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Re: A Fool, Friends and Eastern Cape Passes
« Reply #60 on: May 15, 2012, 02:52:00 pm »
Hey JM didn't know u use to ride  :pot:
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Re: A Fool, Friends and Eastern Cape Passes
« Reply #61 on: May 15, 2012, 03:19:36 pm »
Great RR  :thumleft:
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Re: A Fool, Friends and Eastern Cape Passes
« Reply #62 on: May 15, 2012, 07:12:07 pm »
Hey JM didn't know u use to ride  :pot:

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Re: A Fool, Friends and Eastern Cape Passes
« Reply #63 on: May 16, 2012, 02:32:42 pm »
Help nie jy kruip weg nie ,jy moet hom bietjie afstof dat ons draadjie gaan ry  :thumleft:
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Re: A Fool, Friends and Eastern Cape Passes
« Reply #64 on: May 17, 2012, 06:17:36 am »
JM Your thoughts on taking a pillion through Bastervoet, Potrivier and NaudesNek - doable?
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Re: A Fool, Friends and Eastern Cape Passes
« Reply #65 on: May 17, 2012, 08:07:37 am »
JM Your thoughts on taking a pillion through Bastervoet, Potrivier and NaudesNek - doable?

Potriver/Naude's/Lundean's and most of the dirt roads around that area are good dirt road. Up/down the passes are good as well. Rain of course changes everything. :biggrin:

Bastevoetpad.

It depends on the weather conditions. When we were there, it did rain beforehand making small sections muddy. I would say based on what we experienced that day, yes. Do it. Those sections that were tricky were not long so it can easily be walked by pillion while you struggle through it. :biggrin: Even that rocky section is not too long. A few hundred meters at most.

I would do it if I was there. It's too good to miss.  :thumleft:

Heavy rain of course changes the whole picture. That would make the whole pass and the 2 spoor on the way to/from Ugie a battle in mud. :ricky:

Note: This was almost 4 years ago. Conditions of the pass might have changed for better or worse. Go search RR's on Baster. Lot's of RR's. Search under Glenink's (RIP) name.  8)

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Re: A Fool, Friends and Eastern Cape Passes
« Reply #66 on: May 17, 2012, 08:18:55 am »
Bastervoetpad is rough nowadays. Look for Veldbrand's RR after Glen's memorial. Some sections you should be able to pillion, depending on your skill level. Mostly, going up from the Ugie side, your pillion is going to walk or help you push the bike.  :ricky:

Just take your time and do it. Very much worth it and remember to put a stone on the cairn at the top to wish other travelers good a good journey.  :thumleft:
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Re: A Fool, Friends and Eastern Cape Passes
« Reply #67 on: May 17, 2012, 08:19:23 am »
See this one.

It shows the different "issues" you will encounter wet or dry. 8)

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=79044.40
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Re: A Fool, Friends and Eastern Cape Passes
« Reply #68 on: May 17, 2012, 08:32:58 am »
Thanks Gents, appreciate the feedback and pointers. :thumleft:

Veldie & Dodo did that section in poor conditions. I think they are still undergoing counselling  :peepwall:
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Re: A Fool, Friends and Eastern Cape Passes
« Reply #69 on: May 20, 2012, 07:42:17 pm »
That looks like a great trip, something I would like to do one day. Thanks for all the photos and your great report. :thumleft:
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Re: A Fool, Friends and Eastern Cape Passes
« Reply #70 on: July 02, 2012, 08:53:21 pm »
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very cool trip you guys did.
Cool pics.
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