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Offline Dwerg

Re: Limpopo makes me moist.
« Reply #80 on: March 21, 2018, 12:11:12 am »
Start of the rocky descent of Orrie Baragwanath. From here things got interesting
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Re: Limpopo makes me moist.
« Reply #81 on: March 21, 2018, 05:29:01 am »
I’ve been wanting to to ride Orrie for quite some time and was slightly disappointed when I realised we would be going down the rocky part and not up. Going up will be more challenging on those rocks, but I think the 501 would’ve handled it well. 


Arriving at the bottom of the pass I thought that that was the challenging part of the day behind us. Boy, was I wrong..........









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« Reply #82 on: March 21, 2018, 06:36:20 am »
I see your crew doesn't exactly rush out to the middle of the river to help the drowning 990! Just like my "mates". Looks like a blast though, and it's putting me in the right mood for my upcoming Easter ride in N. Tanzania where the rain has been endless for two weeks. Rivers of inspiration here indeed!
 

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Re: Limpopo makes me moist.
« Reply #83 on: March 21, 2018, 07:41:12 am »
I see your crew doesn't exactly rush out to the middle of the river to help the drowning 990! Just like my "mates". Looks like a blast though, and it's putting me in the right mood for my upcoming Easter ride in N. Tanzania where the rain has been endless for two weeks. Rivers of inspiration here indeed!


All very capable riders. We tend to make very sure the rider can’t suffer through on his own.....
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Re: Limpopo makes me moist.
« Reply #84 on: March 21, 2018, 08:19:20 am »
Next up was the “23 River Crossings” part of the route through the beautiful Mhotlapitse (?) Valley in the Wolkberg Wilderness reserve.

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Re: Limpopo makes me moist.
« Reply #85 on: March 21, 2018, 09:38:46 am »
Dwerg got all excited about this little donkey...........




..........almost as excited as the previous night when he saw a spider. Luckily his excitement was captured on CCTV







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Limpopo makes me moist.
« Reply #86 on: March 21, 2018, 03:31:46 pm »
My siblings @MonkeyNot  & @Dwerg




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Re: Limpopo makes me moist.
« Reply #87 on: March 21, 2018, 04:21:41 pm »
The 990’s second drowning in as many days.  The rocks in the river were super slippery and even made walking over them impossible.




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Re: Limpopo makes me moist.
« Reply #88 on: March 21, 2018, 04:22:52 pm »
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« Reply #89 on: March 21, 2018, 04:25:05 pm »
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Re: Limpopo makes me moist.
« Reply #90 on: March 21, 2018, 04:26:12 pm »
Clearing the 990’s engine of inhaled water




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« Reply #91 on: March 21, 2018, 04:31:33 pm »
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« Reply #92 on: March 21, 2018, 06:16:44 pm »
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Re: Limpopo makes me moist.
« Reply #93 on: March 21, 2018, 06:17:29 pm »
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« Reply #94 on: March 21, 2018, 06:18:33 pm »
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Re: Limpopo makes me moist.
« Reply #95 on: March 21, 2018, 06:19:34 pm »
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Limpopo makes me moist.
« Reply #96 on: March 21, 2018, 08:01:47 pm »
Due to the technical nature of the route, we ended up taking just a few photos, but MonkeyNot will post some action camera footage from my helmet.


The route changed constantly. One moment we would be riding on a bed of rocks and the next you would be under the canopy of a tropical forest, only to open up into an open area with no sign of a track.








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Re: Limpopo makes me moist.
« Reply #97 on: March 21, 2018, 08:10:16 pm »
What an awesome trip.  Thanks for posting :thumleft:
“There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep Sea, and music in its roar:
I love not Man the less, but Nature more"
 

Offline Dwerg

Re: Limpopo makes me moist.
« Reply #98 on: March 21, 2018, 08:57:41 pm »
One of the few crossings where I managed not to fall. Andreas on the DRZ

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Offline Dwerg

Re: Limpopo makes me moist.
« Reply #99 on: March 21, 2018, 09:00:41 pm »
This one not so much  :lol8:

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