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Offline malJohann

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..my wife...a training rideā?¦
« on: January 11, 2008, 11:48:54 am »
So, over the festive season just after Christmas my wife and I decided she needed a training ride on the scooter again, as we're going to get her a learnerā??s soon and going on our first adventure rides this year.

First off I took the bike out onto our quiet little street and gave my wife a lift around the block to warm the bike up and to re-familiarize her with the feeling of leaning around corners.

Then after stopping in front of the house, my wife hopped on and I asked her a couple of questions to see how much she remembers from more than 2 years ago when she had her first run on the same bike in the plot we stayed at back then. Remarkably she remembered a lot, but not quite everything.

A minute later after a brief explanation and she says she's ready. I also told her that the two most important controls on the bike were the clutch and front-brake levers, why they were and how to modulate them. We decided she's not going to wear ATTGAT on this ride, as she feels too encumbered and distracted with it on. For this trip up and down the street I ran along with her for some more explanation along the way and to be close by should something happen.

Afterwards while drinking some cold in the kitchen, she said that she really enjoyed the ride and wanted to go out a second time, but alone this time without me running along. I agreed and grabbed the camera to snap some photos for you guys and for memories' sake.

Odette all excited, laughing and generally being silly. Itā??s always fun around her.





Fierce concentration on pull-off and very good clutch control for a beginner.





She saw a top speed of 30km/h on this stretch! I am so very proud of my Bokkie.





Slow, tight turns are still a mission for her, with this one going up and over the side-walk.





Odette aiming not to hit me as I snap away. She has remarkable balance and control already.





Brave enough to pass me and take it round the little island in front of our gate.





This girl's going to be a pro, as she's looking up to where she wants to go!





She stops, forgets the clutch and stalls the bike. Looking back she calls: "Johaaann!"





Yay! I conquered the world (or our little street at least)! What's next Brain?

Don't waste any more time.

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Re: ..my wife...a training rideā?¦
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2008, 12:06:34 pm »
Teaching you wife well MalJohann. Sommer 'U' Turns in the road. Did you take out a serious life insurance on you wife?
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Re: ..my wife...a training rideā?¦
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2008, 12:14:30 pm »
Nee fokkit mense

It's a nice ride post and all malJohan but things are getting a bit crazy
Some people go to the shop and back and feel the need to post a Ride Report in this section

This post will be moved to General Banter.
I'm sorry but this is not a Ride Report. At best it is a lekker story

Remember our motto: Quality over Quantity!
Please don't fill up this Ride Report section with silly things
« Last Edit: January 11, 2008, 12:31:27 pm by LuckyStriker »
 

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Re: ..my wife...a training rideā?¦
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2008, 12:38:36 pm »
Nee fokkit mense

It's a nice ride post and all malJohan but things are getting a bit crazy
Some people go to the shop and back and feel the need to post a Ride Report in this section

This post will be moved to General Banter.
I'm sorry but this is not a Ride Report. At best it is a lekker story

Remember our motto: Quality over Quantity!
Please don't fill up this Ride Report section with silly things


Moet asseblief nie WEER jou broek bekakkie. Ek was self nie seker of dit in General Bike Related Banter of in Ride Reports hoort nie. En wat bedoel jy "Quality over Quantity"?! Hierdie IS kwaliteit.

[EDIT] Hierdie is ook vir ons nogal 'n avontuur gewees, so asseblief hou dit vir jouself as jy niks goed te se het nie. [/EDIT]
« Last Edit: January 11, 2008, 12:41:06 pm by malJohann »
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Re: ..my wife...a training rideā?¦
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2008, 01:30:42 pm »
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Re: ..my wife...a training rideā?¦
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2008, 01:30:59 pm »
Well done Maljohann, and to your wife, but please dress the lady properly, roasties are not lekker. 8)
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Re: ..my wife...a training rideā?¦
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2008, 01:36:33 pm »
Dis nou moerse nice! Hou so aan!!!
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Re: ..my wife...a training rideā?¦
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2008, 01:51:33 pm »
Well done Maljohann, and to your wife, but please dress the lady properly, roasties are not lekker. 8)

Thanks bud. We both knew the risk for going up and down our little street while there was absolutely no-one left in Gauteng, and we were willing to live with that. Anything further or faster and we'll definately be wearing full ATTGAT, as I do every day to work and back. Also, as mentioned earlier, we didn't want her distracted and encumbered in any way while she's still learning the basics at low speed.
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Re: ..my wife...a training rideā?¦
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2008, 01:54:36 pm »
Nee fokkit mense

It's a nice ride post and all malJohan but things are getting a bit crazy
Some people go to the shop and back and feel the need to post a Ride Report in this section

This post will be moved to General Banter.
I'm sorry but this is not a Ride Report. At best it is a lekker story

Remember our motto: Quality over Quantity!
Please don't fill up this Ride Report section with silly things


Moet asseblief nie WEER jou broek bekakkie. Ek was self nie seker of dit in General Bike Related Banter of in Ride Reports hoort nie. En wat bedoel jy "Quality over Quantity"?! Hierdie IS kwaliteit.

[EDIT] Hierdie is ook vir ons nogal 'n avontuur gewees, so asseblief hou dit vir jouself as jy niks goed te se het nie. [/EDIT]
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Re: ..my wife...a training rideā?¦
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2008, 02:22:29 pm »
We haven't had a good brawl in quite a while.

Come on!!

FINISH HIM!!

FATALITY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2008, 02:43:26 pm »
We haven't had a good brawl in quite a while.

Come on!!

FINISH HIM!!

FATALITY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



 ;D ;D ;D :D :D

allll yoooooooo getttttttttttt!!

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« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2008, 02:46:29 pm »
Whoooooozamahead!!

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« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2008, 02:48:59 pm »
PERFECT SCORE


lekker man - glad that piccie is being used!! :toothy9:
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Re: ..my wife...a training rideā?¦
« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2008, 02:55:56 pm »
We haven't had a good brawl in quite a while.

Come on!!

FINISH HIM!!

FATALITY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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Re: ..my wife...a training rideā?¦
« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2008, 10:27:39 pm »
Bly jy leer haar so mooi, maar onthou, hoe stadiger mens ry wanneer jy val, hoe meer genyg is jy om jou hande uit te steek om jou val te breek. Daarom - dra altyd handskoene - Roasties sucks!
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Re: ..my wife...a training rideā?¦
« Reply #15 on: January 11, 2008, 11:37:24 pm »
Your intuition serves you well Mountainboy. This is also what you think it is. Thanks
for the great pic. Would love a high-res version of it.

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