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Baynesfield enduro trip
« on: March 01, 2010, 11:11:55 am »
So a few Dbn WD's decided to take a trip up to the Baynesfield Enduro on Sat 27 Feb. We decided to meet at the Engen at Pavillion of the N3 at 06.00 for 06.30.

I was there at 06.00 and shortly after 777 arrived on his XT 660. A while later Mt Badger arrived with his wife on their GSA 1200. After introductions we were off.

Took the Marianhill rd and through some housing areas, to the first dirt of the day. This was my first proper dirt outing on the GS and I was a bit nervous on how the GS will handle. Did not take long though and were at home.

Our route Captain, The Badger, guided us along some excellent dirt roads, although his recce earlier in the week did not help to much in not getting us a wee bit lost now and again !!! LOL

But luckily we never went to far off route and were back on track in a flash.

Weather was interesting with overcast, slight rain and sunshine making turns on the route. At one stage we came out of a little drizzle onto this amazing little "mountain pass" into the sun again and this amazing rainbow was only a few meters  from us in the valley next to the road, truly amazing.

Unfortunately not any photos of the ride as we were enjoying ourselves to much and my pics of the rest stop disappeared !
Must have something to do with the amazing white flash we experienced when 777 took of his shirt ...........oh my eyes ....lmao.

Once we arrived at the Enduro we had some excellent breakfast thanks to the The Badgers and met up with Outhere who was getting ready to compete.

Once my Mrs and the kids joined us, having come on tar in the cage to the event, we set of to the spectator point.

And then it all started - instead of spectating we ended up helping racers through the little stream crossing and looked as if we did the race lol ........

We spent so much time helping that there weren't time for the planned return routes, so just hoofed it on tar back home - so next time guys ....lol

Here are some pics ............
« Last Edit: March 01, 2010, 11:21:04 am by badballie »
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Re: Baynesfield enduro trip
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2010, 11:13:26 am »
and some more pics !
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Re: Baynesfield enduro trip
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2010, 11:14:30 am »
and last ones.....................The Badger will be able to give better detail on the route we took there
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Re: Baynesfield enduro trip
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2010, 03:11:00 pm »
Hey thanks for the pics BB. Yes ....fun was had by all.

We took the Marionhill offramp and headed towards chatsworth. Turned right down into the valley and joined up with the D road that runs through to Umbumbulu.

From Umbumbulu we headed on east for a while on the tar until another D road took us through to Eston.

From Eston another D road through to Thornville and then Baynesfield.

The roads were all in good condition but as is always the case in these areas we had a lot of goats, cattle and locals all over the road. Just be careful of all the stinging nettles around Baynesfield.......

It was good to see fellow WD JonW at the enduro........Next time its to race hey.....

Well done Christo...... you were looking really comfortable very quickly and thanks to you and your wife for the colddrinks.

Thanks Craig for all the laughs and as I said.....FUN was had by all.

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Re: Baynesfield enduro trip
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2010, 03:11:25 pm »
Looked a little slippery. Thanks for the pictures.
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Re: Baynesfield enduro trip
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2010, 05:27:47 pm »
Hi Guys

Nice to see Badger and Mrs at the WFO and good to meet 777.

Well done to Outthere for finishing your first wfo.

Some pics I took:







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Re: Baynesfield enduro trip
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2010, 07:19:40 pm »
Thanks BB for posting good to meet you not so bad after all glad you all had a good day
and glad you guys were there to pull me out the MUD hole .

I did one lap 38km  took 3 hours finished after top guys had finished there 3 laps which means they lapped me twice .

One serious workout but really rewarding to have crossed the line often didnt think I was going to make it.

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Re: Baynesfield enduro trip
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2010, 06:22:39 am »
Well done Outthere........... That was a tough one.

Thanks for the pics Jon.
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Re: Baynesfield enduro trip
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2010, 08:00:57 am »
 :thumleft: Shots guys !!!!

Yep some of the guys had a hard time at the "little" water crossing aka mudhole .........was hilarious how some racers looked at us as if it was our fault that they had to go through there ................LOL

Had some interesting moments as well, one chap - while checking the lines and we explaining which one seems the best, said that he will just throw his bike over - we were still laughing when 1 x KTM came flying over the hole straight at us - mmmmm....guess he was serious then !!!!!!
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Re: Baynesfield enduro trip
« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2010, 10:36:46 am »
Well done Outthere.
Finishing the whole lap of a WFO is an accomplishment.

People have no idea just how tough these things are.
 

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Re: Baynesfield enduro trip
« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2010, 01:27:28 pm »
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Good friends and fresh mud......

It is not about what you ride...... but WHO you ride with !