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Zone7 1st Time Big Fat XR650L
« on: October 08, 2013, 09:06:47 am »
Ant and myself went to Zone7 for the 1st Time, I took the Big XR650L and Ant opted for his XR250. We only managed 2 laps of the enduro route but was truly stuffed for the day. We decided to make this a monthly ride. Really something excellent to improve my riding skills. We did only just over 20km for the day, maybe more next time?  :imaposer:

Saw Murry and his son riding there for the day as well. Good stuff

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Track of days ride in file below
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Re: Zone7 1st Time Big Fat XR650L
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2013, 12:49:05 pm »
Cool pics...  :thumleft:
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Re: Zone7 1st Time Big Fat XR650L
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2013, 01:06:40 pm »
2 laps of that sand on the 650 is good going, well done.
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Re: Zone7 1st Time Big Fat XR650L
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2013, 03:34:34 pm »
Lekke Langebaners!!
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Re: Zone7 1st Time Big Fat XR650L
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2013, 08:09:38 am »
I wouldn't mind joining on my 650L.. Let us know about the next one in "Planning a ride"
 

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Re: Zone7 1st Time Big Fat XR650L
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2013, 08:14:13 am »
I wouldn't mind joining on my 650L.. Let us know about the next one in "Planning a ride"


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Re: Zone7 1st Time Big Fat XR650L
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2013, 07:59:15 pm »
Grondpaaie, it was great to catch up with you and Ant again.

I have to tell you that I am SUPER IMPRESSED with how you throw that 650 around, it is not easy to do 2 laps of that endure route on that bike. Well done.

If you guys are going once a month just drop me a mail and I will happily join you guys. I am trying my hand at MX riding as well even though I totally suck at it, so once a month around the endure loop and throw in a few laps of MX - sounds like a good day out to me.

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Re: Zone7 1st Time Big Fat XR650L
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2013, 02:21:38 pm »

I have to tell you that I am SUPER IMPRESSED ...., it is not easy to do 2 laps of that endure route on that bike. Well done.


Not  :pot:    ...I think you need to work at it  ;D

And that is not me say that, it is my 10 year old that would happily burn a tank of petrol between ice creams ...

He wanted to know why you were standing next to your bikes in all off the pics.









Only joking, there is no better way to improve your ability than doing track work...it might actually save you and your bike somewhere in an emergency situation.
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Re: Zone7 1st Time Big Fat XR650L
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2013, 04:06:15 pm »

I have to tell you that I am SUPER IMPRESSED ...., it is not easy to do 2 laps of that endure route on that bike. Well done.


Not  :pot:    ...I think you need to work at it  ;D

And that is not me say that, it is my 10 year old that would happily burn a tank of petrol between ice creams ...

He wanted to know why you were standing next to your bikes in all off the pics.









Only joking, there is no better way to improve your ability than doing track work...it might actually save you and your bike somewhere in an emergency situation.

Hey Dave

Next time you guys come as well and Murray and his laaitie. In my defense we only had my cellphone to take pictures so it was during the rest periods.  :imaposer: And I needed the rest.

I am sure it will improve my skills, thats why I want to go do once a month.

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Re: Zone7 1st Time Big Fat XR650L
« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2013, 05:00:33 pm »
listen here.. tell your kid to come ride a 650L around the track then he can talk kak  :imaposer: :peepwall:

To be honest what lets okes like me down is my fitness, I am just too lazy to get lekker riding fit, 2 laps around wither the endure loop or even the MX track and I am stuffed. Then again, I think I am doing things the hard way by not flying through the air like the pro's
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Re: Zone7 1st Time Big Fat XR650L
« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2013, 10:10:38 am »
Lekker soos n krekker Grondpaaie!! If you can do this once per month, and more often as soon as possible, you will be amazed at the increase in you bike-fitness.

Now Berserker, shall we see some photos of you doing the same on your XR650R? :peepwall: :pot: :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:
I know you can do it quite easily, if only you could get the bike started. :peepwall:
 

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Re: Zone7 1st Time Big Fat XR650L
« Reply #11 on: October 13, 2013, 10:55:24 am »

I know you can do it quite easily, if only you could get the bike started. :peepwall:


Whilst you were sunning yourself in Oranjemund, I spent 8 hours in the saddle, prepping the Koue Bokkeveld 200.

Yesterday, whilst you were in the process of being hen pecked pretending to put up a fence but actually showing of your Namib tan, I braved the elements (4 degrees in driving rain) finishing up the aforementioned Koue Bokkeveld 200....9 hours later, it is finished.

It also has a social class, catering for tanned fence builders and Zone 7 two lappers (hint hint)

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Re: Zone7 1st Time Big Fat XR650L
« Reply #12 on: October 13, 2013, 11:51:29 am »
Looks good Dave......
Can't wait to get back into some of that!
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Re: Zone7 1st Time Big Fat XR650L
« Reply #13 on: October 13, 2013, 08:07:10 pm »
 :o

look at those rocks

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What is the Bokkeveld 200  ???
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Re: Zone7 1st Time Big Fat XR650L
« Reply #14 on: October 13, 2013, 08:32:28 pm »
What is the Bokkeveld 200  ???

Last round of the 2013 WCOC/WJOC  offroad series....

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=133929.0

Bought you the past West Coast Baja:

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=133929.
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Re: Zone7 1st Time Big Fat XR650L
« Reply #15 on: October 13, 2013, 09:00:06 pm »
@ fuzzy googles your friend  :laughing4:
 

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Re: Zone7 1st Time Big Fat XR650L
« Reply #16 on: October 13, 2013, 09:10:34 pm »
bah, if everyone used Google this forum wouldn't exist

Come Gavin, bring your 250, lets enter.. i'm keen.
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Re: Zone7 1st Time Big Fat XR650L
« Reply #17 on: October 13, 2013, 09:11:39 pm »
Looks awesome, keen to participate if all goes well! Details?
 

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Re: Zone7 1st Time Big Fat XR650L
« Reply #18 on: October 13, 2013, 11:42:45 pm »
Looks awesome, keen to participate if all goes well! Details?

It is an awesome series, guys like LoodPb (XR650L) used it as a work out for the Amageza.
See Buff's comments:

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=116500.msg2454587#msg2454587

Quite a few forum members (all shapes and sizes) participating:


Breekbeen XT660
Tour: KTM 950 SE  :o )
LoodPb  XR650L
Weskus: KDX200
YamiSuper10: WR450
GJ: Beta 300
MrBig: XR400
Wihan
Buff

Hopefully soon FuzzyMuzzy, Grondpaaie, Ant

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Re: Zone7 1st Time Big Fat XR650L
« Reply #19 on: October 14, 2013, 12:19:25 am »
Event takes place this Sat, sadly I will have to miss this one. Have a compulsory meeting to attend.. Can't we organise another ride like this? We need more rides with that type of terrain.