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Two pics, for Giro del Capo
« on: April 19, 2006, 09:28:23 am »
Here are just two pics when I rode a photographer and journalist around for hte day at the Giro del Capo. I had to ride a BMW, but that seemed a bit weird as when I got there there were twins and Hondas too.

But the majority was Bmw. Anyhow, I had to wear a pretty pink bib and all traffic was stopped for us, on both sides of the road. The cops were extremely aggressive and rode ahead riding on the right hand side of the road forcing traffic off on the sides. It was quite hectic for innocent passers by, and I can imagine they must have thought HIER KOM KAK.

There were top teams from many sides of the world, and many different languages being spoken. Girls in tight lycra doing cheerleading, which were just babes in arms fresh out of matric. Easy picking for the manne from overseas with shaved legs.

we did around 150-200 kays that day, hot as hell, and we were well looked after I thought. Breakfast snacks and drinks and hey the lunch came from Woolies though it was sponsored by Pick n Pay. hahahha

Scariest moment? Trying to get past 150 riders (the 1150 ADV is not known for its sprightliness) and having them close in on me with this self confessed nervous passenger on the back. All 150 would come past me, some with their jerseys or legs brushing me peddling - YES THAT CLOSE - and the grass on the side of the road hitting my boots. I had to focus so massively to just keep perfectly still and riding a 10cm line next to the road.

Exhausting day would do it agian in a heartbeat for the fun and camaraderie and excitement.

These pics were taken after all the hard work done really, the last climb of the day up the arse end of DuToits Kloof and then race into Paarl easy high speed stuff. I used to race at a national level myself on bicycles, so it was easy for me to feel the race and what the cyclists would next do. a lot of memories came flooding back.



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« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2006, 10:26:20 am »
LITO, you look cool in pink and on a BMW  :twisted:  :twisted:

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« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2006, 11:00:02 am »
Yep, must be the gay thing.........

Heres a closeup sweety

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« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2006, 11:04:18 am »
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....(the 1150 ADV is not known for its sprightliness)


Did the cameraman weight a ton + ?
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« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2006, 11:04:56 am »
Brokeback CT!!!!! :twisted:  :twisted: I prefer shaven.  :wink:

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« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2006, 11:05:59 am »
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....(the 1150 ADV is not known for its sprightliness)


Did the cameraman weight a ton + ?


No, but LITO's ego does (die skaap koes, en hardloop weg al laggende...)

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Re: Two pics, for Giro del Capo
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2006, 11:51:27 am »
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....(the 1150 ADV is not known for its sprightliness)


Did the cameraman weight a ton + ?


oh boy. I dont want to start a war Leo.

The 1200 has nice acceleration, compared to the 1150GS. There was this line of 150 odd riders single file and when the camera guy said go to the front, I was at the back. They closed in on me instantly.

Happened 3x in a row.

Not a nice feeling at all.



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« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2006, 11:54:53 am »
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BBBS, I have lots to learn, the more I ride the more I know it.


You tooo???? I experience the same everytime I get on the bike.

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« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2006, 01:18:08 pm »
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BBBS, I have lots to learn, the more I ride the more I know it.


You tooo???? I experience the same everytime I get on the bike.


Phew! I thought I was the only one! The day you think you know everything about riding, will be the day you go down hard! Imo, anyway.
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« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2006, 01:20:59 pm »
Must say the first time I heard of the opportunity (think BBBS posted it on the previous forum), I thought it will be a boring thing to do. Not so it seems.

Nice one Lito!
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« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2006, 01:32:31 pm »
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Must say the first time I heard of the opportunity (think BBBS posted it on the previous forum), I thought it will be a boring thing to do. Not so it seems.

Nice one Lito!

yep...me too. I didn't even apply for the job because I thought it would suck

Nice one LITO. You make us BMW owners feel proud!
 

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« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2006, 01:58:23 pm »
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yep...me too. I didn't even apply for the job because I thought it would suck

Nice one LITO. You make us BMW owners feel proud!



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Two pics, for Giro del Capo
« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2006, 04:40:47 pm »
That looked like a lot of fun.   :)