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Old 11-11-2010, 02:59 AM   #196
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For deep sand, what if you put your side stand IN your helmet and then turn using your technique. I know it is far fetched but when you are tired... and you save your foot!
What do you think?
I'm presuming you're joking?! - as that would be a surefire way to fu*k your helmet!

The side-stand technique is for turning round on hard/er ground (in reply to the video above) - the technique in the sand that Cummo showed is primarily for getting the bike unstuck, a byproduct of which is the bike is typically now facing the other way, which on a dune especially is what you want, so you can ride back down and have another go...

Metropolis' idea of having a a puck (either a plastic one or thin plywood, which is a little more durable) either in the cargo pocket of your riding pants or a jacket pocket is certainly not a bad idea - I always carry one trail riding, and racing too... if only so you can stop in the sand for a pee...

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Old 11-11-2010, 03:48 AM   #197
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The side-stand technique is for turning round on hard/er ground (in reply to the video above)
And very useful it is if you, say, ride something the size of a Tenere down a bit of single track you really didn't mean to go down. Ask me how I know
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Old 11-11-2010, 04:52 AM   #198
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And very useful it is if you, say, ride something the size of a Tenere down a bit of single track you really didn't mean to go down. Ask me how I know
Heh heh... I know that feeling...



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Old 11-11-2010, 07:10 AM   #199
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looks like california granite to me...ahhhhh home..

hows the rehab??
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Old 11-11-2010, 07:22 AM   #200
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looks like california granite to me...ahhhhh home..

hows the rehab??
Aye, that's the other side of the river to where I broke my foot this year!

It's going ok - I can walk around with a limp now, and due for an x-ray next Monday... the problem is not so much the fracture itself (and never really was), more all the torn ligaments in my ankle, which are taking a long/er time to heal and get full strength back... I have pretty much full mobility in my ankle now, it's just they ache the whole time that I walk - I guess I just need to build some strength back up in them...

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Old 11-11-2010, 07:41 AM   #201
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Heh heh... I know that feeling...

(snip pic)

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Naturally mine have all been under somewhat more mundane circumstances than battling the Rubicon . Although one of them did result in a kinda similar photo - http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-..._7573999_n.jpg

Glad to hear the foot's on the mend, albeit (no doubt frustratingly) slowly.
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Old 11-11-2010, 12:08 PM   #202
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I'm presuming you're joking?! - as that would be a surefire way to fu*k your helmet!

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Now I know it's a bad idea but I had to ask to know
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Old 11-11-2010, 01:05 PM   #203
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that shot looks sooo much like half the stuff we have around here only more dirt

go easy getting your ligaments back in shape, that's the worst part for sure, don't bother to ask me how I know
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Old 11-11-2010, 03:52 PM   #204
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I think you guys need to go ride in sand more.
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Old 11-11-2010, 03:58 PM   #205
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oh you think that's funny do you? Just because you live by the Atacama doesn't mean we all do

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Old 11-11-2010, 04:14 PM   #206
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Just a quick update to get this thread back on track (ahem)...

At what is very nearly the eleventh hour, fortunately some of my sponsors have come good, and various boxes have been arriving this week...

I'm heading into the workshop tomorrow and I ain't comin' out until I have an uprated stator fitted (thank you Trail-Tech UK), and a Hella Xenon DE projector-light working (thank you Touratech UK), oh and a new fender tail-pack and fork boots (thank you Kriega), and also hooked up my various rear fuel line connections (thank you ebay), and not least, finally applied some funky graphics over which I have been debating for weeks! (nothing like getting my priorities right eh?)

So, the bike should be very close to finished by the weekend... then it's time for testing!

I should also have some news any day now regarding the 'supporters packs' - I've already got confirmation from a couple of product suppliers, just waiting on the others, then I can finalize the T-shirt design.

The plan will be to sell the packs through the Desert Rose Racing website (yeah yeah, I know, the news pages need some serious updating - that's one of the jobs I intend to take on, once Patsy is back from Spain next week), in a similar fashion to Jonah's Riff Raff... That way you can use Paypal or Visa with a 'buy-it-now' button, and since all the money raised from your support will be going towards my assistance costs with Desert Rose anyway, that should all work out rather nicely I hope!

Pics and more info to follow shortly!

Toot toot!

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Old 11-11-2010, 04:20 PM   #207
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Just a quick update to get this thread back on track (ahem)...

At what is very nearly the eleventh hour, fortunately some of my sponsors have come good, and various boxes have been arriving this week...

I'm heading into the workshop tomorrow and I ain't comin' out until I have an uprated stator fitted (thank you Trail-Tech UK), and a Hella Xenon DE projector-light working (thank you Touratech UK), oh and a new fender tail-pack and fork boots (thank you Kriega), and also hooked up my various rear fuel line connections (thank you ebay), and not least, finally applied some funky graphics over which I have been debating for weeks! (nothing like getting my priorities right eh?)

So, the bike should be very close to finished by the weekend... then it's time for testing!

I should also have some news any day now regarding the 'supporters packs' - I've already got confirmation from a couple of product suppliers, just waiting on the others, then I can finalize the T-shirt design.

The plan will be to sell the packs through the Desert Rose Racing website (yeah yeah, I know, the news pages need some serious updating - that's one of the jobs I intend to take on, once Patsy is back from Spain next week), in a similar fashion to Jonah's Riff Raff... That way you can use Paypal or Visa with a 'buy-it-now' button, and since all the money raised from your support will be going towards my assistance costs with Desert Rose anyway, that should all work out rather nicely I hope!

Pics and more info to follow shortly!

Toot toot!

J x

Ok sorry for the hijack (again), I'll make it up to you when you come over here to ride the nav rally we're in the process of organizing, more importantly we look forward to seeing all of that progress come to fruition by Monday
Seriously though, good luck getting the bike ready to roll as soon as you can
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Old 11-11-2010, 04:44 PM   #208
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I think you guys need to go ride in sand more.
I think you need to come to England and see how much sand we have to play in
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Old 11-11-2010, 05:02 PM   #209
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I think you need to come to England and see how much sand we have to play in
Weston Beach Races.

Say no more...
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Old 11-12-2010, 09:12 AM   #210
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Jenny,

As soon as you have a way to do it. I'm in.

Give 'em hell.

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Just a quick update to get this thread back on track (ahem)...

At what is very nearly the eleventh hour, fortunately some of my sponsors have come good, and various boxes have been arriving this week...

I'm heading into the workshop tomorrow and I ain't comin' out until I have an uprated stator fitted (thank you Trail-Tech UK), and a Hella Xenon DE projector-light working (thank you Touratech UK), oh and a new fender tail-pack and fork boots (thank you Kriega), and also hooked up my various rear fuel line connections (thank you ebay), and not least, finally applied some funky graphics over which I have been debating for weeks! (nothing like getting my priorities right eh?)

So, the bike should be very close to finished by the weekend... then it's time for testing!

I should also have some news any day now regarding the 'supporters packs' - I've already got confirmation from a couple of product suppliers, just waiting on the others, then I can finalize the T-shirt design.

The plan will be to sell the packs through the Desert Rose Racing website (yeah yeah, I know, the news pages need some serious updating - that's one of the jobs I intend to take on, once Patsy is back from Spain next week), in a similar fashion to Jonah's Riff Raff... That way you can use Paypal or Visa with a 'buy-it-now' button, and since all the money raised from your support will be going towards my assistance costs with Desert Rose anyway, that should all work out rather nicely I hope!

Pics and more info to follow shortly!

Toot toot!

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