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Wilddog Ride Reports in TopBike
« on: November 16, 2007, 08:45:24 am »
Guys (and Guygirls)

At the bash I had a long (and sometimes incomprehensible, due to the abundance of alcohol  :P) discussion with KiLRoy and Wino.

As some of you may now, I am the new editor of TopBike magazine. One of the things on my extremely long to-do list is featuring more practical input from REAL motorcyclists going on REAL trips, as opposed to long, beautifully photographed trips where journalists have their vanity cases and luggage accompanying them in the photographer's air-conditioned 4x4. This will become more evident from the March edition, as many things have already been finalized up to our Feb edition.

And in a country like SA it would indeed be kind of dumb to ignore adventure riding.

So we agreed that TopBike is allowed to approach you guys with the purpose of publishing the good ride report in the magazine. We undertake to pay decent money too. Isn't that a bargain - being paid for something you've already written?!!  :o

I will obviously ask you to add some detail (like total distance, cost, tips, etc.) to your original posting to make it suitable for a kief article.

I may also ask you guys to contribute your opinions on certain specific matters, ie, our experience of ownership of certain bikes, a I believe that gives a much better idea of actual ownership than the (sometimes dodgy) opinions of some scribes.

We are going to help the forum (by encouraging more and better Ride Reports) and it would be great if the forum could help us to give our readers what they deserve.

Like I said at the bash: "I'm a very ethical guy, but I'll never decline an offer for a double rum and Tab..." ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Wilddog Ride Reports in TopBike
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2007, 08:50:48 am »
I'll never decline an offer for a double rum and Tab..." ;D ;D ;D ;D

Coming up sir!

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Re: Wilddog Ride Reports in TopBike
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2007, 08:54:46 am »
Hy's nou die baas, hy moet nou die voorbeeld stel en tot 16.30 op kantoor wees! >:D >:D ;D
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Re: Wilddog Ride Reports in TopBike
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2007, 08:59:24 am »
Jacko

At last.....a hardegat, rum drinkende DS ryer as an editor can only be a good thing....

Going to subscribe now ;).
« Last Edit: November 16, 2007, 09:00:35 am by Ama ride ride »
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Re: Wilddog Ride Reports in TopBike
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2007, 09:07:59 am »
Geluk Jacko - thanks for being on our side. 

Almost 1000 posts,----- might be a good time for a first ride report from my side  ;)
 

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Re: Wilddog Ride Reports in TopBike
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2007, 09:08:12 am »
  to Jacko. 
I am sure all WD's will agree that this venture deserve a big smiley
 

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Re: Wilddog Ride Reports in TopBike
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2007, 09:10:48 am »
And in a country like SA it would indeed be kind of dumb to ignore adventure riding.

This is excellent news. Expect my TopBike subscription soon.
 

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Re: Wilddog Ride Reports in TopBike
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2007, 09:13:30 am »
And in a country like SA it would indeed be kind of dumb to ignore adventure riding.

This is excellent news. Expect my TopBike subscription soon.

Masehare, jou bliksem, jy't alweer die coolste Avatars!
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Re: Wilddog Ride Reports in TopBike
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2007, 09:14:14 am »
Jacko, this is good news, going to subscribe TODAY! I buy the mag every time I'm lucky to get one at the corner cafĂ©. Now I'm gonna start riding and  happy snapping.
 

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Re: Wilddog Ride Reports in TopBike
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2007, 09:18:36 am »
Knak gedaan Jaco.....Pa se groot seun ne! ;D Thats great news...All the best with the new position.

PS forgive my Afrikaans spelling :-[
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Re: Wilddog Ride Reports in TopBike
« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2007, 09:24:55 am »
Firstly - Congrats!!!!

Secondly - Great idea wrt the Ride Reports....

Thirdly - Already some suggestions - More reviews on older bikes. Its great reading about the latest and greatest but its also cool reading about the old XT500, XL500, XS1100, etc.
 

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Re: Wilddog Ride Reports in TopBike
« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2007, 09:28:43 am »
hey i'm there like a bear!

also - SORT THOSE FLIPPEN LISTINGS AT THE BACK

you at kriges today?
 

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Re: Wilddog Ride Reports in TopBike
« Reply #12 on: November 16, 2007, 10:07:35 am »
We agreed that giving this opportunity to our members will enhance the whole WD experience and value add (I'm sounding like I do at my work  ;D).  I return the members will get paid for their ride reports and Jacko undertook to sponsor the forum and give occasional prizes when required.  I'm sure this relationship will also add to the Topbike subscription volumes  ;D.  All and all a win-win for everyone involved.  We support this innitiative from the forum side and hope to see many ride reports published in Topbike.

'We're starting a band, baby..... we're starting a band...'

Good luck Jacko and accolades for breaking the traditional bike mag mould by coming up with something unique.

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Re: Wilddog Ride Reports in TopBike
« Reply #13 on: November 16, 2007, 10:44:03 am »
Nice one Jacko

Post the subscription dept's details
I'm also a soon to be subscriber  ;D
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Re: Wilddog Ride Reports in TopBike
« Reply #14 on: November 16, 2007, 10:47:14 am »
I'm going to put on my suit and tie now! We have some important people around here 8)
 

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Re: Wilddog Ride Reports in TopBike
« Reply #15 on: November 16, 2007, 11:21:54 am »
Excellent plan !

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Re: Wilddog Ride Reports in TopBike
« Reply #16 on: November 16, 2007, 11:30:26 am »

'We're starting a band, baby..... we're starting a band...'


...maybe that should read:
'We're starting a brand, baby..... we're starting a brand...' ;)
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Re: Wilddog Ride Reports in TopBike
« Reply #17 on: November 16, 2007, 11:47:13 am »
WOW

congrats once again Jacko!!

and that is one excellent idea -real ride report from real ppl

you have plenty to choose from around here - they as real as they get

best of luck and I hope the mag grows from strength to strength.........
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Re: Wilddog Ride Reports in TopBike
« Reply #18 on: November 16, 2007, 11:49:57 am »
First Congrats Jacko !!!!!   ( You've paid your dues !!  You deserve it!!)

This co-operation is gonna be awesome !!
 

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Re: Wilddog Ride Reports in TopBike
« Reply #19 on: November 16, 2007, 11:52:27 am »
may i nominate that angola ride report!

that is some awesome stuff!!!!