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Sat 18th - Short quick trip to Harties
« on: February 20, 2006, 12:01:48 am »
So BLA-BLA and I had a few hours to kill on Saturday morning so we decided to do a short trip to Harties for some breakfast before I had to be in Kyalami and he had to get to the airport.

We met at Zwartkops and waited to just past 7am to see if anyone from the forum would pitch who didn't post a response.

BLA-BLA's baby with all the new TT goodies on. Note all the TT stickers on (are you advertising or what??) :lol:


From here we headed out to Harties on the dirt road shown to us on the previous Cannal trip by Shark_za, a nice short fast section with some awesome scenery.



Arrrived at Harties and pulled into MAXIS (opposite the Zoo/Snake Park) where we met some friendly DS riders (2 x 1150 ADV's and 1 x 1200GS) already having breakfast. DS riders always seem to be friendly!!! We also invited them to join the forum....

After 2 large coffees and some good breakfast, we headed out over the dam wall to see the water flowing fast down the river (not a common site at Harties over the past while and only one gate open, imagine the water flow if the open all the gates...




From here we headed out on the Sattelite road towards Pinehaven. While on the Sattelite road and pushing hard, we finally proved that the Blue one (my bike) is faster. :)  :)  :)  :)  :)  :)  :)  I will not mention the speeds we were doing in fear of prosecution.

After exploring another route through to Magaliesburg (past the Cradle) and making a note of some good looking dirt roads that deserve some exploring some time in the near future, we arrived at Pinehaven where we stopped for a coke before heading back.

Thanks for the ride BLA, it was good fun.

 :)  :)  :)  :)  :)
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« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2006, 07:32:33 am »
Good stuff man, good to see all the water in the dam, at least the rains were good for something.
I see you are removing your number plates now, jaagduiwels ;)
 

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« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2006, 07:34:05 am »
That be the Black Sheep and he swears it broke off.....
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« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2006, 07:42:35 am »
I was riding with him when it happened, but I'm still not convinced.
 

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Re: Sat 18th - Short quick trip to Harties
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2006, 10:18:03 am »
Quote from: "funacide"
BLA-BLA's baby with all the new TT goodies on. Note all the TT stickers on (are you advertising or what??) :lol:




Only think missink is the namba plait.
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« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2006, 10:50:17 am »
cmon. no fear of prosecution here, no proof. what speeds boy?

always thought blue (being probably one of my favourite colours) was faster  :P
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« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2006, 11:01:25 am »
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cmon. no fear of prosecution here, no proof. what speeds boy?

always thought blue (being probably one of my favourite colours) was faster  :P


 :oops:  :oops: About 215km/h :oops:  :oops:

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« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2006, 11:02:58 am »
Thanks Fun for a lekker ride.

Yes, the plate is gone, weg, af...!!!

I ordered a new smaller plate (200mm x 15mm) as I don't want to use the plastic bracket again. Will get the new plate today, so tomorrow I'll be legal again.  :twisted:

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« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2006, 11:18:45 am »
Ah, dun worry. 215 is kewl. Its fun at that speed huh!
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« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2006, 12:17:29 pm »
Yeah it is very KEWL at that speed, every time I ride the bike, it still amazes me. One minute you are doing the off-road thing, the next over 200 down the highway..

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« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2006, 03:37:45 pm »
Amen. One minute, you can be hopping pavements, then going up slippery slopes on a rubbish dump, then doing jumps, and then go oh shit, I need to cool down, lets ride fast, and go past 200 on highway.

Now thats living!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  8)  8)  8)  8)  8)
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« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2006, 09:23:03 am »
Quote from: "LiveInTheOutdoors"
Amen. One minute, you can be hopping pavements, then going up slippery slopes on a rubbish dump, then doing jumps, and then go oh shit, I need to cool down, lets ride fast, and go past 200 on highway.

Now thats living!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  8)  8)  8)  8)  8)


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