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Inanda Valley ride Sun 07 Nov 10
« on: November 08, 2010, 09:33:44 am »
So 3 of us actually pitched for a ride which was planned by The Badger - only thing was Badger was not one of em, so we made Gunda road captain and set of from the Shell Garage in Pinetown.

BTW - I am now starting to suffer from a complex - every time I join in Badger stays away - is it that bad riding with a yellow pig  ???? hahahahahahaha

Gunda said he would go show us the Shembe village and some of the valley and then we would try to get to the top of his elusive hill.

Even the tar stretch down to the valley was awesome and then it was onto dirt just beneath the dam wall. Lekke ride, till we got to the Shembe village and then a few sandy patches m were Dirty Boy decided to take a breather - I was torn between getting the camera and helping, until I saw that he was pinned and then decided help is a better option.

The pig with its semi slick Maxxis, did just fine on the sand - snaking here and there - but barely leaving a track - hehehehehehehe

Gunda's new E-O7's were just what the Dr ordered and did great the whole time.

Will be fitting those next .....

Then is was back to the Valley and the Mzinyati (spelling) falls - seems some washing gt washed down river en plenty tadpoles in the pools.

From there we got to the hill Gunda wanted to climb - but only got 3/4 way up - there was a fire break or more direct route up - but between semi slicks and knees that would not survive a serious tumble - we decided we wont chance it any higher.

Looking at the pic's it looks rather tame - but heres a hint check the drag mark under Gundas side stand to show how steep it actually is.

We then took a lekker ride in the general direction of Verulam - saw another hill and decided to check it out - nice view over the dam and had the infamous cappuccinos on top of the hill.

We explored the hill top - till we could go no further and decided on shortest route back which landed us onto some serious corrugations - or rather mx type whoops - a lotta shake rattle and roll and we were back on the dirt district roads .......

Got to to a T-Junction - decided on a right and drove through Kwamashu back to the N2 -

Great day, great ride and great guys to ride with

Here is the pics
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Re: Inanda Valley ride Sun 07 Nov 10
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2010, 09:35:20 am »
 :ricky: :ricky: :ricky: :ricky: :ricky:
Cash, Gas or Ass............ no-one rides for free :-)

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Re: Inanda Valley ride Sun 07 Nov 10
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2010, 09:36:43 am »
 :ricky: :ricky: :ricky: :ricky: :ricky: :ricky: :ricky:
Cash, Gas or Ass............ no-one rides for free :-)

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Re: Inanda Valley ride Sun 07 Nov 10
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2010, 09:39:34 am »
 :ricky: :ricky: :ricky: :ricky: :ricky: :ricky: :ricky:
Cash, Gas or Ass............ no-one rides for free :-)

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Re: Inanda Valley ride Sun 07 Nov 10
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2010, 09:47:17 am »
 :ricky: :ricky: :ricky: :ricky: :ricky: :ricky: :ricky:
« Last Edit: November 08, 2010, 09:48:49 am by badballie »
Cash, Gas or Ass............ no-one rides for free :-)

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Re: Inanda Valley ride Sun 07 Nov 10
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2010, 09:49:27 am »
 :ricky: :ricky: :ricky: :ricky: :ricky: :ricky:
Cash, Gas or Ass............ no-one rides for free :-)

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Re: Inanda Valley ride Sun 07 Nov 10
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2010, 09:55:50 am »
Nice ride and great pics guys, looks like you had fun.
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Re: Inanda Valley ride Sun 07 Nov 10
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2010, 10:10:01 am »
Thanks and how was your ride on Sat ? - must have been hectic, if The Badger could not even get up Sunday morn to come ride with us !
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Re: Inanda Valley ride Sun 07 Nov 10
« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2010, 10:34:45 am »

 :peepwall:

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I didn't end up going, which apparently was a big mistake as I was told that the guys had a magic ride with hardly any mud and great weather.
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Re: Inanda Valley ride Sun 07 Nov 10
« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2010, 10:37:21 am »
So you lost out on 2 great rides !!! eish !!!  :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:
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Re: Inanda Valley ride Sun 07 Nov 10
« Reply #10 on: November 08, 2010, 01:18:09 pm »

Yup. Even though we failed in getting on top of “my” mountain, it was still a great morning ride, and nice to be able to show my favourite spots to dogs who have not been there.

The falls:-











On top of the hill we did manage to get onto. I don’t know if it has a name but it is not too far from Armstrong hill and right on the edge of the Valley Tribal area.

This shot shows the “whoops” that Badballie was talking about. They must have ploughed the field sometime in the past, and then just let the soil compact. I thought it was just me having a tough time but I looked over at Badballie and he looked a bit like a cowboy riding a bucking bronco, except the bronco was a pig and the hat was all wrong.









Cheers mate. Nice meeting you and let’s do it again !



Great ride - thanks guys.

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Re: Inanda Valley ride Sun 07 Nov 10
« Reply #11 on: November 08, 2010, 01:49:15 pm »
Thanks again Gunda and thanks for the pics !
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Re: Inanda Valley ride Sun 07 Nov 10
« Reply #12 on: November 08, 2010, 07:40:17 pm »
Nice guys, wish I/we could have joined....at least I had SOME knobbly tyre therapy en route to my Sunday activity...see pic taken just a smidgen past 5.30.

J, good to see you on the bike again, boet!
 

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Re: Inanda Valley ride Sun 07 Nov 10
« Reply #13 on: November 09, 2010, 07:32:46 am »
Nice ride guys, sorry I couldn't join you. The salt mines own me at present.

Gunda, I think that track on the top of the hill and next to the falls is the Dusi/Mfula mountain bike track.

Essbee, good to see you riding something although probably with a bit of a pap engine. Easy to pick up though.
 

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Re: Inanda Valley ride Sun 07 Nov 10
« Reply #14 on: November 09, 2010, 08:18:10 am »
. . . .

Gunda, I think that track on the top of the hill and next to the falls is the Dusi/Mfula mountain bike track.

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I was wondering why they cleared that little track for on top of the mountain. I have never seen a walker, jogger or mountain bike on it - must be a lovely ride on a mountain bike.
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