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Offline DirtRebell

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Re: Lesotho, the hard way.
« Reply #60 on: February 01, 2010, 12:56:48 pm »
Nice report and even nicer piccies!

Nice meeting you guys. Sorry Michiel, you KLR looks very nice but my eye was drawn to that Beemer. You know, almost like two equally beautliful woman standing side by side, but one of them is topless. Which one would you have looked at? :D

You definitely had one helluva trip. I ended up not sleeping in Frasierburg, but continued to Sutherland where I camped at the local site. Went for the best shank under the stars so I'm glad i pushed through.

Gonna try to get my RR on soon as well...
 

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Re: Lesotho, the hard way.
« Reply #61 on: February 01, 2010, 06:26:14 pm »
Hey Miepels! :ricky: Good to hear from you. This RR is not going anywhere fast but just keep looking.
 

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Re: Lesotho, the hard way.
« Reply #62 on: February 01, 2010, 08:03:55 pm »
Flippen great report ouens.

Michiel! Ek gebruik Windows Movie Maker op Windows Vista. Dis heel okay.
 

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Re: Lesotho, the hard way.
« Reply #63 on: February 02, 2010, 07:45:13 am »
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that some of the results come from the technique applied and not just from the hardware.

Read a couple of your reports, your technique is definately improving .... some really good compositions.

Keep posting!
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Re: Lesotho, the hard way.
« Reply #64 on: February 02, 2010, 02:09:03 pm »
 This RR is not going anywhere fast but just keep looking.

Can you do us a favor and add a completed to the end of your subject when you done so we dont have to keep looking .

Much appretiated. and awaited

If not Why not
 

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Re: Lesotho, the hard way.
« Reply #65 on: February 02, 2010, 02:16:36 pm »
As with the bike you must remember that some of the results come from the technique applied and not just from the hardware.

sure  :thumleft:

but unlike bikes certain cameras can and others just caint  ;D
 

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Re: Lesotho, the hard way.
« Reply #66 on: February 02, 2010, 04:13:24 pm »
Great report guys.  Now put your work asside and get on with the next installment.....PLEEEAAAAZE!
 

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Re: Lesotho, the hard way.
« Reply #67 on: February 03, 2010, 06:16:28 pm »
Dustdevil is working on a little video we made during the 2nd part of our 1st day of riding but in the meantime
I'll share more of what Pampoenpoort was like the next morning, Day2.

As we were facing the sunrise lying on the stoep of Pampoenpoort station I woke rather early to the glow of a
rising sun still far under the horizon.



Boy, what a beautiful morning. The air was crisp and I felt slightly chilled. Today we will visit Orania and then head
for my home town, Jagersfontein. I really look forward to ride those familliar roads and see my family again.



In no time the sun was out and another stunner of a day greeted us.



« Last Edit: February 03, 2010, 06:19:01 pm by Michiel »
 

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Re: Lesotho, the hard way.
« Reply #68 on: February 03, 2010, 06:58:29 pm »
really nice stuff  :thumleft:

pampoenpoort looks like lekker plek  :D
 

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Re: Lesotho, the hard way.
« Reply #69 on: February 03, 2010, 07:29:17 pm »
Sadists. :drif:
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Re: Lesotho, the hard way.
« Reply #70 on: February 04, 2010, 07:49:36 am »
This RR is not going anywhere fast but just keep looking.

Can you do us a favor and add a completed to the end of your subject when you done so we dont have to keep looking .

Much appretiated. and awaited



Kapish
 

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Re: Lesotho, the hard way.
« Reply #71 on: February 05, 2010, 10:10:50 am »
Hi Guys I have to explain that I am in the process of moving house and business all at the same time and to top it all I'm not even moving in anywhere. I only have temporary storage. Telephone is already suspended and no internet connection but mostly this stuff is just keeping me real busy. I will be back after the weekend and I promise things will go much faster then.
 

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Re: Lesotho, the hard way.
« Reply #72 on: February 05, 2010, 11:47:24 am »
Hi Guys I have to explain that I am in the process of moving house and business all at the same time and to top it all I'm not even moving in anywhere. I only have temporary storage. Telephone is already suspended and no internet connection but mostly this stuff is just keeping me real busy. I will be back after the weekend and I promise things will go much faster then.

Forgot to add "got to ride as well..." to the list.
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Re: Lesotho, the hard way.
« Reply #73 on: February 05, 2010, 12:48:20 pm »

Nice photies M.

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Re: Lesotho, the hard way.
« Reply #74 on: February 06, 2010, 12:57:12 pm »
Pampoenpoort - "On the Run"


Pampoenpoort-on the run.mov
 

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Re: Lesotho, the hard way.
« Reply #75 on: February 06, 2010, 05:36:02 pm »
Nice video. n Paar loslyf oomblikke daar by 1.02 , of lyk dit erger op die movie as wat dit op die bike gevoel het? A, het jy n steering damper op jou HPN?
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Re: Lesotho, the hard way.
« Reply #76 on: February 06, 2010, 09:51:59 pm »
moar?!!!!  :D
 

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Re: Lesotho, the hard way.
« Reply #77 on: February 07, 2010, 05:04:08 am »
Lekker stuff so far...cant wait for the next one!

What vid camera did you use and can you tell us a bit about how you did some of those shots? Were you filming by hand or was the cam setup on the bike?
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Re: Lesotho, the hard way.
« Reply #78 on: February 07, 2010, 09:20:28 am »
Looks like my kind of trip! Awesome Guys! :thumleft:
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Re: Lesotho, the hard way.
« Reply #79 on: February 07, 2010, 08:56:50 pm »
Nice video. n Paar loslyf oomblikke daar by 1.02 , of lyk dit erger op die movie as wat dit op die bike gevoel het? A, het jy n steering damper op jou HPN?

Desert front wheel behaving badly!! got me shitting my pants for the first 100k's but I worked out that the bark is far worse than the bite and could go up to much higher speeds safely. It only happens when hitting the softer "middel mannietjie" and will wodle like that till you take a firm grip and then it disappear. The Desert front have funny behavior patterns and can be brilliant in some conditions and lousy in others. The Desert rear is highly recommended and stable, but use the front very cautiously and only when you feel it can make a real difference like when riding deep, soft sand.

I removed the damper for the slower technical riding in Lesotho but I am sure it would not make much difference in those conditions.