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Title: Camel toes at Fossil Rock
Post by: Ratel on December 14, 2008, 08:42:04 pm
Myself and Francois, my French neighbor rode out to a place called Fossil rock. One has to be careful not to connect with a camel here. Apparently you can even buy "camel insurance" ;D 
Title: Re: Camel toes at Fossil Rock
Post by: Ratel on December 14, 2008, 08:43:44 pm
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Post by: Bakkie on December 14, 2008, 08:50:47 pm
damn that looks like a nice "hot" place to play
Title: Re: Camel toes at Fossil Rock
Post by: Ratel on December 14, 2008, 08:59:50 pm
The daytime weather is wonderful at the moment, temperature stays around 25 degrees C. The nights are getting cold though it drops all the way to about 17 degrees, brrrrrrr...
Title: Re: Camel toes at Fossil Rock
Post by: Ratel on December 14, 2008, 09:20:32 pm
Here is the bird's eye view ;)
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Post by: Tonteldoos on December 14, 2008, 10:14:26 pm
Ratel you look like an alien with the helmet & goggles on  ::)
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Post by: letsgofishing on January 21, 2009, 07:41:19 am
Are you allowed to ride anywhere in the desert? - are any areas protected, or due you just turn off the tar and ride?
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Post by: Davie_sprocket on January 21, 2009, 07:49:44 am
Brings back memories.

I miss the riding in Saudi.

"See that hill there in the distance! race you there!"
Title: Re: Camel toes at Fossil Rock
Post by: LeonDude on January 21, 2009, 07:51:00 am
Lots of sunshine I see.
Title: Re: Camel toes at Fossil Rock
Post by: Ratel on January 21, 2009, 08:58:47 am
Are you allowed to ride anywhere in the desert? - are any areas protected, or due you just turn off the tar and ride?

If there are any protected areas I haven't found them yet - I'm lying, we had to circumnavigate a military base the other day ;D
We've been doing exactly that, turning off the tar and just going.
Title: Re: Camel toes at Fossil Rock
Post by: the_wes on January 21, 2009, 09:11:49 am
Ratel, first off, your bike. please stop posting your ride reports - i have to clean the drool off my keyboard each time...

then i see you got yourself a pair of icon gloves - which ones are they and how do you find riding offroad with them?
Title: Re: Camel toes at Fossil Rock
Post by: Ratel on January 21, 2009, 09:42:25 am
Ratel, first off, your bike. please stop posting your ride reports - i have to clean the drool off my keyboard each time...

then i see you got yourself a pair of icon gloves - which ones are they and how do you find riding offroad with them?

He-he ;D As they say: "watch this space" :mwink:

I bought the gloves at Yamaha in Centurion for about R500 if I remember. Honestly the best and most comfortable gloves I have owned. After nearly 2 years they are still good to go, no loose stitching or any other problems. I especially like the fact that they are beefy enough for road use and cool, comfortable enough for off road use. They are called "Super Duty"

http://www.rideicon.com/product_details.jsp?rank=110&category=1664&id=7033&tab=overview&view=front
Title: Re: Camel toes at Fossil Rock
Post by: Fugly on January 21, 2009, 09:46:33 am
Sheeeze was I misled by the thread subject...For a sec (very brief one) I thought about camel toes at an oldagehome  ;D

Lovely area to ride I must say!
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Post by: Ama ride ride on January 21, 2009, 10:16:02 am
Ratel

Ek beny jou...weet jy dit?...
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Post by: Carlos on January 21, 2009, 11:22:31 am
the KTM got a standard tank on?
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Post by: ROOI on January 21, 2009, 11:23:59 am
Gees dit is lekker ryplek .
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Post by: edgy on January 21, 2009, 12:25:34 pm
Stunning! :thumleft:
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Post by: Kenisis on January 21, 2010, 12:01:08 pm
Hi there Ratel.

Have you done any other rides round the UAE? There is a group of us that run arround on smaller 450`s. We generally do the Triangle. Army base to Cattle Grid to Fossil rock and Back. Some times we do Al Ain to Fossil rock and then the Bab Al Shams to to Fossil rock and Back.

I am trying to expand the distances to get in excess of 150km Trips.

PLease let me know if you have any exciting routes!

Keni
Title: Re: Camel toes at Fossil Rock
Post by: cocky on January 21, 2010, 12:11:04 pm
Sheeeze was I misled by the thread subject...For a sec (very brief one) I thought about camel toes at an oldagehome  ;D

Lovely area to ride I must say!
Fugly, got all excited myself when i saw cameltoe's........ turned out to be rocks and camels!
Nice area to ride in all the same, looks heaps of fun!
Title: Re: Camel toes at Fossil Rock
Post by: Frohan Visser on January 21, 2010, 12:14:10 pm
Nice one Ratel!!
I like that "Rally look" of the XR!!

"17 degrees brrrrr".....ha..ha....!!!!
Title: Re: Camel toes at Fossil Rock
Post by: BlueBull2007 on February 02, 2010, 12:20:26 am
Ratel, give us some more RRīs pics in your area. Im getting tired of re-reading this one! ;D
Title: Re: Camel toes at Fossil Rock
Post by: Ratel on February 02, 2010, 07:45:15 pm
Ja, ja, give me a chance ;D