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Title: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: Coxwain on February 09, 2015, 09:08:07 pm
I was'nt going to do this ....ahwww but WTF ...here goes ....Its a long story.

It begins many years ago, I had a good friend...lets just call him Mike.
Mike and me where best friends ...both mad keen on bikes and we did everything together. He had an XT 500 and he even dated my sister.
As we grew older we grew closer and we thought we were invincible ..life was good , and we did many great things together...hiking , sailing , partying , and at one stage we even shared a cottage together. We were good mates.
Then we made the fatal mistake of getting into business together ....disaster ....the friendship fell apart and we didn't communicate for years.
As life would have it , I survived and did alright ...Mike on the other hand got dealt a bum hand and ended up battling his whole life .
Years went by and because of stupid pride and being the stubborn pricks that we are, we didn't talk to each other and bore a grudge , each blaming the other for the failure of a business that should have done well.
About two years ago , we had a chance meeting in a pub in Joburg ...very strained ..but we were civil to each other and managed to talk some of the issues out.
and some of the friendship spark was rekindled.
We have talked a couple of times over the last two years , until this week when I thought Fark it ....this was my best mate...we are both getting old , my health is slowly going down the tubes ...Its time to make amends .

So I phoned him and cut the bullshit. "Im not taking any more of your shit" I said ...."I'm flying you to Cape Town and we are doing the trip of a life time , Your bike is waiting (Honda Dominator) and I don't want any more of your crap "
So my best pal "Mike" is coming down next month and the two old boys are going on a wild trip together. Its been a long time coming.

I'm going to try and document what real friendship is all about and how the power of a motorcycle and the open road can heal a long lost friendship.

So pull up your popcorn and ride along with us on this journey of friendship.....I hope it will warm your hearts.


More to follow as the trip progresses ....stay tuned  :biggrin:


  

  
 
    
Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: JonnyP on February 09, 2015, 09:12:07 pm
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Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: Ian in Great Brak River on February 09, 2015, 09:21:12 pm
Most definitely ... I too have a Mike ...
Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: Dorsland on February 09, 2015, 09:32:46 pm
Now THIS is why I hang around the forum.  I'm sitting in the front row Cox'n, laat waai ...
Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: Heimer on February 09, 2015, 09:51:05 pm
Good friends are worth more than family

I am waiting for this. Please no broke back mountain shit. ;)
Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: arno on February 09, 2015, 09:53:02 pm
Well done Brian . I read the other day that the best exercise for the heart is to try and lift someone up . Youre doing that . Looking forward to the report .
Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: Bundu on February 09, 2015, 09:57:28 pm
Good friends are worth more than family

I am waiting for this. Please no broke back mountain shit. ;)

 :imaposer: :imaposer:
Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: Kenisis on February 09, 2015, 10:00:08 pm
 :sip:

Thanks for sharing, will read with interest!
Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: BMWPE on February 09, 2015, 10:01:22 pm
Good friends are worth more than family

I am waiting for this. Please no broke back mountain shit. ;)

 :laughing4: :laughing4:
Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: TWE-TWE on February 09, 2015, 10:28:21 pm
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Post by: Pilchie on February 09, 2015, 10:46:19 pm
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Post by: SmuGS on February 09, 2015, 10:54:07 pm
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Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: Road Hog on February 10, 2015, 12:18:11 am
Are there 2 of the same threads?
Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: 1ougat on February 10, 2015, 06:36:04 am
Ja many a business has been ruined by friendship ....  :sip:
Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: Lem on February 10, 2015, 06:44:24 am
Cox, really looking forward to this one

I have some relation to a similar story, that will lead to an epic bike trip at some stage  :thumleft:

Hopefully I can share your story with the friend in question, that will lead to inspiration
Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: Casting from Turd on February 10, 2015, 06:50:02 am
Right, i am wating!!!

Lekker to hear boet. Life is too short and fickle to sweat the petty things but always pet the sweaty things
Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: Bill p on February 10, 2015, 06:56:07 am
I feel good already and you haven't even started the trip. Bring it on
Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: ClimbingTurtle on February 10, 2015, 06:59:10 am
Well Done Sir!

 :thumleft:
Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: Mev Vis Arend on February 10, 2015, 07:01:13 am
Ek wil self nie hierdie trip mis nie.  Met so goeie gesindheid kan dit net wonderlik wees.  
Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: Coxwain on February 10, 2015, 07:33:58 am
Good friends are worth more than family

I am waiting for this. Please no broke back mountain shit. ;)

Gad....theres always one perv in the pack  :imaposer:
I think I need to explain the background story to this.....
I was at Koedoeskloof a couple of weekends ago with a mate who looks much younger than he actually is.
Heimer , Cocky and some of the dogs where also there. So as we walked in , Debbie greeted us and said to me "Oh I see you brought your son" .......to which I replied .....as a joke ....."He's not my son , he's my lover "
Dammm you should have seen Debbies face  :imaposer:
Needless to say ....I havent lived this one down yet and if my mate ....who is also a dog whom shall not be named , reads this..... I'm going to get blixemed.
Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: DirtyHarry on February 10, 2015, 07:34:14 am
Great initiative Coxwain.
I can see a big piss up looming, don't forget to ride  :biggrin:
Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: OomD on February 10, 2015, 07:44:40 am
Looks like this is going to be epic!
Sub!
Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: Dutchman81 on February 10, 2015, 07:58:47 am
 :sip: Klink goed sovêr , eks in
Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: Hentie @ Riders on February 10, 2015, 08:02:43 am
Well done  :thumleft:  :sip:
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Post by: Morph on February 10, 2015, 08:18:39 am
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Post by: VaalBaas on February 10, 2015, 08:28:44 am
 :thumleft: Kan nie beter nie  :sip:
Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: ButtSlider on February 10, 2015, 08:47:49 am
Ok, we're all eyes.  :thumleft:  :sip: 

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Post by: King Louis on February 10, 2015, 08:48:57 am
Sub. :sip:
Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: Heimer on February 10, 2015, 09:03:23 am
Good friends are worth more than family

I am waiting for this. Please no broke back mountain shit. ;)

Gad....theres always one perv in the pack  :imaposer:
I think I need to explain the background story to this.....
I was at Koedoeskloof a couple of weekends ago with a mate who looks much younger than he actually is.
Heimer , Cocky and some of the dogs where also there. So as we walked in , Debbie greeted us and said to me "Oh I see you brought your son" .......to which I replied .....as a joke ....."He's not my son , he's my lover "
Dammm you should have seen Debbies face  :imaposer:
Needless to say ....I havent lived this one down yet and if my mate ....who is also a dog whom shall not be named , reads this..... I'm going to get blixemed.

 :imaposer:
Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: Coxwain on February 10, 2015, 01:15:14 pm
Ok ...so the air ticket is booked and "Mike" arrives on the 16th of March.
My plan is to do some local day rides like Franschoek pass , Clarence Drive , BainsKloof to get him into the swing of things. He has never been to Cape Town so I recon
this will be a good start. Then we intend to head off to Koedoeskloof and do the Swartberg pass and The Hell over a couple of days ...visiting as many pubs as we can along the way. Then we see where the road takes us.
Man... I'm looking forward to this, Its going to be great catching up on old times.

I don't think Mike knows quite what hit him as every time I phone him he tells me he dosn't believe this will ever happen ....He got his ticket today  :biggrin: :biggrin: 
Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: Oupa Foe-rie on February 10, 2015, 01:22:46 pm
Sub .............  :sip:
Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: Buff on February 10, 2015, 01:51:14 pm
Awesome stuff man, this is going to be a great read. You're either going to have a total jol or you're going to f... each other up good and proper once and for all  ;)
Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: halfjob on February 10, 2015, 02:24:07 pm
good one Brian, thanks for the braai the other day forgot to phone you back last week....shout if you need more company otherwise i will read on the progress here  :deal:
Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: JohnB on February 10, 2015, 02:32:57 pm
 :sip:
Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: Herklaas on February 10, 2015, 02:38:19 pm
 :sip: Wys hom 'n bietjie Karoo ook, Tankwa (padstal) m355 ensovoorts,
Ons wagggg!  :3some:
Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: Fudmucker on February 10, 2015, 02:45:59 pm
Enjoy your trip!  I hope you guys can rekindle what was there before the business.
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Post by: THROTTLE JOCKEY on February 10, 2015, 04:33:06 pm
Cant wait   :sip:
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Dis 'n plesier jou klein snotkop  :biggrin:
Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: cocky on February 10, 2015, 04:35:10 pm
I was'nt going to do this ....ahwww but WTF ...here goes ....Its a long story.

It begins many years ago, I had a good friend...lets just call him Mike.
Mike and me where best friends ...both mad keen on bikes and we did everything together. He had an XT 500 and he even dated my sister.
As we grew older we grew closer and we thought we were invincible ..life was good , and we did many great things together...hiking , sailing , partying , and at one stage we even shared a cottage together. We were good mates.
Then we made the fatal mistake of getting into business together ....disaster ....the friendship fell apart and we didn't communicate for years.
As life would have it , I survived and did alright ...Mike on the other hand got dealt a bum hand and ended up battling his whole life ...lost everything and really ended up scraping the bottom of the barrel....really sad.
Years went by and because of stupid pride and being the stubborn pricks that we are, we didn't talk to each other and bore a grudge , each blaming the other for the failure of a business that should have done well.
About two years ago , we had a chance meeting in a pub in Joburg ...very strained ..but we were civil to each other and managed to talk some of the issues out.
and some of the friendship spark was rekindled.
We have talked a couple of times over the last two years , until this week when I thought Fark it ....this was my best mate...we are both getting old , my health is slowly going down the tubes ...Its time to make amends .

So I phoned him and cut the bullshit. "Im not taking any more of your shit" I said ...."I'm flying you to Cape Town and we are doing the trip of a life time , Your bike is waiting (Honda Dominator) and I don't want any more of your crap "
The sms I received back brought tears to my eyes (sorry its too emotional and personal to repeat here) but lets just say that my best pal "Mike" is coming down next month and the two old boys are going on a wild trip together. Its been a long time coming.

I'm going to try and document what real friendship is all about and how the power of a motorcycle and the open road can heal a long lost friendship.

So pull up your popcorn and ride along with us on this journey of friendship.....I hope it will warm your hearts.


More to follow as the trip progresses ....stay tuned  :biggrin:


 

   
 
   
Be clear now, you are older than Moses, so it is MOER long ago, not many years.
Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: Dorsland on February 10, 2015, 05:40:21 pm
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Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: punisher on February 10, 2015, 05:43:43 pm
fokket oke  , what a lekker plan you have  , gonna be epic 
take lotsa vaseline tho  ,  .................  and tissues 
Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: adamktm on February 11, 2015, 10:50:18 am
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 :laughing4: :laughing4: :laughing4:

Thanks gents!
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Post by: J-dog on February 11, 2015, 11:32:21 am
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Post by: Maddoglips on February 11, 2015, 04:39:40 pm
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Post by: cruizaman on February 11, 2015, 04:47:38 pm
You are a scholar and a gentleman, Coxwain! One sometimes has to get over yourself to be the one to take the first step that will lead to forgiveness, yet you did it (Afrikaans says it best: "Dis moeilik om die minste te wees"). Well done, we are all looking forward to this.
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Post by: silvrav on February 12, 2015, 07:58:01 am
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I am here for the ride! hope this friendship returns to what it once was!  :thumleft:

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Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: Malibu on February 12, 2015, 08:02:30 am
*sub*
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Post by: melvman on February 12, 2015, 10:48:12 am
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Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: Coxwain on February 12, 2015, 10:58:46 am
Wow !!! Im really blown away by all the subs here ...thanks guys  :thumleft:
I'm busy servicing and prepping the two steeds for this awesome journey, so will keep you guys updated as we go along.

Mike is apparently beside himself with anticipation judging by the volume of sms's I'm getting ...so roll on 16th March  :biggrin: :biggrin:
Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: ButtSlider on February 12, 2015, 11:37:12 am
Wow !!! Im really blown away by all the subs here ...thanks guys  :thumleft:
I'm busy servicing and prepping the two steeds for this awesome journey, so will keep you guys updated as we go along.

Mike is apparently beside himself with anticipation judging by the volume of sms's I'm getting ...so roll on 16th March  :biggrin: :biggrin:

16th of March is wayyyyyyyyyyyyyy too far away, so you'll have to post pics of you prepping the steeds and you'll have to share the SMS's.  :lol8:
Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: Bundu on February 12, 2015, 11:39:54 am
would have been cool if you could leave on Saturday..... 14Feb...... Valentines day  ;)
Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: Gérrard on February 12, 2015, 11:58:13 am
Well done Brian. Real friendship is precious and we need it. I trust you will restore this one, as it seems to mean a lot to you.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: HB 9 on February 13, 2015, 06:36:08 am
Good for you! Most people don't get to do this....

It will be a classic  :deal:
Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: Bretto on February 13, 2015, 09:01:26 am
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Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: Coxwain on February 14, 2015, 09:50:56 pm
Ok ...so the steeds are ready ...both of them serviced and tuned and ready for the trips.
All the camping gear has been dragged out ...checked and cleaned.
Its still a month away , but the anticipation is building ...this is going to be soooo great.  :biggrin: :biggrin:
Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: zebra - Flying Brick on February 14, 2015, 10:12:17 pm
Subscribe!

No, i f@cking subscribe, brilliant story, we only live ONCE ; this is IT, so brilliant initiative!  :thumleft:

(Oh, and DO try NOT to spray-paint him red after a couple of stiff-ones!  ;D)
Chris
Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: ALLEN I on February 18, 2015, 10:17:03 pm
This sounds like its going to be good, im all in :spitcoffee:
Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: Rieks on February 19, 2015, 05:05:04 pm
Great man great! This is better than the Sunday Times. Can't wait for this story and all the best for your trip. Thanks for sharing!
Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: adamktm on February 19, 2015, 05:07:29 pm
Why don't you get your mate to join here too and we can revel in his excitement for the trip too  ;D
Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: Offshore on February 19, 2015, 05:14:45 pm
  :sip: :ricky:
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Post by: westfrogger on February 19, 2015, 07:09:23 pm
Submarine.
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Post by: woody1 on February 19, 2015, 07:15:04 pm
 :ricky:Kom ons ry saam.  LEKKER !
Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: Offshore on February 19, 2015, 07:28:11 pm
Ok ...so the steeds are ready ...both of them serviced and tuned and ready for the trips.
All the camping gear has been dragged out ...checked and cleaned.
Its still a month away , but the anticipation is building ...this is going to be soooo great.  :biggrin: :biggrin:
Seeing that we are going to wait so long for the Story, may I ask, are you a Coxswain in real Life?
Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: arno on February 19, 2015, 08:02:11 pm
Brian just dont start " cleaning " that pig shortly before you leave !
Great story !
Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: XT JOE on February 19, 2015, 10:34:43 pm
Nice one Brian - but  we would not expect anything less of you!!
Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: Coxwain on February 20, 2015, 02:57:34 pm
Ok ...so the steeds are ready ...both of them serviced and tuned and ready for the trips.
All the camping gear has been dragged out ...checked and cleaned.
Its still a month away , but the anticipation is building ...this is going to be soooo great.  :biggrin: :biggrin:
Seeing that we are going to wait so long for the Story, may I ask, are you a Coxswain in real Life?

I was a Coxswain for the NSRI for many years. I used to skipper their flagship "The Jack Riley" and eventually ended up as the deputy station commander of Gordons Bay rescue base. But alas the ole ticker conked out and I had to retire on medical grounds ....still miss it  :'(

But yea ....that's where my forum name comes from , and yes I know it is spelt incorrectly , but I use it on another forum where there is a CoxSwain.
Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: Offshore on February 20, 2015, 06:13:20 pm
Respect, I get the monthly Mag from the NSRI and enjoy reading about the heroics of you and your Men.
Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: Airguitar on February 21, 2015, 09:54:21 pm
Ok ...so the steeds are ready ...both of them serviced and tuned and ready for the trips.
All the camping gear has been dragged out ...checked and cleaned.
Its still a month away , but the anticipation is building ...this is going to be soooo great.  :biggrin: :biggrin:
Seeing that we are going to wait so long for the Story, may I ask, are you a Coxswain in real Life?

I was a Coxswain for the NSRI for many years. I used to skipper their flagship "The Jack Riley" and eventually ended up as the deputy station commander of Gordons Bay rescue base. But alas the ole ticker conked out and I had to retire on medical grounds ....still miss it  :'(

But yea ....that's where my forum name comes from , and yes I know it is spelt incorrectly , but I use it on another forum where there is a CoxSwain.

I have an old friend who now lives in the USA.  Mark Strachan. I think his dad was the commodore in Gordons Bay?
Ian, I think was his name.
Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: Coxwain on February 22, 2015, 09:07:15 am
Yep...I know Ian very well, He was the regional director.
Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: 4 Kays on February 22, 2015, 09:22:54 am
Can't wait for the 16th March - life is far too short  :spitcoffee:  :sip:  :thumleft:
Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: Malibu on February 27, 2015, 01:28:54 pm
Heng, I remember Ian Strachan really well... :)
Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: Sputnik080 on February 27, 2015, 02:26:18 pm
Well done bud, real heart warming, that's what life is all about, bury the hatchet and move on, so little time, way too precious to waste.

Looking forward to this reunion!
Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: Andre E on February 27, 2015, 02:30:54 pm
You bunch of softies, you..... :3some:

                        ;D
Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: Sputnik080 on February 27, 2015, 02:36:43 pm
You bunch of softies, you..... :3some:

                        ;D

Come on ... it's okay ...  you know you're a softy as well!
There's no shame in admitting it!

 ;) :3some:
Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: BradT on February 27, 2015, 09:04:56 pm
 :happy1:
Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: Coxwain on March 12, 2015, 07:28:19 pm
The 16th is almost upon us ...the antisip..........ation  is building and Mike is champing at the bit. The bikes are ready , the plan is set ....man we're gona do this thing ....stay tuned ... :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: Pilchie on March 12, 2015, 07:51:57 pm
Good luck, I'm sure you're going to have a blast. Following this with great interest so please keep us posted
Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: brettp on March 13, 2015, 11:42:55 am
my sights are locked-on.....

Enjoy and i am most certain we will enjoy the read that is going to result from this ride......
Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: Strompie on March 13, 2015, 12:56:25 pm
Flippen hell! 83 Replies, 5 pages and STILL no RR.. this must be some kind of record.  :pot:

Die 16de moet nou kom.
Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: Ian in Great Brak River on March 13, 2015, 01:42:27 pm
How about you have a video camera running for those first few minutes ... you may want to capture that emotion for posterity ... just saying.

 8)

Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: Red Adventure on March 15, 2015, 03:52:02 pm
When the trip is done and he washes your bike, hide your bloody spray cans. Don't want the friendship destroyed again just because he's a bit like you  :pot:
Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: Coxwain on March 15, 2015, 04:25:18 pm
When the trip is done and he washes your bike, hide your bloody spray cans. Don't want the friendship destroyed again just because he's a bit like you  :pot:

 :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:  Hey Charl ..don't you start, The wife's already lecturing me on how I should behave and how much I can have to drink  :imaposer: :imaposer:  Dammit ...we are going to act like the 20 year olds we once were ...party ...party ...party

Oh yea ....YEEEEE hAAAAA ....ROLL ON TOMORROW... :ricky: :ricky: :ricky:
Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: Noneking on March 15, 2015, 05:10:43 pm
Sub  :sip:
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Post by: Welsh on March 15, 2015, 05:21:24 pm
And no broke back mounting stories please.... ::)
Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: Bundu on March 15, 2015, 06:39:02 pm
And no broke back mounting stories please.... ::)

aaaaaaag, if it turns out like that, who are we to judge?!  ;) ;D
Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: Coxwain on March 15, 2015, 08:29:08 pm
Yeaaaa......Don't knock it , till you've tried it ..... :deal: :deal: :deal:............ :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:
Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: DaveT on March 16, 2015, 07:38:46 am
Brian, today is the day. I happened to stumble on this.

Well done and enjoy every minute of this!
Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: dirtyXT on March 16, 2015, 07:57:02 am
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Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: Coxwain on March 16, 2015, 09:34:40 am
Ok ...so today is the big day .....YEEEEEE HAAAAA

But look what arrived at my place yesterday ............No its not mine  :'( ...but dammmm I wish it was.

The Dark Lord (My Boet) decided he also wants in on the action, so the mad idiot that he is , went and bought this beaut ...he already has a pig in Jhb  ::)

He's arriving next on Thursday so , it looks like there will be three hairy old buggers beating the hell out of the Western Cape  :biggrin:

So..... Mothers ....lock up your daughters
          SAB ....make sure the pubs are well stocked

           THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN
Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: Coxwain on March 16, 2015, 09:51:10 am
On a side note,  Some of you may have noticed that  ....ZOOOOOMA ,,,,has already had a wash .....I just cant help myself  :biggrin: :biggrin:
Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: Gene on March 16, 2015, 09:53:30 am
I was in the same boat, with a mate, but not business related, we used to get Piss drunk.... but then he starts to make shit with other people, he is no fighter though, but plain harigat, in the end I have to drag him off ,getting moered a few times, by his angry prey... doners I,ve had enough... good riddance ,don't ever want to see him again
Go for it Coxwain ,reading with interest
Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: Coxwain on March 16, 2015, 09:58:10 am
I was in the same boat, with a mate, but not business related, we used to get Piss drunk.... but then he starts to make shit with other people, he is no fighter though, but plain harigat, in the end I have to drag him off ,getting moered a few times, by his angry prey... doners I,ve had enough... good riddance ,don't ever want to see him again
Go for it Coxwain ,reading with interest

We're definitely not fighters ...we're lovers ..............errrrrr ......that didn't come out exactly the way I meant it  ::)
Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: dirtyXT on March 16, 2015, 10:06:02 am
I was in the same boat, with a mate, but not business related, we used to get Piss drunk.... but then he starts to make shit with other people, he is no fighter though, but plain harigat, in the end I have to drag him off ,getting moered a few times, by his angry prey... doners I,ve had enough... good riddance ,don't ever want to see him again
Go for it Coxwain ,reading with interest

We're definitely not fighters ...we're lovers ..............errrrrr ......that didn't come out exactly the way I meant it  ::)
:imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer: :laughing4:
Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: Gene on March 16, 2015, 02:31:32 pm
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Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: Casting from Turd on March 16, 2015, 07:23:11 pm
Tune tune Boet
Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: Coxwain on March 17, 2015, 08:29:18 am
Day 1
Mike arrives ...and it was great. Much back slapping , hand shaking and loud laughter, I think the other passengers at the airport thought we were nuts. Ahhh but it is good to see him again.
Straight back to my place to get him settled in and the first celebratory beer was quaffed back in double quick time. (Only one) Then it was outside to introduce him to his ride for the next two weeks. He is thrilled with the Dommi.
So as not to waste any time, we immediately headed off to ride Clarence Drive from Gordons Bay to Rooi Els. Now for those of you who haven't ridden this road, let me tell you , it is spectacular scenery and a beautiful road. Unfortunately.. or maybe fortunately the Cape weather was playing her usual tricks. The South Easter was howling and the clouds and mist where low. But it was truly beautiful , with rainbows over the mountains and a fine rain cooling things down. It just made for some spectacular scenery and some interesting riding. When we got to The Drummand Arms, Mike had the biggest grin I have ever seen, He is totally Gob Smacked. One beer at Rooi Els and we headed back to the Tavern at Gordons Bay where we met up with Talisman. We ended up there till about eight o clock shooting the breeze then eventually got home. All in all a great day ......more to follow  :biggrin:   
Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: Dorsland on March 17, 2015, 08:44:50 am
Nothing like forgiving someone's trespasses, probably one of the most liberating feelings.  Lekker to read this Cox'n, life is too short :thumleft:
Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: Bill p on March 17, 2015, 05:11:19 pm
Coxswain, have Emerson Lake and Palmer playing in the background and am going to have a good couple of cold ones reading this great story as it unfolds. As the boys say, life is to short to keep grudges. Enjoy your time together.
Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: Tiger8 on March 17, 2015, 09:30:57 pm
Well done Coxy, always good to see old........errrrr...long lost friends united  :biggrin:
Have a Jol, if you haven't matured by 45 you don't have to at all, enjoy the reunion.

Sub  :thumleft:
Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: Bundu on March 17, 2015, 11:00:21 pm
once you two romantics have settled down, we'd like photos please  ;)
Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: RigDog on March 18, 2015, 03:13:10 am
Ride, surf, rock, live, laugh, love! Thats my motto in life.....may you to put the past where it belongs, and live to catch up on missed time! Give it hell mate!
Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: White Rhino on March 18, 2015, 04:03:12 am
Give it horns and don't be camera shy ... we all want to see :biggrin:
Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: Coxwain on March 18, 2015, 04:38:14 am
Day 2
Today the weather played along . A glorious day in Cape Town , so we decided to head off to Franschoek. Now bear in mind that Mike has never been to this part of the world , so I thought that the Franschoek Pass would be a good ride.
So ...it was out to Stellenbosch , Up Hell Se Hoogte pass ...always a good ride ...stopped in Franschoek for some liquid refreashment  and tried to be like the beautiful people who seem to hang out there :biggrin: Then over Franschoek pass and on to Villiersdorp . From there it was on to Elands Kloof and Kaaimansgat. Side note here, Kaaimansgat is a truly magnificent valley , if you havent been there , take my advice and do it .....Mike couldn't believe that such places existed in this country,  it is truly a beautiful place. Then it was back to Grabou and home to Somerset West. A full days riding in some of the most beautiful countryside in the world followed by a good few ice cold beers and a great dinner , prepared by my good wife...what more can a man ask for.
We sat till late last night and talked and talked , it was just like the good old days. The big grins on our faces are becoming permanent :biggrin:



Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: Coxwain on March 18, 2015, 04:42:34 am
I will post pics as soon as I get round to resizeing them.
Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: MegaPix on March 18, 2015, 06:19:56 am
I just wanted to ask if this RR is picture less  :pot: :pot:

Ek jaag saam  :ricky: :ricky: :ricky:
Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: Coxwain on March 19, 2015, 06:43:26 am
Day 3
Not very exciting Im afraid .....I had to attend to some work issues , so we ended up in CT city. Managed to get to the Waterfront for a late lunch and then back to Somerset West. Today I think we will head out to Bains koof pass, and come back via Ceres.  Pic to follow .....promise :biggrin:
Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: Sputnik080 on March 19, 2015, 08:52:55 am
I think all of us are rather envious of you and Mike, having this time together ..... and riding so much!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: Coxwain on March 19, 2015, 08:59:41 am
The Dark Lord (My crazy brother) arrives this evening .....Lord help us all  :biggrin:
Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: Sputnik080 on March 19, 2015, 09:02:17 am
There goes the neighbourhood ....  :imaposer:
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Post by: lj111 on March 19, 2015, 12:55:11 pm
 :sip: :ricky:
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Post by: corne.l on March 19, 2015, 02:35:17 pm
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Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: Coxwain on March 26, 2015, 08:30:47 am
Im back..... :biggrin:
Day 4
Today we did the touristy thing ,  Baden Powell drive to Muisenberg , Kalk Bay , Simons Town and out to Cape Point.
Weather was perfect and Mike is having a ball . He can't believe the beauty of the Cape. So , on to Scarbarough and Misty Cliffs then over Chapmans peak and in to Hout Bay for lunch. Lovely ride. From there it was on to Cliffton to see the beautiful  people and then into Cape Town and up Signal Hill to check out the city.
Then it was back to Somerset West to trade the bikes for a car to pick up the Dark Lord from the airport....hier kom die kak :biggrin:
From the airport , straight to the Arksey Pub in Somerset West for far to many beers and  laughs about the old days. All in all a great day .

Day 5
Woke up this morning  feeling some what worse for wear....eish those dammm Windhoeks...After a slow start , we needed to roadworthy and register the Dark Lord's new ride . It was all done with minimal fuss ...the Gautengers cant believe the efficiency of the Western Cape ....things actually work here :biggrin:
Then it was a quick ride to Rooi Els so the Dark Lord could get used to his new steed . Mike really loves that road and the Dommie is behaving impeccably. His big smile is now a permanent fixture and he is showing an unnatural love for the Dominator .....he even kissed it ....I'm concerned :biggrin:


Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: Winston on March 26, 2015, 08:47:11 am
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Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: Goatman on March 26, 2015, 08:48:34 am
I'm glued, can't wait for pic's though so we can see what you all look like.
Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: Buddy on March 26, 2015, 10:24:38 am
Do I detect a braai coming up?  :biggrin:
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Post by: Taboo on March 26, 2015, 10:33:00 am
I've seen the 3 of you blast past our shop in Bright Street. Now I know. Enjoy every second!  :ricky:
Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: Coxwain on March 26, 2015, 09:29:46 pm
Day 6 ...Saturday
Navy Day....The plan was to take the bikes out to Simonstown for Navy Day , but the weather played foul, so we went by car. The Dark Lord and myself are old Navy sailors , so we thought it might be interesting to show Mike around our old haunts and visit the submarines that we served on. It turned out to be a very pleasent day and Mike got the opertunity of going on board the old Daphne submarine that I served on .He was fascinated by the technology, and couldnt believe that 50 men could live in a steel tube for weeks at a time.

More to follow.....
Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: DirtRebell on March 26, 2015, 09:50:27 pm
More words. Words words words. Camera broken?
This trip is a figment of imagination.

That is unless we can see some photographs.

:deal:  :pot:

Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: Coxwain on March 27, 2015, 07:09:03 am
Sorry guys ....had to cut that last post short as I was doing it in bed and the wife was moaning......errr.....complaining, about the light being on.

Anyway, to continue......we had a blast at Navy day, which I must say is a well presented show by our somewhat bloated navy personel. We left Simonstown after an extended lunch at Berthas, and headed back to Somerset west to start preparing the bikes for the Swartberg pass trip.

Monday morning
The plan was to get an early start and head off to Koedoskloof,  but the Dark Lord farted around for so long that we only got going at 10.00 am We headed up the N2 to Swelendam and took the Tradow pass to Barrydale. A great lunch at The Country Pumpkin and a very long stop a Ronnies Sex Shop....gees.... I couldnt get Mike and the Dark Lord out of there, and we arrived late at Koedoeskloof, only to find that it was closed . I hadnt booked so Veltie didnt know we where coming. We ended up staying at Mountain View in Ladismith......I wish I had booked at Koedoskloof ...enough said. >:(  The ride to Ladismith was great with all the bikes humming along and Mike soaking up the scenery. Ronnies is always a hoot , and with the Dark Lord being the social animal that he is , we soon had a full blown party under way.
A great day , with far to much booze and laughter , but what the hell ...you only live once.

More to follow......and lots of pics on the way ....be patient :biggrin:
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Post by: VaalBaas on March 27, 2015, 07:27:07 am
Lekke my oom!!!

Think I missed it somewhere, but who is The Dark Lord?
Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: Coxwain on March 27, 2015, 07:34:53 am
Lekke my oom!!!

Think I missed it somewhere, but who is The Dark Lord?

The Dark Lord is my brother .....he is a forum member , but not very active.

While Im on the topic .....I must say that I am mighty impressed with the Yamaha XT660 R that he bought. Dammm that bike goes well , and what a nice touring bike it turned out to be......Its got me thinking ....and thats not a good thing ::), but I'll leave that for another post
Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: halfjob on March 27, 2015, 07:38:23 am
Any chance of a trip to the eimer  before they leave :deal:
Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: Coxwain on March 27, 2015, 08:39:29 am
Any chance of a trip to the eimer  before they leave :deal:
Hey you old fart ...came to see you and the bevy of 18 year olds that you where hiding on the farm.....and you where no where too be found...ya old dog you... :biggrin:
Maybe do Im Eimer tonight.....turn your f....ing phone on
Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: Coxwain on March 28, 2015, 11:02:42 am
Tuesday
Up at Sparrow fart , and headed towards Carlitzdorp for a quick breakfast before taking the dirt road to Kruisrivier.
Mike and the Dark Lord got really in to the gravel thing with much sliding around corners , foot out like motocross riders and spinning back tyres. The old boys were like kids on a playgroung having a whale of a time on the dirt. I followed sedately on my pig , occasionally getting out front and roosting them for good measure.
Its a great road with unbelievable scenery and very little traffic. Eventually we arrived at the foot of the Swartberg Pass and started the assent. I've done the pass quite a few times and it never fails impress me....The Dark Lord and Mike were totally overwhelmed with the magnificent scenery and the engineering genius of Thomas Bain.
After many stops for photographs we finally made Prince Albert for lunch.
After lunch we decided to take the N12 to Oudtshoorn and do Meiringspoort. When we got to Meiringspoort it was a disaster as the whole pass had been destroyed by flooding. After watching a tow truck fishing cars out of the river for a while , we then continued on to Mossel Bay via the Oudtwaniqua Pass , where we had arranged to stay with a good freind of mine.

more to follow ....and pic on the way
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Post by: Coxwain on March 28, 2015, 01:12:17 pm
Right a few pics at last

Fat Boy ...that's me ..on my old sub.
Mike and the Dark Lord on board the Daphne submarine in Simonstown

Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: Coxwain on March 28, 2015, 01:17:12 pm
Mike in front of the torpedo tube rams.
D.L at Ronnies Sex Shop
Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: Coxwain on March 28, 2015, 01:21:06 pm
Fat Boy (Coxwain) and Mike with Ronnie

The Dommi at Carlitzdorp Dam
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Post by: Coxwain on March 28, 2015, 01:24:23 pm
At the foot of the Swartberg mountains
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Post by: Coxwain on March 28, 2015, 01:26:39 pm
Swartberg Pass
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Post by: Coxwain on March 28, 2015, 01:38:25 pm
Me in all my glory  :biggrin:

Mike on the Dommi
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Post by: Coxwain on March 28, 2015, 01:47:29 pm
Swartberg ....How I love that place
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Post by: Coxwain on March 28, 2015, 02:00:22 pm
Me and D.L

Fishing for Golfs at Meiringspoort
Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: silberfuchs on March 28, 2015, 02:35:08 pm

Sir,

I did follow your ride report from the start, thought I get the drift a bit. Now I am sure!
   I really appreciate the composition of your photographs. (The Cape skies might help - up here in NW we have long since seen clouds with water in).

   I have been on an old sub in Kiel/Germany (like in "Das Boot") and want to express my respect for anyone who served on similar tubes.

   In der Stille liegt die Kraft.

Thanks for sharing a really intensive personal story.

   Cheers!
   
Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: Coxwain on March 28, 2015, 03:58:13 pm
Wednesday
After spending a very pleasent evening in Mossel Bay ....once again , far to many Windhoeks....we headed out back to Somerset West. A pretty unevenful ride with each man alone with his thoughts burning up the highway.
The Dark lord left for Joberg on Thursday and Mike stayed on till today. Mike and I spent Friday riding the Elgin Valley and the highlands and he had his last ride on Clarence Drive ....he really enjoys that road ;D

All in all its been a good two weeks , Mike and I are solid friends and I dont think that will ever change. The Dark Lord had .a blast, and I think he  is really impressed with his new bike. He has left it with me to look after... :biggrin:  :biggrin:

So I guess thats the end of my story....I will post more pics soon.

Ohh ...I nearly forgot
I was listening to some Mark Knopfler on the way home , and one of his songs stuck in my mind . I changed the words a little , but it is so relevant to this story that I thought I would share it with you.

So with apologies to Mark Knopfler ..I give you....


Biker to the end

When I leave this world behind me
To another I will go
And if there are no bikes in heaven
I'll be going down below

lf friends in time be severed
Someday we will meet again
I'll return to leave you never
Be a biker to the end

This has been a day to ride on
Now the day is almost done
Up above a choir of seabirds
Turns to face the setting sun
Now the evening dawn is calling
And all the hills are burning red
And before the night comes falling
Clouds are lined with golden thread

We watched the fires together
Shared our stories for a while
Rode the dusty roads together
Came so many miles

This has been a day to ride on
Now the day is almost done
Here the bikes will stand beside us
Silent till the morning comes

If friends in time be severed
Someday here we will meet again
I return to leave you never
Be a biker to the end  :biggrin:

You can listen to the original here    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCAtVJSNdQE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCAtVJSNdQE)
Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: halfjob on March 29, 2015, 10:24:33 am
 :thumleft: :thumleft: sorry boet no reception at da plaas  :'( pull in with Megs for a cuppa later ?
Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: spoedvark on March 29, 2015, 08:29:31 pm
Well done!

Forgive and forget!

Thanks for sharing!,,
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Post by: XT JOE on March 29, 2015, 09:02:33 pm
Nice one Brian, glad it worked out  well- Impressed with submarines -all in good nick still. Now i see why youre so sure footed after a couple of pots :thumleft:
Title: Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
Post by: DirtRebell on March 29, 2015, 10:10:35 pm
Uiteindelik prentjies!!

Jou plan het eintlik goed gewerk.
Met die gebrek aan pics word mens gedwing om te lees. :laughing4: