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Lows Creek is not your friend - Old Ox Wagon Route
« on: September 19, 2021, 07:54:45 pm »
Taylor was at it again….. taking us to where no Adventure bike has been before.


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Re: Lows Creek is not your friend - Old Ox Wagon Route
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2021, 08:07:49 pm »
So oxwagons have better offroad capabilities?  :lol8:
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Re: Lows Creek is not your friend - Old Ox Wagon Route
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2021, 08:11:51 pm »
@Just Blip It! Has a reputation for seeking out very challenging routes for big adv bikes. This route would be no different.

5 riders met at a filling station in Karino and and soon we were blasting along the N4 towards Low’s Creek.

We turned onto gravel at Lows Creek and it wasn’t long before the route became interesting.

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Re: Lows Creek is not your friend - Old Ox Wagon Route
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2021, 08:16:53 pm »
Sub, must I GOOGLE or are you giving us some History?
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Re: Lows Creek is not your friend - Old Ox Wagon Route
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2021, 08:52:28 pm »
Sub, must I GOOGLE or are you giving us some History?

I don’t have much info unfortunately. Google also hasn’t been very helpful.
The ox wagon tracks are clearly visible in the rocks for large parts of the route
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« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2021, 09:55:38 pm »
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« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2021, 10:45:25 pm »
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Re: Lows Creek is not your friend - Old Ox Wagon Route
« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2021, 05:31:19 am »
The first climb came as a bit of a surprise…… Just Blip it!’s excuse being that it all looked like tar road on Google Earth…….










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Re: Lows Creek is not your friend - Old Ox Wagon Route
« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2021, 05:50:42 am »
But this was just the beginning…… what followed was some of the most challenging riding I’ve ever done.  It just never let off for the next 5 or 6km.
















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Re: Lows Creek is not your friend - Old Ox Wagon Route
« Reply #12 on: September 20, 2021, 05:54:47 am »
The next climb was brutal. As always, the camera doesn't come close to capturing the angle or the challenging terrain. Our fearless leader went up first.



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Re: Lows Creek is not your friend - Old Ox Wagon Route
« Reply #13 on: September 20, 2021, 06:02:28 am »
Even Stefan on the 690 was facing some challenges coming up the climb


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« Reply #14 on: September 20, 2021, 06:03:17 am »
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« Reply #15 on: September 20, 2021, 06:04:11 am »
Duncan and Jaco were both on 790s. Duncan is an experienced Enduro racer and Jaco just moved over from a BMW f800GS. Both were abusing their clutches coming up this brutal climb and half way up, both had clutch issues.


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« Reply #16 on: September 20, 2021, 06:06:11 am »
We arranged back up for Duncan and Jaco rode his bike home






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« Reply #17 on: September 20, 2021, 06:09:35 am »
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Re: Lows Creek is not your friend - Old Ox Wagon Route
« Reply #18 on: September 20, 2021, 06:12:46 am »
The 890 went up the climb effortlessly ….






Until I stalled it coming around a bend….. :dousing:




 
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Re: Lows Creek is not your friend - Old Ox Wagon Route
« Reply #19 on: September 20, 2021, 06:17:53 am »




Me wondering "How on earth did I stall it here??"  :dousing: :dousing:

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