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Re: Ride with Yamaha to the big guns
« Reply #20 on: March 17, 2014, 07:37:30 am »
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 :imaposer: That is funny , thanks for making me laugh Andy. The 2 girls asked to pose prettily and Superten photo-bombing us . :imaposer:

Thanks Andy and Gavin from Yamaha , that was a brilliant ride  :thumleft:, beautiful weather , lekker people, and the cannons and information was fantastic. I took loads of photos, but my camera is not talking to my pc, so will ask someone to help me , will load them later.

Thanks to everyone who was there to make it a ride to be remembered.   :3some:
 

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Re: Ride with Yamaha to the big guns
« Reply #21 on: March 17, 2014, 08:31:34 am »
Take the  memory card out of your camera and put it in the slot on the side of your laptop , then select which pics you want to save to your pc and upload the ones you want to Photobucket to post on WD
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Re: Ride with Yamaha to the big guns
« Reply #22 on: March 17, 2014, 09:32:36 am »
Thanks a lot Andy for organising this dayride, it was a beautiful day out and we were presented with fascinating stuff.

I did not grow up with any family with military background or interest, but a few things really blew my mind yesterday.

The time frame at which all the weapons were made, transported & installed. I mean we are talking about the turn of the 19th century here. Cars & trucks weren't even mass produced yet. There were no pallets & forklifts to just move around stuff.

The time it must have taken to build the structures & the bases & bunkers with the tools & skills that they had at the time. I mean, to have everything ready & working for WWI & II. When do you design the military base & dig the first soil? How long before the war did they see the shit coming before they did anything? How long must it have taken, to be built so solidly to withstand all the forces & energy of cannons, but still be hollow underneath for people to operate in? 

The fact that all the doors, protective shells & frames or structures were cast & bolted and not welded. The structure & hydraulics of the dissapearing gun required to raise & lower several tonnes of cannon within seconds, with only two little steering wheels.....in 1888, over 20 years before WWI !

The amount of maths & physics needed to actually fire those things at a determined target. No computer, no GPS. Pen & papier, pappie!

The small facts that they knew to wear cotton clothing & wooden sandalls because of static electricity in the bunkers. 

Then, the time frame of how long these weapons were used efficiently & deemed as technologically advanced enough. Some for more than 40 years. I stood out to me that military & combat gear is at the forefront of technology, even today, but what struck me is this 40 year plus lifespan of some of the artillery. Just look at the progression we had with cars after WWII, and you compare that with the russian gun that came out in WWII but was still used in the Angolan Bush War, forty years later...

...to me, it's comparible with, let's say, taking Cyril Depress & letting him enter the Dakar on a forty year old bike, and finishing in the top ten. 
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Re: Ride with Yamaha to the big guns
« Reply #23 on: March 17, 2014, 10:15:41 am »
Andy , once again thank you for a wonderful and well organized ride.

1: The Canon man
2:Maryna and Rynett and some canon fodder.

Cheers
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Re: Ride with Yamaha to the big guns
« Reply #24 on: March 17, 2014, 10:18:55 am »
Thanks for the ride Andy.

The presentation at Fort Wynyard was well worth it.
I'm a bit of a military history whore and I enjoyed myself immensely.

I also enjoyed all the spandex-clad female joggers in Camps Bay, but I guess that's another topic.
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Re: Ride with Yamaha to the big guns
« Reply #25 on: March 17, 2014, 10:38:03 am »
Thanks for the ride Andy.

Nice to learn some military history with regards to Cape Town.

Nice roads that we rode and the weather just played its part.


Where were these harley okes that were mentioned?
 

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Re: Ride with Yamaha to the big guns
« Reply #26 on: March 17, 2014, 10:48:13 am »
Where were these harley okes that were mentioned?

I don't know how you missed them...... Group of about 20 or so. Thinking the own the road....

They got really upset when we dared pass them.  ::)
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Re: Ride with Yamaha to the big guns
« Reply #27 on: March 17, 2014, 10:51:49 am »
Where were these harley okes that were mentioned?

I don't know how you missed them...... Group of about 20 or so. Thinking the own the road....

They got really upset when we dared past them.  ::)

Was it between Chapmans and Red hill?
 

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Re: Ride with Yamaha to the big guns
« Reply #28 on: March 17, 2014, 11:28:08 am »
Where were these harley okes that were mentioned?

I don't know how you missed them...... Group of about 20 or so. Thinking the own the road....

They got really upset when we dared past them.  ::)

Was it between Chapmans and Red hill?

Kommetjie and Misty Cliffs.

We were 3 bikes playing with Andy in front and came around the corner only to be greeted by a fat bike parked across the road stopping traffic. Group of Harleys, probably 20 + strong were pulling away and as everything started moving the guy at the back indicated that we are not allowed to pass, another green monstrosity which was part of their group came past and also tried blocking us. Luckily I saw Andy wasn't going to listen to them since I was already swearing inside my helmet at that stage.

They were seriously expecting us to sit behind them doing 40 so we just went for it. We got to about the 6th bike from the front when we had to stop at a stop street. The oke next to me was going mal, screaming that we weren't allowed to pass them, the chick on the back indicating to the front guys to block us. But we just carried on....

Bunch of twats.

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Re: Ride with Yamaha to the big guns
« Reply #29 on: March 17, 2014, 11:40:17 am »
Where were these harley okes that were mentioned?

I don't know how you missed them...... Group of about 20 or so. Thinking the own the road....

They got really upset when we dared past them.  ::)

Was it between Chapmans and Red hill?

Kommetjie and Misty Cliffs.

We were 3 bikes playing with Andy in front and came around the corner only to be greeted by a fat bike parked across the road stopping traffic. Group of Harleys, probably 20 + strong were pulling away and as everything started moving the guy at the back indicated that we are not allowed to pass, another green monstrosity which was part of their group came past and also tried blocking us. Luckily I saw Andy wasn't going to listen to them since I was already swearing inside my helmet at that stage.

They were seriously expecting us to sit behind them doing 40 so we just went for it. We got to about the 6th bike from the front when we had to stop at a stop street. The oke next to me was going mal, screaming that we weren't allowed to pass them, the chick on the back indicating to the front guys to block us. But we just carried on....

Bunch of twats.

Ok I did not see that. 2SD and I were racing along that section to catch up to the rest of the group. Or put it this way, he was riding and I was trying to catch him.
 

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Re: Ride with Yamaha to the big guns
« Reply #30 on: March 17, 2014, 12:03:57 pm »
Where were these harley okes that were mentioned?

I don't know how you missed them...... Group of about 20 or so. Thinking the own the road....

They got really upset when we dared past them.  ::)

Was it between Chapmans and Red hill?

Kommetjie and Misty Cliffs.

We were 3 bikes playing with Andy in front and came around the corner only to be greeted by a fat bike parked across the road stopping traffic. Group of Harleys, probably 20 + strong were pulling away and as everything started moving the guy at the back indicated that we are not allowed to pass, another green monstrosity which was part of their group came past and also tried blocking us. Luckily I saw Andy wasn't going to listen to them since I was already swearing inside my helmet at that stage.

They were seriously expecting us to sit behind them doing 40 so we just went for it. We got to about the 6th bike from the front when we had to stop at a stop street. The oke next to me was going mal, screaming that we weren't allowed to pass them, the chick on the back indicating to the front guys to block us. But we just carried on....

Bunch of twats.

Ok I did not see that. 2SD and I were racing along that section to catch up to the rest of the group. Or put it this way, he was riding and I was trying to catch him.

Grrrr went off ahead and I saw them all turn right, about half a minute before the rest of our group got there, carrying on straight. You guys just missed the fun :thumleft:
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Re: Ride with Yamaha to the big guns
« Reply #31 on: March 17, 2014, 12:09:55 pm »
What a super interesting and different ride! Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Ride with Yamaha to the big guns
« Reply #32 on: March 17, 2014, 12:12:19 pm »
Where were these harley okes that were mentioned?

I don't know how you missed them...... Group of about 20 or so. Thinking the own the road....

They got really upset when we dared past them.  ::)

Was it between Chapmans and Red hill?

Kommetjie and Misty Cliffs.

We were 3 bikes playing with Andy in front and came around the corner only to be greeted by a fat bike parked across the road stopping traffic. Group of Harleys, probably 20 + strong were pulling away and as everything started moving the guy at the back indicated that we are not allowed to pass, another green monstrosity which was part of their group came past and also tried blocking us. Luckily I saw Andy wasn't going to listen to them since I was already swearing inside my helmet at that stage.

They were seriously expecting us to sit behind them doing 40 so we just went for it. We got to about the 6th bike from the front when we had to stop at a stop street. The oke next to me was going mal, screaming that we weren't allowed to pass them, the chick on the back indicating to the front guys to block us. But we just carried on....

Bunch of twats.

Ok I did not see that. 2SD and I were racing along that section to catch up to the rest of the group. Or put it this way, he was riding and I was trying to catch him.

Grrrr went off ahead and I saw them all turn right, about half a minute before the rest of our group got there, carrying on straight. You guys just missed the fun :thumleft:
Wish i was there for this part....i'm usually very reserved when riding on tar but this gets my goat...hope y'all gave them some solid BRAAAPS!
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Re: Ride with Yamaha to the big guns
« Reply #33 on: March 17, 2014, 12:22:54 pm »
Grrrr went off ahead and I saw them all turn right, about half a minute before the rest of our group got there, carrying on straight. You guys just missed the fun :thumleft:

Ahhhh..... so they carried on straight when we turned left?


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Re: Ride with Yamaha to the big guns
« Reply #34 on: March 17, 2014, 12:25:21 pm »
Grrrr went off ahead and I saw them all turn right, about half a minute before the rest of our group got there, carrying on straight. You guys just missed the fun :thumleft:

Ahhhh..... so they carried on straight when we turned left?



....because you wouldn't have missed them, that is for sure....

I suspect they were tourists, they had German plates (...I think...), not local. Going to charge everybody I see sporting a Harley T-shirts with a German accent double for eggs this week.


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Re: Ride with Yamaha to the big guns
« Reply #35 on: March 17, 2014, 12:26:29 pm »
Take the  memory card out of your camera and put it in the slot on the side of your laptop , then select which pics you want to save to your pc and upload the ones you want to Photobucket to post on WD

Thanks Andy . I figured I could do that ,but I couldn't find the slot in the pc ? I even turned the pc upside down ,but there isn't a 2cm wide slot anywhere ? It's a Dell? Anyone ?

Thanks for the photos so far , Robin , Andy and others  :thumleft: Pote love that lil bird on the barrel .  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Ride with Yamaha to the big guns
« Reply #36 on: March 17, 2014, 12:41:08 pm »
Grrrr went off ahead and I saw them all turn right, about half a minute before the rest of our group got there, carrying on straight. You guys just missed the fun :thumleft:

Ahhhh..... so they carried on straight when we turned left?



Pretty much. It's quite sad actually, if they had carried on, we could have overtaken them again after our next stop  :pot:
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Re: Ride with Yamaha to the big guns
« Reply #37 on: March 17, 2014, 01:30:05 pm »
nog so paar
 

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« Reply #38 on: March 17, 2014, 03:56:29 pm »
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Re: Ride with Yamaha to the big guns
« Reply #39 on: March 18, 2014, 10:02:18 am »
Just noticed now... that ride took off more knobblies than a year of commuting and weekend trips....  ;D I guess that's how you measure the fun
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