Welcome, Guest. Please Login or Register

Author Topic: Henry Cole series  (Read 7887 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Hinksding

  • is beslaan met ligte hoefysters
  • Race Dog
  • ***
  • Bike: Honda XR125L
    Location: Northern Cape
  • Posts: 2,669
  • Thanked: 81 times
  • Die aai van Loeriesbaai
Re: Henry Cole series
« Reply #60 on: October 15, 2013, 08:20:30 pm »
I think KTM promised, and gave them a back-up "workshop" in the backround,  for the entire shoot. :laughing4: You will find BMW is still debating the possible use of one of their bikes.


I offered him my bike when he pitched in town in a hired Land Rover.  He was quite keen, until I told him its a BMW.  He' got a good relationship with KTM so I could understand why he hesitated on a BM.

You folks are roosting the guy.  Does every biker need to be a hardcore twassock splitting the world with his rear wheel? He told me: I'm rather doing it with a steady pace than a hardcore powersliding trip. If folks watch my show they should rather go: Look, if Henry could do it, I can do it too!"                                                             
Eet vleis! 'n 1 000 000 jakkalse kan nie verkeerd wees nie.
 

Offline chicco

  • Grey hound
  • ****
  • Bike: KTM 990 Adventure
    Location: Other
  • Posts: 5,605
  • Thanked: 280 times
  • Never give up.
Re: Henry Cole series
« Reply #61 on: October 15, 2013, 08:46:32 pm »
Like the show, would give anything for a job like that...
KLR650, KTM 950, KTM 950S, KTM 990, KTM 990S, KTM 990R
 

Offline gunsports

Re: Henry Cole series
« Reply #62 on: October 15, 2013, 08:58:24 pm »

[/quote]
You folks are roosting the guy.  Does every biker need to be a hardcore twassock splitting the world with his rear wheel? He told me: I'm rather doing it with a steady pace than a hardcore powersliding trip. If folks watch my show they should rather go: Look, if Henry could do it, I can do it too!"                                                             
[/quote]

I think you nailed it perfectly here. Most of his viewers in Europe have little or no experience of 'Africa' conditions. Tearing around the countryside would put off most potential visitors; considering that most biking visitors to our shores are cruise bike riders. His riding in all of his shows are mild and involve distances that the average middle age 'toppie' with limited off road experience will/can manage. His market is the biking tourist and as such, he is doing an excellent job.

BTW, see him meerkatting? I thought he was going to fall on his arse!
 

Offline 2StrokeDan

  • a Man of Character
  • Worshond
  • ***
  • Bike: KTM 690 Adventure
    Location: Western Cape
  • Posts: 26,430
  • Thanked: 2217 times
  • Slim like Bill, straight like Steve
Re: Henry Cole series
« Reply #63 on: October 16, 2013, 06:39:11 am »
Gunsport's post makes semse, but also points straight to the reason why us SA'cans laugh and joke about his program. It is aimed at American and European elderly people
wanting to tour "wild" Africa.
Another "reality" program, almost like Survivor. ;)
 

Offline Frog

Re: Henry Cole series
« Reply #64 on: October 16, 2013, 12:25:00 pm »
I enjoy his series plus he is doing a great job promoting SA. Anyone who thinks Kuruman is a scenic town can't be that bad ;D
Triumph Thuxton R
Triumph Bonneville T120
KTM 990R
KTM 990 Adventure (sold), BMW 650 Xchallenge (sold)
BMW 1200GSA (sold)
 

Offline ETS

  • Grey hound
  • ****
  • Bike: KTM 1290 Adventure S
    Location: Northern Cape
  • Posts: 6,588
  • Thanked: 81 times
  • Die Punda van Prieska
Re: Henry Cole series
« Reply #65 on: October 16, 2013, 12:36:08 pm »
I enjoy his series plus he is doing a great job promoting SA. Anyone who thinks Kuruman is a scenic town can't be that bad ;D


 :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:
If i had to explain you would not understand anyway......
 

Offline McSack

  • Hairy-arsed throttle-slinging
  • Race Dog
  • ***
  • Bike: Honda CRF-1000L Africa Twin
    Location: Free State
  • Posts: 1,567
  • Thanked: 160 times
Re: Henry Cole series
« Reply #66 on: October 16, 2013, 04:00:53 pm »
Gunsport's post makes semse, but also points straight to the reason why us SA'cans laugh and joke about his program. It is aimed at American and European elderly people
wanting to tour "wild" Africa.
Another "reality" program, almost like Survivor. ;)

Hey , I dunno. Every time I have ridden a bike in another country outside Africa it has turned into a "cruise".  Must be something to do with not knowing when I would get round to seeing the sites again so I better make it count (or maybe just because I am scared schidt will get stolen off my bike here if I go too slow :) )
~ Sometimes you find yourself in the middle of nowhere and sometimes, in the middle of nowhere, you find yourself ~
 

Offline bud500

  • Global Moderator
  • Grey hound
  • ***
  • Bike: KTM 990 Adventure
    Location: Gauteng
  • Posts: 5,458
  • Thanked: 151 times
Re: Henry Cole series
« Reply #67 on: October 16, 2013, 04:16:27 pm »


You folks are roosting the guy.  Does every biker need to be a hardcore twassock splitting the world with his rear wheel? He told me: I'm rather doing it with a steady pace than a hardcore powersliding trip. If folks watch my show they should rather go: Look, if Henry could do it, I can do it too!"                                                             

This comment has just changed the way I look at the way he does a trip. Makes a lot more sense now.
Another +1 on promoting SA  :thumleft:
Live like someone left the gate open.
 

Offline 2StrokeDan

  • a Man of Character
  • Worshond
  • ***
  • Bike: KTM 690 Adventure
    Location: Western Cape
  • Posts: 26,430
  • Thanked: 2217 times
  • Slim like Bill, straight like Steve
Re: Henry Cole series
« Reply #68 on: October 16, 2013, 07:42:56 pm »


You folks are roosting the guy.  Does every biker need to be a hardcore twassock splitting the world with his rear wheel? He told me: I'm rather doing it with a steady pace than a hardcore powersliding trip. If folks watch my show they should rather go: Look, if Henry could do it, I can do it too!"                                                             

This comment has just changed the way I look at the way he does a trip. Makes a lot more sense now.
Another +1 on promoting SA  :thumleft:

Well, if Henry can do it, and thus you too......then go tour America and post a RR. Often more difficult to just up and go cruise a foreign land.
 

Offline Grrrr....

  • ...eats seeds as a pastime activity.
  • Grey hound
  • ****
  • Bike: KTM 990 Adventure
    Location: Gauteng
  • Posts: 8,149
  • Thanked: 276 times
  • If you trim your tree beware the roots.
Re: Henry Cole series
« Reply #69 on: October 16, 2013, 08:11:26 pm »
When all is said and done the guy still gets to do what he loves for a living. Just like Charlie....  ;)

More than most okes can say.

Offline bud500

  • Global Moderator
  • Grey hound
  • ***
  • Bike: KTM 990 Adventure
    Location: Gauteng
  • Posts: 5,458
  • Thanked: 151 times
Re: Henry Cole series
« Reply #70 on: October 17, 2013, 07:11:52 am »

Well, if Henry can do it, and thus you too......then go tour America and post a RR. Often more difficult to just up and go cruise a foreign land.

Exactly why I think his approach is appropriate. By trying to portray real experience and struggles and not just promising the land of milk and honey.
That being said, I have to admit touring the Northern Cape on a bike with a 100km fuel range is stupid.
Live like someone left the gate open.
 

Offline 2StrokeDan

  • a Man of Character
  • Worshond
  • ***
  • Bike: KTM 690 Adventure
    Location: Western Cape
  • Posts: 26,430
  • Thanked: 2217 times
  • Slim like Bill, straight like Steve
Re: Henry Cole series
« Reply #71 on: October 17, 2013, 09:52:02 am »

Well, if Henry can do it, and thus you too......then go tour America and post a RR. Often more difficult to just up and go cruise a foreign land.

Exactly why I think his approach is appropriate. By trying to portray real experience and struggles and not just promising the land of milk and honey.
That being said, I have to admit touring the Northern Cape on a bike with a 100km fuel range is stupid.

Not when fuel is right there in your back-up vehicle. :thumleft:
 

Offline DUSTRIDERS

  • Forum Vendor
  • Teelhond
  • ****
  • Bike: BMW R1200GS
    Location: Western Cape
  • Posts: 33,229
  • Thanked: 1031 times
  • ChrisL .. aka...Chris Louw
    • dustriders.co.za
Re: Henry Cole series
« Reply #72 on: October 21, 2013, 08:58:15 pm »
Tonight Kulula.skaap and Bokveld goes international (nogal in his kooperasie
yellow rainsuit!!!) :imaposer:
MOTORCYCLE ACCESSORIES RETAILER
info@dustriders.co.za
ENDURISTAN SOFTLUGGAGE IMPORTER
www.dustriders.co.za
 

Offline Sharingroads

  • Race Dog
  • ***
  • Bike: DKW (all models)
    Location: Gauteng
  • Posts: 4,459
    • Sharing Roads
Re: Henry Cole series
« Reply #73 on: October 21, 2013, 09:02:35 pm »
Tonight Kulula.skaap and Bokveld goes international (nogal in his kooperasie
yellow rainsuit!!!) :imaposer:

Yip. house went silent when I recognised Bokveld F, and told the family he is a WD.
 

Offline Veldbrand

  • Super Saaiber Slet
  • Vendors
  • Grey hound
  • ****
  • Bike: BMW R1150GS Adventure
    Location: Western Cape
  • Posts: 5,691
  • Thanked: 3 times
  • Hou die blink kant in!
    • Koedoeskloof Country Lodge
Re: Henry Cole series
« Reply #74 on: October 21, 2013, 09:04:44 pm »
Hoevil vir 'n autograph oom Kallie?


Co-ordinates: S33 30.300 E21 10.258  http://www.koedoeskloof.co.za/  facebook - Koedoeskloof Country Lodge, Dwarsrivier, Ladismith, WC
Life is like hitch hiking, just when you think you're not going to get a lift, you don't.
 

Offline DUSTRIDERS

  • Forum Vendor
  • Teelhond
  • ****
  • Bike: BMW R1200GS
    Location: Western Cape
  • Posts: 33,229
  • Thanked: 1031 times
  • ChrisL .. aka...Chris Louw
    • dustriders.co.za
Re: Henry Cole series
« Reply #75 on: October 21, 2013, 09:08:40 pm »
Hoevil vir 'n autograph oom Kallie?
Ja nee kyk van nou af as mens hom groet sal dit so klink "hoe gaan dit met u?" ;)
Loeriesbaai is behoorlik op die map gesit. :deal:
MOTORCYCLE ACCESSORIES RETAILER
info@dustriders.co.za
ENDURISTAN SOFTLUGGAGE IMPORTER
www.dustriders.co.za
 

Offline Hinksding

  • is beslaan met ligte hoefysters
  • Race Dog
  • ***
  • Bike: Honda XR125L
    Location: Northern Cape
  • Posts: 2,669
  • Thanked: 81 times
  • Die aai van Loeriesbaai
Re: Henry Cole series
« Reply #76 on: October 21, 2013, 09:22:28 pm »
Hoevil vir 'n autograph oom Kallie?
Ja nee kyk van nou af as mens hom groet sal dit so klink "hoe gaan dit met u?" ;)
Loeriesbaai is behoorlik op die map gesit. :deal:

aaagfook da mis ek dit.....
Eet vleis! 'n 1 000 000 jakkalse kan nie verkeerd wees nie.
 

Offline MegaPix

HENRY COLE Episode 3
« Reply #77 on: October 21, 2013, 09:43:18 pm »
Wie is Joe en Linda met die BMW's wat op die program was?  Wat is julle nick's

WILDDOG stickers het mooi gewys?
Kobus Schoeman
www.ksphoto.co.za
Highveld, CENTURION 
Bike:  First ever - Big Boy 200  XTG, KLR 650, latest buy... Suzuki DL650 V Strom ***SOLD***
 

Offline 1ougat

  • The Commodore !!!
  • Race Dog
  • ***
  • Bike: BMW R1200GS HP2
    Location: Western Cape
  • Posts: 4,382
  • Thanked: 70 times
  • The Commodore
Re: HENRY COLE Episode 3
« Reply #78 on: October 21, 2013, 09:45:26 pm »
Het vannaand gekyk en dit nogal geniet ... n regte advertensie vir KTM :pot: :ricky:
Make mine a Boxer with a shaft!!!!
2006 R1200 HP2 !!!! - La Poderosa - "The Mighty One"
1965 R50/2
1996 R80 GS PD Classic
2010 1200 GS 1975 Suzuki AC50
 

Offline Bokveld

Re: Henry Cole series
« Reply #79 on: October 21, 2013, 10:05:54 pm »
Tonight Kulula.skaap and Bokveld goes international (nogal in his kooperasie
yellow rainsuit!!!) :imaposer:
Jammer manne as ek die show bederf het,maar dit was regtig nie my skuld nie.