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We met as usual at Ryder in Hillcrest at 7h00 am to leave by 07h30.

There were 9 bikes , 3 x 1200 ADV , 1 x 1200GS , 4 x GS 800ís and  1 KTM 690 and I had my stepson Dan as pillion and cameraman.

We dropped down into a chilly valley of a thousand hills ( 6 deg) and wound our way through to Nagel dam which we skirted and headed to the Lion Park. From there we turned off at Ashburton and skirted Pietermaritzburg and followed the Duze River to the bottom of Albert Falls.

We stopped at the Amble Inn for coffee and a  superb breakfast with Des and his wife. I can recommend this biker friendly establishment for a decent stop.

We then headed out past Bon Accord site and up through the plantations and came out near Howick. We had a stop to refuel and say our goodbyes and then slabbed it home.

Lekker ride as usual and thanks to all that joined for the day.
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Re: A casual Kzn Sunday ride to Howick via Albert Falls for breakfast.
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2011, 01:07:27 pm »
More pics.....
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Re: A casual Kzn Sunday ride to Howick via Albert Falls for breakfast.
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2011, 01:15:02 pm »
Some more .....

i had one punture and that was fixed in 7 minutes and we were on our way again. Thank goodness for tubeless tyres. :thumleft:
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Re: A casual Kzn Sunday ride to Howick via Albert Falls for breakfast.
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2011, 01:18:50 pm »
Last pics. Every one was in good spirits on the way home.

Thanks for checking out this RR. :thumleft:
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Re: A casual Kzn Sunday ride to Howick via Albert Falls for breakfast.
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2011, 02:20:18 pm »
Nice one Jeff  :thumleft:

Glad to see no off's or broken bones on your ride.

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Re: A casual Kzn Sunday ride to Howick via Albert Falls for breakfast.
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2011, 02:27:03 pm »
Nice Jeff

Sorry to miss the ride, its not often that there is more than one ride going.
I echo JonW's sentiments, you must have had a slow one if there were no tumbles, although I see that pic of your dash does not look slow.
 

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Re: A casual Kzn Sunday ride to Howick via Albert Falls for breakfast.
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2011, 02:48:41 pm »
Nice one Jeff  :thumleft:

Glad to see no off's or broken bones on your ride.



Hahahaha you guys are funny... :imaposer: :mwink:


Nice Jeff

Sorry to miss the ride, its not often that there is more than one ride going.
I echo JonW's sentiments, you must have had a slow one if there were no tumbles, although I see that pic of your dash does not look slow.


True but It looked like you had an awesome ride there Ivan. :thumleft:

We had a lazy casual ride this Sunday..........and a breakfast stop  :o Thats one for the books. Normally its snacks somewhere in the bush. :thumleft:

The last pic was on the way home.............
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Re: A casual Kzn Sunday ride to Howick via Albert Falls for breakfast.
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2011, 04:16:51 pm »
Sorry I could not make it.
Like always it looks like you had fun
 

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Re: A casual Kzn Sunday ride to Howick via Albert Falls for breakfast.
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2011, 04:20:51 pm »
Sorry I could not make it.
Like always it looks like you had fun

Looks like they did not need you Doc - Whew  ;D

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Re: A casual Kzn Sunday ride to Howick via Albert Falls for breakfast.
« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2011, 05:47:42 pm »
Thanks Peter and Leon........Glad you werent needed :thumleft: Just missed both of your company.

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Re: A casual Kzn Sunday ride to Howick via Albert Falls for breakfast.
« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2011, 05:53:38 pm »
Thx Jeff, twas fun...
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Re: A casual Kzn Sunday ride to Howick via Albert Falls for breakfast.
« Reply #11 on: June 28, 2011, 09:19:10 am »
Thx Jeff, twas fun...

Pleasure Tinus, thanks for joining us. Next one in two weeks will be more technical and only for the brave. :thumleft:
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Re: A casual Kzn Sunday ride to Howick via Albert Falls for breakfast.
« Reply #12 on: June 28, 2011, 09:33:08 am »
. . . . .  Next one in two weeks will be more technical and only for the brave. :thumleft:

Lucky I'm not back on the bike yet  ::)
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Re: A casual Kzn Sunday ride to Howick via Albert Falls for breakfast.
« Reply #13 on: June 28, 2011, 09:38:28 am »
ooh, ooh, pick me, pick me please :)

Sounds like an adventure waiting to happen...
 

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Re: A casual Kzn Sunday ride to Howick via Albert Falls for breakfast.
« Reply #14 on: June 28, 2011, 10:27:14 am »
Will do MadDog.....................Busy working on a suitable route :mwink: :mwink: Need to do a recce this weekend on some single track that I have spotted. :thumleft:

Pity Peter..........cant wait till you are on the bike again.
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Re: A casual Kzn Sunday ride to Howick via Albert Falls for breakfast.
« Reply #15 on: June 28, 2011, 10:38:07 am »
I'm free on Saturdays for Recce's if you need assistance. Just got myself a GoPro HD Hero to play with too, dying to try it out on something other than the morning commute :)
 

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Re: A casual Kzn Sunday ride to Howick via Albert Falls for breakfast.
« Reply #16 on: June 28, 2011, 04:00:55 pm »
. . . . .
Pity Peter..........cant wait till you are on the bike again.

Me too. But I'll avoid the Badger & Jules & Chicco rides thanx very much  :pot:

I think I'm gonna be sh1t scared to take the bike to the Spar  ::)
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Re: A casual Kzn Sunday ride to Howick via Albert Falls for breakfast.
« Reply #17 on: June 28, 2011, 04:20:04 pm »
. . . . .
Pity Peter..........cant wait till you are on the bike again.

Me too. But I'll avoid the Badger & Jules & Chicco rides thanx very much  :pot:

I think I'm gonna be sh1t scared to take the bike to the Spar  ::)

No dont worry Peter.............It is like riding a horse. :thumleft:
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Re: A casual Kzn Sunday ride to Howick via Albert Falls for breakfast.
« Reply #18 on: June 28, 2011, 04:25:26 pm »
I'm free on Saturdays for Recce's if you need assistance. Just got myself a GoPro HD Hero to play with too, dying to try it out on something other than the morning commute :)


OK thanks MD. Lets chat later in the week. Sat might be good for me too. please PM me your No. Cheers. :thumleft:
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« Reply #19 on: June 28, 2011, 04:48:55 pm »
. . . . ...It is like riding a horse. :thumleft:

Bad analogy. I grew up in a family of horse people and ended up sh1t scared of horses.

Schtupid beasts - Kinda like a bike, but with teeth at the front, hooves at the back, and more attitude than an HP2. 
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