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Offline blauth

And this is sort of how it started.....

« Last Edit: October 18, 2016, 03:16:12 pm by blauth »
 

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I'll let the pics do the talking.....

Karkloof/Howick - Sani Pass- back to Karkloof/Howick


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Looking forward to this!  :ricky:
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I WOULD RATHER BE AN HONEST ASSHOLE .... THAN A FLIPPEN LIAR !   


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and here I get accused of riding a child's toy.    >:(

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Wow pass looks excellent !

I WOULD RATHER BE AN HONEST ASSHOLE .... THAN A FLIPPEN LIAR !   


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The second pic shows where I've come from. Looks far but went by in the blink of an eye.

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....made a friend who turned decidedly unfriendly when I wanted to leave. I'm talking claws and teeth....almost took my jugular out. I was lucky to escape with my life.

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Didn't really take too many pics up top. I got this sense that I didn't have enough evidence just as I left so I stopped and took a 'look back' pic.

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At least one poser pic is mandatory and here, she's posing with the best of them.


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Stopped off in Himeville for a beer and curry on the way back, before embarking on the journey back to Karkloof.

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Epic.

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The trip was awesome.....I guess I can't say that the scoot was ridden by a little old lady (although I think my mates would agree with this comment  ;D)

Evaluation of the trip:
- Conditions were exceptionally good, dry and not too bumpy.
- The scooter was in 1st and 2nd almost the entire pass so going was pretty slow, probably all the better though. The suspension is shit! If you don't consciously de-weight, it bottoms the front out on the slightest of bumps, especially going down.
- Had to slingshot the last five or six corners motocross style to keep the speed up. I don't think it would have got going again if I'd slowed down too much or stopped.

All in all, it was a great little day trip.


I forgot to get a Sani Pass sticker for my scooter so if anyone has one, let me know please.

On another topic, we stayed on a farm near Karkloof falls. The bloke has converted old stables into rooms. There is a communal bathroom with hot water, and a communal kitchen/dinning area. The place was very clean and the owner very hospitable. Perfectly suitable for a fairly big group of bikers (15 to 20) on an adventure ride. Price was R200 pppn. It's called Shawswood Farm.

I'm not affiliated in any way to this establishment, I just liked it and thought some of you lot would too.


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This farm has an indigenous forest with it's very own 100m+ waterfall. An absolutely fantastic hike!!! I did both the top and bottom hikes.

Had a little run-in with a black mamba. Here are a few pics of the hike.


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On the lower hike, if you want to get to the base of the falls, you need to clamber of some seriously treacherous rocks. It was somewhat of a challenge to not kill myself but what a fantastic hike. Can do it easily in about three to four hours.