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Re: Limpopo! Who would've thought?
« Reply #20 on: August 16, 2016, 12:25:39 pm »
Thank you for very entertaining write-up.  :thumleft:

I wanted to do this for a while. Just few questions:

- @DJfloyd: you did the Penge pass at the beginning of day 1 - right (you are a big clandestine there)?
- @anybody: if one wants to ride day 2 with the similar level of technicality as day 1 in this report, would Bewaarskloof be the right place to look for that? And if not - is there anything similar around?

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Not really in the same area but i think a trip down the groot letaba in the river bed can be very technical (between Giyani and Phalaborwa)
 

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Re: Limpopo! Who would've thought?
« Reply #21 on: August 16, 2016, 12:30:12 pm »
Damn, that looks fun! Thanks for taking the time to write it up!

I think I am going to approach the authorities for Room to Manoeuvre and head up that way in about 6 weeks or so - maybe early October - Any idea what weather conditions are like around then? I will have to take the GSA Lump, but maybe add some soft luggage instead of the 'loominum panniers..... And hit some B&B's rather than camp....
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Re: Limpopo! Who would've thought?
« Reply #22 on: August 16, 2016, 12:34:54 pm »
DjfLoYd - any chance you could post the GPS routes - I would like to have a look? I want to follow the roads up from Loskop up the Olifants River for a ride to Legalameetse....
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Re: Limpopo! Who would've thought?
« Reply #23 on: August 16, 2016, 12:40:55 pm »
"If you read this far, thank you, but what is wrong with you?! Get back to work!"


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Awesome report, great pics, had a few good chuckles, thanks  :thumleft:

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Re: Limpopo! Who would've thought?
« Reply #24 on: August 16, 2016, 12:58:52 pm »
Great read!
Nice pics.  :thumleft:
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Re: Limpopo! Who would've thought?
« Reply #25 on: August 16, 2016, 01:05:23 pm »
Thanks folks. Glad you liked it.

To answer some Q's:

Xpat

We did Penge at pretty much mid day. It was technically not the first technical pass we did but was certainly the most difficult up and down on day 1.
Within Lekgalameetse you already have some technical climbs. Hope that makes it clear.
There is another route just to the west of the Penge route we did that I believe is also as technical for your 2nd day requirements. Neither pass will keep
you busy all day though. The actual Bewaarskloof can be entered from North or South. The 4x4 trail comes in from the south. It does not go all the way through.
The trail turns into a rock strewn riverbed where plastic bikes had to be carried over rocks. Sidetrack has a great ride report showing that I think. We wanted to go in
from the south to that point because already you are deep in the kloof, then turn back and go out the same way. Carrying on north is possible but I suspect it is
serious work (for plastics never mind bigger bikes).

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I'll gladly post GPS files when I'm back at my computer later today.

 

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Re: Limpopo! Who would've thought?
« Reply #26 on: August 16, 2016, 01:19:38 pm »
Thanks folks. Glad you liked it.ClimbingTurtle
I'll gladly post GPS files when I'm back at my computer later today.

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Re: Limpopo! Who would've thought?
« Reply #27 on: August 16, 2016, 03:28:35 pm »
Thanks folks. Glad you liked it.

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We did Penge at pretty much mid day. It was technically not the first technical pass we did but was certainly the most difficult up and down on day 1.
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Re: Limpopo! Who would've thought?
« Reply #28 on: August 16, 2016, 03:55:52 pm »
I did not do Bewaarkloof but from what I saw it was hectic stuff almost like an extreme enduro, I would not even classify it as terrain for dual sport bikes. Maybe nice place to go and play with your 300 2 stroke. I like technical stuff but that seemed like one level too far. Penge is great fun just technicial enough to be a ice challenge, Lekgalmeetse is a Sunday stroll imho. On a side note I'm pretty sure Penge is on private land so one should respect the area and ride with caution. No gates or signs but like most rural areas they are not too bothered to fence places in.
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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: Limpopo! Who would've thought?
« Reply #29 on: August 16, 2016, 06:14:31 pm »
.... On a side note I'm pretty sure Penge is on private land so one should respect the area and ride with caution. No gates or signs but like most rural areas they are not too bothered to fence places in.

I could not agree more - always ride with respect. At any time you may be on someones land and if you're
treating the jeep tracks as your private race course you only upset the owners and ruin it for everyone else.
 

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Re: Limpopo! Who would've thought?
« Reply #30 on: August 16, 2016, 11:45:51 pm »
"Having driven up through Magoebaskloof on Saturday we were both in agreement that we had to ride that
tar on the bikes at some point this weekend. It looked like far too much fun to pass up. Apparently it is the
20th steepest pass in SA with an altitude change of roughly 450m in 5Km."



I have done that route with a bicycle in a race called the Magoebaskloof Cycle Race.   Donners taai.

BLIKSEM is all I can say.  Awesome Ride Report and love your pics.
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Re: Limpopo! Who would've thought?
« Reply #31 on: August 17, 2016, 03:59:18 pm »
This looks awesome. Thanks for the rr
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Re: Limpopo! Who would've thought?
« Reply #32 on: August 17, 2016, 04:47:44 pm »
Thanks for sharing a great RR :thumleft:
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Re: Limpopo! Who would've thought?
« Reply #33 on: August 18, 2016, 07:57:15 am »


ClimbingTurtle
I'll gladly post GPS files when I'm back at my computer later today.



Hi Djfloyd
Lekker ride mate, any chance of those routes??
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Re: Limpopo! Who would've thought?
« Reply #34 on: August 18, 2016, 08:36:13 am »
I can't attach the routes, file size too big.

If anyone wants the routes then PM me your email address.

Please be aware that on both days there were sections that would be very technical
on a large capacity DS bike. Use at your own risk.

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Re: Limpopo! Who would've thought?
« Reply #35 on: August 18, 2016, 08:39:25 am »
100%

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Re: Limpopo! Who would've thought?
« Reply #36 on: August 19, 2016, 07:27:35 am »
Thanks for sharing - great start to my Friday morning  :sip:
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Re: Limpopo! Who would've thought?
« Reply #37 on: August 19, 2016, 12:58:04 pm »
Video of Day 1 up for your viewing pleasure.
First attempt at a more narrative approach.
Also tried to show as much of the riding terrain as possible
so please excuse me if it's a little long....

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/0ThxINS-h_Q" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/0ThxINS-h_Q</a>

 

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Re: Limpopo! Who would've thought? ***Video Added***
« Reply #38 on: August 19, 2016, 04:21:22 pm »
Nice   :thumleft:
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Re: Limpopo! Who would've thought? ***Video Added***
« Reply #39 on: August 22, 2016, 01:12:04 pm »
Why can't I see the link to the video ?  or the video embedded?
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