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Re: Getting high and saying goodbye in the Eastern Cape
« Reply #260 on: May 16, 2019, 05:21:37 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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You're absolutely correct. Would be a much easier ride with a clean run and no picking up bikes along the way..........but it was all part of the experience and bonded our group in the end.
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Re: Getting high and saying goodbye in the Eastern Cape
« Reply #261 on: May 16, 2019, 05:22:55 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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We wanted everyone in the group on the summit, so "leaving someone behind" was not an option
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Re: Getting high and saying goodbye in the Eastern Cape - Our Ben 10 ride
« Reply #262 on: May 16, 2019, 07:57:35 pm »
Next morning after an early breakfast we head out to Volunteershoek Pass







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« Reply #263 on: May 16, 2019, 09:56:55 pm »
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Re: Getting high and saying goodbye in the Eastern Cape - Our Ben 10 ride
« Reply #264 on: May 16, 2019, 10:50:52 pm »
Sjoe.......wat n trip! Ek leef myself so in asof dit nou is!
Canz......jy kan nie net bike ry nie..........jy kan mens besig hou met n Awesome RR ook!!!
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Re: Getting high and saying goodbye in the Eastern Cape - Our Ben 10 ride
« Reply #265 on: May 16, 2019, 11:00:20 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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We wanted everyone in the group on the summit, so "leaving someone behind" was not an option
For sure, well that was an epic group effort.  Well done all, particularly the pillion couple on the GS.  Respect.


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Re: Getting high and saying goodbye in the Eastern Cape - Our Ben 10 ride
« Reply #266 on: May 17, 2019, 09:49:50 am »
Sjoe.......wat n trip! Ek leef myself so in asof dit nou is!
Canz......jy kan nie net bike ry nie..........jy kan mens besig hou met n Awesome RR ook!!!
Thanks!!!!!

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Re: Getting high and saying goodbye in the Eastern Cape - Our Ben 10 ride
« Reply #267 on: May 17, 2019, 09:54:33 am »
We somehow missed the official sign and ended up having to turn back to take pics












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« Reply #268 on: May 17, 2019, 09:55:32 am »










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« Reply #269 on: May 17, 2019, 09:55:50 am »
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« Reply #270 on: May 17, 2019, 09:57:03 am »
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« Reply #271 on: May 17, 2019, 09:59:57 am »
The descent was fairly gnarly. Me inflating tyres to 3 bar that morning didn't help either..... :peepwall:







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Re: Getting high and saying goodbye in the Eastern Cape - Our Ben 10 ride
« Reply #272 on: May 17, 2019, 10:04:01 am »

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Daai bike lyk vuiler en vuiler (aka beter en beter) soos die RR voortgaan  :thumleft:
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Re: Getting high and saying goodbye in the Eastern Cape - Our Ben 10 ride
« Reply #273 on: May 17, 2019, 01:58:48 pm »
Laurie after the descent of Volunteers


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« Reply #274 on: May 17, 2019, 02:09:12 pm »
The Eastern Cape was showing off on this stunning Autumn morning




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« Reply #275 on: May 17, 2019, 02:10:31 pm »
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Re: Getting high and saying goodbye in the Eastern Cape - Our Ben 10 ride
« Reply #276 on: May 17, 2019, 02:14:46 pm »
Our last pass of the trip - Lundeans

Karen refusing to get in the back up vehicle. Riding pillion broken hand and torn ligaments O0


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Re: Getting high and saying goodbye in the Eastern Cape - Our Ben 10 ride
« Reply #277 on: May 17, 2019, 02:15:18 pm »
« Last Edit: May 17, 2019, 02:16:07 pm by Noneking »
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Re: Getting high and saying goodbye in the Eastern Cape - Our Ben 10 ride
« Reply #278 on: May 17, 2019, 03:13:12 pm »
This is one of my favourite photos of the trip. Reflects the way we rode for most of the trip..... Righard and me stopping to  take photos and James & Karen sweeping


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Re: Getting high and saying goodbye in the Eastern Cape - Our Ben 10 ride
« Reply #279 on: May 17, 2019, 03:17:36 pm »
I think the weather gods were on your side.Made for perfect picture taking.