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Offline Outthere

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Re: Impendle with JonW
« Reply #40 on: November 06, 2012, 04:31:06 pm »
Thanks for the great ride chaps, and the DongaHonda400 had a real ball. I was quite enjoying the slogging sweeping with the "survivors" with Kevin, made the trip all the more memorable. I've got some pics ready, catch ya later.

Thanks Fred for your help you really do have a will to keep standing and not to put your feet down on those tricky section
quite impressive keep it up.
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Re: Impendle with JonW
« Reply #41 on: November 06, 2012, 05:17:38 pm »
Right, so here are more pictures from me, I will try show other shots and scenes to those already shown.

Descending down the Impedle Nature reserve route.



All good... so far...at the first grouping since Impendle at the bottom of the Impendle Nature Reserve valley



The first rough section deserves a well earned break in the shade!



Refreshments all round.... jon cracking a cold one early in the day!



and so the descent begins into the "technical"







and so they gathered in the heat of the day in the valley... swopping stories and cooling off



watched by the local youth who were being entertained, surely, by these mlungus doing strange things



mud, mud, glorious mud..... so the rear end crew battled



and watched tiredly



the survival continued



with Kevin sweeping the rear



with battered bikes and battered bodies, the survival crew rested with souls intact!



And Trevor came back to lend a hand, Bushcat lifting his dropped bike after the umpteenth time



YEAH! we're through, Kevin being the last to cross the bridge



Regroup and refresh



Bushcat revived.....just



The store revisited... that's more sensible Jon! Grab a beer at Crossways instead!



Over the hills past the Umgeni source, beating a retreat from the storms





And Homeward bound....

 

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Re: Impendle with JonW
« Reply #42 on: November 06, 2012, 05:30:59 pm »
Nice shots there Fred, good to have you along on the ride.

In hindsight that Black Label at the shebeen wasn't too clever with that rocky section still to come  :biggrin:
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Re: Impendle with JonW
« Reply #43 on: November 06, 2012, 05:44:44 pm »
Great story Fred are you using photobucket
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Re: Impendle with JonW
« Reply #44 on: November 06, 2012, 05:51:21 pm »
Hey Kev, I gotta learn somehow! with guts or stupidity! thanks for the encouragement! Any time you need a hand with the broom, give me a shout, you did a sterling job "out there"

Yeah Jon, great to join you, looking forward to the next one!

Ja, Kevin, I'm using using Photo*uckit... had a frustrating day with it, but worked it out eventually.
 

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Re: Impendle with JonW
« Reply #45 on: November 06, 2012, 06:56:54 pm »
Thanks for the great pics. January Jonw the few sips I took from that bottle was great but did not help room smooth the road. I am missing the ride and company already. Next one please.
 

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Re: Impendle with JonW
« Reply #46 on: November 06, 2012, 08:43:15 pm »
This makes me feel like moving back to Durbs.....  :thumleft:
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Re: Impendle with JonW
« Reply #47 on: November 06, 2012, 09:36:46 pm »
The best rides in the country. Right on our doorstep. Just to much rain.
 

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Re: Impendle with JonW
« Reply #48 on: November 07, 2012, 07:23:44 am »
Still more videos to come, I hope to post some You Tube clips tonight!!
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Re: Impendle with JonW
« Reply #49 on: November 07, 2012, 11:23:54 am »
Wow, what a beautiful part of the country!

Some nice pics and lekker looking bikes.  :thumleft:
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Re: Impendle with JonW
« Reply #50 on: November 07, 2012, 08:27:42 pm »
« Last Edit: November 07, 2012, 08:30:49 pm by 777 »
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Re: Impendle with JonW
« Reply #51 on: November 07, 2012, 08:34:20 pm »
« Last Edit: November 07, 2012, 08:37:05 pm by 777 »
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Re: Impendle with JonW
« Reply #52 on: November 08, 2012, 07:12:03 am »
Very nice 777 :thumleft:
 

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Re: Impendle with JonW
« Reply #53 on: November 08, 2012, 09:28:20 am »
Nice videos.
Not good seening me struggeling like that.
Must do it again.
 

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Re: Impendle with JonW
« Reply #54 on: November 08, 2012, 10:12:22 am »
Nice videos.
Not good seening me struggeling like that.
Must do it again.

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Re: Impendle with JonW
« Reply #55 on: November 20, 2012, 10:53:19 am »
Two weeks on I am fascinated to know how many of the tail end Charlies have had to go into overdraft to repair their KTM and BMW motorcycles after Jon's Impendle technical road? 
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Re: Impendle with JonW
« Reply #56 on: November 20, 2012, 11:01:22 am »
I am getting more and more respect for the Honda.
Going on leave so taking the KTM for the easy stuff down in Mosselbay.
 

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Re: Impendle with JonW
« Reply #57 on: November 21, 2012, 04:27:46 pm »
Not to much damage done Ian. Couple of broken indicators but I wanted to change them anyway so now is a good reason. Spots also broken but them as well will be replaced.Other than that the body was worse for wear. Will be back on the road again soon once the water pump is repaired but that wasn't on JonW ride it had a so leak now its time to repair. :ricky:
 

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Re: Impendle with JonW
« Reply #58 on: November 23, 2012, 12:00:02 pm »
Nice ride there guys, sorry I missed it, well maybe not when you see some of the bikes lying down, I probably would have joined them.
 

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Re: Impendle with JonW
« Reply #59 on: November 23, 2012, 03:58:50 pm »
Nice ride there guys, sorry I missed it, well maybe not when you see some of the bikes lying down, I probably would have joined them.
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