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Re: Penge's pass and the Old Forest -> Bewaarkloof added
« Reply #60 on: October 02, 2013, 06:43:54 pm »
Great Ride Report..
Well done, looks like some great riding fun..
( & a lot of hard work too, but well worth it achieving your goal  :thumleft:)
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Re: Penge's pass and the Old Forest -> Bewaarkloof added
« Reply #61 on: October 02, 2013, 07:35:05 pm »
We are now prepared if the Hydration pack runs dry  :biggrin:
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http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=134175.0 Penge's pass and the Old Forest http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=9421.0 - Orange Atlantic adventure http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=7514.0 - 805 km day trip http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=20260.0 - East Cape Bash http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=70199.0 - Two KTM thumpers head north
 

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« Reply #62 on: October 02, 2013, 09:50:12 pm »
Kyk nou sal ek daai water darem kan drink 😄
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Re: Penge's pass and the Old Forest -> Bewaarkloof added
« Reply #63 on: October 03, 2013, 03:17:45 pm »
We are now prepared if the Hydration pack runs dry  :biggrin:

Use it all the time...be aware, the water needs to stand for a while.

When filling the container to be purified, I pour it in through a filter (my t-shirt that under normal circumstances in this type of situation, I have been wearing for a few days)

The aim of the t-shirt filter is 2 fold, it gets filters out the solid objects, and the nuclear waste grade dirt on the t-shirt is my first line of purification defense.
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Re: Penge's pass and the Old Forest -> Bewaarkloof added
« Reply #64 on: October 03, 2013, 10:51:33 pm »
We are now prepared if the Hydration pack runs dry  :biggrin:

Use it all the time...be aware, the water needs to stand for a while.

When filling the container to be purified, I pour it in through a filter (my t-shirt that under normal circumstances in this type of situation, I have been wearing for a few days)

The aim of the t-shirt filter is 2 fold, it gets filters out the solid objects, and the nuclear waste grade dirt on the t-shirt is my first line of purification defense.
that's fine. Gives me a reason to rest a little longer
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Re: Penge's pass and the Old Forest -> Bewaarkloof added
« Reply #65 on: March 07, 2014, 09:52:30 am »
Great, great RR! I have a group of mates in the Hoedspruit/Pietersburg/Tzaneen areas. We ride areas like this every weekend. We do it on 250/300cc enduros though, which makes it easier. We tried Bewaars Kloof a couple of weeks ago, but the water was flowing in the kloof, making it too treacherous. We instead went up and over the mountain to the right of the kloof which was also very challenging,definitely not for the unfit! The dry river beds in you pics were flowing, so we criss-crossed them all the way to some little abandoned town. Quite sad to see. I'm definitely going back when it dries out.

This is real adventure riding. Not DS posing on porky, clumsy heavy weight pavement turtles. Real adventure riding!

Anyone wanting to join us anytime, PM me. I'd say relative fitness and an enduro bike are essential though. You'll make it on a 450, but you are likely to burst a lung or two, and life will be unpleasant.
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Re: Penge's pass and the Old Forest -> Bewaarkloof added
« Reply #66 on: March 07, 2014, 10:03:02 am »
Great, great RR! I have a group of mates in the Hoedspruit/Pietersburg/Tzaneen areas. We ride areas like this every weekend. We do it on 250/300cc enduros though, which makes it easier. We tried Bewaars Kloof a couple of weeks ago, but the water was flowing in the kloof, making it too treacherous. We instead went up and over the mountain to the right of the kloof which was also very challenging,definitely not for the unfit! The dry river beds in you pics were flowing, so we criss-crossed them all the way to some little abandoned town. Quite sad to see. I'm definitely going back when it dries out.

This is real adventure riding. Not DS posing on porky, clumsy heavy weight pavement turtles. Real adventure riding!

Anyone wanting to join us anytime, PM me. I'd say relative fitness and an enduro bike are essential though. You'll make it on a 450, but you are likely to burst a lung or two, and life will be unpleasant.
Normally ride from our house so the 450's are the best compromise. I can only imagine the 250 or 300 being the best tool when getting into the sticks  :thumleft:
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http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=134175.0 Penge's pass and the Old Forest http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=9421.0 - Orange Atlantic adventure http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=7514.0 - 805 km day trip http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=20260.0 - East Cape Bash http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=70199.0 - Two KTM thumpers head north
 

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Re: Penge's pass and the Old Forest -> Bewaarkloof added
« Reply #67 on: March 07, 2014, 10:16:12 am »
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« Reply #68 on: March 07, 2014, 10:23:57 am »
Imagine life without bikes?
I'm bikeless at the moment  :P
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http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=134175.0 Penge's pass and the Old Forest http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=9421.0 - Orange Atlantic adventure http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=7514.0 - 805 km day trip http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=20260.0 - East Cape Bash http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=70199.0 - Two KTM thumpers head north
 

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Re: Penge's pass and the Old Forest -> Bewaarkloof added
« Reply #69 on: March 07, 2014, 03:09:29 pm »
Great RR thanks for sharing
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Re: Penge's pass and the Old Forest -> Bewaarkloof added
« Reply #70 on: March 09, 2014, 11:11:05 am »
Iv'e asked before....................it would be very nice to have some sort of track off a GPS of the Penge's pass route?
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Re: Penge's pass and the Old Forest -> Bewaarkloof added
« Reply #71 on: May 16, 2014, 03:10:20 pm »
Iv'e asked before....................it would be very nice to have some sort of track off a GPS of the Penge's pass route?

Please Please if you have.

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Re: Penge's pass and the Old Forest -> Bewaarkloof added
« Reply #72 on: July 03, 2014, 10:19:57 am »
Great RR, thanks for sharing!

Damn, you guys have found my secret routes! I guess it was just a matter of time.


Google Earth and surveyor maps, then I ride along and take pictures. Limpopo has some great riding areas. Looking at the area between Ellisras and Louis Trichardt next. Beserker I dig the fact that you can pack only what you need, head in any direction for 3-4 days and it rarely costs you more than R1200-00 everything included.

There is more there that is for sure.

There is a hectic route from Donkerkloof through to Serala you should have a look at as well, and a couple of others that are equally challenging. I like to camp in those kloofs, really quiet and peaceful.

Important to remember how remote some of these areas are, easy to get into trouble and die out there.


Iv'e asked before....................it would be very nice to have some sort of track off a GPS of the Penge's pass route?

Nee ou mate. ;D You need to go find it yourself, or everyone and his dog will be there next weekend.

Then it will be just become another Baviaans (okay, a much more hectic baviaans). :deal:
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Re: Penge's pass and the Old Forest -> Bewaarkloof added
« Reply #73 on: July 03, 2014, 10:56:25 am »
Amazing ride, well done!

Check out the Lifestraw, cheap, light weight and always goes with me on trips.

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Re: Penge's pass and the Old Forest -> Bewaarkloof added
« Reply #74 on: July 03, 2014, 11:05:18 am »
Really awesome guys!!!! Reinforces my wanting an even smaller adventure machine! :thumleft:
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Re: Penge's pass and the Old Forest -> Bewaarkloof added
« Reply #75 on: July 03, 2014, 11:25:39 am »
Heading out to the Bushveld this weekend got some river beds lined up  :thumleft:
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Re: Penge's pass and the Old Forest -> Bewaarkloof added
« Reply #76 on: July 03, 2014, 01:26:53 pm »
Willer as die Wildtuin  :thumleft:


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Re: Penge's pass and the Old Forest -> Bewaarkloof added
« Reply #77 on: July 26, 2014, 05:55:48 am »
Great RR, thanks for sharing!

Damn, you guys have found my secret routes! I guess it was just a matter of time.


Google Earth and surveyor maps, then I ride along and take pictures. Limpopo has some great riding areas. Looking at the area between Ellisras and Louis Trichardt next. Beserker I dig the fact that you can pack only what you need, head in any direction for 3-4 days and it rarely costs you more than R1200-00 everything included.
I AGREE,we do The Penge ride every year & never post routes,the place is a SECRET place,...
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There is more there that is for sure.

There is a hectic route from Donkerkloof through to Serala you should have a look at as well, and a couple of others that are equally challenging. I like to camp in those kloofs, really quiet and peaceful.

Important to remember how remote some of these areas are, easy to get into trouble and die out there.


Iv'e asked before....................it would be very nice to have some sort of track off a GPS of the Penge's pass route?

Nee ou mate. ;D You need to go find it yourself, or everyone and his dog will be there next weekend.

Then it will be just become another Baviaans (okay, a much more hectic baviaans). :deal:
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Re: Penge's pass and the Old Forest -> Bewaarkloof added
« Reply #78 on: July 28, 2014, 10:31:19 am »
Great RR, thanks for sharing!

Damn, you guys have found my secret routes! I guess it was just a matter of time.


Google Earth and surveyor maps, then I ride along and take pictures. Limpopo has some great riding areas. Looking at the area between Ellisras and Louis Trichardt next. Beserker I dig the fact that you can pack only what you need, head in any direction for 3-4 days and it rarely costs you more than R1200-00 everything included.

There is more there that is for sure.

There is a hectic route from Donkerkloof through to Serala you should have a look at as well, and a couple of others that are equally challenging. I like to camp in those kloofs, really quiet and peaceful.

Important to remember how remote some of these areas are, easy to get into trouble and die out there.


Iv'e asked before....................it would be very nice to have some sort of track off a GPS of the Penge's pass route?

Nee ou mate. ;D You need to go find it yourself, or everyone and his dog will be there next weekend.

Then it will be just become another Baviaans (okay, a much more hectic baviaans). :deal:
Will have to start searching for Donkerkloof route then  :biggrin: Was thinking of going back this summer but with some rain it may not be possible
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http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=134175.0 Penge's pass and the Old Forest http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=9421.0 - Orange Atlantic adventure http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=7514.0 - 805 km day trip http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=20260.0 - East Cape Bash http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=70199.0 - Two KTM thumpers head north
 

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Re: Penge's pass and the Old Forest -> Bewaarkloof added
« Reply #79 on: July 28, 2014, 05:32:42 pm »
I know all those tracks you mentioned, sidetrack, by the same names - but I don't know you (I don't think).

We're also there every year (normally with DocKLR) around November time and have had some great rides  - if you find donkerkloof, please PM me a GPS waypoint - It'll save me a bit of time.
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