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Re: Taming the Beast in KZN
« Reply #80 on: July 13, 2021, 06:24:26 am »
Still not sure what happened.... one moment I was riding comfortably and the next I was on the ground

Lots of baby heads to have brought you down!! :o :eek7:

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Re: Taming the Beast in KZN
« Reply #81 on: July 13, 2021, 09:03:58 am »
Dankie vir die deel, Canzuis.  Dit lyk top!  Watter rivier word langs/deur/oor/in gery?
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« Reply #82 on: July 13, 2021, 09:16:18 am »
Dankie vir die deel, Canzuis.  Dit lyk top!  Watter rivier word langs/deur/oor/in gery?
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Re: Taming the Beast in KZN
« Reply #83 on: July 13, 2021, 09:17:25 am »
After our late lunch, we went down to a dry riverbed for some fun in the sand.


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« Reply #84 on: July 13, 2021, 09:18:12 am »
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« Reply #85 on: July 13, 2021, 09:18:42 am »
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« Reply #86 on: July 13, 2021, 09:19:16 am »
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Re: Taming the Beast in KZN
« Reply #87 on: July 13, 2021, 09:40:58 am »
It was soon going to be dark and we were far away from our lodging. What followed must count among the worst 90 minutes spent on a bike.......going through shithole towns like Tugela Ferry and riding at high speed after dark with a smoked visor....... I was glad to arrive at Battlefields lodge in one piece. :eek7: :eek7:
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Re: Taming the Beast in KZN
« Reply #88 on: July 13, 2021, 09:42:56 am »
Some pics from the other riders























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Re: Taming the Beast in KZN
« Reply #89 on: July 13, 2021, 09:45:37 am »
Chilly start to our ride back to the Lowveld.


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Re: Taming the Beast in KZN
« Reply #90 on: July 13, 2021, 09:48:08 am »
Removing a few layers of clothing as the ride became more challenging.






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« Reply #91 on: July 13, 2021, 09:50:17 am »
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Re: Taming the Beast in KZN
« Reply #92 on: July 13, 2021, 09:51:18 am »
It was soon going to be dark and we were far away from our lodging. What followed must count among the worst 90 minutes spent on a bike.......going through shithole towns like Tugela Ferry and riding at high speed after dark with a smoked visor....... I was glad to arrive at Battlefields lodge in one piece. :eek7: :eek7:

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« Reply #93 on: July 13, 2021, 09:51:26 am »
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« Reply #94 on: July 13, 2021, 09:53:16 am »
Roadside snack at a filthy shop

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« Reply #95 on: July 13, 2021, 09:55:25 am »
Heading to Badplaas







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« Reply #96 on: July 13, 2021, 09:57:17 am »
Arrived back home just after 2pm. Dog tired and dirty


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Re: Taming the Beast in KZN
« Reply #97 on: July 13, 2021, 10:01:52 am »
@Twister reassessing his line on the 950 SE in the background...... :imaposer:




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« Reply #98 on: July 13, 2021, 10:02:48 am »
It was soon going to be dark and we were far away from our lodging. What followed must count among the worst 90 minutes spent on a bike.......going through shithole towns like Tugela Ferry and riding at high speed after dark with a smoked visor....... I was glad to arrive at Battlefields lodge in one piece. :eek7: :eek7:

Rode through Tugela Ferry on two occasions. It's to date the only town in my travels where I've felt unwelcome. A real shithole

My first proper ride in Rural KZN and I must say I've never felt so unwelcome in general. Everywhere we went people refused to greet us and kids threw stones at us. I was hit with a rock on the side of my helmet and it left me slightly dazed and confused for a couple of minutes. I'm so used to people being friendly where ever we ride in the Lowveld and Swaziland that this experience came as a bit of a surprise. In the deep rural areas it was a bit better though....
Maybe it had something to do with the general mood in the country at present......
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« Reply #99 on: July 13, 2021, 10:03:13 am »
@Twister reassessing his line on the 950 SE in the background...... :imaposer:




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