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  • Offline Francois   za

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    Taking The Tiger 900 RP up Swartberg Pass in Cape Town South Africa
    on: Feb 02, 2024, 10.51 am
    Feb 02, 2024, 10.51 am
    Did a 6 day bike trip and on the second day went up Swartberg Pass, about 500km from Cape Town.
    The plan was to take it mellow up the pass and enjoy the few, this all changes after the first bend.

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    Re: Taking The Tiger 900 RP up Swartberg Pass in Cape Town South Africa
    Reply #1 on: Feb 02, 2024, 12.37 pm
    Feb 02, 2024, 12.37 pm

    Nice!, I barely ride that fast on tarmac....  :002:

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    Re: Taking The Tiger 900 RP up Swartberg Pass in Cape Town South Africa
    Reply #2 on: Feb 02, 2024, 04.12 pm
    Feb 02, 2024, 04.12 pm
    *Originally Posted by Boggy623 [+]
    Nice!, I barely ride that fast on tarmac....  :002:

    Looks just like riding in the Lake District :002: ... only twice as fast :028: ... on dirt. :005:

    After 50yrs on tarmac I'm definitely to long in the tooth to learn dirt/off road riding.

    As I said earlier on your other older trip video .... you certainly make the most of the countryside on your doorstep and at quite a pace on that dirt. Having only ever ridden tarmac here in the UK, I'd be the one doing 3mph with both feet down on that dirt. :005: :008:
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    Re: Taking The Tiger 900 RP up Swartberg Pass in Cape Town South Africa
    Reply #3 on: Feb 03, 2024, 05.31 pm
    Feb 03, 2024, 05.31 pm
    hope that's km/hr not miles  :005: :005: :005:, even then its awesome

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    Re: Taking The Tiger 900 RP up Swartberg Pass in Cape Town South Africa
    Reply #4 on: Feb 06, 2024, 12.08 am
    Feb 06, 2024, 12.08 am
    Fantastic bit of film and great scenery well ridden  :047:

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    Re: Taking The Tiger 900 RP up Swartberg Pass in Cape Town South Africa
    Reply #5 on: Feb 07, 2024, 09.36 pm
    Feb 07, 2024, 09.36 pm
    Iím surprised about the apparent lack of dust on the road. Seeing the shots in your mirrors there did not look like there was a lot being created by the bike and most of the vehicles were creating very little. Here we would be riding at least 500 metres apart if not more to be able to maintain visibility. If that is typical I like your gravel road surfaces,

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    Re: Taking The Tiger 900 RP up Swartberg Pass in Cape Town South Africa
    Reply #6 on: Feb 19, 2024, 06.03 am
    Feb 19, 2024, 06.03 am
    The region had big thunderstorm 3 days before and roads were still a bid damp from that.
    The region had big thunderstorm 3 days before and roads were still a bid damp from that.
    Also we do have different type of gravel in the area, some roads very loose and dusty and then you get sections with clay that is nice and hard but you donít want to be on it when it gets wet.

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    Re: Taking The Tiger 900 RP up Swartberg Pass in Cape Town South Africa
    Reply #7 on: Feb 19, 2024, 05.03 pm
    Feb 19, 2024, 05.03 pm
    *Originally Posted by Francois [+]
    The region had big thunderstorm 3 days before and roads were still a bid damp from that.
    Also we do have different type of gravel in the area, some roads very loose and dusty and then you get sections with clay that is nice and hard but you donít want to be on it when it gets wet.
    I know that type of wet clay  :005:

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