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WC- In search of new roads
« on: March 01, 2010, 08:20:21 am »
The XT`s did a reccie on Sunday , Camelman , Crossed-up and Me.

7am at the usual garage in Richwood , Sat. night DSTV weather forcast very hot weather for Sunday , so I checked the weather at 05h30 and it had changed to cool weather , max 26.

So I ditched the Mx gear for the Enduro jacket , BIG MISTAKE.
It must have been 42 in the shade yesterday.

We went to look at some roads in the Bainskloof area.
The road was very rocky on the way up the mountain , Crossed-up`s hand is still in recovery with 3 screws in it , so he oppted to stop half way up and Camelman said he didnt want to drop his new Tenere before the first service , so I did the rest of the road up alone.







This is a foot path !



What spectacular views from up on top of the mountain.







The ride back down was surprisingly easier than coming up.

We decided that  " Die Son Trek Water " and headed for a refreshment at the Calabash.
As we were leaving 20 or more XT660R`s and Tenere`s pulled in the entrance of the Calabash , from Nam. But all Germans , it seemed that half of them wanted beer and the other half wanted to ride , the riders won.

We left shortly after them .
We took the private road , just before the bridge , Past Calabash.

It says private road , but its a farm road that passes a lot of farms , the road passes another sign that says , Private Road , vicious dogs.
We never saw any and the road continues past a lot of interesting Bosbou  roads.

The Wolsley area has a lot of orchards and forests in the area , so they are very sensitive of unwanted trespassers.
So we kept on the " Private Road".

It winds its way to Nuwekloof Pass at Tulbach.
We did the Thomas Baines  Oudekloof  road , but someones put a big gate up , so we did it from the western entrance.
It also comes to a Fence , but for good reason , the bridge over the railway line has been removed to facilitate the installation of the Electrics Train system.

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Dead End





But its a nice quick detour.
we were scheduled for a vissit to Saron and then Beaverlac , but by this time we were being fryed in the heat , so we opted for Riebeek Kasteel and a beer lunch with a Ham berger.

There we bumped into Mr. Hyde and his GF.

Camelman skipped the berger and headed home , Crossed-up and I made for Porselaneweg and up to Perdeberg en route home.
We were about 30kms from home and I was boiling , so we pulled over at Occudale road , under the Blue gums to disrobe and chill out for 30 mins or so , before heading home.

 Oh Yes , and after a successful ride up , I drop my bike trying to turn it round !



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Re: WC- In search of new roads
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2010, 10:00:20 am »
When Andy says "disrobe" he means he took his riding jacket off.  Don't you get any ideas y'all.  :laughing4:

Thanks for the lekker ride A & A.  It was blerrie hot out there and I'm fooked today.  My hand is knackered, but not sore. 
It was funny at lunch.  I was strugging to use my fork properly, dropping food and generally sukkeling.  :o

I must apologise to you guys.  Had I known where we would end up I would have learned the route.  Andy, you were quite right - the track is on the other side of the river.  Bit of a bugger, but probably just as well.  It would have been an epic ride in that heat, and then the eco-nazi-facist-tree-lovers would have been after us as well.

 

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Re: WC- In search of new roads
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2010, 07:27:00 pm »
A, A & J... Sounds like a lakker reccie ride. I hope you guys have found us some new trails  >:D  Best I come check some day soon  ::)


 

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Re: WC- In search of new roads
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2010, 09:19:36 am »
Nice report Andy  :D as usual you pushed boundaries, nice !!! :biggrin:.  And it was hot on Sunday hey . I went on a nice little easy gravel ride to Cederberg with a group of people . Just the one place there was a locked gate ......and uhm we went around on a narrow ledge but it was too tight so we had to pick up the 1200's to turn them to get around the gate . I just didn't look to my right whilst this was happening . Nothing as exciting as your day,  but some LOL
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Re: WC- In search of new roads
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2010, 09:40:53 am »
We took the private road , just before the bridge , Past Calabash.

It says private road , but its a farm road that passes alot of farms , the road passes another sign that says , Private Road , vicious dogs.
We never saw any and the road continues past alot of interesting Bosbou  roads.


is this same place where u ride over a flattish bridge and one can swim in the river there?  small hill climb just on other side of bridge?  it is nice riding terrain that side, a friend of mines family owns one of those farms.......luckily we never encountered angry dogs ;D

nice ride tho guys!
 

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Re: WC- In search of new roads
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2010, 10:20:42 am »
Lekker recce !  :thumleft:

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Re: WC- In search of new roads
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2010, 03:55:27 pm »
A short clip of a part of the rocky road


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Re: WC- In search of new roads
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2010, 06:54:53 pm »
Thanks for the ride XT660! Wat lekker riding with you and X'd-up again!
« Last Edit: March 02, 2010, 06:55:20 pm by Camelman »