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Re: Greyhound annual Lesotho trip 2011 (new route)
« Reply #80 on: November 30, 2011, 02:20:36 am »
So different to anything we normally experience







6 hours travelling time in the actual saddle. We were on the road for closer to 10 hours, including the Old Chiefs Rd. The gps is turned off for extended stops like breakfast at the top of Sani or when there were repairs to bikes and more tyre changes.

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Re: Greyhound annual Lesotho trip 2011 (new route)
« Reply #81 on: November 30, 2011, 02:27:45 am »
Khatse Dam is a site to behold. I've never seen anything like it. The dam stretches for at least 60 km. It is really worth a visit. next time we must make time for a wall tour. It really looks amazing.











Impromptu repairs to BigDom's front fork that was leaking fork oil all over his new jacket

« Last Edit: November 30, 2011, 06:21:50 am by LanceSA »
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Re: Greyhound annual Lesotho trip 2011 (new route)
« Reply #82 on: November 30, 2011, 02:33:13 am »
Hawk buying fuel.





Kevin is a trained professional in administering to pain. Here he is helping TJ with some tennis elbow.



Note the look of sheer bliss on TJ's face

« Last Edit: November 30, 2011, 06:23:00 am by LanceSA »
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Re: Greyhound annual Lesotho trip 2011 (new route)
« Reply #83 on: November 30, 2011, 02:36:06 am »
It's a very long story but Derek and I finally found an Eisbein in Bethlehem



and what would a bike trip be without a new bike in the middle of the trip?

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Re: Greyhound annual Lesotho trip 2011 (new route)
« Reply #84 on: November 30, 2011, 02:42:57 am »
The race itself was amazing. What the riders are asked to do defies logic. I salute all who participated. And those that finished, in any class, are champions in themselves. I was at the Bronze finish when Toni Jardine, the only female finisher, came thru on Saturday - what an achievement.



Chris Birch sitting in the shade of the Mitas tires stand at the end of day one after having won the day. Unbelievably friendly and approachable. Great guy.



And then there's something about motorsport that attracts beautiful women, some in riding boots.



And finally the notice at my lodge that spoke for itself....

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Re: Greyhound annual Lesotho trip 2011 (new route)
« Reply #85 on: November 30, 2011, 02:45:30 am »
I have a whole lot of video from my helmet cam but need to learn how to download and edit it before I can share. Hopefully soon.
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Re: Greyhound annual Lesotho trip 2011 (new route)
« Reply #86 on: November 30, 2011, 05:18:43 am »
Tx Lance - looks spectacular. Yeah, hats off to Toni for doing the Bronze, I heard that it was tougher this year than last year.
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Re: Greyhound annual Lesotho trip 2011 (new route)
« Reply #87 on: November 30, 2011, 07:28:42 am »
Katse is indeed a beautiful dam!
Spikeys old KLR that he picked up for next to nothing runs like clockwork!
The very source of Katse dam
Heading to Kao Mines road
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Re: Greyhound annual Lesotho trip 2011 (new route)
« Reply #88 on: November 30, 2011, 08:30:45 am »
Kao mines was a big disapointment !! Someone has been playing there with a grader!
We then took a stunning gravel/tar road past Afriski to near Buthe Buthe!
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Re: Greyhound annual Lesotho trip 2011 (new route)
« Reply #89 on: November 30, 2011, 08:37:11 am »
Some waiting at the junction to go towards the Caledon river while those in need got fuel in Buthe Buthe
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Re: Greyhound annual Lesotho trip 2011 (new route)
« Reply #90 on: November 30, 2011, 09:30:35 am »
Awesome trip guys, thanks for posting!!!

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Re: Greyhound annual Lesotho trip 2011 (new route)
« Reply #91 on: November 30, 2011, 09:44:31 am »

Amazing RR Guys thanks for Sharing

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Re: Greyhound annual Lesotho trip 2011 (new route)
« Reply #92 on: November 30, 2011, 10:08:13 am »
The guys were too edgy :biggrin: and went flying across the Caledon river as soon as it came into sight only to realise that we needed to proceed a few kms upstream!
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Re: Greyhound annual Lesotho trip 2011 (new route)
« Reply #93 on: November 30, 2011, 10:14:50 am »
Eventually we found another crossing that although we subsequently learnt was still not the "correct" illegal border, it worked!
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Re: Greyhound annual Lesotho trip 2011 (new route)
« Reply #94 on: November 30, 2011, 10:18:42 am »
The start of the Old Mill route is stunning and we stopped for a quick picnic lunch before the going got tough!
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Re: Greyhound annual Lesotho trip 2011 (new route)
« Reply #95 on: November 30, 2011, 10:22:17 am »
From here on things got quite interesting :biggrin:
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Re: Greyhound annual Lesotho trip 2011 (new route)
« Reply #96 on: November 30, 2011, 10:28:28 am »
And...
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« Reply #97 on: November 30, 2011, 11:19:33 am »
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Re: Greyhound annual Lesotho trip 2011 (new route)
« Reply #98 on: November 30, 2011, 11:32:51 am »
Things got a bit challenging from here as Derek dropped the GS800 and she went to sleep......dead!! We waited and spent about 2 hours fiddling - NADA!
We eventually had to abandon her and walk/pillion him to the top!
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Re: Greyhound annual Lesotho trip 2011 (new route)
« Reply #99 on: November 30, 2011, 11:37:57 am »
Then Lance got a puncture!
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