Welcome, Guest. Please Login or Register

Author Topic: Amazing what you find behind Grassy Park  (Read 1066 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Kamanya

  • Global Moderator
  • Grey hound
  • ***
  • Bike: KTM 950 Adventure S
    Location: Western Cape
  • Posts: 5,114
  • Thanked: 502 times
  • Andrew to everyone
Amazing what you find behind Grassy Park
« on: November 14, 2006, 02:18:02 pm »
It is amazing what you can find right on your doorstep.

Paul (KTMBigger) had been keen for a ride and as the only time I had was Tuesday morning for a few hours, so be it.

We met in Deip River, and then headed off to some new trails that I found the week before behind Grassy Park.



We got under the Power Lines and headed though Grassy Park. Within a couple of hundred meters I took my first tumble and broke the folding mirror off. Too much throttle on wet grass with Scorpion Pirellis is not a really clever thing.



Not far from here we get into the agricultural lands with great sandy roads.



The previous week I had taken an inviting looking bit of sand that headed off along a fence and up a dune. By the time I had realised how much trouble I could be in I couldn?t turn around and just had to see where it headed. The fence took a turn that left me with nothing but a steep drop on one side and the fence on the other, no pictures but it was not very clever being on my own. So, in the spirit of showing Paul EVERYTING I sent him along the fence. Well, he does have a much smaller 626. He cleaned it but it reminded me why 950?s shouldn?t stray too far from the semi-beaten track.

After some backtracking I found the gap in the dunes to get headed in the direction of the sea. There is a massive sand pit that I think they use commercial for bulding sand that is a lot of fun.

Paul doing his thing.











From there, there are footpath tracks that weave their way between the fynbos. It is deep sand but fun. I fell off a few times, but falling in this stuff is not serious, nothing gets broken. The track is great for smaller bikes and a bit of a challenge for big ones but huge fun nonetheless. The tracks seem to be kept clear by quads but not a lot of people must go there. It really is an amazing bit of riding right on our doorstep.

Spot the tracks?



Just when you get a bit gatvol of the sand there are more solid patches like these.





There is a good hill climb, Paul showing how it should be done. The video is side on unfortunately ? just turn your monitor on its side!

Looking like a Pro

I am continually surprised at what a 950 can do, it got up here no problem.




From there it was back towards Zeekoevlei. We swapped bikes. His 625 seems as though the piston keeps still and the rest of the bike is attached to the crank shaft. But no doubt it rides on the sand rather than through it. It is a lot more focused than mine. He seemed to have fun with mine. At the lights getting onto the M5 a GSX600/700? Tried to dice, the torque of the 950 put him easily away. It was then back to Paul?s house for a coffee and a chat.





Then it was back to the office, some of us have to work!

This is the track, go check it out, its great fun.

I wonder where that gravel road goes? And that, has usually made all the difference. (Apologies to Mr Frost)

You want to have a stable Picture & Video host?

https://secure.smugmug.com/signup.mg?Coupon=7ovFBQhdrwnZw
 

Offline Grondpad

  • Race Dog
  • ***
  • Bike: BMW R1200GS
    Location: Western Cape
  • Posts: 711
  • Thanked: 1 times
  • Ek laaik tiet kwaai....... :)
Amazing what you find behind Grassy Park
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2006, 02:52:01 pm »
Awesome!!!!  Love the sandpit area  :shock:
 

shark_za

  • Guest
Amazing what you find behind Grassy Park
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2006, 03:05:31 pm »
Fantastic Kamanya and KTMBigger!
Sand is awesome and grass is hellishly slippery when wet.
 :lol:
 

Offline X Banana Boy

Amazing what you find behind Grassy Park
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2006, 04:43:21 pm »
very cool.  nice video.  :D
 

Offline GIDEON

  • Born in the year of the Tiger
  • Race Dog
  • ***
  • Bike: Triumph 800 XC
    Location: Gauteng
  • Posts: 4,856
  • Thanked: 8 times
  • Bikes est dans mon sang
Amazing what you find behind Grassy Park
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2006, 07:29:54 pm »
Bevange


Nobody can be exactly like me. Sometimes even I have trouble doing it.
 

Offline KTM BIGGER

  • Race Dog
  • ***
  • Bike: KTM 990 Adventure
    Location: Western Cape
  • Posts: 2,062
  • SAB Goblin 700
    • http://www.goblinhobbies.co.za/
Amazing what you find behind Grassy Park
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2006, 09:47:10 pm »
Kamanya,

This was excellent, thanks for the interview to the area.

Must do this again sometime.

Offline mango

Amazing what you find behind Grassy Park
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2006, 10:24:10 pm »
That's a great pic of the wheelie in the sand  :wink:
 

Offline Welsh

  • BMW R1150GSV
  • Gentleman Dog
  • *
  • Bike: BMW R1150GS
    Location: Gauteng
  • Posts: 19,093
  • Thanked: 638 times
  • Thunder Twonk. The two legged Twat Monkey.
Amazing what you find behind Grassy Park
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2006, 10:37:00 pm »
Quote from: "mango"
That's a great pic of the wheelie in the sand  :wink:


Had to go back and look for it, at that range and background I had missed it, try that on a pig !!!!

Welsh  8)  8)  8)
An aspiring Coddiwompler
 

Offline macduff

  • RIP
  • Race Dog
  • ***
  • Bike: Yamaha XT600
    Location: Western Cape
  • Posts: 854
  • Cape Town
    • http://gonnagallas.blogspot.com/
Amazing what you find behind Grassy Park
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2006, 10:57:36 pm »
the series of shots doing a u-turn on that sandhill are amazing...:shock:
reminds me of young snowboarders going mal on a half-pipe  

lekker pics/report   :lol:  :lol:
 

Offline Clockwork Orange

  • Race Dog
  • ***
  • Bike: KTM 990 Adventure
    Location: United Kingdom
  • Posts: 2,548
  • Thanked: 83 times
Amazing what you find behind Grassy Park
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2006, 07:47:14 am »
Nice report Andrew, well done to the two of you. I think we need to hook up for another ride soon.
When in doubt...grab throttle!!!
 

Offline Mark Hardy

  • Forum Vendor
  • Grey hound
  • ****
  • Bike: KTM 950 Adventure
    Location: Gauteng
  • Posts: 9,386
  • Thanked: 3 times
Amazing what you find behind Grassy Park
« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2006, 05:56:20 pm »
Quote from: "Clockwork Orange"
Nice report Andrew, well done to the two of you. I think we need to hook up for another ride soon.


+10 on that, would like to meet up and ride again.
excellent action pics again :)   :)  :)
 

Offline KTM BIGGER

  • Race Dog
  • ***
  • Bike: KTM 990 Adventure
    Location: Western Cape
  • Posts: 2,062
  • SAB Goblin 700
    • http://www.goblinhobbies.co.za/
Amazing what you find behind Grassy Park
« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2006, 09:31:34 pm »
Quote from: "Mark Hardy"
Quote from: "Clockwork Orange"
Nice report Andrew, well done to the two of you. I think we need to hook up for another ride soon.


+10 on that, would like to meet up and ride again.
excellent action pics again :)   :)  :)



Lets do it!!!! Where and when????

Offline Clockwork Orange

  • Race Dog
  • ***
  • Bike: KTM 990 Adventure
    Location: United Kingdom
  • Posts: 2,548
  • Thanked: 83 times
Amazing what you find behind Grassy Park
« Reply #12 on: November 16, 2006, 07:31:06 am »
Quote from: "KTM BIGGER"
Quote from: "Mark Hardy"
Quote from: "Clockwork Orange"
Nice report Andrew, well done to the two of you. I think we need to hook up for another ride soon.


+10 on that, would like to meet up and ride again.
excellent action pics again :)   :)  :)



Lets do it!!!! Where and when????


I am away this weekend. How bout next weekend?
When in doubt...grab throttle!!!
 

Offline KTM BIGGER

  • Race Dog
  • ***
  • Bike: KTM 990 Adventure
    Location: Western Cape
  • Posts: 2,062
  • SAB Goblin 700
    • http://www.goblinhobbies.co.za/
Amazing what you find behind Grassy Park
« Reply #13 on: November 16, 2006, 09:06:50 pm »
Quote from: "Clockwork Orange"
Quote from: "KTM BIGGER"
Quote from: "Mark Hardy"
Quote from: "Clockwork Orange"
Nice report Andrew, well done to the two of you. I think we need to hook up for another ride soon.


+10 on that, would like to meet up and ride again.
excellent action pics again :)   :)  :)



Lets do it!!!! Where and when????


I am away this weekend. How bout next weekend?


Sounds like a plan. Lets get hold of Andrew as he is the navigator for this area.