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« on: December 24, 2015, 05:52:39 pm »
So I took an early holiday in December and decided to go play on the dirt bike at the Country Trax training farm in Amersfoort. Unfortunately the same weekend I had in mind they were doing their last course for the year.

They had eleven riders booked for the advance big bikes course. So I thought great, leave the dirt bike and I jumped on the GS and rode down on Thursday to join the fun.
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Re: !xi !xom !xak
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2015, 05:54:18 pm »
Awesome Ride Report boet  :imaposer:
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Re: !xi !xom !xak
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2015, 06:02:43 pm »
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« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2015, 06:15:18 pm »
Patience ... struggling with the uploads ... looks like I have to compress the photos or use photobucket
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Re: !xi !xom !xak
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2015, 06:19:56 pm »
Our instructors for the weekend







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Re: !xi !xom !xak
« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2015, 06:25:52 pm »
man dit lyk somer lekker en baie pret.  :thumleft: :thumleft: :ricky:
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Re: !xi !xom !xak
« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2015, 06:26:19 pm »
Normally the course begins with a night ride on Thursday. But soon after we arrived that afternoon the rain came down in bucket loads. It was raining so bad we were sure the night ride would be cancelled.

Then in typical Jan Staal fashion: Gentlemen, thank you for bringing us rain this weekend. We will reward you with a nice ride in the forest at night in the mud  >:D >:D

With those words that was it, the course had begun:









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« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2015, 06:29:01 pm »
Some photos of the night ride:





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« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2015, 06:42:31 pm »
Friday we woke to a beautiful sunny day. After a nice breakfast we get the day started with some easy warm up exercises:







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« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2015, 06:44:43 pm »
Soon as the bodies are loosen up and the bikes warmed up, then things start to get interesting:







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Re: !xi !xom !xak
« Reply #10 on: December 24, 2015, 06:49:10 pm »
There is a now very famous Afrikaans saying which people use all the time when they see trouble coming: Hier kom kak  >:D

Most don't know that this saying actually comes from the Khoisan language. The original saying in Khoisan is: !xi !xom !xak  

And yes !xak was coming our way:










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« Reply #11 on: December 24, 2015, 06:56:37 pm »
Then we get a bit of a break from the training ground. We go on an outride to cool the big motors down and enjoy the farm a bit:













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« Reply #12 on: December 24, 2015, 07:04:03 pm »
One or two other exercises and Friday is gone. This was downhill braking, slow race style:





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Re: !xi !xom !xak
« Reply #13 on: December 25, 2015, 11:39:30 am »
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Re: !xi !xom !xak
« Reply #14 on: December 25, 2015, 01:19:38 pm »
was it Roger that took the blue LC for a swim?
 

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Re: !xi !xom !xak
« Reply #15 on: December 25, 2015, 02:33:02 pm »
No Roger was helping to recover it. He was one of the instructors and playing role of sweeper at the time
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« Reply #16 on: December 25, 2015, 04:21:44 pm »
Did it suck mutch water?

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Re: !xi !xom !xak
« Reply #17 on: December 25, 2015, 05:01:26 pm »
Fortunately the new LC has quite high air intakes. Just got stuck at an awkward angle and needed some manpower to reverse out.

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Re: !xi !xom !xak
« Reply #18 on: December 25, 2015, 05:15:56 pm »
subscribed. there is a vid out on facebook also of this course. next year I also want to join!
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Re: !xi !xom !xak
« Reply #19 on: December 25, 2015, 05:48:01 pm »
Something I think I can benefit from.
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