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Re: Taming the Beast in KZN
« Reply #20 on: July 12, 2021, 07:30:13 am »
The track turned out to be a challenging, but very enjoyable section.



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Re: Taming the Beast in KZN
« Reply #21 on: July 12, 2021, 07:34:15 am »
Unfortunately it ended up as a dead end. We were not going back the way w e just came…….so we made plan, the details of which will not be posted on a public forum…. :peepwall: :peepwall:


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Re: Taming the Beast in KZN
« Reply #22 on: July 12, 2021, 07:38:02 am »
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Re: Taming the Beast in KZN
« Reply #23 on: July 12, 2021, 07:39:14 am »
Safely on the other side



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Re: Taming the Beast in KZN
« Reply #24 on: July 12, 2021, 07:40:25 am »
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Re: Taming the Beast in KZN
« Reply #25 on: July 12, 2021, 07:42:12 am »
Rode a very scenic pass down to Utrecht :thumleft:


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Re: Taming the Beast in KZN
« Reply #26 on: July 12, 2021, 07:43:19 am »
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« Reply #27 on: July 12, 2021, 07:43:58 am »
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Re: Taming the Beast in KZN
« Reply #28 on: July 12, 2021, 07:45:06 am »
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Re: Taming the Beast in KZN
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Re: Taming the Beast in KZN
« Reply #30 on: July 12, 2021, 07:54:42 am »
We arrived at Battlefields Lodge expecting to find everyone enjoying a beer already. No other bikes in sight so we took a shower, made some coffee and waited for the riders to arrive in dribs and drabs….


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Re: Taming the Beast in KZN
« Reply #31 on: July 12, 2021, 08:57:59 am »
Naaaaaaisssss!!!! :thumleft:
If i had to explain you would not understand anyway......
 
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« Reply #32 on: July 12, 2021, 09:43:24 am »
The next morning it was quite a chilly start, something that us Lowvelders are not accustomed to. The purpose of the day's ride was to get a big group through the route to assess whether it will be suitable on the day of the event. This specific route was the Black/Red route. 10 bikes set off to Dundee to fuel up for the day's ride. Although this is going to be a 990/950 event in 2022, "some" were allowed to cheat and arrived on 790/890s and Graig was on a 1090R  :pot:. The morning started out at decent pace with wide open gravel highways. I was again lured into a false sense of security. As if out of nowhere, we started climbing a very rocky path. Mark was out in front leading the way as he so often does. Two bike lenghts in front of me Mark hit two large rocks in succession and was thrown of the rocky path and went over the edge. It was scary to watch and he was very lucky to come out of it unscathed! Bike only suffered a broken RH mirror and some scratches on the screen. It took a lot of manpower to get the bike back on the rocky path!



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« Reply #33 on: July 12, 2021, 09:46:09 am »
We like giving each other ever changing nicknames and at this point Mark proudly wore the latest: Upside the F&%$ Down Taylor  :ricky:


















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Re: Taming the Beast in KZN
« Reply #34 on: July 12, 2021, 09:50:36 am »
Beautiful views


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Re: Taming the Beast in KZN
« Reply #35 on: July 12, 2021, 10:44:10 am »
The descent down the mountain was a challenging one and kept us busy


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« Reply #38 on: July 12, 2021, 10:53:56 am »
Some lekker flowing riding followed

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