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Offline Plothond

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Re: Still unpacking (and the Sand Monster got me!)
« Reply #20 on: June 22, 2007, 08:16:11 pm »
Mr Blaar, you don't need to learn the hard way.  Make friends with Jan du Toit or his Cape connections...

Ja. I should do that off-road course. Apparently, the 1st thing they teach you is how to pick up your bike ^-^

No, thats where you got it wrong !!

The first thing they do is to teach you to STAND !!!
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Re: Still unpacking (and the Sand Monster got me!)
« Reply #21 on: June 22, 2007, 08:54:56 pm »
To stop the bike shifting around too much, make sure it is in gear, stops back wheel turning.
Also: Tie a bit of string, bandana, whatever, over throttle binding the front brake.
Now it wont roll backwards or forwards. ;)

Bind the front brake :)... Now why didn't I think about that...?
I think it was in gear - it was when I left the seat  ;D


In mud. Slippery as hell. Check my vellies.

Not realy bum on the seat but more or less the technique shown in the threads.

Locked handle bars. In gear, left hand locking front brake, right hand on rail. Lifted it very quickly. (Maybe some adrenaline helped). Bent knees, straight back. Should be  a piece of pie in sand.

Given. If the fall was to the other side, the locking of the front will not be an option. (I think). Maybe then Jaq suggestion.

I have a bad lower back. This method works the best for me, although I have picked up the bike with the front method as well. Just as quickly.  Adrenaline is an amazing thing. Do it quickly and adrenaline is still there to assist. Wait a few and have a smoke/break before picking it up, and it's much more difficult. (In my experience so far)

I'm just very aware of possible back spasms doing it with a even slightly bent back.







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Re: Still unpacking (and the Sand Monster got me!)
« Reply #22 on: June 23, 2007, 09:49:56 am »
Nice pad! Looking forward to the ride reports to see pics of your area. Hey, there is an idea:
 
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Re: Still unpacking (and the Sand Monster got me!)
« Reply #23 on: June 23, 2007, 12:07:21 pm »
Jissou, JM, that's a lekker Mud Monster! Yeah, my bike was on its other side, so I could have done with binding the front brake.

And, no, Plothond, I wasn't standing when I fell (maybe that's why ;D).
 

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Re: Still unpacking (and the Sand Monster got me!)
« Reply #24 on: June 23, 2007, 01:03:43 pm »
Hehe :D. It's my Yahoo Instant Messenger avatar - it gives you some control over face shape, hair colour, etc., but I must have a very common face 'cause it really looks just like me (well, almost, I'm slightly more handsome, don't you agree?  :angel4:).

hey - you almost as pretty as that bike of ur's  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Still unpacking (and the Sand Monster got me!)
« Reply #25 on: June 25, 2007, 08:54:28 am »
could you guys PLEASE stop flirting with each other, honestly  ::)
 

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Re: Still unpacking (and the Sand Monster got me!)
« Reply #26 on: June 25, 2007, 09:12:59 am »
could you guys PLEASE stop flirting with each other, honestly  ::)

you pretty too ,Wes

really!!!
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Re: Still unpacking (and the Sand Monster got me!)
« Reply #27 on: June 25, 2007, 10:40:14 am »
could you guys PLEASE stop flirting with each other, honestly  ::)

you pretty too ,Wes

really!!!

Sheesh .. you cape town folk.... :sex:


 ;D ;D ;D
 

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Re: Still unpacking (and the Sand Monster got me!)
« Reply #28 on: June 25, 2007, 11:54:38 am »
could you guys PLEASE stop flirting with each other, honestly  ::)

you pretty too ,Wes

really!!!

Sheesh .. you cape town folk.... :sex:


 ;D ;D ;D

Grootsuen - here in Cape Town its all about the 'love'.

we nothing more than a bunch of lost hippies wearing very cool clothes (or so we think) . And we very fine with that  ;). Anyway -gonna cancel my 14h00 meeting - need to chill on the beach  ;D

pity its raining..............
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Re: Still unpacking (and the Sand Monster got me!)
« Reply #29 on: June 25, 2007, 12:01:46 pm »
whoa whoa whoa, leave me out of this...!!!!
 

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Re: Still unpacking (and the Sand Monster got me!)
« Reply #30 on: June 25, 2007, 12:09:29 pm »
whoa whoa whoa, leave me out of this...!!!!

sorry dude -you will always be part of this

its a cirle of life thing

now where's my dooby...................
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Re: Still unpacking (and the Sand Monster got me!)
« Reply #31 on: June 25, 2007, 06:11:16 pm »
Hey Growwe

Don't you have a job for me too? I'd love to stay in Betty's.   ;)

What do you do, BTW?