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Re: Newbie Ride Guateng 21/06/08 Report:
« Reply #20 on: June 22, 2008, 08:37:12 am »
All these bikes and people and Gunda is talking to the ants !!
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Re: Newbie Ride Guateng 21/06/08 Report:
« Reply #21 on: June 22, 2008, 09:03:13 am »
Had a great time. It was the first time with a pillion and it went really well. Mrs Zerc also enjoyed it and it's a real plus that now I can share my enjoyment of these rides with her. Nice to chat to the WDs again and to hear all the funny stories.
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Re: Newbie Ride Guateng 21/06/08 Report:
« Reply #22 on: June 22, 2008, 01:26:49 pm »
It was the first time my wife joined me as pillion on a dirt ride also and it is a very different experience than without a pillion.  The XT did very well and dealt with every oeps in its stride.  I love it!
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Re: Newbie Ride Guateng 21/06/08 Report:
« Reply #23 on: June 22, 2008, 02:21:34 pm »
Was my first outing with the WD's and enjoyed it even more than I expected I would.

Blazes thanks for a brilliant day.
Ryperd thanks for riding sweeper (sucking dust the whole day long) and showing us a intersting way home.

Cheers to the rest of the guys and gals I met (old and new dogs).
Must do it again.
 

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Re: Newbie Ride Guateng 21/06/08 Report:
« Reply #24 on: June 22, 2008, 02:45:37 pm »
What a ride!

What an awesome sight looking in your rear view mirror and seeing so many bikes.

As a group the WD's turned a lot of heads on the roads!

As usual Blazes supplied some fantastic roads and tracks to for us to enjoy our DS bikes to their fullest!

I had one "Faaaaark" moment on the way home following Ryperd (Thanks for leading the route home by the way it was fantastic!)

We were riding next to the railway tracks on a rather stony track when I stopped to check on Li's progress, when I pull away I hear this horrendous grinding noise!
My first thought was Fark dead gear box!
My second thought was NOOOO not this far from home!
My Third thought was "This is a KLR they don't just break, sure bits fall off from time to time  ;) but they go on forever right!"

I kill the engine and restart all is normal, I pull away and GRRRRRRRRRRRRRR  :o
Now it sounds like the front sprocket is loose or striped but yet the bike pulls away like normal.
I dismount and take a close look at the chain and all seems fine  ???
I start the bike and walk next to it in 1st, Thats when I see it, a stone about the size of my thumb had by some fluke landed on top of the chain and gone into the front sprocket cover, as I go forward the stone bounces around between the chain and the cover.
I revers and few meters and it falls out. I check the chain and cover and all is fine just a few scratches inside the cover.

I continue the ride and promise to never doubt my beasts reliability again.


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Re: Newbie Ride Guateng 21/07/08 Report:
« Reply #25 on: June 22, 2008, 02:54:44 pm »
Iā??ve been waiting all day for this reportā?¦. What a fantastic turnout, well done on yet another super ride and report.
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Re: Newbie Ride Guateng 21/07/08 Report:
« Reply #26 on: June 22, 2008, 02:56:56 pm »
Thanks blazes and everybody else involved. It was a very enjoyable ride! Nice to meet even more WD's.  See you next time.
Pleasure Lourens. Glad to see you behaved yourself and did not try any overtaking moves with your wife on the back. ;D
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Re: Newbie Ride Guateng 21/06/08 Report:
« Reply #27 on: June 22, 2008, 04:16:27 pm »
Nice report, glad it wasnt to muddy for you folks.

Im off to sulk.................. :-[
 

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Re: Newbie Ride Guateng 21/07/08 Report:
« Reply #28 on: June 22, 2008, 04:50:54 pm »
This looks like it was a great ride... and i was stuck at the "office" >:(
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Re: Newbie Ride Guateng 21/06/08 Report:
« Reply #29 on: June 22, 2008, 04:53:10 pm »
Great ride, thanks Blazes. As always it's great to meet some new dogs and see some previously well - met ones again.


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Re: Newbie Ride Guateng 21/06/08 Report:
« Reply #30 on: June 22, 2008, 04:56:42 pm »
Nice that you could make the Ride Gunda. You are a inspiration for the Newbies and even some of the Oldies with your Never ending stories, Your Coffee breaks, your passion for riding and lo and behold--everytime i ride with you ::) You get Bitten by a SNAKE and the snakebite serum antidote has to come out ;D
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Re: Newbie Ride Guateng 21/06/08 Report:
« Reply #31 on: June 22, 2008, 04:59:01 pm »
Had a great time. It was the first time with a pillion and it went really well. Mrs Zerc also enjoyed it and it's a real plus that now I can share my enjoyment of these rides with her. Nice to chat to the WDs again and to hear all the funny stories.
Thanks for the ride Blazes.
Pleasure Zerc. Glad you could join us. I see you have found the right bike for you ;) The two of you seemed in your element. Nice to see two up enjoying themselves ;D
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Re: Newbie Ride Guateng 21/06/08 Report:
« Reply #32 on: June 22, 2008, 05:01:25 pm »
Was my first outing with the WD's and enjoyed it even more than I expected I would.

Blazes thanks for a brilliant day.
Ryperd thanks for riding sweeper (sucking dust the whole day long) and showing us a intersting way home.

Cheers to the rest of the guys and gals I met (old and new dogs).
Must do it again.
Glad you enjoyed youself Tudutchi ;) Ther are many more of those rides planned later in the year.
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Re: Newbie Ride Guateng 21/06/08 Report:
« Reply #33 on: June 22, 2008, 05:09:47 pm »
Anyone on the Ride saw what happened to these two riders ??? I know Splash did not hav a puncture as i fixed it properly the last time ??? An d what happened to Malgat :o
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Re: Newbie Ride Guateng 21/06/08 Report:
« Reply #34 on: June 22, 2008, 05:42:29 pm »
What a pleasure meeting with so many new faces!!! Think Blazes got me hooked with the WD's and wud luv to do plenty more of his trips - lots of experience there.

Strange how one hooks up with ppl that u knew or heard off ten, twenty, thirty years later - still doing the dirt thing. Pity I missed out on the ride afterwards but will definitely hook up at some other time.

A million thanks to Blazes and everyone else involved in the ride. 

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Re: Newbie Ride Guateng 21/06/08 Report:
« Reply #35 on: June 22, 2008, 07:02:50 pm »
Blazes, I saw Malgat at the Micro Brewers thingie at harties in the afternoon.

Tells me he limped from garage to garage but got back and had to change his back tyre - says there was a cut in it that kept causing punctures.

Splash I saw at the start and at the first regroup (I think) and then I remember an orange bike heading off on tar - left where we went right. Could have been splash.
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Re: Newbie Ride Guateng 21/06/08 Report:
« Reply #36 on: June 22, 2008, 07:08:18 pm »
I continue the ride and promise to never doubt my beasts reliability again.

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Re: Newbie Ride Guateng 21/06/08 Report:
« Reply #37 on: June 22, 2008, 07:16:00 pm »
What a pleasure meeting with so many new faces!!! Think Blazes got me hooked with the WD's and wud luv to do plenty more of his trips - lots of experience there.

Strange how one hooks up with ppl that u knew or heard off ten, twenty, thirty years later - still doing the dirt thing. Pity I missed out on the ride afterwards but will definitely hook up at some other time.

A million thanks to Blazes and everyone else involved in the ride. 

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Man that was so cool to speak to you and remeber When and Who and all those mad things we did for FUN ;D Hope to see you soon. ;)
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Re: Newbie Ride Guateng 21/06/08 Report:
« Reply #38 on: June 22, 2008, 07:23:15 pm »
Nice report, glad it wasnt to muddy for you folks.

Im off to sulk.................. :-[
Sulk Sulk Sulk ??? That aint gonna help you Smithey we had about as much rain as we were riders ;D 26 drops :) Mud No Dust yes. I have my fix for the week ;D
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Re: Newbie Ride Guateng 21/06/08 Report:
« Reply #39 on: June 22, 2008, 07:24:42 pm »
Yeah yaeh ok, I have to admit that I'm probly the slowest monkey around. Li and Blondie (Tonteldooos' wife) and all the others, were far ahead of me at every meeting point. But that is what I enjoy. I ride slow even on tar, and the dogs never even once told me to go faster, if I want to go slow, I'm allowed to go slow. Thanks a lot guys and girls. You people rock, and I love riding with you.

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