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Offline weskus

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Re: A Wet New Years Day at Verneukpan ( 1/1/11)
« Reply #60 on: January 06, 2011, 08:42:25 am »
Jip, well-done julle 2, nou is ek eers kwaad vir myself dat ek nie maar Sat koers soontoe gevat het nie, anyone for a trip to verneukpan this weekend?? :ricky:
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Re: A Wet New Years Day at Verneukpan ( 1/1/11)
« Reply #61 on: January 06, 2011, 12:11:14 pm »
Excellent trip report - that mud and water wold have put a number of people off, well done.
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Re: A Wet New Years Day at Verneukpan ( 1/1/11)
« Reply #62 on: January 06, 2011, 12:29:42 pm »
nice one Rynet.......now i see what you and Mark got up to on the way home bliksem.....those mud pics look scary to me

when i see that kind of mud i just run out of skill.....and bravery....well done to the both of u

PS was nice to meet you guys in Kenhardt
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Re: A Wet New Years Day at Verneukpan ( 1/1/11)
« Reply #63 on: January 07, 2011, 09:40:18 pm »
Wow, julle het guts. Kon julle darm die landspeed record breek op water? Lyk na groot pret. Kry net bietjie seer vir die bikes se part met die modder wat orals vassit, lyk nie baie cool nie. Seker darm al skoon teen die tyd.

Baie nice report.
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Re: A Wet New Years Day at Verneukpan ( 1/1/11)
« Reply #64 on: January 07, 2011, 11:44:27 pm »
Jirre Bokkie!, net jy sal sulke challenges gaan oopruk, en dit verwoes! Great adventure you 2, good you had a very experienced riding buddy Rynet.  Now you know modder, and 1200GS dont work too well. Myself and two other buddies battled 1hr50minutes to ride 1.8km last year. Modder is n bliksem. I suppose you had to clean out the mud between the front tyre and the "modder skerm" countless times. I found that the moment your front wheel no longer turns (due to the mud build-up) you go down ! NO control what so ever.

Great report, and thanks for sharing with us.

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Re: A Wet New Years Day at Verneukpan ( 1/1/11)
« Reply #65 on: January 08, 2011, 09:54:25 am »
Tweets, Mark has been riding for only 6 months... I think both of them were amazing!
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Re: A Wet New Years Day at Verneukpan ( 1/1/11)
« Reply #66 on: January 08, 2011, 01:38:07 pm »
Well done, any big bike in mud is going to be a serious challenge

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Re: A Wet New Years Day at Verneukpan ( 1/1/11)
« Reply #67 on: January 09, 2011, 07:35:46 am »
Lekker trip!  :thumleft:

Ek reken die woord 'Pan' moes 'n tip gewees het, maar selfs as mens weet hoe dit daar lyk is die versoeking groot om dit te probeer.

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Re: A Wet New Years Day at Verneukpan ( 1/1/11)
« Reply #68 on: January 09, 2011, 08:33:12 am »
Fantastic RR - well written, and what an adventure. I'm exhausted and that's just from reading it!
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Re: A Wet New Years Day at Verneukpan ( 1/1/11)
« Reply #69 on: January 09, 2011, 10:06:01 am »
Now that's what I call adventure riding!!

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Re: A Wet New Years Day at Verneukpan ( 1/1/11)
« Reply #70 on: January 09, 2011, 12:49:23 pm »
Very nice.......respect! :thumleft:
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Re: A Wet New Years Day at Verneukpan ( 1/1/11)
« Reply #71 on: January 09, 2011, 03:51:19 pm »
Mud.....  The great equalizer....  Well done for riding it to you both!
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Re: A Wet New Years Day at Verneukpan ( 1/1/11)
« Reply #72 on: January 10, 2011, 06:57:05 am »
I wonder how many of the more "experienced" WD's would have actually ventured on  further in these conditions? Well done to you both  :thumleft: , Rynet this is evidence of how dirty this sport really is  ;D Thanks for sharing (or warning)
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ROUTE DIFFICULTY:1 = tar
2 = good gravel /pillion friendly
3 = interspersed with sand, mud, sand , bush / not pillion friendly
4 = lots of sand, technical riding
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Re: A Wet New Years Day at Verneukpan ( 1/1/11)
« Reply #73 on: January 10, 2011, 09:09:23 am »
gret RR... seems like we are in for a wet summer... every time those pans get that type of rain we have floods later on.
 

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Re: A Wet New Years Day at Verneukpan ( 1/1/11)
« Reply #74 on: January 10, 2011, 11:18:44 am »
Hectic exhilarating ride you had.Makes some off our rides timid in comparison. :thumleft: :thumleft:
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Re: A Wet New Years Day at Verneukpan ( 1/1/11)
« Reply #75 on: January 10, 2011, 05:47:50 pm »
Wow, julle het guts. Kon julle darm die landspeed record breek op water? Lyk na groot pret. Kry net bietjie seer vir die bikes se part met die modder wat orals vassit, lyk nie baie cool nie. Seker darm al skoon teen die tyd.

Baie nice report.
Thanks  :thumleft: Just spoke to my mechanic , he has done my 120 ,000 km service with all the oil changes etc . He says the back brake lever bent a bit and deactivated the braking system , but he corrected it and I now have brakes again . My front brake pads are fine , I just needed new back brake pads, but they were worn before the mud already . And of course my air filter was dirty and thus I needed new spark plugs also. The diff boot was loose ( thanks Mark Hardy for pointing this out ), but it was also just dirty and is fine now. So all in all nothing out of the ordinary . She is running perfect . Just waiting for tyre prices and a wash and she's ready for our next trip to Jansenville via Baviaans first week in Feb to visit Bie .  I tell you these GS 1200 's are durable  :thumleft:.  I must have fallen over a hundred times with her and only one fall needed cosmetic surgery to her. ( other than the pot covers) . But just in case I really must get those burglar bars from Chris L :thumleft:
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Re: A Wet New Years Day at Verneukpan ( 1/1/11)
« Reply #76 on: January 10, 2011, 10:19:09 pm »
Respect guy's  :o

WOW!! :biggrin:
 

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Re: A Wet New Years Day at Verneukpan ( 1/1/11)
« Reply #77 on: January 11, 2011, 11:44:31 am »
Looks like great fun.

Tx for the great report.
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Re: A Wet New Years Day at Verneukpan ( 1/1/11)
« Reply #78 on: January 11, 2011, 02:25:42 pm »
Both of you must be just a little crazy   :biggrin:

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Re: A Wet New Years Day at Verneukpan ( 1/1/11)
« Reply #79 on: January 11, 2011, 11:26:51 pm »
W O W

what a report
fantastic job you two

ps ... Rynet ..  mark and the other chap you were with when i met you's did pasS comment on your very good riding skills , but this ride exposed more than just skill ... but also your amazing spirit

  well done Mark , you certainly must have been equaly as determinded as Rynet , to pull this trip of 
to both of you huge respect

and .........  you have just made me more determined to get a duelie   :biggrin:
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