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Special intro-like ride tonight.

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Posted by on May 31, 2012 in ride report

 

Ride Report 3 May

So I got the job of writing up a report on what happened at the last Dark and Dirty ride held on the 3de of May, this happened because I got dirty first by falling of my Mtb first (please note I think they planed this as the person’s that was leading us took us on a bush bashing with no track)

As I said, this was my first ride with the D&D group and my very first night ride ever. I got to Irene mall at around 6:30pm and I saw no one with bikes I started to get worried, maybe I got the wrong mall maybe hey not meeting this was thoughts that was going through my mind. I was on my cell on their web pages when I looked up and there were cars with bikes that surrounded me, some great people got out and quickly helped me to set up my light and telling me how great the ride is going to be.

After a sort speech we set of for a short 25km night ride in less than 2km I bit the dust hitting a rock (always fun) and I got told I am it. Not really a bad way to start our first night ride! This is also where our two group leaders informed us they don’t know where the track is anymore no names will be given here (Q and L you know who you are) after having to carry our bike for a few hundred meters we got to the track and we where off to a place Q named LSD park. This was a nice little park to ride in but after seeing many a rider see their back side trying to go up this little hill I was starting to wonder if they were not on LSD (I was the one that did not try the climb eish sorry guys next time).

From there we got to what looked like some ones farm where we stopped. Where Q and L said we need to switch off all our lights and something about ghosts, at this point I was thinking the LSD really is working and which way is home??? Are they now going to call on the ghosts our something what did I get myself into?? All this was going through my mind, and there was no way I am putting my lights off, are you nuts???? Then I was told it’s a ghost ride only riding by the light of the moon still thinking they’re nuts I turned off my lights and stayed in the Black line as Q puts it, and well I have to tell you it was great fun!!

After about 2 hours 30mins we started to see the lights of Irene mall I was grateful for it to be the end but also thinking to myself “Let’s do that again”.

Its a pity I will miss the next one but I can’t wait to get there on the 17th.

Willem

 
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Posted by on May 31, 2012 in ride report

 

19 April 2012- Lemmetjiesdraad

Donderdagaand 19 April 2012

Met my aankoms by die D&V sentrum wag daar twee fietsryers, maar hulle belowe daar is nog twee op pad. Die twee daag toe op maar Ninja Padfietser het sy skoene by die huis vergeet en sien nie kans om met sy plakkies te ry nie. Nou ja, vier is marginaal, maar ons besluit om dit tog te doen en spring weg met Kruiser.

Daarna af na Nellmapius waar ons enkele D&V maagd iets tref wat sy band sleg sny. ‘n Binneband word gou ingesit, maar Tiaan besluit dat dit ‘n teken is dat hy nie verder moet ry nie. Ompraat werk nie en ons roep hom naby die begin vaarwel toe en die drie van ons gaan voort na die onderste deel van Mieliemuur. Niemand is juis lus vir die spoedseksie na die stopstraat toe nie en daarna mis ons amper die paadjie na Blair-heks woud nadat ons deur ‘n hele paar poele as gevolg van die middag se reënbui gery het.

Beurend op na die Rietvlei substasie en af aan die ander kant en daarna die lus deur die veld langs die R21. Sal ons ook volgende maand moet tolgeld betaal as ons langs die R21 ry? Die enigste gebeurtenis is ‘n ontmoeting met ‘n man met ‘n geweer in die hand. Hy is gelukkig nie ‘n bedreiging nie; hy probeer kabeldiewe vastrek.

Terug ry ons deur Vlermuis-tonnel en aan die ander kant van die R21 waar die gras lekker lank is en mens so naastenby op ekstrasensoriese persepsie moet ry. En dis net daar waar ek nie die lemmetjiesdraad gewaar voor dit my aan die enkel gryp nie. Behalwe vir die rooi lekke in my been en my kous wat afgeskryf is, het ek darem oorleef.

Roeter se roete, teerpad en Mieliemuur op sluit die rit af en ‘n heel gesellige aand van dertig plus kilometer se ry.

Oupa Gert

 
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Posted by on May 7, 2012 in ride report