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General => General Bike Related Banter => Topic started by: DirtRebell on April 04, 2013, 07:12:15 am

Title: Devastated
Post by: DirtRebell on April 04, 2013, 07:12:15 am
Just got a call that my cousin, Klomper on WD, was involved in an accident last night with his bike on the N1.

He passed away on impact.

I have no words. Just thought to let those who knew him know. I don't have any more details than this.
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Post by: whitedelight on April 04, 2013, 07:14:07 am
Eish sorry to hear that,sad indeed.
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Post by: Rascal on April 04, 2013, 07:15:28 am
Hectic, strongs to family and friends...
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Post by: Welsh on April 04, 2013, 07:17:53 am
S..t sorry DR, terrible news.
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Post by: Veldbrand on April 04, 2013, 07:18:00 am
Ag nee GJ!!
Vreeslik jammer om te hoor ou maat.
Rus in vrede Henk. :(
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Post by: Adventurer on April 04, 2013, 07:18:38 am
Terrible news! RIP.....
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Post by: Sharingroads on April 04, 2013, 07:19:13 am
RIP. Strongs to the family
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Post by: Lear300 on April 04, 2013, 07:21:20 am
RIP
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Post by: whitedelight on April 04, 2013, 07:28:02 am
Here is something on FB,seems like the wind got hold of him

http://www.facebook.com/TrafficWC?ref=stream
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Post by: Buff on April 04, 2013, 07:33:25 am
Very sad news, condolences to the whole family :-(
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Post by: CHorse on April 04, 2013, 07:33:57 am
Oh no; condolences to his family.

RIP
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Post by: whitedelight on April 04, 2013, 07:35:35 am
The guy first at the scene says the bike was inbound on N1, but he flew over barrier and ended up on the outbound side. Source of info stopped his bakkie to shield the biker from other vehicles. He was alive for a short while after the accident.
 It is said that it was a KTM with CAW plates.very sad indeed.
Also said not sure how it happened,but minimal damage to bike.
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Post by: NeilV on April 04, 2013, 07:52:51 am
Very sorry for your loss, condolences to you and the rest of the family.
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Post by: Dusty Rusty on April 04, 2013, 07:55:04 am
This is very very sad news.  Ai tog.   :'(

RIP Klomper.

Condolences to his family and close friends
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Post by: King Louis on April 04, 2013, 08:03:29 am
This is hard - don't know what to say, Dirt Rebell. Still remember we just sat together a while ago.... :(

RIP Klomper, sincere condolences to family and friends.
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Post by: Mr Zog on April 04, 2013, 08:06:06 am
RIP fellow biker

May his family and friends find peace.
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Post by: BFG on April 04, 2013, 08:07:33 am
Very sad. Condolences to his friends and family. RIP
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Post by: Pietcoke on April 04, 2013, 08:08:23 am
Dit is inderdaad baie hartseer nuus. Ek het Henk se AT gekoop begin van 2012. Ek het hom uit die aard van die saak nooit ontmoet in persoon nie, maar baie tyd op die foon spandeer. Ek het ook oor die Paasnaweek vir hom ín PM gestuur omdat ek onlangs uitgevind het dat hy ín KTM gekoop het. Ek het nog nie ín antwoord ontvang nie, want ek het aangeneem hy is dalk weg vir die Paasnaweek.

Al my simpatie en mede leie aan sy hele gesin en familie vir julle verlies.
RIV ou maat!
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Post by: chewey on April 04, 2013, 08:16:34 am
Sorry to hear, RIP Klomper
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Post by: Groenie on April 04, 2013, 08:18:29 am
Sad om nog een te verloor.

RIP Klomper
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Post by: Swart Gevaar on April 04, 2013, 08:20:57 am
Sorry om te hoor.

RIP Klomper
Title: Re: Devastated
Post by: lowrider on April 04, 2013, 08:54:47 am
Sad news. A friend just told me he was behind the bike when it happened the bike passed him just before the Sable Road bridge, as he went under the bridge it looked like the wind swept him to the side and he then started to get what looked like a tank slapper...veered towards the cement barrier and...

RIP
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Post by: Wooly Bugger on April 04, 2013, 09:04:52 am
Tragic! Sincere condolences..........
This is now happening far too often.
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Post by: smokingJacket on April 04, 2013, 09:07:14 am
Henk was 'n vriend van my en gaan baie gemis word! My gebede gaan uit aan sy familie en vrou.
RIP Henk!
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Post by: jaybiker on April 04, 2013, 09:08:50 am
Scary to learn that the wind took him out of control. Not that I necessarily agree that here in PE it's any worse than anywhere else, but it can get a bit dodgy at times on certain stretches of road. Sad to hear of yet another biker coming to grief.
RI P.
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Post by: Eisbein on April 04, 2013, 09:19:41 am
:(

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Post by: Operator on April 04, 2013, 09:24:28 am
Ai man.................dis nou 'n skok !!! :-\  :'(

Regtig 'n aangename mens en 'n all-round good guy.


Hy was nog 2 weke gelede hier by my en ons het nog so lekker gesels.
Hy het selfs nog vir my 'n sixpack Windhoek Draughts gebring, waarvan daar nog een
lÍ in die yskas.
Sal dit vanaand maar drink en 'n salute doen op my ou frint.  :-\  :'(

Sterkte aan vriende en familie


R. I. P.   :'(


Title: Re: Devastated
Post by: Gat Slag on April 04, 2013, 09:31:00 am
RIP klomper en sterkte aan die familie wat agterbly  :'(
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Post by: hayleyscomet on April 04, 2013, 09:31:22 am

Sorry to hear this

Strongs boet

RIP
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Post by: Lourens ツ on April 04, 2013, 09:32:08 am
Very sad. Condolences to his friends and family and you DirtRebell.
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Post by: krister on April 04, 2013, 09:36:05 am
Slegte nuus, GJ!  Innige meegevoel aan jou en sy gesin...
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Post by: BENJI on April 04, 2013, 09:37:19 am
Sympathies and condolences to family and friends. RIP
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Post by: Trailrider on April 04, 2013, 09:38:32 am
RIV Klomper  :'(
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Post by: Veldbrand on April 04, 2013, 09:39:02 am
 :'(
Title: Re: Devastated
Post by: RobC on April 04, 2013, 09:40:50 am
Just got a call that my cousin, Klomper on WD, was involved in an accident last night with his bike on the N1.

He passed away on impact.

I have no words. Just thought to let those who knew him know. I don't have any more details than this.
Condolences DirtRebell. :-\
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Post by: bronzy on April 04, 2013, 09:41:47 am
very sad RIP  :(
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Post by: JonW on April 04, 2013, 09:45:47 am
Such terrible news.

Condolences to family, friends and all those who knew him.
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Post by: Firecoast on April 04, 2013, 09:46:12 am
Flip, this is sad news!

Strongs to you G-J and family!
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Post by: jshump on April 04, 2013, 09:49:40 am
Terrible news.  :( :(

My sympathies and prayers for you and the family!
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Post by: lj111 on April 04, 2013, 09:51:26 am
RIP
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Post by: Manic on April 04, 2013, 09:53:33 am
RIV Klomper  :'(
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Post by: Teapot on April 04, 2013, 09:55:12 am
Really sad news. RIP and blessings.
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Post by: Stoetbul on April 04, 2013, 09:55:42 am
Ai toggie tog.
Dirt R. Sterkte partner, ek het nie die man geken nie maar dit ruk my weer terug na SuperDave se ongeluk en die emosies wat daarmee gepaard gaan. Dis nie lekker nie......... :'(
Weereens Sterkte aan almal betrokke.
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Post by: Sprocketbek on April 04, 2013, 10:02:49 am
Tragic  :(

Sterkte G-J & familie.
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Post by: Dwerg on April 04, 2013, 10:05:21 am
Nooit ontmoet nie maar hy lyk of hy 'n lekker ou was  :thumleft:

RIP Klomper
Title: Re: Devastated
Post by: DirtRebell on April 04, 2013, 10:21:11 am
Sitting here with tears in my eyes. Thanks for everyones wishes.

Henk comes from a very closely knit family and i cannot even start to imagine how his wife, Anje and the rest of his family must feel at the moment. Just so very unreal still.

Henk was indeed a great guy. much loved and with a great sense of humor. He relocated back to CT sort of mid last year following a lucrative offer from a CT based company. He was on such a good wicket in his life and was so proud of the 990 he recently acquired.

I for one will sorely miss him. RiP Henk.
Title: Re: Devastated
Post by: Operator on April 04, 2013, 10:24:41 am
Henk was indeed a great guy. much loved and with a great sense of humor. He relocated back to CT sort
of mid last year following a lucrative offer from a CT based company. He was on such a good wicket in his life

Yes he was at a happy place in his life.  He verbalised how happy he was about the move and he was so
 looking forward to the new chapter in his life :thumleft:
Title: Re: Devastated
Post by: luv2ride on April 04, 2013, 10:28:45 am
RIP Klomper and condolences to family and friends
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Post by: dual on April 04, 2013, 10:30:08 am
 :'( RIP
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Post by: Poffmuis on April 04, 2013, 10:31:15 am
 :'( 

RIP
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Post by: Gee S on April 04, 2013, 10:38:10 am
RIP Klomper and condolences to his family and friends.
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Post by: Moonhicken on April 04, 2013, 10:40:46 am
Such horrible news  :'(

RIP fellow biker.

Strong to his family and friends
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Post by: LeonDude on April 04, 2013, 10:51:29 am
RIP.
Condolences to the family and friends.
 :'(
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Post by: Mambat on April 04, 2013, 11:17:44 am

HI DR

I am so sorry and shocked to read this  :'(
My condolonces to you and his family!

 :(



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Post by: Baches on April 04, 2013, 11:19:57 am
RIP
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Post by: Kerritz on April 04, 2013, 11:29:58 am
Tjom.....ek is nogsteeds waar jy is... Ek sukkel om die knoppies op die ipad te sien..... Sterkte vir die volgende week... Asook vir die res van tyd......en natuurlik familie en vriende......sigh

Wat gaan aan die jaar? As ek dit reg het is dit 4 maande...en 4 honne het afgesterf?

Woorde gaan die verlies nie beter maak nie......dink aan julle. :3some:

Title: Re: Devastated
Post by: WP on April 04, 2013, 11:51:10 am
Ag nee!

Baie jammer om te hoor. Baie sterkte aan al die vriende en familie!
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Post by: Icemann on April 04, 2013, 11:58:38 am
Ag neee.... RIP Henk....
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Post by: Tommy Transalp on April 04, 2013, 11:58:49 am
Sorry to hear...... Rest in Peace Klomper :'(
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Post by: Boes-man on April 04, 2013, 12:17:08 pm
RIP Klomper. :'(
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Post by: Alsdad on April 04, 2013, 01:11:57 pm
RIP Klomper, and may lots of WhiteLight shine on and console all those left behind.

 :( :( :(
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Post by: GSLaaitie on April 04, 2013, 01:25:30 pm
Very sad to see this. RIP Klomper.
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Post by: Matie spero on April 04, 2013, 01:42:38 pm
What n vriend was hy nie!
Hy het baie groter invloed op baie meer mense se lewens gehad as wat ek dink hy self besef het!

Rip pal.
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Post by: Cave Girl on April 04, 2013, 01:43:51 pm
Really sad news! Strongs to friends and family!
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Post by: Sunchaser on April 04, 2013, 01:50:45 pm
My deepest Condolences to Henk's family and wife. Rest in peace fellow rider..... We will put our passenger pegs down this weekend to remember you.
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Post by: BrandsiekBrak on April 04, 2013, 01:50:56 pm
Strongs to his family and friends

Didn't know him, but he was part of the pack. And we are weaker without him
Title: Re: Devastated
Post by: arno on April 04, 2013, 03:08:12 pm
Dit is baie sleg so n mooi jong man !
My Ma sou gese het " there but for the Grace of God goes I "
Sterkte almal .
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Post by: Bashplate on April 04, 2013, 03:30:47 pm
Strongs.....
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Post by: Grrrr.... on April 04, 2013, 03:32:53 pm
 :'(
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Post by: the_BOBNOB on April 04, 2013, 04:21:02 pm
Really sad news DirtRebel!

Strongs to friends and family
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Post by: Dusty on April 04, 2013, 04:25:44 pm
So sad to read this  :'(  Condolences to all who loved him
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Post by: Dirty Des on April 04, 2013, 05:01:44 pm
May your soul Rest in Peace Klomper, and wishing your your family and friends strenght and courage, time softens the pain but it never goes away.
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Post by: Padrone on April 04, 2013, 05:23:36 pm
RIP
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Post by: WILLY G on April 04, 2013, 05:28:41 pm
RIP May GOD comfort your loved ones during this difficult time  :'(
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Post by: MARCAL on April 04, 2013, 05:35:18 pm
Klomper nie geken nie maar ek voel hartseer. RIV mater.
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Post by: JVR on April 04, 2013, 05:56:48 pm
Sad....RIP.
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Post by: Geotraveller on April 04, 2013, 05:58:19 pm
RIP. Strongs to all who knew him.
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Post by: Brakenjan on April 04, 2013, 06:05:18 pm
Jammer om te hoor. Sterkte aan sy mense.
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Post by: Brandt on April 04, 2013, 06:11:36 pm
Dis nou tragies :'( Sterkte aan familie en vriende.

Sent from my GT-I9300 using Tapatalk 2
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Post by: Mev Vis Arend on April 04, 2013, 06:15:53 pm
Baie sterkte aan sy familie en vriende.  Julle is in ons gebede.  

RIV, Klomper
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Post by: Just Blip It! on April 04, 2013, 06:27:48 pm
RIP Klomper. Very sad, strongs to his family and friends.
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Post by: TK-Ten on April 04, 2013, 07:01:46 pm
RIP Henk.
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Post by: Agriman on April 04, 2013, 07:21:45 pm
RIP
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Post by: Kerritz on April 04, 2013, 07:30:14 pm
Dit is baie sleg so n mooi jong man !
My Ma sou gese het " there but for the Grace of God goes I "
Sterkte almal .

My wyse Ouma.  :thumleft:

Dis alles so bleddie onnodig....mens sit met al die vrae in jou kop....wat if this...what if that?

Dit verander niks nie....dit bring nie ons maters terug nie. Nog minder vat dit die pyn weg.

Het hom nooit ontmoet nie...maar ja...ek stem saam met my Pa...Arno...what a waste. Dis split second stuff wat verkeerd gaan wat ons as agterblyers tot ons eendag afsterwe probeer uitfigure maak jou mal somtyds.

Daar is nie antwoorde vir die tragedies nie.....sterkte man....etter.... :'(

Mooi ry Honne......
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Post by: Tweets on April 04, 2013, 08:24:59 pm
RIP and condolences  :(
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Post by: Gremlin on April 04, 2013, 08:28:55 pm
RIP
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Post by: laurika on April 04, 2013, 08:29:37 pm
Ag ek is so jammer oor jou verlies DirtrebEl...en aan klomper se familie, ek wens julle troos in die donker dae toe.
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Post by: Madala on April 04, 2013, 09:10:44 pm
So sad to hear. Sympathy to family and friends.
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Post by: VaalBaas on April 04, 2013, 09:31:03 pm
RIP ou mater al het ons nie ontmoet nie. Sterkte aan sy vrou en familie.  :(
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Post by: DUSTRIDERS on April 04, 2013, 09:40:08 pm
RIP Henk.
Nou moet hierdie jaar begin beter word vir die Wild Dogs. Asseblief tog!! :deal:
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Post by: BigL on April 04, 2013, 10:43:38 pm
Sukkel nog om die nuus te verwerk...

What a man, what a legend!!!

Ons gaan vir Henk baie mis!!

Sterkte vir almal wat hom geken het...

RIP Buddy
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Post by: boere on April 04, 2013, 11:46:04 pm
RIP Fellow rider.
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Post by: Brink on April 05, 2013, 04:42:53 am
RIP,,,,,
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Post by: Chris_M on April 05, 2013, 05:20:04 am
Thoughts for the family, very sad.
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Post by: Bie on April 05, 2013, 05:30:55 am
So jammer om te hoor. Sterkte aan almal naby hom.
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Post by: Oshkosh on April 05, 2013, 07:34:10 am
RIP Strongs to the family!!
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Post by: TrailBlazer on April 05, 2013, 07:53:23 am
Condolences to you and your family DR, as well as to the family of Klomper
Title: Re: Devastated
Post by: Gasman on April 05, 2013, 08:01:38 am
It's never easy losing someone very close to you whether it is through sickness or if they are taken away suddenly. But losing one of your good friends suddenly while he is in the prime of his life is truly devastating. Henk was 'n ongelooflike en opregte mens gewees wat altyd 'n smile op sy gesig gehad het. Hy was waarlik 'n happy mens gewees en 'n bok vir sports. Dit het my gister laat dink aan hierdie quote van John Lennon:

"When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down 'happy'. They told me I didn't understand the assignment, and I told them they didn't understand life."

Die liefde wat hy en sy vrou, Anje, vir mekaar, hulle familie en die mense om hulle gehad het kan net beskryf word as iets bitter spesiaal en 'n voorbeeld vir ander. Henk het baie diep spore getrap in die lewens van die mense om hom en ongelukig sal die wereld nie weer dieselfde wees sonder hom nie.

Dit was 'n voorreg om hom te geken het en hy sal vir altyd onthou word.

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Post by: Mighty Mouse on April 05, 2013, 08:06:36 am
R.I.P Klomper , Sterkte vir Familie en sy vriende
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Post by: IANDO on April 05, 2013, 09:29:49 am
het Henk vlugtig ontmoet toe hy die 990S kom haal het & onmiddelike gevoel gehad van "dis 'n moerse smart ou!"
Sterkte vir sy vrou, vriende & familie!!!
RIP
Title: Re: Devastated
Post by: EssBee on April 05, 2013, 09:55:13 am
R.I.P. Klomper!

Heartfelt condolences to family and friends.
Title: Re: Devastated
Post by: DR BIG 750 on April 05, 2013, 10:10:37 am
RIP
very sad few weeks of biking lately
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Post by: SmuGS on April 05, 2013, 10:32:23 am
Deepest condolences, strongs to friends and family.. :(
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Post by: Pavlovski on April 05, 2013, 10:40:20 am
R.I.P. & strongs to the loved ones :-[

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Post by: Raka on April 05, 2013, 11:06:00 am
Rus in Gods vrede, en vrede toegebid vir al sy naasbestaandes.
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Post by: Herman24 on April 05, 2013, 01:46:53 pm
Ek sit en staar al vir hierdie thread vir 2 dae, en weet nie wat om te se nie. Ek wil dit nog nie glo nie maar dit lyk my dis actually besig om te gebeur. Ek gaan in ingels tik sodat almal kan verstaan wat ek te se het van Henk. Al weet ek nie wat om te se nie..

Alot of what i am going to write are just my experiences with henk, i dont know what else to say but i must type somthing here for him.

This is such a tragic loss and a massive disservice was done to the wilddog community and all other people out there, that they never got a chance to meet Henk. Die mooiste mens....

I met Henk when i was 9 years old - 20 years ago -  when he moved from Umanzimtoti to cape town and joined our primary school. We were friends since then. Many of my first experiences in life was with henk, almost all my memories contain henk. In std 8 Henk got a Suzuki RGT 125 and his love for biking was cemented from then on, he taught me to ride on his RGt and a few months later i got my own RGT 125. We used make so much kak ons those bikes. Throughout school henk grew up to be such an amazing human being. The biggest and softest heart, friends with every tom, dick and harry. He loved people and they loved him in return. He also met his wife, Anje in high school - on that later. Henk went on to stellenbosch and just spread like a virus through that town, making many more friends. I lived in Cape Town, he in sbosch, but we always made plans to see each other as regularly as possible.

When he finished studying he bought ATTIE - the african twin. He loved that bike. He then discovered wilddog's and introduced me to it. I joined in 2009 - i was working to pay for my masters degree and could not afford a bike but henk was constantly badgering me to buy a bike so that we can ride africa. I was bombarded with links to MetalJocky ride reports and bargains for sale on wilddog.

He moved to JHB soon after and about a year later i moved to pretoria. I knew nobody up here and he took so much time to make my move more confortable - i didnt own a car so he would pick my girlfriend up form the airport when she visited and bring her to me, just to come fetch her again when she left. He always just wanted to help, everybody.

For the last 4 years we spoke daily, about everything. Every decision was made with the advice of the other. He spent a month in switzerland recently, and even then we spoke everyday. More recently we spoke about Superdave, and how terrible it must be for those around him, we especially spoke about Carrots and the hard time he was having. (sorry i dont know carrots, or didnt know Superdave) but that thread really got to us both. And less than a month later i sit here, in the same position, having to type this.

He also spoke about that its maybe time to hang up his helmet because he would never want to do this to his wife or friends, she would have never alowed it though. He was so amped to start a family, and if anybody was equiped to bring decent human beings into this world, it was henk and Anje.

When i got my F8, our thousends of unproductive hours on skype at work came to a realisation and we had the world at our feet. On our first ride he rode 1000km's in one go just to meet me at Ficksburg. We shared the same idea about biking, it was about cutting loose and getting lost.

Henk moved back to cape town mid last year to embark on an amazing new opportunity. He was so frustrated that all his riding buddies were up here and he just got his new 990 and was so excited to show it off. He convinced me to ride my bike down in Dec so that we can go and ride. I did it, drove down just for one daytrip we did together in the cederbergs. It was awesome.

I can rant forever about the things we did together and how amazing he was but the one my heart truelly goes out to in this time is Henk's beautifull wife, Anje. Gasman spoke about their love, it was something to be witnessed and cannot be described. They were highschool sweethearts and the deal was sealed the first time Henk saw her. He lived for her, and she for him. Two of the most beautifull people to have EVER graced this earth. They just moved into a new place in the City, as they always wanted to. They were just beautiful together. The possibilities for those two were endless. Anje, i am so so sorry....

The last thing henk said to me before the accident on wednesday was "lekker lag ek nou weer vir daai cloudgazer bra se avatar". To repeat what gasman said, henk was always smiling, laughing, or making other people laugh. Just the kindest soul.

I dont know what to say anymore. I want to say so much, because he made such a huge impact on so many lives in his short time. I lost my best friend on wednesday. I would turn to him in situations like this to find advice, support and clarity. My one friend sent me a message saying ""The melancholy realisation of advancing years is that one cannot make old friends". He was my oldest friend, my best friend and my brother.

Henk i will mis you dearly, everyday for the rest of my life. The beautiful memories you left us with will guide your family and friends through this time. I hope to see you again.

Below a picture of henk and his wife, and our last ride and our swazi trip. Henk's funeral for those who knew him will be Tuesday, 9th at 3 pm at the stellenberg church.

DirtRebel, Gasman, BigL, matiespero, Rake die ondiertjie, Oats - sterkte

Die mooiste mens

Rus in vrede vriend.
Title: Re: Devastated
Post by: Lear300 on April 05, 2013, 01:56:18 pm
so Sad.

So sorry for your loss. I have no words :'( :'(
Title: Re: Devastated
Post by: Operator on April 05, 2013, 02:01:49 pm
Mooi huldeblyk Herman  :thumleft:  :'(
Title: Re: Devastated
Post by: Goose on April 05, 2013, 02:16:08 pm
Mooi huldeblyk Herman  :thumleft:  :'(

Indeed!

Shocked to read this now - tragedy that someone in his prime, who was obviously much loved by his wife, family, friends and fellow forum members , could be ripped from our lives so quickly.

Jenni & my most sincere and heartfelt condolences to all
Title: Re: Devastated
Post by: DirtRebell on April 05, 2013, 02:21:35 pm
Gary en Jankel, fokkit, nou het ek weer van voor af trane in my oŽ. Thanks vir die goeie en eerlike tributes oor Henk.

Hulle sÍ mos altyd die beste mense is die wat reeds oorlede is. Hulle word mos dikwels besing in 'n tyd soos die. Wel nie in Henk se geval nie. Soos julle hom beskryf het is soos hy was. Nooit sleg van iemand gepraat nie. Kon met enige iemand 'n vriendskap aanknoop. Kon hom bel whenever as ek hulp nodig gehad het.

Die wÍreld is 'n slegter plek sonder my neef Henk. Nou regret ek elke ride wat ons nie gedoen het nie. Nie Swaziland toe nie, Lesotho toe nie.  :'(  Ons kon wel 'n paar runs saamdoen en het 2 jaar terug die trip tussen CT en Jhb saam aangepak. Memories wat ek vir altyd sal koester. So ook Schwabinger se bier en pizza wat altyd 'n wenner was.

Dit val my nou by, hy was so hele paar jaar terug ook in 'n erge ongeluk in Lesotho betrokke waartydens 'n 4x4 agteroor gerol het en hy ook amper dood is. Uitgevlieg Bloemfontein toe en wonderbaarlik weer herstel het.

Nie dat Henk altyd op die edge geleef het nie. Maar hy het waaragtig seker gemaak dat hy en die mense rondom hom altyd in was vir 'n ride.

Hy en Anje en sy gesin was closer as baie families. En nou dit. Henk was inderdaad op so 'n goeie plek in sy lewe.

Ek gaan vanmiddag by sy ouers draai en sal hulle vertel van die Wilddogs se beste wense.



Rus sag en in vrede Cuz. Jy sal altyd gemis word en Anje het in jou en haar families great mense wat mooi na haar sal kyk.

 :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: Devastated
Post by: Myrtle on April 05, 2013, 02:27:33 pm
My condolences ........ RIP
Title: Re: Devastated
Post by: XXL on April 05, 2013, 03:21:18 pm
RIP young man. H24, thanks for sharing that. I sit here choked up, even though I dont know any of you. Shyte!! :'(
Title: Re: Devastated
Post by: Oats Heunis on April 05, 2013, 03:23:57 pm
Ja Klompers,

Ek dink ook nou al vir twee volle dae aan jou.

Alles wat Jankel, Gary, GJ en almal gese het.

Ek dink maar aan al die goeie tye en hoe ek en Retief altyf met jou, Jankel en Gary gespot het om open face helmets te kry sodat ons nie elke half uur hoe te stop vir n entjie nie.

Ek dink aan hoe jy op jou stoel amper agter oor val van al die lag vir Jankel se "Anglisizms", "Got it in it" en vir daai Ozzy dude se baseball bat effort.

Ek dink aan hoe ons by Mr. Greenwoods daai pap uit die pot uit geeet het want Louis se hoender vat te lank.

Ek het daai GoPro video's weer gekyk waar jy die Goose se oor draai.

Daars te veel dinge.

Ons gaan jou almal baie baie mis Henk.

Moibly my maat.
Title: Re: Devastated
Post by: Herman24 on April 05, 2013, 03:36:55 pm
"Ek dink aan hoe jy op jou stoel amper agter oor val van al die lag vir Jankel se "Anglisizms", "Got it in it" en vir daai Ozzy dude se baseball bat effort."

Jis dit was die snaakste aand ooit daai Oats.

Die pic wat Gary gepost het sal ek weer post net om daai aand weer te onthou.
Title: Re: Devastated
Post by: Pietcoke on April 05, 2013, 03:41:40 pm
Dit is inderdaad baie hartseer nuus. Ek het Henk se AT gekoop begin van 2012. Ek het hom uit die aard van die saak nooit ontmoet in persoon nie, maar baie tyd op die foon spandeer. Ek het ook oor die Paasnaweek vir hom ín PM gestuur omdat ek onlangs uitgevind het dat hy ín KTM gekoop het. Ek het nog nie ín antwoord ontvang nie, want ek het aangeneem hy is dalk weg vir die Paasnaweek.

Al my simpatie en mede leie aan sy hele gesin en familie vir julle verlies.
RIV ou maat!

Herman dis 'n pragtige "Tribute"

Ek het destyds toestemming by Henk gekry om die naam te hou, want ek het gedink dis baie toepaslik. Attie sal hopenlik nog baie jare in ons midde wees. Baie sterkte vir almal wat na aan Henk geleef het. Ons dra jul op in ons gebede.
Title: Re: Devastated
Post by: Kamanya on April 05, 2013, 09:06:35 pm
I don't think I met you, but after reading these fine words, I wish I had.
Title: Re: Devastated
Post by: Herman24 on April 07, 2013, 11:23:25 am
Dis great Piet,

Hy was baie lief vir Attie en jy kan daai naam met trots dra. Wys vir Attite die myle wat Henk sou wou.


Veilige myle
 :ricky:
Title: Re: Devastated
Post by: Mooch on April 07, 2013, 11:43:48 am
Aai, RIP and Condolences those close.
Title: Re: Devastated
Post by: CRUISER CRAZY on April 07, 2013, 11:59:35 am
Slegte nuus,en die beste van alles.....lyk my hy kon bike ry.....was nie n newbie nie....sterkte
Title: Re: Devastated
Post by: ZAR on April 07, 2013, 06:11:17 pm

RIP.  :'(

Sterkte aan almal wat agterbly.   :-\
Title: Re: Devastated
Post by: Kerritz on April 07, 2013, 06:14:42 pm
Herman....goeie werk....vir die wat hom nie geken het nie gee dit 'n goeie insig en diepte op die mens wat hy was maar ook oor die vriendskap wat julle gehad het. Soos jy gese het(superdave) was.....en is ek nogsteeds self daar en ek verstaan presies waardeur jy en almal wat hom geken het gaan.

Daar was uit die aarde van die saak net goeie dinge rondom hom.....so elke keer as hy in jou gedagte opkom(wat seker meeste van die tyd is)......dink aan een van daai goeie dinge.

Sterkte vir julle almal vir die opkomende week en dan met die proses daarna. Ek wens ek kon meer se om  jou te laat beter voel.

Carrots
Title: Re: Devastated
Post by: Freak on April 07, 2013, 06:42:09 pm
Started reading this thread...when I realised I actually know him!! Klomper called me to buy my 950 last year. He went away for work and we started chatting on email and through forum. Chatted like we were mates forever!  He even mailed me his dads tel number as he also owned a R50/2 and knew i Wanted one badly. He sent me there for motivation. I visited his dad and mom and chatted for ages. Such lekke people!

We did a ride on old bikes a few months ago and he took his dads R50 for the ride. What a jol. He was so bubbly and chatty. Full of ideas and plans for the future! Nice genuine guy. Glad I met you Klomper!

You went too young man. You are the kind of person the country needs. Realistic and positive.

RIP. sad indeed.

Ps...for those that know him, what I clearly took home after meeting him...die man is Groter as wat hy in fotos vertoon....en hyt n serious handskud op hom.
Title: Re: Devastated
Post by: BliknÍrs on April 07, 2013, 06:43:36 pm
Ai tog, het nie woorde nie.
RIP ou maat.
Veilig ry almal.
Title: Re: Devastated
Post by: Swanniebraai on April 07, 2013, 07:44:31 pm
Sterkte GJ, vir jul elkeen!
Title: Re: Devastated
Post by: BlueBull2007 on April 07, 2013, 08:32:02 pm
I'm also sorry I never met him, after reading all the tributes a legend is gone. You should type a few more if it helps. I wish I had when I lost my best friend 16 years ago.

My condolences to you guys, and his family.
Title: Re: Devastated
Post by: TornadoF5 on April 07, 2013, 09:41:24 pm
Ai it's so difficult to say something at times like these.
God bless your loved ones and may your soul rest peacefully.
Title: Re: Devastated
Post by: Heimer on April 08, 2013, 08:44:51 am
Alweer het ek nie woorde nie, net hartseer.

Aan almal naby aan hom - my meegevoel
Title: Re: Devastated
Post by: DirtRebell on April 08, 2013, 08:58:11 am
Weereens dankie vir al die mooi en goeie wense Dogs!

Ek het die thread Vrydag ge-print en vir Henk se ouers gegee. Hulle waardeer elkeen se bydrae opreg.

Daar is uit die aard van die saak vrae oor wat presies gebeur het, seinde dat dit op 'n reguit en oop pad gebeur het en geen ander partye betrokke was nie. 'n Mens kan sekerlik oor 'n hele paar moontlikhede spekuleer, maar ons sal sekerlik nooit weet nie. En nie dat dit saak maak nie. Ons kan die tyd nie terugdraai nie.

Ek word elke oggend wakker met die vlietende gedagte dat alles net 'n bad dream is en dat my foon netnou gaan lui met 'n 'Cuz, hoe lyk dit met 'n koue?'

Ons kan die onomkeerbare probeer aanvaar, maar die hartseer sal seker nooit verbygaan nie.


Henk se verassings-diens is Dinsdag middag om 3uur vanuit die NG Kerk Stellenberg, sou enigiemand dit graag wou bywoon.
Title: Re: Devastated
Post by: pieman on April 08, 2013, 09:46:11 am
RIP Henk.  Al die familie en vriende is in my gebede.
Title: Re: Devastated
Post by: punisher on April 08, 2013, 10:43:46 am
R I P
Title: Re: Devastated
Post by: hansolo on April 08, 2013, 11:24:50 am
Henk het definitief diep spore getrap in 'n klomp mense se lewens en was ook geskok toe ek verlede week die nuus gekry het.

Hy het saam my broer en 'n paar pelle (aka die Milddogs) so trip in Swaziland verlede jaar gedoen. Hulle almal praat met baie deurnis oor hom en eks ook spyt dat ek nie saam hom 'n trippie kon inwerk nie. Hy gaan beslis baie gemis word...

RIV Henk

Title: Re: Devastated
Post by: DikZol on April 08, 2013, 11:50:25 am
I don't think I met you, but after reading these fine words, I wish I had.

My thoughts exactly! 
Title: Re: Devastated
Post by: White Rhino on April 08, 2013, 12:19:22 pm
Once again, a tragic loss - Condolences to friends and family
Title: Re: Devastated
Post by: Freak on April 08, 2013, 01:53:58 pm
How oud was hy DR? Getroude ne?
Ek dink hy was Jonk. Dit maak dit net soveel meer tragies.
Title: Re: Devastated
Post by: Herman24 on April 08, 2013, 01:57:25 pm
Hy was 28 jaar oud. Sopas 2 jaar getroud.... Freak hy het net jou hand so hard gedruk sodat jy daai 950 aan hom sal verkoop. Jis hy wou graag daai bike he.
Title: Re: Devastated
Post by: Orangeswifty on April 08, 2013, 02:06:52 pm
Het nooit vir Henk geken nie maar lyk asof hy 'n great ou was :thumleft:
Jammer om te hoor van die tragedie!
Dis superkak nuus - nog 'n willehond gone!!!
Sterkte aan al die vriende en familie!
Ons ry in nagedagtenis
RIV
Title: Re: Devastated
Post by: arno on April 08, 2013, 02:30:33 pm
Ek was nog nooit op n thread so baie oor iemand wat ek glad nie geken het nie maar is diep hartseer oor die jong lewe.
vandag se Burger het mooi foto van hom en "tributes " van sy familie.
Sterkte almal en Herman hy sou trots kon wees oor so n vriend soos jy.
Title: Re: Devastated
Post by: Riebeek on April 08, 2013, 03:23:12 pm
Sterkte aan Henk se familie en vriende.  Ek het so paar jaar terug sy Vespa P200 gekoop en was aangenaam verras met die manier waarop ons die transaksie gedoen het.  Nog nooit ontmoet nie, maar sommer geweet hy is een wat vertrou kan word en dit net via telefoonoproepe.
Title: Re: Devastated
Post by: tau on April 08, 2013, 09:20:45 pm
Rip klomper.

Sterkte manne


The tool from Tulbagh
Title: Re: Devastated
Post by: Dirt Compatible on April 09, 2013, 09:13:31 am
'n Week en 'n half se oproepe gevolg deur 'n dosyn e-mails...diensrekords, foto's, scans...en nog 'n paar foto's. En dan is dit saterdag oggend en jou vlug land op George Lughawe... Jou nuwe 990 staan blink gepolish en wag...en jou opgewondenheid laat my skoon vergeet van my hartseer oor my katoom wat nou ander baas gaan kry... Hel jy was in jou skik, BLOUROS, soos jy die S sommer dadelik gedoop...  Riding gear saamgebring en reg vir die round trip terug huistoe.

Ek is baie bly om te kan se ek het wel vir Henk ontmoet, en selfs in daai bietjie tyd kon ek al die mooi dinge wat hierbo genoem word oor Henk self ervaar.

Ek sluit af met 'n e-mail van jou, net nog 'n voorbeeld van jou entoesiasme vir die 2wiele wat ons almal so deel:

 " haha, tuurlik ja! Bliksem man, ek moes al laaaankal so boney gekoop het!
 
het hom gister gepolish en mooi skoon gemaak...ek het nog nie so oor 'n motorbike gevoel nie! :) "


Ons weet jy gaan saam op al die trips wat volg ou maat  -  RyInVrede.
Title: Re: Devastated
Post by: DirtRebell on April 09, 2013, 11:37:45 am
Thanks DC. Dis waar. Henk se entoesiasme oor iets waarvan hy hou was onuitputlik en aansteeklik.

En hy was oor min dinge so opgewonde soos sy KTM.

Hy was lief vir Attie, Swaziland het hom in 3 dae genees van die Goose, sy 1100GS, en van toe af was dit net KTM research tot hy die regte een kon kry. Hy wou graag Freek se 950 gekoop het, maar ek dink Freak het toe eers besluit om vas te hou. Die dat hy by jou uitgekom het.


Ons sien swaar uit na vanmiddag se diens. Sy ma, Truus, het egter vir my gesÍ hulle beplan dit so dat dit nie 'n gewone begrafnisdiens gaan wees nie maar wel 'n diens in celebration van Henk se lewe en die spore wat hy in sy kort 29 jaar getrap het.

Sy vrou Anje, wat baie sterk is deur dit alles, het die naweek 'n puppy, soos wat Henk vir haar wou gekoop het, vir haar verjaarsdag gekry wat terstond Klomper gedoop is.


Weereens dankie vir almal se wense. Sy ouers en almal wat dit gelees het waardeer dit ontsettend baie.


Al is Henk nie meer by ons nie sal hy tog altyd met ons wees...
Title: Re: Devastated
Post by: SHARKY on April 09, 2013, 01:08:25 pm
Nou eers hierdie gesien..................Baie sterkte!!!
Title: Re: Devastated
Post by: Gasman on July 11, 2013, 01:32:24 pm
So ek en Klomper het aan die begin van die jaar gepraat oor 'n lekker groot trip wat ons wil aanpak. Vir een of ander rede het Malawi die heeltyd opgekom en ons het gedink ons sal die girls kan opvlieg om vir ons daar te kry vir so paar dae voor ons weer af vlieg. Niks was finaal nie, dit was net 'n lekker plan/droom.

Na sy dood het ek vir een of ander rede besluit dat ek Malawi toe moet gaan. Ek het nou Saterdag middag terug gekom van ons trip van Malawi af (wat ek en twee ander vriende gedoen het).

Ons het oorgebly by Cool Runnings in Senga Bay en ek het net geweet Klomper sou mal gewees het oor daai plek. Sy vrou (Anje) het 3 weke voor die trip vir my een van sy hemde gegee en ek het toe besluit om dit saam te neem op ons trip. Ek wou iets met die hemp op die trip doen, maar nie geweet wat nie. Het dit sterk oorweeg om die hemp te ruil vir een van daai klein hout defenders wat hulle maak in malawi aangesien Henk ook 'n groot defender man was.

By Cool runnings het ek sy hemp die eerste keer aangetrek. Die eienaar (Sam - ongelooflike mens) en ek het toe begin gesels en die storie van Henk en sy hemp wat ek aan het kom toe op. Ons het na 'n dop of twee besluit dat die hemp hoort in die bar waar dit altyd oor lake malawi kan uitkyk. So vir die van julle wat 'n draai gaan maak in Senga Bay of cool runnings, hou 'n oog uit vir Klomper se hemp bo teen die bar.
Title: Re: Devastated
Post by: Gasman on July 11, 2013, 01:33:11 pm
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Title: Re: Devastated
Post by: Gasman on July 11, 2013, 01:33:50 pm
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Title: Re: Devastated
Post by: Gasman on July 11, 2013, 01:34:13 pm
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Title: Re: Devastated
Post by: Gasman on July 11, 2013, 01:34:40 pm
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Title: Re: Devastated
Post by: subie on July 11, 2013, 01:37:49 pm
Mooi gebaar  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Devastated
Post by: Veldbrand on July 11, 2013, 01:40:44 pm
Ai Gasman, dankie vir die deel van jou goeie daad.
Dit krap ou seer wonde oop maak ek verstaan dat jou intensies net goed is.
Ons het 'n baie goeie vriend verloor.
Mog vele WD's daar gaan kuier en ons hom deur dit nooit vergeet nie.
Title: Re: Devastated
Post by: Kerritz on July 11, 2013, 01:46:29 pm
Goeie werk. Respect.
Title: Re: Devastated
Post by: DirtRebell on July 11, 2013, 02:20:33 pm
Jitte Gary. Dit was 'n great idee. Dankie!
Ons mis Henk elke dag en wens mens kan net die tyd terugdraai. Maar so leef hy voort. Hopelik sal ek ook eendag na sy hemp daar kan gaan kyk en nog weer 'n bier ter gedagtenis aan Henk kan drink.

Title: Re: Devastated
Post by: Gťrrard on July 11, 2013, 02:56:48 pm
Baie mooi dat 'n persoon se lewe so gevier word.
Title: Re: Devastated
Post by: Goose on July 11, 2013, 03:00:49 pm
Speechless........ goeie daad tjom..........  ons moet nooit ons vrinne vergeet nie en dit sal goed wees om elke nou en dan 'n glasie vir hulle te lig! 
Title: Re: Devastated
Post by: subie on July 11, 2013, 03:04:49 pm
Gooi daar n pic van Henk en sy bike vir ons ouens wat hom nooit ontmoet het nie.
Title: Re: Devastated
Post by: Gasman on July 11, 2013, 03:20:12 pm
Swaziland 2011
Title: Re: Devastated
Post by: Gasman on July 11, 2013, 03:20:41 pm
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Title: Re: Devastated
Post by: Gasman on July 11, 2013, 03:21:14 pm
Lesotho 2011
Title: Re: Devastated
Post by: spoedvark on July 11, 2013, 07:01:56 pm
 :'( :'( Just red this post now from start to finish.

RIP - klomper (Henk) just like THE ARROW FROM ELLIOT who i also never met i feel after reading this thread that i could have been mates with you both!!! Different time, different place.

To all the mates left behind, time heals but never forget your mate. He will never forget you!!!

 :'( :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: Devastated
Post by: BigL on July 12, 2013, 02:56:22 pm
Thanks Gary

Sal verseker 'n paar koues daar gaan drink as ek in die omtrek is :thumleft:
Title: Re: Devastated
Post by: Herman24 on April 03, 2014, 10:37:43 am
n Jaar later......

Dit voel steeds onwerklik. Mis jou Henk Klomp.

Title: Re: Devastated
Post by: Kerritz on April 03, 2014, 01:16:51 pm
Dink aan jou en die familie ou.
Title: Re: Devastated
Post by: Orangeswifty on April 03, 2014, 01:38:58 pm
Sterkte daar DR
Mag hy in vrede rus >:(
Title: Re: Devastated
Post by: Shangali on April 03, 2014, 01:48:07 pm
My Deepest Sympathies go to Family & Friends.
May You all find the right Energys to go on in Life as he would want you to!

R.I.P. Fellow Biker

 :salut:
Title: Re: Devastated
Post by: DIRT SKUNK on April 03, 2014, 06:17:08 pm
My condolences to Friends and Family
DS
Title: Re: Devastated
Post by: Straddle on April 03, 2014, 08:47:50 pm
RIP and condolences to friends and family.
Title: Re: Devastated
Post by: volroom on April 04, 2014, 08:13:31 am
RIP
Title: Re: Devastated
Post by: DirtRebell on April 04, 2014, 08:43:52 am
Dankie vir almal se nice wense. Dit word waardeer.
Dit is moeilik om te dink dat 'n jaar verby is. 

Ek het gisteraand saammet Henk se vrou en 'n klomp pelle 'n paar koues gaan vat by SpeakEasy. Net lekker gewees om oor die ou dae te ponder en met memories sy lewe te celebrate.
Jankel, dit was nou sommer lekker gewees om weer met jou te kuier en op te catch. Ons maak gou weer so.
Title: Re: Devastated
Post by: DirtRebell on April 07, 2014, 08:41:09 am
Henk se ouers het my ook gevra om 'n woord van dank en waardering te pos vir al die ondersteuning en wense wat vandie dogs gekom het sedert die ongeluk.

Hulle mis hom so baie en 'n jaar later is die seer van verlies steeds so rou.

"Kan jy vir my iets doen asb, om op bikersforum namens ons fam dankie te se aan al die bikers wat verlede jaar aan ons gedink het dankie te se, hulle is ongelooflike mense...."

Title: Re: Devastated
Post by: Welsh on April 07, 2014, 09:03:10 am
Henk se ouers het my ook gevra om 'n woord van dank en waardering te pos vir al die ondersteuning en wense wat vandie dogs gekom het sedert die ongeluk.

Hulle mis hom so baie en 'n jaar later is die seer van verlies steeds so rou.

"Kan jy vir my iets doen asb, om op bikersforum namens ons fam dankie te se aan al die bikers wat verlede jaar aan ons gedink het dankie te se, hulle is ongelooflike mense...."



 :thumleft: cool DR
Title: Re: Devastated
Post by: MartV on April 07, 2014, 02:18:38 pm
Very sad, R.I.P going through all the posts he definitely was a awesome guy to have known, I have a lump in my throat, sorry to all the friends and family.
Title: Re: Devastated
Post by: Lew on April 07, 2014, 02:31:46 pm
RIP fellow biker!!!! :(
Title: Re: Devastated
Post by: drewdza on April 07, 2014, 02:40:15 pm
Sad news  :( Condolences to all that knew him.
Title: Re:
Post by: MXgirl on April 07, 2014, 03:36:11 pm
Condolences to the family.

Sent from my GT-I9300 using Tapatalk
Title: Re: Devastated
Post by: Tito on April 07, 2014, 08:52:46 pm
My sincere condolences to family and friends .....Gone too soon brother biker ......God Bless.
Title: Re: Devastated
Post by: brettp on April 08, 2014, 03:34:21 pm
Having just read the entire thread, I sit here with a moerse lump in my throat....

RIP Henk, ride the big highway in the sky!

To the loved ones left behind, my heart goes out to each and every one of you.
Title: Re: Devastated
Post by: DirtRebell on April 03, 2020, 09:50:27 am
Today marks 7years ago that the world got poorer by the tragic loss of Henk.
The memories will always be there, and the regrets for the rides that never happened equally so.

His wife Anje got remarried since and is about to give birth to her firstborn.

You'll always be sorely missed, Cuz.
Title: Re: Devastated
Post by: Welsh on April 03, 2020, 10:01:00 am
Today marks 7years ago that the world got poorer by the tragic loss of Henk.
The memories will always be there, and the regrets for the rides that never happened equally so.

His wife Anje got remarried since and is about to give birth to her firstborn.

You'll always be sorely missed, Cuz.

I remember him well, observing from a distance with a beer, while we fixed your bike. 
Title: Re: Devastated
Post by: 2StrokeDan on April 03, 2020, 10:15:16 am
My thought are with you, DirtRebel.

I lost 2 of my very best friends within a year, and I still often think about them. Antoinette Wolmarans was killed in 1980, in main road, Paarl, in a motorcycle accident.

Wayne Hitge was killed in 1981 in Koen Steytler in CT in a motorcycle accident.

In 2015 Peter Boardman died at Wynberg hill on the M3 in CT in a motorcycle accident.

There were others, but these 3 were my very best friends, and one never ever forgets.
Title: Re: Devastated
Post by: DirtRebell on April 03, 2020, 10:36:02 am
Today marks 7years ago that the world got poorer by the tragic loss of Henk.
The memories will always be there, and the regrets for the rides that never happened equally so.

His wife Anje got remarried since and is about to give birth to her firstborn.

You'll always be sorely missed, Cuz.

I remember him well, observing from a distance with a beer, while we fixed your bike. 

Thanks Welsh. He was as as fond as any of us having a zamalek in a garage filled with bikes.
Title: Re: Devastated
Post by: Odd Dog on April 03, 2020, 11:22:12 am
Condolences to friends and family.
Title: Re: Devastated
Post by: BlueBull2007 on April 04, 2020, 01:05:51 am
I'll raise a glass for Klomper in about an hour from now.

Can't believe how time marches on.
Title: Re: Devastated
Post by: Swanniebraai on April 06, 2020, 05:11:06 pm
Just got a call that my cousin, Klomper on WD, was involved in an accident last night with his bike on the N1.

He passed away on impact.

I have no words. Just thought to let those who knew him know. I don't have any more details than this.

Ai baie troos en sterkte vir jul elkeen GJ!
Title: Re: Devastated
Post by: Riebeek on April 06, 2020, 06:26:42 pm
GJ, welkom om na Lockdown n spin op Klomper se Vespa te kom vat op Riebeek. Bring n metgesel en gaan eet iets in die dorp met die Vespa. Ek stuur n bottel wyn saam.
Title: Re: Devastated
Post by: DirtRebell on April 06, 2020, 11:04:30 pm
GJ, welkom om na Lockdown n spin op Klomper se Vespa te kom vat op Riebeek. Bring n metgesel en gaan eet iets in die dorp met die Vespa. Ek stuur n bottel wyn saam.


Dankie Riebeek. Dis nou 'n mooi gebaar van jou.
Ek sal graag 'n draai by jou kom maak en die Vespa bekyk. Henk het baie memories oor sy Vespa gehad.

Dink nie ek sal hom bestyg nie. My physique sal die dame waarskynlik oormatig belas.

Maar dankie, ek sal kom inloer wanneer ons toegelaat word om uit ons hokke te kom.


Edit.

Ek sal vir @Herman24 saambring. Hy en Henk ken mekaar sedert ouderdom 8j. en sal waarskynlik ook graag deel wil wees.
Title: Re: Devastated
Post by: Riebeek on April 07, 2020, 10:04:35 am
Ek wag vir julle.
Title: Re: Devastated
Post by: MellowJo on April 07, 2020, 11:46:56 am
RIP

Sterkte DR
Title: Re: Devastated
Post by: Welsh on April 07, 2020, 01:12:47 pm
DR, despite the circumstances going on and this tough memory. Have a good Birthday and enjoy your time with the kids.  :thumleft: :thumleft:
Title: Re: Devastated
Post by: DirtRebell on April 07, 2020, 05:29:09 pm
DR, despite the circumstances going on and this tough memory. Have a good Birthday and enjoy your time with the kids.  :thumleft: :thumleft:

Thank you Ian. Living in limbo on so many levels.
Next year's will hopefully look better again.

Last boozeless birthday too I hope.  :-[
Title: Re: Devastated
Post by: Welsh on April 07, 2020, 05:52:46 pm
DR, despite the circumstances going on and this tough memory. Have a good Birthday and enjoy your time with the kids.  :thumleft: :thumleft:

Thank you Ian. Living in limbo on so many levels.
Next year's will hopefully look better again.

Last boozeless birthday too I hope.  :-[

That is tough.  :'(
Title: Re: Devastated
Post by: Herman24 on April 08, 2020, 12:09:21 am
Will definitely love to come check the vespa! Remember that Scoot so well. @DirtRebell, we gotta make that mission. Thanks @Riebeek.

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