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Offline Zonkelmonk

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The Wilddog Spirit
« on: September 10, 2007, 08:40:11 pm »
You know, every time I ride with wilddogs, I feel Humble.

When with BMW guys (Leo, Excaliber, FortyZa, KalahariBen, LuckyStriker,  Grootseun, Ama- ride-ride, Adventurer, Metaljockey, Red, Hydr8, then Ratel â?? GS ADV, Journeyman, the girls - Red Devil, Supergirl, Minamoo, etc., Michnus, and everybody else) I think to myself, why will I always be in their shadows?

When With KLR, KLE riders (Sharky, KiLRoy, InsideDirtRider, Groenie, D7 and rest) I realize I know nothing, and I bow my head.

When with KTM blokes (Bla-Bla, Plothond, Funacide, like this weekend, CarzyPorra, OX), I think, when will I ever be able to ride like them?

With Yamie people, I wonder if I would ride better having a XT660?

Huskies (HHHusky), could I ever be as elite?

Lots and lots more. I know their names and their bikes (Wino, droffarc, topbox, Sandalper, the_wes, etc.). But each one of them makes me embarrassed with the way they ride. They are experts. They show me I need to learn more, on riding skills, respectability and friendship.

And the list just goes on. But, then I realize that not one Wilddog I have met will ever leave me behind (thanks LEO â?? for saving me from being moerd), will ever ride so hard for me to feel embarrassed, not one will turn around and say, "You are wasting our time."

With this I want to thank every Wilddog I have ever rode with, thank you for always making me feel able, part of the pack, and never but never make me feel as an outsider. Not one telling me my love (Zonkmobile) is k_k. Not one explaining to me why I have a funny looking ride.

To all of you (wilddogs) I want to say thank you. No, this is not a goodbye; it is just a huge THANK YOU!!

You are the reason I keep on riding. Why I feel like a king. Like a master. Like a part of the group.
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Re: The Wilddog Spirit
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2007, 08:45:59 pm »
Hey Zonk, deep man, deep.  ;D
Dagaty!!!
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Re: The Wilddog Spirit
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2007, 08:46:33 pm »
Stop being a sentimental old fool. :mrgreen:

You can ride better than most of us. :cool:

Your adventure spirit is something I envy. Keep it up!

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Re: The Wilddog Spirit
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2007, 09:05:31 pm »
Hel ou Zonk,toe ek saam julle gery het op die newbie ride toe jy so wintie wintie side ways spin toe dink ek by myself sjoe daai Zonk kan maar..... ;) ;) gee gas bro.... ;D ;D
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Re: The Wilddog Spirit
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2007, 09:10:43 pm »
eish man !!!!

Coming from you  ;) That TA can move - thats for sure

You are defininately the King in the land of Zonk and the Zonkmobile shows us how it is done !!
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Re: The Wilddog Spirit
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2007, 09:13:31 pm »
Deep Zonk, very deep. But my bru, you throw your very own shadow, one a lot of us envy as well.
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Re: The Wilddog Spirit
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2007, 09:33:58 pm »
You've obviously never ridden with Butch. ::)

He can be a real bastard at times. ;D ;D
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Re: The Wilddog Spirit
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2007, 09:39:16 pm »
If you ride with butch, get drunk and the next day your bum is sore.
It was the curry. Believe that and live a happier life.


Zonk my bru, you da legend. Remember our first ride together, meeting on the bridge at Lanseria. Just you and me pitched.
 

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Re: The Wilddog Spirit
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2007, 09:47:49 pm »
Ja ou Sharkie, my friend. You will always be the one I listen 2, Ja, can U imagine that ride. I nearly took u out around that corner because I was going to slow.

But this thread is about the Wilddog Spirit. The people and their rides. I do not think 1 rides better or worse than the other. Also, the way they pick each other up and keep on going. I Love it.

Thank you KiLRoy, Wino and Funacide for giving us this Forum.

I saw this with the Gauteng Ride again. When the ladies fall, we all stopped. If it was a bloke, the same thing.

How you all did this is amazing!

Lets all say a great â??Thank Youâ? to the Wilddog fathers! U did bring us together. And will keep on doing it!

Thank You.
« Last Edit: September 11, 2007, 06:23:58 am by Zonkelnut »
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Re: The Wilddog Spirit
« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2007, 09:56:02 pm »
I have met Butch and Kaboef. Beautiful people and the world of love. But you Sharkman, U the 1.

How about we Doggies organize a "Fathers of the Forum" get together? They are all in Gauteng and just to say thank you?
I hear that Plothond got a kick-ass venue or we can even do it at my place.

So, Who is in? I will see to it that Wino, KiLRoy and Funacide are there. Itâ??s been 2 years. So, just before the bash?

Ja, we will have a Skaap on the spit again. (Just 4 u Wino).

PM me and I will get something started. Plothond, your venue OK?
« Last Edit: September 11, 2007, 06:21:38 am by Zonkelnut »
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Re: The Wilddog Spirit
« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2007, 10:01:48 pm »
Hey zonk ,i`m new to the forum and have never met you ,but from some of the photo`s i`ve seen on this forum of all the remote places you have taken that Zonkmobile ,i can just say RESPECT !!!!
 

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Re: The Wilddog Spirit
« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2007, 10:11:26 pm »
Luislang, thanks bro, but letâ??s give thanks to the "Fathers of the forum". They created passion, love, courtesy, longevity, forgiveness and friendship.

Make this thread an honor to them and everyone that helped it to be what it is. There are more than 3 people that made this forum. But letâ??s give thanks to the 3 that kept it alive.

KilRoy, Wino, Funacide!

They put their money (ye, lots), energy and passion into this. To them be the glory of this forum.
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Re: The Wilddog Spirit
« Reply #12 on: September 10, 2007, 10:14:39 pm »
HAIL KilRoy, Wino, Funacide!!!  :hello2:
 

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« Reply #13 on: September 10, 2007, 10:23:15 pm »
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Re: The Wilddog Spirit
« Reply #14 on: September 10, 2007, 11:22:11 pm »
Zonk, you are right.

Without this Forum, I would not have had these incredible memories.


Wheeelie, Butch, Kilroy, Miss Kaboef, Kaboef,and LuckyStriker in front


The one and only Ama-rideride. The guy who taught me everything I know about riding a bike. Thanks Ama.


Man gotta have lunch. Spitskoppe, Namibia


Briv (on the left). The man who has a bigger passion for the Legend Africa Twin than myself.
And Rene the Time-is-of-academic-importance world traveller.


Not only bikers, but normal people as well. Oom Giel and his wife, who put up with us for the 3 most amazing days in Swakopmund.


Countless nights under the stars. Countless. Under the stars.








And then my two partners in crime.
Thanks guys. Its always a priviledge.

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Re: The Wilddog Spirit
« Reply #15 on: September 10, 2007, 11:22:37 pm »
PM me and I will get something started. Plothond, your venue OK?


Yes - I did offer

Venue's on the house (and in the pool)

Late October sounds just right

Ample safe parking, enough cover if the weather does not play with - and you all know Sipho - his Irish coffees are the best
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Re: The Wilddog Spirit
« Reply #16 on: September 11, 2007, 06:53:18 am »
Zonkel your so deep there I cant see you man.
Its dark there came back to the light man its nice and warm here.
Dont sit there come to the camp fire..


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Re: The Wilddog Spirit
« Reply #17 on: September 11, 2007, 07:58:06 am »
That's "tight" zonks ;D
 

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Re: The Wilddog Spirit
« Reply #18 on: September 11, 2007, 08:27:27 am »
I don't know why you are showing so much respect to others when it is we who should show you respect Zonk. Ever since reading your ride reports I have been a fan of yours. I often think of that solo-trip you did. Inspiring stuff!


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Re: The Wilddog Spirit
« Reply #19 on: September 11, 2007, 08:36:48 am »
I agree Zonk.  Every man & woman & child that contribute on this fine forum is special. (no Sharky, not that kind of special  ;) ).

Saw it again Sunday. The WD members (excluding me :-[ ) were having the most beers, most fun and longest ride!!

Keep it up manne & vroue!