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Re: BABOON'S PASS 14-16,17,18 DEC
« Reply #60 on: December 23, 2013, 09:36:34 pm »
Thanks ESA for the RR link and pics - I now have a better perspective  ::) but probably no better understanding, mind.  :o
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Re: BABOON'S PASS 14-16,17,18 DEC
« Reply #61 on: December 23, 2013, 10:22:35 pm »
Dit was nou n lekker lees.
Ek sien die grootste issue as om so n support vehicle te kry. Dan sal ek dit ook wil doen, en so what as mens dit nie maak nie, dit bly vet pret
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Re: BABOON'S PASS 14-16,17,18 DEC
« Reply #62 on: December 23, 2013, 11:16:39 pm »
Thanks explore. that took a lot of guts glad you enjoyed the ride . thanks for sharing the RR
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Re: BABOON'S PASS 14-16,17,18 DEC
« Reply #63 on: December 23, 2013, 11:51:28 pm »
Well done and the RR was nicely put.

I too have a greater understanding for Baboons now and a good thing no one came to any harm.

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Re: BABOON'S PASS 14-16,17,18 DEC
« Reply #64 on: December 24, 2013, 06:20:41 am »
Thanks!!!!! :thumleft:
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« Reply #65 on: December 24, 2013, 02:17:54 pm »
cool report. looked liked a proper adventure
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Re: BABOON'S PASS 14-16,17,18 DEC
« Reply #66 on: December 24, 2013, 04:00:40 pm »
Wat 'n report!!! Baie geluk en flippen goed gedoen! Persoonlik kort ek nog baie ervaring om so iets aan te pak. Sal graag so iets wil doen 1 dag.
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Re: BABOON'S PASS 14-16,17,18 DEC
« Reply #67 on: December 24, 2013, 06:04:30 pm »
Excellent report ESA, thank you.
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Re: BABOON'S PASS 14-16,17,18 DEC
« Reply #68 on: December 24, 2013, 10:29:32 pm »
Great RR!!!
 

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Re: BABOON'S PASS 14-16,17,18 DEC
« Reply #69 on: December 24, 2013, 10:54:55 pm »
None of my further comment required. Nice RR for sure but the folly of taking a 260kg bike up Baboon's has now been proven without a doubt.
 

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Re: BABOON'S PASS 14-16,17,18 DEC
« Reply #70 on: December 25, 2013, 08:24:26 am »
I know the debate shouldnt start all over...but I dont see it as a folly. Maybe if they did not have a support vehicle, but that was not the case.
You accept you are going to have some repair bills, and then have an adventure you will never forget. All good memories come from bad decisions.
I would love to do this, to test my bike and myself to such limits.
I know a plastic is better suited, but thats not an adventure. I wont take a days leave, drive a 1000km and spend all that money to do it on a plastic, but will to have the experience on my big scoot
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Re: BABOON'S PASS 14-16,17,18 DEC
« Reply #71 on: December 25, 2013, 08:33:05 am »
I know the debate shouldnt start all over...but I dont see it as a folly. Maybe if they did not have a support vehicle, but that was not the case.
You accept you are going to have some repair bills, and then have an adventure you will never forget. All good memories come from bad decisions.
I would love to do this, to test my bike and myself to such limits.
I know a plastic is better suited, but thats not an adventure. I wont take a days leave, drive a 1000km and spend all that money to do it on a plastic, but will to have the experience on my big scoot

Best any ongoing debate on the merits/demerits of this experiment continue on original Planning thread: http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=137637.300
This tread is really for the RR and comment on that specifically. Otherwise it will quickly be hijacked again.  :thumleft:
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Re: BABOON'S PASS 14-16,17,18 DEC
« Reply #72 on: December 25, 2013, 08:44:40 am »


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Re: BABOON'S PASS 14-16,17,18 DEC
« Reply #73 on: December 26, 2013, 07:20:41 am »
My memoires available on www.gsrental.co.za.

Click on the Baboon's Pass Hyperlink.

Video clips will be uploaded in due coarse

Thank you , it was a nice read.
 

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Re: BABOON'S PASS 14-16,17,18 DEC
« Reply #74 on: December 28, 2013, 08:58:48 am »
Thanks all for the comments and good wishes.

Video clips of our ride is now on www.gsrental.co.za

Enjoy!!

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Re: BABOON'S PASS 14-16,17,18 DEC
« Reply #75 on: December 28, 2013, 10:02:40 am »
Lekker! :thumleft:
Thanks :thumleft:
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Re: BABOON'S PASS 14-16,17,18 DEC
« Reply #76 on: December 28, 2013, 05:59:29 pm »
Thanks for the RR and well done :thumleft:
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Re: BABOON'S PASS 14-16,17,18 DEC
« Reply #77 on: December 28, 2013, 07:35:38 pm »
Dankie lekker gekyk na daai clips.  :thumleft:
 

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Re: BABOON'S PASS 14-16,17,18 DEC
« Reply #78 on: December 28, 2013, 07:36:24 pm »
Those narrow roads with that road conditions, very scary stuff  :thumleft:
 

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Re: BABOON'S PASS 14-16,17,18 DEC
« Reply #79 on: January 06, 2014, 09:43:08 am »
Respek vir die ouens wat dit aangedurf het, veral PC! Dink sy skill level het eksponensieel toegeneem!!  :thumright:

En Willem met die Cruiser so half unofficial ge-pack up het...

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