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Riding: Plan, Report and Racing => Ride Reports => Topic started by: Noneking on September 19, 2021, 07:54:45 pm

Title: Lows Creek is not your friend - Old Ox Wagon Route
Post by: Noneking on September 19, 2021, 07:54:45 pm
Taylor was at it again….. taking us to where no Adventure bike has been before.


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Title: Re: Lows Creek is not your friend - Old Ox Wagon Route
Post by: Tommy Transalp on September 19, 2021, 08:07:49 pm
So oxwagons have better offroad capabilities?  :lol8:
Title: Re: Lows Creek is not your friend - Old Ox Wagon Route
Post by: Noneking on September 19, 2021, 08:11:51 pm
@Just Blip It! Has a reputation for seeking out very challenging routes for big adv bikes. This route would be no different.

5 riders met at a filling station in Karino and and soon we were blasting along the N4 towards Low’s Creek.

We turned onto gravel at Lows Creek and it wasn’t long before the route became interesting.

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Title: Re: Lows Creek is not your friend - Old Ox Wagon Route
Post by: Wolzak on September 19, 2021, 08:16:53 pm
Sub, must I GOOGLE or are you giving us some History?
Title: Re: Lows Creek is not your friend - Old Ox Wagon Route
Post by: Noneking on September 19, 2021, 08:52:28 pm
Sub, must I GOOGLE or are you giving us some History?

I don’t have much info unfortunately. Google also hasn’t been very helpful.
The ox wagon tracks are clearly visible in the rocks for large parts of the route
Title: Re: Lows Creek is not your friend - Old Ox Wagon Route
Post by: Noneking on September 19, 2021, 09:45:33 pm
https://www.netwerk24.com/weg/Reis/Die-Ou-Ossewaroete-20150528
Title: Re: Lows Creek is not your friend - Old Ox Wagon Route
Post by: Noneking on September 19, 2021, 09:55:38 pm
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Title: Re: Lows Creek is not your friend - Old Ox Wagon Route
Post by: Noneking on September 19, 2021, 10:45:25 pm
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Title: Re: Lows Creek is not your friend - Old Ox Wagon Route
Post by: Noneking on September 20, 2021, 05:31:19 am
The first climb came as a bit of a surprise…… Just Blip it!’s excuse being that it all looked like tar road on Google Earth…….




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Title: Re: Lows Creek is not your friend - Old Ox Wagon Route
Post by: Noneking on September 20, 2021, 05:35:52 am
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Title: Re: Lows Creek is not your friend - Old Ox Wagon Route
Post by: Noneking on September 20, 2021, 05:50:42 am
But this was just the beginning…… what followed was some of the most challenging riding I’ve ever done.  It just never let off for the next 5 or 6km.




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Title: Re: Lows Creek is not your friend - Old Ox Wagon Route
Post by: Noneking on September 20, 2021, 05:52:21 am
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Title: Re: Lows Creek is not your friend - Old Ox Wagon Route
Post by: Noneking on September 20, 2021, 05:54:47 am
The next climb was brutal. As always, the camera doesn't come close to capturing the angle or the challenging terrain. Our fearless leader went up first.



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Title: Re: Lows Creek is not your friend - Old Ox Wagon Route
Post by: Noneking on September 20, 2021, 06:02:28 am
Even Stefan on the 690 was facing some challenges coming up the climb


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Title: Re: Lows Creek is not your friend - Old Ox Wagon Route
Post by: Noneking on September 20, 2021, 06:03:17 am
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Title: Lows Creek is not your friend - Old Ox Wagon Route
Post by: Noneking on September 20, 2021, 06:04:11 am
Duncan and Jaco were both on 790s. Duncan is an experienced Enduro racer and Jaco just moved over from a BMW f800GS. Both were abusing their clutches coming up this brutal climb and half way up, both had clutch issues.


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Title: Lows Creek is not your friend - Old Ox Wagon Route
Post by: Noneking on September 20, 2021, 06:06:11 am
We arranged back up for Duncan and Jaco rode his bike home


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Title: Re: Lows Creek is not your friend - Old Ox Wagon Route
Post by: Noneking on September 20, 2021, 06:09:35 am
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Title: Re: Lows Creek is not your friend - Old Ox Wagon Route
Post by: Noneking on September 20, 2021, 06:12:46 am
The 890 went up the climb effortlessly ….


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Until I stalled it coming around a bend….. :dousing:



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Title: Re: Lows Creek is not your friend - Old Ox Wagon Route
Post by: Noneking on September 20, 2021, 06:17:53 am
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Me wondering "How on earth did I stall it here??"  :dousing: :dousing:

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Title: Lows Creek is not your friend - Old Ox Wagon Route
Post by: Noneking on September 20, 2021, 06:37:14 am
It wasn’t getting any easier……



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Title: Re: Lows Creek is not your friend - Old Ox Wagon Route
Post by: Noneking on September 20, 2021, 06:38:47 am
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Title: Re: Lows Creek is not your friend - Old Ox Wagon Route
Post by: Noneking on September 20, 2021, 06:44:32 am
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Title: Re: Lows Creek is not your friend - Old Ox Wagon Route
Post by: Noneking on September 20, 2021, 06:46:47 am
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Title: Re: Lows Creek is not your friend - Old Ox Wagon Route
Post by: Noneking on September 20, 2021, 06:50:38 am
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Title: Re: Lows Creek is not your friend - Old Ox Wagon Route
Post by: Twister on September 20, 2021, 06:53:01 am
It surely looks very interesting, well done  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Lows Creek is not your friend - Old Ox Wagon Route
Post by: Noneking on September 20, 2021, 06:54:36 am
Mark’s 990 developed a battery issue during the ride and he had issues starting the bike when it stalled. Eventually it had to be jump started a few times as the battery would just not have enough oomph to turn the starter.




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Title: Re: Lows Creek is not your friend - Old Ox Wagon Route
Post by: Noneking on September 20, 2021, 06:55:56 am
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Title: Lows Creek is not your friend - Old Ox Wagon Route
Post by: Noneking on September 20, 2021, 06:57:41 am
The 890 Rally was once again absolutely amazing going up this mountain with my skill level and fitness being the only weak point.




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Title: Re: Lows Creek is not your friend - Old Ox Wagon Route
Post by: Noneking on September 20, 2021, 07:00:37 am
If you ever meet this man, don’t believe a word he says…… at least not about a route you’re about to embark on with him! Run for the hills!


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Title: Re: Lows Creek is not your friend - Old Ox Wagon Route
Post by: Noneking on September 20, 2021, 07:01:49 am
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Title: Lows Creek is not your friend - Old Ox Wagon Route
Post by: Noneking on September 20, 2021, 07:04:50 am
IT JUST WOULDN’T END!!!!’


Stefan running out of leg on a gnarly climb




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Title: Re: Lows Creek is not your friend - Old Ox Wagon Route
Post by: Noneking on September 20, 2021, 07:08:00 am
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Title: Re: Lows Creek is not your friend - Old Ox Wagon Route
Post by: Noneking on September 20, 2021, 07:10:22 am
The 890 Rally is the perfect "Point and Shoot" type of ride..... >:D >:D >:D


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Title: Re: Lows Creek is not your friend - Old Ox Wagon Route
Post by: Noneking on September 20, 2021, 07:19:57 am
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Title: Re: Lows Creek is not your friend - Old Ox Wagon Route
Post by: Noneking on September 20, 2021, 07:40:36 am
And then we reached the summit. I was completely knackered. Picking up bikes, walking up and down inclines to help fellow riders and also riding your own bike in challenging terrain really saps your energy.

I was ready for lunch and beer….. but Mark had other plans.




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Title: Re: Lows Creek is not your friend - Old Ox Wagon Route
Post by: Mev Vis Arend on September 20, 2021, 07:43:24 am
Nee, jis, ek is kort diskant 'n panic attack net deur na die fotos te kyk! 
Title: Re: Lows Creek is not your friend - Old Ox Wagon Route
Post by: Noneking on September 20, 2021, 07:46:43 am
We cooled down in a little stream and tried to bend my damaged brake pedal



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Title: Re: Lows Creek is not your friend - Old Ox Wagon Route
Post by: Noneking on September 20, 2021, 07:46:58 am
Nee, jis, is is kort diskant 'n panic attack net deur na die fotos te kyk!



Title: Re: Lows Creek is not your friend - Old Ox Wagon Route
Post by: m0lt3n on September 20, 2021, 07:57:46 am
toe ek daai eerste foto sien toe dink ek: 'And on that day, no clutches were spared'

well done, lyk epic.
hoe het julle daai baie erge climb gedoen, die eerste foto met Mark. Momentum en gehoop jy vrek nie en val om en keer dat jou bike saam jou af kom nie, of het julle maar mekaar gehelp en so meter op n slag gevorder?
Title: Re: Lows Creek is not your friend - Old Ox Wagon Route
Post by: Noneking on September 20, 2021, 08:04:20 am
toe ek daai eerste foto sien toe dink ek: 'And on that day, no clutches were spared'

well done, lyk epic.
hoe het julle daai baie erge climb gedoen, die eerste foto met Mark. Momentum en gehoop jy vrek nie en val om en keer dat jou bike saam jou af kom nie, of het julle maar mekaar gehelp en so meter op n slag gevorder?
Almal was maar op hul eie aangewese. Ek kan nie vir almal praat nie, maar ek kon met momentum opkom tot ek stupid fout gemaak het en fiets gestol het.

Ek weet die 790 het reeds shaky reputasie vir clutch issues, maar die twee manne het daai clutches al vroegoggend begin verniel. Onkunde oor rider modes en zero meganiese simpatie het beide se probleem veroorsaak in my opinie.
Title: Re: Lows Creek is not your friend - Old Ox Wagon Route
Post by: m0lt3n on September 20, 2021, 08:11:40 am
die 790 het mos minder torque by laer revs, so hoort dan makliker te stol wat meen mens moet maar die clutch roer. Sou jy nie reken dit die 890 (plus jy het mos sprockets verander?) vs 790 (met dalk standaard sprocket?) wat ook groot impak op clutch abuse gemaak het nie?

Of eerder daai goed saam mechanical sympathy skep perfect storm?
Title: Lows Creek is not your friend - Old Ox Wagon Route
Post by: Noneking on September 20, 2021, 08:37:35 am
die 790 het mos minder torque by laer revs, so hoort dan makliker te stol wat meen mens moet maar die clutch roer. Sou jy nie reken dit die 890 (plus jy het mos sprockets verander?) vs 790 (met dalk standaard sprocket?) wat ook groot impak op clutch abuse gemaak het nie?

Of eerder daai goed saam mechanical sympathy skep perfect storm?

Presies net so…..

MAAR!!
Mense maak uit asof die 790 nie teen lae revs kan ry nie. Dis nonsens. Oorgenoeg krag, miskien nie so lekker bruikbaar teen lae revs soos 990 of 1200 GS nie, maar genoeg om enige terrein gemaklik te ry. MITS jy jou bike en sy settings verstaan en reg gebruik.
Title: Re: Lows Creek is not your friend - Old Ox Wagon Route
Post by: Noneking on September 20, 2021, 08:40:19 am
We were now near Shiyalongubu dam and in search of beer…… which was nowhere to be found


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Title: Re: Lows Creek is not your friend - Old Ox Wagon Route
Post by: Noneking on September 20, 2021, 08:50:52 am
In search of views

Climbing up into the mountains on cattle paths


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Title: Re: Lows Creek is not your friend - Old Ox Wagon Route
Post by: Just Blip It! on September 20, 2021, 09:07:02 am
If you ever meet this man, don’t believe a word he says…… at least not about a route you’re about to embark on with him! Run for the hills!


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Canzius is the biggest sucker I know!  ;) Great man to ride with, but oh so gullible!! :imaposer:
Title: Re: Lows Creek is not your friend - Old Ox Wagon Route
Post by: DUSTRIDERS on September 20, 2021, 09:16:32 am
The poor cattle and drivers of the ox wagons!!! :o :o :(
Title: Re: Lows Creek is not your friend - Old Ox Wagon Route
Post by: sidetrack on September 20, 2021, 09:24:56 am
And the ox wagons did not even have factory suspension  :imaposer:
Lekker riding  :ricky:
Title: Re: Lows Creek is not your friend - Old Ox Wagon Route
Post by: Noneking on September 20, 2021, 09:28:58 am
If you ever meet this man, don’t believe a word he says…… at least not about a route you’re about to embark on with him! Run for the hills!


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Canzius is the biggest sucker I know!  ;) Great man to ride with, but oh so gullible!! :imaposer:


 ;) ;)
Title: Re: Lows Creek is not your friend - Old Ox Wagon Route
Post by: Noneking on September 20, 2021, 09:29:19 am
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Title: Re: Lows Creek is not your friend - Old Ox Wagon Route
Post by: Noneking on September 20, 2021, 09:52:01 am
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Title: Re: Lows Creek is not your friend - Old Ox Wagon Route
Post by: Noneking on September 20, 2021, 09:57:42 am
Short Legs Syndrome - debilitating disease.........

Can you hear @Just Blip It!  laughing in his helmet??


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Title: Re: Lows Creek is not your friend - Old Ox Wagon Route
Post by: DUSTRIDERS on September 20, 2021, 10:02:01 am
Can you hear @Just Blip It!  sadistically laughing in his helmet??

Fixed!!! ;)

Title: Re: Lows Creek is not your friend - Old Ox Wagon Route
Post by: Noneking on September 20, 2021, 10:02:03 am
We eventually get back onto tar again outside Barberton .  We enjoy a very late lunch and a couple of beers before heading home for a well deserved evening on the couch…..


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Title: Re: Lows Creek is not your friend - Old Ox Wagon Route
Post by: Noneking on September 20, 2021, 10:03:17 am
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Title: Re: Lows Creek is not your friend - Old Ox Wagon Route
Post by: Noneking on September 20, 2021, 10:41:40 am
Can you hear @Just Blip It!  sadistically laughing in his helmet??

Fixed!!! ;)

More likely yes!
Title: Re: Lows Creek is not your friend - Old Ox Wagon Route
Post by: chopperpilot on September 20, 2021, 10:56:29 am
Well done to the riders, and the ox wagons!

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Title: Re: Lows Creek is not your friend - Old Ox Wagon Route
Post by: Crossed-up on September 20, 2021, 12:42:54 pm
Yoh! Serious country for such big bikes. Well done!
Title: Re: Lows Creek is not your friend - Old Ox Wagon Route
Post by: Sheepman on September 20, 2021, 01:48:16 pm
&t=459s

Living life in the tough lane NK  :thumleft: Great video of a very tough, scenic ride  ;) Well done !
Title: Re: Lows Creek is not your friend - Old Ox Wagon Route
Post by: Noneking on September 20, 2021, 06:29:36 pm
&t=459s

Living life in the tough lane NK  :thumleft: Great video of a very tough, scenic ride  ;) Well done !
Thank you Sheepman!
Title: Re: Lows Creek is not your friend - Old Ox Wagon Route
Post by: IDR on September 20, 2021, 06:35:13 pm
Until I stalled it coming around a bend….. :dousing:

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Hey there's an orange block of flats lying there in the road!  And seems like a bike hiding behind it ;D
Title: Re: Lows Creek is not your friend - Old Ox Wagon Route
Post by: dookie on September 20, 2021, 07:47:03 pm
Bly om te sien vet Beyleveltd het bietjie oefening gekry >:D
Title: Re: Lows Creek is not your friend - Old Ox Wagon Route
Post by: Kamanya on September 20, 2021, 08:37:01 pm
Cool trail!
Title: Re: Lows Creek is not your friend - Old Ox Wagon Route
Post by: 2StrokeDan on September 20, 2021, 09:27:18 pm
Bly om te sien vet Beyleveltd het bietjie oefening gekry >:D



 :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:??
Title: Re: Lows Creek is not your friend - Old Ox Wagon Route
Post by: 2StrokeDan on September 20, 2021, 09:28:18 pm
Very tough route, Canzius, and I can see by the markings it is used fairly often by the 4x4 crowd?
Title: Re: Lows Creek is not your friend - Old Ox Wagon Route
Post by: Noneking on September 20, 2021, 09:39:29 pm
Very tough route, Canzius, and I can see by the markings it is used fairly often by the 4x4 crowd?
Yes, apparently quite popular with the 4x4 guys. See the link below for more info

https://www.netwerk24.com/weg/Reis/Die-Ou-Ossewaroete-20150528
Title: Re: Lows Creek is not your friend - Old Ox Wagon Route
Post by: 2StrokeDan on September 20, 2021, 09:42:55 pm
Dankie!

Tussen 4-5 ure om 8km te ry, dit is fokken taai.
Title: Re: Lows Creek is not your friend - Old Ox Wagon Route
Post by: Noneking on September 20, 2021, 09:44:27 pm
Dankie!

Tussen 4-5 ure om 8km te ry, dit is fokken taai.
Dis ń rowwe een ja……
Title: Re: Lows Creek is not your friend - Old Ox Wagon Route
Post by: Noneking on September 21, 2021, 12:20:36 pm
Cool trail!
:thumleft:
Title: Re: Lows Creek is not your friend - Old Ox Wagon Route
Post by: Dwerg on September 21, 2021, 12:32:42 pm
Vir n oomblik begin dink jy narrate vir ons toe kom ek later agter jy en Mark het comms  :lol8:

Lekker rof daai  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Lows Creek is not your friend - Old Ox Wagon Route
Post by: M3X3Z3 on September 21, 2021, 04:51:36 pm
Great RR and ... big RESPECT to all involved.
Title: Re: Lows Creek is not your friend - Old Ox Wagon Route
Post by: voorvel on September 21, 2021, 08:19:46 pm
Bewaarkloof volgende?
Title: Re: Lows Creek is not your friend - Old Ox Wagon Route
Post by: BlueBull2007 on September 22, 2021, 05:02:29 am
That looked bloody fantastic! Hot and sweaty stuff no doubt! How did the 990 go in that stuff? I bought one recently but have to get to bloody Peru to ride it!

Bewaarkloof volgende?

:evil6:
Title: Re: Lows Creek is not your friend - Old Ox Wagon Route
Post by: Noneking on September 22, 2021, 11:13:01 am
That looked bloody fantastic! Hot and sweaty stuff no doubt! How did the 990 go in that stuff? I bought one recently but have to get to bloody Peru to ride it!

Bewaarkloof volgende?

:evil6:

Thank yo!

The 990 did great! Some issues with battery on this trip which frustrated Mark, but it is still a very capable bike, despite its age  ;)
Title: Re: Lows Creek is not your friend - Old Ox Wagon Route
Post by: Noneking on October 01, 2021, 09:12:18 am
Bly om te sien vet Beyleveltd het bietjie oefening gekry >:D
Title: Lows Creek is not your friend - Old Ox Wagon Route
Post by: Noneking on October 13, 2021, 10:48:22 am
The poor cattle and drivers of the ox wagons!!! :o :o :(

Was thinking the same thing. There is a spot where the wagons came under fire from British Canons and an Ox Wagon loaded with ammunition was blown up. To this day almost nothing growing on that spot and some scattered remnants of the load it carried


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Title: Re: Lows Creek is not your friend - Old Ox Wagon Route
Post by: BlueBull2007 on October 13, 2021, 11:19:36 pm
:eek: That's not good. Most explosive residues are very good fertilizers....

Perhaps they had a lot of silver in it or maybe arsenic...Would be interesting to do a soil geochemistry sample there.