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and you can ride too if you really want to"  :D


Took Wednesday off to spend some time with my little boys.

With a break in the weather we packed our fishing rods and went down to Grootrivierpoort via Elandsrivier road.

Stopping at the normal spots for a pic.

Bulk river dam


Sandriver dam



then rode on a bit and suddenly felt lonely on my own, so stopped and waited and waited but...
nothing ahead or behind


Rode back to find Owen had one of those gogga in helmet biting cheek moments.

Then on to the valley lookout stop.


Pin cushion proteas in bloom all around.



Then up to the tower for the view but took a pic of the other direction


Then we went back and took the Grootrivier turn off and got closer to the Cockscomb for more pics



Eco friendly biking



Wandered why J-dogs being so quite on the forum?
His ride deserted him for greener pastures




After a few gates we finally got to the edge of the river and decided on the group foto.
Me nad my little boys
Left to right Me, Owen & Byron


Ahh.. at last the poort crossing.
with a bit more water in it.


We gathered some wood for the fire only to discover we had no matches or lighter.

Dipped a rolled up newspaper into the tank, got two pieces of bloudraad, and using the battery to make a spark, we got the paper burning and bob became your aunty.

While we where braaing a Wdog (can't remember his name) and two mates came done from Steytlerville side.

They weren't as lucky as us.
first the 690 fell asleep almost at the end and lay down.

See http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=61877.msg1256981#msg1256981 for action pics


Then the African Twin started blowing water out the exhaust while still in shallow water
Too many pipes hanging low there


Pushed through


The last KTM made it through though


Then while they stripped and got water out of engines and exhausts, we braaied.
I was going to offer them some to but I was scared they'd say yes.


Then Byron and I cast a few lures around while Owen shot pics.














Owen being eye-balled by a dragonfly.



siding up to these ones



Then we decided to continue to Steytlerville, just because.

Owen


Byron


the view of the poort from the other side


and onward stopping occasionally to check out the views. I Already have lots of pics from other rides so only took a few




Rocks are important out here.


Then gravel highway to Steytlerville for beers and milkshake.


Then return route started looking cloudy, and with Owen's rear tyre being a smooth worn Sirac we did not want to be caught in the rain.


We stopped at the poort again and each had a can of mixed fruit for energy when the rain caught up.

On the slope out Owen's back wheel just spun on the clay so he had to aim for the rocky sections you normally avoid to get sufficient traction.

Fortunately we made it through  with no off's, but plenty of close calls.
But we rode out of the larger drops and ended up doing Elandrivers in a light mist rain.

Owen's beauty treatment


Once we hit the tar it came done a bit harder but that was great, we need the rain in PE.

we left home a 7AM and returned at ±6pm after an awesome day.

We have a beautiful country and are truly blessed to be able to ride it.  :3some:





« Last Edit: December 23, 2010, 05:01:05 pm by >>Thump°C »
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Re: "It's my country and I'll ride if I want to, I'll ride if I want to..
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2010, 03:13:16 pm »
bliksem maar dit lyk of julle 'n lekker dag gehad het :thumleft:
 

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« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2010, 03:15:28 pm »
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Re: "It's my country and I'll ride if I want to, I'll ride if I want to..
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2010, 03:15:55 pm »
Nice one Thump  :thumleft:
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Re: "It's my country and I'll ride if I want to, I'll ride if I want to..
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2010, 03:25:12 pm »
You are so right Thump, fantastic country and we are lucky to have the tools to discover it. Nice RR.
Im a bit confused by what you are riding at the moment, thought you sold the KLR for a KTM ?
 

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Re: "It's my country and I'll ride if I want to, I'll ride if I want to..
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2010, 03:41:12 pm »
KTM ended up with a damaged gear shift barrel thingamabob.
I'm waiting for spares.
Will sell the KLR once it's sorted.
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« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2010, 03:54:34 pm »
Aah I see, I think.

But at last years KZN Bash you were riding the old red KLR, now you have a new shape one, like your friend Paul had.
 

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« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2010, 04:08:55 pm »
Aah I see, I think.

But at last years KZN Bash you were riding the old red KLR, now you have a new shape one, like your friend Paul had.
That's it
My son rides that one now.
I bought Jules one in feb which I've being riding this year
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Re: "It's my country and I'll ride if I want to, I'll ride if I want to..
« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2010, 05:05:58 pm »
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« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2010, 05:12:07 pm »
nice  :thumleft:
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« Reply #10 on: December 23, 2010, 05:24:21 pm »
Nice one.  Good to see the old DR soldiering on!
 

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Re: "It's my country and I'll ride if I want to, I'll ride if I want to..
« Reply #11 on: December 23, 2010, 08:26:57 pm »
Hey lekker to see my riding buddies again !  :ricky:

Tell Owen he needs a hair cut  :pot:  :biggrin:
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« Reply #12 on: December 23, 2010, 08:38:48 pm »
Awesome Guys
I wish I had more time for riding :-\
 

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Re: "It's my country and I'll ride if I want to, I'll ride if I want to..
« Reply #13 on: December 23, 2010, 08:53:04 pm »
100 % Manne ,ek stem saam dit is ons land en ons kan ry net waar ons wil.
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« Reply #14 on: December 23, 2010, 10:03:04 pm »
 Nice one especially when your kids can join  :)
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Re: "It's my country and I'll ride if I want to, I'll ride if I want to..
« Reply #15 on: December 24, 2010, 07:10:06 am »
Nice one THump!
You get any bites at all?
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« Reply #16 on: December 24, 2010, 07:34:26 am »
Lekker RR.  Surely one of the most enjoyable routes.  Nice to see that the water level in the Grootrivier has risen quite a bit!
 

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« Reply #17 on: December 24, 2010, 07:43:10 am »
Hey lekker to see my riding buddies again !  :ricky:

Tell Owen he needs a hair cut  :pot:  :biggrin:

You Think? :imaposer:

what he looked like before the last haircut
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Nice one THump!
You get any bites at all?
nothing
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« Reply #19 on: December 24, 2010, 07:58:39 am »
Jeepers, your son needed a haircut so he could get a helmet on. He looks like one of those microphones they use outside with a cover to cut windnoise.

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