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Offline Grootseun

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« on: June 14, 2006, 12:48:28 pm »
I have been invited by one of my mates (ride’s a Ducati 996 and ktoom 450 or sumthin enduro) to join them on a run close to where we live. I had some mixed feelings about joining the mx’ers on their ride, after all, I ride a elephant in relation to their nimble ponies.. I was also quite surprised that I would be invited by the enduro boys but then realised that there is none of that elitist bullshit discussed so many times on forums everywhere.

But then it dawned on me…”Why the hell not?” on the rides I have joined with forum members, the road up and down the crater was the most technical bit (other than the breedtsnek ouens that went up babyhead hill) encountered on the forum rides. And I have really been wanting to do more technical riding.

The comments on 650 vs 1200 got me thinking that I really do not use my bike to it’s full capabilities…I would also like to enhance my own riding abilities by nudging the envelope every now and then. The only thing holding me back is the fact that if something has to happen with my scoot I will be transportless, nor do I have one of those little money trees in the back garden.

So I have decided this, and it is of utmost importance to mentally prepare for a ride like this.

1)   I have nothing to prove.
2)   I am going to have fun
3)   I have lots to learn
4)   Turning around and heading back is not a shame
5)   Take pictures. (hopefully I will have the use of a digital)
6)   Relax… it’s only a bike.
7)   190kg’s aint that heavy in the big scheme of things.

I will try my utmost to post a ride report. I am quite excited to see how stofdonkie and rider will fare in the roughstuff.
 

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« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2006, 12:53:53 pm »
:happy1:
 

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« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2006, 12:53:54 pm »
Good on ya GS, maybe show them how it's done :D
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« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2006, 12:55:39 pm »
Have fun dude !

You will do most things, just a bit slower and always remember its not bad to find an alternative way around if faced with an obstacle or climb the Dakkie cant handle.
 

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« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2006, 01:24:58 pm »
Give it horns!!!


And remember....be polite and wait for them to catch up every now and then.
When in doubt...grab throttle!!!
 

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« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2006, 01:26:26 pm »
Lead them to open sections where the higher top end of the Dakkie will leave them in the dust.
Avoid rocks and whoops.  ;o)
 

Offline Grootseun

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« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2006, 01:42:03 pm »
thanx guys all i can say is: Is it saturday already?????
 

Offline LiveInTheOutdoors

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« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2006, 02:24:11 pm »
Your Dakar is a mucho capable bike.

Enjoy the ride, and FOR SURE push the envelope. You might surprise yourself with your innate ability
very minute is a chance to turn it all around - Vanilla Sky



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Offline X Banana Boy

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« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2006, 02:35:06 pm »
Have a great ride and remember  :useless:    :D
 

Offline JourneyMan

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Re: Goin riding with the MX boys
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2006, 04:11:50 pm »
Quote from: "Grootseun"
... I ride a elephant in relation to their nimble ponies..


Don't you mean "donkie"?

Your'e attitude and approach is correct. Go and enjoy and show them a thing or two!
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« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2006, 09:44:21 pm »
Go for it ou Groote!!!! Most of all have fun..

and just once more in case you forgot!!

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« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2006, 10:56:09 am »
aye, grootseun, that's the spirit!