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Riding: Plan, Report and Racing => Ride Reports => Topic started by: Noneking on January 11, 2020, 01:58:21 pm

Title: Joe’s Mountain before we head back to work
Post by: Noneking on January 11, 2020, 01:58:21 pm
After a 3 week family holiday, I was itching to do a bit of riding before heading back to work on the 6th of January. I posted an invite on our local WhatsApp riding group on Thursday and on Friday morning, Tobie and I left Nelspruit for Tonteldoos.


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We made a quick stop in Sabie for a coffee at Sabie Valley Rider Academy with Thomas and Jacqui Böhm.




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Then back to dirt heading towards Longtom Pass.





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Title: Re: Joe’s Mountain before we head back to work
Post by: Noneking on January 11, 2020, 02:04:15 pm
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Title: Re: Joe’s Mountain before we head back to work
Post by: Noneking on January 11, 2020, 02:05:57 pm
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Title: Re: Joe’s Mountain before we head back to work
Post by: Noneking on January 11, 2020, 02:11:52 pm
Unfortunately needed to ride a on tar from Misty Mountain to Lydenburg, but still a spectacular day to be on the bike




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Title: Re: Joe’s Mountain before we head back to work
Post by: Noneking on January 11, 2020, 02:19:19 pm
After the the customary coffee and jaffle in Lydenburg, we head off towards Kwena Dam on a dirt road that runs parallel to Witklip pass


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Title: Joe’s Mountain before we head back to work
Post by: Noneking on January 11, 2020, 02:20:34 pm
We encountered lots of standing water and mud on our route


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Title: Re: Joe’s Mountain before we head back to work
Post by: Noneking on January 11, 2020, 02:25:02 pm
Lot’s of people in cages frustrating us, even on dirt roads. This guy reversed into the road. I slowed down, making sure that he saw me approaching before I picked up speed again. As I came closer, he simply reversed further, eventually blocking the road.

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Title: Joe’s Mountain before we head back to work
Post by: Noneking on January 11, 2020, 02:30:44 pm
Heading towards Wilgekraal Pass


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Title: Re: Joe’s Mountain before we head back to work
Post by: Noneking on January 11, 2020, 02:38:41 pm
Summit

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Title: Re: Joe’s Mountain before we head back to work
Post by: Noneking on January 11, 2020, 02:39:20 pm
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Title: Joe’s Mountain before we head back to work
Post by: Noneking on January 11, 2020, 02:40:20 pm
Kwena / Raubenheimer dam in the distance




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Title: Re: Joe’s Mountain before we head back to work
Post by: Noneking on January 11, 2020, 02:51:34 pm
As we turned towards Dullstroom via Elandskloof, it became clear that we were going to get wet.




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Title: Re: Joe’s Mountain before we head back to work
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on January 11, 2020, 03:23:08 pm
Stunning part of SA!! :drif: :drif:
Title: Re: Joe’s Mountain before we head back to work
Post by: Noneking on January 11, 2020, 03:28:45 pm
We decided to ride back a few km and wait for the storm to pass, rather than riding through it. We had to endure a few drops, but nothing serious.





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Clear skies towards the east.

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Title: Re: Joe’s Mountain before we head back to work
Post by: eberhard on January 11, 2020, 03:32:40 pm
Lekker  :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:
Mooi foto's!
Title: Re: Joe’s Mountain before we head back to work
Post by: Noneking on January 11, 2020, 03:35:57 pm
As we headed back towards Elandskloof after the storm had passed, it became clear that our reluctance to ride through it had paid off.

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Title: Joe’s Mountain before we head back to work
Post by: Noneking on January 11, 2020, 03:38:42 pm
We were planning on riding some more dirt, but the going was just too slow. We decided to head for tar as another storm was heading our way.




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Title: Joe’s Mountain before we head back to work
Post by: Noneking on January 11, 2020, 03:45:11 pm
The rain hit us shortly after we got onto the tar.



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We took shelter at the first filling station.


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Title: Re: Joe’s Mountain before we head back to work
Post by: Noneking on January 11, 2020, 06:43:36 pm
Lekker  :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:
Mooi foto's!

Dankie!
Title: Joe’s Mountain before we head back to work
Post by: Noneking on January 11, 2020, 07:14:41 pm
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We had a fantastic evening with Joe and Ruth Holmes at BushBoys. Great conversation and enough food to feed an army. During the night there was a hectic storm with a lot of rain and the next morning it was clear we weren’t going anywhere before the sun had dried out some of the moisture. We found it difficult to walk on the snotty surface, never mind riding a bike out of the low lying area where the farm is situated. 

We waited around for a few hours and got on the bikes when we felt it had dried out sufficiently.

We soon found out that we could’ve left it a couple of hours longer



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Title: Re: Joe’s Mountain before we head back to work
Post by: Noneking on January 11, 2020, 07:20:13 pm
I was leading the way which meant I was pointing out the slippiest line.....

Put the bike down twice


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Title: Re: Joe’s Mountain before we head back to work
Post by: Noneking on January 11, 2020, 07:24:02 pm
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Title: Re: Joe’s Mountain before we head back to work
Post by: Noneking on January 11, 2020, 07:25:23 pm
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Title: Re: Joe’s Mountain before we head back to work
Post by: Noneking on January 11, 2020, 07:32:20 pm
The route into is affectionately named Joe’s Mountain after Joe Holmes who introduced us to this little known route a couple of years ago.

The first “challenge” is riding over granite a outcrop to get to the start of the climb into the mountain. Because of all the rain, the usual line was wet and covered in moss. We could hardly walk on the surface of the rock.

Tobie, being an ex enduro racer soon found us a way around / over


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Title: Re: Joe’s Mountain before we head back to work
Post by: Noneking on January 11, 2020, 07:33:43 pm
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Title: Re: Joe’s Mountain before we head back to work
Post by: Noneking on January 11, 2020, 07:35:41 pm
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Title: Re: Joe’s Mountain before we head back to work
Post by: Noneking on January 11, 2020, 07:38:08 pm
I had no option other than to follow.....

A very intimidating sight on a big bike...... the GoPro makes it look so flat!




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Title: Re: Joe’s Mountain before we head back to work
Post by: Noneking on January 11, 2020, 07:39:56 pm
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Title: Joe’s Mountain before we head back to work
Post by: Noneking on January 11, 2020, 07:41:33 pm
On the right hand edge of the photo the moss covered original track can be seen



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Title: Re: Joe’s Mountain before we head back to work
Post by: Noneking on January 11, 2020, 07:46:21 pm
And then we were back on track.....


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Title: Re: Joe’s Mountain before we head back to work
Post by: Noneking on January 11, 2020, 07:49:50 pm
At this point I ran out of space on my sd card  and had to stick to iPhone pics until all the videos downloaded.


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Post by: Noneking on January 11, 2020, 07:50:51 pm
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Post by: Noneking on January 11, 2020, 07:51:35 pm
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Post by: Noneking on January 11, 2020, 07:53:25 pm
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Title: Re: Joe’s Mountain before we head back to work
Post by: Noneking on January 11, 2020, 07:55:29 pm
Tobie is fairly new to adv biking, back from a 9 year break from biking after breaking his neck
He was having a ball!

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Title: Re: Joe’s Mountain before we head back to work
Post by: Noneking on January 11, 2020, 07:57:26 pm
Joe’s Mountain is a in and out route and we picked up the pace heading back down



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Post by: Noneking on January 11, 2020, 08:01:11 pm
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Title: Re: Joe’s Mountain before we head back to work
Post by: Noneking on January 11, 2020, 08:02:31 pm
Gopro up and running again coming down the mountain  :ricky:


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Post by: Noneking on January 11, 2020, 08:04:35 pm
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Post by: Noneking on January 11, 2020, 08:05:48 pm
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Post by: Noneking on January 11, 2020, 08:07:09 pm
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Post by: Noneking on January 11, 2020, 08:09:00 pm
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Post by: Noneking on January 11, 2020, 08:10:28 pm
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Post by: Noneking on January 11, 2020, 08:11:51 pm
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Post by: Noneking on January 11, 2020, 08:13:07 pm
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Post by: Noneking on January 11, 2020, 08:14:23 pm
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Title: Re: Joe’s Mountain before we head back to work
Post by: Tom van Brits on January 11, 2020, 08:30:14 pm
Dit is nou regtig n pragtige berg roete! Dit lyk meer na 500 KTM roete as die groter fietse wat julle daar opgevat het!
n Paar besondere fotos!
Title: Re: Joe’s Mountain before we head back to work
Post by: Noneking on January 13, 2020, 06:53:10 am
We rode to Highside Tavern in Tonteldoos to have one of their famous burgers and met up with a rider from Nelspruit who was riding back home with us on Sunday. Supper at BushBoys was superb and we had a relaxed evening, chatting with riders who had arrived from Gauteng to stay over with Joe and Ruth.

There was some more rain during the night and getting out of the valley was again a lot of fun.

A beautiful day for riding!

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Post by: Noneking on January 13, 2020, 09:18:40 am
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Post by: DavidMorrisXp on January 13, 2020, 11:30:42 am
Beautiful scenery captured in your photographs, I have book marked the video for later
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Post by: MonkeyNot on January 13, 2020, 11:59:04 am
Great photos
What? a GoPro that ran out of space before it ran out of battery...... must be human error  :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:
Title: Re: Joe’s Mountain before we head back to work
Post by: Noneking on January 13, 2020, 05:51:53 pm
Great photos
What? a GoPro that ran out of space before it ran out of battery...... must be human error  :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:



Title: Re: Joe’s Mountain before we head back to work
Post by: Clockwork Orange on January 13, 2020, 06:46:03 pm
Stunning!!!. Just out of curiosity are those tracks on T4A?
Title: Re: Joe’s Mountain before we head back to work
Post by: Noneking on January 13, 2020, 07:26:39 pm
Nothing on T4A
Title: Re: Joe’s Mountain before we head back to work
Post by: Clockwork Orange on January 14, 2020, 09:13:34 am
How the hell do you find these tacks then...respect :thumleft:
Title: Re: Joe’s Mountain before we head back to work
Post by: Noneking on January 14, 2020, 12:40:43 pm
How the hell do you find these tacks then...respect :thumleft:


Joe Holmes of BushBoys has a farm close by. This is one of the routes he showed us
Title: Re: Joe’s Mountain before we head back to work
Post by: Noneking on January 14, 2020, 01:04:32 pm
How the hell do you find these tacks then...respect :thumleft:


Joe Holmes of BushBoys has a farm close by. This is one of the routes he showed us


Should also mention that 90% of the route is on private land. Joe has permission from Tribal leader for us to rude there
Title: Re: Joe’s Mountain before we head back to work
Post by: Vocifer on January 14, 2020, 02:01:37 pm
Mooi RR en fotos.
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Post by: 0012 on January 14, 2020, 02:32:38 pm
lekker trippie, stunning pics   :ricky:
Title: Re: Joe’s Mountain before we head back to work
Post by: Clockwork Orange on January 14, 2020, 03:57:46 pm
How the hell do you find these tacks then...respect :thumleft:


Joe Holmes of BushBoys has a farm close by. This is one of the routes he showed us




Should also mention that 90% of the route is on private land. Joe has permission from Tribal leader for us to rude there

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Title: Re: Joe’s Mountain before we head back to work
Post by: Noneking on January 17, 2020, 01:58:38 pm
lekker trippie, stunning pics   :ricky:


Mooi RR en fotos.

Dankie!