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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #2140 on: November 09, 2020, 05:45:41 am »
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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #2141 on: November 09, 2020, 06:52:01 am »
Did you fly in the Tiger Moth

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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #2142 on: November 09, 2020, 09:29:14 pm »
9 November

Momo Baohaus. Delicious bao buns. Calamari was a bit like chewing a tyre. But I will be back for more bao!

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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #2143 on: November 09, 2020, 09:30:11 pm »
Did you fly in the Tiger Moth
Hi @woody1, I did. Just the short hop from Orient to Krugersdorp. But it was good to be back in an open cockpit!

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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #2144 on: November 10, 2020, 06:53:25 am »
I would give my left one to fly in a Tiger :laughing4:

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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #2145 on: November 10, 2020, 01:52:22 pm »
One day, when I am signed out on it, I will give you a call and we can make a plan  :thumleft:
Just remind me.  :peepwall:
 
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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #2146 on: November 10, 2020, 09:06:40 pm »
10 November

Yesterday I tried a tabata workout.
Pick any exercise. Do that exercise for 20 seconds. Rest 10 seconds. Repeat. For 4 minutes.

Naturally, go big or go home, I chose push-ups. I managed two minutes and simply couldn’t carry on.
Today feels like I was hit by a bus.

So I decided running would not be a good idea, and instead took an active recovery day. Good choice.

Had plenty of rain, the rumble of thunder and crack of lightning taking me back to Botswana.

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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #2147 on: November 11, 2020, 03:18:36 am »
I was about to ask if that is a Tigermoth and on the next page Woody1 has already Id it correctly. Years back the pilot of Wonderboom or rather Pretoria skydiving club - also co-owner by name late Mike Snyman had one, another old Russian fighter plain and also the last privately owned and flying Spitfire. He was the owner of the Pilatus porter and I have jumped out of that very plain close to 120 times. Sadly Mike died in the Spitfire when he made a 90 degree hook landing like they always used to do on the navy ships.
His accident was close to his own hanger on '06 Wonderboom.
I dont know what happened to his Tigermoth but then we skydived with a B1900. That was weird to skydive out of a low wing aircraft and I dont know if it could feather the prop like the Porter but there was a lot more propwash!  :o I finally managed to have stable exits but sadly January 2003 had a terrible accident on my landing which I could not walk away from; life changing experience but still walk the earth with my eyes towards the sky!  :thumleft:

Sardine you are blessed!  :laughing4:
 

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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #2148 on: November 11, 2020, 11:58:47 am »
Hijack....seeing you're talking of TM's  :biggrin::
 

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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #2149 on: November 11, 2020, 04:44:57 pm »
Now that's one I haven't seen before. Thank you!  :thumleft:

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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #2150 on: November 12, 2020, 02:55:10 am »
Hijack....seeing you're talking of TM's  :biggrin::

It's been a while, but that looks like Durban from the air. (I haven't seen it from the air since 1988 when I was still in the SAAF  :peepwall:  )
Young enough to know I can, old enough to know I shouldn't, stupid enough to do it anyway.
 

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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #2151 on: November 12, 2020, 05:42:04 am »
Hijack....seeing you're talking of TM's  :biggrin::

Wow!
This is not life or death. It is an internet forum.
 

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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #2152 on: November 12, 2020, 07:53:06 am »
Hijack....seeing you're talking of TM's  :biggrin::

It's been a while, but that looks like Durban from the air. (I haven't seen it from the air since 1988 when I was still in the SAAF  :peepwall:  )

It is...but a very old Durban.
 

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« Reply #2153 on: November 12, 2020, 10:27:42 am »
11 November

Triple strength session followed by sprints.

I can maintain a fast pace of 4:30mim/km for about 20 seconds. People run marathons at that pace! Insane!

But, I don’t compare myself to them. I compare myself to past me. And use folks like that as a challenge to push myself.

Had yummy sushi, and got a very appropriate fortune in the fortune cookie. “Great works are performed not by strength, but by perseverance.”

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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #2154 on: November 12, 2020, 08:09:19 pm »
12 November

And dinosaur toilet paper 🤣

Despite the sore muscles, my 3km walk become a 5km walk. The hammies protested on the downhills, and the calves on the uphills.

But at the end of the day, it was good to be out.

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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #2155 on: November 12, 2020, 10:58:06 pm »
Hijack....seeing you're talking of TM's  :biggrin::

It's been a while, but that looks like Durban from the air. (I haven't seen it from the air since 1988 when I was still in the SAAF  :peepwall:  )

Well, you kind of saw it from the air when we went up the Moses Mabhida Stadium in 2016.  ;D
 

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« Reply #2156 on: November 13, 2020, 03:40:13 am »
Sardine I once met a girl who is a collector of different prints of toilet paper, it get sent to her from all over the world.
The dinosaur type reminds me of our childhood google: the 'did you know? On chappie wraps :lol8:
 

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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #2157 on: November 13, 2020, 09:32:17 pm »
13 November

What a beautiful day.

Also, I keep thinking it is Saturday. Woohoo! Extra day scored!

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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #2158 on: November 14, 2020, 08:53:17 pm »
14 November

Some quotes for a Saturday evening/to start your Sunday. Seize the moment.

Between my morning walk, going to the shops, and a second accidental walk (parked further away than I thought, so got an extra 1.5km or so in), I am feeling rather tired!

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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #2159 on: November 15, 2020, 08:54:11 pm »
15 November

I have started the Sleekgeek 21-day challenge where every day a new goal for the day is emailed to you. The email comes through at about 6am, so I waited to check the goal for the day before setting off on my run.

The goal for today was to increase the exercise intensity. I reckon I managed that 😅 the top right shows the intensity minutes before and after my run.

Hills are terrible (and the photo doesn’t do the gradient justice), but, what doesn’t kill you...