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Re: KZN 2018 Bash. Imbabala .Ride report.
« Reply #20 on: August 13, 2018, 09:01:07 am »
Bad light, but some off the wildlife.
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Re: KZN 2018 Bash. Imbabala .Ride report.
« Reply #21 on: August 13, 2018, 02:45:33 pm »
a couple of pics from a great weekend....thanks to all involved......what a lekker place
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« Reply #22 on: August 13, 2018, 03:31:19 pm »
Woman's day arrived very cold and windy in Jozi.  Told Angie that there's no getting out of it and she best remember to pack her rain gear.  We took the route through Balfour, tried to get to the Greylingstad ghost town but the weather wasn't inspiring, on to the Wimpy in Standerton for late brunch, and changing into wet weather gear at Fort Mistake.  The weather was upside down - but we laughed the whole way down.  What a lekker day on the bike.  Eventually introduced ourselves to Tommy and the rest of the KZN Dogs at about 5:30.....wet, cold, tons of laughs, sherry and a lapdog called Ozzie (yes - he's a Boerbul)
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Re: KZN 2018 Bash. Imbabala .Ride report.
« Reply #23 on: August 13, 2018, 03:43:33 pm »
The clouds started to lift on Friday morning as more Dogs started arriving.  The boys were on-form with Steph behind the bar counter doing her magic from early on.  We didn't do any riding but just spent the day engaged in meaningful conversation, philosophizing with the intellectual elite of the adventuring community.....I think....and then the Village People arrived - but I'll let Draad, Porra and Rynoster take that conversation further (Apparently there's a bash etiquette that says "what goes on at the bash stays at the bash")  ;) :o ;D A lekker sunset offered promises of a great Saturday.......
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« Reply #24 on: August 13, 2018, 03:59:39 pm »
Saturday arrived with a crystal clear sky that I bet you could only find in rural Africa.  Today was just going to be a blast from the beginning.  After the previous nights 'suarez' a few tender souls decided to give the outride a miss and would catch up with us for lunch.  So after a hearty breakfast prepared by Steph and her fantastic team, Tommy and Charl called all of us together to hit the dirt.  A whole army of us left the resort for a 50km outride, the first 'waterpoint' happening within the first 5 minutes - this was going to be interesting  :o......what a lekker ride  :ricky: :ricky: :ricky:  We stopped for lunch at Shisanyama for buy-n-braai.  What a lekker idea!  R90 gave you a T-bone and 2x wors, an extra R10 for a plate of pap.  The Lion Quarts cost R12!!!!.....and then the music started - Mandoza et-al......These KZN-types know how to party......
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« Reply #25 on: August 13, 2018, 04:03:46 pm »
Some more pic's from Saturday's shenanigans........
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Re: KZN 2018 Bash. Imbabala .Ride report.
« Reply #26 on: August 13, 2018, 04:06:47 pm »
Shisanyama......
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« Reply #27 on: August 13, 2018, 04:15:04 pm »
On our way back to Imbabala we stopped off to take a pic of a dilapidated building that must have a story to tell......(to be honest I just like taking pic's of my bike  ;) )  It didnt take long before we were all gorging ourselves on amazing potjiekos while Rynoster tried his best to liven up the music...but again I digress......Sunday morning's sunrise was special - the dry veld glowing in hues of red and orange....very lekker.  After breakfast we said our goodbye's and hit the road.....fighting the wind all the way to a cold beer at the Val Hotel.....

What an awesome weekend!!!....looking forward to 2019  :ricky: :ricky: :ricky:
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Re: KZN 2018 Bash. Imbabala .Ride report.
« Reply #28 on: August 14, 2018, 09:24:53 am »
Nice one Ventana

Next year we should be there as well
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Re: KZN 2018 Bash. Imbabala .Ride report.
« Reply #29 on: August 15, 2018, 08:06:08 am »
Sorry that we missed the bash this year,had family commitments this long weekend.Glad you guys had an awesome time :)
 

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Re: KZN 2018 Bash. Imbabala .Ride report.
« Reply #30 on: August 15, 2018, 01:27:01 pm »
Sorry that we missed the bash this year,had family commitments this long weekend.Glad you guys had an awesome time :)

JAAA T..... The absence of the Camperdown contingent was noticed  :patch:   STRAFDOP for you all!  :lol8: :ricky: :3some:
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Re: KZN 2018 Bash. Imbabala .Ride report.
« Reply #31 on: August 15, 2018, 01:33:18 pm »
Looks like fun was had by all!
 

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Re: KZN 2018 Bash. Imbabala .Ride report.
« Reply #32 on: August 15, 2018, 01:59:28 pm »
And where were you ou woolyone?  :patch: :pot:
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« Reply #33 on: August 15, 2018, 02:12:50 pm »
And where were you ou woolyone?  :patch: :pot:

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Re: KZN 2018 Bash. Imbabala .Ride report.
« Reply #34 on: August 15, 2018, 04:11:28 pm »
This was n moer of n lekker weekend. Thanks to everybody for the awesome planning. The food was amazing.
Sorry for the guys who had to put up with my singing in the early hours of the morning...   :biggrin:
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« Reply #35 on: August 15, 2018, 04:17:33 pm »
This was n moer of n lekker weekend. Thanks to everybody for the awesome planning. The food was amazing.
Sorry for the guys who had to put up with my singing in the early hours of the morning...   :biggrin:
This was my 1st bash but definitely not my last

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« Reply #36 on: August 15, 2018, 06:14:41 pm »
Test pic

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« Reply #37 on: August 16, 2018, 08:04:22 am »
OK. Getting the pic posting sorted out.

Here we go. KMC and myself left a Chilly overcast Waterfall and headed out towards the Midlands on Thursday morning. The original plan was to ride through Richmond then the Byrne Valley on dirt,Howick,Nottis and then onto Imbabala. Weather curtailed that plan and so it was straight to Nottis Hotel  :peepwall:

5 Deg wet and raining were the riding conditions until the door opened to the pub at the Hotel. Inside we were greeted by a warm fire and lots of refreshments to keep us comfortable for what turned out to be a lengthy stay. After a "few pints" of the black stuff we headed off at a gentle pace towards Imbabala which was about 140km away. The weather started to get a bit more grey and cold on the way but lifted somewhat by the time we reached Muden. It was pretty uneventful. Arrived at Imbabala and the rest of the weekend started from there. Fantastic Bash,great people and well organised. The venue was great with the host doing an excellent job. The lunch on Saturday was definitely the highlight with many of the single Wildogs and possibly some hitched  actively seeking new Makotis   :imaposer:

Very happy the resident Bullmastif Ozzie made a full recovery after ingesting poison on the game fence line. Other than me snaping off my front mudguard due to mud build up there were no other dramas. Attached are random pics in no particular order.



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« Reply #38 on: August 16, 2018, 08:06:19 am »
Fender repair with cable ties and a Letherman. You fix anything with a leatherman. And just for the record these Triumphs are tough machines.

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« Reply #39 on: August 16, 2018, 08:07:43 am »
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