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Rayton and on through Boekenhoutskloof
« on: February 26, 2006, 05:32:59 pm »
What do you do when you have a cold and it looks like rain .... go riding offcourse  :D Well I have new sprockets and chain on my bike and the weekend only comes along once a week so why not. Due to me feeling under the weather I decided to keep the trip short but still ended up doing close to 150 clicks.

I took the secondary road to Rayton and hooked a left at the first robot and found my first dirt for the day. This must be the best roadsign a ds rider can come across.



The dirtroad stretches into the distance running through farm fields, the road was very busy as it leads right into Rayton.



Looks like rain but who cares  :D





I came to the tar road and had to get the map out, yes a map. When I grow up I'm getting a GPS with a built in map  :lol:



I tried my best memorising the map because stopping and getting the map out of the backpack was a real pita ! Soon I found the dirt stretch I was looking for that ran alongside a small river. This are is known as Boekenhoutskloof and the light drizzle from this morning meant there were no dust at all.

I like exploring new tracks especially the ones you normally ride past so when I spotted this one I had to have a go.



It even came with it's own warning sign, luckily I was sure the bridge would carry my 140 kg DRZ  :shock:



It was a perfect place to take a break and just sit and ponder. Nice little river that ran under the bridge.



The birds were chirping and the river babbling, at times like these all seems right with the world !







Further along the road I stopped to take some more pics.





I decided to head back to the main dirt road and see where it went. I noticed a small path heading to the right and noticed some muddy patches, I promptly had some flashbacks from the Canal ride  :shock:  :D



Turned out to be a fun ride.



I really like this pic.



I saw the tar up ahead and decided to turn around and head home, I had alot of fun and there were plenty of dirt still to ride but I'll leave that for another day when the pesky flue is gone. Two last pics before I made for home.





Only had a few drops of rain near Pretoria, all in all a great little ride.
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« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2006, 06:22:42 pm »
nice one jong  :)  :)
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« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2006, 07:40:09 pm »
So damn green and lush looking....I'm beginning to wonder
what Cape Town has to offer. Yes, dirt roads, but dry and
dusty.....

Great report Dan the man  :D
 

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« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2006, 10:00:36 pm »
What a nice ride
 

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« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2006, 10:24:16 pm »
So you have the VERY SEXY Bike that I posted a pic on www.maximumbikes.com of.  I do like it a lod DD.

Great ride, and  you have a good eye for the pics.
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« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2006, 10:27:13 pm »
Love this one.

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« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2006, 12:04:20 am »
Great report and pics DD
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« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2006, 07:30:49 am »
Nice report DD, some really good shots.

Good to hear the gogga has new sprockets, we can go ride Jericho next weekend !

I'll do the navigation, you take pictures, deal!
 

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« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2006, 07:59:21 am »
nice ride and pics, dd! :)
 

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« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2006, 09:01:32 am »
excellent DD, would like to have you ride with one day, you seem to be an excellent record keeper!!! awesome stuff, indeed, I echo mangos comments.
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« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2006, 09:14:03 am »
Really great place there - I could spend my life there.
Thanks Dan
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« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2006, 04:48:54 pm »
Sweet, love the green of summer.
 

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« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2006, 03:18:44 pm »
Cool pics DD, love the contrast between the green bush and red sand 8)
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