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General Bike Related Banter / Re: Death wish almost granted
« on: November 14, 2017, 03:11:56 pm »
Glad you survived growweblaar! I'm sure you'll think a lot about it over time.

My two rules when I get on the bike:
1. ATGATT on
2. EGO and TEMPER off
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Mountain Passes and Historic Memorials of SA / Re: Barton's Folly
« on: November 01, 2017, 10:50:52 am »
Nice posting!  :thumleft:

A note on the use of the word "folly" when pertaining to a military construction. It goes back to a series of coastal forts built in in Britain during the mid-late 1800s, known colloquially as Palmerston's Follies (which were indeed follies in the classic sense). However, it led to the term "folly" in the military sense being applied to many small isolated defensive constructions (forts and towers) as a noun denoting a type of construction. So it became more specific then just alluding to a particular form of foolishness, and indeed, some follies may not necessarily be a folly (and vice versa)...

Pedantic irrelevancy off.   :biggrin:
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Ride Reports / Re: a Very special 400odd k's with my son ...
« on: October 05, 2017, 08:02:47 am »
Yip, it is special spending time like that with your kids, when you are focussed on nature and each other, with no interruptions from electronic media. My son and I just did the Ladybrand bash together, and we both enjoyed it extremely. Easy riding and lazy chats. Made me feel much more human again. Good on you for doing it, May there be many more trips!
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Ride Reports / Re: NATIONAL BASH
« on: September 25, 2017, 04:50:13 pm »
roxenz and makslang just got home safe and sound. Rode just perfect dirt roads through the Free State on our way home. Thanks to everyone who pitched in to make it happen! Legends, every one of you.

Special thanks to Leondude, Cavegirl, Louw and Albert who made the bash last until this morning - great company.
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Sailing Board / Re: Flamenca 25
« on: September 20, 2017, 09:46:34 am »
Lekker geseil vandag. Sterk wind en op my plotter kan ek sien ek het 28km geseil. 28km die  rapala rondgesleep en niks gevang.

Subie, as jy roofvis wil vang (as jy Rapala sleep is jy op soek na roofvis) moet jy soek vir bietjie struktuur - meeste roofvis "ambush" hulle prooi en moet bietjie skuil. Jy moet ook jou oge oophou vir seevoels wat in water duik: daar is dan kleiner prooi-vissies wat groter roofvis lok. Partykeer kan jou die water-oppervlak sien "kook" - dis ook klein vissies wat deur groter vis gejaag word.

Oor die eet van roofvis: baie van hulle het baie bloed (om beter suurstof verspreiding te gee, sodat hulle vinniger kan swem). Visbloed is gewoonlik bietjie bitter en daarom die sogenaamde "slegte" smaak. Om hierdie teen te werk, sny die vis keel-af so gou jy dit aanboord het, en laat dit uitbloei.

Geniet dit!
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