Friday, May 29, 2009

The Decline of the Roamin' Empire

Just in case you thought this Dikwiel Kommando was a piss-take, here are a two images from an earlier outing, in fact a very much earlier outing.

That's not Energade,
...and they ain't smokin' no Camel lights either ! (Notice the total absence of Livestrong bracelets.....

.....which eventually lead to this.......

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Caution........Lust....36 inches is more than you need

What's a person to do when the brothers lead one astray..................? Thanks Steve . And grateful acknowledgement to

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Why are we not riding to "Die Hel" this year ? (why did somebody have to ask that?) **

............because it's too much up-and-down-up-and-down-down-and-up-and-up-and-up-and-up.

BUUUUT, if there are newbies wishing to glorify themselves by doing the ride to "Die Hel", then I suppose we can arrange something for them.

Your ride starts from Dennehof at 21h00 on the 31st of December 2009. FIFO.


The only requirement is that your behaviour be impeccable.

If you complete it in over the maximum time you will receive a membership certificate.

So things evolve...The Hell and Be Dammned Classic will be a multi-stage event attracting international riders before we know it.

** Why no stars on her nipples? With a sword like that ain't gonna be nobody sticking stars anywhere.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Second Prince Albert Dikwiel Kommando Ride

The second Dikwiel Kommando ride will be held on the
31st of December 2009 and the 1st of January 2010.

Prince Albert to the Gamkapoort Dam. And back. (about 90km round trip)

The format (ever important for the shaving racing snakes) is :

Some sleep.


Thurs 31Dec 2009
Moonrise 19H41
Sunset 19h44
Full Moon 21H14
Lunar Eclipse 21h25

Depart 20h30 from Prince Albert


Other rules and special conditions will be added as and when the organisers feel the urge.

1. Helmets obligatory
2. Lights optional

Above is the proposed T-shirt logo, we just need a volunteer to photoshop the "paddle" to "pedal" and maybe the canoe into a singlespeed 29er. Come to think of it, maybe the river should be a singletrack. Any magicians out there?

After much deliberation and broad consultation, we have dispensed with is the complicated points system used in the inaugural ride. Now it' simply FIFO.

If you think you're made of the right stuff, apply for a slot, you might just get lucky.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Fifo Riders

Fit In or Fuck Off.

OK, so now you know where the name comes from.

This blog is a clearing-house for people who want to ride multi-day rides.

We don't care what you ride.
We don't care why you ride.
We are only interested that you ride.

The idea came about while talking to Steve Thomas of Daytrippers; so many routes, so many riders, so little time.

I thought I'd put a blog together where people can
discuss routes they have ridden
share route information
put groups together to do rides

For starters, I rode from Sishen to Saldanha along the railway line in June last year. A different ride it was, but ten days out there is quite an experience. I know that not many people would want to do it as I did (unsupported, alone, on a singlespeed), but that many people would like to ride it differently (in a group, with backup, gears, etc) I have a pile of advice, information and contacts to share for that route.

This is the place to put your name on the list, or put your plan on the blog.

Obviously, impeccable behaviour is taken as a given. If that puts you off, then the second "F" and the "O" apply to you.

And if you think we are gender-insensitive because of our choice of photograph, please supply us with an equally tasteful one of the opposite gender and it will be posted alongside.

The First Fifo ride


We have to be fiforiders. This is the start.
The mail I have used for the blog is one of my aliases, aka Mr G. Yousuf, hence the email address.