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Re: Getting high and saying goodbye in the Eastern Cape
« Reply #40 on: May 13, 2019, 03:16:43 pm »
I was already dreading giving this beast up after the ride :(



 

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Re: Getting high and saying goodbye in the Eastern Cape
« Reply #41 on: May 13, 2019, 03:17:43 pm »
Quick toilet and snack break








 

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Re: Getting high and saying goodbye in the Eastern Cape
« Reply #42 on: May 13, 2019, 03:18:44 pm »
Fuel stop before the border








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Re: Getting high and saying goodbye in the Eastern Cape
« Reply #43 on: May 13, 2019, 03:20:45 pm »
Checking in with my family on SA side of the border




 

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Re: Getting high and saying goodbye in the Eastern Cape
« Reply #44 on: May 13, 2019, 03:22:37 pm »
Boris on the 190kg plastic........ the 790s were astonishing on this trip!!



 

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Re: Getting high and saying goodbye in the Eastern Cape
« Reply #45 on: May 13, 2019, 03:26:49 pm »
SUB :ricky:
Faith is not knowing what the future holds, it's knowing who holds the future
 

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Re: Getting high and saying goodbye in the Eastern Cape
« Reply #46 on: May 13, 2019, 03:26:56 pm »
We had a long push on tar to Ugie where we were meeting up with Laurie, the Ausie who brought the wrong passport. Laurie rode around Lesothe after we left him at Caledonspoort and he spent the previous night in Lady Grey.

Our plan was to ride Bastervoetpad on route to Mountain Shadow Hotel, but we were way behind schedule and the decision was made to doe Baster the following morning. Instead we head up Barkley Pass to get our first of 10 passes done.........








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Re: Getting high and saying goodbye in the Eastern Cape
« Reply #47 on: May 13, 2019, 03:29:17 pm »
We got better at the ritual on each pass. Quick individual photo to submit and then a group photo to submit to the website.









 

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Re: Getting high and saying goodbye in the Eastern Cape
« Reply #48 on: May 13, 2019, 03:32:34 pm »
Next we rode a few hundred metres to the Mountain Shadow Hotel, which to me was the highlight of the trip as far as accommodation goes.









 

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Re: Getting high and saying goodbye in the Eastern Cape
« Reply #50 on: May 13, 2019, 03:35:53 pm »
I soon found out that even adjusting a footpeg immediately drew hoards of BMW riders trying catch a glimpse of KTM failure and post it to Facebook....... :peepwall:




 

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Re: Getting high and saying goodbye in the Eastern Cape
« Reply #51 on: May 13, 2019, 03:37:27 pm »
Bikers trampling each other to get to the complimentary sherry at check in counter




 

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Re: Getting high and saying goodbye in the Eastern Cape
« Reply #52 on: May 13, 2019, 03:38:37 pm »
It was getting bitterly cold as the sun set and we headed to our rooms for a warm shower before supper



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Re: Getting high and saying goodbye in the Eastern Cape
« Reply #54 on: May 13, 2019, 03:43:15 pm »
After a fantastic buffet dinner and a few Springbokkies and Riekie Louw, Righard and I swept the floor with James and Thomas on the pool table......... Actually it was mostly Righard doing the sweeping, he grew up in Witbank. :pot:



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Re: Getting high and saying goodbye in the Eastern Cape
« Reply #55 on: May 13, 2019, 03:47:04 pm »
Next morning was a very cold again




 

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Re: Getting high and saying goodbye in the Eastern Cape
« Reply #56 on: May 13, 2019, 03:48:12 pm »
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Re: Getting high and saying goodbye in the Eastern Cape
« Reply #57 on: May 13, 2019, 03:51:38 pm »
Buffet breakfast to calm the nerves for Bastervoetpad







 

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Re: Getting high and saying goodbye in the Eastern Cape
« Reply #58 on: May 13, 2019, 03:53:31 pm »
Only James and Thomas had been on Baster before. The rest of us headed into the cold morning with butterflies in out stomachs



 

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Getting high and saying goodbye in the Eastern Cape
« Reply #59 on: May 13, 2019, 04:54:22 pm »
It was bitterly cold out on the track. Visor was fogging up and if I opened it my nose and eyes burned like hell.







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