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Offline wilddoc

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Impendle with JonW
« on: November 04, 2012, 08:08:37 pm »
I am just going to start this.
Will post a few photos and try to put a video on You tube .
This ride was not for the fainthearted and I am glad that I got my Honda650.Even I could do this be it a bit slow.But got to the end point as well.
The group was big with big names like Alfie Cox ( I was so slow that I only saw him at the start.) Those guys can ride.
Thanks For the help in the Mud.
There were a lot of falls but nothing to serious.
The seenary was magnificent The road/track was Bad but the day was great.
I hope the group will post photos I did not take a lot.
« Last Edit: November 04, 2012, 09:39:17 pm by wilddoc »
 

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Re: Impendle with JonW
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2012, 09:03:02 pm »
That XR looks sweet  :thumleft:
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Re: Impendle with JonW
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2012, 10:09:51 pm »
 http://youtu.be/85onGVmzAsk   
Lets see if I got the video loaded Try on you tube
 

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Re: Impendle with JonW
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2012, 07:32:58 am »
Come Boys where is the rest of the report and photo's??????
 

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Re: Impendle with JonW
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2012, 07:43:03 am »
I think they are still in bed resting and some probably in Hospital.
Dehydrated and bruised.
Glad you did not come along with the 990.
I am quite stiff but glad I could make it.
 

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Re: Impendle with JonW
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2012, 07:45:32 am »
Great day to be in the valley with full adventure kit on negotiating bolders mud and fallen trees.
Picking up 200kg bikes cant wait till the next one.
If not Why not
 

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Re: Impendle with JonW
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2012, 07:50:51 am »
Country side green not much mud
If not Why not
 

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Re: Impendle with JonW
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2012, 07:55:59 am »
23 bikes eventually split up all home safe  Thanks Jon
« Last Edit: November 05, 2012, 07:56:52 am by Outthere »
If not Why not
 

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Re: Impendle with JonW
« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2012, 08:09:45 am »
How can you say there was no mud.
I got stuck in a mud hole.Wrong line mud with big rocks infront of the front and back wheel.Thanks for the help.If it was not for that I would still be out there.
Thanks JonW again.
Sorry I mist the ride home but had to get to Hospital.Not for my self but to work.
 

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Re: Impendle with JonW
« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2012, 08:12:45 am »
Big thanks to you for your sweeping efforts Outthere :thumleft:  :thumleft:  :thumleft:  :thumleft:  :thumleft:

Without you to ride their bikes over some of that stuff there would still be okes riding.
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Re: Impendle with JonW
« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2012, 08:27:30 am »
Thanks to JonW & the rest of the gang for an awesome ride, enjoyed it but was TOTALLY knackered afterwards, enjoy the technical stuff but that many rocks for so far pushed me to my limits!! Never the less it was an awesome ride enjoyed by all i think, i think the most damage was the BMW 650, the most damaged body was mine, no damage to the bike, no injuries, only TOTALLY unfit!!
The best part of the whole trip was the teamwork between the guys helping each other out, with no bitching. That to me is the spirit of Adventure riding with decent fellow Wilddogs!!
Motorsport is the only sport, the rest are just GAMES!!
 

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Re: Impendle with JonW
« Reply #11 on: November 05, 2012, 08:39:17 am »
 :laughing4:
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Re: Impendle with JonW
« Reply #12 on: November 05, 2012, 08:39:59 am »
What an awesome ride JonW! Thx a lot for organising and making it happen.
A few pics attached.
 

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Re: Impendle with JonW
« Reply #13 on: November 05, 2012, 08:40:57 am »
Looks like a Very lekker ride there..........Bunch of mountain goats from Hilton and surrounds.... :thumleft: :thumleft: :ricky:
Good friends and fresh mud......

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Re: Impendle with JonW
« Reply #14 on: November 05, 2012, 08:43:30 am »
A few more - waiting for the stragglers and getting the energy levels up again...
 

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Re: Impendle with JonW
« Reply #15 on: November 05, 2012, 08:51:59 am »
Great ride thanks Jon.It gets pretty hot in those valleys.The heat nearly caught me out after 2 naps in quick succession.I had to take the jacket off and wet the T shirt-But I would be back tomorrow.

I think the body would prefer those rides on a Saturday so that it can use Sunday recover.
 

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Re: Impendle with JonW
« Reply #16 on: November 05, 2012, 08:56:24 am »
Ok so I did a little ride by myself a few weeks ago down a track we had seen on a ride out at Impendle and did a Ride Report called Impendle Tecnical

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=108410.0

A few guys on the forum, primarily ian the Tooth, asked me to organize another ride on this route, so it was set for Sunday the 4th.

I arrived at XWays in Hilton expecting about 5 or 6 others to join on the ride, so I was pretty blown away to find 23 bikes had turned up for the trip.

Had an uneventful ride out through the Dargle to Impendle where we filled up with fuel straight away.

Then we headed off to the Impendle Nature Reserve for the first part of the ride.













Riding in the reserve:











Damn, Impendle is a beautiful area

































From there it was on to the local Shebeen for a quick cold one, and then on to "Impendle Technical"



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Re: Impendle with JonW
« Reply #17 on: November 05, 2012, 08:59:52 am »
Looks like a great day was had by all. I seriouslu need to up my technical skills if I ever hope to ride with some of you Dogs!!
 

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Re: Impendle with JonW
« Reply #18 on: November 05, 2012, 09:06:03 am »
Jon, thank you very much for making this ride happen for me. Joke goes that the most important thing to bring to a knife fight is a gun. In this case the most important thing to bring to this adventure bike ride was my 250! I was really struck by the size and tranquillity of the source of the Umgeni/vlei. Amazing that those frogs can make that much noise!
The dog that caught the car. What now?
 

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Re: Impendle with JonW
« Reply #19 on: November 05, 2012, 09:13:40 am »
Sucks that I missed it. Looks moer lekka :thumleft:
Will definitely join the next one :thumleft: