
Nice pic's Mark.......



OK here are a few of mine.

The sparkly clean Katoom as I am about to depart


Breakfast at the Countr Pumpkin in Barrydale


Then we stopped off at the famous Ronnies Sex Shop for a cold "refreshment" and were entertained by Oom Boetie who bombarded us with his one liners Especially Briv who became his hero for the manner in which he cracked Oom Betie's whip.


Then we went through the stunning Meiringspoort
this is Grondpad on the move with his new yellow 1200GS


Mr and Miss Kaboef on the gravel before Willowmore


This is Mark Hardy and Gideon (even more of a legend then the AT) soon after entering the Baviaans conservation area.


A view from up high in the Bav...this place is truly unbelievable


Gideon confidently tackling one of the many water crossings.....these were such fun.


Mark Hardy entering the same hole with gusto!



This will give you an idea of how long this particular crossing was


This pic will give you an idea of the odd mud puddle we encoutered on the rdie. These were surprisingly very user friendly and were not slick at all. Huge grin factor :twisted:


I will let Gideon talk you through the next pic :twisted:


On our return to camp we found Groenie hard at work "repairing" the sump of this car...Heeheheee :D  :D  :D


Some of the peeps sitting aropund the boma


And then we were rewarded with this after a long days riding.....sorry Bla Bla :shock:
 :D




What a fantastic time we all had. Bojangles you are a Super Hero and you are ALL such fantastic people.
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« Reply #31 on: November 13, 2006, 01:46:51 pm »
Quote from: "Adventurer"
The pics don't really show the dirt Lito, trust me, they were VROT! The wheels got washed often, every river crossing they came out clean.
And then after making our bikes lekker dirty, we have to ride through a rainstorm that washed half the dirt off! Bummer. :D  :D


Hennie and me then just missed you. We arrived in PTA 6:00. We averaged about 130km/h, also had some chow in Colesberg. But that storm!!!??!!  :?  It was not the Mother or Father of rainstorms; it was the breeding process I think. Lightning hitting next to you, wind trying to push you into cars and off the road, rain falling down in rivers. That song "It's the end of the world as we know it ..." ran through my mind as you could see nothing but only sing to yourself to calm the nerves. I never thought a storm like that could be possible.
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« Reply #32 on: November 13, 2006, 01:48:55 pm »
Quote from: "mango"
Quote from: "Watty"
Quote from: "mango"
Quote from: "Clockwork Orange"
Nice appertiser there Watty. It was great meeting you and thanks for all the info AND COLD BEERS that you passed on to us when we met you on the route.



You got beers?  :x

Yes sir.  It is not what you know, but who you know :lol:


I think he just took it.....he's that type of guy  :twisted:


Now now...jealousy makes you nasty :D  :D  :D  but it doesnt quench your thirst :twisted:
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« Reply #33 on: November 13, 2006, 01:53:22 pm »
Quote from: "Adventurer"
It was great to meet all you guys at Baviaans, can't wait for LS's report and story. Sorry to make you feel kak Fun, but this event, although we did not have the infrastructure of the GS Challenge, it was much nore enjoyable than the GSC, the venue, the people, the atmosphere, the riding, it was all good. We rode 1075 kays to get there, and if I have to ride to Cape Town for the year end bash next year, I'll do it.
We left Baviaans at 7-30 am, did around 200 kays with a serious crosswind, had lunch in Colesburg, sucked down a few Red Bulls in Bloem, did the last 100 kays in a mother of a rainstorm, and arrived home at 6-45pm. What a jol!
Looking forward to meeting up with you Capies at the end of December.
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So we havent scared you off then :D  :D  We only look like hooligans but we really are angels :roll:
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« Reply #34 on: November 13, 2006, 01:55:04 pm »
hehe. Gideon the Clown. Ridden once with him. Funny chap old Gideon. I'm sure he tells himself jokes whilst riding! :lol:

He goes full out on that AT. On the trip we did, he chose to ride in the loose sand on the edge of the road rather than the more easier main road surface.
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« Reply #35 on: November 13, 2006, 02:56:53 pm »
Great pics!  I'm jealous (veryyyy)!  Please keep them coming.
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« Reply #36 on: November 13, 2006, 03:06:32 pm »
what we must ALL insist on, is a very special ride report from Groenie, from when he left home, till he got back...
i cant wait to hear his comments on the bash  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
 

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« Reply #37 on: November 13, 2006, 03:08:54 pm »
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what we must ALL insist on, is a very special ride report from Groenie, from when he left home, till he got back...
i cant wait to hear his comments on the bash  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:


I second that!!......as well as a detailed report on how to repair the sump of an Opel Corsa.....this of course will not go under technical tips  but will be a lot more appropriate under Jou Ma :twisted:
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« Reply #38 on: November 13, 2006, 03:22:35 pm »
Quote from: "Clockwork Orange"
Quote from: "macduff"
what we must ALL insist on, is a very special ride report from Groenie, from when he left home, till he got back...
i cant wait to hear his comments on the bash  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:


I second that!!......as well as a detailed report on how to repair the sump of an Opel Corsa.....this of course will not go under technical tips  but will be a lot more appropriate under Jou Ma :twisted:


CO, you make we want to go back to do it all over again this weekend :lol:


PLEASE NO :shock:  His speed was100 km/ph :shock:  This forum would be long gone by the time that ride report ends

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« Reply #39 on: November 13, 2006, 03:26:42 pm »
:D dit was die beste trip en plek waar ek nog was en dis was maar my 2de keer wat ek maar grondpad ry so ook paar dinge geleer hoe om te ry veral deur die rivier met sand en klippe :shock:  en dit was ongelooflik om ander se tips te kon gebruik en leer  :lol: ...ja en dit was beslis die beste forum party en almal het dit so geniet en seker ook swaar gesluk om terug huistoe te gaan  :cry: ... die trip het my ook selfvertroue opgebou op gronpad te ry en flippen nice ouens was daar  :D  almal het so geniet  :wink: ...ek dink  volgende jaar moet ons weer so iets reel want dit was beslis n groot sukses...     ek sal nog my pic opsit

 mmmm ek dink almal wou nog langer gekuier het maar die dae was gou om maar baie dinge gedoen en gery dat dit bars... :D  :lol:  :wink:  :P

dankie vir die ouens vir al die reelings en moeite :D
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