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Offline Xpat

Re: A little bit of Limpopo is good for the soul.
« Reply #60 on: September 21, 2020, 01:36:54 pm »
Nice warm up ride, now time for Penge proper  :deal:

That's the plan........
Will travel from Nelspruit and hopefully spend the night at @malmens gerrit after the ride.
Anyone keen on joining on the big bikes? Donkeys also welcome @sidetrack  :peepwall:

When you planning this for.....?  >:D

As soon as possible........ but I've got a full calendar next few weeks, so probably towards end of October. Will need some gullible idiots on big bikes to join though..... :pot:

Well, this idiot heads up there this Wednesday on 990. But as tempting as it is to hit Penge I will just do the pass you guys did as I'm just passing through on the way to Venda, so prefer to preserve my clutch plates for that.

I would recommend to wait for a bit of rain before you go again, for two reasons:
- I have done Penge 2-3 weeks ago with BuRP (on 690/701 though, which is admitedly cheating... 8) ) and because of dry ground the rocks are particularly treacherous - with wet ground they will be able to lodge itself to the ground better and give better traction.
- The forrest section is much nicer once the rain comes - it comes to its full beauty then (see some photos below). Not saying it is bad now, but believe me - it is much better when wet.

I would also recommend instead of going long way around to come from East through the gate and do a loop of either going down OB pass and up Penge, or if you are up to it going down noname (i.e. in the oposite direction you did now - you will have to negotiate the steep downhilss you did going up which will be interesting  :pot: ) and up Penge. Or the other way around - plenty of options, but I would avoid going around on tar again.













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Re: A little bit of Limpopo is good for the soul.
« Reply #61 on: September 21, 2020, 01:39:29 pm »
Nice warm up ride, now time for Penge proper  :deal:

That's the plan........
Will travel from Nelspruit and hopefully spend the night at @malmens gerrit after the ride.
Anyone keen on joining on the big bikes? Donkeys also welcome @sidetrack  :peepwall:

When you planning this for.....?  >:D

As soon as possible........ but I've got a full calendar next few weeks, so probably towards end of October. Will need some gullible idiots on big bikes to join though..... :pot:

Well, this idiot heads up there this Wednesday on 990. But as tempting as it is to hit Penge I will just do the pass you guys did as I'm just passing through on the way to Venda, so prefer to preserve my clutch plates for that.

I would recommend to wait for a bit of rain before you go again, for two reasons:
- I have done Penge 2-3 weeks ago with BuRP (on 690/701 though, which is admitedly cheating... 8) ) and because of dry ground the rocks are particularly treacherous - with wet ground they will be able to lodge itself to the ground better and give better traction.
- The forrest section is much nicer once the rain comes - it comes to its full beauty then (see some photos below). Not saying it is bad now, but believe me - it is much better when wet.

I would also recommend instead of going long way around to come from East through the gate and do a loop of either going down OB pass and up Penge, or if you are up to it going down noname (i.e. in the oposite direction you did now - you will have to negotiate the steep downhilss you did going up which will be interesting  :pot: ) and up Penge. Or the other way around - plenty of options, but I would avoid going around on tar again.













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Re: A little bit of Limpopo is good for the soul.
« Reply #62 on: September 21, 2020, 01:46:24 pm »
Nice warm up ride, now time for Penge proper  :deal:

That's the plan........
Will travel from Nelspruit and hopefully spend the night at @malmens gerrit after the ride.
Anyone keen on joining on the big bikes? Donkeys also welcome @sidetrack  :peepwall:

When you planning this for.....?  >:D

As soon as possible........ but I've got a full calendar next few weeks, so probably towards end of October. Will need some gullible idiots on big bikes to join though..... :pot:

You'll catch more flies with honey than vinegar   :lol8:

Does that mean you're joining?

But is the X-Challenge a "big" enough bike......?  :o

That's not the issue here.....

Please send pics of you pushing and picking up a 790, I will send you my decision via PM  :ricky:
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Offline Grunder

Re: A little bit of Limpopo is good for the soul.
« Reply #63 on: September 21, 2020, 01:51:12 pm »
We made our way back through the game farms towards Bush Pub near Hoedspruit where we would be spending the night





Is this the end of the RR?

Because there's a lot of talking and few pics posted  :peepwall:
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Re: A little bit of Limpopo is good for the soul.
« Reply #64 on: September 21, 2020, 01:52:15 pm »
We made our way back through the game farms towards Bush Pub near Hoedspruit where we would be spending the night





Is this the end of the RR?

Because there's a lot of talking and few pics posted  :peepwall:

Ek het 'n day job ook jy weet.....
Ek post maar so tussen die boordery deur... :3some:
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Re: A little bit of Limpopo is good for the soul.
« Reply #65 on: September 21, 2020, 01:54:44 pm »
We made our way back through the game farms towards Bush Pub near Hoedspruit where we would be spending the night





Is this the end of the RR?

Because there's a lot of talking and few pics posted  :peepwall:

Ek het 'n day job ook jy weet.....
Ek post maar so tussen die boordery deur... :3some:

Haha, ek offer my dayjob op om in suspense te volg.

Die regte ding sou wees om dieselfde dedication te toon   >:D
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Offline Sheepman

Re: A little bit of Limpopo is good for the soul.
« Reply #66 on: September 21, 2020, 01:56:26 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.
 

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Re: A little bit of Limpopo is good for the soul.
« Reply #67 on: September 21, 2020, 02:09:03 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.
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Re: A little bit of Limpopo is good for the soul.
« Reply #68 on: September 21, 2020, 02:13:35 pm »
  backside in all my videos, heaven knows I am.......
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Offline bud500

Re: A little bit of Limpopo is good for the soul.
« Reply #69 on: September 21, 2020, 02:14:23 pm »
Baie nice report en ride.
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Offline Sheepman

Re: A little bit of Limpopo is good for the soul.
« Reply #70 on: September 21, 2020, 03:24:33 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  ;)
 

Offline Noneking

Re: A little bit of Limpopo is good for the soul.
« Reply #71 on: September 21, 2020, 03:45:36 pm »
Nice warm up ride, now time for Penge proper  :deal:

That's the plan........
Will travel from Nelspruit and hopefully spend the night at @malmens gerrit after the ride.
Anyone keen on joining on the big bikes? Donkeys also welcome @sidetrack  :peepwall:

When you planning this for.....?  >:D

As soon as possible........ but I've got a full calendar next few weeks, so probably towards end of October. Will need some gullible idiots on big bikes to join though..... :pot:

Well, this idiot heads up there this Wednesday on 990. But as tempting as it is to hit Penge I will just do the pass you guys did as I'm just passing through on the way to Venda, so prefer to preserve my clutch plates for that.

I would recommend to wait for a bit of rain before you go again, for two reasons:
- I have done Penge 2-3 weeks ago with BuRP (on 690/701 though, which is admitedly cheating... 8) ) and because of dry ground the rocks are particularly treacherous - with wet ground they will be able to lodge itself to the ground better and give better traction.
- The forrest section is much nicer once the rain comes - it comes to its full beauty then (see some photos below). Not saying it is bad now, but believe me - it is much better when wet.

I would also recommend instead of going long way around to come from East through the gate and do a loop of either going down OB pass and up Penge, or if you are up to it going down noname (i.e. in the oposite direction you did now - you will have to negotiate the steep downhilss you did going up which will be interesting  :pot: ) and up Penge. Or the other way around - plenty of options, but I would avoid going around on tar again.



Sounds good.....

Will see if I can twist Mark's arm for a run at it...... :thumleft:
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Re: A little bit of Limpopo is good for the soul.
« Reply #72 on: September 21, 2020, 03:56:18 pm »
We were up early the next morning to start our ride back home

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Re: A little bit of Limpopo is good for the soul.
« Reply #73 on: September 21, 2020, 03:56:55 pm »
Breakfast at KFC - a first for me.....



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Re: A little bit of Limpopo is good for the soul.
« Reply #74 on: September 21, 2020, 03:58:55 pm »
Another first....... a massive Sekelbos thorn in my MotoZ  :dousing:


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Re: A little bit of Limpopo is good for the soul.
« Reply #75 on: September 21, 2020, 04:03:16 pm »
A trip home with @Just Blip It!  is never just a quick dash back. It is an adventure ride on it's own....... :ricky: :ricky:











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Re: A little bit of Limpopo is good for the soul.
« Reply #76 on: September 21, 2020, 04:06:10 pm »













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Re: A little bit of Limpopo is good for the soul.
« Reply #77 on: September 21, 2020, 04:07:56 pm »





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Re: A little bit of Limpopo is good for the soul.
« Reply #78 on: September 21, 2020, 04:08:44 pm »



« Last Edit: September 21, 2020, 04:11:12 pm by Noneking »
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Re: A little bit of Limpopo is good for the soul.
« Reply #79 on: September 21, 2020, 04:13:18 pm »
It takes a special breed.....if I were to stumble across this climb, riding up it would not be my first thought......



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