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Offline Slick

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3 bikes, 3 fences
« on: November 15, 2008, 04:56:25 pm »
And so it came to pass that Patrick and tocadisco had their inaugural ride on the big bikes at de wildt. We started near morula and rode through to 3 fences avoiding the technical sections. Patrick, a newbie on his dakar was thrown in at the deep end, but he came through strong and im sure will be back for more. Tocadisco abused my name all the way to Cairo but also survived and had a blast. At one stage i was racing the toll gate keeper on his pony to "menlyn". What a blast dicing with a horse and bareback rider, i even got a ride on his pony later. Tocadisco then got propositioned at the GabaMotho cultural village where we had lunch, he looked fairly tempted but then realised he had company - sorry for you. My camera battery died so pics end fairly early, hope you enjoy.
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« Last Edit: November 15, 2008, 04:59:29 pm by Slick »
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Re: 3 bikes, 3 fences
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2008, 05:00:50 pm »
Sorry about some of the pics being too big but there seems to be a problem resizing them.
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Re: 3 bikes, 3 fences
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2008, 06:32:11 pm »
flip that looks like an awesome ride. How far was it?
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Re: 3 bikes, 3 fences
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2008, 06:50:20 pm »
Hope they were not going to eat those torties, they are protected :deal:
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Re: 3 bikes, 3 fences
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2008, 07:13:54 pm »
Those big bikes on a hot day! You guys must have been sweating like pigs, well done! Nice photies too.
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Re: 3 bikes, 3 fences
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2008, 08:45:06 pm »
flip that looks like an awesome ride. How far was it?
I would imagine about 90 kms at de wildt itself.

Those tortoises weren't going to be eaten, they had been kept for a long time by the local sangoma
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Re: 3 bikes, 3 fences
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2008, 09:00:27 pm »
3 fences on the big bikes is a real challenge, but it is also great skills practise. Do that once or twice a month and ones sand skills will improve 1000 times

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« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2008, 09:18:46 pm »
Slick ask Patrick at witch PX he got that camo bag....... ;)
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Re: 3 bikes, 3 fences
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2008, 11:37:34 pm »
Slick you smuck. How could you do this ride without me. Been shopping at Off-The_Road in Germany for some tricks to boost the horses. Can't wait to get back there in December and do this ride with you guys.
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Re: 3 bikes, 3 fences
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2008, 11:48:19 pm »
Ja Slick

Those big bikes in a small bike playground - just as mad as us  ;D
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Re: 3 bikes, 3 fences
« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2008, 08:22:38 am »
it was FKN HOT .....
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Re: 3 bikes, 3 fences
« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2008, 10:23:38 am »
Slick, thanks for helping me loose my Bike Bike virginity! Its still painfull!
Toscadisc, thanks for helping me pick up my bike, and the pieces of my pride, on too many occasions on one ride!

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« Reply #12 on: November 16, 2008, 06:28:41 pm »
Jay, Camo bag from Taji PX in Baghdad.

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Re: 3 bikes, 3 fences
« Reply #13 on: November 17, 2008, 08:01:06 am »
Very nice and well done!  :thumleft:

i find De Wildt very rewarding to conquer on a big bike.  >:D
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Re: 3 bikes, 3 fences
« Reply #14 on: November 17, 2008, 08:07:42 am »
Well done  :thumleft:  Awesome ride and some scary spots :thumleft:
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« Reply #15 on: November 17, 2008, 12:20:29 pm »
Jay, left that hole, now in a new one- the Nigerian Delta.
 

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Re: 3 bikes, 3 fences
« Reply #16 on: November 17, 2008, 12:29:48 pm »
Well done guys... Love that ride ..

Looks like the river bed has flattened out in the 2 or 3 weeks since we were there.
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Re: 3 bikes, 3 fences
« Reply #17 on: November 17, 2008, 12:47:09 pm »
It's a proper ride that one....well done and nice report

what were they doing with those tortoises???
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Re: 3 bikes, 3 fences
« Reply #18 on: November 17, 2008, 12:56:41 pm »
Nice ride guys :thumleft: A bit of KTM RR in there :mwink:
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Re: 3 bikes, 3 fences
« Reply #19 on: November 17, 2008, 01:18:49 pm »
damm nice pics and report,,,thanx guys
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