In March 2013 we headed to Vaalwater for a weekend of exploring the area with the motorcycles.
We set up base camp at Taaibos just outside of Vaalwater and rode out from there on Saturday morning. Incredible riding on a variety of sufaces; from tar (unfortunately you always get some), dirt highways to soft sand providing plenty of exitment and laughs. The roads took us through awesome landscapes between the game farms.
Darkness caught up with us on the way back to camp making the last stretch traveling in the soft sand very difficult in the dark. It was an awesome weekend of riding in an area that deffinately needs some more exploring. Taaibos campsite is set on the banks of a river between plenty of trees providing an awesome setting as a bush basecamp.
So Saturday (7 December) was my birthday but I was not going to miss out on my birthday day off. It was an institution I finally started last year after several failed attempts to take the day of my birthday off and spend it doing something I want to. Last year I went fishing for yellows in the Vaal river on my own. This year the plan was to take Friday off, take the scenic route to Parys, overnight on the farm underneath the stars and take a long ride back home on Saturday to be home on time for a braai with some friends. Continue reading
Instead of riding the usual route back home from my visit to Rustenburg, I decided to take the scenic route which takes me over Breeds nek and Maanhaar rand.
Outride to Heidelberg, I think – 2 December 2011
8:30 and the usual suspects arrive at Stefans house for our day out. Me, Stewart, Cobus and our guide for the day Stefan, he’s taking us out in his backyard.
Stop the noise 2012 August
Needing to get away, the voices in my head are getting to much. I am wound up so tight I am becoming unpleasant to be around. So on our return from Klein-kariba I decided to take the bike to the farm for some escaping from the noise.
Where the journey begins:
5:00 AM, time to awake and get ready for yet another unforgettable off-road journey. Last minute changes to the rendezvous point, a back tyre change, a cup of coffee and we are on our way. The “plan”: start the off-road journey in Alberton and work our way to Parys in the Freestate for those of you who wondered.