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« Reply #20 on: March 06, 2006, 11:52:39 am »
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Welshies shots are pretty much the same as the others, with these additions.


The suggestion to push the bikes through was not only stonewalled by Welshie, but I had 3x faces stare at me blankly.  :shock:  :shock:  :shock:
I was not so serious myself  :wink:

Welshies bash plate in transport mode.


The though of trying to start a wet pig with a dubious battery and an unknown internal water content was not apealling!

Funny how neatly the bash plate fits there, it seemed a bit convenient, maybe I should keep a spare?

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« Reply #21 on: March 06, 2006, 12:01:42 pm »
Notice how I already high tailed it out of the river, I was out of there like a flash  :shock: The wake can still be seen on the pic.
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« Reply #22 on: March 06, 2006, 01:14:49 pm »
Intermittent Stream my ass !

 

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« Reply #23 on: March 06, 2006, 01:32:46 pm »
Hope you don't come across intermittent streams on your way to Moz  :shock:
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« Reply #24 on: March 06, 2006, 02:52:18 pm »
Bef0kte ride and pics guys.
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« Reply #25 on: March 06, 2006, 03:33:47 pm »
Looking at that map I wonder if we wen't straight if it would have been flooded as well ? Looks like the road crosses the river ?
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« Reply #26 on: March 06, 2006, 04:38:00 pm »
NICE!!!   :D
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« Reply #27 on: March 06, 2006, 08:50:58 pm »
Just a few more pics, the Welshman was persistent and always smiling.




We never really took photos of the tougher sections of the riverbed, but here are two that show some of the sections, I had stopped to wait for the others, I didnt know Welshie was having power problems.



 

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« Reply #28 on: March 06, 2006, 08:58:11 pm »
digitaldan having a long look at a specific branch that was impeding his progress...

 

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« Reply #29 on: March 06, 2006, 08:58:57 pm »
Nice pics Shark, don't know what was up with my camera. It totally overexposed on the sand  :cry: Those pics really gives a good idea of the riverbed. We were too busy getting through the tough parts to take pics, maybe next time. I'm sure everytime through that sand will get easier. When I eventually shifted into second it was already alot easier !
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« Reply #30 on: March 06, 2006, 09:02:14 pm »
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digitaldan having a long look at a specific branch that was impeding his progress...



Haha the bikes headlights seem to indicate the same frame of mind I was in  :shock:  :shock:  :shock:
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« Reply #31 on: March 06, 2006, 09:45:16 pm »
Ek is nou donners lus vir bos ry.

Great report guys, I am real envious.

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« Reply #32 on: March 06, 2006, 09:48:55 pm »
Grizz I reckon that Aprillia Toureg (sp) would have done well on that ride.
Although we rode it Sunday I would like to do it again, miss it already.
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« Reply #33 on: March 07, 2006, 08:17:38 am »
I could see digitaldan saving point on his GPS everytime we reached an intersection...   I suspect we will see a solo report real soon, haha.
 

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« Reply #34 on: March 07, 2006, 08:24:54 am »
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Grizz I reckon that Aprillia Toureg (sp) would have done well on that ride.
Although we rode it Sunday I would like to do it again, miss it already.


Agreed, I also think a bit more practice and it will get easier, I removed the Pigs battery last night its a bit of a mission as its under the tank, the live was heavily corroded so that was probably the power issue, plus its the original BMW battery from 1999, so I will probably have it tested before I put it back.

I should get my ADV stickers and T shirt today.

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« Reply #35 on: March 07, 2006, 09:25:53 am »
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I could see digitaldan saving point on his GPS everytime we reached an intersection...   I suspect we will see a solo report real soon, haha.


Nah that section is going to be tough when you go it alone, I was just trying to see where the heck we were. Then the freakin battries failed on the GPS. Man Shark if you ever upgrade and want to sell your GPS let me know. Can't believe it runs on it's own power for a full day or more ! And it has all those map thingies  :D
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« Reply #36 on: March 07, 2006, 10:06:31 am »
Nothing to upgrade too ;o) I think the Quest is the best bike GPS out there.

Until I get old and need to mount a fishfinder GPS like the 276C.
 

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« Reply #37 on: March 07, 2006, 10:09:37 am »
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Nothing to upgrade too ;o) I think the Quest is the best bike GPS out there.



Indeed, just saw the price at Cabelas $500  :shock:
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« Reply #38 on: March 07, 2006, 10:28:12 am »
The new Garmins with memory cards are cool, the 76 , the GPSMAP 60 and the eTrex Vista/Legend all have removable memory cards now.

Any one of those with the X memory will be good on a bike, the 76 floats! the 60 looks tough and the eTrex are small enough to carry in a pocket.

Get a spare memory card or two and you can take as many maps as you wish.
 

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« Reply #39 on: March 07, 2006, 10:33:38 am »
Not to sound a bit daft but can the eTrex Vista/Legend run maps like your Quest ? That maybe something to look at (especially at my price range  :lol: )
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