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Re: Fun on 500's
« Reply #20 on: October 12, 2021, 09:44:59 am »
At one stage Shaun and Carel were up ahead and I was following Dawie, when I heard a muffled shout off to the side of the track as I sped past.

Out of the corner of my eye i saw Shaun lying stuck under his bike right off the path, Dawie had ridden past without seeing him.

Anyway, Shaun was fine and the two of us got his bike back up to the track without too much trouble.

I would still be lying upside down with my legs pinned between a big rock and my bike if Jon didn't stop'.

Don't be so dramatic Shaun, we would have come looking for you is you hadn't turned up in Hilton by the next day, and by then you could have sawn your trapped leg off with your biltong knife  :laughing4:
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Re: Fun on 500's
« Reply #21 on: October 12, 2021, 09:49:01 am »
The plan for Sunday morning was to trailer the bikes to the Pickle Pot Cafe near Boston and ride from there.

This would enable Shaun Dawie and Carel to head straight for home after lunch and give us the most riding time.

First section we tackled was the Impendle Nature Reserve, which consisted of a nice rocky descent into the valley followed by grassy slopes back out


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Re: Fun on 500's
« Reply #22 on: October 12, 2021, 10:15:59 am »
Previously this area was nice and open, but lately the local farmers have been putting up fences to presumably keep their cattle from wandering off, but at least there are gates to let us pass through.

The local farmers seem to have no problem with us crossing their land.





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Re: Fun on 500's
« Reply #23 on: October 12, 2021, 10:18:34 am »
Nice stop for a cold drink before tackling the next section, which has some nice technical rocky bits

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Re: Fun on 500's
« Reply #24 on: October 12, 2021, 04:07:31 pm »
Getting into the Impendle Technical section

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Re: Fun on 500's
« Reply #25 on: October 12, 2021, 04:16:57 pm »
Great section of track

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Re: Fun on 500's
« Reply #26 on: October 12, 2021, 04:22:59 pm »
And the last few pics before heading back to Pickle Pot cafe and some lunch

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« Reply #27 on: October 12, 2021, 04:44:11 pm »
Looks lovely. Great weather and riding. Happy to see you out with a set of similar bikes! Half the time I see you guys out there with some fella astride a bloody 990 or some other beluga class bike! Lots more fun this way  ;)
 
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Re: At last!
« Reply #28 on: October 12, 2021, 10:37:25 pm »
Looks lovely. Great weather and riding. Happy to see you out with a set of similar bikes! Half the time I see you guys out there with some fella astride a bloody 990 or some other beluga class bike! Lots more fun this way  ;)

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Re: Fun on 500's
« Reply #29 on: October 13, 2021, 05:00:59 am »
Wow, beautiful area and the right bikes for the job!!
 

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Re: Fun on 500's
« Reply #30 on: October 13, 2021, 09:47:35 am »
500 Heaven :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:
If i had to explain you would not understand anyway......
 
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Re: Fun on 500's
« Reply #31 on: October 13, 2021, 10:40:03 am »
Geez Jon that looks ride riding paradise  :ricky:
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Re: Fun on 500's
« Reply #32 on: October 13, 2021, 11:41:26 am »
Geez Jon that looks ride riding paradise  :ricky:

ja some great areas to ride  :ricky:
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Re: Fun on 500's
« Reply #33 on: October 15, 2021, 09:11:04 am »
Well done @JonW
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