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Re: Inaugural Annual Yamaha XT Gathering 2013.
« Reply #100 on: August 12, 2013, 08:16:45 pm »
Laat ek julle die hele storie vertel.

Laas jaar kry ek dit in my kop dat mens nie daai lekker langnaweek in Augustus kan mors nie en ons hou toe die Old School en Thumper Bash by Bosvarkie naby Caltzdorp. Dit was heel suksesvol en ek besluit toe ek sal elke jaar die naweek gebruik vir iets.

Ek weet toe al van Veltie se planne met Koedoeskloof. Hulle is ook daar en so in die loop van die naweek sę ek vir hom, maak jou reg, ons kom vlg jaar na jou toe. Nee wag broer, sę hy, laat ons eers kyk. Sien op daai stadium was daar nog niks.

So ry ek einde Augustus, net na Veltie hulle ingetrek het, 'n trip saam die SC honne en die Sondagaand slaap ek oor by Koedoeskloof. Die plek is nog rou en werk het net begin. Ek is oombliklik versot op die plek en hulle planne. Alles is daar vir 'n great venue( OK, dis nou geskiedenis)

So gaan die tyd verby en nou en dan herrinner ek hom aan my plan. Nee wag broer. En so gaan dit maar. Teen Mei die jaar is dit tyd om te besluit en nou gesels ons ernstig. Ons weet die nommers gaan beperk wees maar wat is die perk. Hy sę uiteindelik 60 en ek gee maar in en so kies ek toe maar 'n brand event om die nommers te beperk.

En so hou ons toe die XT Get Together, en die nommers was net reg.

Veltie en Blommie... Thanks. Julle het dit 'n great naweek gemaak. Julle het die "KNACK".

Aan ons borge, Hendri by Gearge Yamaha, Gavin by Helderberg en Pistonpete... thanks julle ouens. Elkeen het bygedra om dit 'n sukses te maak

XTJOE vir sy mpoeite met dire T-shirts  :thumleft:

En almal wat daar was... julle was 'n great klomp ouens. Lekker gewees om met ou vriende te gesels en nuwes te ontmoet.

Dit lyk my die besluit is klaar geneem. Sien julle vlg jaar dieselfde plek, dieselfde tyd vir die Tweede XT Gathering.
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Re: Inaugural Annual Yamaha XT Gathering 2013.
« Reply #101 on: August 12, 2013, 08:57:30 pm »
Ag....ek sal sommer myself bedank vir die moerele onderstening van hier uit diep donker afrika :peepwall:

Ek het gereeld vir Buff ge-whatsapp, sy vordering en amper soos sy vrou gewees :pot: wat maak jy en waar is jy :deal:

Lekker een ouens :thumleft:

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Ek het darem die T-shirt om te wys ek was......amper daar ;D
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Re: Inaugural Annual Yamaha XT Gathering 2013.
« Reply #102 on: August 12, 2013, 09:03:51 pm »
Dankie vir almal, wat n lekker plek en klomp mense. Ek het regtig gehoop vir n paar meer van die birthday boys maar nou ja tot myne moes met ambulans terug kom. Tyd vir nuwe drade en dalk so n elektriese boksie of 2, eks nou goed gatvol geskop. Dankie vir Sidpitt en Francois en al die ander hande vir al die hulp om xt weer te start maar so 40 km voor laingsburg tot vrek ons vir oulaas- pak uit die bakkie, XT in en hele vrag weer terug. Fotos oppad na Ladismith, innie tent met yskasdeur oop buite
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Re: Inaugural Annual Yamaha XT Gathering 2013.
« Reply #103 on: August 12, 2013, 09:10:07 pm »
As daar nou een ou is wat vir my 'n treat was die naweek, dan was dit Spannerman. Ek smaak sy styl.  :thumleft:
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« Reply #104 on: August 12, 2013, 09:11:50 pm »
Couple of other pics, 3rd photo is of two characters which i'm sure can tell a bunch of stories ;D
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Re: Inaugural Annual Yamaha XT Gathering 2013.
« Reply #105 on: August 12, 2013, 09:37:52 pm »
As you can see, by this time the old 600's were losing numberplates, side covers, oil and various other bits and pieces ...

MellowJo....Where is the photo of that really cool "XT Sticker" you had made?? :peepwall: :lol8: :lol8: :lol8:





There we go :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft: Nice one MelloJo :lol8: :lol8:
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Re: Inaugural Annual Yamaha XT Gathering 2013.
« Reply #106 on: August 12, 2013, 09:52:40 pm »
Baie dankie vir die foto's en stories.  Ek hoop ek kan iewers vorentoe so ene bywoon!!
 

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Re: Inaugural Annual Yamaha XT Gathering 2013.
« Reply #107 on: August 12, 2013, 09:53:39 pm »
Hey, julle ouens het al klaar geskry en ek kom nou eers by die huis aan. Moeg, moeg moeg maar voel soos n nuwe mens na die 5 day Man Trip saam my seuns!
Sal more alles agtet mrkaar kry en vertel......nou eers my tanneborsel iewers in die kar soek en gaan shower en slaap. Sal more afpak!
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Re: Inaugural Annual Yamaha XT Gathering 2013.
« Reply #108 on: August 12, 2013, 09:54:07 pm »
Thank you Veldbrand and Veldblom for your great hospitality , you made us all feel like family.
To Jupiter , your the man , always striving to make your get togethers the best , many thanks for all of your effort and even allowed Bradleys with his Ktm to join.

And for the crew from the WC, you guys rock , even XT Mad , Shappp!
XT Mad , Im going to check a new two spoor on Sunday , wanna come along ?no water , I think?

AND TO ALL who attended the get together, Good on you all for going , oh , and for those that we woke up on Friday night , erm , Sat. morning, Sorry !
But 14 hrs for 350 kms , made us thursty.
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Re: Inaugural Annual Yamaha XT Gathering 2013.
« Reply #109 on: August 12, 2013, 10:02:27 pm »
Judging by all the wonderful comments & really nice photos, a really Gr8 time was had all that attended this Event :thumleft: :thumleft:

I cannot help, but kinda wished I also owned an XT..... ;) ;D :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:

Thanks to all for sharing this experience with us that could not make it. ;D
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Re: Inaugural Annual Yamaha XT Gathering 2013.
« Reply #110 on: August 12, 2013, 10:29:10 pm »
Glad to see such a huge contingent of Yammie-XTs all gathered together  :thumleft:

Although I did notice one "lost lonely little piggy" (slightly morphing into another brand, by the looks of the brand on the tank) wandering aimlessly around the other blue/silver or white machines.
MellowJo:  Your turn was in June at Augrabies dude! (Hope to see you at the next R1150GS Gathering in 2014)  :thumleft:

It's really good to see the WDs holding brand-specific(or even model-specific) events around the country.

Although there seems to be the "healthy banter of brand-bashing" on the forum, we all LIKE TO RIDE  :ricky:  


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OK, OK, here is the story of the XT 1150 ....

I was too busy at work to join the 1150 bash earlier in the year, and so when Archangel asked me to join him and his new in-law family on the XT bash, I agreed but on one condition, I go on the pig !

So we had to make a plan to sneak in with camo, and if the  powers objected, I could look for accomodation in Ladismith .....

Thanks to all who accepted us (me and the pig   :snorting:)  in the WD spirit .....at least Veldtie is also an 1150 rider ... ;D



Ps, I would never consider going to a KTM gatering     :imaposer:
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Re: Inaugural Annual Yamaha XT Gathering 2013.
« Reply #111 on: August 12, 2013, 10:40:02 pm »
Glad to see such a huge contingent of Yammie-XTs all gathered together  :thumleft:

Although I did notice one "lost lonely little piggy" (slightly morphing into another brand, by the looks of the brand on the tank) wandering aimlessly around the other blue/silver or white machines.
MellowJo:  Your turn was in June at Augrabies dude! (Hope to see you at the next R1150GS Gathering in 2014)  :thumleft:

It's really good to see the WDs holding brand-specific(or even model-specific) events around the country.

Although there seems to be the "healthy banter of brand-bashing" on the forum, we all LIKE TO RIDE  :ricky:  


Keep riding - stay upright and keep da Buggz out da Teeff!   :ricky:

OK, OK, here is the story of the XT 1150 ....

I was too busy at work to join the 1150 bash earlier in the year, and so when Archangel asked me to join him and his new in-law family on the XT bash, I agreed but on one condition, I go on the pig !

So we had to make a plan to sneak in with camo, and if the  powers objected, I could look for accomodation in Ladismith .....

Thanks to all who accepted us (me and the pig   :snorting:)  in the WD spirit .....at least Veldtie is also an 1150 rider ... ;D



Ps, I would never consider going to a KTM gatering      :imaposer:
That is actually why we all accepted you. :peepwall:
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Re: Inaugural Annual Yamaha XT Gathering 2013.
« Reply #112 on: August 13, 2013, 06:17:22 am »
Very nice . :thumleft:  Stunning venue and looks like the hosts outdid themselves. Looks like everyone had great fun. Thanks Dan for the funny story about the newspapers to ward off the cold .  :imaposer:


Its always beautiful to see photos of similar bikes all standing next to each other ,even if they are Yamaha's   :biggrin:
 

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Re: Inaugural Annual Yamaha XT Gathering 2013.
« Reply #113 on: August 13, 2013, 07:50:55 am »
Nou ja, ek ry 'n kamera saam maar gebruik hom maar min, partykeer kom hy saam terug sonder dat ek hom eers uit gehaal het.

Maar op die trip het ek hom vir een of ander rede uit gehaal op die Paardebond pad, seker maar omdat ek geweet het uncle Vis gaan die pad mis ry.

Hier is die afdraai wat uncle Vis mis gery het.

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« Reply #114 on: August 13, 2013, 07:55:12 am »
Hier is nog 'n paar fodies van die pad, ek het die pad al baie gery en dit bly maar een van my gunsteling paaie in die omgewing.

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« Reply #115 on: August 13, 2013, 07:59:13 am »
I missed this one. Next time.
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« Reply #116 on: August 13, 2013, 08:17:14 am »
Hoe verder mens met die pad in ry hoe mooier word die omgewing.

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Re: Inaugural Annual Yamaha XT Gathering 2013.
« Reply #117 on: August 13, 2013, 08:22:20 am »
Gehoor van een of twee bike meshaps, maar dit klink of almal veilig tuis is. Mooi manne en meisies. Ek weet dis nie my verantwoordelikheid hoe jy jou bike ry nie, maar dis nie nie lekker vir die organiseerders om te hoor dat iemand seerkry nie.

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Re: Inaugural Annual Yamaha XT Gathering 2013.
« Reply #118 on: August 13, 2013, 08:23:34 am »
Sjo - a Biiiiiiiig up for Veldbrand and Veldblom - I don't know how you guys did it, but you pulled it off.
You really looked after us well and you can really be proud of the venue you have created there.

It really was amazing (like with the breakfasts) how it was fresh and hot all the time and that we never had to queue long anywhere for anything.

I also am of the opinion that you cannot buy the value you gave us at that price anywhere else. Everything was topnotch at a price that somewhere else would have meant mediocre. You and Veldblom rock. Koedoeskloof will see me and my wife again. For sure.

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Jup - thanks for organizing this. Watty would be proud to see just how much (and with the high standard) you got involved after he nagged you into that 1st eastern cape bash
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PistonPete - thanks for having someone available there to look at the bikes. Mine was one of the ones that had a quick 'tighten' over at the 'pit stop'.


XTJoe - thanks once again for carting my 'pakerasie' there and back. Much appreciated. Sorry to hear about your electrical woes, but like I said - your XT is in such a beautiful condition that it won't be wasted to give the 'lectrics' an overhaul. I hope you get it sorted properly, quickly and cheaply.


MelloJo, Archangel, Operator and Briekmerk - thanks for making the road there and back even more memorable. It really was awesome to have you guys on the road with me.

For everyone else - thanks for making this a weekend well enjoyed.

I love it when one commit to something like this (the 'all inclusive expenses and taking the time off to do it) and then coming back and realizing that there wasn't one moment of it that wasn't worth it.


Very happy (albeit at times cold) camper.

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Re: Inaugural Annual Yamaha XT Gathering 2013.
« Reply #119 on: August 13, 2013, 08:27:09 am »
En dan ry jy nog so heel rustig en bewonder die omgewing en die volgende oomblik storm hier 'n gedierte op jou af, toe ek omkyk om te sien waar die lawaai vandaan kom skrik ek my gat af en draai die kraane oop, maar ek sien ook daar is 'n hek voor in die pad wat toe is en dink by myself wat gaan ek maak as die ou besluit hy gaan nie stop nie en saam draf tot by die hek. Gelukig het die ou moed op gegee maar ek het ook eers veilig gevoel na ek aan die anderkant van die hek gestaan het.

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