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Offline MonkeyNot

Re: Bucket List Ride - 23 Rivers, Wolkberg, Serala
« Reply #20 on: July 23, 2019, 09:01:31 am »
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Waiting ever so patiently.....  :peepwall:
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Re: Bucket List Ride - 23 Rivers, Wolkberg, Serala
« Reply #21 on: July 23, 2019, 09:03:39 am »
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Waiting ever so patiently.....  :peepwall:

No time to write when you are busy riding riverbeds in Steelpoort haha :P

I'll try get to this soon! Promise :D
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Re: Bucket List Ride - 23 Rivers, Wolkberg, Serala
« Reply #22 on: July 23, 2019, 10:10:28 pm »
I took a number of screenshots to show the condition of the pass. As mentioned previously, I've done this going in the other direction in 2017 on my Africa Twin, and again in 2018 on my 701. It was bad then, but it's worse now. Really something to put on the bucket list if you are into challenging yourself. Just the scenery and beauty of this remote place is absolutely worth it. The part from the gate to the bottom of the pass took us about 16min, including photo stops. The smaller lighter bike definitely makes this much easier.


This is how it starts. Oh that doesn't look too bad? Just wait! Hehehehe :pot:


Into the belly of the beast we go.


It gets progressively more and more rocky.


The rocks just get looser and looser.


The view that can be glimpsed over the edge.




Riding dangerously close to the blood side :P Lots of times the best line is near the edge.


Anyway, the entire pass is more or less in this condition. Going up definitely tougher than going down. Either way you've still got to keep your wits about you, as one mistake can send you over the ledge.






















It always amazes me to find people in the middle of nowhere like this.


















Road starts to look normal for like 2min :P


We reach the bottom of OB Pass and the beginning of the 23 Rivers Ride. This was just the warm up :imaposer:
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Re: Bucket List Ride - 23 Rivers, Wolkberg, Serala
« Reply #23 on: July 24, 2019, 01:19:22 pm »
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Re: Bucket List Ride - 23 Rivers, Wolkberg, Serala
« Reply #24 on: July 24, 2019, 01:26:33 pm »
Naaice!!
We took a bunch of XR650's up in August last year - up-ride, was awesome!!
I am watching the next bit with interest as we are planning a follow-up ride soon.....
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Re: Bucket List Ride - 23 Rivers, Wolkberg, Serala
« Reply #25 on: July 25, 2019, 07:21:42 am »
And now I have also seen what Gerrit looks like with long riding pants  :imaposer:
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« Reply #26 on: July 25, 2019, 07:37:12 am »
And now I have also seen what Gerrit looks like with long riding pants  :imaposer:


A sight few people have witnessed.....
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Re: Bucket List Ride - 23 Rivers, Wolkberg, Serala
« Reply #27 on: July 25, 2019, 08:55:15 am »
And now I have also seen what Gerrit looks like with long riding pants  :imaposer:

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Re: Bucket List Ride - 23 Rivers, Wolkberg, Serala
« Reply #28 on: July 25, 2019, 09:09:20 am »
And now I have also seen what Gerrit looks like with long riding pants  :imaposer:

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En hier dag ek as dit koel raak dra jy twee kort broeke  :pot:
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Re: Bucket List Ride - 23 Rivers, Wolkberg, Serala
« Reply #29 on: July 25, 2019, 10:04:29 am »
And now I have also seen what Gerrit looks like with long riding pants  :imaposer:

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En hier dag ek as dit koel raak dra jy twee kort broeke  :pot:

Dwerg. Hier by ons raak dit vrek warm. Maar , as ek die meer " serious " roetes doen , dan val ek meer gereeld , en selfs " twee " kortbroek , gaan nie hirrie stok ou bene beskerm nie. Dan is 'n lang denim maar die minste wat ek kan dra.  8) 8)
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Re: Bucket List Ride - 23 Rivers, Wolkberg, Serala
« Reply #30 on: July 25, 2019, 10:21:40 am »
https://youtu.be/JCrqHQXc_cg

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Re: Bucket List Ride - 23 Rivers, Wolkberg, Serala
« Reply #31 on: July 28, 2019, 08:00:32 pm »
I will now attempt to address our 23 river crossings with some rhyme 8) :lol8:
I may or may not be very wrong about the numbering, trying my best to make sense of this by adding them one at a time from the video :P

One, Two, buckle my shoe :)


First crossing was easy enough :P


Number two, oh poo!


Most of the bridges on the route are broken or in a very bad state of repair.


The road winds through the forest.

Three, Four, look at this riverbed floor :ricky:


Another broken bridge.




Looking back. Everyone still tried to keep their boots dry here. So cute.


Rocky road leads us to numero four.


Slippery rocks, big rocks, small rocks, many rocks keep us busy.




I was really holding my breath, phew made it!
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Re: Bucket List Ride - 23 Rivers, Wolkberg, Serala
« Reply #32 on: July 28, 2019, 09:07:46 pm »
Five, Six, pick up sticks


A small crossing, I believe this could just be number five.


Rocky riding through the forest.






Let's get in line.


This is six.


My turn.

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