Swazi trip = Moegatle !!!!!

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Re: Swazi trip = Moegatle !!!!!

Post by SJC » 26 Mar 2016 16:09

Het errens gelees hulle praat van "god se pad" by moegatle. Is dit dieselfde obstacle as "koos se klim" - het naam net verander?

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Re: Swazi trip = Moegatle !!!!!

Post by Alex Roux » 26 Mar 2016 23:41

Fanus

This is "God se Pad"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F01_1cwCYfc
It is also about 45 deg, but shorter and narrower.

When we go again we can probably ask Alex to take us there as well.
I suspect we were too slow last week to fit this in too.
I have not driven it, and in three trips over the past four years, Alex have not taken us there. I suspect you only get this on special request!

There is one early episode of Andre De Villiers Safari roetes some years back that featured "God se Pad" (around 2008).
I have been trying to find it on Youtube, but only the later episodes seem to be available.
He also drove Klipdrif, when the obstacle was still more doable than it is today. But according to Alex he only managed on his third attempt, and with front lockers on. But make no mistake he is a very good driver.

That episode I recall turned out to be controversial, as he showed one vehicle falling over coming down at this obstacle, and another failing at Koos se Klim too, while another (a LC70 that Toyota sponsored him at the time) doing the obstacle just fine, and no explanation what the first driver did wrong.
It certainly had the Landy lovers unhappy:
http://landyonline.co.za/landyforum/viewtopic.php?t=750
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Re: Swazi trip = Moegatle !!!!!

Post by Peter Connan » 27 Mar 2016 09:37

Looking at the controlled way the hilux was able to come back down, this obstacle is not nearly as steep as Koos.

Their brakes are even worse than ours.
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Re: Swazi trip = Moegatle !!!!!

Post by ricster » 29 Mar 2016 13:44

Wow.... looks like you guys had a ball !!!!

I only got back from Moz on this last Sunday, after extending and again extending the holiday....

Those pics and videos really look great !!
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Post by Tinus lotz » 29 Mar 2016 13:52

We missed you dude ....needed more smoke along the trail....lol :salute:

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Post by ricster » 29 Mar 2016 14:15

Yeah... I enjoy Moegatle !!

But after a little tinkering with the turbo ( I had a few bolts that were not doing the things they needed to do ), and borrowing Juices boost gauge I set up my turbo on 0.8 bar boost, and ....... WOW..... what a difference !!!!

My turbo has clearly been leaking for a little while now. My black smoke is almost minimal now, and the Iron Maiden hops into action like never before. I also got 12.6L/100km loaded to Ponto, doing 120Km/h most of the way.
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Post by Alex Roux » 29 Mar 2016 14:21

ricster wrote:Wow.... looks like you guys had a ball !!!!

I only got back from Moz on this last Sunday, after extending and again extending the holiday....

Those pics and videos really look great !!
Cedric

In 2014, you, Juice, Thabbies and myself drove up Koos. I cannot recall who else.
Would you do it again though?

I could not lift my front quite as high at Ryperd as before, but I got stuck proper to make up for it, and needed lots of :helpsign:
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Post by ricster » 29 Mar 2016 14:43

Hmmmmm.... yeah I don't recall now off hand, but I think Rod C also went up.

Will I go up again..... yeah, but I wouldn't do it without Alex ( guide ) in the Patrol with me. I would rather be a live coward than a dead hero....... :rolling: :rolling: :rolling:

And besides, if something did go wrong, and I survived, my wife will blikesem me till I die..... :rolling: :rolling: :rolling:
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Post by Alex Roux » 29 Mar 2016 15:32

ricster wrote:Hmmmmm.... yeah I don't recall now off hand, but I think Rod C also went up.
Rod C & Grootseun went up in 2012.

As fluke would have it, I bumped into Rod and his wife in Emmarentia park last week. We were both taking our dogs for some leg stretching.
He is getting is GQ ready for the CKGR later this year.
He was tempted to join us on the river trip lastyear, so I encouraged him to perhaps do it this year as we are having a repeat.
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Post by ricster » 29 Mar 2016 16:45

Sweeeeeeet.

Yeah you are right about Rod. That was 2012 when he went up.
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