Report on last week’s ride!

08 Mar


Nice ONE!!!! 🙂

On 7 March 2012 21:02, Gavin Gilbert wrote:

Hey Clint (aka Hardy!),

I’m the virgin who is a virgin no longer…… Sorry, this report took longer than anticipated, but here goes.

This was the first night ride experience for Byron, Oeloff and myself, we weren’t sure what to expect, especially after seeing Oupa getting dressed up in all those arm guards we thought we were in for something serious, but we were pleasantly surprised! First of all we met a good bunch of guys, we liked the way the whole ride was organised and the fun routes we rode, from the python (which had us all looking for the red stone, and I saw it!), Blair witch (she grabbed hold of Byron’s legs while peddling through – that was pretty scary!), batman tunnel (sure one of them bats sucked some of Oeloff’s blood – he hasn’t been the same since that night, and he now howls at full moon!) to the super tube (which I’m not sure we rode but there was a section that felt just like a supertube to me, it was a very smooth, quick section and the grass was very long). I just peddled and let the bike take me where it wanted to go, which was ok for most of the ride!

Everything was going well and I was pretty chuffed after I saving myself from falling on the downhill section at St Georges Hotel, which is pretty rocky, I heard Byron chirping behind me how close that was…..and thirty metres further I wasn’t as lucky, I hit a rock, went flying over the handle bars, heard one hell of a bang as my head connected mother earth, and landed not so gently on my right shoulder and ribs, which I might add ached (and still does) pretty badly…… When we got underneath the highway the guys all tried, and tried again to get around the column (except for Hardy of course!) and perseverance paid off for most of them. At this stage I had fallen enough for one evening and decided to leave this challenge for the next time. We all headed back to the cars very satisfied after an enjoyable experience…….. We will definitely be back for more!!



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