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Offline Winston

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Our biggest DS ride in Zululand
« on: November 25, 2009, 01:25:24 pm »
Sylvia the BM lady at Natal Motors Empangeni decided to do something for the local DS riders. Being smart she got the local WD's involved. Sunday morning 22 Nov and perfect weather conditions saw some 23 bikes pitched for the ride which is a huge number in our terms. It was encouraging to see all the newcomers who surfaced. At the briefing the riders were told that this is a breakfast ride and not a breakfast run. The "whats the difference looks" on some some faces were left to figure for themselves.
The BM dudes did not seem to mind that they are being led to the sticks by a KLR. Most probaly cos they had no idea where they were going.
After the first 50 odd kays of boring blacktop the fun started when we hit the gravel while doing the steep climb up the Melmoth Mountains. Some of the riders were very surprised to see this stunning place which is right under their noses.
Mark did duty as cameraman and should post his pics soon.
Knight Rider who did her first adventure ride pranged her 2 month old bike. Luckily only very minor injuries but unfortunately her bike don't look so new anymore. She is a bit upset cos Mark did not take a pic of her while she was farming the grounds.

We had a first class breakfast at Oom Wessel se plaas. From there six riders decided to take the daring route down the other side off the pass while we rode down the old but scenic pass. Bad luck hit Knight Rider again cos a thump size woodchip punctured her rear tyre. Murphy the bleddie baastid picked the puncture the day when I decided not to bother wiff spare tubes.

I stayed wiff KR while the rest made their way to Mfuli Game Park. Sylvia and her hubby Kobie saved our day by doing a "BMW ON CALL" on Knight Rider's KLR and rode all the way to Empangeni to fetch a bakkie. We cannot thank them enough for the very biiiiig favour.

The feed back sovar is very positive and it appears that the adventure bug has bitten a few newcomers when they discovered that gravel is where the real funstuff is.

Another big thanks to Sylvia and Kobie for getting all the differents brands and fuglys together for this enjoyable ride.

Expect to see a number of newbies from north of the Tugella to join the WD site soon.

All the dudes who had cameras wiff them got bragging rights so you better use it.



 

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Re: Our biggest DS ride in Zululand
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2009, 01:30:09 pm »
thx 4 da invite........ >:(
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Re: Our biggest DS ride in Zululand
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2009, 03:10:31 pm »
Great KR now your bike has character  :thumleft:

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Re: Our biggest DS ride in Zululand
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2009, 03:52:38 pm »

Mark did duty as cameraman and should post his pics soon.

All the dudes who had cameras wiff them got bragging rights so you better use it.





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Re: Our biggest DS ride in Zululand
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2009, 07:10:14 am »

Thank you so much Sylvia and Winston! I had an awesome day inspite of falling and getting a puncture.  :ricky:

The fall - well you see...............the furrow in the ground from the rain just jumped out at me and grabbed the front trye................my Black Knight tried to fight back but..................with a 3 month old rider on the back.......................I went DOWN!! OUCH :P :P Growing pains of gaining experience. Mark, Chicco and his wife, Sylvia and her hubby were at my side in no time. Thanks guys. Appreciate you picking up my scarred bike from the dirt and appreciate your support.

Can't wait for the next adventure ;D ;D
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Re: Our biggest DS ride in Zululand
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2009, 10:25:42 am »

Mark did duty as cameraman and should post his pics soon.

All the dudes who had cameras wiff them got bragging rights so you better use it.





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Re: Our biggest DS ride in Zululand
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2009, 10:29:09 am »
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Re: Our biggest DS ride in Zululand
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2009, 10:31:16 am »
 :peepwall: pics? :happy1:
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Re: Our biggest DS ride in Zululand
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2009, 10:32:01 am »
 :deal: pics
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Re: Our biggest DS ride in Zululand
« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2009, 11:07:06 am »
Mark what is happening with the pic's?
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Re: Our biggest DS ride in Zululand
« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2009, 11:14:13 am »
Mark, show us a pic of your new found love while you're at it :biggrin:
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Re: Our biggest DS ride in Zululand
« Reply #11 on: November 26, 2009, 11:14:57 am »
You've seen his left hand before? ;D
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Re: Our biggest DS ride in Zululand
« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2009, 11:31:41 am »
A very nice ride, next time it will be a bit more technical. Thanks to BMW...... :peepwall:

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Re: Our biggest DS ride in Zululand
« Reply #13 on: November 26, 2009, 11:43:44 am »
Seems like a vewwie niiiiiiiiiiiicccccccccceeeeeeeee chicholena dat :mwink: :mwink: Nice to see you lotta Northern Banana Boys doing some DS riding. You got da gountry , enjoy it :thumleft:
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Re: Our biggest DS ride in Zululand
« Reply #14 on: November 26, 2009, 12:52:19 pm »
HEY where are you Mark??? Or don't you want to show them that my KLR has more character than your KTM now??? :imaposer: :imaposer:
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Re: Our biggest DS ride in Zululand
« Reply #15 on: November 26, 2009, 02:33:08 pm »
You've seen his left hand before? ;D

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Re: Our biggest DS ride in Zululand
« Reply #16 on: November 26, 2009, 02:46:14 pm »
You been chatting a lot to Mr M lately? :mwink:
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« Reply #17 on: November 26, 2009, 03:01:05 pm »
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Re: Our biggest DS ride in Zululand
« Reply #18 on: November 26, 2009, 03:05:25 pm »
You been chatting a lot to Mr M lately? :mwink:

You obviously have not....   ;D
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Re: Our biggest DS ride in Zululand
« Reply #19 on: November 26, 2009, 03:32:25 pm »
Never seen him so Quiet, must be his shoulder.
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