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Re: This is why farmers get peed off at motorcyclists
« Reply #40 on: September 05, 2014, 11:03:53 am »
Dors, Was is 2 KTM 990, and was there a triumph tiger 800 in the mix?
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Re: This is why farmers get peed off at motorcyclists
« Reply #41 on: September 05, 2014, 11:17:00 am »
I have considered doing exactly the same with taxi's speeding down my street. I suppose then it won't be nasty? These bikers were as inconsiderate as the taxi drivers.

Still nasty. Or malicious I think is the word.

Malicious is the word SM. "intended to do harm" according to my dictionary.  You aren't suggesting I throw marshmallows at them are you?  Because that is not going to do much harm.  In Afrikaans we have a saying:  As jy nie wil hoor nie, moet jy maar voel.  There are cautionary signs up in English and Afrikaans, I unfortunately cannot carry the damage caused through the failure of their parents to raise them to respect other people (or to read  ;) ).

But anyway, it is over now.  No damage was done, no animals were harmed during the making of this thread (fortunately), not one caltrop was tossed in the path of the innocent bikers and today the sun is shining.  ;D  :thumleft:
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Re: This is why farmers get peed off at motorcyclists
« Reply #42 on: September 05, 2014, 11:19:02 am »
Dors, Was is 2 KTM 990, and was there a triumph tiger 800 in the mix?

There were certainly at least 3 990s in the group, I cannot place the Triumph sound among them although an 800 BM and the 800 Triumph look very similar so I could be wrong.  You think it's the same guys that threw jakkalsgif in the park?  :biggrin:

Maybe SM will look more kindly on the caltrop idea if this is the case.  :peepwall:
« Last Edit: September 05, 2014, 11:19:50 am by Dorsland »
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Re: This is why farmers get peed off at motorcyclists
« Reply #43 on: September 05, 2014, 11:21:27 am »
I have thus far only organized one group ride on Wild Dogs forum and one of the ground rules was that we pass through farm lands with the greatest respect. I'm pleased to say that the riders did so. I would some time in the future like to organise a ride to raise awareness for the farmers and their continued battle with farm murders. Our farmers are heroes who feed the nation without prejudice. They deserve recognition for the honorable trade they ply. I feel that locally this cause deserves greater coverage than throwing a bucket of ice water over your head. Please note i mean no disrespect to sufferers of ALS. I'm merely saying our farmers deserve our protection and recognition.

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Re: This is why farmers get peed off at motorcyclists
« Reply #44 on: September 05, 2014, 12:02:25 pm »
Dors, Was is 2 KTM 990, and was there a triumph tiger 800 in the mix?

There were certainly at least 3 990s in the group, I cannot place the Triumph sound among them although an 800 BM and the 800 Triumph look very similar so I could be wrong.  You think it's the same guys that threw jakkalsgif in the park?  :biggrin:

Maybe SM will look more kindly on the caltrop idea if this is the case.  :peepwall:

Nope but did hear of some assholes riding in the general direction. Yuppies from PE that think they own the world.

Put up a gate!!  one of those old fashioned concertina type gates. That always fuckes the yuppies in the ear as they dont know how to open it
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Re: This is why farmers get peed off at motorcyclists
« Reply #45 on: September 05, 2014, 12:35:53 pm »
I have thus far only organized one group ride on Wild Dogs forum and one of the ground rules was that we pass through farm lands with the greatest respect. I'm pleased to say that the riders did so. I would some time in the future like to organise a ride to raise awareness for the farmers and their continued battle with farm murders. Our farmers are heroes who feed the nation without prejudice. They deserve recognition for the honorable trade they ply. I feel that locally this cause deserves greater coverage than throwing a bucket of ice water over your head. Please note i mean no disrespect to sufferers of ALS. I'm merely saying our farmers deserve our protection and recognition.

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« Reply #46 on: September 06, 2014, 08:09:45 am »
Dorsland where abouts is your farm? I know a group from PE that was doing a trip to De Aar. They left PE on Thursday. The trip is called From PE to De Aar and is an anual trip in aid of a beneveland cause.
They are a responsible group of guys but I'd like to take the orginiser on if they are the culprits, cause he is a business partner and good friend of mine.
 

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Re: This is why farmers get peed off at motorcyclists
« Reply #47 on: September 06, 2014, 11:40:20 am »
DakarDirk,  dit klink vir my na 'n lekker Afrikaanse forumnaam, kan ek maar Afrikaans skryf?  Ek lÍ in die driehoek tussen Graaff-Reinet, Cradock en Middelburg met GR as my naaste dorp.  Onderkant die Wapadsberg.  Hulle sou deur die Glen Harry wildsplaas moes gery het, of verby die GR skietbaan om hier uit te gekom het.

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Re: This is why farmers get peed off at motorcyclists
« Reply #48 on: September 06, 2014, 06:30:55 pm »
Ja dis maar goor as ouens nie jou eiendom respekteer nie. Ek sal bietjie met my pel praat as hy terug is en uitvind of dit hulle was. Hy ry 'n swart GS1200 voor en die backup bakkie was 'n wit single cab Ford gesponser deur die handelaar hier.
 

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Re: This is why farmers get peed off at motorcyclists
« Reply #49 on: September 06, 2014, 11:08:53 pm »
Dors, Was is 2 KTM 990, and was there a triumph tiger 800 in the mix?

There were certainly at least 3 990s in the group, I cannot place the Triumph sound among them although an 800 BM and the 800 Triumph look very similar so I could be wrong.  You think it's the same guys that threw jakkalsgif in the park?  :biggrin:

Maybe SM will look more kindly on the caltrop idea if this is the case.  :peepwall:

Nope but did hear of some assholes riding in the general direction. Yuppies from PE that think they own the world.

Put up a gate!!  one of those old fashioned concertina type gates. That always fuckes the yuppies in the ear as they dont know how to open it

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Re: This is why farmers get peed off at motorcyclists
« Reply #50 on: September 07, 2014, 07:38:52 am »
Allways contact farmers in advance, allways good practice
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Re: This is why farmers get peed off at motorcyclists
« Reply #51 on: September 07, 2014, 08:26:20 am »
Dors, Was is 2 KTM 990, and was there a triumph tiger 800 in the mix?

There were certainly at least 3 990s in the group, I cannot place the Triumph sound among them although an 800 BM and the 800 Triumph look very similar so I could be wrong.  You think it's the same guys that threw jakkalsgif in the park?  :biggrin:

Maybe SM will look more kindly on the caltrop idea if this is the case.  :peepwall:

Nope but did hear of some assholes riding in the general direction. Yuppies from PE that think they own the world.

Put up a gate!!  one of those old fashioned concertina type gates. That always fuckes the yuppies in the ear as they dont know how to open it

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Re: This is why farmers get peed off at motorcyclists
« Reply #52 on: September 08, 2014, 09:29:59 am »
Allways contact farmers in advance, allways good practice

Maybe yes if you want to cross a certain farmer's land. But that is mostly not practical.
Take the road north of Verneukpan as an example. I think you cross a couple of farms. Many gates to open and close.
But how do I go about even finding out who owns these farms and their contact details?


 

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Re: This is why farmers get peed off at motorcyclists
« Reply #53 on: September 08, 2014, 10:18:57 am »
Maybe just a "Bikers Boere Ontbyt"or "All Bikers Welcome, eat as much as you can", signs as they cross into your land, but no directions of where or how far, should slow them down while they're looking for the restaurant! :laughing4:
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Re: This is why farmers get peed off at motorcyclists
« Reply #54 on: September 08, 2014, 11:09:46 am »
I read this thread with interest

I have been on more rides through farm lands than I care to count.. if we are in a group how do we proceed down these roads.. flat out if possible. :sip:

Amazingly everyone comes out of the woodwork to say how carefully they ride down farm roads, its quite another scenario when actually out on the ride. If im in a group only the experienced okes slow down but there is always a few cowboys in the front.. always.

The only time a biker slows down is when there is actually animals crossing the roads or if the road passes close to buildings.. every other time you are so in the zone trying to catch the riding god infront of you that you dont actually care.

Gates are nothing but another obstical and speed bumps are those things you ramp over to try and get some airtime.

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Re: This is why farmers get peed off at motorcyclists
« Reply #55 on: September 08, 2014, 12:14:49 pm »
I read this thread with interest

I have been on more rides through farm lands than I care to count.. if we are in a group how do we proceed down these roads.. flat out if possible. :sip:

Amazingly everyone comes out of the woodwork to say how carefully they ride down farm roads, its quite another scenario when actually out on the ride. If im in a group only the experienced okes slow down but there is always a few cowboys in the front.. always.

The only time a biker slows down is when there is actually animals crossing the roads or if the road passes close to buildings.. every other time you are so in the zone trying to catch the riding god infront of you that you dont actually care.

Gates are nothing but another obstical and speed bumps are those things you ramp over to try and get some airtime.

Simple.. true.

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Re: This is why farmers get peed off at motorcyclists
« Reply #56 on: September 08, 2014, 12:40:04 pm »
I don't do many group rides so cannot comment from a biker point of view.  From a farmer point of view though there are a few bike groups come past here in a year and generally the guys do slow down a bit as they pass the house but speed up again once they have passed. They therefore still pose a danger to grazing livestock or slow farm vehicles (my lucerne lands are about 2km from the house and in the summer there is always at least one tractor with either a mower, baler or trailer on the road.  A trailer laden high with bales doesn't give the driver much opportunity to see what is happening behind him.

About 3 weeks ago I had 2 guys - one on an XT660Z come past here.  Cruising along slowly, no problem.  I heard they stopped down at the drift just past the house, also no problem as it's very pretty down there.  When I took a ride on the Bushlander to go check the pregnant ewes I see the jerks have tossed there Savanna bottles on the side of the road  :dousing:

It's stuff like that that raises the ire of farmers, I have enough hassles with other things without still taking on the inconsideration of people.  To be honest though, it's not only bikers, cagers as well but they don't ride as fast and there is very very little traffic passing here excepting around December.
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Re: This is why farmers get peed off at motorcyclists
« Reply #57 on: September 08, 2014, 12:47:35 pm »
I don't do many group rides so cannot comment from a biker point of view.  From a farmer point of view though there are a few bike groups come past here in a year and generally the guys do slow down a bit as they pass the house but speed up again once they have passed. They therefore still pose a danger to grazing livestock or slow farm vehicles (my lucerne lands are about 2km from the house and in the summer there is always at least one tractor with either a mower, baler or trailer on the road.  A trailer laden high with bales doesn't give the driver much opportunity to see what is happening behind him.

About 3 weeks ago I had 2 guys - one on an XT660Z come past here.  Cruising along slowly, no problem.  I heard they stopped down at the drift just past the house, also no problem as it's very pretty down there.  When I took a ride on the Bushlander to go check the pregnant ewes I see the jerks have tossed there Savanna bottles on the side of the road  :dousing:

It's stuff like that that raises the ire of farmers, I have enough hassles with other things without still taking on the inconsideration of people.  To be honest though, it's not only bikers, cagers as well but they don't ride as fast and there is very very little traffic passing here excepting around December.

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Re: This is why farmers get peed off at motorcyclists
« Reply #58 on: September 08, 2014, 01:02:00 pm »
Maybe just a "Bikers Boere Ontbyt"or "All Bikers Welcome, eat as much as you can", signs as they cross into your land, but no directions of where or how far, should slow them down while they're looking for the restaurant! :laughing4:
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Re: This is why farmers get peed off at motorcyclists
« Reply #59 on: September 08, 2014, 01:02:18 pm »
I read this thread with interest

I have been on more rides through farm lands than I care to count.. if we are in a group how do we proceed down these roads.. flat out if possible. :sip:

Amazingly everyone comes out of the woodwork to say how carefully they ride down farm roads, its quite another scenario when actually out on the ride. If im in a group only the experienced okes slow down but there is always a few cowboys in the front.. always.

The only time a biker slows down is when there is actually animals crossing the roads or if the road passes close to buildings.. every other time you are so in the zone trying to catch the riding god infront of you that you dont actually care.

Gates are nothing but another obstical and speed bumps are those things you ramp over to try and get some airtime.

Simple.. true.
Not everybody rides like a doowis and is insensitive to the issues brought up in the OP.
Some of us actually do think about the possible implications.
Not something I am proud of, on the contrary, Iím hugely embarrassed about this but let me tell you how I learnt my lesson.
A friend who I will not name and I were invited to a very good mutual friendsí farm near Alldays many years ago for a weekend break.
Of course the bikes (my old Kalahari and his 1100GS) were loaded behind his vehicle and off we went on a debauched trip driven by a certain Captain and his friends.
On arrival on the Friday afternoon we unloaded the bikes and went for a enthusiastic ďspinĒ around the farm.
On the Saturday morning we did it again with a huge babbelas and even less fear.
Everybody else was being way too chilled for our drunken asses so we decided to go to town for a few dops. (about 50kmís away)
Well, we got legless and caused even more kak.
By about 17h00 we remembered that a game drive had been scheduled for late afternoon and having absconded for the whole day we were already in deep so we rode like mal freaks to get back in time but of course the viewing vehicle had already left.
No problem, we jumped into his 4x4 and decided to catch up with them. Alas we didnít always stick to the road but luckily didnít roll the bloody thing and eventually caught up with the rest of the party. We were not popular at all and got the cold shoulder, big time. Our intoxicated state just made the situation all very funny and we had a fantastic time while everybody else tried to avoid the two strangers they pretended not to know.
The next morning the shit hit the fence, so to speak.
We were woken up by one of the labourers saying that there are two (yes 2) kuduís hanging from the fences at different locations on the farm. Dead.
They had obviously gotten such a fright from us speeding up and down on the tweespoor roads the previous day that they blindly started running and got tangled up in the game fence. Obviously trying to get out of the fence they hurt themselves even more and bleed out.
Now, our drunken escapades and total disrespectful behaviour the previous day seemed like nothing in comparison to the shit we were in now.
We had a long rather silent trip back to Pretoria and were obviously never invited back to that farm.
To this day I feel super kak about it and even more so since the owner and friend of the farm actually never spoke to us about it again but stayed a good and loyal friend to this day.
So if you ever read this Lizabť, Iím still sorry and hang my head in shame.


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