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Offline >Herman<

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« on: March 13, 2006, 09:01:55 am »
We left Crunchieland at about 14:30 on Thursday afternoon. (We is Stephen, Marina & I).  We headed down the N4 towards Middelburg and then to Hendrina. What bad roads. The coal trucks are ripping the tar up, making potholes big enough to park the Prado, trailer plyus bikes.

Enough of the bad roads.  We arrived at Country Trax about 18:00 and was greeted by Jan & Elsie du Toit.  Stunning people, that made us feel welcome from the start.  We were the first to arrive, and we waited for JCP, the only other to arrive on Thursday.  The rest of the group indicated a Friday arrival.

Our chalet




On Friday the rest arrived, and we started.  First we introduced our self, and we split into two groups of 7 riders each. Jan taking one and Stephen the other. I was in Stephen's group.  What a small world we live in... I hooked up with an old rugby buddy, Jaco and his brother, nephew and friends.  We decided that we want to ride together.  

We started with some basic skills, like balancing, weight transfer, why it is important to transfer weight, and stuff. It was great fun, and very informative. I learned plenty!



Some one-on-one instruction




We had our slow race, and to ride slow is not as easy...


We has some laughs as well.... Here is Stephen skiing behind my GS! :D


On Saturday, we continiued where we left of, and......


This is part 2 to follow later.....  :)  :wink:

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« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2006, 09:22:45 am »
looks good bla bla...  :D
am looking at the cape town one now too.... looking forward to it  :wink:
 

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« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2006, 09:39:43 am »
Yeah, I had a great time there previously, physically wrecked at the end, but with a huge grin :!:
I stalled and fell sideways in the slow race, general concensus was I scored about 6.5 on the Richter scale when I hit the ground, the yard was serious hard pack at that time :!:  

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« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2006, 11:10:22 am »
Cool Blah bLah so where's the rest 8)
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« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2006, 12:46:31 pm »
Nice Report Blah, well done for completing it.... lekker sous!!!
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« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2006, 12:55:38 pm »
Lekker Skaap! Well done!

What's the verdict on the TKC's?

Sand?
Trial/hills?
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« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2006, 12:58:03 pm »
Nice one skapie...

Ek sal plan moet maak.... maybe give myself a "To dad From dad" b-day pressie.

I need to learn those skills.
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« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2006, 01:02:15 pm »
well done! so when will we see those skills in action?
 

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« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2006, 02:04:42 pm »
very nice skapie  :D  :D
some of the stuff looks tuff  :shock:
 

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« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2006, 02:14:53 pm »
Glad you had fun bla bla. Ry daardie sand pit!  I want to do this to see if there are any fundemental things I am doing wrong, 90% self taught gets you so far.
 

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« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2006, 02:23:35 pm »
thanks skaap!
great pics and report!

I think I will also do the course when the show comes to my neck of the woods
 

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« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2006, 03:26:46 pm »
The only thing that still scares me to s#%$ is putting the KLR down. When I see a picture of it happening, or the report that Shark posted I winch x 200. But that must have been an awesome weekend. At least I had the cricket to put a party feeling on mine.
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« Reply #12 on: March 13, 2006, 03:54:54 pm »
Quote from: "shark_za"
Glad you had fun bla bla.  I want to do this to see if there are any fundemental things I am doing wrong, 90% self taught gets you so far.


I had long chats with your girlfriend while you were in Moz, I will have a few words with you soon to tell you, what you are doing wrong.

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« Reply #13 on: March 13, 2006, 04:01:15 pm »
Nice one skaapman, I have been threatining to do the BMW offroad course in wales every year but never got around it. There is some things you just can't teach yourself 8)
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« Reply #14 on: March 13, 2006, 04:12:11 pm »
Quote from: "LouisXander"
The only thing that still scares me to s#%$ is putting the KLR down. When I see a picture of it happening, or the report that Shark posted I winch x 200. But that must have been an awesome weekend. At least I had the cricket to put a party feeling on mine.


Now, I would hate to point it out, but I find it unbelievable LX, you ran all day with us, tried to wipe out an old lady in her Merc and you make a statement like this!
We must arrange a put it down day for you, as you saw when I dumped the GSV (Groot Swart Vark) it is not major, the KLR would probably suffer even less generally.
Putting it down is obviously to be avoided, but is not the end of the world and if you PRACTICE it (believe it or not) you learn to fall better (as in less bruises etc etc)!  

Welshie  8)  8)

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« Reply #15 on: March 13, 2006, 04:28:13 pm »
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Nice one skaapman, I have been threatining to do the BMW offroad course in wales every year but never got around it. There is some things you just can't teach yourself 8)


Go to Wales, I will give you some phone numbers, those skappies will teach you a thing or two  :!:  :twisted:  :twisted:  :twisted:  8)

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« Reply #16 on: March 13, 2006, 04:39:12 pm »
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Go to Wales, I will give you some phone numbers...


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« Reply #17 on: March 13, 2006, 07:42:00 pm »
Well done Bla  :D It really looks tough, especially those uphills and
downhills, plus turning in a narrow road.....My weaknesses and fears
all together...... :D

Will be doing the same one in Ceres closer to winter, when it's cooler....
Maybe those in Cape Town who want to do the course, should all
go together....it could be fun.
 

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« Reply #18 on: March 13, 2006, 09:39:57 pm »
Hey BLA

Well done, great pics.

Just one question where is your screen on the GS????

So when we getting free lessons from the boys that did Country TRAX, I especially like the Weeelie thing, and we also need feedback on the TKC's
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« Reply #19 on: March 15, 2006, 06:17:32 pm »
Hi daar Bla -  Bla
Ek sien my pic's van die naweek is ook daar , veral die nood stop een . My vrou is al gatvaol geluister oor die naweek en oor alles wat ons gedoen het. Oppad terug huis toe  ( by elke stopstraat, robot ) oefen ek my whee's en dit trek al by wheelies. Ek het al die pic's klaar gedownload thanks vir dit aangesien ek nie veel foto's geneem het nie.

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