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Outriders DS Festival - Cederberg '09
« on: March 29, 2009, 03:23:00 pm »
A big thank you to all the riders who attended....& a special thanks to the Eastern Cape & Southern Cape guys who came! :thumleft:

This ride rates with my top 4 all time rides.(including KTM RR) We broke up into two groups with most of the riders doing the more technical route through Eselbank & Wuppertal. Further to that we broke up into smaller more manageable groups & to keep the dust down. At times i found myself riding alone which rounded off the experience nicely. The roads were in possibly the worst condition i have seen them but funnily enough the sand was not so bad. We took a good hammering & soaked it all up :thumleft:
A lot of the roads were full of small stone & i was not alone in thinking i had a flat! I think there was a bit of everything for everyone & you did the route at the pace of your choice.

XT660R, Andy & the reccie riders did the most amazing job :thumleft: Besides the leaders & sweepers we had roving sweepers who kept an eye on the situation. We had paramedics on both routes sweeping behind & this proved invaluable when after binning his bike EtienneNXR had a paramed within 5 minutes attending to him. His bike was a bit trashed but managed to start. I suggested that he pack it in but having a lion heart he wanted to press on. I shot off & only learn't a bit later that he had changed his mind & was taken back to camp in the Pure Orange's 4X4. They put his arm in a sling as his elbow had swollen a bit.

Nivea's BMW had a mechanical failure...broken shock mounting...but he made it to Oasis. He then decides to truly test the bikes durability by riding it back to camp...no mean feat!

And then we have Eendstop...who decided to go shopping for his missus as they were expecting a busy day at the Eendekuil Hotel. He comes back & decides to get some practice in on the skills challange course...& promptly breaks his left leg just above the ankle...a clean break. I watched the Doctor put the cast on & cannot believe that it was not sore...either he is tuff as old biltong or should be on stage!!

The skills challange was organised by Leftless. :thumleft: Me & him sweated many hours under the the sun sorting out stuff. Thank you to the Civils guys at the Municipality for the Front loader/Back hoe & digging a rather respectably sized hole in the ground. We had a nice tech course, barrel races & drags. I lost my camera so cannot post any pics right now but i am sure they will follow.

I have no doubt that by late afternoon everyone felt that they had ridden their bikes :thumleft:
Thank you to all the riders, pillions, 4X4 support, paramedics & crew. A special thanks to Ducks from KTM for bringing the truck with spares & tools & for rider support 8)

I was riding with a TKC front & spanking Heidi on the back. I have not been through as many tyres as a lot of you but it felt good. It would step out a bit to often for my liking but was manageable. Just wish i had the TKC on the back for drags.. >:( a GS800 & 1200 had me against the wall :P and a 2smoke 250 KTM and a Suzuki 400 and a Honda 650...i clearly suck at drags & was starting in second gear ??? ...please advise ;D

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Re: Outriders DS Festival - Cederberg '09
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2009, 03:40:52 pm »
Thank you pete for the organization and trailoring my bike back. . . and for that awesome leatt brace prize! Unfortunatly im spending the night in hospital, injuries a bit worst than we thought.
A big thanks to the fellow wilddogs, ive already had 3 offers for new handle bars, and like 10 people offered give me a lift. Also a thanks to leftless and his wife, for taking my kit back, only the helmet is a bit smashed. And thanks to Andy xt660r for letting me stay in his chalet last night.
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Re: Outriders DS Festival - Cederberg '09
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2009, 03:44:31 pm »
Thank you pete for the organization and trailoring my bike back. . . and for that awesome leatt brace prize! Unfortunatly im spending the night in hospital, injuries a bit worst than we thought.
A big thanks to the fellow wilddogs, ive already had 3 offers for new handle bars, and like 10 people offered give me a lift. Also a thanks to leftless and his wife, for taking my kit back, only the helmet is a bit smashed. And thanks to Andy xt660r for letting me stay in his chalet last night.
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Re: Outriders DS Festival - Cederberg '09
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2009, 03:52:24 pm »
Many thanx to the organizers for the fantastic time. Job well done.
It was lekker to see old faces again and meet new ones. Until next time.
 

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Re: Outriders DS Festival - Cederberg '09
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2009, 04:07:22 pm »
Hey PP, fantastic event.  Many thanks to very one that participated and helped put this together.  We have to do this again some time :mwink:...

Etienne - No problem, your kit's here.  Best you rest that arm a bit...  I've sent you my details, collect when ever you have time...

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Re: Outriders DS Festival - Cederberg '09
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2009, 04:16:15 pm »
Wayne, BMW650X and Corsa - please pm me!

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Re: Outriders DS Festival - Cederberg '09
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2009, 04:44:10 pm »
Luckily the skills course was easy.  It was just the sandy section  >:D and the little hole  >:D >:D that was intimidating ....

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Re: Outriders DS Festival - Cederberg '09
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2009, 04:48:31 pm »
Spot the bike and win a prize  >:D >:D ...  The hole wasn't that deep

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Re: Outriders DS Festival - Cederberg '09
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2009, 05:20:07 pm »
A huge THANK YOU to all who made this weelend possible. Great venue, absolutely first class route, excelent play area by the dam and quite a party in the evenings all added to a perfect weekend.
 

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Re: Outriders DS Festival - Cederberg '09
« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2009, 06:06:10 pm »
To PP and his team. Well done!! Good to see all the faces we already know and meet new ones. Next time can only be bigger.C.
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Re: Outriders DS Festival - Cederberg '09
« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2009, 06:13:21 pm »
Hey Pete . Awsome event  !

Etteine , only a pleassure !

Many thanks to the reccie team , that took time out to reccie the route and then pull it off with such great succes.

We had Leaders , sweepers and in-betweeners , but at the end of the day , it all spread out nicely.And as Pistonepete said , there were many a time that you had clean air with no dust.

The view when turning off to go up to Algeria was spectacular , all you could see was this long arrow head of dust far away in the distance winding down back toward you.

The Red Route
The first two groups had 15 in each , then a group of only 4 and about 20 at the rear.
Leftless did a great job of keeping the front fast runners at a good speed , then there was Camelman`s group , my 4 which became 3 ( Ettiene was off) , and Riaanw and N[]vA with the rest not forgetting Crossed -up at sweep

The Green Route
Had aboute 30  , but Rony will have to give you the numbers.
Rony ( Die Maalatjie) lead this group with Generaal and DanTheMan as the sweep.

1.EttieneNXR Had an off and is subsaquintly in Hospital (Get well soon)
2. Had a lady on the other Honda 125 who`s chain came off and mangelled its self to destruction.
3.N[]vA `s bloody BMW X Country that broke again , the rear shock bent at the bottom.(also out)
4.Lurker , on a KTM950 got a rear flat but did the last 2 km with a flat to Oasis , with his pillion.(replaced the tube)
5.A XR650R , went off the road in front of me , over the edge of the road , but managed to purch himself on op of two rocks with out falling down the mountain.(3 of us puuled his bike back to safety.)
6. And the Eendstop that fell of a Pink BMW making a simple turn on the grass , in the camp and broke his leg.

And thats all the problems I know about.

Thanks to all who came from far and wide to ride with us in the beatifull Western Cape that we live in.

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Re: Outriders DS Festival - Cederberg '09
« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2009, 06:51:51 pm »
thanks to all for an awesome weekend. i r very tired.
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Re: Outriders DS Festival - Cederberg '09
« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2009, 07:19:48 pm »
Thanks everyone for the great weekend  :thumleft:

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Re: Outriders DS Festival - Cederberg '09
« Reply #13 on: March 29, 2009, 07:54:21 pm »
So who`s the dude on the X Challenge ?
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Re: Outriders DS Festival - Cederberg '09
« Reply #14 on: March 29, 2009, 07:55:53 pm »
So who`s the dude on the X Challenge ?

Dit kan net Wes wees..... jy kan mos sien in daai tweede foto is hy besig om sy gat te sien. :D
 

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Re: Outriders DS Festival - Cederberg '09
« Reply #15 on: March 29, 2009, 07:58:25 pm »
Great weekend, thanks Pistonpete and the reccie team :thumleft:
I went of the road, left serious skidmarks on the road and jocks >:D Close call, thanks to Stroke Her and XT660R for lending a hand to get my pig back onto the road :3some:
Skills challenge and barrel races were cool, I suck at dragging and need some serious sand time.  
Cool to meet more WD's

Ps: Who was the dog screaming "rally rally rally" while some dude was doing the limitter thing?  T'was funny, even if it was at about 02:00 :imaposer:

 

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Re: Outriders DS Festival - Cederberg '09
« Reply #16 on: March 29, 2009, 08:01:25 pm »
Was it coming from the chalets...
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Re: Outriders DS Festival - Cederberg '09
« Reply #17 on: March 29, 2009, 08:07:38 pm »
Dunno, I was trying to sleep ;D, must admit, will leave non-dogs and all people not interested in mingling at home next time >:D
 

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Re: Outriders DS Festival - Cederberg '09
« Reply #18 on: March 29, 2009, 08:12:05 pm »
So who`s the dude on the X Challenge ?

Dit kan net Wes wees..... jy kan mos sien in daai tweede foto is hy besig om sy gat te sien. :D

You would be correct, though he did stay on the bike this time :pot:
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Re: Outriders DS Festival - Cederberg '09
« Reply #19 on: March 29, 2009, 08:14:03 pm »
Pete , Andy , Kobus and all who assisted , this was an awesome event and you guys can be proud of a job very well done .  :thumleft: :thumleft:
Ettiene when you are able to please pop around to KTMCT so I can fit you out correctly with the Leatt Brace.
Edgy and Throttle Jocky , Mavericks is waiting!!!!!! :twisted: :twisted:
I hope all made it back safely.


So when is the next one? :ricky: