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Offline MellowJo

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Re: Long weekend ride
« Reply #20 on: August 15, 2020, 03:39:07 pm »

Oh well, we were all together, next to a nice fire, with a warm dinner and warm beds for the night .....

..... and none of us had a fall  ......




...to speak of ....
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Re: Long weekend ride
« Reply #21 on: August 15, 2020, 03:42:35 pm »
Day 3

During the night the wind pumped again, but by morning the clouds were moving away and it looked much dryer than the previous day.

The plan was now to go down Gannaga pass, via Tankwa padsatl, over Katbakkies pass and then on home via Gydo pass and Ceres.

Since we did not move a lot on day 2, we did not have to refill the bikes and all the tyres were inflated !!!
« Last Edit: August 15, 2020, 03:51:36 pm by MellowJo »
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Re: Long weekend ride
« Reply #22 on: August 15, 2020, 03:51:11 pm »
SO after breakfast we all kitted up and got going, this was going to be a long day ....

.... we did not get in more than 5km when this happened ....

... and a rear wheel this time !!!
« Last Edit: August 15, 2020, 06:11:36 pm by MellowJo »
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Re: Long weekend ride
« Reply #23 on: August 15, 2020, 03:52:49 pm »
And so it was back to the local tyre master ......
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Re: Long weekend ride
« Reply #24 on: August 15, 2020, 03:55:30 pm »
After this fix, we finally made it past the Gannaga Lodge by about 11h00 on day 3 ......

... down the pass ....

and eventually to the Tankwa padstal where we found our Jeep brigade again .....
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Re: Long weekend ride
« Reply #25 on: August 15, 2020, 03:56:29 pm »
After lunch, we split up with the larger group going over Katbakkies pass ....
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Re: Long weekend ride
« Reply #26 on: August 15, 2020, 04:12:47 pm »
Eeeeish, eventful weekend
 

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Re: Long weekend ride
« Reply #27 on: August 15, 2020, 04:19:14 pm »
Eeeeish, eventful weekend

Yup,  and so after a nice jolly over the sweeps and jumps of Katbakkies, we finally turned onto the tar back to Ceres .....

But on the final stretch to Op-die-berg, can you believe it !!!!!!
... the KTM decided that we needed to handle one more front wheel  puncture ....
...this time it was the original pacth from day 2 that decided to let go ....

By this time we were so geared for this, ....  that it took only a few minutes before we had the other patched tube in and pumped .....

We could finally drop down Gydo pass in Prince Alfred's Hamlet where we filled up for a last time ....

Now it was just a blast back home ....
« Last Edit: August 15, 2020, 04:21:02 pm by MellowJo »
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Re: Long weekend ride
« Reply #28 on: August 15, 2020, 04:45:21 pm »
last comment from me .....

all the punctures were on tubes .... none on the tubeless bikes ....
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Re: Long weekend ride
« Reply #29 on: August 15, 2020, 05:08:57 pm »
 :biggrin: hectic......and to think Operator was so positive about having good weather when we chatted earlier that Friday.
 

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Re: Long weekend ride
« Reply #30 on: August 15, 2020, 05:56:41 pm »
Nice Johan, goed dat jy jou "puncture repairs" kon in-oefen!  >:D
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Re: Long weekend ride
« Reply #31 on: August 15, 2020, 06:05:11 pm »
Those clay roads are brutal in the wet  :(
I remember one trip, where you get over Ouberg and turn right at the T-junction to Sutherland.
Think I was on the 640, and spun out a few times. Louwtjie was on the yellow 1200 GSA, and by his 6th fall was in tears..... I would have been too.

Good RR MJ, I will refrain from getting drawn into the tube/tubeless debate.
I have also had lots off stress with punctures, but riding a decent bike is worth that bit of pain  8)
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Re: Long weekend ride
« Reply #32 on: August 15, 2020, 06:51:48 pm »
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Re: Long weekend ride
« Reply #33 on: August 15, 2020, 09:02:27 pm »
Lekker lekker! Volgende keer moet julle my saamvat, ek weet hoe om tires reg te maak...

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