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Offline Xpat

Re: Beach bumming Mozambique
« Reply #160 on: February 11, 2019, 09:45:57 pm »
Thanks again for comments  :thumleft:

On the account of Tubeliss failure - yes it is entirely possible the heat and correspondingly increased pressure in the inner may have been culprit. Before I set-off for the long ride back from Vilankulos, I have made sure that the inner was in the 7 - 7.5 bar prescribed range. And unlike the prior days when I was winding through the bush most of the time at relatively moderate speed, on the day Tubeliss failed I was pushing quite a bit more on a mission and also riding straight dirt track through the bush that allowed it. So maybe going lower on tubeliss inner when it is hot may help to prevent this. But quite frankly, if you use Tubeliss, I recommend carry spare inner.

@wildside : Apart from the section from Macaneta to Bilene which is really tough sand, most of the other tracks (with wrench thrown in here and there) are really not that tough if you come on small bike. I don't know how much you enjoy sand on the XRs, but on your daughter's bike (it is 250, right?) you might be surprised that this isn't that tough. And unlike your ride around lake Malawi, you can bail out very easy on these tracks as they run in parallel with EN1 and there are regular connections going to the tar. And also it is much closer to SA so doesn't require such an big time and monetary investment like lake Malawi.

So as long as you enjoy riding sand at least little bit (and may be able to borrow your daughter's bike), you might actually enjoy this ride very much  :thumleft:

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Re: Beach bumming Mozambique
« Reply #161 on: February 11, 2019, 10:44:00 pm »
Sub... I still need to read this properly but it looks awesome and a great RR.  :thumleft:
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Re: Beach bumming Mozambique
« Reply #162 on: February 20, 2019, 11:41:54 pm »
Martin we need to ride this , I think the beach holiday thing will strike a chord with me.
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Re: Beach bumming Mozambique
« Reply #163 on: February 22, 2019, 05:04:23 am »
Thanks for the entertaining RR Martin.

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