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Re: Verneukpan 2018
« Reply #40 on: June 07, 2018, 05:34:54 pm »
Sunset at the bell is really something.
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Re: Verneukpan 2018
« Reply #41 on: June 07, 2018, 05:38:14 pm »
By the time you see the sun set, it has been gone for 4 minutes. It takes that long for the light to reach earth...
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Re: Verneukpan 2018
« Reply #42 on: June 07, 2018, 05:40:39 pm »
Riding on the pan is always a unique experience!
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Re: Verneukpan 2018
« Reply #43 on: June 07, 2018, 05:42:33 pm »
There is even some life on the pan. This one tried in vain to hide beneath my boot. Where else would he go?
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Re: Verneukpan 2018
« Reply #44 on: June 07, 2018, 05:44:25 pm »
Alas, off to the muisbosskerm for camaraderie and supper. You should really taste Loeriesfontein lam!
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Re: Verneukpan 2018
« Reply #45 on: June 07, 2018, 05:48:24 pm »
True campers start a fire whenever they can. Waking up cannot happen without one.
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Re: Verneukpan 2018
« Reply #46 on: June 07, 2018, 05:50:27 pm »
Back home was uneventful. Driving past SALT towards Carnarvon was a pleasant surprize.
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Re: Verneukpan 2018
« Reply #47 on: June 07, 2018, 05:54:22 pm »
Our pantoffelheld Kelly returned home on Sunday - your presence added huge value - thanks for riding with us Kelly!, while Mapsource and I slept over in Sutherland before avoiding the rain back home on Monday morning. We planned to go down Ouberg pass, but with imminent rain we rode to Laingsburg and took the scenic Witteberge road towards Worcester.
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Re: Verneukpan 2018
« Reply #48 on: June 07, 2018, 05:57:37 pm »
I thought that I would survive the rain and put on a rain jacket just before Worcester. At the 1Stop 10km later I had to kit up as much as I could to keep dry. Strong winds and downpours accompanied me through Du Toitskloof, but I arrived safely home later the afternoon. Even my number plate got washed!
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Re: Verneukpan 2018
« Reply #49 on: June 07, 2018, 06:00:14 pm »
Thank you Stoffel for organizing a brilliant Verneukpan 2018 ride. And thank you for the wonderful company and new friends made. The ride was worth the while!
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Re: Verneukpan 2018
« Reply #50 on: June 08, 2018, 07:53:38 am »
Thx for the phodies  :thumleft:

I must add I did not envy Mapsource or Transporter with their bikes through the mud there and back  :biggrin:
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Re: Verneukpan 2018
« Reply #51 on: June 08, 2018, 01:47:45 pm »
Ek het nie eers gesien of gevra nie, maar het jy ook bietjie modder op die crashbars gekry by die hek Jean?
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Re: Verneukpan 2018
« Reply #52 on: June 08, 2018, 02:44:54 pm »
Just as an FYI:

I am a staunch TKC80 supporter (front wont ever change) but with the 990 I started out (rear tyre) on the Pirelli scorpion Rally's - good tyres, but a lot of road noise.

In the 18" I decided to give the EO7's a go - reasoning being after every trip I just don't have enough tread left for a following trip and from what I heard they gave good mileage despite wringing the throttle.
I have now done every type of road surface and can honestly say I would replace the current one (EO7) with another, maybe just the new bigger blocked one.

I heat cycled it properly and have had no issues whatsoever with them.  Yes sure they slide a bit further out in corners and you have to throttle them back in, and also in mud they filled up and became slick quicker but in no condition did I feel they were the "wrong" tyre for the job.  Despite high speeds none of the knobbies cracked or came loose.

As I say just a FYI regrading my experience with the EO7's  :lamer:
Can you share your heat cycling technique?, Iím very interested to try do this with my next set of tires and see what diff it makes.


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Re: Verneukpan 2018
« Reply #53 on: June 08, 2018, 03:23:06 pm »
Just as an FYI:

I am a staunch TKC80 supporter (front wont ever change) but with the 990 I started out (rear tyre) on the Pirelli scorpion Rally's - good tyres, but a lot of road noise.

In the 18" I decided to give the EO7's a go - reasoning being after every trip I just don't have enough tread left for a following trip and from what I heard they gave good mileage despite wringing the throttle.
I have now done every type of road surface and can honestly say I would replace the current one (EO7) with another, maybe just the new bigger blocked one.

I heat cycled it properly and have had no issues whatsoever with them.  Yes sure they slide a bit further out in corners and you have to throttle them back in, and also in mud they filled up and became slick quicker but in no condition did I feel they were the "wrong" tyre for the job.  Despite high speeds none of the knobbies cracked or came loose.

As I say just a FYI regrading my experience with the EO7's  :lamer:
Can you share your heat cycling technique?, Iím very interested to try do this with my next set of tires and see what diff it makes.


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Fit - then ride them till they are warm, let it cool down * 4 short stops to cool down (one day is fine) - then a 100 or so trip and leave for 24hrs.
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Ek het nie eers gesien of gevra nie, maar het jy ook bietjie modder op die crashbars gekry by die hek Jean?

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Re: Verneukpan 2018
« Reply #54 on: June 10, 2018, 07:06:49 pm »
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Re: Verneukpan 2018
« Reply #55 on: June 11, 2018, 06:57:14 pm »
Janee dit was n trip om te onthou,nat lekker en daai wors langs die pad was n wenner.

Jean dankie vir die braai en saamry was great.

Tribes die skaapstertjies was feeste en die rugstring nog lekkerder dankie.Raak sommer nou weer lus vir dit. :biggrin: :biggrin:

Fiets skoon soos die eerste dag toe hy weggetrek het hier uit Pta uit. :imaposer: :biggrin:

Maak vinnig weer so maar hopelik sonder die modder.. :imaposer: :peepwall:



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Re: Verneukpan 2018
« Reply #56 on: June 11, 2018, 09:18:55 pm »
Lyk na n lekker trippie!
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Re: Verneukpan 2018
« Reply #57 on: June 13, 2018, 12:27:42 pm »
Dankie Nimmo. Nou voel ek nie meer so sleg oor daai Verneukpan hek nie. Mens kom al die pad - dat so 'n hek jou uitvang! Elke keer leer mens iets!

TKC: Ek het 'n nuwe TKC opgesit voor die trip, en van die 10mm tread is daar nou 7mm oor. Anakee 3 is weer terug agter tot 'n volgende ernstige trip. Karoo Street het 'n goeie inisiele writeup gekry. Wonder hoe die band sal vaar agter?
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Re: Verneukpan 2018
« Reply #58 on: August 02, 2018, 04:20:13 pm »
Lots of fun to be had on this trip!! :thumleft:
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Re: Verneukpan 2018
« Reply #59 on: August 05, 2018, 01:08:57 pm »
Ai! Eendag kom ek weer saam. Ek loer elke keer wanneer ek Verneukpan in "planning 'n ride" sien. Maar hierdie jaar is ek en Lance ongeluksvoŽls - altwee operasies gehad om gewrigligamente weer vas te maak. Die klein motorfietsies is blykbaar meer gevaarlik as die grotes...

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