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Re: Orrie, jou rowwe Bliksem!
« Reply #60 on: July 15, 2019, 11:14:05 am »
James was unlucky to put a rock upright with his front wheel and get it lodged under the header pipe, which in turn lifted the wheels off the ground






















Luckily he was able to save it and continue on his merry way.....








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Re: Orrie, jou rowwe Bliksem!
« Reply #61 on: July 15, 2019, 11:16:09 am »
Noneking the 790's first gear slow enough for this rock graveyard?


The 790 was much happier doing it at speed, simply because it hasnít got that crawling ability in 1st gear that the Beemers are known for.

I was mostly in 3rd gear up the pass
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Re: Orrie, jou rowwe Bliksem!
« Reply #62 on: July 15, 2019, 11:22:03 am »
On one of the last tricky rocky climbs, one of the Beemers stalled in front of me on the riding line. In stead of stopping and waiting for rider to clear the line, I gunned it past him on the left and went up a bit of a step-up and landed on a pointy rock on the other side and wrecked my belly plate in the process. Very peeved with myself about that!









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Re: Orrie, jou rowwe Bliksem!
« Reply #63 on: July 15, 2019, 11:25:51 am »
We reached the gate and surely the hard part was now over ....... >:D  But Thomas had a few more tricks up his sleeve







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Re: Orrie, jou rowwe Bliksem!
« Reply #64 on: July 15, 2019, 11:27:16 am »





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Re: Orrie, jou rowwe Bliksem!
« Reply #65 on: July 15, 2019, 11:30:11 am »
We had some fresh water that originates from a spring at the gate


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Re: Orrie, jou rowwe Bliksem!
« Reply #66 on: July 15, 2019, 11:33:18 am »
Riding into Lekgalameetsi, Thomas took an obscure little path to our left and the technical riding started again













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Re: Orrie, jou rowwe Bliksem!
« Reply #67 on: July 15, 2019, 11:34:43 am »
We stopped in the shade and waited for the rest of the group to catch up


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Re: Orrie, jou rowwe Bliksem!
« Reply #68 on: July 15, 2019, 11:37:25 am »
With all the banter about KTM reliability on this BMW infested trip, Karma was bound to catch up with Thomas.   >:D >:D


The Beemer did not want to start and at first it looked like an electrical fault.


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Re: Orrie, jou rowwe Bliksem!
« Reply #69 on: July 15, 2019, 11:38:10 am »
As always great pics backed by story line.Thks.
 

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Re: Orrie, jou rowwe Bliksem!
« Reply #70 on: July 15, 2019, 11:39:55 am »
Any chance you hav ethe GPS tracks for that "obscure route to the left"?

We are going back up there in September to find a way to Lekgalameetse from the Wolkberg.....
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Re: Orrie, jou rowwe Bliksem!
« Reply #71 on: July 15, 2019, 11:41:05 am »
Eventually the battery was found to be the problem and the bike was started with the battery from Warren's bike after which Thomas had to keep his motor running for the rest of the day. Jumper cables could not carry enough Amps to jump it.





We spent over an hour next to the trail while the clever guys sorted this out




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Re: Orrie, jou rowwe Bliksem!
« Reply #72 on: July 15, 2019, 11:42:04 am »
Any chance you hav ethe GPS tracks for that "obscure route to the left"?

We are going back up there in September to find a way to Lekgalameetse from the Wolkberg.....

I was waiting for my GPS from you so no, sorry... :imaposer: :imaposer:
Thomas should have them
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Re: Orrie, jou rowwe Bliksem!
« Reply #73 on: July 15, 2019, 11:42:54 am »
Some used the time next to the trail better than others






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Re: Orrie, jou rowwe Bliksem!
« Reply #74 on: July 15, 2019, 11:44:28 am »
Even caught some die hard BMW fans checking out the Orange monster....


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Re: Orrie, jou rowwe Bliksem!
« Reply #75 on: July 15, 2019, 11:46:16 am »
Eventually got going again and made it to the ruins a bit further up the climb









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Re: Orrie, jou rowwe Bliksem!
« Reply #76 on: July 15, 2019, 11:50:09 am »
Liezl also wanted to take pics of the ruins and realised that she had lost her phone where Thomas' Beemer had an issue. She rode back down with a few of the guys while the rest of us proceeded to the grave site up on the koppie









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Re: Orrie, jou rowwe Bliksem!
« Reply #77 on: July 15, 2019, 11:50:44 am »




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Re: Orrie, jou rowwe Bliksem!
« Reply #78 on: July 15, 2019, 11:50:48 am »
Any chance you hav ethe GPS tracks for that "obscure route to the left"?

We are going back up there in September to find a way to Lekgalameetse from the Wolkberg.....

'The 23' route goes from the bottom of Orrie though to Serala. Ish. Tough route. See Minxy's or Noneking's Limpopo report
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Re: Orrie, jou rowwe Bliksem!
« Reply #79 on: July 15, 2019, 11:53:17 am »
Any chance you hav ethe GPS tracks for that "obscure route to the left"?

We are going back up there in September to find a way to Lekgalameetse from the Wolkberg.....

'The 23' route goes from the bottom of Orrie though to Serala. Ish. Tough route. See Minxy's or Noneking's Limpopo report

Speak to @malmens gerrit , he is planning an overnighter in the Mohlapitsi Valley (23 Rivers) and next day through Wolkberg Reserve (Serala)
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