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Post by KobusJacobs on 22nd October 2008, 07:38

My plan is to do the upcoming breakfast run and I would like to know the difficulty of this route as it will be my first, should I decide to do the GS route. At this stage I defenitely need some off-road practice as I am planning to go to the Cape in December, following back- and dirtroads. It would however be sensless to ride a highly technical route before I am a bit more experienced. Can anybody help?

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Post by KnopKop on 22nd October 2008, 09:29

Hi Kobus,

The Club's GS breakfast runs are very "newbie" friendly. As long as you ride within your and your bikes capabilities you will be fine. There are always some very experienced riders along that are always willing to help and give great advice. Don't hesitate to ask.

Always remember to RIDE YOUR OWN RIDE. Yes, there will be guys going fast on the dirt, but they know what they are doing (well most of them lol! ) We always have a very competent "sweep" to make sure that everybody is OK, and we re-group every now and then.

With regards to "technical stuff" (the lekker bits), there are VERY FEW on the breakfast runs. But should we encounter a tricky bit, like a surprise water-crossing after heavy rains or a bit of the "mud-monster (Jan 2007 Rooiberg) there is ALWAYS lots of help around to get everybody through safely.

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Post by KobusJacobs on 22nd October 2008, 09:39

THANKS FOR THE INFORMATION. SHARKIE. WILL THEN CERTAINLY JOIN THE GS GROUP

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Post by KnopKop on 22nd October 2008, 09:42

Bakgat !!

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Post by Happy-go-lucky on 22nd October 2008, 12:09

Yes Sharkie is correct! RIDE YOUR OWN RIDE, WITHIN YOUR OWN CAPABILITY AND YOUR BIKE'S CAPABILITY.

Very noob friendly ride. Starting on very smooth roads and progressively increasing in technical requirements.
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Post by Jpbez on 29th October 2008, 00:48

KobusJ - I agree, the club rides really are very well organised and structured.

I have also done long GS rides with other friends (not the club) in that area and can really recommend the routes - certainly not too technical, and great scenery. It can get really hot though!!!
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Post by Happy-go-lucky on 29th October 2008, 06:51

Soon (a few days time) I be posting the return leg for advice on technical level of dirt roads.
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Post by Admin on 30th October 2008, 09:44

Bruno Gila is the ride leader for this trip and will provide a ride plan soon
It will probably be a long day's ride - not only for breakfast!

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Post by Happy-go-lucky on 30th October 2008, 13:24

If it is anything like the last month's ride, it will surely be another enjoyable day out, with lunch, not breakfast, though breakfast menu will do. Very Happy
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Post by Admin on 8th November 2008, 18:41

Sorry folks, the info centre at Groot Marico told Bruno that it is not advisable to ride the dirt roads in the area. Recent rains damaged the roads.
If it is not raining by departure time tomorrow, there may be a local GS ride.
... or you can join the Roadies to Swartruggens - weather permitting of course.

7:00 for 7:30 Shell Atterbury

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Post by Happy-go-lucky on 8th November 2008, 21:27

Thanx for the info, if it is not raining at 06:00 I ride out to Atterbury Shell at 06:30.
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Post by Happy-go-lucky on 9th November 2008, 06:38

I just spoken to Bruno. As it is starting to rain harder, making the clay dirt roads dangerous, any GS route for the day is cancelled. Even the road route would be cancelled if it is raining. He said we do it when it is dry and sunny.
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Post by Admin on 9th November 2008, 07:38

Those that really want to get wet, there will be breakfast - but only a short road ride away.

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