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SC dogs get together at Meijers Rus
« on: December 28, 2010, 11:55:21 am »
On a beautiful Sunday morning, 12 dogs left the Engen in George heade for Meijers Rus. By 10:45 we were on the road  - it was a pretty straight forward route - up Montagu Pass, then along the PerdePoort road, across the 4 way intersection, right at the Y, straight to Dysselsdorp and then  hit the N12 just before De Rust.


I didn't take any pics of Montagu Pass or the road to Dysselsdorp as this route has been shown many times before in the S Cape ride reports. Below is the one pic I did take.


After 4 drinks breaks (well, it IS nearly 80k's to De Rust  ;)), we arrived at Herries se Plek for lunch. On the way there, WaveRider & Mrs Waverider caught up with us from Oudtshoorn. There we met up with Operator & Lovie from Cape Town, as well as a couple who were holidaying from JHB - I'm sorry I've forgotten your names - not my strong point  :-[. The other dogs from the S Cape were meeeting us at the camp site. We relaxed with a few cold ones and pretty good burgers, although  I did find the "Fish Surprise" amusing  :D


The cops had set up a road block about 20m beyond the restaurant, so a few worried dogs were contemplating a detour back out of De Rust to re-join the  road beyond the road block  :imaposer: As it happened, it was pretty warm out and the cops decided to pack up and call it a day before we left!
About 3 k's later, we turned into Meijers Rus and proceeded on a great track up to the camp site. A couple of spots with loose rocks saw one of the 1200 riders having a topple, but no damage was done. We all arrived safely and proceeded to set up camp and head for the little bit of shade at the braai spot. Later we realised that Oppie & Lovie were not with us - some farm workers who brought braai wood up to us had seen Lovie take a litlte tumble at the bottom near the farm house, but did not see them on the track up to the camp site. TR called but their phone was off.  About 3 hours later they arrived - Lovie had a small off and thought that they were on the wrong track. There was a fork in the road so Operator went back and took the other (wrong) one. After 4 river crossings and a meeting with a slightly  irate dominee  ???, they eventually made it up to camp - hot and bothered, but perfectly OK  :thumleft:


On the way to the camp site


The loose rocky section

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« Last Edit: December 28, 2010, 12:02:44 pm by letsgofishing »
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Re: SC dogs get together at Meijers Rus
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2010, 12:28:39 pm »
Ai, man ek wens ek kon saam!!! :sad:
 

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Re: SC dogs get together at Meijers Rus
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2010, 12:35:18 pm »
FatB said that there was a river and waterfall about 2 k's away so 5 of us set out for a cool down. The first small pools and waterfall was about 300m away  ::) but we decided to move on to the "proper" waterfall which was about another 500m downhill.
Man, it was awesome! The water was a bit chills, but the perfect thing for a hot karoo day! To the lazy buggers back at camp - you really missed out  ;D




The 2 little pools close to the camp site.


The main waterfall further down the kloof.


Some hot dogs cooling down.






Did I mention that the views from the site were stunning?
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Re: SC dogs get together at Meijers Rus
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2010, 12:40:57 pm »
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Re: SC dogs get together at Meijers Rus
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2010, 01:02:00 pm »

I then set up my tent in a nice little shady spot - well at least there was shade towards sunset!


...and proceeded to join the rest of the guys at the braai spot. Later on Federbender, Ektoknbike, Weskus and others joined us for the evenings festivities. The last person to arrive was Rynet who handled the climb up like a pro!


Rynet, Gryph, TrailRider and FatB enjoying the conversation.


The sunset was stunning.

I didn't take any pics of the evenings festivities, but I reckon the other guys will post those ;D. The next morning we awoke to a beautiful day and got on with the business of packing up and going our separate ways.



Riding back down to the farm.

It was too early for breakfast for me, so I decided to take the Oude Muragie road through to Oudtshoorn instead. I heven't done this little route for a year or so and had forgotten what a nice ride it is.


The turn off just outside De Rust.


A little stream along the way where I stopped for a break.




Heading towards Oudtshoorn.


The Raubenheimer dam.

The road comes out on the road to the Cango caves about 20km north of Oudtshoorn, where I stooped for a cup of coffee and a bite, then took the tar back towards George via the Outeniqua Pass where it was drizzling as it so often does, and then on to Sedgefield where it was a beautiful day!  ;D

Thanks to all the SC & WC dogs who made this an enjoyable weekend.
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Re: SC dogs get together at Meijers Rus
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2010, 01:59:35 pm »
Lekker RR LGF ! It was nice to see you again !

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Re: SC dogs get together at Meijers Rus
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2010, 02:45:24 pm »
 :'( :'(  Lekker one guys and girls!!  so sad I missed this one.

NOW POST MORE PICS  :ricky:
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Re: SC dogs get together at Meijers Rus
« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2010, 03:29:42 pm »
Lekker RR LGF ! It was nice to see you again !

You too mate!
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Re: SC dogs get together at Meijers Rus
« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2010, 04:32:11 pm »
Nice one LGF.  :thumleft:
 

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Re: SC dogs get together at Meijers Rus
« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2010, 05:21:08 pm »

I then set up my tent in a nice little shady spot - well at least there was shade towards sunset!





Nice spot  :thumleft:
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Re: SC dogs get together at Meijers Rus
« Reply #10 on: December 28, 2010, 07:50:53 pm »
Didn't do the sleep over, but at least I got to ride and meet you guys again.
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« Reply #11 on: December 29, 2010, 10:00:24 am »
 :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:

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Re: SC dogs get together at Meijers Rus
« Reply #12 on: December 29, 2010, 10:36:57 am »
Mooi julle. Lekker on te sien Rynet het by julle gekuir. Als vannie beste vir julle almal vir die nuwe jaar.  ;D:thumleft:
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« Reply #13 on: December 29, 2010, 05:39:56 pm »
Have a few nice pictures will give them to fatB to put on over the weekend
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« Reply #14 on: December 29, 2010, 06:59:17 pm »
Flippin lekker pics and path to the campsite. Looks like a good jol.
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« Reply #15 on: December 29, 2010, 10:09:44 pm »
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Re: SC dogs get together at Meijers Rus
« Reply #16 on: December 30, 2010, 07:20:32 am »
Have a few nice pictures will give them to fatB to put on over the weekend

Thanks Tagsy - that would be great!
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« Reply #17 on: December 30, 2010, 04:14:46 pm »
Nice one LGF . Did you guys see the speedcop hiding in the bushes with HER  Suzuki Djebel halfway up the mountain ? ;D   And who was the guy that splattered bike parts all over the place ? Could it have been the birthday boy ?  :peepwall: ;D
 

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« Reply #18 on: December 31, 2010, 05:56:17 am »
Nice one LGF . Did you guys see the speedcop hiding in the bushes with HER  Suzuki Djebel halfway up the mountain ? ;D   And who was the guy that splattered bike parts all over the place ? Could it have been the birthday boy ?  :peepwall: ;D
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Re: SC dogs get together at Meijers Rus
« Reply #19 on: December 31, 2010, 07:28:19 am »
Nice one LGF . Did you guys see the speedcop hiding in the bushes with HER  Suzuki Djebel halfway up the mountain ? ;D   And who was the guy that splattered bike parts all over the place ? Could it have been the birthday boy ?  :peepwall: ;D

a pic or 2 would be good  :biggrin:
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