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Offline IanTheTooth

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7 Bridges Ride Report
« on: November 01, 2016, 12:16:43 pm »
This weekend I spent a fantastic weekend up in Matatiele with Iain McDonald and on Saturday went to his 7 bridges ride in Lesotho starting from close to Ramatseliso's Gate and working around the Tsoelike (so-leaky) river valley.

There were 3 rides on offer, the three roof training loops, a less extreme loop with my old mate Stuart Joyner and an adventure bike loop over the Tsoelike suspension bridge. I'd like to get back and do that on a 650, as well as carrying up the Senqu and returning over the Moteng pass. I think in summer you could do it in a day.

Stuart was always a better rider on the day when we competed in the 80's and 30 years later in his mid 60's he still is. We had a fantastic ride which was quite extreme enough for me. If your balls are bulging in your trousers and you feel that you are up to more just have a look (picture below) at the Gold loop path to the land bridge. It is about a 2 foot wide ridge of scree at the cave line about 200m above the river. Ian
« Last Edit: November 01, 2016, 12:21:29 pm by IanTheTooth »
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Re: 7 Bridges Ride Report
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2016, 12:23:28 pm »
continued....getting towards buggered and bent
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Re: 7 Bridges Ride Report
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2016, 06:37:50 pm »
Nice Ian, looks like you guys had fun  :thumleft:
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Re: 7 Bridges Ride Report
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2016, 01:21:56 pm »
An update on those tough men doing the roof training loops that you saw lolling around in the pictures above, they are:

Terrence Putz
Aiden Carr
Dylan McGregor
Lionel Charter
Jack Nel
Richard Connis
Henku Botha
Nathan Bunting
Trace Alsmand
Stuart McGregor
Riaan VD Walt
Brian Downey
Myles March
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Re: 7 Bridges Ride Report
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2016, 06:11:49 pm »
grerat area to ride just too much for the P E Toppies
 

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Re: 7 Bridges Ride Report
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2016, 07:04:50 pm »
Lovely!  :thumleft: :thumleft: