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Re: Back from the Van der Kloofbash !
« Reply #180 on: November 01, 2010, 09:12:27 pm »
LeonDude home safe and sound.
Thanks to the organisers who all know who they are, it was a great and memorial bash.

Raka, Friday night was yours. You won, hands down.

I forgot something at the venue (ok I lost it, mislayed it somewhere). Would it be possible for someone to please pick it up for me? It’s just my name, which somehow got lost on Saturday night in a blur of beer. If someone sees my name, please post it back to me. It might be keeping company with all the other names which was apparently lost there, but you’ll recognise mine, I hit it with a plank a few times and it’s all bloody.

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Re: Back from the Van der Kloofbash !
« Reply #181 on: November 01, 2010, 09:17:01 pm »
Arrived safely at about 13:15 back in Pretoria.  Thank you to the organisers - it was great.  

Had to sit through a WHOLE DAY OF MEETINGS today.  WTF, the BASH should be at least a week long next time.

And thanks to ReyDakar, you are a great riding companion and your family in Fochville is some of the most hospitable people I have met.

To everybody I met, I hope to see you again soon, wherever that may be.  But we should find ways to attract more ladies to the forum >:D - men wherever you looked.  Geez, it wat like being back in the army!
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Re: Back from the Van der Kloofbash !
« Reply #182 on: November 01, 2010, 09:20:49 pm »
Hi Leondude, good to hear youre savehome ! Take this tip from an old name loser.......(I mean winner)
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Re: Back from the Van der Kloofbash !
« Reply #183 on: November 01, 2010, 09:29:44 pm »
And that dear friends is why we have forum nics ;D - don't worry, booze is there so interesting people can also mingle with teetotallers :peepwall:

special thanx to Oetie and Journeyman for making the 2010 bash a success - MOERSE THANX OKES - it was great!!!!

Apparently the mods are working on announcing the 6th 2011 bash as soon as possible

Brink, thanx for helping out on short notice and for having 'hare op jou tande' in the LC with the two amalakiete ;D
 

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Re: Back from the Van der Kloofbash !
« Reply #184 on: November 01, 2010, 09:32:12 pm »
Even my long suffering wilddog made a new freind.... 8)
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Re: Back from the Van der Kloofbash !
« Reply #185 on: November 01, 2010, 09:50:24 pm »
Tontelbox Got back home yesterday just after 2pm.
Man got some new respect for the ironbutt okes..

Thanx to all for an awesome bash  :thumleft:
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Re: Back from the Van der Kloofbash !
« Reply #186 on: November 01, 2010, 10:53:50 pm »
n Lekke party is as jy die volgende oggend 120kmh huistoe ry .  :imaposer:

Eishhh ... Dis die Honda se skuld, nie die lekka party nie   :ricky:
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Re: Back from the Van der Kloofbash !
« Reply #187 on: November 02, 2010, 12:30:24 am »
My trip to the much anticipated 2010 Wild Dog Bash started on Thursday afternoon with a solo ride down to the overnight stay on the banks of the Vaal river. What a location for a One nighter. The plan was that I would leave and then Plothond would join later in the evening after work.

Met up with Excalibur in Potch and had a few beers while waiting for directions to the venue. The venue is right on the banks of the Vaal River just 30 odd Km’s south of Potch, with a few bungalows, a few campsites, swimming pool and an awesome lapa.

The Lapa unoccupied


Sunset over the Vaal River




Some meat was acquired by Journeyman and Kilroy on the way down and much fun was had by all



Sunrise over the Vaal from the Campsite


Some people were in bed later than others.


Myself, Plothond and Excalibur left at around 07h30 with thoughts of breakfast on our minds, our 2010 Bash Trip had started.

We had many stops in wonderful little towns all the way down to the bash while enjoying the wonderful dirt roads that only the Free State has to offer.


Excalibur

Plothond


Have I mentioned that I love visiting all the small little towns on the back roads, the people are so friendly and always interested in our travels (even for a Soutie like myself)

Just more images of the trip down



About 30km’s outside Vanderkloof Dam and these rocks in the background look almost like the Brandberg in Namibia (Stunning)


After arriving at the bash at about 16h30, we got around to meeting all the people and pitching tents, collected braai packs (which were awesome) then got down to serious business of braaing and drinking with old and new friends alike. Really good to see some of the peeps that I have not seen since last year’s bash.

Groenie and Excalibur debating life (the outcome, who cares life is good meeting old Dogs again)


(From Left to right)
Leo (thanks for braaing you are good at it!!), Plothond, Excalibur and Journeyman


(From Left to right)
Redrider (all the way on a XR 650), InsideDirtRider (all the way on a Triumph Sprint  :biggrin:) and Oetie



The said Triump Sprint that IDR rode down.


My Beautiful baby, damn I love that bike and Welsh’s new 4 wheel  Mercedes bike in the background (weirdest motorbike I have ever seen  :biggrin:)


Welsh on Saturday morning looking a bit under the weather



LuckyStriker’s bike and tent


This little fellow joined in the 2010 Bash (maybe he should be our mascot?)


Kilroy’s 2.5 Hp Speedboat looking a little under weight pressure...



Just some pics of Saturday night after the Rugby which I might remind you all that

THE SHARKS ARE 2010 CURRIE CUP CHAMPIONS
Brink and Leo


Drinking at the bar


Braai Area



After a heavy night of much fun and some burn outs in the bar area (people shall remain nameless to protect the innocent involved). Leo, Excalibur, Plothond, InsideDirtRider and myself left for home on tar roads via Bloem and the N1

Plothond feeling not so good on the way home


A rest break on the N1 just before Plothond got towed by Leo after running out of fuel


We all arrived home between 14h00 and 15h00 feeling exhausted from riding into a very strong side wind that threatened to blow us into oncoming traffic at times.


Thanks to my riding partners for the weekend, it was really good to ride with you guys again. Been too long.

To all the new peeps I met and the old ones I chatted to again, thanks it is always good with Wild Dogs!!

To all involved in arranging a magnificent bash (Journeyman for all the logistics and the arrangements at the Bash, Oetie for all the Venue arrangements, Lucky Striker for the stickers etc, and to all the others not mentioned) it was awesome and much appreciated.


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See you all next year!!!
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Re: Back from the Van der Kloofbash !
« Reply #188 on: November 02, 2010, 12:33:47 am »
Here is a Pic of a certain individual that just had to fall asleep on Saturday afternoon in front of everyone...



And another of a certain Wild Dog who thought it necessary to add some flavor to the pic  :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:

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Re: Back from the Van der Kloofbash !
« Reply #189 on: November 02, 2010, 03:32:48 am »
Eina Oom Tweets..... wat is die skade..... dit lyk nie goed nie  :-\

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Re: Back from the Van der Kloofbash !
« Reply #190 on: November 02, 2010, 07:21:53 am »
And another of a certain Wild Dog who thought it necessary to add some flavor to the pic  :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:

I know those spindly ankles all too well -it can be only one!  Thanks ;D

It could have been WAY worse, I'm sure!!!
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Re: Back from the Van der Kloofbash !
« Reply #191 on: November 02, 2010, 07:33:30 am »
Some of my pics, starting at our meeting point on Thursday arvie - bikes all clean & everything & everybody still in one piece
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Re: Back from the Van der Kloofbash !
« Reply #192 on: November 02, 2010, 07:33:54 am »
Iemand geniet haarself !
 

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Re: Back from the Van der Kloofbash !
« Reply #193 on: November 02, 2010, 07:43:14 am »
And another of a certain Wild Dog who thought it necessary to add some flavor to the pic  :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:

I know those spindly ankles all too well -it can be only one!  Thanks ;D

It could have been WAY worse, I'm sure!!!

It was, but those pictures cannot be posted on this forum, and your eyes were closed.... >:D :biggrin:
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Re: Back from the Van der Kloofbash !
« Reply #194 on: November 02, 2010, 07:50:12 am »
And another of a certain Wild Dog who thought it necessary to add some flavor to the pic  :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:

I know those spindly ankles all too well -it can be only one!  Thanks ;D

It could have been WAY worse, I'm sure!!!

It was, but those pictures cannot be posted on this forum, and your eyes were closed.... >:D :biggrin:

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Also for some reason no one could get their cameras out in time and by then Kilroy had his pants up again!!


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Re: Back from the Van der Kloofbash !
« Reply #195 on: November 02, 2010, 07:59:25 am »
ek sien ETS het nie net weereens sy blou douchebag en matching crocs nie...maar drink nou selfs TAB? wat gaan hier aan???? :pot:

As Hentie agter jou slaap moet jy of d**sdronk of nugter wees.......
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Re: Back from the Van der Kloofbash !
« Reply #196 on: November 02, 2010, 08:17:37 am »
Iemand geniet haarself !

Marr die tannie lyk Willd!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :peepwall:


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Re: Back from the Van der Kloofbash !
« Reply #197 on: November 02, 2010, 08:20:53 am »
Iemand geniet haarself !
die orania dorpie het my helmet hair geinspireer om regop te staan....!!of miskien was dit die 3rde bier op a saterdag oggend?

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Re: Back from the Van der Kloofbash !
« Reply #198 on: November 02, 2010, 08:23:50 am »
ek sien ETS het nie net weereens sy blou douchebag en matching crocs nie...maar drink nou selfs TAB? wat gaan hier aan???? :pot:

As Hentie agter jou slaap moet jy of d**sdronk of nugter wees.......
:imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer: ja lepelle is ietwat van a riskante saak....met Hentie..dit glo ek..

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Re: Back from the Van der Kloofbash !
« Reply #199 on: November 02, 2010, 08:55:30 am »
Very Very lekker Bash – thanks to all the organisers and to all the WD’s who were there.  For ThinkPillion, Briggsy, Mrs Briggsy and I it was our first Bash – the start of many more to come.

Was great meeting many of you and to see some of the “Famous” and maybe some “Infamous” dogs from all over the country who I’d seen in pics and RR etc.  

Departing from Pinehaven




Quick Stop at    Slag van Doornkraal





















Arriving at Vanderkloof, in a hurry to find some ice cold beers!!






We were not disappointed!!!





Have loads of pics which I’ll sift through and post a few (and maybe some video once I figure out how to get it sorted).




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