...I was away

I had such a great weekend in Dullies but I was an accident waiting to happen.

I was due to leave on Thu at 13h00. The morning already started with my ankle and knee flaring up from a previous fall so I was a little bit eina but nothing was gonna stop me from riding. I had to wait for Core Apparal to finish making my pants so decided to head out to visit MadArtist. As I rode into her yard, one of the Doberman’s bit me and ripped my jeans. Little bit eina but very glad I did not have my new pants on yet. Over the weekend, I got told I was so small I got mistaken for a dog biscuit. Hence I have a new handle to go with the stunning bite on my thigh

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My first stop was Petraport. Had a few ciggies and a recycle break there. As I rode off, I felt the new pants not sitting so comfy of me. So I stopped before the exit out of the garage. Not looking down in time, my foot slipped on petrol and I did not have enough movement to get my foot back down in time. Kerplonk, dropped my baby. I had her halfway lifted and 2 okes came to give me a hand. I checked the bike but sort of as a once over. They kept worrying about me but I was fine. So I hopped back on Feather and rode off again. Something was not feeling kosher so I stopped 40km later at the Ultra City. Got off and checked her again. The indicator had bent up against the tyre wall and grated my new back tyre

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Seemed ok, so I bent the indicator back as far as I could and headed off again. ZXMax met me in Belfast, and we rode to Dullies. What an amazing place. I started to relax.

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My leg started hurting a bit and when we checked it later, the little bite had swollen and was going a gorgeous blue.

Next morning, I was forced (forced I tell you) to go for a tetanus shot. I had a very restful Friday while we waited for the others to join us. Friday night was dinner, couple of dops and bed.

Saturday morning….yay. Shoulder playing up a bit now but all good. First pass, Robbers. I shat myself!!!!! I remembered what I had been taught but my word, I was nervous. I got to fully understand the line that Road Skills Training taught us. A couple of corners got tight and I still had room to move into the corner when I was worried. When we came out of Robbers and into Pilgrims, the road started playing havoc with my shoulder (I had obviously tensed too much). So I was now really hurting by the time we got to Harry’s pancakes. One transact patch later and off on the Blyde River road. Lekker sweeps but still, a slow bike. But I enjoyed it. Then on to the 22. YES, still love that road a whole bunch a lot. Then Long Tom. This was the first time I was doing Long Tom since the training (had done it once on the way to the training). It was nowhere near as bad as I thought. I really really enjoyed it. So when we finally hooked up again with the group, I had a huge grin on my face.

Saturday night was awesome. We had a braai and drank a wee bit too much. Started with catching the rugby. Much to Q-Balls moaning and groaning, he only got a couple of strafdops. I knew the Bulls were gonna win so we fed him a jaggies for every point difference. Near the end of the night, some people were struggling with their balance and some were still ok. Nursed a few bottles to empty and finally passed out.

Sunday morning was rough I tell you
Loaded 4 bikes onto the bakkie and trailer and headed home.

Monday got me so bad, that I was ready to pack and go back.