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Re: Getting high and saying goodbye in the Eastern Cape
« Reply #200 on: May 15, 2019, 02:39:27 pm »
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Re: Getting high and saying goodbye in the Eastern Cape
« Reply #201 on: May 15, 2019, 02:39:40 pm »


Ek's verbaas Righard kan bo bly op 'n bike.... :peepwall: :imaposer:


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Re: Getting high and saying goodbye in the Eastern Cape
« Reply #202 on: May 15, 2019, 02:40:05 pm »
Donner....awesome stuff en nog beter pics! Thanks Canz goeie werk soos altyd.  :3some:
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Re: Getting high and saying goodbye in the Eastern Cape
« Reply #203 on: May 15, 2019, 03:25:05 pm »
Baie spyt ek het nie saamgery nie!!!
 

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Re: Getting high and saying goodbye in the Eastern Cape
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Re: Getting high and saying goodbye in the Eastern Cape
« Reply #206 on: May 15, 2019, 03:36:29 pm »










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Re: Getting high and saying goodbye in the Eastern Cape
« Reply #208 on: May 15, 2019, 03:38:39 pm »
Daai skerp draadjies is 'n Blixum as daai cement nat is vroeg oggend. Caslliseshoekspruit pass
 

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« Reply #209 on: May 15, 2019, 03:41:33 pm »
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Re: Getting high and saying goodbye in the Eastern Cape
« Reply #210 on: May 15, 2019, 06:13:24 pm »
Thats the jeep track between Tenahead and Tiffendale that follows the border it looks like?


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Re: Getting high and saying goodbye in the Eastern Cape
« Reply #211 on: May 15, 2019, 06:55:27 pm »
Riding up towards Tiffindell, Ben Macdhui loomed ominously above the resort and most of us were a little  nervous about the climb.

Staff at the resort told us that groups have been up there since it snowed a couple of days before and there have been quite a few offs, including a tour leader who dropped it on the switch backs









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Re: Getting high and saying goodbye in the Eastern Cape
« Reply #212 on: May 15, 2019, 07:44:02 pm »
Jis ek ry lekker saam, sommer ook vlinders in my maag as ek sien hoe Ben MacDhui vir julle wag! Dankie vir die deel, hierdie is goeie voorbereiding vir my eie Ben10 wat nog kom.  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Getting high and saying goodbye in the Eastern Cape
« Reply #213 on: May 16, 2019, 12:05:02 pm »
Standing at Tiffindel reception and hearing all the stories of failed attempts at ascending Ben Macdhui was not the best thing for my confidence. I wanted to get going and concentrate on the route instead of imagining all sorts of fatal scenarios. Self doubt has always been my biggest enemy on the bike.

 
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Re: Getting high and saying goodbye in the Eastern Cape
« Reply #214 on: May 16, 2019, 12:14:41 pm »
Guys started pulling away. I was towards the back of the group and the moment we hit the track it was clear that this was going to be a real challenge. It was wet and muddy and snow on large parts of the track. The first two switchbacks claimed a couple of victims. I stopped after the second switchback to assist Shirley who had toppled over. I got going again only to be blocked again at the next switchback. I chose a different line and passed the casualties to ride up to the plato where the rest of the group had gathered after making it up. It was really tough getting up there in the traffic and looking down the slope at guys struggling to get up, I felt guilty for not staying with Righard to make sure he got up safely.







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Re: Getting high and saying goodbye in the Eastern Cape
« Reply #215 on: May 16, 2019, 12:25:17 pm »
Ben McDhui is very much a “each man to himself” gig, particularly on the way up, you can’t be feeling guilty.  You need focus and momentum if you want a clean run at it. 
You must have become aware of the adrenaline rush once you get to the top, there is no time for you to “wind down”.  Keep it coming, this has me on the edge of my seat.


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Re: Getting high and saying goodbye in the Eastern Cape
« Reply #216 on: May 16, 2019, 12:28:21 pm »
Just to add to my comment above, it’s not like you’re leaving anyone behind; the way up is the way down. 


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Re: Getting high and saying goodbye in the Eastern Cape
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Re: Getting high and saying goodbye in the Eastern Cape
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Re: Getting high and saying goodbye in the Eastern Cape
« Reply #219 on: May 16, 2019, 12:49:53 pm »
Mis ek iets? Het julle Carlisles weer op gery of is julle met Volunteers op?
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