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Getting high and saying goodbye in the Eastern Cape
« Reply #240 on: May 16, 2019, 03:48:46 pm »
How did the 790 carbon bras hold up? Did the protect the hangtiete tanks?  >:D


They did fine. The plastic protectors did well, no damage to tanks. The carbon covers not available yet
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Re: Getting high and saying goodbye in the Eastern Cape
« Reply #241 on: May 16, 2019, 04:14:21 pm »
The final climb, although steep, was uneventful and we made our way to the sign to park our bikes one by one as we summited.

I have never witnessed something quite like the reaction when we reached the top. Shirley was crying, Righard nearly passed out from exhaustion ( itís hard wirk picking up bikes at 3000m above see level) and high fives were flying around. Men hugging each other like lovers and smiles all around.


I have ridden much more technical terrain before and this was by no means undoable. There was just something special about  reaching that summit that I canít explain......


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Re: Getting high and saying goodbye in the Eastern Cape
« Reply #242 on: May 16, 2019, 04:16:09 pm »
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Re: Getting high and saying goodbye in the Eastern Cape
« Reply #243 on: May 16, 2019, 04:17:32 pm »
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Re: Getting high and saying goodbye in the Eastern Cape
« Reply #244 on: May 16, 2019, 04:19:47 pm »
 Men hugging each other like lovers

So the Mountain Brokeback them? ;) :peepwall: :lol8:
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Re: Getting high and saying goodbye in the Eastern Cape
« Reply #245 on: May 16, 2019, 04:20:12 pm »
The views were breathtaking and we spent a few minutes appreciating the natural beauty that surrounded us.







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Re: Getting high and saying goodbye in the Eastern Cape
« Reply #246 on: May 16, 2019, 04:21:31 pm »
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Re: Getting high and saying goodbye in the Eastern Cape
« Reply #247 on: May 16, 2019, 04:46:18 pm »
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Re: Getting high and saying goodbye in the Eastern Cape
« Reply #248 on: May 16, 2019, 04:47:49 pm »
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Re: Getting high and saying goodbye in the Eastern Cape
« Reply #249 on: May 16, 2019, 04:51:47 pm »
There was still the small matter of getting down..........





















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Re: Getting high and saying goodbye in the Eastern Cape
« Reply #250 on: May 16, 2019, 04:53:00 pm »
The descent was not without incident.... :ricky: :ricky:

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Re: Getting high and saying goodbye in the Eastern Cape
« Reply #251 on: May 16, 2019, 04:53:34 pm »
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Re: Getting high and saying goodbye in the Eastern Cape
« Reply #252 on: May 16, 2019, 04:55:03 pm »
Back at the lodge there were scenes of grown men hugging again.... :ricky:




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Re: Getting high and saying goodbye in the Eastern Cape
« Reply #253 on: May 16, 2019, 04:57:08 pm »
It was a proper climb







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Re: Getting high and saying goodbye in the Eastern Cape
« Reply #254 on: May 16, 2019, 04:57:28 pm »
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Re: Getting high and saying goodbye in the Eastern Cape
« Reply #255 on: May 16, 2019, 05:00:51 pm »
Basotho lucky charm did the job!



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Re: Getting high and saying goodbye in the Eastern Cape
« Reply #256 on: May 16, 2019, 05:01:45 pm »
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Re: Getting high and saying goodbye in the Eastern Cape
« Reply #257 on: May 16, 2019, 05:05:55 pm »
We all met in the bar for a celebratory beer after which we everyone showerd and got dressed for supper. Last night of the trip and fines were obviously going to be handed out........










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Re: Getting high and saying goodbye in the Eastern Cape
« Reply #258 on: May 16, 2019, 05:13:24 pm »
After a long night in the bar, we all eventually went to bed, ready for the last 2 passes of the trip.........and then the tar stretch to Fouriesburg. Righards and I had nearly 1000km to ride and drive the next day.






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Re: Getting high and saying goodbye in the Eastern Cape
« Reply #259 on: May 16, 2019, 05:19:21 pm »
Thanks for this report Noneking, a group of us have also just returned from that area. Ben Mac was the toughest pass for me, followed by parts of the TTT. Unfortunately we couldn't do Bastervoet as the weather was kak and we were under a bit of time pressure.

We didn't have the snow to contend with, but it was muddy, loose and rocky - quite a challenge on a big bike. The whole way up I was dreaming of a 701 / PR7.

Yes, although very short, Ben Mac was a proper challenge.

Pity you missed out on Bastervoetpad
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