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Offline eberhard

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Re: First ride on the Rally: going Postal (and other by-ways)
« Reply #20 on: May 06, 2018, 01:22:48 pm »
The ground surface off the road consisted of very deep gravel: miniature slippery river pebbles trying to act like sand. Try to ride it from a standstill on a heavy bike and this is the result:

The first thing we did was plonk the bike on its side, fill the hole the rear wheel had dug and have Lance try again. Same hole-digging result.

Second tactic: Lie the bike down again, drag it around until its wheels are in the big pebbles rather than in the small pebbles, lift bike back up, rock it back and forth to build momentum, and then give it gas and an almighty push on the forward rock. Success!


Many years back I had a similar experience on a similar mountain pass. I was solo and ended up stripping the bike of all that could be stripped and still ride, and carrying all about 30m further to more manageable ground. Then get the bike up, ride it there and refit all.
« Last Edit: May 06, 2018, 04:02:15 pm by eberhard »
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Offline MRK Miller

Re: First ride on the Rally: going Postal (and other by-ways)
« Reply #21 on: May 06, 2018, 03:50:47 pm »
Wow is the only word coming to mind at the moment. Awesome country side. Wow, the sunset photos, the video clip, the passes. Darn just everything. Most beautiful part of the world you have there. The rocks and stuff. Ok will stop now. Lastly thank you for sharing, for else us gangsters up in gangsters paradise  would never get to experience that stunning landscape 
I would rather fall a thousand times, and keep riding, than to stop riding and never fall
 

Offline blauth

Re: First ride on the Rally: going Postal (and other by-ways)
« Reply #22 on: May 06, 2018, 07:33:52 pm »
Excellent ride report Zanie. It's awesome to see you can relax and enjoy your ride because you're not over biked.

All the photo's and the account of your adventure really makes one envious....

Lekker one.  :thumleft:

Offline Omninorm

Re: First ride on the Rally: going Postal (and other by-ways)
« Reply #23 on: May 07, 2018, 09:37:34 am »
Very nice!  :thumleft:
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