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Offline TornadoF5

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A first for me.....
« on: September 05, 2010, 06:39:56 pm »
Today admittedly was a rather exciting ride as I had my wife (Hellcat on the forum), who for the FIRST time ever went on a proper ride with me and to top it all said she would like to ride some dirt and even named it Elandsriver….
Man I’m proud of her!

Hellcat getting ready for her first ride since I had my bike!

We were off on the tar to Tolbos for brekkie and the obligatory stop at Van Stadens


Hellcat enjoying that first warm cuppa java as her hands were frozen, dunno why it wasn’t that cold….


Then on with helmet to the Elenadsriver turnoff 4.9km from Tolbos


We had a quick stop off at the tower I think Hellcat couldn’t believe she had made it to the top..
Pontificating the beauty we adventures riders seek so fervently


I was impressed to hear that Hellcat can see what all the fuss is about adv biking and may want her own bike!!!

The trusty steed


Once again just such pretty scenery


Stop at the damn wall


I have always tried to understand this controversy.....


Was the house built in the ravine bed and “sunk” over time


Lastly a stop at Out of Africa for a coke


Out of Africa’s trust watchdog who doesn’t bark at bikers, but everything else.

« Last Edit: September 21, 2010, 09:20:02 am by TornadoF5 »

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Re: A first for me.....
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2010, 06:43:44 pm »
Very nice.
I've also wondered about that house,
Maybe it was the secret Tokkoloshie training camp before the dam was built
BTW the dog does bark at 2 strokes
« Last Edit: September 05, 2010, 06:46:04 pm by >>Thump°C »
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Re: A first for me.....
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2010, 06:55:05 pm »
Tornado - your daughter is real pretty.

Is she at varsity? :pot:
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Re: A first for me.....
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2010, 06:59:18 pm »
Nice RR. Hope you two have lots more rides together!  :thumleft:
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Re: A first for me.....
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2010, 07:22:27 pm »
Nice Dude! Very, VERY nice!!

Not a bad ride report either!  :biggrin:
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Re: A first for me.....
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2010, 07:46:57 pm »
Tornado - your daughter is real pretty.

Is she at varsity? :pot:
You just so jealous you old buck!

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Re: A first for me.....
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2010, 07:52:01 pm »
Great stuff! :thumleft:
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Re: A first for me.....
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2010, 08:37:30 am »
Baie nice.
 

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« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2010, 11:06:40 am »
Lekker ride report :thumleft:
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Re: A first for me.....
« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2010, 10:52:26 pm »
Hows about buying the lovely lady a set of gloves. Great to see A out there at last, and hope you guys are joining us for Spring run on Sunday coming. There will be a few of us on KTM's!
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Re: A first for me.....
« Reply #10 on: September 07, 2010, 06:47:18 am »
Very naais Tornado. Did Hellcat endure the top of the pass ok? Coke at OOA? WTF. Surprised the dog didn't chase you out of there.
 

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Re: A first for me.....
« Reply #11 on: September 07, 2010, 07:50:56 am »
Very naais Tornado. Did Hellcat endure the top of the pass ok? Coke at OOA? WTF. Surprised the dog didn't chase you out of there.
yeah pass was a piece of cake she loved it. You know I don't drink, but I told her she could have a beer!

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« Reply #12 on: September 07, 2010, 07:51:56 am »
Very naais Tornado. Did Hellcat endure the top of the pass ok? Coke at OOA? WTF. Surprised the dog didn't chase you out of there.
yeah pass was a piece of cake she loved it. You know I don't drink, but I told her she could have a beer!

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Re: A first for me.....
« Reply #13 on: September 07, 2010, 08:02:27 am »
Lekker!!!  :thumleft:
 

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« Reply #14 on: September 07, 2010, 08:53:02 am »
Awesome!!! Nice RR as well! :biggrin:
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Re: A first for me.....
« Reply #15 on: September 07, 2010, 06:52:09 pm »
Hows about buying the lovely lady a set of gloves. Great to see A out there at last, and hope you guys are joining us for Spring run on Sunday coming. There will be a few of us on KTM's!
Look at her hands in the first pic Dot!

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Re: A first for me.....
« Reply #16 on: September 07, 2010, 06:52:35 pm »
The first time is always great , wait for the second time  >:D super RR thanks for sharing.
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Re: A first for me.....
« Reply #17 on: September 08, 2010, 11:49:03 am »
Wife and I have been talking about her first ride but the only thing holding back is a babysitter.
 

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Re: A first for me.....
« Reply #18 on: September 08, 2010, 12:03:02 pm »
Wife and I have been talking about her first ride but the only thing holding back is a babysitter.
Hey Rocstompa have the exact problem bru, always so difficult if you don't have family to farm the kid out for some time alone.
Wife not interested in farming kid out to people she doesn't know either can't blame her I guess.
Maybe we can get a WD nursery going!!!

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Re: A first for me.....
« Reply #19 on: September 08, 2010, 12:09:16 pm »
My problem exactly.