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Offline Noneking

Re: Getting high and saying goodbye in the Eastern Cape
« Reply #120 on: May 14, 2019, 10:53:24 am »
The Mountain View Inn  was a bit dodgy when I stayed last time and things have not improved.

Place was left to be run by the kitchen staff with the chef taking forever to do our checkout and payment in the morning.




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Re: Getting high and saying goodbye in the Eastern Cape
« Reply #121 on: May 14, 2019, 10:56:31 am »
Stunning scenery and photos :thumleft:
I presume the 790`s were in their element and greatly enjoyed?
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Re: Getting high and saying goodbye in the Eastern Cape
« Reply #122 on: May 14, 2019, 10:59:43 am »
Stunning scenery and photos :thumleft:
I presume the 790`s were in their element and greatly enjoyed?

The 790 were really amazing. Both Michael and Boris said that it felt like they were on plastics

Unfortunately Shirley only received her Adv a few days before the trip and her first ride on it was on the day the trip started. I think it probably took a bit of time for her to get used to it coming of a 1200GS
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Re: Getting high and saying goodbye in the Eastern Cape
« Reply #123 on: May 14, 2019, 11:13:27 am »
Ready to head out again early Saturday morning








Quick stop in Barkley East to make sure we have enough petrol for the last passes Saturday



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Re: Getting high and saying goodbye in the Eastern Cape
« Reply #124 on: May 14, 2019, 11:17:53 am »
Great RR - keep it coming.
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Re: Getting high and saying goodbye in the Eastern Cape
« Reply #125 on: May 14, 2019, 11:23:08 am »
amazing  :sip:
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Re: Getting high and saying goodbye in the Eastern Cape
« Reply #126 on: May 14, 2019, 11:32:42 am »
Heading towards Rhodes







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Re: Getting high and saying goodbye in the Eastern Cape
« Reply #127 on: May 14, 2019, 11:35:02 am »



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« Reply #128 on: May 14, 2019, 11:36:28 am »





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Re: Getting high and saying goodbye in the Eastern Cape
« Reply #129 on: May 14, 2019, 11:37:39 am »
Quick bathroom break at Walkerbouts in Rhodes before heading up Naude's



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Re: Getting high and saying goodbye in the Eastern Cape
« Reply #130 on: May 14, 2019, 11:38:05 am »
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Re: Getting high and saying goodbye in the Eastern Cape
« Reply #131 on: May 14, 2019, 11:38:29 am »
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Re: Getting high and saying goodbye in the Eastern Cape
« Reply #132 on: May 14, 2019, 11:40:32 am »
We started seeing evidence of snow on the high lying areas







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Re: Getting high and saying goodbye in the Eastern Cape
« Reply #133 on: May 14, 2019, 11:45:15 am »
What a stunning trip!!! Thanks for sharing with us.  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Getting high and saying goodbye in the Eastern Cape
« Reply #134 on: May 14, 2019, 12:01:37 pm »
Stunning photo's Noneking!! :thumleft: :drif:
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Re: Getting high and saying goodbye in the Eastern Cape
« Reply #135 on: May 14, 2019, 12:24:16 pm »
Looks like a perfect ride for the bigger adventure bikes! ;)

Your mornings seem to have been extremely cold. What is the recommended time of the year for riding here Canzius? ???
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Re: Getting high and saying goodbye in the Eastern Cape
« Reply #136 on: May 14, 2019, 12:33:42 pm »
Looking back up at "Die Nek" where we had taken photos moments earlier




We also took a similar pic in December... looks much greener now.
 

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Re: Getting high and saying goodbye in the Eastern Cape
« Reply #137 on: May 14, 2019, 02:00:47 pm »
Looks like a perfect ride for the bigger adventure bikes! ;)

Your mornings seem to have been extremely cold. What is the recommended time of the year for riding here Canzius? ???

The big bikes were perfect for most of the trip. Obviously my 701 would've been easier to ride up Ben Mac and Baster, but the time in saddle was comfortable on the 1090.

Time of year? I'm not sure.... I would say went went at a perfect time. Not too wet, cold only early morning. I think you would be in trouble on 2 or 3 of the passes if it rains. We had some residual snow on Ben Macdhui and it made things a bit trickier.
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Re: Getting high and saying goodbye in the Eastern Cape
« Reply #138 on: May 14, 2019, 02:17:21 pm »
Looks like a perfect ride for the bigger adventure bikes! ;)

Your mornings seem to have been extremely cold. What is the recommended time of the year for riding here Canzius? ???

The big bikes were perfect for most of the trip. Obviously my 701 would've been easier to ride up Ben Mac and Baster, but the time in saddle was comfortable on the 1090.

Time of year? I'm not sure.... I would say went went at a perfect time. Not too wet, cold only early morning. I think you would be in trouble on 2 or 3 of the passes if it rains. We had some residual snow on Ben Macdhui and it made things a bit trickier.
Have to agree...rather the cold in the morning, than having rain or snow. ;)
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Re: Getting high and saying goodbye in the Eastern Cape
« Reply #139 on: May 14, 2019, 02:50:59 pm »
Being the last to arrive at the sign on top of Naude's meant I had a target on my back.........






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