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Riding: Plan, Report and Racing => Ride Reports => Topic started by: Noneking on April 13, 2019, 09:14:18 pm

Title: Lowveld Bundu bashing
Post by: Noneking on April 13, 2019, 09:14:18 pm
Itís almost time again for the annual Lowveld Dual Bike Adventure ( www.ldba.co.za ) and @Just Blip It! Invited a bunch of us to join him on a route recce to plan this yearís routes.

The plan was to meet up at Wimpy in White River at 7:15 and enjoy a quick breakfast before we head of to the trails.

I left a nippy Nelspruit and endured the 25 km ride on tar to get to White River


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Title: Re: Lowveld Bundu bashing
Post by: Noneking on April 13, 2019, 09:23:36 pm
We soon hopped onto the Casterbridge enduro Green route and followed the flowing single track through grassland and plantations


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Title: Re: Lowveld Bundu bashing
Post by: Noneking on April 13, 2019, 09:33:48 pm
Jaco was on his first ride with @Just Blip It! and he soon found out what a sadist Mark is.

We hit a couple of nasty descents and climbs which were rutted due to the Enduro race the previous week.

The 800 was too much for him to handle and he soon succumbed to gravity.




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Title: Re: Lowveld Bundu bashing
Post by: Noneking on April 13, 2019, 09:36:50 pm
It takes the lot of us to get the GS upright and soon Jaco is back on the bike.

Iím already sweating like a pig and the Lowveld sun is out in full force after the initial early morning chill


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Title: Re: Lowveld Bundu bashing
Post by: Noneking on April 14, 2019, 06:49:56 am
The next challenge is arrives sooner than expected.

I felt very sorry for Jaco, these were seriously steep climbs and he was trembling at the sight of them.... :-\



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@Just Blip It! leading the way

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Title: Lowveld Bundu bashing
Post by: Noneking on April 14, 2019, 06:58:50 am
@Steelimage effortlessly goes to the top


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Jaco is still rattled by his fall on the previous climb and Saay rides his GS up the intimidating climb





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Title: Re: Lowveld Bundu bashing
Post by: skydiver on April 14, 2019, 07:01:34 am
Looks like an interesting/challenging area to ride.
Title: Lowveld Bundu bashing
Post by: Noneking on April 14, 2019, 07:22:28 am
Coming up the hill on the 701




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Jaco walking up. An extremely tiring walk!



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Most of us opted to go around this rock as it was extremely slippery



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Title: Lowveld Bundu bashing
Post by: Noneking on April 14, 2019, 07:25:19 am
On the next climb Jaco topples over again and I do a 180 halfway up the climb after I unsuccessfully tried a different line. Coming down on the other side we all take a bit of a rest.




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Title: Re: Lowveld Bundu bashing
Post by: Noneking on April 14, 2019, 07:29:19 am
At this stage we're still on the Casterbridge enduro route and Jaco is releved to here that we will now head towards tle Numbi trust areas where the going will get a bit easier....... >:D >:D >:D

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Title: Lowveld Bundu bashing
Post by: Noneking on April 14, 2019, 07:43:54 am
Rudolf and AJ joined us on a district road. They rode all the way from Lydenburg to ride with us, but Rudolf had a puncture when we were ready to leave White River so we opted to let them fix it and meet up with us on the route




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When @Just Blip It! topples over, 6 riders rush to his side to take pictures of the rare event  ;D ;D




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Title: Re: Lowveld Bundu bashing
Post by: Noneking on April 14, 2019, 07:45:52 am
......but revenge is sweet and not long after Mark gets to return the favour


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Title: Re: Lowveld Bundu bashing
Post by: Noneking on April 14, 2019, 09:39:02 am
The riding is sublime with challenges appearing around every corner




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Title: Re: Lowveld Bundu bashing
Post by: Xpat on April 14, 2019, 09:52:23 am
Good to see that Mark is still doing what he is best at - taking unsuspecting people to places way over their head  :imaposer:

And on his 990 and I suspect on some kind of 100% road tyres like E07 or some such... >:D
Title: Re: Lowveld Bundu bashing
Post by: Noneking on April 14, 2019, 01:19:41 pm
Good to see that Mark is still doing what he is best at - taking unsuspecting people to places way over their head  :imaposer:

And on his 990 and I suspect on some kind of 100% road tyres like E07 or some such... >:D


Pretty much sums up my experience....

He does use proper tyres these days....
Title: Re: Lowveld Bundu bashing
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on April 14, 2019, 01:25:31 pm
When @Just Blip It! topples over, 6 riders rush to his side to take pictures of the rare event  ;D ;D

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Title: Re: Lowveld Bundu bashing
Post by: Noneking on April 14, 2019, 02:43:53 pm
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Title: Re: Lowveld Bundu bashing
Post by: Noneking on April 14, 2019, 04:10:02 pm
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Title: Re: Lowveld Bundu bashing
Post by: Noneking on April 14, 2019, 04:36:40 pm
It heat was getting to us all and it was time to have some refreshments. We employed the services of an informant and soon we were sipping on a cold one.




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Title: Re: Lowveld Bundu bashing
Post by: Noneking on April 14, 2019, 04:40:53 pm
Father and son - Lee and Kim

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Title: Re: Lowveld Bundu bashing
Post by: Noneking on April 14, 2019, 04:45:33 pm
We had lots of riding to do still, so we're off before anyone could develop a proper thirst.



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Title: Re: Lowveld Bundu bashing
Post by: Noneking on April 14, 2019, 04:51:54 pm
Sweeping at the back of the group, I started smelling petrol. My heart sank.......not Husky trouble again!


I stopped next to AJ , he was also smelling petrol. His bike was spurting petrol on the front header at an alarming rate.His fuel filter broke clean off and left petrol tank was emptying itís valuable contents in the sand




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Title: Re: Lowveld Bundu bashing
Post by: Noneking on April 14, 2019, 04:57:49 pm
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Title: Re: Lowveld Bundu bashing
Post by: Noneking on April 14, 2019, 05:01:20 pm
Aj blocked the fuel line and he an Rudolf headed back to Lydenburg on tar


The rest of us continued and soon stopped under a massive Fig tree for a rest and some water


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Title: Re: Lowveld Bundu bashing
Post by: Noneking on April 14, 2019, 05:29:52 pm
We were now heading back towards White River, riding North a few hundred metres West of the KNP


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Title: Re: Lowveld Bundu bashing
Post by: Noneking on April 14, 2019, 05:34:26 pm
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Title: Re: Lowveld Bundu bashing
Post by: Noneking on April 14, 2019, 06:34:54 pm
We link up with Kruger fence road and take a welcome break to cool down in the stream running into Kruger.


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Title: Re: Lowveld Bundu bashing
Post by: Noneking on April 14, 2019, 06:35:53 pm
Saay cooling off



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Title: Re: Lowveld Bundu bashing
Post by: Noneking on April 14, 2019, 07:43:36 pm
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Title: Re: Lowveld Bundu bashing
Post by: Noneking on April 14, 2019, 09:28:02 pm
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Title: Re: Lowveld Bundu bashing
Post by: Noneking on April 15, 2019, 06:46:23 am
@Just Blip It!   




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Title: Re: Lowveld Bundu bashing
Post by: Noneking on April 15, 2019, 06:55:13 am
Some helmet porn



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Title: Re: Lowveld Bundu bashing
Post by: Noneking on April 15, 2019, 07:32:15 am
Last stop for the day. Periperi chips, loaf of bread and some fizzy drinks and beer.

Awesome day out with a great bunch of guys. Felt like an old man trying to get out of bed next morning, but always worth it!



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Title: Re: Lowveld Bundu bashing
Post by: Noneking on April 15, 2019, 07:32:54 am
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Title: Re: Lowveld Bundu bashing
Post by: DanieW on April 15, 2019, 07:33:29 am
Looks like so much fun :)
Title: Re: Lowveld Bundu bashing
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on April 15, 2019, 10:19:05 am
Daai trippie kan mens laat gewig verloor!!!! ;) :o
Title: Re: Lowveld Bundu bashing
Post by: Noneking on April 15, 2019, 12:20:46 pm
Daai trippie kan mens laat gewig verloor!!!! ;) :o


Nie as mens so chips en brood vreet nie!!
Title: Re: Lowveld Bundu bashing
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on April 15, 2019, 12:24:06 pm
Daai trippie kan mens laat gewig verloor!!!! ;) :o


Nie as mens so chips en brood vreet nie!!
Dis carbo load daai!! Wat is die swart goed in die chips? Raisons?
Title: Re: Lowveld Bundu bashing
Post by: Noneking on April 15, 2019, 12:32:47 pm
Daai trippie kan mens laat gewig verloor!!!! ;) :o


Nie as mens so chips en brood vreet nie!!
Dis carbo load daai!! Wat is die swart goed in die chips? Raisons?


Dis lekker WARM chillies
Title: Re: Lowveld Bundu bashing
Post by: Highsider on April 24, 2019, 07:56:48 pm
Great report thanks, looking good for LDBA...


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Title: Re: Lowveld Bundu bashing
Post by: Noneking on April 26, 2019, 10:01:08 am
Great report thanks, looking good for LDBA...


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You attending LDBA @Highsider ?
Title: Re: Lowveld Bundu bashing
Post by: Highsider on April 26, 2019, 10:18:33 am
Yes I am.  Really looking forward to it.


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Title: Re: Lowveld Bundu bashing
Post by: Noneking on April 26, 2019, 10:44:49 am
Yes I am.  Really looking forward to it.


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Cool!
Title: Re: Lowveld Bundu bashing
Post by: 0012 on April 26, 2019, 11:59:29 am
Jaco was on his first ride with @Just Blip It! and he soon found out what a sadist Mark is.

 :spitcoffee:     :lol8:

lekker report, dankie   :thumleft:
Title: Re: Lowveld Bundu bashing
Post by: Just Blip It! on April 28, 2019, 10:51:12 pm
Thanks Canzius! Nice coverage.
Title: Re: Lowveld Bundu bashing
Post by: Kerritz on April 29, 2019, 07:10:59 am
Lekker Canz lyk soos vet pret!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Lowveld Bundu bashing
Post by: Malibu on April 29, 2019, 08:30:33 am
Tooo nice!  :)
Title: Re: Lowveld Bundu bashing
Post by: Grunder on April 29, 2019, 08:47:27 am
 :thumleft:dankie