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Offline Leo

Vaal Dam Breakfast run 12 Feb 06
« on: February 12, 2006, 09:05:47 pm »
So today we did a breakfast run to go and see the water flowing out the Vaaldam, as they have opened 4 of the sluices.
The response to my invite was not met very enthusiastically, as only Funacide responded apart from Excalibur & Larrysleguana that I invited along for the ride, so I decided to invite my speedbike mates along to join in the fun. All in all we turned out to be 9 bikes so it was a nice crowd.

Stef & Manie had just taken delivery of their new CBR Fireblades ?06 and Larrysleguana was on his new 1200GS. This bike was apparently christened very severely on Friday night as our ?after work beer? drinks finaly drew to a close at 1 o?clock Sat morning.

Anyhow back to the issues at hand. Funacide had to meet all the new faces, but apparently had lots to talk about J


Adventurer send me an SMS, said he?d join us at Blockhouse for the ride, so the party grew even bigger.








No gravel roads was travelled as we had super bike company, and soon we were admiring the millions of litres of water flowing out the Vaal Dam. Really a spectacular site.




Funacide in action

Everyone was there?.


Adventurer & Ms Advetures !


?..and Mrs Adventurous

with a really sweet sounding 1200GS with Lazer pipe

Coenie & Floris from Cape Town

Excalibur, Adventurer & Klippies talking water?..

So all the Gauteng bikers was there??..


??and Adventurer was showing us the rather ?load? latest Think Bike product
a screaming day glow vest to wear over your riding jacket for all cages to see
 
After all the phodies we headed for the Flying Saucer restaurant, which was flooded with bikers as everybody had seemingly gone to the dam to watch the water flow.
This dog was enjoying the abundance of water


Klippies, Coenie, Floris & Stef

The Adventurer family

Funacide


Manie aka Maniac from the BikeSa forum had struck a bird with his new ?06 Fireblade and the bird went right through the fairing?.

?no idea what speed he was doing , but presumably not the legal one!

Eventually we had our breakfast & could head back home as I had to get to catch the big bird down to George.

Larryleguana & G/F on the brand new 1200GS

Coenie & Floris

Adventurer & daughter

Mrs Adventurer

Stef & new ?06 Blade

Maniac & G?F with bird stuck in fairing on new ?06 Blade

Funacide

Fun was had by all and thanks for all who participated.

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« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2006, 10:39:24 pm »
A really nice road ride this morning without and offroad stuff. The views of all that water are amazing and to see the difference in the water level at the UFO restuarant between December and now is amazing.

Thanks to all for a gr8 ride and to Leo and Adventurer for leading the way.

Wish I could take some photos while cornering with Leo in front. It is awesome to see him lean that GS into the corner while overtaking a roadie.. HE CAN RIDE!!!

Water, water and more water (check the poor trees)


The dam wall with Mr & Mrs Adventurer



Pictures from the UFO (those that saw it in December will know just how much it has filled up)



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« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2006, 11:11:15 pm »
the last pic  :)
strange to see the NSRI in action inland....

not bashing it (i donate monthly) but its nice to see them in action up there too  :wink:

nice pics guys  :wink:
 

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« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2006, 08:16:29 am »
Nice picks Leo,pitty i could'nt make it.  Looks if you had a great day,thanks for shearing it with us.
 

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« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2006, 08:45:11 pm »
Terrific pics thanks.  :D

I always love to see a full dam, so hopefully this winter
we will get to experience the same.
 

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« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2006, 11:35:27 am »
:lol: Very nice report
don't over-do it............Rather do it over.
 

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« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2006, 02:09:40 pm »
Lekker mate - this is a great report. Good pics too. That bird in the fairing thing is amazing!!!!  :shock:  :shock:  :shock:
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« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2006, 05:22:19 pm »
Cool picies guys, Can't believe how much the dam level has risen. I was at the saucer last year and it wasn't looking pretty :?
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Vaal Dam Breakfast run 12 Feb 06
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2006, 07:22:05 pm »
Quote from: "LiveInTheOutdoors"
...That bird in the fairing thing is amazing!!!!  :shock:  :shock:  :shock:


Yea I'd like to know what speed he was doing.

He passed me on the R59, but we turned off and took another route. He then tried to find us and eventually got totally lost. By the time he stopped at the UFO he had already used 3 tanks of gas, so he was not  a happy chappy. (Should teach him to stay behind the navigator)

Found out my bike cuts out at 218.6 km/h on the GPS!
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« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2006, 07:26:37 pm »
Leo, thats a good speed mate. Really good. I have heard all kinds of crap from 9fiddy riders that they do 220 plus, but the most I have gotten out of it, on a flat road with no tailwind is 209 on the clock.

I have heard that, and I believe it, that I will get more speed from 5th gear than 6th. I will try that next time for sure!

Nice going... poor dude with that fairing. Without a pic, the insurance would probably be laughing their asses off at such a dumb reason for claiming :shock:  :shock:
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Offline Leo

Vaal Dam Breakfast run 12 Feb 06
« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2006, 08:54:55 am »
Quote from: "LiveInTheOutdoors"
get more speed from 5th gear than 6th.


That'll be on an 1150 GS.

Me I can like to be riding a 1200GS. :D

Yea the clock on my bike was way past the 220 mark, so I guess the okes who told you were quoting clock speed, not GPS speed. Noticed about a 4% error on my bikes speedo vs GPS

....my bikes got a full Remus, plus K&N airfilter which does add some punch at top end! (and I have the mags fitted which weight's about 5 kg's lighter than the standard wheels)
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