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FOOT UPS
« on: March 22, 2010, 07:37:46 pm »
Crossed up told me about the trail riding that was mentioned on Cape Enduro forum.
So we made a ride of it on Sunday.

Crossed up , AntonW and me

I took the wrong road  , but wrong roads always lead to other short cuts , which lead to holes in the road.
Enough said and one KTM950 SE was notop of AntonW in a hole and Crossed up eagerly lifted it off.
Sorry no pics , I was blasting my way further up this bad road.

After the KTM of Anton lost an engine bolt and most of its engine oil ,we left him at an intersection waiting for his "KTM ON CALL" do they have one ? lol . oh ell , bye Anton !

We got to the footups and it was a real eye opener.

Tim Jordan , a very helpful and friendly guy,came over and explained to us how it all works



I think if you want to get into biking , first do this , you will learn some seriously good skills here.
Just watching these guys playing around honing there skills.
J and I couldn't believe some of the rock faces these guys were tackling



There was a father , son and grand son all on trail bikes going up a very steep incline , some 50 m straight up.
The youngster looked around 11yrs old



normally its hard to see how steep an incline is on a pic , so if this looks steep , just imagine how it was





The Grandfather


 






Check the barbed wire to see the incline and thats not even to mention the rocks and holes along the way up

First time novice , but old enduro rider finding out that its not so easy.



And a veterain of 62 making it all look so easily









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Re: FOOT UPS
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2010, 07:53:59 pm »
Some more



















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Re: FOOT UPS
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2010, 07:56:29 pm »
Some more





















Crossed up in front of a track up an embankment
















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Re: FOOT UPS
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2010, 08:10:29 pm »
Neither of us had watched trials before.  It was real eye-opener.  Some of these guys had phenomenal skill.

The thing that impressed itself upon me was the enormous difference between the novices and the skilled riders.  Riding DS, MX or Enduro is quite a lot to do with your bike and how hard you are prepared to push it.  Trials is almost entirely skill as the bikes are basically much of a muchness, 250cc 2-strokes, and speed is not a factor.

The places that these guys could go beggars belief.  The course took them up gullies and over step-ups that one could barely scramble up on foot, much less try to get a bike up.

The novices were falling quite a lot but the skilled riders were absolutely amazing!  We all could have benefitted by starting out on trials bikes. 
 

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Re: FOOT UPS
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2010, 08:15:33 pm »
Oh, and bad luck, AntonW.  I hope you got sorted and there's no lasting damage to the motor.  It took me most of the afternoon to clean the oil off my by bike and my kit!  I was riding behind you and I thought it was starting to rain when my goggles were spattered.  It was only when I wiped them into a greasy mess that I realised too late what was happening.
 

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Re: FOOT UPS
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2010, 08:16:49 pm »


where did this take place?
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Re: FOOT UPS
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2010, 08:27:44 pm »
On a farm off the Spes Bona Road out the back of Durbanville.
 

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Re: FOOT UPS
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2010, 09:59:34 pm »
2 stroke dan and I dropped by the previous trials ride that was in Stellenbosch, those okes have got some bike control skills!
 

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Re: FOOT UPS
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2010, 06:21:27 am »
2 stroke dan and I dropped by the previous trials ride that was in Stellenbosch, those okes have got some bike control skills!

Weren't you tempted to try it?
 

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Re: FOOT UPS
« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2010, 06:22:21 am »
I'm tempted to try anything :D
 

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Re: FOOT UPS
« Reply #10 on: March 23, 2010, 08:45:01 am »
Tim Jordan is a great guy with lots of bike skills in enduro and trail riding.I learnt to ride a old yamaha trails bike when I was only9 years old.WAas lots of fun,trail bike riding really hones your bike control skill. :thumleft:
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Re: FOOT UPS
« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2010, 09:21:12 am »

where did this take place?
coome now man, quote the entire RR  for 5 words?
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Re: FOOT UPS
« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2010, 09:30:36 am »
Wonder if CT will host a nationals event as planned this year? Last year it didnrt come off so lets hope for this year. A few PE guys are willing to come down for it. I heard that a decent venue is the problem in CT??
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Re: FOOT UPS
« Reply #13 on: March 23, 2010, 11:23:14 am »
One bolt to bring a being part of a fun ride to an end. The bike only lost 200-300ml of it oil so no damage done. Wrench came and pick the bike and me up in what felt like no time an drop me off at home. Thanks again for that.

I have always had a huge fascination with and respect for foot ups riders and never made the time to watch or ride, so must make a plan to go to the next event.

Oh John sorry for the lube job a gave you.    :biggrin:
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Re: FOOT UPS
« Reply #14 on: March 23, 2010, 12:27:03 pm »
Greased-up and looking in my prime!  No problem. 

 

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Re: FOOT UPS
« Reply #15 on: March 23, 2010, 12:31:58 pm »
I wonder why they don't sit?
They don't look like BMW riders.
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Re: FOOT UPS
« Reply #16 on: March 23, 2010, 12:56:06 pm »
I wonder why they don't sit?
They don't look like BMW riders.
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Re: FOOT UPS
« Reply #17 on: March 23, 2010, 01:08:55 pm »
I wonder why they don't sit?
They don't look like BMW riders.
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Re: FOOT UPS
« Reply #18 on: March 23, 2010, 01:18:49 pm »
Wonder if CT will host a nationals event as planned this year? Last year it didnrt come off so lets hope for this year. A few PE guys are willing to come down for it. I heard that a decent venue is the problem in CT??

I don't think so - apparently no one feels up to organising it. Also no EL nationals this year, so next month theres rounds 1&2 in Magaliesberg, then in june / july rounds 3&4 somewhere else in Gauteng - possibly the glen, then in Sept rounds 5&6 in Oribi Gorge, KZN
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Re: FOOT UPS
« Reply #19 on: March 23, 2010, 01:48:27 pm »
The EL club has a problem that their usual venue has been converted into a game farm and the owner no longer wants trials there due to the animals.
They do however have many other venues that are awesome.
Its a pity, their club seems to have taken a hit and there aren't many active members this year.
EL would have been nice, CT  (come on Rockgarden) would also have been nice for us to travel. Durban and Joburg are just to far for us social riders.

PE would like to have an event and we are kind of working towards possibly hosting one next year. That's just the talk, the politics/ red tape are to much for me.
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