Mother Cow! REBEL-Day Trail Night Ride!

Weekend Things! Friday, 21 August 2020. REBEL-Day 2020 ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽˆ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿป was a fabulous affair! Endearing wishes and messages โ˜Ž๏ธ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ’Œ received, followed by a relaxed and pampered day ๐Ÿคฉ! Then the ultimate excitement for the day! ๐Ÿ‘‰ Mother Cow ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿ„๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ˜! REBEL-Day ๐Ÿฅณ Trail Night Ride ๐Ÿ‘€๐ŸŒš๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿšดโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿšดโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’จ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿคฉ at Cowhouse!

I was rigged! Bike at the ready, with my little red light at the back and a serious flash of a light, 2200 lumens to be precise, on the handlebars ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ˜œ. The ride was from 5-8 pm, and as you know, Mother Nature never disappoints! We were treated to a lovely sunset โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜, just before we got onto our bikes to zoom off down the trails for our night adventure ๐Ÿ‘€๐ŸŒš๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿšดโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿšดโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’จ. The first stop was to quickly say hello to the Cows ๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿ˜!

๐Ÿ‘‰ Then the chase began ๐Ÿšดโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿšดโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’จ๐Ÿ˜…! O dear Mother Cow ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿ„๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿคญ๐Ÿ˜‚! I suffer from mild claustrophobia ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ™ƒ! Trails during day-time is something I’m conquering. The “tunnel effect” formed by tall grass and paths that run through bushy sections is a small challenge for the System, but the more I ride trails the better it gets ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฅณ! Same scenario at night ๐Ÿ‘€๐ŸŒš๐Ÿ’ก, with a spotlight, different story ๐Ÿฅบ! Goeie Bliksem ๐Ÿ™„! The dust from the “Speedster” ahead of me clouded my vision ๐Ÿšดโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ’จ๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ˜ƒ! My Moerse 2200 lumen light ๐Ÿ’ก shifted every time I navigated over rough ground surface ๐Ÿ˜ฌ, so-much-so that the beam shot into the air, and the trail ahead of me became pitch dark in an instant ๐ŸŒš๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜…! Mother Sucker ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™‰๐Ÿ™Š๐Ÿ˜‚! I fitted the light on a section of the handlebar that was too narrow, and the little rubber band securing the light was too loose ๐Ÿ™ƒ! Finally did a quick STOP ๐Ÿ›‘ to investigate and my Teamie, did a quick fixie ๐Ÿ”ง, sorting the problem for the rest of the ride ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ˜! The lovely crisp night air, after a while, took my mind off the little “System Glitch”, and I forced myself to concentrate on the flow of the trail, having fun, the night-time sounds and embracing the adventure. We zoomed down the trails, bunny hopped over trail-bumps ๐Ÿ˜, dodged wet cow poop ๐Ÿ’ฉ๐Ÿ˜‚, and just had great fun on the bike. The night creatures came out to play ๐Ÿฆ‡๐ŸฆŸ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿ€๐Ÿฆ”, and we saw a few rabbits ๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿ‡, a little buck ๐ŸฆŒ and Cows ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ„๐Ÿ˜ƒ grazing next to the trail. The ride was absolutely fabulous ๐Ÿ‘€๐ŸŒš๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿšดโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿšดโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’จ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ˜…! Great experience! Loved It ๐Ÿ˜ป!

Back at the base, 31 km later, we were treated to a lip-smacking Boerie ๐ŸŒญ๐Ÿ˜‹, 0% Beer ๐Ÿป and an inviting bonfire ๐Ÿ”ฅ to end off a great ride ๐Ÿšดโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿฅณ! Best REBEL-Day ever ๐Ÿฅณ! Fun ๐Ÿ˜‹! Stay Focused! Stay on Track! Stay Positive!

Stay Motivated! Keep Moving! Be Safe! REBEL Life ๐Ÿšดโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšถโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽธ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿ€โ™ฅ๏ธ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿค“๐Ÿคฉ! Just Ride!

Photos by Luculle Stols – on Instagram