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XRV-Boy VS Mudmoster :Mudmoster 1 XRV-Boy 0
« on: May 03, 2009, 11:10:43 pm »
As I had never been to the infamous Quarry before I descided that it was high time that said quarry be investigated. So LS and a few of the okes descided to investigate.

10 am and due to the fact that I had never been before and needed directions we met at Kriges the natural home of most of the WC dogs. We left Kriges and headed towards th quary on the durbanville hills road until the turnoff to the N7 and the continued down the N7 until we got to the quary turn off where we where joined by Leftless and one or two others (Sorry but memory has failed me a bit) It was avery beautiful morning for ridding and I was enjoying stretching the bike a bit.

What followed after we arived at the turnoff will forever be implanted into my memmory and my right leg, I being the novice amoungst the group desided that I also had to join everybody (who where having onder die boom beraad) on a little hill just above the road under the trees by the turnoff. now the embankment had become rather muddy with all the rain- no matterevrybody else had managed to go up without a hassel, And I figured Yes you have a AT which (im thankfull to say is a beautifull bike and had it had I had more momentum would have cleared the hill) so there I was half way up the muddy imbankment when the mud descides that it realy likes my new anakees and the bike with unsespecting XRV-Boy on the top looses momentum and was quickly claimed by the mud monster!! I toppled over before I even had chance to say V-Twin 750.  In full view of the other dogs who thankfully saw my predicament and rushed to my aid- Gentleman all of you - I owe each and every one of you a beer

Once we had put me back together it was time to head into the actual quarry- which sounded easier than it was (well atleast for me that is) You see Anakees are fine for tar but I dont know what michellin where thinking when they said it was a 50/50 tire ITS NOT!! DEEP SANd Avoid, the Twin became a boat and I had to resort to paddling, swearing and general reving of engine which produced much sand and dug the bike deeper into the predicament.

Enter knight in slightly brown armour Lucky Stricker thanks dude who helped me wrestle myself and my bike through the worst bits of sand and onto the smoother more compact dirt and clay. O how I envied those with knobblie tires (note to self get some fken Knobblies).

Once I had successfuly navigated the trecherous sand pit of doom and fought off the Mud monsters eveil cousin the sand monster that tried to claim the life of my already tormented AT (thankfully I was able to correct on the numerous occasions that we newarly toppled over). We where greated with a sight like no other a gaint for lack of a better word clay pit where DS bikes could frolic happily to the sound of petrol powered bliss. Here LS's Xchallenge came into its own along with Leftless on his BM and two more KTM 990's and LS buddy with the KLR 650 (which kept shedding bits of itself) where able to play with gleefull abandon. I was so tired from dealing with the quicksand debackle that I just watched for a good few minutes, sance ATGATT as it had sudenly become about a 100 degree's inside my helmet and jacket I just watched with open eyes and droped jaw as the Dogs did what they did best.

At some stage LS went over the handlebars (unfortuneltey I was not there to see it) and broke his mirror cleen off the bike. He also did a bit of a photo shoot while jumping his bike. I hope he adds those photo's to the RR as unfortunetley I did not have my camera with me ;-(.

Anyway back to the RR, after a good hours play we descided to head back to kriges for a selebratory beer, on the way back Leftless dispensed some valuable ridding tipps (Thank YOU) they realy helped me controll the bike alot better through the sandy sections and in the mud on the way home. The ride home once we wher back on the Tar was also very enjoyable with a few good tristies over the nek. People in the passing cars gawking at the 6 mudd splattered and damaged bikes, - here was the real thing no long way down lookalike posers- just a bunch of guys doing what they enjoyed most.

I just wanted to say thanks to all the guys that came with and helped throughout the day, you have tought me many valuable lessons, I look forward to the next ride :thumleft:

PS; as stated before I sadly dont have any pics but I know LS did take one or to so hopefully someone will post a few.
Look matey, I know a dead parrot when I see one, and Im looking at one right now!
 

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Re: XRV-Boy VS Mudmoster :Mudmoster 1 XRV-Boy 0
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2009, 11:27:00 pm »
the only pic I took with my phone hope the quality is ok
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Re: XRV-Boy VS Mudmoster :Mudmoster 1 XRV-Boy 0
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2009, 11:31:34 pm »
I'll try to post pics tomorrow. I only have two though. My camera acted up

washed the clay off my bike today. It took a while...

thanks for the ride guys
 

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Re: XRV-Boy VS Mudmoster :Mudmoster 1 XRV-Boy 0
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2009, 07:45:51 am »
Well done XRV-Boy.  You did fantastically.  :thumleft:  It was great to meet you and the others. 

Leftless led us on a quickish but demanding loop around both quarries and up to the powerlines.  The course went through some serious snot at one point and some of us got sideways and some got horizontal.  I managed one complete loop before I started cheating on the second and taking shortcuts.  It really forces you to concentrate on your technique (and to feel a bit inadequate) to follow a rider of LL's class.

N[]vA arrived on his dark mistress.  What a bike, and what a sound!  It must have been quite a job controlling that thing in the slippery conditions.  Respect!  O0

btw  XRV-Boy, if you drop the pressure in those Anakees to between 1 and 1.5 bar you'll be amazed at what they're capable of.
 

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Re: XRV-Boy VS Mudmoster :Mudmoster 1 XRV-Boy 0
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2009, 09:24:04 am »
Thanks crossed up,
ja my cousin said I should do the same will experiment a bit next time and just bring a little compressor with me next time then I can re inflate them once im done playing. It was great to finally meet everybody, That ride will remain with me forever :thumleft:
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Re: XRV-Boy VS Mudmoster :Mudmoster 1 XRV-Boy 0
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2009, 09:27:34 am »
Sheez, my left tit is blue and my arm has a donkeybite
I must have tumbled harder than I thought to bruise right through my armour...weird
 

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Re: XRV-Boy VS Mudmoster :Mudmoster 1 XRV-Boy 0
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2009, 09:31:33 am »
Sheez, my left tit is blue and my arm has a donkeybite
I must have tumbled harder than I thought to bruise right through my armour...weird

mmmmm must have been that mirror, I could feel my arms where a bit stiff yesterday otherwise everything is fine, was a bit of a mission to get all the mud off the bike and myself but managed and now she is squeeky clean again :thumleft:
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Re: XRV-Boy VS Mudmoster :Mudmoster 1 XRV-Boy 0
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2009, 12:36:11 pm »
Here is a pic off my cellphone

just one of the many pits. Don't worry, you'll defeat the sandmonster eventually.
 

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Re: XRV-Boy VS Mudmoster :Mudmoster 1 XRV-Boy 0
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2009, 12:46:30 pm »
haha what fond memorries, going back was actualy easier than the way there lekker LS  :thumleft:
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Re: XRV-Boy VS Mudmoster :Mudmoster 1 XRV-Boy 0
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2009, 04:57:55 pm »
Hi my name is Etienne

I used to be afriad of the sand monster, but the quarry, atlantis and StevO helped me come over my fear.
I now love the sand ;D
 

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Re: XRV-Boy VS Mudmoster :Mudmoster 1 XRV-Boy 0
« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2009, 10:05:30 pm »
Hey... Great ride.  Thanks  everyone.

XRV-Boy you did great for your first off-road venture.  That little sand pit is quite hectic - I cracked a shoulder there a couple of weeks ago...

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