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Re: West Coast Explorer 2009
« Reply #20 on: August 03, 2009, 03:09:15 pm »
Looks like a great ride! :thumleft:
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Re: West Coast Explorer 2009
« Reply #21 on: August 03, 2009, 03:32:38 pm »
Camelman, thanks vir die great RR, was regtig 'n moerse lekker trippie, alle respek aan ou Abri met die 1200 en aan julle manne wat nog terug Kaap(Alex & Frik) toe moes ry, altyd lekker om saam met sulke kaliber manne te ry, Stev0, ek sien jy gaan speel in Atlantis duine as jy saam met ons moet ry... Ons watch jou bru ;D

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Re: West Coast Explorer 2009
« Reply #22 on: August 03, 2009, 03:48:26 pm »
I’ll leave it to the more eloquent guys to tell the whole truth & hopefully only the truth. A few points from my side:

-   I have sand in every orifice  :o
-   In fact last night I noted a few extra orifices, (compared to Friday am) all filled with sand..
-   It was one beforkte trip :biggrin:
-   (A super bunch of guys)³ :biggrin:
-   A GSA 1200 is an enormous motorcycle. Especially in thick sand.
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-   A GSA 1200 gets even more enormous as the day grows older. Especially in thick sand. In fact, if you watch it closely you can see it grow….
-   Staaldraad has size XXXL Titanium Cajones and an excessive quantity of “Vasbyt” (Haal my hoed vir jou af…)
-   As Camelman said, I found the problem lies with the stopping & not with the starting….
-   Resulting in my further intensive studies of coastal dune vegetation’s root systems. Close up. Any botanists out there, just ask me what you want to know about the subject ;D
-   You can’t go slow, so when rounding a bend & the GSA “staan die pad vol” & one is committed to the same track, panic easily sets in. (Ek mag blykbaar nie se die GSA sit vas nie want net honde sit vas.) :o
-   Uyster, IMO I think the damp sand is a double edged sword. I found that if it is undisturbed, it rides relatively easy.( So the faarkers up front had it easy. IMO “Die bliksems”) >:D
-   “Hoe later hoe kwater egter” if it has been churned up not only do you lose traction & increased effort to start off (fixable through ample right wrist action) but I found the front wheel was inclined to track the previous bike’s spoor & not always easy to break out of it. So on the condition that the previous bike went in the desired direction then all’s well. But not always the case & some unplanned excursions resulted. Needless to say, nobody owned up for causing these diversions…. >:D
-   At stages that GSA ran so deep that once you fell into the track you were committed. Or doomed one can say. You can either fall out of the track & start over or try stop & scrum your way out.  But in case it sounds like I’m complaining – I enjoyed every minute of it perversely & it is always good for the morale to see somebody that must be kaarking off more than you. Again my respects Staaldraad. :thumleft:
-   It would be interesting to ride the same route when the sand is dry & hot. I somehow think it will take more effort. One will have to test the theory. >:D
-   We had a good laugh late on Sat pm at Skulpieskraal when friends of Staaldraad pulled into camp on their way to the Richtersveld. They drove the same route as what we rode & could interpret the various telltale “off” marks & struggle signs caused by our efforts along the way.. 1st thing they did on arrival was to inspect all the rear tyres, looking for the culprit. Fortunately Heidenau rear tyres were prolific otherwise I would have had to accept all blame.  :biggrin:
-   What else….a big thanks to CM & Weskus for organising. Also a huge thank you to Nico & Sybrand for generously sharing their “spys & drank” :thumleft:

All in all I consider it a privilege to have participated. One is blessed to have such places to ride in & such people to ride with.
 

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Re: West Coast Explorer 2009
« Reply #23 on: August 03, 2009, 04:23:34 pm »
Could'nt have said it better myself Frik!  :biggrin:

Riding back I thought how lucky Sybrand was to have such a cool dad.
 

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Re: West Coast Explorer 2009
« Reply #24 on: August 03, 2009, 06:25:30 pm »
Lekker om saam met n klomp manne oorlog toe te gaan wat se koppe reg aangeskroef is.Net jammer die Oom was nie self daar met 1200 GSA nie.Baie dankie vir n lekker trip .Wag vir volgende een.
 

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Re: West Coast Explorer 2009
« Reply #25 on: August 03, 2009, 07:47:52 pm »
Good one guys !

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Re: West Coast Explorer 2009
« Reply #26 on: August 03, 2009, 08:46:49 pm »
Dankie aan almal wat my gehelp optel het. Moto, Nico en ou Frik. Ek dink Frik is n baie cool ou.
 

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Re: West Coast Explorer 2009
« Reply #27 on: August 03, 2009, 11:01:19 pm »
Hey Camelman , lekker RR .
Nee wat , jy kan maar die sand hou !
But good on you for doing that road again.
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Re: West Coast Explorer 2009
« Reply #28 on: August 04, 2009, 07:34:52 am »
Lekker manne, sien, net een lekker trippie en daar's somme 'n paar nuwe manne op die forum, die manne kan sommer nou self 'n paar oorlog fotos post!!

Net so terloops, Daai oom het al daai pad saam met my gery in die somer, hy sal dit gemaak het, nat sand vs droë sand het hulle voor-en nadele, glo my!!! Veral as dit 2-spoor is...
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Re: West Coast Explorer 2009
« Reply #29 on: August 04, 2009, 07:39:49 am »
Baie nice trip CM, jy het nie dalk die roete op Mapsource nie? Oestyd kom nader so die boere moet klaar rondf@K !!!!!
 

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Re: West Coast Explorer 2009
« Reply #30 on: August 04, 2009, 07:45:46 am »
Very nice, I wanted to join but had a bloody cano race on Saturday morning!!

Nice ride and a lekker report and it sounds like a nice group of WD's!!!

I did the same trip last year on the 22nd of December in the heat and the sand was loose and dry, but the 640 didn't had any trouble managing the "Sandmonster" , but I must say, I traveled very light!!

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Re: West Coast Explorer 2009
« Reply #31 on: August 04, 2009, 07:57:54 am »
 WHEW what an GRT RR and trip  and all that sand :o :o and fun.....  :ricky:

A very challenging trip make no mistake. :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:....must agree I would certainly love to do a trip

Like this ;D ;D ;D it definitely would have taken this gal a lot longer  ::) ::)

As I always say one day when i am big n strong and can ride with you BIG WDs

A super trip :thumleft: :thumleft: and an inpsiration 8)

 

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Re: West Coast Explorer 2009
« Reply #32 on: August 04, 2009, 02:24:59 pm »
Looks awesome :thumleft:

Very glad I didn't join  ;D
 

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Re: West Coast Explorer 2009
« Reply #33 on: August 04, 2009, 03:17:12 pm »
Baie nice trip CM, jy het nie dalk die roete op Mapsource nie? Oestyd kom nader so die boere moet klaar rondf@K !!!!!

Thanks Eselbank! Het hom op mapsource. Stuur vir my n PM met jou epos adres, dan email ek dit vir jou.
 

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Re: West Coast Explorer 2009
« Reply #34 on: August 04, 2009, 08:19:10 pm »
Well that was worth the wait, what a great RR by all. The whole weekend I was thinking about this ride and wishing I was still in CT so that could have joined in.

Thanks for sharing  :thumleft:
 

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Re: West Coast Explorer 2009
« Reply #35 on: August 05, 2009, 07:32:03 am »
Some more pics! Thanks Frik!

Anticipation:


Breakfeast:


Chalet #2:


Jurg Se Kaya:


'n Groote en 'n kleintjie:


Moeg geploeg:
 

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Re: West Coast Explorer 2009 (added pics 20090805)
« Reply #36 on: August 05, 2009, 07:35:27 am »
All the pics I have for this trip, donated by all, can be found here as well:

http://s274.photobucket.com/albums/jj273/camelman_ktm/WestCoastExplorer2009/
 

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Re: West Coast Explorer 2009 (added pics 20090805)
« Reply #37 on: August 05, 2009, 08:08:53 am »
For "varks'steaks" can't seem to open that photobucket link, CM, did you receive any photos from Nico yet!! Will give him a call and try to get hold of some, think he maybe the one with some action kiekies!!
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Re: West Coast Explorer 2009 (added pics 20090805)
« Reply #38 on: August 05, 2009, 08:47:00 am »
gaan julle manne iets bymekaar sit wat ek in die volgende uitgawe kan feature?
 

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Re: West Coast Explorer 2009 (added pics 20090805)
« Reply #39 on: August 05, 2009, 10:08:01 am »
Hoe meen die meneer? uitgawe? huh! ;D