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A bit of Bushveld Gravel
« on: June 26, 2010, 07:08:20 pm »
This was my first real gravel ride, shit outride for that matter, since I broke my leg last year. I didnít plan much of a route, I just wanted to stay close to tar in case things went pear shaped and I had to cop out. Which I did, but still it was great getting out there again.
I asked Cave Girl to join me on this ride, which she did. Thanks CG, you sure know how to ride that KLR of yours, right up behind me every step of the way. It started out freezing cold, but a coffee at Umfulo saw us thawed out, and then we went and did some exploring. We didnít really get lost, because I was kinda following my nose, deciding at each T junction what I felt like, left or right. And CG never complained, just kept right there with me, great riding partner!

A few photies of the ride.





I must say, the bushveld is a pleasure to ride. There was very little sand this time, and the bit there was I took in my stride, and Iím sure Iíll get my confidence back soon.

Once again thanks to CG, it was a great day!
See you all on the gravel roads.
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Re: A bit of Bushveld Gravel
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2010, 07:31:14 pm »
Hope you have many safe and happy miles ahead of you, LD!

PS - Stay away from Jules rides   ;D
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Re: A bit of Bushveld Gravel
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2010, 07:33:36 pm »
Hope you have many safe and happy miles ahead of you, LD!

PS - Stay away from Jules rides   ;D
There's one on tomorrow. I've just chained myself to the desk!  :biggrin:
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Re: A bit of Bushveld Gravel
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2010, 07:34:53 pm »
lekker leon - nice to see you riding again.
hi cave girl.
 

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Re: A bit of Bushveld Gravel
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2010, 07:38:19 pm »
lekker leon - nice to see you riding again.
hi cave girl.
Thanks D. Long time no see, when we having a few beers again?
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Re: A bit of Bushveld Gravel
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2010, 07:38:55 pm »
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Re: A bit of Bushveld Gravel
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2010, 08:43:30 pm »
Cool man
 

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Re: A bit of Bushveld Gravel
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2010, 08:46:55 am »
Hey LD good to see you're back on two wheels again. Baby steps dude and confidence will be back in no time. Weldone CG :thumleft:
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Re: A bit of Bushveld Gravel
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2010, 09:06:29 am »
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Re: A bit of Bushveld Gravel
« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2010, 08:52:26 am »
Nice.
 

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Re: A bit of Bushveld Gravel
« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2010, 09:09:19 am »
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Re: A bit of Bushveld Gravel
« Reply #11 on: June 28, 2010, 11:15:10 am »
Mooi Leon.  Ry weer is die beste geweer.

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Re: A bit of Bushveld Gravel
« Reply #12 on: June 28, 2010, 12:42:28 pm »
Good to see you in the saddle again Leon  :thumleft:
 

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Re: A bit of Bushveld Gravel
« Reply #13 on: June 28, 2010, 02:50:36 pm »
Good to see you in the saddle again Leon  :thumleft:

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Re: A bit of Bushveld Gravel
« Reply #14 on: June 28, 2010, 03:12:01 pm »
Thanks all.  :thumleft:
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Re: A bit of Bushveld Gravel
« Reply #15 on: June 29, 2010, 02:51:41 am »
Hey thank you for a great ride  :) had a huge amount of fun. Am definatly totally and compleatly in love with the KLR - His a ture JD taking everything in his stride  :D
Looking forward to the next one.
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Re: A bit of Bushveld Gravel
« Reply #16 on: June 29, 2010, 08:48:12 am »
Great to see you back on the bike and riding.....take it easy on the leg, make sure it is 100%
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Re: A bit of Bushveld Gravel
« Reply #17 on: June 29, 2010, 02:04:15 pm »
Hope you have many safe and happy miles ahead of you, LD!

PS - Stay away from Jules rides   ;D
There's one on tomorrow. I've just chained myself to the desk!  :biggrin:

Good thing you decided to chain yourself to the desk  >:D
 

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Re: A bit of Bushveld Gravel
« Reply #18 on: June 29, 2010, 02:29:15 pm »
Hope you have many safe and happy miles ahead of you, LD!

PS - Stay away from Jules rides   ;D
There's one on tomorrow. I've just chained myself to the desk!  :biggrin:

Good thing you decided to chain yourself to the desk  >:D
How funny is that, it happened the day after I started riding again. Maybe he's trying to keep at least one dog out of action at a time?  :biggrin:
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