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Title: Limpopo to ring in the New Year
Post by: Noneking on January 03, 2021, 09:26:52 am
Having spent most of the festive season at the coast with my family, I was  itching to go on a proper trip before having to go back to work.

Decision was made to do a trip to @malmens gerrit Ďs Oppie Oewer outside Tzaneen. I plotted a challenging route and wasnít keen to ride alone....... Enter Tobie, an ex MX racer who thinks he is still on a track when he gets on his 1190.......


Packed and ready to leave at sunrise

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Title: Re: Limpopo to ring in the New Year
Post by: Tom van Brits on January 03, 2021, 09:29:51 am
 :sip:
Title: Limpopo to ring in the New Year
Post by: Noneking on January 03, 2021, 09:31:43 am
We woke to a cold, wet morning in the Lowveld.  Plan was to ride mostly dirt all the way to Tzaneen. It started raining as we left Nelspruit and continued well into the day.

Toilet break on Burgers Pass


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Title: Re: Limpopo to ring in the New Year
Post by: Noneking on January 03, 2021, 09:42:24 am
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Title: Re: Limpopo to ring in the New Year
Post by: Noneking on January 03, 2021, 09:45:02 am
We arrived in Pilgrimís Rest and settled on the Royal Hotelís buffet breakfast to fuel us for the day.



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Title: Re: Limpopo to ring in the New Year
Post by: Noneking on January 03, 2021, 09:49:00 am
The are had good rain overnight and all the rivers and streams we encountered were breaking their banks.



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Title: Re: Limpopo to ring in the New Year
Post by: Noneking on January 03, 2021, 09:51:40 am
From Pilgrimís Rest we took the Vaalbank road and continued to Kaspersnek Pass.




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Title: Re: Limpopo to ring in the New Year
Post by: Noneking on January 03, 2021, 09:54:23 am
Our route to Orrie Baragwanath Pass included a few short tar sections



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Title: Re: Limpopo to ring in the New Year
Post by: Noneking on January 03, 2021, 09:59:21 am
At the start of the rocky climb towards the Lekgalameetsi gate, we stopped to put away our rain gear.



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Title: Limpopo to ring in the New Year
Post by: Noneking on January 03, 2021, 10:04:28 am
Double post
Title: Limpopo to ring in the New Year
Post by: Noneking on January 03, 2021, 10:05:17 am
Double post
Title: Limpopo to ring in the New Year
Post by: Noneking on January 03, 2021, 10:05:47 am
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Title: Re: Limpopo to ring in the New Year
Post by: Noneking on January 03, 2021, 10:08:41 am
Tobie took the lead and set a fast pace as we started the climb.  I had to push hard to keep up with him.

The pass has deteriorated quite significantly since my last ride up around 18 months ago and it made for some exhilarating riding over challenging terrain.



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Title: Re: Limpopo to ring in the New Year
Post by: Noneking on January 03, 2021, 12:56:12 pm
Beautiful views at the top of the climb..... and sun at last




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Title: Re: Limpopo to ring in the New Year
Post by: Noneking on January 03, 2021, 12:59:05 pm
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Title: Re: Limpopo to ring in the New Year
Post by: Grunder on January 03, 2021, 01:00:46 pm
I would target fixate in a snap with those cliffs...

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Title: Re: Limpopo to ring in the New Year
Post by: Noneking on January 03, 2021, 03:57:19 pm
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Title: Re: Limpopo to ring in the New Year
Post by: Noneking on January 03, 2021, 05:05:51 pm
Beautiful views into The Downs


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Title: Re: Limpopo to ring in the New Year
Post by: Noneking on January 03, 2021, 05:44:44 pm
We arrived at Oppie Oewer late afternoon and had a great evening catching up with @malmens gerrit  and @BakgatJaco and his gang of merry men who were also staying over at Oppie Oewer







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Title: Re: Limpopo to ring in the New Year
Post by: Noneking on January 04, 2021, 11:24:30 am
Next morning was cold and rainy again and we had to abandon our ride into the Wolkberg reserve.

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Title: Re: Limpopo to ring in the New Year
Post by: skydiver on January 04, 2021, 11:45:08 am
It is good to see that it rained in that area
Hoping the water levels of the Tzaneen and Ebenezer dams will rise a bit
Title: Re: Limpopo to ring in the New Year
Post by: Noneking on January 04, 2021, 02:47:15 pm
Ramudiki dam





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Title: Limpopo to ring in the New Year
Post by: Noneking on January 04, 2021, 02:49:15 pm
Ramudiki dam
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Title: Re: Limpopo to ring in the New Year
Post by: Noneking on January 04, 2021, 05:55:14 pm
Toilet break




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Title: Re: Limpopo to ring in the New Year
Post by: Noneking on January 04, 2021, 07:31:21 pm
Malmens gerritís Beemer started making funny noises and the he lost drive on the rear wheel. Drive shaft poer in sy moer

Couldnít let a good photo opportunity pass by without making full use of it...



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Title: Re: Limpopo to ring in the New Year
Post by: Noneking on January 04, 2021, 08:14:20 pm
I towed Gerrit to Die Eiland where his wife picked him up with a bakkie. Tobie and I completed the route


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Title: Re: Limpopo to ring in the New Year
Post by: cocky on January 04, 2021, 08:17:50 pm
Malmens gerritís Beemer started making funny noises and the he lost drive on the rear wheel. Drive shaft poer in sy moer

Couldnít let a good photo opportunity pass by without making full use of it...



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I simply can't believe, there are people in complete denial right now.
Title: Re: Limpopo to ring in the New Year
Post by: Noneking on January 05, 2021, 06:45:52 am
Next morning we set off towards Leydsdorp and were lucky to see a lot of game riding through all the game farms towards Hoedspruit.  Our plan was to ride up to Mariepskop as Tobie has never been. Riding along the bottom of the mountain at Kampersrus, it looked like we should at least have a bit of a view, but after a very wet and slippery ascent up the mountain, everyting was covered in clouds.


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Title: Re: Limpopo to ring in the New Year
Post by: Noneking on January 05, 2021, 06:46:42 am
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Title: Re: Limpopo to ring in the New Year
Post by: Noneking on January 05, 2021, 06:47:23 am
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Title: Re: Limpopo to ring in the New Year
Post by: Noneking on January 05, 2021, 06:48:31 am
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Title: Re: Limpopo to ring in the New Year
Post by: Noneking on January 05, 2021, 06:51:41 am
We then went about the tricky descent on wet red clay down the mountain and had a fantastic ride to Hazyview where we stopped for petrol and a late lunch


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Title: Re: Limpopo to ring in the New Year
Post by: Noneking on January 05, 2021, 06:52:57 am
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Title: Re: Limpopo to ring in the New Year
Post by: Noneking on January 05, 2021, 06:53:30 am
Title: Re: Limpopo to ring in the New Year
Post by: Noneking on January 05, 2021, 09:29:45 am
Lunch took a bit longer than expected and after we filled with fuel, it was nearly 16:00. We head towards Bakenkop Pass via Kiepersol


Title: Re: Limpopo to ring in the New Year
Post by: Noneking on January 05, 2021, 11:18:54 am
From Bakenkop we cross the Sabie / White River road and head to Hendriksdal on tar. Another short stretch of tar from there before we get to this fantastic bit of riding that links the Sabie/Nelspruit road with Brondal road.


Title: Re: Limpopo to ring in the New Year
Post by: Noneking on January 05, 2021, 11:37:07 am
One last stop before we head into Nelspruit


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Title: Re: Limpopo to ring in the New Year
Post by: Noneking on January 05, 2021, 11:39:19 am
One very dirty 790 after a wet and muddy weekend of riding.


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Title: Re: Limpopo to ring in the New Year
Post by: Grunder on January 05, 2021, 01:16:21 pm
One very dirty 790 after a wet and muddy weekend of riding.


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Do you remove the number plate for fear of losing it?

Or is it just a bad habit? >:D
Title: Re: Limpopo to ring in the New Year
Post by: Noneking on January 05, 2021, 01:26:46 pm
One very dirty 790 after a wet and muddy weekend of riding.


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Do you remove the number plate for fear of losing it?

Or is it just a bad habit? >:D

I've not made one for the new bike yet...... :peepwall:
Title: Re: Limpopo to ring in the New Year
Post by: Noneking on January 05, 2021, 01:33:20 pm
Malmens gerritís Beemer started making funny noises and the he lost drive on the rear wheel. Drive shaft poer in sy moer

Couldnít let a good photo opportunity pass by without making full use of it...



I simply can't believe, there are people in complete denial right now.


A 'friend' made this to rub in a bit of salt..... :pot: :pot: :ricky:



Title: Re: Limpopo to ring in the New Year
Post by: XT JOE on January 07, 2021, 04:01:29 pm
Beautiful riding area and stunning pics as always- must say the BM towing story just looks rigged
Title: Re: Limpopo to ring in the New Year
Post by: Wooly Bugger on January 07, 2021, 04:40:17 pm
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Title: Re: Limpopo to ring in the New Year
Post by: Noneking on January 07, 2021, 07:31:00 pm
Beautiful riding area and stunning pics as always- must say the BM towing story just looks rigged
Not rigged at all....
Driveshaft failure on 80000km



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Title: Re: Limpopo to ring in the New Year
Post by: skydiver on January 08, 2021, 02:35:18 pm
Beautiful riding area and stunning pics as always- must say the BM towing story just looks rigged
Not rigged at all....
Driveshaft failure on 80000km



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So Tzaneen area will soon have a T700 making dust in the Wolkberg
Title: Re: Limpopo to ring in the New Year
Post by: Noneking on January 08, 2021, 03:43:34 pm
Beautiful riding area and stunning pics as always- must say the BM towing story just looks rigged
Not rigged at all....
Driveshaft failure on 80000km



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So Tzaneen area will soon have a T700 making dust in the Wolkberg
Sounds like it yes
Title: Re: Limpopo to ring in the New Year
Post by: skydiver on January 08, 2021, 08:12:54 pm
So Tzaneen area will soon have a T700 making dust in the Wolkberg
Sounds like it yes
:ricky:
Title: Re: Limpopo to ring in the New Year
Post by: mtr89 on January 12, 2021, 10:04:18 am
Looks like a lekker fun ride, Noneking. That 790 is dead sexy, with mud or without mud
Title: Re: Limpopo to ring in the New Year
Post by: BakgatJaco on January 13, 2021, 09:40:42 pm
We arrived at Oppie Oewer late afternoon and had a great evening catching up with @malmens gerrit  and @BakgatJaco and his gang of merry men who were also staying over at Oppie Oewer







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Was kwaai lekker om saam julle te kuier!
En Oppie Oewer is 'n great plek, sal vir seker weer daar by Gerrit gaan kuier.
Title: Re: Limpopo to ring in the New Year
Post by: Mikie on January 14, 2021, 02:48:32 pm
Beautiful riding area and stunning pics as always- must say the BM towing story just looks rigged
Not rigged at all....
Driveshaft failure on 80000km



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Sounds about right. mine also gave out at around 80K km