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Old 01-23-2007, 11:43 PM   #1
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Friday Morning Ride, Cape Town

KTM Bigger has a few incentives to get out and about, the two greatest of which are;

*He works on an oil platform for extended periods so to come home and sit inside makes him twitchy.
*He has a brand new baby daughter; she needs him to get out and about to keep him and her sane.

Me, I like finding new off road routes and sharing them.

So he suggested we go riding last week. I could get away for a half morning on Friday and so it was.

We met at the Tavern in Diep River and headed off towards Monawabisi.

There is a single track that goes behind the sand mine next to the Gordon’s Bay side of Kayalitsha that is really very good. It is only sand and has some fast sections and lots of whoops. We messed about there for a bit;

It is a lot of fun and once through there we filled up and then back onto the bit that overlooks the run down and derelict beach resort thing.

Towards Gordon's Bay

I had been to this place once and was keen to see if we could get to Gordons Bay via the 6km stretch of beach in front of the Armskor property, (they make explosives).

You have to cross a small estuary stream that was flowing pretty strongly. When I was on my own I have balked at crossing in case I had gotten stuck but Paul's quite a big guy so...

Video crossing the estuary. It get s a bit blurred but you get the idea. In the deepest bit it got a little squirelly.

We crossed a couple of times.

Then we cruised down to the Strand, we didn't see a soul. But once through to Strand, you can’t get through unless you don’t mind swimming with your bike around the fence or cutting through the thick wire.

So we cruised back the way we came, go some it on video Video here

and through the dunes again.

I dropped it and snapped the end off my clutch lever again. Fortunately they are probably on the only cheap part of the big girl.

Once we got back to the tar KB said he would cruise back along the road to Muisenberg, while I filed my clutch lever end off. I had finished anyway but he headed off with me only having to put my helmet and gloves back on. I only caught him nearly back at Muisenberg. Cruising my foot! He was pasting it because I was really having to whack it to catch up.

Great morning start to work.

I often wonder where that road goes? And that, has usually made all the difference. Appologies to Mr Frost
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Old 01-24-2007, 04:24 AM   #2
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Posts like this should be banned --- I can barely stand on the icefield outside my back door this morning

Looks like a lot of fun Kam-y --- smart bike

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Old 01-24-2007, 04:35 AM   #3
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Old 01-24-2007, 04:43 AM   #4
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Yea yea yea, you're nice and warm and playing on the beach while we're freezing our grub nuts off.

Looks like great fun.
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Old 01-24-2007, 04:49 AM   #5
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Thanks for the post. It sure is beautiful there. That beach riding really looks fun! Too bad about the clutch lever, but I'd consider that a cheap price for a great ride...
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Old 01-24-2007, 04:54 AM   #6
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Lookin' great!! Must be warm there too... Thanks for the pics
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Old 01-24-2007, 05:27 AM   #7
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Great ride there, thank you for sharing! Will look out for you when I fly over into CT again....
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Old 01-24-2007, 06:49 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by kamanya

Awesome shot!

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Old 01-24-2007, 07:03 AM   #9
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Fun riding in the dunes, eco-weenies and the state have made that an offense here in Texas! Hurricanes clean up the beaches every year why would they even care! At least some one gets to play!
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