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Old 11-26-2012, 07:25 AM   #871
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Hi Jurassic.I've PM-ed you for a little more detail. ....and they're all ugly, that's why I made mine purty!
Cheers for the PM Rod. Your bike is truly gorgeous as you say (even if it is a little highly strung ). Mine was really, really ugly though (and still highly strung!)
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:32 AM   #872
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$5.00 says Prutser's airhead has zero problems on the trip.
+1. And a beer.

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Old 11-26-2012, 01:25 PM   #873
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"Here Beemster confessed .... she was absolutely petrified of water crossings.!"

Charge on, Beemster, I am as petrified as you are when river crossings show. .

Thanks for the RR
I had a lot of practice this trip...
And a couple of weeks later they didn't bother me anymore!
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Old 11-26-2012, 04:42 PM   #874
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Klim Traverse

Beemster ...Great!!! I wish I could say so

BTW, I noticed you are using the Traverse Jacket. Are the pants Traverse or Dakar? So far that jacket is optimal (almost perfect) for my riding -commuting and ocassional off road here in Central America where humidity is one issue; showers and 30+ temperatures a free offer . How did you like the jacket? Would you recommend the extra money for the pants?

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Old 11-26-2012, 04:58 PM   #875
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big, Big, BIG Fan of these Ride Reports!

Just found the thread and it made my night! Just starting, but I bought the video about 6 months ago, and will buy this one as well, if you make one!

One of these rides is DEFINITELY on my bucket list!

I'm normally a lurker, but this is enough to get me out of the shadows! :-)

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Old 11-26-2012, 05:18 PM   #876
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Beemster ...Great!!! I wish I could say so

BTW, I noticed you are using the Traverse Jacket. Are the pants Traverse or Dakar? So far that jacket is optimal (almost perfect) for my riding -commuting and ocassional off road here in Central America where humidity is one issue; showers and 30+ temperatures a free offer . How did you like the jacket? Would you recommend the extra money for the pants?

Cheers
For this trip the jacket was a bit too warm, so I think some more vents would have been nice.
The pants is Traverse as well. No complaints...
Except after rivercrossings the water stayed beween the lining and the outher layer.
Which made my pants heavy and pulled down...
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Old 11-27-2012, 01:11 PM   #877
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My first water crossing

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Here Beemster confessed .... she was absolutely petrified of water crossings.!

And on the first few miles on the dirt, on the first day of the ride for her ... we had a BIG water crossing.
I still had to get into adventure mode after being stuck in the hotel for 5 days when Walter drove towards this big shiny lake. He stopped and I thought he wanted to take a picture but all of a suddon he walked right in! What the f#@*??? I asked Walter what he was doing. Well we are gonna cross this river he said. I said this is not a river, this is a lake! I really thought he made a joke but a few minutes later I knew that he wasn’t...

This all looked very challenging to me because I started offroad riding only one year ago. I started playing in sand, riding tight trials and motocross tracks, and I loved it! But river crossings... There are almost no possibilities to practise that in Holland.

While I was watching the guys for a few minutes walking around in the water, I was wondering how I could persuade them that this was insane. But 4 guys, 1 girl, I knew I couldn’t win... So I also walked in, trying to find a route to the other side. Walter was already in the water with his bike. He was halfway and I thought it did not look good seeing his bike sink that deep! How the \*#@* am I gonna do this???

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Old 11-27-2012, 01:20 PM   #878
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I love this picture! The level headed gal and her bike thinking, "this doesn't seem like a good idea..." and the four brash guys already half way across walking/riding/pushing the bikes. We don't think; we just do. Sometimes it lands us in a bit of hot (cold?) water
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Old 11-27-2012, 01:25 PM   #879
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For this trip the jacket was a bit too warm, so I think some more vents would have been nice.
The pants is Traverse as well. No complaints...
Except after rivercrossings the water stayed beween the lining and the outher layer.
Which made my pants heavy and pulled down...

Just as long as Walter wasn't behind you, you were probably OK
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Old 11-27-2012, 01:31 PM   #880
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@Beamster:

There were a lot of places to practice this in Holland. I know quite some of them here in the area.
You just didn't ask me
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Old 11-27-2012, 02:13 PM   #881
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@Beamster:

There were a lot of places to practice this in Holland. I know quite some of them here in the area.
You just didn't ask me
Hi Quadfret
I'll keep it in mind for the next trip!
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Old 11-28-2012, 12:07 AM   #882
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We have a lot of rivers in Holland: Rijn, Maas, IJssel etc
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Old 11-28-2012, 12:58 AM   #883
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We have a lot of rivers in Holland: Rijn, Maas, IJssel etc
Iff you think those are suitable to practice rivercrossing you'd better put on a life vest bofore you ride in
Let me know when you are going. Than I'll bring a camera
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Old 11-28-2012, 01:03 AM   #884
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Iff you think those are suitable to practice rivercrossing you'd better put on a life vest bofore you ride in
Let me know when you are going. Than I'll bring a camera
Well ... he should try this one

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Old 11-28-2012, 01:11 AM   #885
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Crossing the

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I love this picture! The level headed gal and her bike thinking, "this doesn't seem like a good idea..." and the four brash guys already half way across walking/riding/pushing the bikes. We don't think; we just do. Sometimes it lands us in a bit of hot (cold?) water
Not quite.
It was obviously a concern that this might not be a goer at all,-we hadn't at that point found the "sandbank trail" that made it just possible to get across this lake, so I hopped on the bike and rode along the course of the river to see if there was a better crossing place.
Any places that presented a reasonable approach were too narrow and thus the water was way too deep, or the approach was just a mass of saplings, bushes etc that there was no way through to ascertain the depth and bottom. I recced about 5 ks then turned round. The lake offered the ony real option unless we were going to retrace our steps (wash your mouth out!) who knows how far to find a bridge.

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