Wild Dog Adventure Riding

General => General Bike Related Banter => Topic started by: Jacko on November 16, 2007, 08:45:24 am

Title: Wilddog Ride Reports in TopBike
Post by: Jacko on November 16, 2007, 08:45:24 am
Guys (and Guygirls)

At the bash I had a long (and sometimes incomprehensible, due to the abundance of alcohol  :P) discussion with KiLRoy and Wino.

As some of you may now, I am the new editor of TopBike magazine. One of the things on my extremely long to-do list is featuring more practical input from REAL motorcyclists going on REAL trips, as opposed to long, beautifully photographed trips where journalists have their vanity cases and luggage accompanying them in the photographer's air-conditioned 4x4. This will become more evident from the March edition, as many things have already been finalized up to our Feb edition.

And in a country like SA it would indeed be kind of dumb to ignore adventure riding.

So we agreed that TopBike is allowed to approach you guys with the purpose of publishing the good ride report in the magazine. We undertake to pay decent money too. Isn't that a bargain - being paid for something you've already written?!!  :o

I will obviously ask you to add some detail (like total distance, cost, tips, etc.) to your original posting to make it suitable for a kief article.

I may also ask you guys to contribute your opinions on certain specific matters, ie, our experience of ownership of certain bikes, a I believe that gives a much better idea of actual ownership than the (sometimes dodgy) opinions of some scribes.

We are going to help the forum (by encouraging more and better Ride Reports) and it would be great if the forum could help us to give our readers what they deserve.

Like I said at the bash: "I'm a very ethical guy, but I'll never decline an offer for a double rum and Tab..." ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Wilddog Ride Reports in TopBike
Post by: Uiltjie on November 16, 2007, 08:50:48 am
I'll never decline an offer for a double rum and Tab..." ;D ;D ;D ;D

Coming up sir!

Ons kan gesels by Drinks Friday vanmiddag, gaan jy daar wees?
Title: Re: Wilddog Ride Reports in TopBike
Post by: 1X on November 16, 2007, 08:54:46 am
Hy's nou die baas, hy moet nou die voorbeeld stel en tot 16.30 op kantoor wees! >:D >:D ;D
Title: Re: Wilddog Ride Reports in TopBike
Post by: Ama ride ride on November 16, 2007, 08:59:24 am
Jacko

At last.....a hardegat, rum drinkende DS ryer as an editor can only be a good thing....

Going to subscribe now ;).
Title: Re: Wilddog Ride Reports in TopBike
Post by: GS-holic on November 16, 2007, 09:07:59 am
Geluk Jacko - thanks for being on our side. 

Almost 1000 posts,----- might be a good time for a first ride report from my side  ;)
Title: Re: Wilddog Ride Reports in TopBike
Post by: Watty on November 16, 2007, 09:08:12 am
(http://www.freesmileys.org/emo/happy096.gif)  to Jacko. 
I am sure all WD's will agree that this venture deserve a big smiley (http://www.freesmileys.org/emo/happy014.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org)
Title: Re: Wilddog Ride Reports in TopBike
Post by: masehare on November 16, 2007, 09:10:48 am
And in a country like SA it would indeed be kind of dumb to ignore adventure riding.

This is excellent news. Expect my TopBike subscription soon.
Title: Re: Wilddog Ride Reports in TopBike
Post by: Uiltjie on November 16, 2007, 09:13:30 am
And in a country like SA it would indeed be kind of dumb to ignore adventure riding.

This is excellent news. Expect my TopBike subscription soon.

Masehare, jou bliksem, jy't alweer die coolste Avatars!
Title: Re: Wilddog Ride Reports in TopBike
Post by: Marlene on November 16, 2007, 09:14:14 am
Jacko, this is good news, going to subscribe TODAY! I buy the mag every time I'm lucky to get one at the corner café. Now I'm gonna start riding and  happy snapping.
Title: Re: Wilddog Ride Reports in TopBike
Post by: Clockwork Orange on November 16, 2007, 09:18:36 am
Knak gedaan Jaco.....Pa se groot seun ne! ;D Thats great news...All the best with the new position.

PS forgive my Afrikaans spelling :-[
Title: Re: Wilddog Ride Reports in TopBike
Post by: bobnob on November 16, 2007, 09:24:55 am
Firstly - Congrats!!!!

Secondly - Great idea wrt the Ride Reports....

Thirdly - Already some suggestions - More reviews on older bikes. Its great reading about the latest and greatest but its also cool reading about the old XT500, XL500, XS1100, etc.
Title: Re: Wilddog Ride Reports in TopBike
Post by: the_wes on November 16, 2007, 09:28:43 am
hey i'm there like a bear!

also - SORT THOSE FLIPPEN LISTINGS AT THE BACK

you at kriges today?
Title: Re: Wilddog Ride Reports in TopBike
Post by: KiLRoy on November 16, 2007, 10:07:35 am
We agreed that giving this opportunity to our members will enhance the whole WD experience and value add (I'm sounding like I do at my work  ;D).  I return the members will get paid for their ride reports and Jacko undertook to sponsor the forum and give occasional prizes when required.  I'm sure this relationship will also add to the Topbike subscription volumes  ;D.  All and all a win-win for everyone involved.  We support this innitiative from the forum side and hope to see many ride reports published in Topbike.

'We're starting a band, baby..... we're starting a band...'

Good luck Jacko and accolades for breaking the traditional bike mag mould by coming up with something unique.

Regards
Hein
Title: Re: Wilddog Ride Reports in TopBike
Post by: Plothond on November 16, 2007, 10:44:03 am
Nice one Jacko

Post the subscription dept's details
I'm also a soon to be subscriber  ;D
Title: Re: Wilddog Ride Reports in TopBike
Post by: Doringboom on November 16, 2007, 10:47:14 am
I'm going to put on my suit and tie now! We have some important people around here 8)
Title: Re: Wilddog Ride Reports in TopBike
Post by: Eisbein on November 16, 2007, 11:21:54 am
Excellent plan !

Title: Re: Wilddog Ride Reports in TopBike
Post by: letsgofishing on November 16, 2007, 11:30:26 am

'We're starting a band, baby..... we're starting a band...'


...maybe that should read:
'We're starting a brand, baby..... we're starting a brand...' ;)
Title: Re: Wilddog Ride Reports in TopBike
Post by: mountainboy on November 16, 2007, 11:47:13 am
WOW

congrats once again Jacko!!

and that is one excellent idea -real ride report from real ppl

you have plenty to choose from around here - they as real as they get

best of luck and I hope the mag grows from strength to strength.........
Title: Re: Wilddog Ride Reports in TopBike
Post by: Operator on November 16, 2007, 11:49:57 am
First Congrats Jacko !!!!!   ( You've paid your dues !!  You deserve it!!)

This co-operation is gonna be awesome !!
Title: Re: Wilddog Ride Reports in TopBike
Post by: bobnob on November 16, 2007, 11:52:27 am
may i nominate that angola ride report!

that is some awesome stuff!!!!
Title: Re: Wilddog Ride Reports in TopBike
Post by: SuperJuice on November 16, 2007, 12:03:56 pm
Great stuff and congratulations Jacko, guess I'll be definitely renewing my subscription.  :)
Title: Re: Wilddog Ride Reports in TopBike
Post by: shark_za on November 16, 2007, 12:14:10 pm
Yeah Jacko, post subscriber contacts, I always buy it anyway and isnt subscription always better for you?
Title: Re: Wilddog Ride Reports in TopBike
Post by: Kykdaar on November 16, 2007, 12:19:01 pm
Masehare, jou bliksem, jy't alweer die coolste Avatars!

+100. Nearly fell of my chair I was laughing so much. Man that is way cool!!!
Title: Re: Wilddog Ride Reports in TopBike
Post by: LuckyStriker on November 16, 2007, 12:20:47 pm
topbikesubs@media24.com
Title: Re: Wilddog Ride Reports in TopBike
Post by: Kykdaar on November 16, 2007, 12:24:51 pm
I also think it is a great idea. Congratulations to everyone involved.
Title: Re: Wilddog Ride Reports in TopBike
Post by: Jacko on November 16, 2007, 12:31:18 pm
topbikesubs@media24.com

Thanks LS  ;)
Title: Re: Wilddog Ride Reports in TopBike
Post by: Hennie on November 16, 2007, 02:18:03 pm
At long last I know which bike mag to buy in future.

Must say it's a privilege to have direct contact (albeit through the forum) with a bike mag and its people.

Now at least we will get something for the d/s riders, and not just the street bike guys.

Cheers
Title: Re: Wilddog Ride Reports in TopBike
Post by: ITrider on November 16, 2007, 02:23:38 pm
Congrats Jako, go make us proud
Title: Re: Wilddog Ride Reports in TopBike
Post by: keithk on November 16, 2007, 10:22:48 pm
Congrats Jacko on your appointment enoy your new challenge  :)
Title: Re: Wilddog Ride Reports in TopBike
Post by: Kev on November 17, 2007, 12:05:25 am
Jacko, you may even get yourself an overseas subscriber! :thumleft:
 
En asseblief tog, please talk to MetalJockey, Michnus and the rest of the guys about their Angola trip. That is FAR too good to not be published. More people should read the good stuff like that.
 
All the best. :thumright:
Title: Re: Wilddog Ride Reports in TopBike
Post by: Captain Zef on November 17, 2007, 08:53:21 am
And in a country like SA it would indeed be kind of dumb to ignore adventure riding.

This is excellent news. Expect my TopBike subscription soon.

Masehare, jou bliksem, jy't alweer die coolste Avatars!

bhahahaha dit kan jy weer sê ;D
Title: Re: Wilddog Ride Reports in TopBike
Post by: Captain Zef on November 17, 2007, 08:56:58 am
I buy Top bike every month and i love it... may the sky be the limit.

Geluk Jacko.. nou kan ek jou sommer vasvat oor die lys agter in die mag. Kry iemand om hom te update man. Asseblief ;D
Title: Re: Wilddog Ride Reports in TopBike
Post by: Uiltjie on November 17, 2007, 09:16:23 am
Jacko, het jy al dit gesien?

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=8027.0

Wys jou hoe ons voel oor jou tydskrif - nou weet jy jy mag nie kak aanjaag nie! >:(
Title: Re: Wilddog Ride Reports in TopBike
Post by: JOEROCKET on November 17, 2007, 10:50:45 am
Congrats, Jacko.....

Nice to see a WD that actually works as well!!! ;)
Title: Re: Wilddog Ride Reports in TopBike
Post by: Leo on November 17, 2007, 10:54:06 am
Congrats Jacko.  ;)

All the best for the future  8)
Title: Re: Wilddog Ride Reports in TopBike
Post by: Beemer Man (RIP) on November 17, 2007, 10:57:42 am
I dont think I have ever looked at a Top Bike, but will be sure to do so from now on!! ;)
Title: Re: Wilddog Ride Reports in TopBike
Post by: topbox on November 17, 2007, 01:40:58 pm
Congrats again Jacko,

my Dec issue was delivered to me on Friday, the pleasure of subscribing


Nice one LS on the GS Challenge.
Title: Re: Wilddog Ride Reports in TopBike
Post by: topbox on November 17, 2007, 02:18:34 pm
Just noticed ,
existing subscribers are entered into competitions so you have 12 shots at a prize instead of just the initial incentive.
Title: Re: Wilddog Ride Reports in TopBike
Post by: Scribble on November 17, 2007, 05:34:10 pm
gonna be watching the mag to see the changes ,
can you imagine breaking the angola report up into
the mags the way we had to wait for it to be posted
i think you would end up with a riot on your hands
but also a good story for a few issues
good luck with the position bru
Title: Re: Wilddog Ride Reports in TopBike
Post by: JourneyMan on November 17, 2007, 06:20:06 pm
Congrats Jacko!

Best of luck. :cool:



Title: Re: Wilddog Ride Reports in TopBike
Post by: Doggone on November 17, 2007, 06:26:48 pm
Great stuff Jacko. It was also great meeting you in Hogsback!

Looking forward to seeing how Topbike  ups the ante in the bike segment for mags in SA.

A major plus will be the raising of the profile of Adventure Motorcycling in SA. At present there is major growth in the offraod cycling and orienteering segments in SA if one is to judge by the interest shown on tv etc.  I am sure that the same will hold true for our sport/pastime/obsession once it becomes more visible.

All the best

Pierre
Title: Re: Wilddog Ride Reports in TopBike
Post by: Jacko on November 17, 2007, 06:53:59 pm
Thanks Pierre.

Now I only need to repay you for your favour on Sunday morning. Jis, I feel kak for forgetting!

Mea culpa... :-[
Title: Re: Wilddog Ride Reports in TopBike
Post by: michnus on November 18, 2007, 07:33:30 pm
Congrats, on all.

Before this get out of hand, pay your vendor fee to WD for the year Jacko, you have just sold more subs on the forum than Topbike sourced on their own the last year >:D :D
Title: Re: Wilddog Ride Reports in TopBike
Post by: topbox on November 18, 2007, 08:54:50 pm
Hey Michnus you gonna be famous !
Title: Re: Wilddog Ride Reports in TopBike
Post by: michnus on November 18, 2007, 09:03:11 pm
Hey Michnus you gonna be famous !

I am already famous, hundreds of people read the BS I write on the forum everyday 8)
Title: Re: Wilddog Ride Reports in TopBike
Post by: Trailrider on November 18, 2007, 10:43:21 pm
Bwaaahahahaha!

I guess I'm famous too... ::)
Title: Re: Wilddog Ride Reports in TopBike
Post by: bobnob on November 18, 2007, 11:15:37 pm
Bwaaahahahaha!

I guess I'm famous too... ::)

think the word you'r looking for is infamous  >:D
Title: Re: Wilddog Ride Reports in TopBike
Post by: Grootseun on November 19, 2007, 01:30:15 pm
Well done Jacko..

I am too going to subscribe...hopefully i get one of them free gps's...
Title: Re: Wilddog Ride Reports in TopBike
Post by: Nardus on November 19, 2007, 01:44:53 pm
Hi Jacko

It was meeting you at the Bash and for the kakpraat until late on Saterday evening.

For the lucky ones, like me, who have won the 6-month subscription to the magazine, it would be great then for that to start from March onwards - seeing that the magazine will have some good reports by then.

Congrats !!!!
Title: Re: Wilddog Ride Reports in TopBike
Post by: Jacko on November 19, 2007, 04:28:06 pm
Hey okes, I've heard nothing from the subscription winners :o

Ja, Nardus, dis jy. Waar's die ander ou?  ???

e-mail my by editor@topbike.co.za, dan stuur ek vir jou die vorm.

En laat een skelm donder nou net probeer om die ander vorm te dief, dan stuur ek 'n Oekrainiese kerel van een van my Russiese vriendinne om jou te kom besoek met sy dokterstassie vol "instrumente".
Title: Re: Wilddog Ride Reports in TopBike
Post by: Operator on November 19, 2007, 04:35:45 pm

En laat een skelm donder nou net probeer om die ander vorm te dief, dan stuur ek 'n Oekrainiese kerel van een van my Russiese vriendinne om jou te kom besoek met sy dokterstassie vol "instrumente".

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Wilddog Ride Reports in TopBike
Post by: Joe Bar on November 19, 2007, 04:35:51 pm
TopBike is a great bike mag, I really enjoy reading it. Much better than the others that's for sure.

It's great to see beautiful bikes taken by professional photographers, and not the Nokia Cell phone built-in camera shots from Bike SA.

Congrats on your mag.
Title: Re: Wilddog Ride Reports in TopBike
Post by: Trailrider on November 19, 2007, 04:42:43 pm
Bwaaahahahaha!

I guess I'm famous too... ::)

think the word you'r looking for is infamous  >:D

 :confused5: :confused5: :confused5:
Title: Re: Wilddog Ride Reports in TopBike
Post by: Joe Bar on November 19, 2007, 05:23:45 pm
I also like the journos at TopBike. They write very well, and know what they are talking about.
Title: Re: Wilddog Ride Reports in TopBike
Post by: Highlander on November 20, 2007, 07:28:18 am
Hey okes, I've heard nothing from the subscription winners :o

Ja, Nardus, dis jy. Waar's die ander ou?  ???

e-mail my by editor@topbike.co.za, dan stuur ek vir jou die vorm.

En laat een skelm donder nou net probeer om die ander vorm te dief, dan stuur ek 'n Oekrainiese kerel van een van my Russiese vriendinne om jou te kom besoek met sy dokterstassie vol "instrumente".

die ander ou is Mountainboy
Title: Re: Wilddog Ride Reports in TopBike
Post by: Highlander on November 20, 2007, 07:29:46 am
Its not just Deon Maas who gets his face in the Rapport:

(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd65/yellowfever100/DSC05286800x600.jpg)
Title: Re: Wilddog Ride Reports in TopBike
Post by: Slide on November 20, 2007, 07:50:47 am
Geluk Jaco!

Nou moet ons jou net kry om Red Heart te drink en weg te bly van die Havana Club af!

Ek koop TopBike religiously vir die laaste jaar - kon nie meer die Standerd 5 Level skryfkuns in die ander mags hanteer nie. Hoop julle kan die standaard nog hoer maak!

Net een comment - ou Patrick Von Sleigh. Niks fout met sy joernalistiek nie maar donner - ek dink nie ek het al n foto gesien van hom in die mag waar hy nie met n plooi op die voorkop sit nie. Miskien is dit konsentrasie om nie die geleende bikes af te skryf nie, maar se tog vir hom hy hoef nie knorrig te lyk om cool te wees nie!

Anyway - great tydskrif weereens!
Title: Re: Wilddog Ride Reports in TopBike
Post by: Gryshond on November 20, 2007, 09:21:46 am
Slide, moet nou nie so wees nie, Havana Club is ??n great Rum ek drink dit ook as my Red Heart op is. Patrick lyk miskien serious maar sy insig is great. Top Bike skop al die ander mag??s se gat. Bike SA of liewer Geriatric SA sit nog in die 70??s vas en die mag lyk soos al daai homeowner pamflette wat ek altyd in die posbus kry, een lang advertensie.
Title: Re: Wilddog Ride Reports in TopBike
Post by: topbox on November 20, 2007, 11:20:17 am
Patrick's a very lekker guy when you meet him very chilled and down to earth.

See him gooi on the Pan European in Dec issue   :o
Title: Re: Wilddog Ride Reports in TopBike
Post by: Slide on November 20, 2007, 11:28:17 am
Like I said - i like the guy's journo skills. I like that he admits that he is fairly new (relatively) to biking. His reports are good - its just the look of seriousness thats disturbing. I mean in this months issue he rides a Ural Sidecar and a Harley Trike. But he looks so perturbed that it makes me worry about the bikes. Anyhow......

Grys - moenie my se jou supply van Red Heart raak op nie - kan nie wees nie. Dit is ontoelaatbaar! Havana Club is nice, (spicey) maar as jy hare op jou rug wil he is daar maar net een  O0
Title: Re: Wilddog Ride Reports in TopBike
Post by: Jacko on November 20, 2007, 06:14:19 pm
Its not just Deon Maas who gets his face in the Rapport:

(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd65/yellowfever100/DSC05286800x600.jpg)

Shit, ek kan nie onthou wanneer laas iemand my ge-"Meneer" het nie... :P

'n "Meneer" is iets wat jy in jou broek bere vir belangrike geleenthede...

Anyway, Slide, Gryshond, et al, moerse thanks vir die komplimente.

I have many exciting plans for TopBike and hopefully we'll attract more readers.

If I can sum up our cunning plan: A bike mag that's also a great read.

Oh, and I'll have a quiet word with Pat and ask him to smil more  ;D
Title: Re: Wilddog Ride Reports in TopBike
Post by: Groenie on November 20, 2007, 06:56:14 pm


Oh, and I'll have a quiet word with Pat and ask him to smil more  ;D

Sien julle wat julle nou gedoen? Die arme ou gaan nou deur sy nuwe baas uitgekak word oor wat julle kwytraak op 'n forum. Ai ai ai...
Title: Re: Wilddog Ride Reports in TopBike
Post by: topbox on November 23, 2007, 09:28:06 am
well well, maybe this should be DEC issue thread

(http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u98/topbox/2007_11220017.jpg)

(http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u98/topbox/2007_11220015x.jpg)

Title: Re: Wilddog Ride Reports in TopBike
Post by: Jacko on November 23, 2007, 11:00:51 am
Hey, I was trying to lay low man ::)