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Re: JIMBO'S FULL MOON KRUGER PARK FENCE RIDE
« Reply #40 on: May 18, 2012, 05:59:23 pm »
Absolutely EPIC!! You guys are brilliant!
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Re: JIMBO'S FULL MOON KRUGER PARK FENCE RIDE
« Reply #41 on: May 18, 2012, 07:33:18 pm »
Salute to all!! An epic ride in true big five teritory! :thumleft:
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Re: JIMBO'S FULL MOON KRUGER PARK FENCE RIDE
« Reply #42 on: May 19, 2012, 04:20:10 pm »

Day Five; 

The “Ease” back into civilization.

Jimbo “A very slow start.  Went into Masisi (to be seen buying water and petrol), and then headed to Tzaneen via Giyani.  I had intended to include a bit of the Kruger Park Fence again in our route back to Tzaneen, but we were almost “Walking Wounded”, actually limping wounded, and opted for the risk free route.  At Tzaneen, we were to stay with my friends Tony and Rose Long, and Dassie and Pillionbok were to join us again there and sleep over.  For a change, it all went according to plan.” 

The main goal of reaching the Limpopo from the Crocodile along the fence had been achieved and the real riding was over, but we still had some kuiering to do.

Last night we lay shirtless in the warmth under the stars until around 9pm before climbing into our sleeping bags, so it was a surprise to wake up to an ominous dark sky, feeling like rain any second.

   





But that didn’t last long at all and within 20 minutes blue sky was prominent.







Before we headed out, I took some pics of the GPS Stats for record.

Top left is where reached the river yesterday, and bottom right is where we camped.




Took us 1,200 kms to reach this point




As I said to Jim – 21 hours total Riding and 7 hours digging and recovery (probably not far off haha)




Moving Average 57 km/h. This confirms a trip with Jim is a “RIDE” not a tour.





The barbed plug still in place after around 400 ks and pressure good every morning. I will sort this out once at the farm later.




And Off we go (did I mention I was getting sick of this dead battery bitch). The dead battery in these conditions contributed hugely to our fatigue over the last 2 days.
JIM HAVE U BOUGHT A NEW ONE YET?




As Jim said no dirt, sand, rocks, elephants, hyenas or bugs for us today – just TAR TAR beautiful TAR – friggen Boring!!!!! But straight to a wimpy a few hundred ks away.



Then more tar, and some more tar and some more tar. I was missing my screen BIG time now. I had taken it off at Dassie’s Farm to get some air at the low speeds and to be able to see (just collects dust till U can nutting). Dassie was going to bring it to the farm for me tonight.













We arrived at our last night’s camp site on Tony and Rose’s Farm outside Tzaneen.  Absolute luxury after the past few nights.













After a refreshing swim, we settled down on the stoep and enjoyed a few ice cold beers while  chatting the afternoon away with Rose and Tony our hosts.







Dassie and Pillionbok arrived on the KLR early evening so it was a few more beers and then Rose treated us to the Best Oxtail to round off the evening.




Day Six: 

Jimbo “Dassie and Pillionbok left for Hoedspruit, and Mike and I left for Johannesburg via the toll free R101 through Pretoria.  Thank you Sean, Dassie and Mike for your good company, support and assistance.”


Thanks Jimbo, Stevie and Dassie for a really memorable trip. -  Excellent











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Re: JIMBO'S FULL MOON KRUGER PARK FENCE RIDE
« Reply #43 on: May 20, 2012, 09:56:38 am »
Great RR. Thank you for sharing. Did you share those GPS tracks?
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Re: JIMBO'S FULL MOON KRUGER PARK FENCE RIDE
« Reply #44 on: May 20, 2012, 01:10:28 pm »
Great RR. Thank you for sharing. Did you share those GPS tracks?

Tx for reminding me. See attach
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Re: JIMBO'S FULL MOON KRUGER PARK FENCE RIDE
« Reply #45 on: May 20, 2012, 07:51:11 pm »
Very cool ride!
Out of interest what was everyone (except Mike) packing - Jimbo seems to have some form of portable field gun?

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Re: JIMBO'S FULL MOON KRUGER PARK FENCE RIDE
« Reply #46 on: May 21, 2012, 08:11:44 am »
Thank you Jimbo. Mike and Stevie
It was a great ride and adventure.
Bravo Mike and Stevie for a great RR.  :thumleft:
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Re: JIMBO'S FULL MOON KRUGER PARK FENCE RIDE
« Reply #47 on: May 21, 2012, 10:51:38 am »
Thank you Mike Dassie and Sean for faithfully recording our little ride.  A few embarrassing shots there you could have left out, but that is OK I cant help it. 

Mike, you will be pleased to hear the "Dead Battery Bitch Suzuki" has had a new battery installed.  She will not be needing your 80 horse power starter motor in the immediate future.  I have got to admit this problem did hamper us to some extent.   On batteries;  I have changed quite a few motorcycle batteries recently.  They seem to last from 2 to 4 years, according to the dates scratched on them.  If you are planning a trip similar to this and your battery is more than 2 years old, I would suggest changing it irrespective.  I have found a failing battery usually gives about 10 starts notice.  This one was only 2 years old, and gave no notice. 

Tick bite;  I was bitten by a fever tick in right groin.  The typical red sore with the black spot in the middle presented its self.  I thought "oh no, here comes head ache and fever".  Anyway the the sore subsided and there was no head ache or fever - lucky me.  I have had it 2 or 3 times in the past.  Point is; we should carry some kind of tick repellent on low veld trips.  Any suggestions?? 

Sadder news;  You guys met my god daughter Joanne and her boy friend Rob Wooldridge at Barberton on day one of this ride.  Rob was killed last Friday night / Sat morning in Nelspruit while riding his motorcycle.  I am sad about this because Rob seemed to be into bikes and bow hunting, and I was hoping to get to know him a bit better.  I have spoken to Joanne in the mean time.

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Re: JIMBO'S FULL MOON KRUGER PARK FENCE RIDE
« Reply #48 on: May 21, 2012, 11:11:36 am »
SHOCK!!! Jim very very sad news!!!  My condolences to the family.

I just had a phone call from a mate who mentioned bow hunting and motorbikes this past weekend and I was thinking about the chat with Rob about how he got into the whole bow business and then motorcycle business!

Rob told us a few stories about how he was dealing with Bad behaving elephants when there was no way out .... bang hard a few times on the car door!!!!!


I had 2 of those bites on my right thigh - starting to come right now. On the ride, I think Stevie also found a tick on him (or was that you?).

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Re: JIMBO'S FULL MOON KRUGER PARK FENCE RIDE
« Reply #49 on: May 21, 2012, 04:08:42 pm »
I have a 9mm - can I come with next time?  ;)
Despite the troubles you guys went thru, looks like it was good fun - sorry it ended with the loss of a loved one, Jimbo.
 

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Re: JIMBO'S FULL MOON KRUGER PARK FENCE RIDE
« Reply #50 on: May 21, 2012, 05:17:04 pm »
what fun you guys had!! the tick muti i always use it called "Bushman" its for ticks, fleas, mozzies etc....really potent stuff....

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Re: JIMBO'S FULL MOON KRUGER PARK FENCE RIDE
« Reply #51 on: May 21, 2012, 09:40:16 pm »
Very sad news Jimbo!!!!! really sad to hear about the loss. It just shows you how short and precious life is when you chat to someone and the next time you hear he is no more with us. Condolences from our side.

Regarding the tick  :mwink: You can be glad she didnt decide to go a little higher  :pot: oh and yes it's a she  :laughing4: The females suck on to you and siphon the blood out of you to lay their eggs  :ricky:

Any way, thats fairly standard when you sleep in the bush....comon Jim, you are a hardcore hunter/biker/adventurer  :peepwall:

 :imaposer: Just pulling your leg, glad you are ok. :thumleft:
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Re: JIMBO'S FULL MOON KRUGER PARK FENCE RIDE
« Reply #52 on: May 24, 2012, 01:23:17 pm »
Awesome ride and report :thumleft:
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Re: JIMBO'S FULL MOON KRUGER PARK FENCE RIDE
« Reply #53 on: May 24, 2012, 02:04:32 pm »
What a cool ride ....on your doorstep... :thumleft:

Hows the tyre/puncture episodes...that barbed wire not to mention that blow out... :o

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Re: JIMBO'S FULL MOON KRUGER PARK FENCE RIDE
« Reply #54 on: January 27, 2013, 07:36:54 am »
awesome trip!
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Re: JIMBO'S FULL MOON KRUGER PARK FENCE RIDE
« Reply #55 on: January 27, 2013, 11:41:26 pm »
What an epic trip, thanks for sharing guy's :thumleft:   Respect for riding that 1200 the way you do, not many have the confidence to ride them to their potential, you sir are definitely no poser  :thumleft:

Jimbo, condolensces on your loss, very sad.
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Re: JIMBO'S FULL MOON KRUGER PARK FENCE RIDE
« Reply #56 on: January 28, 2013, 06:23:08 am »
epic. thanks for telling your story.
 

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Re: JIMBO'S FULL MOON KRUGER PARK FENCE RIDE
« Reply #57 on: April 15, 2013, 04:00:11 pm »
Awesome!  :thumleft: :thumleft: