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Offline jaybiker

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Baviaans the past weekend.
« on: November 10, 2020, 03:59:56 pm »
Seven 'well matured' individuals, six non-WD's and myself rode through from Patensie end on Sunday, staying over at Makkedaat caves and returning on Monday.
Much has been said about the recent rehabilitation exercise. The most noticeable thing being that the enormous hole at the start of Smitskraal is no longer there. The drift itself is virtually dry, there is more water in some of the other drifts. Otherwise some of the corrugations in the road have been filled with loose material which makes it maybe somewhat less bumpy, but definitely more 'oopsy'.

But Oh! the lousy broken up concrete twee-spoor on Combrinks pass! No problem maybe to the young and skilled, but a nightmare to most of us especially since we encountered traffic coming the other way.

Won't mention about any individual 'offs', in that regard what happens in Baviaans stays in Baviaans. Still feeling a little battered, but we enjoyed ourselves.  :biggrin:
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Re: Baviaans the past weekend.
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2020, 06:21:57 pm »
Hats off to the group of mostly 70+ guys that went through Baviaans on some big bikes!  Seems like you  guys had a good time despite some challenging sections

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Re: Baviaans the past weekend.
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2020, 08:48:59 pm »
Good stuff, my brother went on that ride. Tells me a good time was had by all.

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