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Offline Sprocketbek

Re: WC Bash - Ride Report
« Reply #260 on: March 30, 2011, 08:57:18 pm »
We turn around and head along the gravel road in the general direction of Ceres. By now I'm very the moer in with myself for leaving my GPS at home. Being a group ride I didn't see the need for it. Anyway, we encounter the backmarkers just where they turn right towards Ouberg pass.

Pumbaa & Buff + pillions



Lurker & missus Lurker



Abel up Ouberg Pass



Tweetie



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« Reply #261 on: March 30, 2011, 09:06:13 pm »
Pumbaa & Hello Kitty



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« Reply #262 on: March 31, 2011, 02:21:27 am »
Nice one , missed out , but then anyone who wasnt there probably did  :P
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« Reply #263 on: March 31, 2011, 06:47:43 am »
We had done an extra 90km due to the first flag not being meant to be the first flag  ??? and were hanging around with the tail-enders but luckily there were still some boerie-rolls left in Middelpos.
It was a busy day in the main street with a dog show and lots of bike traffic.





The backup trailer's leaf springs had come adrift from their sliders due to all the bouncing. We wanted to load Taboo's GS 650 on it, she had hurt her shoulder when she came off on some shale.

So some roadside repairs were done in the main street:



Shade:



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« Reply #264 on: March 31, 2011, 06:55:08 am »
Good friends:



Great roads:



Fantastic views (There's a AT right in the centre of the pic):

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« Reply #265 on: March 31, 2011, 07:10:02 am »
Some distance beyond Ganaga Pass (near where I had the Cobra encounter) we came across a forlorn GSA 1150 on it's centrestand. Nobody in sight. Couple of indicators and tail light lens missing but no other reason why it would be standing there.
We weren't sure it was that of a WD until ChrisL and his buddies arrived and could identify it.
We decided to load it on the trailer and that is when it was realized that the rear suspension was stuffed.



The offending gulley / donga / sloot:





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Re: WC Bash - Ride Report
« Reply #266 on: March 31, 2011, 07:26:41 am »
Who was on the XT500?
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« Reply #267 on: March 31, 2011, 08:55:13 am »
I think that's a XT250, and I think it was a local. I might be wrong though.
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« Reply #268 on: March 31, 2011, 09:00:00 am »
I think that's a XT250, and I think it was a local. I might be wrong though.
CJ registration number...
 

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« Reply #269 on: March 31, 2011, 09:01:50 am »
Hennie was op die 500XT - Nie seker of hy op die forum is.
 

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« Reply #270 on: March 31, 2011, 09:04:20 am »
Hennie was op die 500XT - Nie seker of hy op die forum is.

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« Reply #271 on: March 31, 2011, 09:05:21 am »

Just spoke to Charlie's wife in the hospital in Worcester. He is in ICU. Broken femur, but his bone marrow went into his bloodstream and now forming a blockkage in the lungs. They are trying to stabilize his breathing. Will keep you updates, but let us be positive.

This was what I was afraid of ,hope he does well, please keep me informed as to his recovery.Glad that shot I gave him took away some of his discomfort

Unlike the shot Stoetie got on Friday   :peepwall:
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why did Stoetie get shot for ? Alcohol poisoning ?  ;)


[/quote]Further info on Charlie660:
Unfortunately I haven't been around town much this week and could only vissit on Wednesday evening. I could not speak to Charlie, but saw him quickly and talked to his wife. As most of you know, he was taken off the respirator two days ago (I think).  The nurse didn't want to say much, but his wife says he is doing good. They are cutting back on the morphine which is a good sign. She has a place to stay, so that is sorted, but looks tired which we can understand. If you know her, please phone and show support. And remember it's not to late to pray.

 

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Re: WC Bash - Ride Report
« Reply #272 on: March 31, 2011, 03:22:57 pm »
Stoetie got a shot of Bradley's magic potion because he used his foot to protect his bike from getting Fooooked when he landed up in a ditch on Friday morning comming down Katbakkies Pass.......... :3some:
X-Rays on Monday showed nothing broken but a few spliters of bone chiped of if you can call it that?
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« Reply #273 on: March 31, 2011, 03:34:56 pm »
en daar kom I is Stoetie in die agtergrond ook aan, toe sy voet nog beter was.....
 

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Re: WC Bash - Ride Report
« Reply #274 on: March 31, 2011, 03:38:13 pm »
en daar kom I is Stoetie in die agtergrond ook aan, toe sy voet nog beter was.....
As die pad oop is, is hy oop pappie.
Come guys and girls where are the rest of the pic's? I am sure I saw at least 100 cameras there?????????????????? :peepwall:
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« Reply #275 on: March 31, 2011, 03:42:18 pm »
en daar kom I is Stoetie in die agtergrond ook aan, toe sy voet nog beter was.....
As die pad oop is, is hy oop pappie.
Come guys and girls where are the rest of the pic's? I am sure I saw at least 100 cameras there?????????????????? :peepwall:
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« Reply #276 on: March 31, 2011, 03:45:49 pm »
 :laughing4: :laughing4: :laughing4: :laughing4: :laughing4:
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« Reply #277 on: March 31, 2011, 09:15:49 pm »
So who is familiar with the old postal route via Cobussegat and the Tra-Tra river to Biedouw Valley?

Abel and myself did it once before from the other side about 8 years ago.
Sunday morning we were brave enough to have a go at it. I was at a distinct disadvantage due to Saturday evening's festivities but vowed to not ruin a good trip due to my own stupidity.

The sun was already relentless when we left Stonehenge. Soon we were on the road to Cobus's farm, where we announced ourselves and received the go-ahead. He asked very nicely that we leave every gate like we found it.
About the route he said "Die pad is 'n bietjie sleg hier en daar".

No shit, Sherlock.





Abel had ridden and duck-walked across but I chose to walk my bike across.

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« Reply #278 on: March 31, 2011, 09:29:34 pm »
From there it was to be sand and various sized rocks for the next 4 hours.
It was tiring and challenging yet very rewarding.

Some parts looked like this:



Often though, it was a lot worse. In a dry riverbed I hit some boulders amongst the sand and fell over to the right; luckily I landed exactly between two large rocks. If you hurt yourself there (or break down) you have a BEEG problem.

Here is one of the scarce open stretches:

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Re: WC Bash - Ride Report
« Reply #279 on: March 31, 2011, 09:51:38 pm »
Fantastic Sprocketbek - this qualifies for a trip report of its own. More pics if you have...  :thumleft:

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