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Dust, Dust...and a farmer's wife (Magalies area - 6/1)
« on: January 08, 2007, 01:39:53 pm »
I was really looking forward to the day?s ride. It hasn?t rained for the past couple of days, which meant that the gravel roads should be hard packed.

Crossing Hartbeespoort Dam




Easyrider Blouvark is the only one that rocks up at the wimpy and after a breakfast and quick intro and chat with cma andy and ?lennox, it?s off to fun.

Here?s the proposed route ? we didn?t keep strictly to it, but why should we have?



A quick tar ride to Skeerpoort, from where we go on the gravel. It was so hard packed that it was better than the pot-holed roads in Mpumalanga and thus made for some high speed riding (ahem, that is high-speed riding in terms of my reference ? it would have leo chuckling in his sleeves). I really felt sorry for bv riding in the dust, there was no wind, not even a breeze and looking back in my mirrors all I saw was this huge, thick dust cloud hanging on the road.

First stop ? you will immediately recognise the venue from a previous report. Also time to deflate the tyres a bit for the looser stuff.




Then a quick sprint on tar and onto gravel, leading to Breedts Nek. It wasn?t on the initial itinery, but BV just managed to turn my arm a bit. Here are some pics of the ride to the ?summit? (I must apologise for the quality of most pics in the report, as they were taken on the go):







Reaching the top, we didn?t stop, but immediately took the trail that leads to the lookout point.. And BV, feel free to add any comments at this stage.



BV approaching:




And the view from the top. I try not to look at the VOD ? Ok, dammit, a must do for this year. It even looks pig friendly from afar?






Thereafter down again, a 5km tar stretch and onto the New Thorndale road. This road was also in pristine riding condition, with dust the only incriminating factor ? but which didn?t bother me at all.



After a while we again hit tar, once again for only about 5k?s and then back onto the good stuff. This specific road at one stage winds its way through a valley and mesmerises me everytime I ride it.



Onto the bustling town of Boons



From here the route that I marked was virgin territory for both of us, ie uncharted, not the other kind. I still remarked to BV that I suspect the roads from hereon to be pretty flat and boring. It was one of those remarks that you feel great about when proven wrong!! A tantalising ride that winds its way over some hills and through spectacular scenery. Man, it was great!

We eventually did ride some flat, straight roads, but even these were not boring (if compared with what we?ve done thus far). Here and there some sandy, rocky or pebble patches to keep the ticker at redline.












We again hit a short stretch of tar, and passing a tweespoor I could?ve sworn that the tweespoor was on the route. Turned around and followed it. What a ride! Once again many sandy patches, but with various whoops to make you orgasm (proverbially) with delight! I was sure that the ta bottomed out. But the fun was shortlived, as we ended at a homestead. The gps didn?t show a vanishing of the road, thus I surmised that the road probably runs ?through? the homestead. So slowly, with a few dogs barking viciously at us, we entered the homestead. And this is where we met the farmer?s wife?







After being ensured that there is no road further on, we turned around, enjoyed the tweespoor again, onto tar in search of some other gravel road, which wasn?t far off. Again an interesting road, but further on was very neglected, which encouraged the growing of sand in multiple patches.







Tar again, for about 10+ k?s after which we hit the straightest gravel of the ride. Boring? No, sir! Not with greens all around and the occasional patches of lurking traps that swoop onto unsuspecting riders!




BV showing off an emergency stop




Unfortunately, it wasn?t long after this that the camera?s battery died, so we cannot show you the great spots/roads traversed further.




Definitely another weekend! We eventually ended up in Magaliesburg, where we decided that Upperdecks would be the venue of choice for a cold one.

An awesome half-day?s ride with a no-fuss BV ? cheers to you!! And still so much in the area to explore!

Ps: and the farmer?s wife? She was at the homestead, and all that can be said is that BV (who is still single ? bless his soul) remarked about how ?nice? she looks. Seriously, nothing more, you perverts!
 

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Dust, Dust...and a farmer's wife (Magalies area - 6/1)
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2007, 01:52:19 pm »
Lots of nice piccies of dirt roads, but no piccies of farmers wife's?

 :?  :?  :?

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« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2007, 01:55:56 pm »
Awesome! 8)


Echo you on BV. Would ride with him anytime.

Reminds me of another wild dog on this forum. Also a  fugly one but such an easy oke to be with and ride with. Now who can it be??  :? uhmmm.

Oh. Of course!  :idea:

Wino! :D  :wink:



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Where is da pics of the farmer's wife?? :twisted:
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« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2007, 01:56:56 pm »
Wow, nice report wino.

My "comment", (surprised you did'nt post the pic) I hit a rock going up
the twee spoor at Breedts Nek that jerked the front wheel & I dropped it but had it up before wino could "capture" the moment, instead taking a pic of the lekker scratch on the crash bar. :oops:  :oops:  :oops:

By the way the farmers wife was'nt "nice", she was absolutely gorgeous!!!!! IMO

Thanks for a great days riding and company, I really enjoyed it.
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« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2007, 02:01:44 pm »
Ag nee man... no farmer wife pics.  :(
 
Got a higher res / larger version of this:
 

 
That is a definate candidate for pic of the month... superb shot! :thumbleft:
 

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« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2007, 02:02:00 pm »
Nice report.  One day when I grow up, I want to ride like that.   :D  :D  :D
 

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« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2007, 02:03:20 pm »
I'm afraid this was not a very good report wino

the suspense was built up using words such as 'orgasm' and you promised to reveal more about the farmer's wife (okay, so you did'nt actually promise it)

no but seriously, excellent report. I thought all the lekker roads were down here in the Cape. Seems I was greatly mistaken

good pics, good story. nice one!
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« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2007, 02:10:33 pm »
Quote from: "Kev"
Ag nee man... no farmer wife pics.  :(
 
Got a higher res / larger version of this:
 

 
That is a definate candidate for pic of the month... superb shot! :thumbleft:


This was right after I dropped it (the mother ship as shark calls it):oops:  :oops:
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Dust, Dust...and a farmer's wife (Magalies area - 6/1)
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2007, 02:14:05 pm »
Great going guys... i really like that area of gauteng/north-west...stunning in summer...
 

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« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2007, 02:46:41 pm »
Great report guys, but now really if you aren't posting a pic of the farmer's wife, how about the coordinates?  :lol:  :lol:
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« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2007, 03:05:55 pm »
I was enjoying myself too much, so I didn't take a lot of pics.

Nice quite spot to deflate tyres.


Just missed wino flipping the bird. :twisted:


The TA & the mothership.


View from the top of Breedts Nek.


Anti-pig road in the distance.








You can barely make out wino through all the dust.






Thanks for a great days outing. There is a lot of roads in the area that looks promising, maybe explore some more.
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Re: Dust, Dust...and a farmer's wife (Magalies area - 6/1)
« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2007, 03:39:29 pm »
Mooi prentjies en storie Wino :!:  (Ongelukkig wil my masjien nie al die prentjies na die einde se kant wys nie :evil: )

Jy is so pas benoem as 'n lewenslange ere-lid van die Vriende van Breedtsnek Bewaringsvereniging. Baie geluk :salute:

Dankie weer eens vir jou uitnodiging vooraf, maar ek het 'n paar ander dinge aangehad vir Saterdag. Groete.
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« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2007, 05:21:51 pm »
cool report dude :D
 

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« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2007, 06:32:39 pm »
Cool julle BAIE cool
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« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2007, 07:16:08 pm »
Nice trip, the VOD looks ok from a distance but once you are in it''s claws it's all over  :twisted:
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« Reply #15 on: January 08, 2007, 07:54:58 pm »
:glasses7: Baie cool ek MOES saam gegaan het!
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« Reply #16 on: January 08, 2007, 09:14:29 pm »
Quote from: "Stephan"
Great report guys, but now really if you aren't posting a pic of the farmer's wife, how about the coordinates?  :lol:  :lol:


Damn Stephan, I accidently pm'd the coordinates to Red.
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« Reply #17 on: January 08, 2007, 09:21:07 pm »
Quote from: "BlouVark"
Quote from: "Stephan"
Great report guys, but now really if you aren't posting a pic of the farmer's wife, how about the coordinates?  :lol:  :lol:


Damn Stephan, I accidently pm'd the coordinates to Red.


Whoops, I only came to ask BV if he had great memories, or did she have great m........ how do you spell that?

Welsh  :twisted:  :twisted:  :twisted:

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« Reply #18 on: January 08, 2007, 10:27:40 pm »
Tannie Groenie sĂ?ÂȘ: "Nee, nie saam met jou nie! Met my eie bike"

Thanx vir die invite. Pity ek het dit gemis. Lyk na 'n baie lekker trip.
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« Reply #19 on: January 09, 2007, 08:15:17 am »
Nice report there Wino and Blouvark :)

Every time you ride that area the roads are different, and the scenery never disappoints.
It is actually amazing how many roads there are out there to ride, if you have a gps, you can play all day.

Thanks for sharing the trip  :thumbright:
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