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Offline Coxwain

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A heart warming story ...I hope
« on: February 09, 2015, 09:08:07 pm »
I was'nt going to do this ....ahwww but WTF ...here goes ....Its a long story.

It begins many years ago, I had a good friend...lets just call him Mike.
Mike and me where best friends ...both mad keen on bikes and we did everything together. He had an XT 500 and he even dated my sister.
As we grew older we grew closer and we thought we were invincible ..life was good , and we did many great things together...hiking , sailing , partying , and at one stage we even shared a cottage together. We were good mates.
Then we made the fatal mistake of getting into business together ....disaster ....the friendship fell apart and we didn't communicate for years.
As life would have it , I survived and did alright ...Mike on the other hand got dealt a bum hand and ended up battling his whole life .
Years went by and because of stupid pride and being the stubborn pricks that we are, we didn't talk to each other and bore a grudge , each blaming the other for the failure of a business that should have done well.
About two years ago , we had a chance meeting in a pub in Joburg ...very strained ..but we were civil to each other and managed to talk some of the issues out.
and some of the friendship spark was rekindled.
We have talked a couple of times over the last two years , until this week when I thought Fark it ....this was my best mate...we are both getting old , my health is slowly going down the tubes ...Its time to make amends .

So I phoned him and cut the bullshit. "Im not taking any more of your shit" I said ...."I'm flying you to Cape Town and we are doing the trip of a life time , Your bike is waiting (Honda Dominator) and I don't want any more of your crap "
So my best pal "Mike" is coming down next month and the two old boys are going on a wild trip together. Its been a long time coming.

I'm going to try and document what real friendship is all about and how the power of a motorcycle and the open road can heal a long lost friendship.

So pull up your popcorn and ride along with us on this journey of friendship.....I hope it will warm your hearts.


More to follow as the trip progresses ....stay tuned  :biggrin:


  

  
 
    
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Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2015, 09:12:07 pm »
 :sip:
 

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Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2015, 09:21:12 pm »
Most definitely ... I too have a Mike ...
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Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2015, 09:32:46 pm »
Now THIS is why I hang around the forum.  I'm sitting in the front row Cox'n, laat waai ...
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Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2015, 09:51:05 pm »
Good friends are worth more than family

I am waiting for this. Please no broke back mountain shit. ;)

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Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2015, 09:53:02 pm »
Well done Brian . I read the other day that the best exercise for the heart is to try and lift someone up . Youre doing that . Looking forward to the report .
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Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2015, 09:57:28 pm »
Good friends are worth more than family

I am waiting for this. Please no broke back mountain shit. ;)

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Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2015, 10:00:08 pm »
 :sip:

Thanks for sharing, will read with interest!
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Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2015, 10:01:22 pm »
Good friends are worth more than family

I am waiting for this. Please no broke back mountain shit. ;)

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Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2015, 10:28:21 pm »
 :sip: :thumleft:
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Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2015, 10:46:19 pm »
 :sip:
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Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2015, 10:54:07 pm »
 :sip:
Nee wat vlekkelose ek kuier op my lekkerste tussen die rokers,dronkgatte,vloekers,hoere en ander sondaars  :imaposer:
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Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
« Reply #12 on: February 10, 2015, 12:18:11 am »
Are there 2 of the same threads?
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Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
« Reply #13 on: February 10, 2015, 06:36:04 am »
Ja many a business has been ruined by friendship ....  :sip:
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Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
« Reply #14 on: February 10, 2015, 06:44:24 am »
Cox, really looking forward to this one

I have some relation to a similar story, that will lead to an epic bike trip at some stage  :thumleft:

Hopefully I can share your story with the friend in question, that will lead to inspiration
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Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
« Reply #15 on: February 10, 2015, 06:50:02 am »
Right, i am wating!!!

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Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
« Reply #16 on: February 10, 2015, 06:56:07 am »
I feel good already and you haven't even started the trip. Bring it on
 

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Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
« Reply #17 on: February 10, 2015, 06:59:10 am »
Well Done Sir!

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Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
« Reply #18 on: February 10, 2015, 07:01:13 am »
Ek wil self nie hierdie trip mis nie.  Met so goeie gesindheid kan dit net wonderlik wees.  
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Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
« Reply #19 on: February 10, 2015, 07:33:58 am »
Good friends are worth more than family

I am waiting for this. Please no broke back mountain shit. ;)

Gad....theres always one perv in the pack  :imaposer:
I think I need to explain the background story to this.....
I was at Koedoeskloof a couple of weekends ago with a mate who looks much younger than he actually is.
Heimer , Cocky and some of the dogs where also there. So as we walked in , Debbie greeted us and said to me "Oh I see you brought your son" .......to which I replied .....as a joke ....."He's not my son , he's my lover "
Dammm you should have seen Debbies face  :imaposer:
Needless to say ....I havent lived this one down yet and if my mate ....who is also a dog whom shall not be named , reads this..... I'm going to get blixemed.
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