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Ride Reports / Re: Swazi Hardcore adventure
« on: August 10, 2018, 08:45:19 am »
A few km before Tshaneni, Lee did one too many wheelie and ripped his valve on the rear tube running low pressures. Sun was setting and we were less than two kms away from our digs for the night.... >:(

New tube fitted and as we pulled away, already tasting the first Sibebe, Lee indicated that his front was also flat. Saay indicated to Lee to sit over the rear wheel and nurse it to Tshaneni Country Club where the puncture could be sorted in the morning.

My folks lived down the road at Mhlume for 20 odd years. I played a few rounds of golf at Tshaneni in the 70's with my dad.

Tshaneni used to be a rice farming and cattle estate in the 60's and early 70's owned by Commonwealth Development Comp/Co-op before they converted to cane. I believe that's where the name Tshaneni (Grasslands) originated. Good duck shooting in those paddies.

Looks like you guys did quite a cross section from the lowveld to higher elevation.

Thanks for sharing 
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Military Board / Re: Polisiemanne en Diensplig
« on: April 10, 2018, 08:19:44 pm »
Probably a tad melodramatic, Eberhard but the SAP guys made a meaningful contribution and being career policemen, they tended to be a bit older and more dedicated because of their voluntary status.

Lots of well meaning folk contributed to the war effort and unfortunately the Nats led us up the garden path.

I currently belong to a brotherhood league which does pay homage to fallen comrades, support ex-colleagues in need and generally provide a shoulder to lean on to those who could do with some help. Actually quite sobering how many guys are battling out there.

Years ago, on request I wrote a few articles to be published in a collective unit book which I regarded as a type of catharsis. It was only recently published.

What was also extremely illuminating was perceptions at the time, recollection of certain incidents and relative accuracy of time, persons involved, heroics, hearsay etc.

That said, in certain circumstances, it isn't always right to label someone as a bullshitter and expose them on a wall of shame but rather let it flow. It won't do anymore harm 
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About South Africa... / Re: Birds of South Africa
« on: March 11, 2018, 06:43:54 am »
 :thumleft: right on both, Offshore
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Ride Reports / Re: Drakensberge, wife’s first bike trip
« on: December 29, 2017, 03:30:27 pm »
Hats off to both of you, Oubones. The wife for conquering her fears and you for your patience  :thumleft:
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Anyway, back to Hell.  I'm dressed in Cordura head to toe.  I walk up to the deck, I think yous call it a stoep.  Harley rider in flippies, shorts, and a t-shirt, with 3 teeth protruding from his mouth, says to me, "hey arrr yous a fire min or arrr yous going up on the next space shuttle"  :lol8: Me being a quick witted smart ass, I replied, "well, I started a fire in your mamas panties last night and was scheduled to go up in the shuttle, but your mom begged me to stay on Earth".  It's just the way we talk to one another around here![/center]

Nice suit.

If you stand still long enough aircraft could use you as a beacon  :thumleft:
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Only googled Da Yoopers now. Seem like a fine bunch of upright citizens  :thumleft:

I'm pretty ignorant regarding Michigan culture so I hope you'll enlighten us as your RR progresses
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 :thumleft: I'm in
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Ride Reports / Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« on: October 27, 2017, 06:38:08 am »
Thanks for more detail on the daily activities, Tom.

I can see why it becomes an issue if someone is not pulling their weight or just being negative.

Cabin fever is always going to be there but you've worked around this by engrossing yourself in your duties and assisting others in theirs. Good one  :thumleft:

Most of us read your posts but don't always reply. Just think of us as listeners if you don't get any reaction. Also, putting things down is a sort of record keeping (to be used for your book) as well as a sort of catharsis (releasing emotions)
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Garage, Projects & Restorations / Re: Honda XL250S - 1979 to now
« on: October 15, 2017, 06:42:30 pm »
Really looking good, thanks Kobus.

What sort of paint are you using?
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Welcome, Byron.

Just a small thing though.

No pouting on a DR please  :biggrin:
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Ride Reports / Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« on: October 06, 2017, 06:15:50 am »
How does one spell voyeur?  :biggrin:

Interesting as always, thanks Tom
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Wild Dog Pictures / Re: Show us pics of your part of the woods...
« on: October 27, 2016, 07:51:49 am »
Visited the Midlands this weekend and took a cellphone panoramic of a thunderstorm in the Howick area
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