JHB North - Marico Oog Overnighter

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1armbandit

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JHB
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Suzuki DR350
This is my first ride report ever. Ill keep the words to a min, and give you all lots of photos. Let me know if you have any questions regarding the ride.
The Marico oog was an amazing spot to swim in after a log dusty ride. And we had the camp site to our selves which made for a quite but very cold night.

2x Dr650 pigs mine (blue tank) stock standard, @MichaelFel's is far from stock :)
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Day 1 - 230km bout 70km tar rest all dirt.
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finally some rest in the shade of the Oog campsite.

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The temp inside my tent at 6am. The ice in the pot outside the tent...
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Day 2 - 350km
The road from Marico Oog to marico dam was the best of the trip amazing views varying terrain and would be a real challenge in the rainy season.
After the Marico dam we hit some quiet tar to get back south and do the boons to Hekpoort dirt which was also a great section of dirt.

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The great section of dirt going from the oog to groot marico, bit of a mini mountain pass.
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One of the many very cool mountain streams we crossed. This one is the Groot Marico River
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The section of dirt from boons to the rustenburg road. Very lekker riding this road.
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Finally a cold coke at Hekpoort. before the boring tar back home.

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1armbandit

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drewdza

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Centurion
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Triumph 800 XC
This is my first ride report ever. Ill keep the words to a min, and give you all lots of photos. Let me know if you have any questions regarding the ride.
The Marico oog was an amazing spot to swim in after a log dusty ride. And we had the camp site to our selves which made for a quite but very cold night.

2x Dr650 pigs mine (blue tank) stock standard, @MichaelFel's is far from stock :)
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Day 1 - 230km bout 70km tar rest all dirt.
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finally some rest in the shade of the Oog campsite.

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The temp inside my tent at 6am. The ice in the pot outside the tent...
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Day 2 - 350km
The road from Marico Oog to marico dam was the best of the trip amazing views varying terrain and would be a real challenge in the rainy season.
After the Marico dam we hit some quiet tar to get back south and do the boons to Hekpoort dirt which was also a great section of dirt.

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The great section of dirt going from the oog to groot marico, bit of a mini mountain pass.
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One of the many very cool mountain streams we crossed. This one is the Groot Marico River
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The section of dirt from boons to the rustenburg road. Very lekker riding this road.
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Finally a cold coke at Hekpoort. before the boring tar back home.

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Always a lekker ride. Normally camp at Marico Dam as they can supply wood and ice 👍🏻
 
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