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Offline Mambat

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Re: Lesotho Eastern Cape Epic 2013
« Reply #100 on: April 04, 2013, 07:54:50 pm »
Nice one Mambat!  :laughing4:

How the 16 fractures coming along?  :peepwall:

 :ricky: Route looks an awesome one! We're doing Eastern Cape, Baviaans, De Hel etc later this year and Lesotho the year after. Did anyone map your Lesotho route? :dousing:

That would be me.....

PM me your email address and I will gladly forward you all the mapped routes.
Healing slowly thanks, gonna be a loooooong (poetic licensed used here!)road to recovery!

Cheers

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Re: Lesotho Eastern Cape Epic 2013
« Reply #101 on: April 04, 2013, 09:00:34 pm »
Thanks Mambat,

PM sent
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Re: Lesotho Eastern Cape Epic 2013
« Reply #102 on: April 05, 2013, 02:31:30 pm »
Ok you fother muckers. The closing argument.....
 

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Re: Lesotho Eastern Cape Epic 2013
« Reply #103 on: April 05, 2013, 02:44:41 pm »
All 3 bottles made it to the top and boy how's the veiw. If you have taken part in the neverending debate of what bike to buy. See that twisty going down in the back. K T M 950 S Country My chinas.  We could smell the border post.
 

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Re: Lesotho Eastern Cape Epic 2013
« Reply #104 on: April 05, 2013, 02:55:52 pm »
Pantjie on the KLR. is inly pushing down on the outside foot peg cause at that stage he still had one.  :imaposer:  As we got through the post and quite a nice ride down,(video to follow), we picked up the pace to Matatiele. I saw the KLR pull over and Pantjie with head down and hands on chest. I turned rount and caught up, only once his head gear came off, he could talk. Slow left hander at 100kph outside footpeg broke clean off. KLR's is a very tuff bike but funny shit breaks off.
 

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Re: Lesotho Eastern Cape Epic 2013
« Reply #105 on: April 05, 2013, 03:35:33 pm »
Pete, a couple of pics of the 3 hours of twisty's that I missed?? Please, I was after all in Queenstown for your Mitas and not just my Heidenwhat?
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Re: Lesotho Eastern Cape Epic 2013
« Reply #106 on: April 05, 2013, 03:49:10 pm »
Said goodbye at Matat after lunch at Golf culb. Headed for Mcclear to find my brother from another mother on his HGS (heavy geen sand)  Great nite of Skuim koppies and fillet steak. Off tho Willowmore at then Doodles for a double trip ender.
 

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Re: Lesotho Eastern Cape Epic 2013
« Reply #107 on: April 05, 2013, 03:50:41 pm »
It was hi speed stuff, on the go-pro.
 

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Re: Lesotho Eastern Cape Epic 2013
« Reply #108 on: April 05, 2013, 03:55:46 pm »
This is what 100 Horse power does to a Mitas and X-ring in 4000km.
 

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Re: Lesotho Eastern Cape Epic 2013
« Reply #109 on: April 05, 2013, 03:57:39 pm »
vluit vluit my storie is uit...
 

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Re: Lesotho Eastern Cape Epic 2013
« Reply #110 on: April 05, 2013, 04:44:28 pm »
Great ride report and photographs.
I can remember walking up Ongeluksnek in the late 1960's and would not enjoyed riding up it now, so great ride!
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Re: Lesotho Eastern Cape Epic 2013
« Reply #111 on: April 05, 2013, 07:04:10 pm »
Thanks for the write up and photos!
Links to my Ride Reports...
I have listed (with links) all my ride reports at the start of this ride report here:
http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=121459.0

 

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Re: Lesotho Eastern Cape Epic 2013
« Reply #112 on: April 11, 2013, 12:39:07 pm »

My photos to add to the stellar RR..... sadly only a couple of days worth  :'(

Travelling shots ....



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Re: Lesotho Eastern Cape Epic 2013
« Reply #113 on: April 11, 2013, 12:42:23 pm »
I have to add how proud I am of my old man, Pete Snr!
He is pushing 70 and rode a 800 km day in 40 plus heat (with several hundred of those on gnarly Eastern Cape dirt)
and without a Camelbak  :thumleft:


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Re: Lesotho Eastern Cape Epic 2013
« Reply #114 on: April 11, 2013, 12:45:04 pm »

On the move shots....

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Re: Lesotho Eastern Cape Epic 2013
« Reply #115 on: April 11, 2013, 12:49:26 pm »

You can even meerkat on a KTM!


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Re: Lesotho Eastern Cape Epic 2013
« Reply #116 on: April 11, 2013, 12:52:40 pm »

At the top of Tarka Pass...

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Re: Lesotho Eastern Cape Epic 2013
« Reply #117 on: April 11, 2013, 12:55:56 pm »
To quote Two Stroke Dan..... " A 990 throws rocks like a metalstorm weapon!"

Evidence of the damage a 990 can do when following as the official cameraman  >:D

PSteyn............ I owe you a mirror  ::)

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Re: Lesotho Eastern Cape Epic 2013
« Reply #118 on: April 11, 2013, 12:58:19 pm »

Fireblade settling his nerves at the bottom of the Tarka pass...  ;)

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Re: Lesotho Eastern Cape Epic 2013
« Reply #119 on: April 11, 2013, 01:01:51 pm »

Some very pretty KTM shots.............bare with me  :)

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