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Offline FortyZA

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« Reply #20 on: March 16, 2006, 03:32:59 pm »
Hey Bla,

Nice report, do yourself a favour and buy the DVD.  You get to see things you might have not seen which the camera person did not.  It also helps you when you go over some other issues afterwards.

Good report, Funacide, Jan tells you to remove it incase you fall, so that you dont have that cost.  I removed the following when doing the course:

Mirrors
Indicators
Screen
Rear wheel mud thingy (never put it back)

Lots of fun and new tricks learnt.  Would like to do it again to refresh and see if what I learnt is what I am actually doing when riding in the bush.
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« Reply #21 on: March 19, 2006, 11:17:29 am »


Absolutely awesome, every time I read one of these reports, I realise just what a grand hobby we have.

Thanks for the pics too. Makes a big grin on my face.
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« Reply #22 on: March 20, 2006, 07:27:37 pm »
ou ryskaap.....
this is what you wrote for the first day....
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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!

as mentioned before, i am going on april 1 for the basic course.
how much of this is theory, and how much practical?
you have posted pics, but can you eloborate a little on what exactly you did?

tks
 

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« Reply #23 on: March 22, 2006, 08:57:37 am »
good man  :)  :)
thanks
 

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« Reply #24 on: March 22, 2006, 07:14:51 pm »
Funny thing is that LITO showed us how well the bike balances, when holding the mirror with 2 fingers, or the indicators, as long as the bike is in an upright position....I was a bit aprehensive practicing this, as my bike was brand new then  :D

Also the one foot on the seat position, which was ok, but my bloody topbox got in the way  :? The slalom part we did as well, altho I shifted a good few bricks along the way, and made it difficult for the others  :D

Bla Bla, I will definately be booking for Aug or Sept this year, and looking forward to it  :)  Thanks for the pics, looks like you lot had fun.
 

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« Reply #25 on: March 22, 2006, 07:16:52 pm »
One other thing....there's probably about 4 of us going this year...

Anyone else from Cape Town want to join us? Aug or Sept. in Worcester.
 

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« Reply #26 on: March 23, 2006, 01:53:30 am »
Absolutely awesome snaps and report!  Man I wish we had something like that in Australia, but I'm afraid over here most people rarely take the big DS bikes off-road, let alone learn how to do it properly!

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On Saturday we learned how to do a whee. It's a wheely, but only the lifting of the front wheel.  Why? To get the front wheel over obstacles.


What was the technique involved there?  My GS wheelie technique is rough to say the least!.  Any log hopping either is not high enough, or charging into it at a higher speed with the front already up, which can't be good for the bike.  Would you be kind enough to share your wisdom? :)
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