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Franschhoek Pass - again
« on: November 23, 2020, 12:28:56 pm »
https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south-africa/2020-11-22-elderly-couples-motorbike-jaunt-takes-terrible-turn-on-mountain-pass/

Authorities need to start clamping down on all these Rossi wannabees so us normal slow riding folk can enjoy the pass again  :ricky:
 
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Re: Franschhoek Pass - again
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2020, 01:22:33 pm »
Do we know if it is the ou Oom or the other bike that caused it ?

(I have seen a good couple of crotch rocket Rossi wannabees come around a bend on the wrong side of the road before, but it isn't clear from the article if this was the case here)

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Re: Franschhoek Pass - again
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2020, 01:33:25 pm »
Eish ja, but not always the Rossi wannabees causing havoc on these public scenic roads, also a problem is the normal slow riding folk(especially the tourist variety), who gets so engaged in the scenery that they start driving on the wrong side of the road, stop dead centre in a lane to take a picture, or even kap a reverse gear to get back to a park area, or sommer klap a u turn in a bend.
Then, also not only the superbikes going bosbevok, plenty Hamilton wannabees also around in the super cars.

But yes, true that, if you want to race, 2 wheels or 4, there is a time and a place.
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Re: Franschhoek Pass - again
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2020, 01:43:04 pm »
Eish ja, but not always the Rossi wannabees causing havoc on these public scenic roads, also a problem is the normal slow riding folk(especially the tourist variety), who gets so engaged in the scenery that they start driving on the wrong side of the road, stop dead centre in a lane to take a picture, or even kap a reverse gear to get back to a park area, or sommer klap a u turn in a bend.
Then, also not only the superbikes going bosbevok, plenty Hamilton wannabees also around in the super cars.

But yes, true that, if you want to race, 2 wheels or 4, there is a time and a place.

True. I have even seen an Uber Eats rider texting with his left hand while riding his motorcycle.  It seems Covid has affected certain people's logic as well.
 

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Re: Franschhoek Pass - again
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2020, 01:45:56 pm »
Eish ja, but not always the Rossi wannabees causing havoc on these public scenic roads, also a problem is the normal slow riding folk(especially the tourist variety), who gets so engaged in the scenery that they start driving on the wrong side of the road, stop dead centre in a lane to take a picture, or even kap a reverse gear to get back to a park area, or sommer klap a u turn in a bend.
Then, also not only the superbikes going bosbevok, plenty Hamilton wannabees also around in the super cars.

But yes, true that, if you want to race, 2 wheels or 4, there is a time and a place.

True. I have even seen an Uber Eats rider texting with his left hand while riding his motorcycle.  It seems Covid has affected certain people's logic as well.

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Re: Franschhoek Pass - again
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2020, 01:52:15 pm »
Hope you recover soon, @2StrokeDan
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Re: Franschhoek Pass - again
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2020, 02:00:57 pm »
Eish ja, but not always the Rossi wannabees causing havoc on these public scenic roads, also a problem is the normal slow riding folk(especially the tourist variety), who gets so engaged in the scenery that they start driving on the wrong side of the road, stop dead centre in a lane to take a picture, or even kap a reverse gear to get back to a park area, or sommer klap a u turn in a bend.
Then, also not only the superbikes going bosbevok, plenty Hamilton wannabees also around in the super cars.

But yes, true that, if you want to race, 2 wheels or 4, there is a time and a place.

True. I have even seen an Uber Eats rider texting with his left hand while riding his motorcycle.  It seems Covid has affected certain people's logic as well.

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Re: Franschhoek Pass - again
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2020, 06:43:18 pm »
 

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Re: Franschhoek Pass - again
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2020, 09:14:55 pm »
Eish ja, but not always the Rossi wannabees causing havoc on these public scenic roads, also a problem is the normal slow riding folk(especially the tourist variety), who gets so engaged in the scenery that they start driving on the wrong side of the road, stop dead centre in a lane to take a picture, or even kap a reverse gear to get back to a park area, or sommer klap a u turn in a bend.
Then, also not only the superbikes going bosbevok, plenty Hamilton wannabees also around in the super cars.

But yes, true that, if you want to race, 2 wheels or 4, there is a time and a place.

If guys want to race there is the track , BUT , from past experience a lot of these wannabe’s don’t like the track because they get blown off by much older or smaller bikes , at the end of the day it is an ego thing
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Re: Franschhoek Pass - again
« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2020, 06:13:43 am »
Eish ja, but not always the Rossi wannabees causing havoc on these public scenic roads, also a problem is the normal slow riding folk(especially the tourist variety), who gets so engaged in the scenery that they start driving on the wrong side of the road, stop dead centre in a lane to take a picture, or even kap a reverse gear to get back to a park area, or sommer klap a u turn in a bend.
Then, also not only the superbikes going bosbevok, plenty Hamilton wannabees also around in the super cars.

But yes, true that, if you want to race, 2 wheels or 4, there is a time and a place.

If guys want to race there is the track , BUT , from past experience a lot of these wannabe’s don’t like the track because they get blown off by much older or smaller bikes , at the end of the day it is an ego thing

True, but also the track costs money, you must be sober and you've got to obey other peoples' rules. :P
 

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Re: Franschhoek Pass - again
« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2020, 06:31:25 am »
Eish ja, but not always the Rossi wannabees causing havoc on these public scenic roads, also a problem is the normal slow riding folk(especially the tourist variety), who gets so engaged in the scenery that they start driving on the wrong side of the road, stop dead centre in a lane to take a picture, or even kap a reverse gear to get back to a park area, or sommer klap a u turn in a bend.
Then, also not only the superbikes going bosbevok, plenty Hamilton wannabees also around in the super cars.

But yes, true that, if you want to race, 2 wheels or 4, there is a time and a place.

If guys want to race there is the track , BUT , from past experience a lot of these wannabe’s don’t like the track because they get blown off by much older or smaller bikes , at the end of the day it is an ego thing

True, but also the track costs money, you must be sober and you've got to obey other peoples' rules. :P

So true , I don’t know about other guys but once I started going to the track I became a more cautious rider on the road 
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Re: Franschhoek Pass - again
« Reply #12 on: November 24, 2020, 09:28:16 am »
Hope you recover soon, @2StrokeDan

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Lame joke ::)
Forum seems to be full of lame jokes at the moment

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Re: Franschhoek Pass - again
« Reply #13 on: November 24, 2020, 09:33:01 am »
Hope you recover soon, @2StrokeDan

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Lame joke ::)

Not knowing any background for a joke like this, I assume it is a thing between the members, it is fucked up to make jokes like this in my opinion.
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Re: Franschhoek Pass - again
« Reply #14 on: November 24, 2020, 10:25:48 am »
Eish ja, but not always the Rossi wannabees causing havoc on these public scenic roads, also a problem is the normal slow riding folk(especially the tourist variety), who gets so engaged in the scenery that they start driving on the wrong side of the road, stop dead centre in a lane to take a picture, or even kap a reverse gear to get back to a park area, or sommer klap a u turn in a bend.
Then, also not only the superbikes going bosbevok, plenty Hamilton wannabees also around in the super cars.

But yes, true that, if you want to race, 2 wheels or 4, there is a time and a place.

If guys want to race there is the track , BUT , from past experience a lot of these wannabe’s don’t like the track because they get blown off by much older or smaller bikes , at the end of the day it is an ego thing

I take it you have dished out some pain here Dux.... :thumleft: :lol8:
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Re: Franschhoek Pass - again
« Reply #15 on: November 24, 2020, 10:30:01 am »
Hope you recover soon, @2StrokeDan

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Lame joke ::)

Not knowing any background for a joke like this, I assume it is a thing between the members, it is fucked up to make jokes like this in my opinion.

Rich comment based on lots of assumptions then it seems... ::)
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Re: Franschhoek Pass - again
« Reply #16 on: November 24, 2020, 10:38:57 am »
Hope you recover soon, @2StrokeDan

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Lame joke ::)

Not knowing any background for a joke like this, I assume it is a thing between the members, it is fucked up to make jokes like this in my opinion.

Rich comment based on lots of assumptions then it seems... ::)

You are entitled your opinion, something I really could not care less about.

Do you think it is OK to joke in a thread about a serious accident creating the impression a WD was involved, when new, and maybe old members might not understand the joke, in a thread which is not really funny to begin with?

I stated my opinion and could also not care less if you found it rich or not.

 
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Re: Franschhoek Pass - again
« Reply #17 on: November 24, 2020, 11:17:43 am »
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Re: Franschhoek Pass - again
« Reply #18 on: November 24, 2020, 11:24:19 am »
Hope you recover soon, @2StrokeDan

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Pieterkie, if you'd follow other threads you'd know that is just a joke.
A nice one, hardly lame, and dished to him who habitually does same, Micky taking springs to mind here.
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Re: Franschhoek Pass - again
« Reply #19 on: November 25, 2020, 04:59:47 pm »
It wasn't me....... :ricky: :ricky:

Just a joke, no harm done. :thumleft:

I see the other ride jumped from his bike, what is Vinhales doing in Franschhoek?