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Drowning GS's in the Doring River (the complete saga)
« on: December 05, 2011, 05:15:30 pm »
While following the GS home at 60 kms an hour, I couldn't see the duct tape wrapped around its torn rear tyre holding the plugs in, so I gave up trying and instead contemplated the appropriate title for this ride report.
Many of which came to mind.

Easy Cederberg ride. Yeah Right!
Drowning GS's in the Doring River.
Three went in… Two came out.
Adventures in Bike Towing.
3 Musketeers' go large.
More punctures than you can count.


What started as an easy outride we'd all done numerous before turned into an epic adventure that tested us to the limits.
The weekend was supposed to be easy and chilled. A nice scenic ride to the cederberg on Friday, an afternoon swimming in the river, dinner around the campfire, and the popular Esselbank/Wuppertal loop on Saturday, before more frolicking in the river and gorging ourselves around the braai.

Well, Friday went according to plan.
Saturday didn't.

3 of us left the Sanddrif campsite on Saturday morning all smiles and eager as puppies, only 2 of us returned on Sunday morning, more than 24 hours later, feeling pretty damn shattered… And it wasn't over yet…

To be continued!


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Re: Drowning GS's in the Doring River
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2011, 05:19:16 pm »
And the aswer to solving all your troubles lies in the background of your photo.
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Re: Drowning GS's in the Doring River
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2011, 05:20:23 pm »
maar my moer...vertel die res :imaposer:
 

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Re: Drowning GS's in the Doring River
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2011, 05:20:43 pm »
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this looks like it will be a good read.
 

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Re: Drowning GS's in the Doring River
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2011, 05:22:09 pm »
And the aswer to solving all your troubles lies in the background of your photo.
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where's the fun in that?

The river looked rideable.
The adventurous spirit in us said: hell yeah!
 

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Re: Drowning GS's in the Doring River
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2011, 05:25:18 pm »
And the aswer to solving all your troubles lies in the background of your photo.
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where's the fun in that?

The river looked rideable.
The adventurous spirit in us said: hell yeah!
I hear ye Cloud, but I will never take a gamble with water again.
It is very expencive. :deal:
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Re: Drowning GS's in the Doring River
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2011, 05:31:31 pm »
Subscribed !  :3some:

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Re: Drowning GS's in the Doring River
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2011, 05:37:34 pm »
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« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2011, 05:55:37 pm »
This is going to be good!  >:D
 

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Re: Drowning GS's in the Doring River
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2011, 06:12:09 pm »
And the aswer to solving all your troubles lies in the background of your photo.
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where's the fun in that?

The river looked rideable.
The adventurous spirit in us said: hell yeah!

Looks like the bike is pushed , not ridden .  :peepwall: ;D
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Re: Drowning GS's in the Doring River
« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2011, 06:59:26 pm »
tee hee to that pic..i only say that because ..been there done it, ticked it off the list andwear the tshirt wif pride sortof...hmm pics too big ..but take my word
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Re: Drowning GS's in the Doring River
« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2011, 07:17:09 pm »
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Re: Drowning GS's in the Doring River
« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2011, 07:21:24 pm »
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Re: Drowning GS's in the Doring River
« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2011, 07:24:35 pm »
How must tau feel  you guys don't use the SAS Willehond lying in the dry dock in the background  ???  >:D
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« Reply #14 on: December 05, 2011, 07:31:18 pm »
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« Reply #15 on: December 05, 2011, 07:33:06 pm »
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Re: Drowning GS's in the Doring River
« Reply #16 on: December 05, 2011, 08:39:17 pm »
Where is the comradrie ... no one is helping the poor guy  ???
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Re: Drowning GS's in the Doring River
« Reply #17 on: December 05, 2011, 08:40:05 pm »
Where is the comradrie ... no one is helping the poor guy  ???

The photographer is busy :oscar:
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Re: Drowning GS's in the Doring River
« Reply #18 on: December 05, 2011, 08:47:53 pm »
Water is one element that I am not riding through, unless it means a biiiig detour. Even so, water can still cause a MUCH bigger detour than the original detour would have been. Especially if you still have a long journey ahead, some water/mud in a wheel bearing, and you won't see home......
 

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Re: Drowning GS's in the Doring River
« Reply #19 on: December 05, 2011, 09:05:28 pm »
Lyk asof daar groot nette getrek word agter daai trawler ::)


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