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Offline Noneking

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Re: Taming the Beast in KZN
« Reply #120 on: July 15, 2021, 05:00:02 pm »
I also took a few pictures

From the Bloemfontein side we rode through Golden Gate which was completely burnt.

The tar road is definitely not boring
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Re: Taming the Beast in KZN
« Reply #121 on: July 15, 2021, 05:02:28 pm »
More Saturday route.

A quick pre late-lunch stop for vetkoek with chips and something cold.

The tunnel on the Sunday route
 

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Re: Taming the Beast in KZN
« Reply #122 on: July 15, 2021, 05:24:46 pm »
I also took a few pictures

From the Bloemfontein side we rode through Golden Gate which was completely burnt.

The tar road is definitely not boring
Dankie Pieter!

 :thumleft: Dit gaan 'n lekker event wees.

 

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Re: Taming the Beast in KZN
« Reply #123 on: July 15, 2021, 05:54:50 pm »
I also took a few pictures

From the Bloemfontein side we rode through Golden Gate which was completely burnt.

The tar road is definitely not boring
Dankie Pieter!

 :thumleft: Dit gaan 'n lekker event wees.
Sien uit!
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Re: Taming the Beast in KZN
« Reply #124 on: July 16, 2021, 10:48:19 am »
Same ride, different perspective - often of Noneking's behind. This is going to be an event for the record books, spectacular terrain a few challenging sections hosted from a venue that is perfect for these events.

I was somewhat - make that very - intimidated to be invited to ride with many of the elite of SA Adventure riders, and was very relieved to have a 890 Rally to carry me over some interesting terrain.

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Re: Taming the Beast in KZN
« Reply #125 on: July 16, 2021, 11:56:08 am »
Same ride, different perspective - often of Noneking's behind. This is going to be an event for the record books, spectacular terrain a few challenging sections hosted from a venue that is perfect for these events.

I was somewhat - make that very - intimidated to be invited to ride with many of the elite of SA Adventure riders, and was very relieved to have a 890 Rally to carry me over some interesting terrain.

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Lekker video Boris! Thank you!  :ricky: :ricky:
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Re: Taming the Beast in KZN
« Reply #126 on: July 16, 2021, 02:44:31 pm »
Absolutely brilliant :thumleft: They are such great bikes considering its 16 year old technology
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Re: Taming the Beast in KZN
« Reply #127 on: July 16, 2021, 08:02:34 pm »
Absolutely brilliant :thumleft: They are such great bikes considering its 16 year old technology
Thank you

They really are!
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Re: Taming the Beast in KZN
« Reply #128 on: July 27, 2021, 04:54:12 pm »
This looked like a proper jol!
How many kilometers did you do @Noneking?
Seemed like a long way to go?
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Re: Taming the Beast in KZN
« Reply #129 on: July 27, 2021, 05:28:08 pm »
This looked like a proper jol!
How many kilometers did you do @Noneking?
Seemed like a long way to go?
The Saturday ride was close to 370km if I recall. Did about 900km  to get to venue from Nelspruit and back
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Re: Taming the Beast in KZN
« Reply #130 on: August 08, 2021, 09:49:11 pm »
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:
Nice report as usual NK.
Off topic but the only memory I have ofTugela Ferry is bad one that gave me the cold sweats for a few days. I bought my 1st and second 800GS from Ryder Motorad in Hillcrest. While waitng for the 1st one to be prepped I met up with another rider who was having his 1200 serviced. He stayed in Piet Retief and we decided to ride together as I was going to visit my sister in Bethal.
Just out of Tugela we crossed a bridge with a sharp left turn shortly after the bridge we were riding next to each other when a guy towing a trailer and coming from the oposit direction cut the corner.
With the other guy on my left I had nowhere to go and the trailers muguard cut my boot open, bent the right rear foot peg and destroyed the right side plastic pannier. I stil dont know how it happened but I did not even have a scratch on my right foot.
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Re: TUGELA BASIN RIDE - TAMING THE BEAST IN KZN
« Reply #131 on: August 09, 2021, 02:19:37 pm »
Jo, hierdie lyk soos bike nirvana - dis die tipe roetes wat ek soek.
Lekker video en fotos - maak dat ek al klaar in my agterkop my volgende roete beplan, sodra ons die een van 20_22 Aug gedoen het  :biggrin:
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Re: TUGELA BASIN RIDE - TAMING THE BEAST IN KZN
« Reply #132 on: August 15, 2021, 09:31:47 am »
Thanks for sharing, some beautiful scenery and the pig factor close to town's
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Re: TUGELA BASIN RIDE - TAMING THE BEAST IN KZN
« Reply #133 on: September 05, 2021, 09:25:02 pm »
Thanks for sharing, some beautiful scenery and the pig factor close to town's
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Re: TUGELA BASIN RIDE - TAMING THE BEAST IN KZN
« Reply #134 on: September 05, 2021, 09:25:20 pm »
Jo, hierdie lyk soos bike nirvana - dis die tipe roetes wat ek soek.
Lekker video en fotos - maak dat ek al klaar in my agterkop my volgende roete beplan, sodra ons die een van 20_22 Aug gedoen het  :biggrin:
Dankiw
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