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Offline Noneking

Lowveld Bundu bashing
« on: April 13, 2019, 09:14:18 pm »
Itís almost time again for the annual Lowveld Dual Bike Adventure ( www.ldba.co.za ) and @Just Blip It! Invited a bunch of us to join him on a route recce to plan this yearís routes.

The plan was to meet up at Wimpy in White River at 7:15 and enjoy a quick breakfast before we head of to the trails.

I left a nippy Nelspruit and endured the 25 km ride on tar to get to White River







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Re: Lowveld Bundu bashing
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2019, 09:23:36 pm »
We soon hopped onto the Casterbridge enduro Green route and followed the flowing single track through grassland and plantations















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Re: Lowveld Bundu bashing
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2019, 09:33:48 pm »
Jaco was on his first ride with @Just Blip It! and he soon found out what a sadist Mark is.

We hit a couple of nasty descents and climbs which were rutted due to the Enduro race the previous week.

The 800 was too much for him to handle and he soon succumbed to gravity.














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Re: Lowveld Bundu bashing
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2019, 09:36:50 pm »
It takes the lot of us to get the GS upright and soon Jaco is back on the bike.

Iím already sweating like a pig and the Lowveld sun is out in full force after the initial early morning chill


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Re: Lowveld Bundu bashing
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2019, 06:49:56 am »
The next challenge is arrives sooner than expected.

I felt very sorry for Jaco, these were seriously steep climbs and he was trembling at the sight of them.... :-\






@Just Blip It! leading the way






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Lowveld Bundu bashing
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2019, 06:58:50 am »
@Steelimage effortlessly goes to the top


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Jaco is still rattled by his fall on the previous climb and Saay rides his GS up the intimidating climb








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Re: Lowveld Bundu bashing
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2019, 07:01:34 am »
Looks like an interesting/challenging area to ride.
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Lowveld Bundu bashing
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2019, 07:22:28 am »
Coming up the hill on the 701








Jaco walking up. An extremely tiring walk!








Most of us opted to go around this rock as it was extremely slippery








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Lowveld Bundu bashing
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2019, 07:25:19 am »
On the next climb Jaco topples over again and I do a 180 halfway up the climb after I unsuccessfully tried a different line. Coming down on the other side we all take a bit of a rest.




















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Re: Lowveld Bundu bashing
« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2019, 07:29:19 am »
At this stage we're still on the Casterbridge enduro route and Jaco is releved to here that we will now head towards tle Numbi trust areas where the going will get a bit easier....... >:D >:D >:D






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Lowveld Bundu bashing
« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2019, 07:43:54 am »
Rudolf and AJ joined us on a district road. They rode all the way from Lydenburg to ride with us, but Rudolf had a puncture when we were ready to leave White River so we opted to let them fix it and meet up with us on the route









When @Just Blip It! topples over, 6 riders rush to his side to take pictures of the rare event  ;D ;D




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Re: Lowveld Bundu bashing
« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2019, 07:45:52 am »
......but revenge is sweet and not long after Mark gets to return the favour


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Re: Lowveld Bundu bashing
« Reply #12 on: April 14, 2019, 09:39:02 am »
The riding is sublime with challenges appearing around every corner









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Re: Lowveld Bundu bashing
« Reply #13 on: April 14, 2019, 09:52:23 am »
Good to see that Mark is still doing what he is best at - taking unsuspecting people to places way over their head  :imaposer:

And on his 990 and I suspect on some kind of 100% road tyres like E07 or some such... >:D

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Re: Lowveld Bundu bashing
« Reply #14 on: April 14, 2019, 01:19:41 pm »
Good to see that Mark is still doing what he is best at - taking unsuspecting people to places way over their head  :imaposer:

And on his 990 and I suspect on some kind of 100% road tyres like E07 or some such... >:D


Pretty much sums up my experience....

He does use proper tyres these days....
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Re: Lowveld Bundu bashing
« Reply #15 on: April 14, 2019, 01:25:31 pm »
When @Just Blip It! topples over, 6 riders rush to his side to take pictures of the rare event  ;D ;D

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Re: Lowveld Bundu bashing
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Re: Lowveld Bundu bashing
« Reply #17 on: April 14, 2019, 04:10:02 pm »
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Re: Lowveld Bundu bashing
« Reply #18 on: April 14, 2019, 04:36:40 pm »
It heat was getting to us all and it was time to have some refreshments. We employed the services of an informant and soon we were sipping on a cold one.














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Re: Lowveld Bundu bashing
« Reply #19 on: April 14, 2019, 04:40:53 pm »
Father and son - Lee and Kim






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