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Offline Noneking

Re: Stairway to Heaven - Riding the Makhondjwa Mountains
« Reply #100 on: November 02, 2020, 03:04:26 pm »
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Re: Stairway to Heaven - Riding the Makhondjwa Mountains
« Reply #101 on: November 02, 2020, 03:10:45 pm »
@trevo lending a helping hand.....again



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Re: Stairway to Heaven - Riding the Makhondjwa Mountains
« Reply #102 on: November 02, 2020, 03:12:49 pm »













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Re: Stairway to Heaven - Riding the Makhondjwa Mountains
« Reply #103 on: November 02, 2020, 03:14:12 pm »







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Re: Stairway to Heaven - Riding the Makhondjwa Mountains
« Reply #104 on: November 02, 2020, 03:25:23 pm »






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Re: Stairway to Heaven - Riding the Makhondjwa Mountains
« Reply #105 on: November 02, 2020, 03:26:29 pm »
Golden hour.... 8)



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Re: Stairway to Heaven - Riding the Makhondjwa Mountains
« Reply #106 on: November 02, 2020, 03:29:36 pm »


























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Re: Stairway to Heaven - Riding the Makhondjwa Mountains
« Reply #107 on: November 02, 2020, 04:10:17 pm »






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Stairway to Heaven - Riding the Makhondjwa Mountains
« Reply #108 on: November 02, 2020, 04:12:41 pm »
























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Re: Stairway to Heaven - Riding the Makhondjwa Mountains
« Reply #109 on: November 02, 2020, 04:45:37 pm »
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Re: Stairway to Heaven - Riding the Makhondjwa Mountains
« Reply #110 on: November 02, 2020, 04:46:40 pm »
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Re: Stairway to Heaven - Riding the Makhondjwa Mountains
« Reply #111 on: November 02, 2020, 04:49:05 pm »


















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Re: Stairway to Heaven - Riding the Makhondjwa Mountains
« Reply #112 on: November 02, 2020, 04:50:37 pm »
My favourite pic of the trip, taken by @Just Blip It! 



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Re: Stairway to Heaven - Riding the Makhondjwa Mountains
« Reply #113 on: November 02, 2020, 04:58:14 pm »
On the way back to Mountain Aloe Den, Mark took us up a seriously steep climb to a beautiful lookout point. I made a mistake at the foot of the climb and lost momentum. No way to get going again so only option was to turn around on the steep slope and start again. I lost my footing while turning the bike around and dropped the bike in a big hole. I drained all my energy to try and get it out.  :patch:










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Re: Stairway to Heaven - Riding the Makhondjwa Mountains
« Reply #114 on: November 02, 2020, 05:00:03 pm »
Meanwhile @trevo hit a rock on the way up and had a nasty fall







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Re: Stairway to Heaven - Riding the Makhondjwa Mountains
« Reply #115 on: November 02, 2020, 05:08:41 pm »
From what I can make out, the guys held each other and looked at flowers while I was down at the foot of the climb, struggling to get my bike upright  :peepwall: :peepwall:
























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Re: Stairway to Heaven - Riding the Makhondjwa Mountains
« Reply #116 on: November 02, 2020, 05:12:13 pm »
By the time I had my bike upright  again, the guys were on their way back down the mountain










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Re: Stairway to Heaven - Riding the Makhondjwa Mountains
« Reply #117 on: November 02, 2020, 05:18:23 pm »
The last few km to Mountain Aloe Den was ridden in thick fog



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Re: Stairway to Heaven - Riding the Makhondjwa Mountains
« Reply #118 on: November 02, 2020, 05:19:59 pm »
It started raining soon after our arrival back at Mountain Aloe. A decision was made to cancel the next day's ride. Colon had some urgent business to attend to in JHB, Mark's bike was overheating because of the holed radiator and the weather prediction for the next day was looking bleak....

We made our way to the kitchen where Mark cooked up a storm. We had a few beers, a few good laughs and overdosed on meat  :3some:



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Re: Stairway to Heaven - Riding the Makhondjwa Mountains
« Reply #119 on: November 02, 2020, 05:38:50 pm »
Colon left at around 2am on Sunday morning. The rest of us Had breakfast in Barberton before heading home



























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