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Offline wino

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Third time lucky!
« on: August 05, 2007, 01:39:29 pm »
Seeing that Funacide is slow in posting a report, here goes:

No, it has got nothing to do with a third date.

Fun phones me on Friday, asking whether I’m keen to go to Dullstroom. Ok, cool. It’s been a long time coming. The first one we did, his bike’s tyre got a huge gash in and he had to turn back. Second time round, the honorable zonk’s bike got a puncture which could not be fixed – recall the pics of zonk’s ride on tar with a flat. ^-^

Saturday morning. The ride can only take place if I find fuel. Luckily, at the fourth petrol station I manage to fill up and hightail to Pretoria to meet fun and poppipants. After a coffee and chitchat, we scoot through Mamelodi, thereafter heading for the closest gravel. Funacide manages to take out a guinea fowl with his handguard. Ouch! :o

A quick ride up to Loskopdam where we fill up again and have a refreshment. (Nah, it wasn’t a shebeen run.) There used to be a tweespoor track for a couple of k’s that connected the main gravel roads and was the most fun on this route. Sadly, it has now been graded – at least some erotic spots remained.

After Stoffberg, the road becomes much more scenic. At this point in time it needs to be mentioned that Funacide was enjoying the ktm like a kid that has just found his best Christmas present! (I can think of another analogy, but we try to keep the forum 'clean'. >:D) He really went flying up the track!

We reach Dullstroom. It’s been a year since I’ve been there and the place has really boomed. I even miss the Duck & Trout, hidden now by commercialism.  >:(

Just outside of Dullstroom, we take the Uitvlugt turnoff. It turns out to be the piece of road for the day for me, containing a little bit of everything from rocky road, powdery sand and acceleration gravel. Whoohoo! ;D ;D ;D

A quick dart down the pass and then onto some scenic gravel again, twisting through the valleys until we reach the R555. Funacide unfortunately had to get home to attend a function, so the decision was taken to take the tar. So, it was a straight line to Middelburg, from where we took the highway home, which was pretty much like ordering a decaf coffee – no fun.

Thanks to Funacide for leading the way, it has been a very long while since I saw someone enjoying a bike that much! And meeting Poppipants, what a cool guy! :)

 

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Re: Third time lucky!
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2007, 01:41:47 pm »
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Re: Third time lucky!
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2007, 01:43:52 pm »
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Re: Third time lucky!
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2007, 01:51:43 pm »
What happened Wino?

This is the most words youy posted in a ride report since forever! :mrgreen:

Lekker!

Edit: How do you "qoute"a forum uploaded pic?


I might be attempting my "3rd time lucky" next weekend. Then you have to go with thereafter. Just make sure the tail light is properly attached. :rolleyes:
« Last Edit: August 05, 2007, 01:54:16 pm by JourneyMan »
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Re: Third time lucky!
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2007, 02:39:16 pm »
No wonder it's freaking cold today, Fun finally manged to reach Dullstroom.

Wino, nice pics, like the way you take the colour away from a katoom.
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Re: Third time lucky!
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2007, 04:52:50 pm »
:thumleft:

Who took this pic?  Did you have the camera on a timer?
 

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Re: Third time lucky!
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2007, 06:58:51 pm »
First in mime, now in black    >:D

Mooi man Wino  ;D

Seems like more or less the route we took a while back - those are real lekker roads !!!

Hey Funacide, was that you I passed near Silver Lakes at about 15:50 yesterday?
We were just returning from our recce for the WD weekend on 1 Sept
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Re: Third time lucky!
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2007, 07:02:23 pm »
Hey Fun, you finally made it.  ;D

.....where's the champaigne  ???



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Re: Third time lucky!
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2007, 09:07:00 pm »
Musta taken those pics with a very OLD camara    BC=before colour
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Re: Third time lucky!
« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2007, 09:48:05 pm »
First in mime, now in black    >:D

Mooi man Wino  ;D

Seems like more or less the route we took a while back - those are real lekker roads !!!

Hey Funacide, was that you I passed near Silver Lakes at about 15:50 yesterday?
We were just returning from our recce for the WD weekend on 1 Sept


It was indeed, my bike can now be recognised by the lack of a right hand mirror and hand gaurd, after the quinea fowl experience
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Re: Third time lucky!
« Reply #10 on: August 05, 2007, 09:59:23 pm »
Thanks for the ride guys, it was awesome.

The battery on the camera is dead and the charger is at a friends place, will get it and post the few pics I have asap.

I must say, I love that KTM more than you can imagine...

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Re: Third time lucky!
« Reply #11 on: August 06, 2007, 09:05:26 am »


Jewish money and the easy life, the ruin of a boere seun.....  ;D

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