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« Reply #40 on: December 20, 2013, 06:53:10 pm »
nice one guys! I enjoy this. not everyone is a enduro specialist with 100 years of racing behind them so I really like it when guys have a crack and learn and challenge themselves.
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Re: BABOON'S PASS 14-16,17,18 DEC
« Reply #41 on: December 20, 2013, 07:11:52 pm »
GSA's doing Baboons pass
People parachuting from the outa atmosphere
Dudes jumping off buildings/mountains with a greatcoat strapped to their backs and gliding down.
New land speed attempts in serious rocket propelled vehicles

and the list goes on with some serious adventure(adreliline) junkies out there,  if they did not do these adventure sports we would have nothing to debate if GSAs/GSs/1190s/990s could do such a trip around our camp fires.

ExploreSA and your crew, thanks for spicing up the forum  :thumleft: :thumleft:
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Re: BABOON'S PASS 14-16,17,18 DEC
« Reply #42 on: December 20, 2013, 07:25:30 pm »
GSA's doing Baboons pass
People parachuting from the outa atmosphere
Dudes jumping off buildings/mountains with a greatcoat strapped to their backs and gliding down.
New land speed attempts in serious rocket propelled vehicles

and the list goes on with some serious adventure(adreliline) junkies out there,  if they did not do these adventure sports we would have nothing to debate if GSAs/GSs/1190s/990s could do such a trip around our camp fires.

ExploreSA and your crew, thanks for spicing up the forum  :thumleft: :thumleft:


And Edmund Hillary climbing Mount Everest... simply, because it was there  :biggrin:
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Re: BABOON'S PASS 14-16,17,18 DEC
« Reply #43 on: December 20, 2013, 08:19:59 pm »
Can't wait. :thumleft:
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Re: BABOON'S PASS 14-16,17,18 DEC
« Reply #44 on: December 21, 2013, 08:34:45 am »
Respect for doing this!

Experience of a lifetime!!! Well done!!!   :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:

Looking forward to the remaining RR!!! :sip:
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Re: BABOON'S PASS 14-16,17,18 DEC
« Reply #45 on: December 21, 2013, 02:52:20 pm »
Certainly respect to everyone that even attemted this!! But of course, no man can ride Baboons pass on a 1200GS unassisted. Fact.
Just like a 2 wheel drive bakkie cannot do the De Doorns 4x4 trail.

No shame in that, it just falls too far outside the vehicles design parameters.

Then why are we unpopular for saying this? Why delete posts? Ai ai.

This must have been hard work, yet the irony is not lost on me. When Johnathan September tries to dice the ferrari in his 1982 "stveplate" Skyline, we laugh at him.
When a GS is taken where plastics play, no laughter but "respect".

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Re: BABOON'S PASS 14-16,17,18 DEC
« Reply #46 on: December 21, 2013, 09:12:56 pm »
"Then why are we unpopular for saying this? Why delete posts? Ai ai". (quote from previous post)

+ 1

You cannot but respect these guys (and their wallets) for attempting and basically succeeding in their quest. I think it added great value to this forum in terms of expanding adventure boundaries, entertainment value and maybe some healthy debate.

What I don't understand is why there seem to be a huge objection and a lot of negativity shown towards the so called negative posts... c'mon, what happened to freedom of opinion... since when do we all have to agree on something?   ???:pot:

Anyway, we are all looking forward to see more and once again - well done gents and respect... :3some:
« Last Edit: December 21, 2013, 11:17:47 pm by SlowMo »
 

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Re: BABOON'S PASS 14-16,17,18 DEC
« Reply #47 on: December 21, 2013, 09:20:23 pm »
The complaint was about bashing the ride on this thread... the RR. Nothing stops anyone to voice an opinion about the ride, and trash it if you wish, but then start a specific thread in the right board for it  :thumleft:

Here we want to read about the adventure
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Re: BABOON'S PASS 14-16,17,18 DEC
« Reply #48 on: December 21, 2013, 10:04:36 pm »
I agree with Jupiter that it is indeed not good style to bash a guy's RR, but in this case with the RR being started off by saying that a GS "can without a doubt" do Baboons, opens the
OP up to criticism.
If you give a single rider a GS/A and him alone ride it up Baboons, without help, then rider and bike has done it.

I am sorry, ExploreSA, I know lots of people see me as pedantic for not letting go, but fact is fact. Given enough hands, anything can be taken up anywhere. What is the point, except that is a personal fun thing for the guys involved. No problem with the fun part, but CLAIMS deriving from that should be carefully uttered.
 

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Re: BABOON'S PASS 14-16,17,18 DEC
« Reply #49 on: December 21, 2013, 10:59:10 pm »
Ok. Enough - if you want to debate it, do it somewhere else. Last warning.
« Last Edit: December 21, 2013, 11:00:50 pm by IDR »
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Re: BABOON'S PASS 14-16,17,18 DEC
« Reply #50 on: December 21, 2013, 11:15:15 pm »
The complaint was about bashing the ride on this thread... the RR. Nothing stops anyone to voice an opinion about the ride, and trash it if you wish, but then start a specific thread in the right board for it  :thumleft:

Here we want to read about the adventure

Got it. Point taken  :snorting:

...now, regarding the adventure - it's the holidays, time is aplenty and we want to sit, drink read more and see more. Give it to us ag pls daddy!  :)  :sip:
« Last Edit: December 21, 2013, 11:24:43 pm by SlowMo »
 

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Re: BABOON'S PASS 14-16,17,18 DEC
« Reply #51 on: December 22, 2013, 06:11:38 am »
Waiting patiently for this one.   :thumleft:   :sip:
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Re: BABOON'S PASS 14-16,17,18 DEC
« Reply #52 on: December 23, 2013, 09:16:50 am »
C'mon!!
Type faster!
Gooi some pics in the mean time!
 

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Re: BABOON'S PASS 14-16,17,18 DEC
« Reply #53 on: December 23, 2013, 10:47:57 am »
He is busy typing at the speed of light!  :spitcoffee:
Patience guys.    8)
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Re: BABOON'S PASS 14-16,17,18 DEC
« Reply #54 on: December 23, 2013, 10:51:17 am »
He is busy typing at the speed of light!  :spitcoffee:
Patience guys.    8)

Looking forward!!
 

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Re: BABOON'S PASS 14-16,17,18 DEC
« Reply #55 on: December 23, 2013, 12:22:34 pm »
This RR makes me feel abandoned like the bikes on the pass. Hopefully they will come back for us  :peepwall:
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Re: BABOON'S PASS 14-16,17,18 DEC
« Reply #56 on: December 23, 2013, 12:38:52 pm »
Oe this sounds awesome, I would have loved to also be part of the group!

My wife wont be happy afterwards with all the repair costs but who cares!!

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« Reply #57 on: December 23, 2013, 07:11:08 pm »
GROOT RESPEK ouens!! :thumleft:

Ek het daai pas al n paar keer gedoen met die plastic, hy maak n man sweet.

Julle klippe is groter as 90 persent van die draadtrekkers op die forum.
 

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Re: BABOON'S PASS 14-16,17,18 DEC
« Reply #58 on: December 23, 2013, 08:30:01 pm »
My memoires available on www.gsrental.co.za.

Click on the Baboon's Pass Hyperlink.

Video clips will be uploaded in due coarse
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Re: BABOON'S PASS 14-16,17,18 DEC
« Reply #59 on: December 23, 2013, 09:35:02 pm »
Thanks ExploreSA really enjoyed this one  :thumleft: