"Drive on unpaved road." These are magical words when they appear at the top of your GPS screen, and in the trip that Gavin and I did last week from Cape Town to Prince Albert, this was pretty much all I saw for the majority of the day. Little did we know when we left Cape Town that our GPS has an evil sense of humour and that she sometimes has a rather inventive interpretation of 'unpaved road'.
Warren and Natalie setup their second "4x4" weekends away, this time close to home in the Agterkliphoogte Valley outside Robertson. As I'm trying to get as much riding in as possible, I eagerly jumped on board (especially after their last Buffelspoort trip was such a success). I signed up my wife Sandy, without our her consultation although she didnt complain when I told her she was booking the weekend off and coming with me.
So, ever since the beginners ride with Andy a couple of weeks back, I have had this itch to get back to the gravel.
Well, last week presented the oppertunity for just such a trip, I was in need a break, before I go postal on my co-workers. Friday afternoon after lunch I set off to McGregor....
To Base Camp
Siende dat daar gee “trip report” is vir die “Roadies” se Suterland Winter Trip nie, het ek besluit om dit te skryf. Maar ek is nie so gemaklik in Engels nie, so julle sal maar net tevrede moet wees met Afrikaans.
Vrydagaand 17:00: Die panniers is klaar gepak met elke moontlike warm kledingstuk wat in my kas is. Hulle is klaar vas gesit op die motorfiets.
A breakfast run to Die Velskoen in Touwsrivier led by Dave Higgs.
Meet at the Engen, everything you need to know will be discussed at the meeting point. The map to the meeting point and other information on what to bring is at these links:
- General Club Ride info and map to meeting point
- Frequently Asked Questions like 'What to bring and wear?'
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