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Quarry and Koppie - 08/11/2008

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Post by KnopKop on 10th November 2008, 11:38

On Saturday (08/11/2008), five members of our club did some off-road/enduro riding at the Quarry and the koppie close to Mamelodi, on the plastic bikes.

The group consisted of myself (Honda CRF230), Pieter de Koker (Yammie WR250), Colin King (Yammie WR450), Bruno Gila and Peter (both Honda CRF250’s)

We started out playing around in the quarry, and then made our way to the koppie behind Mamelodi for two very tiring laps of the rocky terrain up and down this koppie.

We then went to the big rubbish dump and rode around there for a while. Then we returned to the Sambok Bar for some beer and a lekker steak and chips.

Thanks guys for a Saturday morning well spent with great riding buddies. Thank you to Bruno for all the nice pictures.

Pieter please post some of the pics if Bruno mailed the others to you. He only e-mailed me the ones that have me in them.

Me, gunning it up the first small koppie

Bruno, myself and Pieter at the top


Me, on the way down


The group on the way down the very rocky and difficult path


Again, me on the path down on lap #2



Colin, myself and Peter waiting for Pieter, as he went up the mountain AGAIN!!


Me, going up the side of the rubbish-dump, flat taps in 2nd gear !

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Re: Quarry and Koppie - 08/11/2008

Post by GSlady on 10th November 2008, 11:59

Great stuff! You chose the right day!
Wonder what it looks like after the rain?!
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Post by Corlia on 10th November 2008, 12:06

WOW!!! Looks like very very difficult terrain! But if you are capable, should be FUN FUN FUN!!!
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Post by JR on 10th November 2008, 12:36

Wow!....looks like some very technical riding.

Well done gents......respect!

Sharkie wrote:.......on the plastic bikes.......

mmh ja well no fine........some serious machinery in that group though Smile
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Post by Jpbez on 10th November 2008, 22:09

Ja looks like great fun. Pretty sure it tunes the necessary GS skills pretty well too.
A friend of mine (Yamah WR 250) had a small crash in that region the other day, went over his bars and broke both wrists Shocked
But I guess that's part of the game! Could have been worse...
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Re: Quarry and Koppie - 08/11/2008

Post by KnopKop on 11th November 2008, 13:27

Here are some more photos of our Saturday ride:

Pieter in the Quarry



Pieter and Bruno at the top


Pieter on his way down


And back up and back down again while we waited a bit


Making his way up the dump – see how small me and Peter look at the bottom!!!



On the way down the really steep part of the dump. This part is really very scary, Pieter, Colin and I have done this decent before. Pieter and Stefan (Scary) has been UP there before. I tried going up it last time but I was “gloriously unsuccessful”.




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Post by JR on 11th November 2008, 13:59

great stuff.....thanks for sharing
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Post by Mud Pooh-bah on 11th November 2008, 14:11

Yep it was a good ride as always. Learnt some interesting Italian words from Bruno on the way up the mountain!!!. Thanks for the ride guys and the pics Bruno and Sharkie. Next time I will take you to KwaMhalangu for a good system opener!! Embarassed
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Post by KnopKop on 11th November 2008, 14:28

pdekoker wrote:Learnt some interesting Italian words from Bruno on the way up the mountain!!!. Embarassed

Yep, or as Colin called it "an Italian VLOER-M@ER" !!!!!

lol! lol!

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Post by GSlady on 11th November 2008, 15:12

One needs more than Italian words to challenge those koppies! Well done guys!
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Post by Rooikat on 12th November 2008, 09:34

This must have bee Grrrrrreat fun !!!!! Thank you very much for sharing.

I think my age will count against me, if I try something like that at this stage. Looks very tricky & technical.
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