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Title: Breedtsnek....we were not thinking straight
Post by: Straatkat on November 13, 2018, 12:48:10 pm
It took months in the planning, we had several meetings to finalize the finer details, TK, GregF, Paddaprins and myself were going to ride this, even if we die trying! The reputation of this pass they call Breedtsnek, probably one of the fiercest passes in the country, speaks for itself through many failed attempts to conquer it. All you need to do is read the many ride reports on this fine forum to strike the fear of God into any rider.
As the time drew closer there was a palpatable tension in the air, bikes were serviced, new tyres fitted, that last session in the gym to tone the muscles just right, we were ready!

GregF and myself were on our KTM 500's and TK rode his trusty Husky 610 as did Paddaprins, he borrowed my 610 as he was fearing his 990 might be irreparably damaged.
Sunday morning arrived, I didn't sleep well and was up early, nerves chewing away at my physche, today was the day! Soon the guys arrived and we were ready to set off when we discovered TK has a flat, so back to the workshop and we quickly fixed the puncture by fitting a new tube. Was this a sign of things to come?
As we sped along the country roads I was grateful for the chance of easing into the difficult stuff. Paddaprins took a tumble when he misread the road and rode into a ditch that was once a Jeep track, next to the railway.
At last we reached the road leading up to the dreaded Breedtsnek , a cold shiver went down my back when we passed a sign of a exclamation mark, a clear warning about the lunacy we were about to engage in.

The next minute we were into the thick of things, the road started winding wildly around the mountain and the surface was rough, very rough. Every few feet there was a puddle of engine oil of another unfortunate traveller that has had his sump holed This is no place for the meek. The marks on the rocks told their own story of another failed attempt. I could not help notice a few vultures circling lazily above, waiting for their next meal. I quietly hoped it was not going to be one of us. We already discussed what was going to happen should one of us fall prey to Breedtsnek, and it was decided one would stay and keep the fallen company (and keep the vultures away) whilst the others will race back to civilization to summons help. All those relenting hours in the gym will certainly pay off here.
Exhausted we reached the top, knowing full well that the worst is still to come, the dreaded northern slope! much has been written about the steps that almost no vehicle can clear without extensive mechanical damage, but we were ready, after a short breather we proceded ahead cautiously.



Title: Re: Breedtsnek....we were not thinking straight
Post by: Neo_za on November 13, 2018, 12:52:53 pm
 :biggrin: :ricky: :lol8:
Title: Re: Breedtsnek....we were not thinking straight
Post by: woody1 on November 13, 2018, 12:55:12 pm
Ag nee ek glo dit nie van jou wat so 'n verwoede grondpad ryer is nie. 
Ek het Breedsnek met my Super Tenere gedoen met Tom se seun agterop en dit was 'n walk in the park..... moet byse dit was so 'n paar jaar gelede.  Pad het seker maar versleg intussen maar ek was geensins beeindruk met daai ou paadjie nie.

Jy skeer seker die gek met ons.  :laughing4:
Title: Re: Breedtsnek....we were not thinking straight
Post by: FrancoisTz on November 13, 2018, 12:58:32 pm
Magnificent writing, please send more.
Title: Re: Breedtsnek....we were not thinking straight
Post by: JustBendIt on November 13, 2018, 01:00:55 pm
OMG Straatkat but you and your crew are brave men

The legend of Breedtsnek has even reached us down here in the Cape

Small children gather around old men relating their failed attempts at this infamous pass and squeal with fear every time somebody goes down

Title: Re: Breedtsnek....we were not thinking straight
Post by: MaxThePanda on November 13, 2018, 01:08:11 pm
Best thing about ride reports with no photos... imagination runs wild! Tell us about the ogres?
Title: Re: Breedtsnek....we were not thinking straight
Post by: Tom van Brits on November 13, 2018, 01:11:31 pm
We were a group of riders 2 weeks back doing Breeds.
2 x NC750 and 1 x 1200Gs and rest all 800gs

It is in a very bad state and there is evidence of metal (broken sump) and oil all over the show.
I did challenge myself not to put my feet down (personal skills/balance test) and succeeded.

We did the extra bit to the very top (veld paadjpaadjie) as well.

Very bad pass now, deep ruts and steps wit loose gravel and stones.
You got to have some skill to ride the pass now.  :3some:
Title: Re: Breedtsnek....we were not thinking straight
Post by: Rooies on November 13, 2018, 01:12:38 pm
Oh, the agony and the ecstasy.  That you are able to relate the adventure, nay, conquest!, appears to be testament of a great group of riders who, against all odds, pulled off the near impossible!
Title: Re: Breedtsnek....we were not thinking straight
Post by: Tom van Brits on November 13, 2018, 01:16:53 pm
I think there was no maintenance done on this pass the last couple of years.
It is definitely not a green route any more.
Title: Re: Breedtsnek....we were not thinking straight
Post by: Straatkat on November 13, 2018, 01:38:21 pm
First it was Tony (TK) to lose it spectacularly, He is the most experienced of our group so this really scared the rest of us. If he can't get through what chance have we got!
here we are standing at the top, beaming with confidence. If only we knew how short lived that feeling would be!
Title: Re: Breedtsnek....we were not thinking straight
Post by: 73 Peanut on November 13, 2018, 02:21:19 pm
That looks like you guy's were cutting your own trail in the one pic or were you guy's on the municipal gravel  .
Title: Re: Breedtsnek....we were not thinking straight
Post by: sidetrack on November 13, 2018, 02:42:15 pm
This pass has claimed many a GS and UNO please show some respect !
Title: Re: Breedtsnek....we were not thinking straight
Post by: OomD on November 13, 2018, 02:45:32 pm
In years to come there will be commemorations for our fallen brothers, those that Breedtsnek claimed as its own.
Title: Re: Breedtsnek....we were not thinking straight
Post by: ClimbingTurtle on November 13, 2018, 02:50:05 pm
Aai Fok - that was funny!

BUTANYWAY - I thought it was flatter a few weeks ago....

 :imaposer:
Title: Re: Breedtsnek....we were not thinking straight
Post by: Straatkat on November 13, 2018, 03:09:47 pm
After TK's mishap we gathered ourselves, and spent some time talking strategy, if we are going to make this it is going to be a close run battle.

And then just as we were brave enough to take on the northern slop for real, the 500 bit me hard. I catapulted through the air, landed on my back and hurriedly waved to the others not to proceed, it is just too dangerous, but TK came anyway and he too met his match. This was turning ugly.....
Title: Re: Breedtsnek....we were not thinking straight
Post by: Straatkat on November 13, 2018, 03:20:25 pm
We were so busy just staying alive....At one point I crashed clean out of my boots.
Title: Re: Breedtsnek....we were not thinking straight
Post by: Straatkat on November 13, 2018, 03:23:34 pm
And then something happened that I did not think possible, and then you need real friends around you.....
Title: Re: Breedtsnek....we were not thinking straight
Post by: woody1 on November 13, 2018, 03:27:27 pm
Julle moet ophou grappies maak en POSE vir die kamera  :laughing4:
Title: Re: Breedtsnek....we were not thinking straight
Post by: Straatkat on November 13, 2018, 03:29:06 pm
I crashed int the bush so hard, just my boots were sticking out! Tony rushed in and bravely started pulling me out by my boots. Real friends are priceless, if he didn't see me going in there I would probably still be missing.
Title: Re: Breedtsnek....we were not thinking straight
Post by: Straatkat on November 13, 2018, 03:39:44 pm
When we eventually reached the bottom of the pass we gathered ourselves and glanced back at what was probably the ride of our lives, just so grateful to be alive. We were bruised and somewhat rattled, so we opted to do the 300km tar detour to get home, no way we were going to push our incredible luck any further. One day when we are 60 or so we will sit on the retirement home stoep and reminisce about the wild things we did in our youth. Breedtsnek, I get the cold shivers just saying the name!
Title: Re: Breedtsnek....we were not thinking straight
Post by: Sithe on November 13, 2018, 03:43:45 pm
:thumleft:  Awesome staff ... I love your work

I need someone to pinch me by the ear so I can stop laughing  :imaposer:
Title: Re: Breedtsnek....we were not thinking straight
Post by: JustBendIt on November 13, 2018, 04:19:45 pm
Holy fuck Bertie I take my hat off to you and your crew - those pics make Van Zyls and Robbie's Pass look like highways
Title: Re: Breedtsnek....we were not thinking straight
Post by: JonW on November 13, 2018, 04:25:38 pm
You could of died
Title: Re: Breedtsnek....we were not thinking straight
Post by: woody1 on November 13, 2018, 04:53:44 pm
 :laughing4:
Title: Re: Breedtsnek....we were not thinking straight
Post by: Ganjora on November 13, 2018, 05:34:44 pm
been there before.
we were on 650's,  so not really the right weapon.
watched in awe as some youngsters did it on their plastics.
big up to you fellows.
 :thumleft:
Title: Re: Breedtsnek....we were not thinking straight
Post by: Straatkat on November 13, 2018, 06:16:42 pm
Thanks Guys, just thought I would share how hardcore we are...and to warn others!
Title: Re: Breedtsnek....we were not thinking straight
Post by: shark_za on November 13, 2018, 06:20:36 pm
I did it on a 1200 GSA ; I think I was dreaming as I didn't die.  Im sure it was close.
Title: Re: Breedtsnek....we were not thinking straight
Post by: Jovan on November 13, 2018, 07:16:28 pm
 :lol8: :lol8:
Title: Re: Breedtsnek....we were not thinking straight
Post by: MRK Miller on November 13, 2018, 08:02:44 pm
Amazing. You all must have incredible hard heads, or your helmets are all to big. Seem they came of even when there was a sniff of a fall  :eek7:
Title: Re: Breedtsnek....we were not thinking straight
Post by: McSack on November 13, 2018, 08:15:14 pm
I crashed int the bush so hard, just my boots were sticking out! Tony rushed in and bravely started pulling me out by my boots. Real friends are priceless, if he didn't see me going in there I would probably still be missing.
Bertie is Tony pulling you out of those bushes by your boots or pushing you back in with his ...errmm..knees
....uitsleep of fyndraai ? What is going on there?
Title: Re: Breedtsnek....we were not thinking straight
Post by: Tom van Brits on November 13, 2018, 08:20:17 pm
I crashed int the bush so hard, just my boots were sticking out! Tony rushed in and bravely started pulling me out by my boots. Real friends are priceless, if he didn't see me going in there I would probably still be missing.
Bertie is Tony pulling you out of those bushes by your boots or pushing you back in with his ...errmm..knees
....uitsleep of fyndraai ? What is going on there?

My guess is fyndraai  :3some:
Title: Re: Breedtsnek....we were not thinking straight
Post by: Straatkat on November 13, 2018, 10:01:35 pm
Julle moet lekker spot, julle was nie daar nie!
Title: Re: Breedtsnek....we were not thinking straight
Post by: TK on November 14, 2018, 10:20:27 am
Its taken me two weeks to recover........sorry three. But glad to be in one piece and able to ride another day.
I have also opted to change my bike from my trusty te610 to a milder and smaller bike. Hopefully the ktm525 will have been the right choice.
Title: Re: Breedtsnek....we were not thinking straight
Post by: KiLRoy on November 14, 2018, 10:27:00 am
This is Hall of Fame stuff...

Well done Bertie and friends.  The Dakar will be easy after this :thumleft:.
Title: Re: Breedtsnek....we were not thinking straight
Post by: Noneking on November 14, 2018, 11:37:46 am
Never been up Breedt’s Nek.....
I’ve read horror stories before, but this just confirms it is too hardcore!
Title: Re: Breedtsnek....we were not thinking straight
Post by: noble steed on November 14, 2018, 11:53:29 am
10 years since I last attempted Breedtnek. I still wake up with cold sweats when the nightmares come. I think I was just young and stupid.
Title: Re: Breedtsnek....we were not thinking straight
Post by: Ganjora on November 14, 2018, 12:15:26 pm
10 years since I last attempted Breedtnek...

on a fucking suzuki?
Title: Re: Breedtsnek....we were not thinking straight
Post by: noble steed on November 14, 2018, 12:20:31 pm
10 years since I last attempted Breedtnek...

on a fucking suzuki?

They used to build Suzukis proper... Though I did have to sleep out there while waiting for the tow truck
Title: Re: Breedtsnek....we were not thinking straight
Post by: Sheepman on November 14, 2018, 01:35:09 pm
Thanks for the laugh  :laughing4:
Title: Re: Breedtsnek....we were not thinking straight
Post by: Sithe on November 14, 2018, 03:05:23 pm
10 years since I last attempted Breedtnek...

on a fucking suzuki?

Superbike nogal  >:D
Title: Re: Breedtsnek....we were not thinking straight
Post by: Heimer on November 14, 2018, 03:30:23 pm
Thanks Guys, just thought I would share how hardcore we are...and to warn others!

 :imaposer:
Title: Re: Breedtsnek....we were not thinking straight
Post by: Orangeswifty on November 14, 2018, 05:52:53 pm
I agree with you spot on Bertie
One must think twice before you venture into off road areas that can claim your life
I personally have never been up there but I have heard that just the mere sight of the vertical cliffs on the northern end descent will give you nightmares forever.
Luckily I have heard that there are no sheep or other livestock up there...…….it is just too high and rough and animals fear to tread.
Good up on you brave souls!
Ysters on a knife edge! :thumleft:
Title: Re: Breedtsnek....we were not thinking straight
Post by: Jovan on November 14, 2018, 08:55:16 pm
No man. I fear no pass. And I feel like cheating death. Thinking of doing it on my Vespa....
Title: Re: Breedtsnek....we were not thinking straight
Post by: White Rhino on November 15, 2018, 05:38:37 am
Good laugh.  :imaposer:

True story ....

A fairly seasoned adventure rider had an off there about a year ago on a GS800 that, looking back now was the catalyst for some significant changes in her life. She was pretty much left immobile for 3 months - legs elevated as a result of a complex break in her ankle. She had a small business with some key clients. Her business nearly collapsed due to her inability to visit her clients. Tossing up between riding and business continuity, ended up selling her 800 and foregoing the joys of adventure riding.

... and that's the story of the nasty Neck of Breedt  :deal:
Title: Re: Breedtsnek....we were not thinking straight
Post by: Straatkat on November 15, 2018, 09:15:21 am
Good laugh.  :imaposer:

True story ....

A fairly seasoned adventure rider had an off there about a year ago on a GS800 that, looking back now was the catalyst for some significant changes in her life. She was pretty much left immobile for 3 months - legs elevated as a result of a complex break in her ankle. She had a small business with some key clients. Her business nearly collapsed due to her inability to visit her clients. Tossing up between riding and business continuity, ended up selling her 800 and foregoing the joys of adventure riding.

... and that's the story of the nasty Neck of Breedt  :deal:


That will shut up all the naysayers! You okes thought I was joking!!
Title: Re: Breedtsnek....we were not thinking straight
Post by: TK on November 15, 2018, 12:55:59 pm
After the nightmare ordeal with Breedts nek we have decided to attempt various easier excursions.The first two will be Jockstrap and Baboons in Lesotho. Checking out the Arial views on google earth the terrain looks pretty flat. A lot flatter than Breedts.
As for screwing Bertie out of the bush..........you guys have sick minds.
Title: Re: Breedtsnek....we were not thinking straight
Post by: roxenz on November 15, 2018, 01:30:25 pm
And the 2018 Award for Best Short Ride Report goes too...                Straatkat & Co.!!!!   :blob10: :blob3: :blob5: :blob6: :blob7:

Looking forward to the epic on Jockstrapping a Baboon!!!
Title: Re: Breedtsnek....we were not thinking straight
Post by: caconcepts on November 15, 2018, 03:18:42 pm
Straatkat, you is men, manly men for attempting such bravery. You make us all look like wildpups.
Title: Re: Breedtsnek....we were not thinking straight
Post by: sidetrack on November 16, 2018, 01:28:47 pm
Way back in the forums infancy a ride was planned to Breedsnek but we tried one of the tracks to the left on top of the actual pass. Back then there was no gate, maybe still not have not been there in a while think it's private property. Now that was a tough one, there was even a plastic on the ride KTM 300 or something and he could not make it to the top.
Title: Re: Breedtsnek....we were not thinking straight
Post by: Welsh on November 16, 2018, 01:40:12 pm
Yep I was on that ride, the ktm 300 wouldn’t start, so they tow started it on a mossy green car park outcome predictable, grind grind, grind,  picked it up LEO walks over sniffs it, kicks it second kick burp it starts, half an hour later the sole of the owners boots fell off? 😂😂 different days on the forum, when I was young slim and handsome😂
Title: Re: Breedtsnek....we were not thinking straight
Post by: sidetrack on November 16, 2018, 01:42:15 pm
Yep I was on that ride, the ktm 300 wouldn’t start, so they tow started it on a mossy green car park outcome predictable, grind grind, grind,  picked it up LEO walks over sniffs it, kicks it second kick burp it starts, half an hour later the sole of the owners boots fell off? 😂😂 different days on the forum
Yeah that was it, I had one look at that hill and decided to park my bike before all the chaos began. Did have to help a lot of other bikes that went down come back up again  :biggrin: Good days, was that the one where Shark almost drowned his bike as well ?

Edit nope was after Dewildt ride
Title: Re: Breedtsnek....we were not thinking straight
Post by: Welsh on November 16, 2018, 01:55:41 pm
 I think not, I think the drowning was when we did the rock and river beads as Louis Xander was with us, I had a moment of sanity and said NOT a F at trying to go through that flooded road.  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Breedtsnek....we were not thinking straight
Post by: TK on November 17, 2018, 08:16:34 am
Big B.......do you think we'll make page four. :ricky:
Title: Re: Breedtsnek....we were not thinking straight
Post by: 2StrokeDan on November 17, 2018, 10:17:28 am
I guess I am just too clever to ever be caught attempting something this death-defying.

Anyway, I do not wear boots, what will my mates pull me out by? :eek7: :eek7:

Thanks Straatkat!! :thumleft: :thumleft:
Title: Re: Breedtsnek....we were not thinking straight
Post by: TK on November 17, 2018, 04:57:23 pm
I guess I am just too clever to ever be caught attempting something this death-defying.

Anyway, I do not wear boots, what will my mates pull me out by? :eek7: :eek7:

Thanks Straatkat!! :thumleft: :thumleft:
Hmmmm

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Title: Re: Breedtsnek....we were not thinking straight
Post by: Welsh on November 17, 2018, 04:58:46 pm
I guess I am just too clever to ever be caught attempting something this death-defying.

Anyway, I do not wear boots, what will my mates pull me out by? :eek7: :eek7:

Thanks Straatkat!! :thumleft: :thumleft:
Hmmmm

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Based on posts your longest appendage, your tongue? :sip:
Title: Re: Breedtsnek....we were not thinking straight
Post by: 2StrokeDan on November 17, 2018, 10:49:10 pm
I guess I am just too clever to ever be caught attempting something this death-defying.

Anyway, I do not wear boots, what will my mates pull me out by? :eek7: :eek7:

Thanks Straatkat!! :thumleft: :thumleft:
Hmmmm

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Based on posts your longest appendage, your tongue? :sip:

2nd longest..... :ricky:
Title: Re: Breedtsnek....we were not thinking straight
Post by: Cracker on November 18, 2018, 02:16:38 pm
Way back in the forums infancy a ride was planned to Breedsnek but we tried one of the tracks to the left on top of the actual pass. Back then there was no gate, maybe still not have not been there in a while think it's private property. Now that was a tough one, there was even a plastic on the ride KTM 300 or something and he could not make it to the top.

A couple years back, I was hiking through those hills and came across that same 'road'. First thing that came to mind was "I wanna try that on a bike". You boys musta kakked off getting up there ................

I never walked to the end, I was crossing the path, so can't say if there's still access to it. But one thing's for sure, if I went down there on my 950, that's where it would end it's days. 'Coconuts' at De Wildt comes to mind.
Title: Re: Breedtsnek....we were not thinking straight
Post by: Oshkosh on November 18, 2018, 04:42:07 pm
Lekka, RR Boet enjoyed it all the way!!! :thumleft: :biggrin:
Title: Re: Breedtsnek....we were not thinking straight
Post by: Mr Zog on November 19, 2018, 01:47:56 am
I heard that Chuck Norris once tried to do Breedsnek, but failed  :eek7:


So I bow to you Men of Men  :o

Legends are made on that infamous pass...  :deal:
Title: Re: Breedtsnek....we were not thinking straight
Post by: TK on November 19, 2018, 06:45:15 am
Chuck who? :biggrin:
Title: Re: Breedtsnek....we were not thinking straight
Post by: >Herman< on November 19, 2018, 09:56:25 am
Is this Jannie Breedt's neck?  ???
Title: Re: Breedtsnek....we were not thinking straight
Post by: Straatkat on November 19, 2018, 10:50:54 am
Look I don't know this Chuck guy either, but I will share this: My life has changed since riding Breedtsnek. as I was sitting there on top of the world, it dawned on me I have to change my life. I am now no longer having Corn flakes for breakfast, only muscle building Pro Nutro, I thought of changing my wife for 2 x 25 year olds, but she pleaded with me and I had to let that go. Maybe I'll move down to the Cape somewhere, but that would be too far from my nemesis so I had to pass on that too. Oh and I only run my car on 95 high octane fuel now. I am a changed man.
Title: Re: Breedtsnek....we were not thinking straight
Post by: TK on November 19, 2018, 07:13:14 pm
F8ck me George. Don't go BigB.
Title: Re: Breedtsnek....we were not thinking straight
Post by: LouisXander on November 23, 2018, 11:40:14 am
Come from the Krugersdorp side only, dont go to the Shebeen and Buffelspoort......................went down that side last year on the 1150GS, broke the bash plate bolts clean off, crashbars held the whole thing together...............

It was really ugly  :peepwall:
Title: Re: Breedtsnek....we were not thinking straight
Post by: Straatkat on November 24, 2018, 04:15:52 pm
Come from the Krugersdorp side only, dont go to the Shebeen and Buffelspoort......................went down that side last year on the 1150GS, broke the bash plate bolts clean off, crashbars held the whole thing together...............

It was really ugly  :peepwall:

You were really lucky! To walk away with all your faculties intact, a miracle of sorts.
Title: Re: Breedtsnek....we were not thinking straight
Post by: Welsh on November 24, 2018, 04:54:54 pm
Come from the Krugersdorp side only, dont go to the Shebeen and Buffelspoort......................went down that side last year on the 1150GS, broke the bash plate bolts clean off, crashbars held the whole thing together...............

It was really ugly  :peepwall:

You were really lucky! To walk away with all your faculties intact, a miracle of sorts.

He is from the East, just a normal day.  8)
Title: Re: Breedtsnek....we were not thinking straight
Post by: 1ougat on November 24, 2018, 07:04:23 pm
 :laughing4:
Title: Re: Breedtsnek....we were not thinking straight
Post by: Just Blip It! on February 15, 2019, 06:41:31 pm
Funny Bertie!! I'll have to take the 990 up there one day!
Title: Re: Breedtsnek....we were not thinking straight
Post by: alanB on February 16, 2019, 05:57:02 pm
I think need to go to hospital just reading this!

I was taking a sip of my beer and then started to spray it out, and and then  tried to hold it in - I nearly died!

Some great action shots of the carnage - your photographer just seems to be in the right place at the right time, who was he?

Title: Re: Breedtsnek....we were not thinking straight
Post by: Roxtar on February 18, 2019, 01:43:19 pm
Living in Rustenburg we ride Breedts more than most, must say have never considered it particularly difficult on the XR, just pick the line and keep the momentum going and you are bound to make it... On a bigger bike things obviously look different lol... ;D

The pass has deteriorated badly last few years though and the rains do not help.... but the worse it gets the less cars travel the pass making it heaven to ride on a bike.. :thumleft:
Title: Re: Breedtsnek....we were not thinking straight
Post by: Straatkat on February 20, 2019, 11:22:48 pm
Glad you. enjoyed it Alan, you missing out on some epic fun dude , you should join us sometime
Title: Re: Breedtsnek....we were not thinking straight
Post by: Hollywood on February 22, 2019, 09:40:07 am
4 Pages of this!!! @Straatkat, Epic!!!   ...I'm referring to the report, off course...
Title: Re: Breedtsnek....we were not thinking straight
Post by: ALLEN I on February 22, 2019, 05:53:39 pm
Well done guys for doing that dangerous pass Big kaonies to u guys   :imaposer:, think i must get old Bill P and go and attempt it again, last time was about 3 years ago,  ;D ;D :ricky: :ricky:
Title: Re: Breedtsnek....we were not thinking straight
Post by: punisher on February 22, 2019, 07:11:08 pm
did it last year on the GSA , easy peazy , jirre you okes are pissies

now that you ll grown up do the canals , watch out for the actual canals ............ i nearly fokken drowned in one
Title: Re: Breedtsnek....we were not thinking straight
Post by: LouisXander on February 27, 2019, 08:38:32 pm
I see now, the pic Sidetrack posted,  the dude on the KLR, that was me........that day I realised plastic oem bashplates have a place in life too. ST was on a DRZ, and he battled.
Title: Re: Breedtsnek....we were not thinking straight
Post by: Welsh on February 28, 2019, 06:17:07 am
I see now, the pic Sidetrack posted,  the dude on the KLR, that was me........that day I realised plastic oem bashplates have a place in life too. ST was on a DRZ, and he battled.
Some of us looked at that section and thought better to wait at the top😂
Title: Re: Breedtsnek....we were not thinking straight
Post by: Ganjora on February 28, 2019, 07:19:19 am
watch out for the actual canals ............ i nearly fokken drowned in one

that's fuckall.
i got shot at next to one.
Title: Re: Breedtsnek....we were not thinking straight
Post by: Suzukli DL on February 28, 2019, 07:35:08 am
Beware of the lesser spotted mountain-biker on the Nek, damn dangerous wildlife.


Thanks for the laugh.
Title: Re: Breedtsnek....we were not thinking straight
Post by: Bommelina on July 24, 2019, 11:37:44 am
Hel Guys, you are really hard core. You can call yourself the Chosen Few for managed it.

This little Mountain Pass have a bad reputation. It even eats Aeroplanes and the Vultures are in radio contact with each other to pick up the scraps.
(That megafter plakked on it’s back is some tracking device I presume)

hh
Title: Re: Breedtsnek....we were not thinking straight
Post by: KaTooMatt on August 08, 2019, 11:54:20 am
That pass really scared me too. Next time I do it I will follow 2SD's advice and go smaller and lighter.


After much looking it seems even Yamaha don't have something small and light and most importantly tough enough. It will have to be a Honda.
Title: Re: Breedtsnek....we were not thinking straight
Post by: @offroad on October 29, 2019, 02:27:08 pm
Went over on Sunday going S -> N.

Road was pretty rubbish as it was little more than a track in places.

I don't think I would have made it going the other way. The steps on the northern slope would have been too much.

As it was I walked the bike down the first step as there were two rocks after the step that I as sure were going to throw me off and I was too chicken to jump it :flower:. Reversing to get a new line was also not going to happen  ::).

More adventure than what I bargained for  :o.

This ride was just meant to be a casual Sunday ride exploring new roads and seeing new areas. It was way more than I really was expecting - but hell I am glad I did it as it was an experience.


Title: Re: Breedtsnek....we were not thinking straight
Post by: punisher on October 29, 2019, 04:00:44 pm
jirreee  you okes are paffs ....... even i have done this on my might GSA , only fell once
Title: Re: Breedtsnek....we were not thinking straight
Post by: LouisXander on October 29, 2019, 04:08:58 pm
When? 10years ago when it was still maintained? :imaposer:
Title: Re: Breedtsnek....we were not thinking straight
Post by: punisher on October 29, 2019, 05:39:09 pm
When? 10years ago when it was still maintained? :imaposer:

naaahhhh  about a year ago
Title: Re: Breedtsnek....we were not thinking straight
Post by: Welsh on October 29, 2019, 05:41:22 pm
It sounds about time I did it again. where is bobby... :peepwall:
Title: Re: Breedtsnek....we were not thinking straight
Post by: LouisXander on October 29, 2019, 05:56:21 pm
This time I'll join
Title: Re: Breedtsnek....we were not thinking straight
Post by: @offroad on October 29, 2019, 06:22:46 pm
jirreee  you okes are paffs ....... even i have done this on my might GSA , only fell once

Why you falling around >:D.

I must admit I was lucky and the force was with me that day.

Just had to walk the bike over the first step though  ::).

Title: Re: Breedtsnek....we were not thinking straight
Post by: LouisXander on October 29, 2019, 07:40:50 pm
I didn't fall 2 years ago but it ripped my poor GS bashplate right off.

But I also went down to Buffelspoort, and not the other way round
Title: Re: Breedtsnek....we were not thinking straight
Post by: punisher on October 30, 2019, 12:28:54 pm
jirreee  you okes are paffs ....... even i have done this on my might GSA , only fell once

Why you falling around >:D.

I must admit I was lucky and the force was with me that day.

Just had to walk the bike over the first step though  ::).

i am too kak to not fall
Title: Re: Breedtsnek....we were not thinking straight
Post by: @offroad on October 30, 2019, 01:29:35 pm
jirreee  you okes are paffs ....... even i have done this on my might GSA , only fell once

Why you falling around >:D.

I must admit I was lucky and the force was with me that day.

Just had to walk the bike over the first step though  ::).

i am too kak to not fall

Ja-nee I can relate to that ;D just got lucky that's all.
Title: Re: Breedtsnek....we were not thinking straight
Post by: ClimbingTurtle on October 30, 2019, 01:35:18 pm
jirreee  you okes are paffs ....... even i have done this on my might GSA , only fell once

Why you falling around >:D.

I must admit I was lucky and the force was with me that day.

Just had to walk the bike over the first step though  ::).

i am too kak to not fall

Ii went over it in Feb and didnt fall.....

But I was in a 4x4.....

 :biggrin:
Title: Re: Breedtsnek....we were not thinking straight
Post by: punisher on October 30, 2019, 02:17:06 pm
jirreee  you okes are paffs ....... even i have done this on my might GSA , only fell once

Why you falling around >:D.

I must admit I was lucky and the force was with me that day.

Just had to walk the bike over the first step though  ::).

i am too kak to not fall

Ii went over it in Feb and didnt fall.....

But I was in a 4x4.....

 :biggrin:

pussy
Title: Re: Breedtsnek....we were not thinking straight
Post by: ClimbingTurtle on October 30, 2019, 02:18:20 pm
jirreee  you okes are paffs ....... even i have done this on my might GSA , only fell once

Why you falling around >:D.

I must admit I was lucky and the force was with me that day.

Just had to walk the bike over the first step though  ::).

i am too kak to not fall

Ii went over it in Feb and didnt fall.....

But I was in a 4x4.....

 :biggrin:

pussy

Yup, she came with too....   :imaposer:
Title: Re: Breedtsnek....we were not thinking straight
Post by: punisher on October 30, 2019, 02:39:37 pm
jirreee  you okes are paffs ....... even i have done this on my might GSA , only fell once

Why you falling around >:D.

I must admit I was lucky and the force was with me that day.

Just had to walk the bike over the first step though  ::).

i am too kak to not fall

Ii went over it in Feb and didnt fall.....

But I was in a 4x4.....

 :biggrin:

pussy

Yup, she came with too....   :imaposer:


 :laughing4:
Title: Re: Breedtsnek....we were not thinking straight
Post by: big oil on October 30, 2019, 04:39:27 pm
Thank heavens yous survived this death defying harrowing experience and didn't need to be medivac'd
Title: Re: Breedtsnek....we were not thinking straight
Post by: Straatkat on October 31, 2019, 09:44:42 am
Every so often you have to do something that brings you to the edge of dying, just so you can appreciate life! Proud of you boys!
Title: Re: Breedtsnek....we were not thinking straight
Post by: TK on November 06, 2019, 12:01:08 pm
Every so often you have to do something that brings you to the edge of dying, just so you can appreciate life! Proud of you boys!

Ya....you just do it too often..... :laughing4: :laughing4: :pot: :pot:
Title: Re: Breedtsnek....we were not thinking straight
Post by: chopperpilot on November 06, 2019, 12:46:31 pm
Every so often you have to do something that brings you to the edge of dying, just so you can appreciate life! Proud of you boys!

Ya....you just do it too often..... :laughing4: :laughing4: :pot: :pot:
And bring our hearts to a standstil! :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:
Title: Re: Breedtsnek....we were not thinking straight
Post by: Roxtar on November 06, 2019, 01:37:22 pm
Breedts is in my backyard, its all about picking a line, sticking to it and keeping up momentum, if you can do that its not that bad to ride... :thumleft:

Here we ambled up in the Landy a while ago to have a late arvie cheese n wine while the weather was building... epic scenery with the road leading up from Rustenburg side.. :thumleft:

There is zero maintenance on the road so becoming an adventure riders paradise... after this seasons rains it will just get worse, so get out there and go hone your skills... ;D :thumleft: