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Re: Greyhound annual Lesotho trip 2011 (new route)
« Reply #100 on: November 30, 2011, 11:40:45 am »
Then things went from bad to worse........
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Re: Greyhound annual Lesotho trip 2011 (new route)
« Reply #101 on: November 30, 2011, 11:44:10 am »
I reckon Dom was just trying to make the rocks a bit more challenging? :biggrin:
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Re: Greyhound annual Lesotho trip 2011 (new route)
« Reply #102 on: November 30, 2011, 11:45:37 am »
Awesome photos Edgy. Even tho you can see it's steep, it still seems as if the camera has flattened the incline out somewhat.
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Re: Greyhound annual Lesotho trip 2011 (new route)
« Reply #103 on: November 30, 2011, 12:18:48 pm »
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all - Helen Keller.

On the Old Mill Route I managed to bleed my GSpot dry through a hole in the sump through a terminal knock to the bashplate (transferred through the rubber bung to the locating stud that punched through  :o) ... ja one always thinks it will not happen to you! And it was a little rock that did it but was aggrivated by a shot front fork seal that allowed extra front end dive).  Luckily it happened essentially at the top of the pass and I managed to 'free-wheel' down in time to be towed by Edgy into Clarens in the rain. I was determined that as this was only Day 3 of 8 it would not end my trip. I was up at 5am the next morning and with encouragement from TJ and some faithful Pratleys Metal Quickset Paste I repaired the BIG HOLE of the EishPee. I was gobsmacked at the actual size of the grootgat ... as I laid the bike on its side like a dead kudu! I knew I had to prepare the repair VERY well if it was to succeed (and no TIG welder in Clarens). I scratched and filed the paint to bare metal and created a good tooth on both surfaces without damaging the mating edges. Jokes regarding the artistry here abounded  :biggrin: I then went to the local hardware store and bought new motor oil and benzine to degrease the repair surfaces. Pratleys was carefully and liberally applied before breakfast. I had considered a second application of Pratleys Putty over the epoxy paste glue but decided against it due to possible different expansion co-efficients, bonding etc. Replaced oil and bashplate minus that bolt and all good to go ... I then bravely headed back into Lesotho trying to use the accelerator with fingers crossed  8) and it held perfectly for another 1000kms. Where there is a will there is a way!
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Re: Greyhound annual Lesotho trip 2011 (new route)
« Reply #104 on: November 30, 2011, 12:33:58 pm »
My new screen saver! :laughing4:

Just joking of course! ;D
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Re: Greyhound annual Lesotho trip 2011 (new route)
« Reply #105 on: November 30, 2011, 12:34:24 pm »
the old mill route must have been entertaining with those big bikes...
 

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Re: Greyhound annual Lesotho trip 2011 (new route)
« Reply #106 on: November 30, 2011, 12:35:35 pm »
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Re: Greyhound annual Lesotho trip 2011 (new route)
« Reply #107 on: November 30, 2011, 12:39:45 pm »
After a great evening in Clarens and organising BMW on call to fetch the 800 we headed back over the Caledon river at the "correct" illegal border crossing :biggrin:
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Re: Greyhound annual Lesotho trip 2011 (new route)
« Reply #108 on: November 30, 2011, 12:43:47 pm »
And.............
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Re: Greyhound annual Lesotho trip 2011 (new route)
« Reply #109 on: November 30, 2011, 02:02:24 pm »
Off to Ramabantla
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Re: Greyhound annual Lesotho trip 2011 (new route)
« Reply #110 on: November 30, 2011, 02:50:35 pm »
The rest are just pics of racing,people and general
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Re: Greyhound annual Lesotho trip 2011 (new route)
« Reply #111 on: November 30, 2011, 03:01:12 pm »
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Re: Greyhound annual Lesotho trip 2011 (new route)
« Reply #112 on: November 30, 2011, 03:04:02 pm »
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Re: Greyhound annual Lesotho trip 2011 (new route)
« Reply #113 on: November 30, 2011, 03:05:21 pm »
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Re: Greyhound annual Lesotho trip 2011 (new route)
« Reply #114 on: November 30, 2011, 03:06:26 pm »
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Re: Greyhound annual Lesotho trip 2011 (new route)
« Reply #115 on: November 30, 2011, 03:08:26 pm »
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Re: Greyhound annual Lesotho trip 2011 (new route)
« Reply #116 on: November 30, 2011, 03:18:33 pm »
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Re: Greyhound annual Lesotho trip 2011 (new route)
« Reply #117 on: November 30, 2011, 03:24:49 pm »
Is good, is nice -
Sorry for the EishPee - but good recovery with the Metal Quickset Paste

Love the shots of the Roof - some insane rock climbing :thumleft:
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« Reply #118 on: November 30, 2011, 03:27:59 pm »
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Re: Greyhound annual Lesotho trip 2011 (new route)
« Reply #119 on: November 30, 2011, 03:29:20 pm »
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