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Riding: Plan, Report and Racing => Ride Reports => Topic started by: skydiver on September 03, 2021, 07:17:47 pm

Title: My "mourning ride" this morning
Post by: skydiver on September 03, 2021, 07:17:47 pm
Received a message early this morning that an ex-colleague of mine is not doing well in hospital after being admitted for Covid more than a week ago. The doctor apparently summoned his wife to hospital during the night as his condition was deteriorating rapidly due to an infection.
A few hours later I received the sad news that he had passed away.
I there and then decided to get on the bike and go for a ride to be alone with my thoughts and to mourn the loss of yet another good friend of mine.
I had no specific route in mind and just rode in a general direction. All I knew was that I had to get out of the city.
Title: Re: My "mourning ride" this morning
Post by: skydiver on September 03, 2021, 07:19:07 pm
Soon I found this road sign that pointed in the direction of nature, where I wanted to be with my thoughts.
Title: Re: My "mourning ride" this morning
Post by: skydiver on September 03, 2021, 07:20:09 pm
The road stretched ahead into the distance with very little traffic
Title: Re: My "mourning ride" this morning
Post by: Bundu on September 03, 2021, 07:20:38 pm
sorry for your loss!  :'(

I know the feeling
Title: Re: My "mourning ride" this morning
Post by: skydiver on September 03, 2021, 07:21:27 pm
Some sections had lose sand but the little CRF handled the sand very easy even with the more road biased Michelin Syrac tyres
Title: Re: My "mourning ride" this morning
Post by: skydiver on September 03, 2021, 07:23:15 pm
I did not take my GPS when I left home so I decided to take the Kopermyn road to see where it was going. I continued south on this road for quite a while but as I got closer to a rural settlement, the pedestrian and vehicle traffic increased (being month-end and Friday) so I decided to turn around and get away from the madness
Title: Re: My "mourning ride" this morning
Post by: skydiver on September 03, 2021, 07:24:46 pm
I then took another turn-off in an easterly direction and this road was quiet with beautiful distant hazy views out towards the Wolkberg
Title: Re: My "mourning ride" this morning
Post by: skydiver on September 03, 2021, 07:26:35 pm
I crested some hills and dropped into some valleys and later stopped at the top of a hill with nice views of the valleys below and the mountains in the distance.
Here I found myself a comfortable rock to sit on and right there I said my final goodbyes to my bud
Title: Re: My "mourning ride" this morning
Post by: Grunder on September 03, 2021, 07:26:53 pm
Beautiful scenery.

Sorry to hear about your friend...
Title: Re: My "mourning ride" this morning
Post by: skydiver on September 03, 2021, 07:28:24 pm
After an hour or so with my thoughts, I started heading back towards the city and home
Title: Re: My "mourning ride" this morning
Post by: skydiver on September 03, 2021, 07:30:00 pm
Final thought.......appreciate your family and friend and maintain contact with them as often as possible. Like the Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes lyrics of the song Up where we belong...."who knows what tomorrow brings?"

RIP Coenie....Gone but never forgotten  :'(
Title: Re: My "mourning ride" this morning
Post by: 8 min Mark on September 04, 2021, 04:11:13 am
Sorry for the loss of your friend. The mourning ride and report was a very cool gesture.
Title: Re: My "mourning ride" this morning
Post by: skydiver on September 04, 2021, 07:27:35 am
Sorry for the loss of your friend. The mourning ride and report was a very cool gesture.
Thank you Mark
Title: Re: My "mourning ride" this morning
Post by: Vis Arend on September 04, 2021, 07:55:48 am
Niks beter as om die pad te vat om die kop skoon te kry nie, lekker rit daai.    :thumleft:

Jammer oor jou vriend Coenie.  Sterkte vir jou en sy familie.   :'( 
Title: Re: My "mourning ride" this morning
Post by: chopperpilot on September 04, 2021, 08:08:54 am
Jammer om te verneem van jou vriend se afsterwe. Sterkte!

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Title: Re: My "mourning ride" this morning
Post by: skydiver on September 04, 2021, 08:13:22 am
Niks beter as om die pad te vat om die kop skoon te kry nie, lekker rit daai.    :thumleft:

Jammer oor jou vriend Coenie.  Sterkte vir jou en sy familie.   :'(
Dankie Vis Arend
Title: Re: My "mourning ride" this morning
Post by: skydiver on September 04, 2021, 08:14:02 am
Jammer om te verneem van jou vriend se afsterwe. Sterkte!

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Dankie Chopperpilot
Title: Re: My "mourning ride" this morning
Post by: skydiver on September 04, 2021, 09:38:42 am
Going to clean the bike this morning.
That white dust got in everywhere.
Title: Re: My "mourning ride" this morning
Post by: Crossed-up on September 04, 2021, 04:54:49 pm
Niks beter as om die pad te vat om die kop skoon te kry nie, lekker rit daai.    :thumleft:


Puts it exactly right. There are times one needs to be alone and outside. The next best thing is cleaning the bike.  ;)
Title: Re: My "mourning ride" this morning
Post by: Noneking on September 04, 2021, 06:02:41 pm
Lekker fotos
Jammer oor jou vriend!
Title: Re: My "mourning ride" this morning
Post by: DUSTRIDERS on September 04, 2021, 06:23:31 pm
Jammer omte hoor van jou vriend se afsterwe. :(
Soms help daai stil tye met die helmet op om dinge "beter" te maak.. :thumleft:
Title: Re: My "mourning ride" this morning
Post by: skydiver on September 04, 2021, 06:36:57 pm
Puts it exactly right. There are times one needs to be alone and outside. The next best thing is cleaning the bike.  ;)
I agree, cleaning the bike always have a calming effect on me  :thumleft:
Title: Re: My "mourning ride" this morning
Post by: skydiver on September 04, 2021, 06:37:45 pm
Jammer omte hoor van jou vriend se afsterwe. :(
Soms help daai stil tye met die helmet op om dinge "beter" te maak.. :thumleft:
Dankie Chris
Title: Re: My "mourning ride" this morning
Post by: skydiver on September 04, 2021, 06:38:38 pm
Lekker fotos
Jammer oor jou vriend!
Dankie Canzius
Title: Re: My "mourning ride" this morning
Post by: Duster on September 04, 2021, 07:29:46 pm
Jammer oor jou vriend, dit maak mens seer en ek dink die meeste van ons het jou pyn ook al ervaar van iemand kosbaar wat onlangs weg is....Sterkte.  Jou trip laat my dink aan die gesegde wat sÍ:  "Soms bevind jy jouself in die middel van nÍrens, maar soms is dit in die middel van nÍrens wat jy jouself vind!"

Wees veilig!
Title: Re: My "mourning ride" this morning
Post by: skydiver on September 04, 2021, 07:58:46 pm
Jammer oor jou vriend, dit maak mens seer en ek dink die meeste van ons het jou pyn ook al ervaar van iemand kosbaar wat onlangs weg is....Sterkte.  Jou trip laat my dink aan die gesegde wat sÍ:  "Soms bevind jy jouself in die middel van nÍrens, maar soms is dit in die middel van nÍrens wat jy jouself vind!"

Wees veilig!
Dankie Duster
Ek kan nogal assosieer met daai gesegde  :thumleft:
Title: Re: My "mourning ride" this morning
Post by: Pilchie on September 06, 2021, 09:41:27 am
so sorry for you loss
Title: Re: My "mourning ride" this morning
Post by: skydiver on September 06, 2021, 03:02:19 pm
so sorry for you loss
Thank you Pilchie  :thumleft:
Title: Re: My "mourning ride" this morning
Post by: Black_Hawk on September 06, 2021, 03:29:45 pm
Sorry for your loss and the loss to your friends loved ones.

Nothing beats a bit of Throttle-Therapy.
Title: Re: My "mourning ride" this morning
Post by: Vis Arend on September 06, 2021, 03:35:50 pm
Jammer oor jou vriend, dit maak mens seer en ek dink die meeste van ons het jou pyn ook al ervaar van iemand kosbaar wat onlangs weg is....Sterkte.  Jou trip laat my dink aan die gesegde wat sÍ:  "Soms bevind jy jouself in die middel van nÍrens, maar soms is dit in die middel van nÍrens wat jy jouself vind!"

Wees veilig!

Baie mooi gesegde.   :thumleft: 
Title: Re: My "mourning ride" this morning
Post by: petri oosthuizen on September 06, 2021, 03:43:21 pm
BAIE jammer om te hoor van jou Vriend man.

Is daai CRF 'n 300??

Nice Pics.

Sterkte man......... :thumleft: :thumleft:
Title: Re: My "mourning ride" this morning
Post by: skydiver on September 06, 2021, 06:34:42 pm
Sorry for your loss and the loss to your friends loved ones.

Nothing beats a bit of Throttle-Therapy.
Thank you Black Hawk
Title: Re: My "mourning ride" this morning
Post by: skydiver on September 06, 2021, 06:36:24 pm
BAIE jammer om te hoor van jou Vriend man.

Is daai CRF 'n 300??

Nice Pics.

Sterkte man......... :thumleft: :thumleft:
Dankie Petri
Dis 'n CRF250L
Title: Re: My "mourning ride" this morning
Post by: Numsch on September 07, 2021, 07:57:55 am
Sorry for your loss. Far too many have have been taken by Covid!
Title: Re: My "mourning ride" this morning
Post by: skydiver on September 07, 2021, 09:32:44 am
Sorry for your loss. Far too many have have been taken by Covid!
Thank you Numsch  :thumleft: