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Richmond - Enduro and Hella Hella pass ride
« on: September 13, 2010, 01:31:15 pm »
Well it started here - http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=56011.0

The Badger arranged some guys to ride to the Richmond National enduro with enduro cross section and then do some dirt from there.

Myself, Riaan1200GS, The Badger & Mrs and Gunda Gunda would meet at Shongweni and slab it on tar to Richmond to see the start of the race.

It was an early and bit rainy start for us in Toti and we arrived at the meeting point a bit early ........time to fill up and get some coffee.

At around 06.00 Gunda joined us and we all got to know each other over another cuppa.

Was just wandering what had happened to The Badgers, when they arrived in the all new 4 wheel Adventure Volvo  - seems some technical issues prevented them from coming with the bike - hope is is sorted out now Badger ?

Gunda was nominated as leader and we set off on tar for the race start ...........

Nice highway riding and then on the back roads - rain again, so slow going. Arrived at the race and went in search of coffee - again - 8C being seen on the temp gauges on route - so a chilly day.

Watched the race start and the leaders coming in for the 2nd loop, before we decided to go check out some spectator points.

(Story on Enduro with pics here .............. http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=56227.0;topicseen )

Found a crossing where the riders went through the valley and up again - had a famous Gunda cuppachino and decided on a route back home - Gunda mentioned the Hella Hella pass and we said fine.

Had a great ride over the pass up to Qunu Falls - the falls being but a trickle in anticipation of the great rains to come.
 
Gunda proved to be a very knowledgeable "route captain" and we had a great time.

From there passed through some more forest roads and fast gravel, till we hit the Ixopo tar and from there it was back to the N2 and home.

Said goodbye to Gunda at the N2 as he carried on to the R102 coastal road for a leisurely cruise home and we were in the mood to stretch the legs of the GS's a bit.

Great day out and did around 350 kms for the day with about a 1/3 of that at least being dirt.

Some pics ..............and sure Gunda have lots more



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Re: Richmond - Enduro and Hella Hella pass ride
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2010, 01:32:48 pm »
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Cash, Gas or Ass............ no-one rides for free :-)

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Re: Richmond - Enduro and Hella Hella pass ride
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2010, 01:34:11 pm »
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Cash, Gas or Ass............ no-one rides for free :-)

I did it because I can, I can because I want to and I want to because you said that I couldn't !!!!!!!
 

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Re: Richmond - Enduro and Hella Hella pass ride
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2010, 02:37:31 pm »
Nice one Bad Ballie.

How did Riaan enjoy the dirt road riding?
Good friends and fresh mud......

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Re: Richmond - Enduro and Hella Hella pass ride
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2010, 02:47:19 pm »
He liked it ! Settled in quickly and had fun .....................

Have you managed to get yours started yet ?
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Re: Richmond - Enduro and Hella Hella pass ride
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2010, 02:52:39 pm »
He liked it ! Settled in quickly and had fun .....................

Have you managed to get yours started yet ?

Badger, maybe just check to see if the early morning rainwater didn't manage to get into the electrics somehow.

i think that's what happened to me at 06h00 on saturday morning  ;D
How can I be lost if I've got nowhere to go?
 

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Re: Richmond - Enduro and Hella Hella pass ride
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2010, 03:22:23 pm »
Baie nice.  Lyk lekker.
 

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Re: Richmond - Enduro and Hella Hella pass ride
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2010, 03:26:30 pm »
Yeah right - ........sure it was something like this ..................

Looking out the door seeing the rain and freezing weather  - look at key in hand ................

look at bike ....................look at car .....................make klikka klikka noises with your mouth and shout ............. "Honey ... the damn bike wont start, guess we gotta take the car !"
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Re: Richmond - Enduro and Hella Hella pass ride
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2010, 04:29:09 pm »
He liked it ! Settled in quickly and had fun .....................

Have you managed to get yours started yet ?

Badger, maybe just check to see if the early morning rainwater didn't manage to get into the electrics somehow.

i think that's what happened to me at 06h00 on saturday morning  ;D

The clicking seems to have stopped :3some: Heehee Maybe it was my teeth chattering....

You may be right there Jon....... kloof and Hilton has same weather patterns. :mwink: :mwink:
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Re: Richmond - Enduro and Hella Hella pass ride
« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2010, 04:36:51 pm »
Bloody agents !!!!!!  >:D
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Re: Richmond - Enduro and Hella Hella pass ride
« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2010, 05:24:47 pm »
. . . . .
Some pics ..............and sure Gunda have lots more
. . . .

Sure have - about a million  ::) - had the helmet cam one every 3 secs so I have quite a few to filter, but seems like there are quite a couple of publishable ones.

HIJACK for KZNers.
Found a place for a possible GPS tech day - video and about a dozen chairs her in Musgrave.

Anyone keen ? If so i'll make a fred in the GPS section and can plan the content and logistics.

I know non-Dog WhizzBee (KLR on the Ufudu/waterfall ride) was very keen to see as he wants to buy a GPS so I have at least one potential attendee.
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Re: Richmond - Enduro and Hella Hella pass ride
« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2010, 07:55:34 am »
I'm In Gunda Gunda.
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Re: Richmond - Enduro and Hella Hella pass ride
« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2010, 08:09:44 am »
I have just downladed the free Garmap for Blackberry 30 day trial, so I would be very interested. I have never had a GPS and not sure if this is the way to go, so any advice would be great. I will be coming up from Howick, so can offer a lift to any Dog who needs one.
 

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Re: Richmond - Enduro and Hella Hella pass ride
« Reply #13 on: September 14, 2010, 08:11:14 am »
Nice little ride - thanks guys.

A couple of shots from the helmet on the way from the bottom of the Hela Hela pass towards Ixopo














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Re: Richmond - Enduro and Hella Hella pass ride
« Reply #14 on: September 14, 2010, 08:20:05 am »
I'm In Gunda Gunda.

I have just downladed the free Garmap for Blackberry 30 day trial, so I would be very interested. I have never had a GPS and not sure if this is the way to go, so any advice would be great. I will be coming up from Howick, so can offer a lift to any Dog who needs one.

Great. I'll put together a thread in the GOPS board and we can discuss the details there, but I hope the workshop will help in both getting and using a GPS for our game.

 
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Re: Richmond - Enduro and Hella Hella pass ride
« Reply #15 on: September 14, 2010, 08:22:19 am »
I'm In Gunda Gunda.

Ja, I'm also in. Thanks Gunda
 

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Re: Richmond - Enduro and Hella Hella pass ride
« Reply #16 on: September 14, 2010, 08:42:52 am »
That helmet cam works lekker Gunda - gives a nice perspective of the roads

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Re: Richmond - Enduro and Hella Hella pass ride
« Reply #17 on: September 14, 2010, 09:13:38 am »
That helmet cam works lekker Gunda - gives a nice perspective of the roads


Yup - Happy with the "sequence shooting" pic, but not too happy with the video - seems to have a very "stepped" exposure adjustment and can't make up its mind about exposure.

 
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Re: Richmond - Enduro and Hella Hella pass ride
« Reply #18 on: September 14, 2010, 01:16:53 pm »
Nice ride.

I'm in for the GPS learning thingy.
 

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Re: Richmond - Enduro and Hella Hella pass ride
« Reply #19 on: September 14, 2010, 01:52:08 pm »
Nice one Gents,

I do not have a GPS for my bike yet, I just follow GG, but i am in for the training!
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