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Re: Wet Elandsriver route.
« Reply #20 on: October 24, 2011, 03:43:46 pm »
Eish ! Hoop daai seer kom gou reg. Was die Bike OK ?

Ja-nee, nou die aand kuier PCD daar by my en hy streel so liefderyk oor my bike. Ek sien ook hier kom 'n ding. :patch:
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Re: Wet Elandsriver route.
« Reply #21 on: October 24, 2011, 05:31:52 pm »
Eish ! Hoop daai seer kom gou reg. Was die Bike OK ?

Ja-nee, nou die aand kuier PCD daar by my en hy streel so liefderyk oor my bike. Ek sien ook hier kom 'n ding. :patch:

Ja, die bike het 'n ekstra merkie op die pod protector, niks ernstig nie.

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Re: Wet Elandsriver route.
« Reply #22 on: October 24, 2011, 07:50:37 pm »
ouch,did your front wash out first or your back tyre.How's the leg?
a um,ahh err different trip almost like you wanted to play in the mud after all the warnings.
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Re: Wet Elandsriver route.
« Reply #23 on: October 25, 2011, 07:04:02 am »
ouch,did your front wash out first or your back tyre.How's the leg?
a um,ahh err different trip almost like you wanted to play in the mud after all the warnings.

The bike was donnering to the left and I was trying to get it to go right as there was a small wall toward the left. The next thing I was laying on my side. I assume looking at the video clip over and over that the front wheel washed out first as I was trying to wrestle the bike toward the centre of the road.

I really was hoping for a dry one as wrestling a bike for 60kms on a muddy road surface is not fun at all.

WRT the leg, it's not getting better, so I'm going to make a turn at the Doctor to have it checked out.
« Last Edit: October 26, 2011, 02:32:47 pm by J-mo »
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Re: Wet Elandsriver route.
« Reply #24 on: October 25, 2011, 02:56:08 pm »
Thanks for the ride guys. Strongs J-mo met die been. I must say, I thought I am improving with the GS off road thing.......until we hit the thick mud. I quickly realised how "green' I am. Crowley, thanks for the tips!
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Re: Wet Elandsriver route.
« Reply #25 on: October 26, 2011, 12:14:45 pm »
Mud isn't like sand, which can easily be mastered. Mud is just kark. Nothing else to be said.
 

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Re: Wet Elandsriver route.
« Reply #26 on: October 26, 2011, 02:30:35 pm »
Thanks for the ride guys. Strongs J-mo met die been. I must say, I thought I am improving with the GS off road thing.......until we hit the thick mud. I quickly realised how "green' I am. Crowley, thanks for the tips!


You did well considering you stayed upright. :biggrin:

I think it's more to do with "mud is k@k" than being green.

I went to the doctor yesterday and he reckoned I've got a infection in my shin. All the other tender parts of my leg will heal in time. A dose of antibiotics and Mybulen painkillers and I was off.


Mud isn't like sand, which can easily be mastered. Mud is just kark. Nothing else to be said.


I agree.

IMHO there's more uncertainty WRT mud than sand. Even the thickest sand can be mastered with skills, fitness and confidence. If there's no traction on the wet clay, there's no traction, period. Going downhill is even worse. It can get out of hand very quickly. :o
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Re: Wet Elandsriver route.
« Reply #27 on: October 26, 2011, 02:49:33 pm »
yep. On rallye raids I've seen grown men cry in the mud.  :mwink:
 

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Re: Wet Elandsriver route.
« Reply #28 on: October 26, 2011, 02:55:05 pm »
I guess especially when looking in the mirror  :laughing4: :eek7:
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Re: Wet Elandsriver route.
« Reply #29 on: October 27, 2011, 01:52:49 pm »

Say no more, will not do it out off choice again. If you get caught then deal with it.
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Re: Wet Elandsriver route.
« Reply #30 on: October 27, 2011, 02:08:39 pm »

Say no more, will not do it out off choice again. If you get caught then deal with it.
Below my 990S on the road between Sutherland and Middelpos -May 2011.
Cars could'nt even stay on the road - was suicide.
 

Eish, that looks like a tough one. :o

I presume the mud on the left exhaust was not flinged up by the back tyre.  :biggrin:

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Re: Wet Elandsriver route.
« Reply #31 on: October 31, 2011, 12:49:46 pm »

I presume the mud on the left exhaust was not flinged up by the back tyre.  :biggrin:
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Was leading the pack and was the only one that had'nt hid the deck "yet", came over a rise at 60km's and all I could see was snot - little time to slow down, backwheel overtaking the front in spectacular fashion - full 360 degree. Not even Cyrill Depress would have been able to keep it upright through that section.
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