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Re: Quarry riding - awesome playpen - be careful of crime and oncoming traffic
« Reply #5160 on: August 11, 2017, 12:42:46 pm »
Leaving Sunday 9am from The Barrel. Threatening to be the largest gathering of 250cc Yamahas ever seen in the wild.

Plus there might be some long lost riders. Promises, pfft!
The ne'er-do-wells seem to be doing quite well for a change.

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« Reply #5161 on: August 11, 2017, 01:01:12 pm »
Leaving Sunday 9am from The Barrel. Threatening to be the largest gathering of 250cc Yamahas ever seen in the wild.

Plus there might be some long lost riders. Promises, pfft!
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Re: Quarry riding - awesome playpen - be careful of crime and oncoming traffic
« Reply #5162 on: August 11, 2017, 01:29:15 pm »
Leaving Sunday 9am from The Barrel. Threatening to be the largest gathering of 250cc Yamahas ever seen in the wild.

Plus there might be some long lost riders. Promises, pfft!
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Maybe I will join on my Yamaha 250cc as well

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« Reply #5163 on: August 12, 2017, 06:48:44 pm »
Will you guys be heading past the bridge? Thinking of tagging along.

Edit: Scratch that thought. I just realised I've left my boots on the other side of the peninsula. Sadness. Given my history, I don't ride without protected feet.
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« Reply #5164 on: August 12, 2017, 10:16:19 pm »
We'll see you guys out there. If we can't keep up with the Yamaha's we'll meet up at the Barrel afterwards
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« Reply #5165 on: August 13, 2017, 04:06:25 pm »
An Apology:
I have become accustomed to leading these rides because it used to be true that I knew the tracks better than most. And then it became a habit.  But really I think the other riders took pity on me and put me in front so that they didn't have to turn around when I fell. Today I swept on a big quarry ride (Thank you Dogmatix for leading). There were something in the order of 14 riders. Being at the back was new to me and showed me how very fortunate I have been all these years.So my apology is to all the guys and girls over such a long time who have ridden behind me, and especially those who have followed a group and had to cope with a churned up and rutted track. How are new riders ever expected to enjoy the experience when they're put at every disadvantage on every ride? And a big thank you to the patient riders who have swept for so may rides.



Today was really lekker. We had 3 finalists from the Honda Quest, two of them on ATs. We had two 690s a few 450s a bunch of 250s, and two 230s. And everyone was in good spirits and enjoyed their morning out. Thank you so much.

The ne'er-do-wells seem to be doing quite well for a change.

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Re: Quarry riding - awesome playpen - be careful of crime and oncoming traffic
« Reply #5166 on: August 13, 2017, 04:16:22 pm »
An Apology:
I have become accustomed to leading these rides because it used to be true that I knew the tracks better than most. And then it became a habit.  But really I think the other riders took pity on me and put me in front so that they didn't have to turn around when I fell. Today I swept on a big quarry ride (Thank you Dogmatix for leading). There were something in the order of 14 riders. Being at the back was new to me and showed me how very fortunate I have been all these years.So my apology is to all the guys and girls over such a long time who have ridden behind me, and especially those who have followed a group and had to cope with a churned up and rutted track. How are new riders ever expected to enjoy the experience when they're put at every disadvantage on every ride? And a big thank you to the patient riders who have swept for so may rides.



Today was really lekker. We had 3 finalists from the Honda Quest, two of them on ATs. We had two 690s a few 450s a bunch of 250s, and two 230s. And everyone was in good spirits and enjoyed their morning out. Thank you so much.
It was a good ride.  The best motivation to improve, is to get to the front of the pack.
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« Reply #5167 on: August 13, 2017, 06:43:54 pm »
John  - Angus and I was going to do some slow sand riding to train for Quest.

He said we should join the group and I am glad we did. He was so impressed that he wants to bring his son sometime.

Over the years I have been fortunate enough to be lead by you on many quarry rides. Unfortunately I have also seen you go down as a result, but it was and still is what the quarry is about.

It is not a race. It is a fun day out with great people. If there is one name synonymous with that area it is you and I would much rather prefer to be lead by you than anyone else (no disrespect Andrew).

Whether you lead or sweep your presence is comforting.

Keep doing ng what you love - and have a wonderful birthday tomorrow!!!
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« Reply #5168 on: August 13, 2017, 09:00:44 pm »
Well said KK, very true words  :thumleft: Thanks for a lekka chilled ride, just what I needed to clear my mind today.

One thing I found more noticeable today than previously (maybe because I haven't been on the bike for a while) is that it's way more difficulty to ride sand slowly than it is to ride it at pace. I really struggle on the tight turns if I can't hit them with any sort of pace, the front kind of wonders all over the place  :o
With the group reaching higher numbers now and a lot of noobs joining, maybe we should get one of the more experienced sand masters to give us a short training course on mastering the basics one Sunday. What say you guys/gals?
I'm not talking about serious MX skills type stuff, just basic positioning on bike and throttle control etc. to make life easier on those tight turns and whoops, nothing longer than a 1hr session with some skill practice thrown in on a small figure of 8 course?
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« Reply #5169 on: August 14, 2017, 08:44:38 am »
So well said, I feel so safe when I go out there with John. Thank you for all the encouragement and the tracks you constructed over the years. Have a special day today.

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« Reply #5170 on: August 14, 2017, 09:00:18 am »
Happy Birthday to our fearless Quarry leader John, thanks for your tireless dedication to leading the group every Sunday and clearing out paths better than any mechanical device known to man  ;)  :thumleft: :3some:
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Re: Quarry riding - awesome playpen - be careful of crime and oncoming traffic
« Reply #5171 on: August 14, 2017, 09:13:47 pm »
Yip, hip and hooray!  John, I hope you spent today either cleaning or riding your bike. 
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Re: Quarry riding - awesome playpen - be careful of crime and oncoming traffic
« Reply #5172 on: August 17, 2017, 03:58:17 pm »
Enjoy the riding - I'll be away this weekend.
The ne'er-do-wells seem to be doing quite well for a change.