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Offline Noneking

Re: A little bit of Limpopo is good for the soul.
« Reply #100 on: September 22, 2020, 05:11:33 pm »
Awesome. You have inspired me to write ours.
Yes please!
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Re: A little bit of Limpopo is good for the soul.
« Reply #101 on: September 22, 2020, 05:24:01 pm »
Some tricky narrow paths you were riding there.It looks like the 790 can struggle a little when the paths are thin and tight and a little restrictive.A bit like a GS boxer motor getting stuck?Is there any where Mark won't take you?

Best videos of trail riding to date.

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A little bit of Limpopo is good for the soul.
« Reply #102 on: September 22, 2020, 05:44:24 pm »
Some tricky narrow paths you were riding there.It looks like the 790 can struggle a little when the paths are thin and tight and a little restrictive.A bit like a GS boxer motor getting stuck?Is there any where Mark won't take you?

Best videos of trail riding to date.

Thks again.
Not really BLK. There was one incident on the trip, towards the end of the last video where I experienced some resistance climbing a steep hill with very deep rut. The 990 S definitely has better clearance in these situations. Not because of width, but ground clearance

Mark will take you where you never thought an adv bike could ride..... I still get a bit scared on most rides he leads...
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Re: A little bit of Limpopo is good for the soul.
« Reply #103 on: September 22, 2020, 05:54:12 pm »
Great ride report Noneking. I enjoyed it and can only dream of this of type of nature riding. How does Harry know about all these routes? Those steep inclines and declines  look easy on camera, but the real thing is another animal. It seems as if an older bike for this type of technical riding is more appropriate, meaning not to be that hard on a new bike getting hammered on this type of very difficult terrain.

I think it is time to change your name to "Orange King" ... well done and thank you for an enjoyable read. Regards.
Thank you!

Mark (or Harry if you prefer ) has ridden these routes for many years. He is also a Basecamp and Google Earth boffin and plans great routes on those platforms.

Yes, the camera flattens out everything. I can tell you that some of those singletrack climbs look seriously daunting when you approach them with a big adv bike. The drop offs and and other dangers are not always visible on video, but just adds to ones self doubt when climbing these inclines.

My bike is just over a year old and has done some really hard riding in that time. Bike was covered with sticker kit since day one and has very little damage. Bikes are made to be used and Iíve made peace with the fact that my bike will never be a show pony
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Re: A little bit of Limpopo is good for the soul.
« Reply #104 on: September 22, 2020, 08:45:04 pm »
Noneking thanks so much for sharing. Another awesome report as always. Respect to you guys on the places you take the bikes.
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Re: A little bit of Limpopo is good for the soul.
« Reply #105 on: September 22, 2020, 08:58:20 pm »
Nice riding and lekker for sharing.
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Re: A little bit of Limpopo is good for the soul.
« Reply #106 on: September 23, 2020, 02:27:02 pm »
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Re: A little bit of Limpopo is good for the soul.
« Reply #107 on: September 23, 2020, 02:27:21 pm »
Noneking thanks so much for sharing. Another awesome report as always. Respect to you guys on the places you take the bikes.
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Offline Brakenjan

Re: A little bit of Limpopo is good for the soul.
« Reply #108 on: September 23, 2020, 03:40:19 pm »
Dankie - 'n lekker lees en kyk soos altyd.  :thumleft:
 
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« Reply #109 on: September 25, 2020, 08:04:51 am »
Dankie - 'n lekker lees en kyk soos altyd.  :thumleft:
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Re: A little bit of Limpopo is good for the soul.
« Reply #110 on: September 29, 2020, 11:53:37 am »
WOW insane man,,, O0Thanks for the share
 
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Re: A little bit of Limpopo is good for the soul.
« Reply #111 on: October 04, 2020, 07:09:15 pm »
Thanks Canz for the report, great to relive it from my armchair. I am determined to get back to Leghalameestse and tackle a few more of those passes up, down, or sideways, just love the area and the challenge. (Thanks Martin ňxpat"for the routes) Just need to workout some interesting routes getting there so we don't have too much boring blacktop and gravel.  :thumleft:
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Re: A little bit of Limpopo is good for the soul.
« Reply #112 on: October 04, 2020, 07:13:22 pm »
We exited the reserve at the main gate and made our way to Ofcalaco for fuel and a snack.

Video of the day's ride up to this point:


&t=20s

Lovely video of Ruts, Rocks, Rivers & Sand  :thumleft:
Tough route, again NK, handled quite easily by you guys  8)
Little suggestion from a video perspective - Whilst Mark is the route guru and highly experienced front runner, why don't you guys  consider swopping front riders ( in front of you as video man )  from time to time with mates in the pack, so that all of them can feature a bit on the footage  ;)
Eagerly awaiting the rest of this great report.

I suppose you guys are sick of looking at @Just Blip It!  's  backside in all my videos, heaven knows I am....... :pot:

The simple answer is that that's how we ride  :peepwall:. Mark and I ride hotdog on a lot of the rides and we mostly manage a similar pace. That keeps me out of the dust and keeps the pace high.  Mark knows exactly what to expect from me behind him and visa versa. We are also connected via comms and falling back drops the link. On slower tech rides where I will often fall back in the group to film other riders.

Cool, so you guys have it sussed  :thumleft: Nah, not Mark's backside is the issue :laughing4:.......more to see some of the other ous riding with you as well  ;)

I used to own a camera, but my videos were too boring. Will have to make a plan to contribute to NK's videos other than my sexy highly photogenic ass!  :biggrin:
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Offline Noneking

Re: A little bit of Limpopo is good for the soul.
« Reply #113 on: Yesterday at 10:24:49 am »
We exited the reserve at the main gate and made our way to Ofcalaco for fuel and a snack.

Video of the day's ride up to this point:


&t=20s

Lovely video of Ruts, Rocks, Rivers & Sand  :thumleft:
Tough route, again NK, handled quite easily by you guys  8)
Little suggestion from a video perspective - Whilst Mark is the route guru and highly experienced front runner, why don't you guys  consider swopping front riders ( in front of you as video man )  from time to time with mates in the pack, so that all of them can feature a bit on the footage  ;)
Eagerly awaiting the rest of this great report.

I suppose you guys are sick of looking at @Just Blip It!  's  backside in all my videos, heaven knows I am....... :pot:

The simple answer is that that's how we ride  :peepwall:. Mark and I ride hotdog on a lot of the rides and we mostly manage a similar pace. That keeps me out of the dust and keeps the pace high.  Mark knows exactly what to expect from me behind him and visa versa. We are also connected via comms and falling back drops the link. On slower tech rides where I will often fall back in the group to film other riders.

Cool, so you guys have it sussed  :thumleft: Nah, not Mark's backside is the issue :laughing4:.......more to see some of the other ous riding with you as well  ;)

I used to own a camera, but my videos were too boring. Will have to make a plan to contribute to NK's videos other than my sexy highly photogenic ass!  :biggrin:


 :o :o
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