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General => Wild Dog Pictures => Topic started by: Eisbein on July 29, 2011, 11:29:16 am

Title: The 'how we remember Watty' photo thread...
Post by: Eisbein on July 29, 2011, 11:29:16 am
I am still very saddened by the terrible news about Watty's passing this morning (http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=74708.0)

Since he's been such a loved and well known WD member I thought it would be cool if we could post photos from where we've bumped into him and how he's remembered ?

I'll try and find more photos, but I'll start with this one (originally posted by Mountainboy)



Title: Re: The 'how we remember Watty' photo thread...
Post by: Carnivore on July 29, 2011, 05:11:41 pm
Watty explaining sumfink... sheesh! I can't believe I am doing this. He represented Adventure Biking for me, here in PE, with that little Djebel and the topbox that he secured with an extra strap, just in case...

 :(

This was my first ride with hime and some of the boys, to Patensie for brekvis..

Kampies, Snakey, C.U.F, Paddler, Cap'n Slow, Slowpoke, Crab, Watty and me... Met at KFC on a cold and blustery morning, Elandsrivier, the dam.. (customary smoke stop...)

Riding back from the Bruintjieskraal Bash... Zuurberg... too many memories. Eish.. Thanks for some really good times.
Title: Re: The 'how we remember Watty' photo thread...
Post by: Eisbein on July 29, 2011, 05:14:02 pm
Watty explaining something is how I will always remember him as well.

He was someone for getting something done right.

And no effort ever to big for him to help someone out.

Title: Re: The 'how we remember Watty' photo thread...
Post by: GreenMamba1974 on July 29, 2011, 05:17:08 pm
Watty explaining sumfink... sheesh! I can't believe I am doing this. He represented Adventure Biking for me, here in PE, with that little Djebel and the topbox that he secured with an extra strap, just in case...

 :(

This was my first ride with hime and some of the boys, to Patensie for brekvis..

Kampies, Snakey, C.U.F, Paddler, Cap'n Slow, Slowpoke, Crab, Watty and me... Met at KFC on a cold and blustery morning, Elandsrivier, the dam.. (customary smoke stop...)

Riding back from the Bruintjieskraal Bash... Zuurberg... too many memories. Eish.. Thanks for some really good times.

remember that day  :thumleft:
Title: Re: The 'how we remember Watty' photo thread...
Post by: Fugly on July 29, 2011, 07:44:43 pm
Carnivore, that is the best photo i have ever seen of Watty ty for sharing!
Title: Re: The 'how we remember Watty' photo thread...
Post by: michnus on July 29, 2011, 08:42:03 pm

At the 2006 bash,

(http://www.smugmug.com/photos/110048203_boByE-M.jpg)


this one is cool, always leaves me with a smile
Title: Re: The 'how we remember Watty' photo thread...
Post by: Vis Arend on July 29, 2011, 09:37:21 pm
Sub
Title: Re: The 'how we remember Watty' photo thread...
Post by: Bring It On on July 29, 2011, 09:53:59 pm
I humbly wish to subscribe to this thread as well. RIP Watty. :'(
Title: Re: The 'how we remember Watty' photo thread...
Post by: Carnivore on July 29, 2011, 10:19:43 pm
1. This is the "just for extra peace of mind" strap around the top-box...
2. A really seriaas strap...!
3. Sitting at the Aardbol near Alexandria... that is the GPSII which "works jus faain fanks.. its orl I need..!" on the Djebel, and the homemade bracket.
4. Here, Watty put his gammy foot down, and there was a big hole under it.. we caught him before he bliksemmed into the bushes.
5. A gammy foot never stopped him from climbing a mountain to get a better photograph..

Title: Re: The 'how we remember Watty' photo thread...
Post by: GlenInk on July 29, 2011, 10:37:08 pm
Pics from the 2011 EC Bash, compliments of DakarDawg
Title: Re: The 'how we remember Watty' photo thread...
Post by: Eisbein on July 30, 2011, 12:06:51 am
At the EC Bash last year.

1 and 2 - Watty coming back from finally having had a chance to also go ride the outride route.

3 - His tent was two away from mine.



For a second you were flying
Like you always wanted to
Now you’ll fly forever
In skies of azure blue
We’ll see your smile in every ray
Of sunshine after rain
And hear the echo of your laughter
Over all the pain
The world’s a little quieter now
The colours have lost their hue
The birds are singing softly
And our hearts are missing you
Each time we see a little cloud
Or a rainbow soaring high
We’ll think of you and gently
Wipe a tear from our eye
 

--  Victoria Bruce
Title: Re: The 'how we remember Watty' photo thread...
Post by: GRyPH on July 30, 2011, 08:54:08 am
will try to find some pics to post as well
Title: Re: The 'how we remember Watty' photo thread...
Post by: Pistonpete on July 30, 2011, 12:11:53 pm
2010 EC Bash
Title: Re: The 'how we remember Watty' photo thread...
Post by: Eisbein on July 30, 2011, 04:05:49 pm
PP - that's a cool photo!

:)
Title: Re: The 'how we remember Watty' photo thread...
Post by: Pistonpete on July 31, 2011, 09:13:40 am
PP - that's a cool photo!

:)
Yip...it was my first EC Bash & was walking around trying to find the man to say hello :)
Title: Re: The 'how we remember Watty' photo thread...
Post by: Bring It On on July 31, 2011, 10:41:00 am
I can't help but feel extremely humbled by the impact that Watty had on so many people.

Reading most of the comments on the thread " In Loving Memory - Watty UPDATED", I am deeply moved by just how "Special" Watty was & that he'll ALWAYS be remembered in the best possible way...... as the most genuine & sincere person that everyone grew to love.
Title: Re: The 'how we remember Watty' photo thread...
Post by: Bus on August 01, 2011, 05:17:39 pm
Very sad indeed...

Not much to say, Watty's actions spoke for itself. In a big way!!!  :thumleft:

IMO no one could organize a bash better than this man...

Just a few quick pics from the 09 EC Bash

1. Sharing pics
2. The original of "Jy gaan val, Pappie"  :D
3. Bringing order to the chaos at prize giving...

Ons gaan jou mis, Watty!!!

:paw:
Title: Re: The 'how we remember Watty' photo thread...
Post by: DirtCopper on August 12, 2011, 08:58:11 pm
Watty at Moordenaars kloof :)
Title: Re: The 'how we remember Watty' photo thread...
Post by: Gérrard on July 27, 2012, 12:22:22 pm
This Sunday, 29 July, marks the first anniversary of Watties passing away. I thought it well to bring this thread up today, that as we ride this weekend, we may remember how much he enjoyed it.

In fitting tribute to Watty in the past year, we had a most memorable EC Bash.

May your memory inspire, and remind us, what a true Wild Dog should be Old Friend.
Title: Re: The 'how we remember Watty' photo thread...
Post by: Eisbein on July 27, 2012, 12:30:52 pm
For Watty:

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_irWjshCRmds/TSqg22GmY2I/AAAAAAAAA7Q/Vi6prcZO5SM/s1600/Respect.jpg)