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Offline JourneyMan

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Quarry playing - Saturday 12/08
« on: August 14, 2006, 11:32:22 am »
Me, Funacide and Amstel went to play at the quarry near Cullinan.

Not much pics. Funacide got more, including my mud bath.

Was lekker to play a bit and practise/improve some technical skills.

From Lynwood dirt all the way to the quarrie. Level 1-2 stuff with the odd rain ditches along the railway line which can cause some rim damage if you go to fast.

First pit stop just before the quarrie.



Transvaal. We need the rain to come in September.



Stll struggeling to zoom properly with the digital camera.

Funacide and Amstel doing their thing in the sand.





Not too difficult although lekker fishtailing and one needed to keep the throttle going. At the end of this sections, is a small ridge and you go up this at speed only to do heavy breaking before hitting another ridge which will stop you in your tracks.



From there everyone playing around on his own in the quarry. Got a nice ramp onto a table top finish where the Dakkie did some flying! :P  

Then back to the mud section (small) and gone through it 5 times and lost it the sixth time. Blerry stupid mistake but yes, brought back to earth physically and over-confident wise! :lol:

Dirty Dakar!






Was lekker to do this technical riding. Nice to meet you Amstel.

Amstel is getting the controlled power slide on the 1200 under the knee quite well. Looks awesome on those big bikes! :P  Funacide did a nice power wheelie as well standing up. Good one Fun!

Then back to Funacide's place for a few beers. He had to open the side gate for me. No way I could go through his house in the muddy state I was. :oops:  :lol:
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Quarry playing - Saturday 12/08
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2006, 06:50:38 pm »
The mud pattern on the bike in that last few pics is definately from a fall  :wink:

.............where's the pic of that Fun?
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« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2006, 07:57:51 am »
Quote from: "Leo"
The mud pattern on the bike in that last few pics is definately from a fall  :wink:

.............where's the pic of that Fun?



Here's the left hand side.



Aslo waiting for the other pics. He mailed me the flying Dakar pic but I'll wait for him to post.
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« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2006, 09:39:16 am »
great one guys!


you dont maybe have coordinates for this quarry or a google earth screen shot?


looks really fun!
 

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Quarry playing - Saturday 12/08
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2006, 09:52:27 am »
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Here's the left hand side.



No I don't wanna see the left side, I wanna see the pics of the fall  :roll:
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« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2006, 09:56:07 am »
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Quote from: "JourneyMan"
Here's the left hand side.



No I don't wanna see the left side, I wanna see the pics of the fall  :roll:


I'm trying to draw attention away from that! :lol:
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« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2006, 10:03:10 am »
We want the pics!
 

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« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2006, 10:23:18 am »
i suggest that we ignore all of jman's posts until he provides the pics :twisted:
 

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« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2006, 10:35:36 am »
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i suggest that we ignore all of jman's posts until he provides the pics :twisted:


I don't have them. Honestly. Ignore Funacide's posts! :lol: Hopefully he lost them.

I know Fun's quite busy at work. Maybe tonight. Maybe never! :wink:

Here a pic he mailed me.

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« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2006, 10:46:49 am »
[drumming fingers on desk] :wink:
 

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« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2006, 12:20:13 pm »
Flying is fun, but we wanna see the fall!
 

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« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2006, 12:33:17 pm »
Looks like that mud in a can spray on stuff :roll:  :D

We want pics and we want it now!! :lol:
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« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2006, 12:36:42 pm »
Come on guys. Just a pic of me and Dakkie lying cosy in the mud after the off. Nothing spectacular.
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« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2006, 01:36:48 pm »
So here are my pics... ENJOY JM!!!

















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« Reply #14 on: August 15, 2006, 01:43:56 pm »
:wav:
the canal mud gods are calling your name, jman!
 

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« Reply #15 on: August 15, 2006, 01:45:42 pm »
Oh my word! :shock:  :oops:  :lol:

First time I see it. That was such easy mud! :roll:
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Quarry playing - Saturday 12/08
« Reply #16 on: August 15, 2006, 02:05:12 pm »
Well done dudes...my arse is itching....think i must go test ride some more bikes this weekend to get my fix...
 

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« Reply #17 on: August 15, 2006, 02:06:49 pm »
Thing is. I've gone throught it 5 times before going down. No problem. Testament to my gradual increase in skills/confidence that I did it standing up. Previously I always rode mud sitting down, wanting my feet close to mother earth.

The sixth time (Fun was busy packing his camera away and I needed to get to the other side and said: Why not through the mud? Easy peasy!), I decided to chance tactics. First 5 times I was in second gear approaching the mud at a pace resulting in enough forward momentum to control the front wheel and fishtailing of the back.

Last time I approached in 1st at walking pace, hit the mud, felt the front wheel starting to give not having enough forward momentum to keep a general line, tried to rescue by increasing power and Hoesit!, just powered from underneath me. In my first mudd offs I generally jumped off the bike when I felt going down (learned this trick in Army at Lohatla Sands :oops: ) but this time tried to rescue.

Lesson? Keep to what works!
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Quarry playing - Saturday 12/08
« Reply #18 on: August 15, 2006, 02:32:31 pm »
Instead of gunning the throttle, steer the bike back on course with your feet and move weight all the way to the back, keeping balance. Keeping traction is important or you will spin out.
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Quarry playing - Saturday 12/08
« Reply #19 on: August 15, 2006, 02:35:01 pm »
Ag mooi man.So snot spil lyk lekker.
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