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3 crazy guys in KZN/Lesotho last Sunday.......
« on: May 22, 2013, 12:18:37 pm »
how about the RR, JonW?
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Re: 3 crazy guys in KZN/Lesotho last Sunday.......
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2013, 12:21:57 pm »
What were you up to?
 

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Re: 3 crazy guys in KZN/Lesotho last Sunday.......
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2013, 12:37:45 pm »
mad things!
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Re: 3 crazy guys in KZN/Lesotho last Sunday.......
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2013, 01:45:30 pm »
but brave things that I wouldn't even dream of............... :deal:
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Re: 3 crazy guys in KZN/Lesotho last Sunday.......
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2013, 02:12:36 pm »
Wooly, when you do a ride and you get lost by taking the wrong path, then you don't complete the intended route and you fall off your bike as many times as I did, the thought of doing the ride report is not an appealing one.

I will put something together, but not many pics were taken by me as I was too exhausted from picking my XR up on the side of the mountain and trying to kick it to life again.
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Re: 3 crazy guys in KZN/Lesotho last Sunday.......
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2013, 02:13:33 pm »
old age has never been a valid excuse........ :deal:
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Re: 3 crazy guys in KZN/Lesotho last Sunday.......
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2013, 02:48:39 pm »
Jon I think I remember a ride where that happened before.
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« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2013, 02:59:40 pm »
 :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:
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Re: 3 crazy guys in KZN/Lesotho last Sunday.......
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2013, 03:10:07 pm »
 :drif: i hope there are pics and accurate graphs coming. this sounds like a good one. JonW has the right idea when it comes to riding. :thumleft:
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Re: 3 crazy guys in KZN/Lesotho last Sunday.......
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2013, 03:18:22 pm »
:drif: i hope there are pics and accurate graphs coming. this sounds like a good one. JonW has the right idea when it comes to riding. :thumleft:

indeed, indeed........the man is awesome!
i have just googled "fearless"...........click on "images".....
the defense rests.
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Re: Re: 3 crazy guys in KZN/Lesotho last Sunday.......
« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2013, 08:01:56 pm »
I did so. only got results about jonw and something about rear entry and the heros that did it. ;D
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Re: 3 crazy guys in KZN/Lesotho last Sunday.......
« Reply #11 on: May 24, 2013, 08:48:11 am »
still no RR?  :xxbah:

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Re: 3 crazy guys in KZN/Lesotho last Sunday.......
« Reply #12 on: May 26, 2013, 08:19:57 pm »
Perhaps the subject should be amended to end in "any given Sunday"

RR should be forthcoming by now....
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Re: 3 crazy guys in KZN/Lesotho last Sunday.......
« Reply #13 on: May 26, 2013, 08:30:11 pm »
(Wooly Bugger) [removed by request, but it was a good story, wasn't it Jon?] What we really needed to do to finish this ride as planned was to get to the gate in the fence (see attached picture of same gate) to get down the pass but the body of the kirk wasn't willing.  Ian (the one with the electric start and little enzy wenzy motor)
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Re: 3 crazy guys in KZN/Lesotho last Sunday.......
« Reply #14 on: May 27, 2013, 08:51:12 pm »
It wasn't just the kick start, here's the profile of the ridge to the gate. You can see I crabbed a bit on the way up but on my return I came straight down. I thought they were leaving me behind at that stage! Ian
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Re: 3 crazy guys in KZN/Lesotho last Sunday.......
« Reply #15 on: May 28, 2013, 08:36:35 pm »
Jon & Trevor seem to have got writers block. Here's a couple of pictures to help them get the literary juices flowing.
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Re: 3 crazy guys in KZN/Lesotho last Sunday.......
« Reply #16 on: May 28, 2013, 08:48:37 pm »
Looks awesome :thumleft:
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Re: 3 crazy guys in KZN/Lesotho last Sunday.......
« Reply #17 on: May 28, 2013, 09:13:32 pm »
Ok I guess I better post the few pics that I took and fill in some of the story.

I did a ride up to the top of the berg a few months ago, reported here:

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=120530.0

where we went up and then back down the same route.

Since then I have been a bit obsessed with finding another different route down from Lesotho into SA, not using any of the recognised passes.

So after hours and hours of examining Google Earth I came up with what looked like a feasible route:

 
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Re: 3 crazy guys in KZN/Lesotho last Sunday.......
« Reply #18 on: May 28, 2013, 09:20:50 pm »
I asked Trevorwb and Ian the Tooth if they were keen to join me, both were, so we planned the trip for the weekend of Sunday 19 May.

We trailered the bikes to just outside Swartberg, Ian on his WR250, Trevor on his 950SE and me on my XR.

The weather was perfect and we made good time getting up the pass to the Lesotho border.

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Re: 3 crazy guys in KZN/Lesotho last Sunday.......
« Reply #19 on: May 28, 2013, 09:26:16 pm »
Up the pass
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