These are short reports of some of our and our friends’ shorter adventures including day tips and short weekend trips, overnighters, after work, slip aways etc.

Vaalwater – Taaibos – Trip report in pictures

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.

Its my Birthday and I’ll ride if I want to

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