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Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
« Reply #120 on: March 26, 2015, 10:24:38 am »
Do I detect a braai coming up?  :biggrin:
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Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
« Reply #121 on: March 26, 2015, 10:33:00 am »
I've seen the 3 of you blast past our shop in Bright Street. Now I know. Enjoy every second!  :ricky:
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Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
« Reply #122 on: March 26, 2015, 09:29:46 pm »
Day 6 ...Saturday
Navy Day....The plan was to take the bikes out to Simonstown for Navy Day , but the weather played foul, so we went by car. The Dark Lord and myself are old Navy sailors , so we thought it might be interesting to show Mike around our old haunts and visit the submarines that we served on. It turned out to be a very pleasent day and Mike got the opertunity of going on board the old Daphne submarine that I served on .He was fascinated by the technology, and couldnt believe that 50 men could live in a steel tube for weeks at a time.

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Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
« Reply #123 on: March 26, 2015, 09:50:27 pm »
More words. Words words words. Camera broken?
This trip is a figment of imagination.

That is unless we can see some photographs.

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« Reply #124 on: March 27, 2015, 07:09:03 am »
Sorry guys ....had to cut that last post short as I was doing it in bed and the wife was moaning......errr.....complaining, about the light being on.

Anyway, to continue......we had a blast at Navy day, which I must say is a well presented show by our somewhat bloated navy personel. We left Simonstown after an extended lunch at Berthas, and headed back to Somerset west to start preparing the bikes for the Swartberg pass trip.

Monday morning
The plan was to get an early start and head off to Koedoskloof,  but the Dark Lord farted around for so long that we only got going at 10.00 am We headed up the N2 to Swelendam and took the Tradow pass to Barrydale. A great lunch at The Country Pumpkin and a very long stop a Ronnies Sex Shop....gees.... I couldnt get Mike and the Dark Lord out of there, and we arrived late at Koedoeskloof, only to find that it was closed . I hadnt booked so Veltie didnt know we where coming. We ended up staying at Mountain View in Ladismith......I wish I had booked at Koedoskloof ...enough said. >:(  The ride to Ladismith was great with all the bikes humming along and Mike soaking up the scenery. Ronnies is always a hoot , and with the Dark Lord being the social animal that he is , we soon had a full blown party under way.
A great day , with far to much booze and laughter , but what the hell ...you only live once.

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Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
« Reply #125 on: March 27, 2015, 07:27:07 am »
Lekke my oom!!!

Think I missed it somewhere, but who is The Dark Lord?
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Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
« Reply #126 on: March 27, 2015, 07:34:53 am »
Lekke my oom!!!

Think I missed it somewhere, but who is The Dark Lord?

The Dark Lord is my brother .....he is a forum member , but not very active.

While Im on the topic .....I must say that I am mighty impressed with the Yamaha XT660 R that he bought. Dammm that bike goes well , and what a nice touring bike it turned out to be......Its got me thinking ....and thats not a good thing ::), but I'll leave that for another post
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Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
« Reply #127 on: March 27, 2015, 07:38:23 am »
Any chance of a trip to the eimer  before they leave :deal:
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Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
« Reply #128 on: March 27, 2015, 08:39:29 am »
Any chance of a trip to the eimer  before they leave :deal:
Hey you old fart ...came to see you and the bevy of 18 year olds that you where hiding on the farm.....and you where no where too be found...ya old dog you... :biggrin:
Maybe do Im Eimer tonight.....turn your f....ing phone on
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« Reply #129 on: March 28, 2015, 11:02:42 am »
Tuesday
Up at Sparrow fart , and headed towards Carlitzdorp for a quick breakfast before taking the dirt road to Kruisrivier.
Mike and the Dark Lord got really in to the gravel thing with much sliding around corners , foot out like motocross riders and spinning back tyres. The old boys were like kids on a playgroung having a whale of a time on the dirt. I followed sedately on my pig , occasionally getting out front and roosting them for good measure.
Its a great road with unbelievable scenery and very little traffic. Eventually we arrived at the foot of the Swartberg Pass and started the assent. I've done the pass quite a few times and it never fails impress me....The Dark Lord and Mike were totally overwhelmed with the magnificent scenery and the engineering genius of Thomas Bain.
After many stops for photographs we finally made Prince Albert for lunch.
After lunch we decided to take the N12 to Oudtshoorn and do Meiringspoort. When we got to Meiringspoort it was a disaster as the whole pass had been destroyed by flooding. After watching a tow truck fishing cars out of the river for a while , we then continued on to Mossel Bay via the Oudtwaniqua Pass , where we had arranged to stay with a good freind of mine.

more to follow ....and pic on the way
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Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
« Reply #130 on: March 28, 2015, 01:12:17 pm »
Right a few pics at last

Fat Boy ...that's me ..on my old sub.
Mike and the Dark Lord on board the Daphne submarine in Simonstown

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« Reply #131 on: March 28, 2015, 01:17:12 pm »
Mike in front of the torpedo tube rams.
D.L at Ronnies Sex Shop
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« Reply #132 on: March 28, 2015, 01:21:06 pm »
Fat Boy (Coxwain) and Mike with Ronnie

The Dommi at Carlitzdorp Dam
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« Reply #133 on: March 28, 2015, 01:24:23 pm »
At the foot of the Swartberg mountains
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« Reply #134 on: March 28, 2015, 01:26:39 pm »
Swartberg Pass
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« Reply #135 on: March 28, 2015, 01:38:25 pm »
Me in all my glory  :biggrin:

Mike on the Dommi
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« Reply #136 on: March 28, 2015, 01:47:29 pm »
Swartberg ....How I love that place
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« Reply #137 on: March 28, 2015, 02:00:22 pm »
Me and D.L

Fishing for Golfs at Meiringspoort
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« Reply #138 on: March 28, 2015, 02:35:08 pm »

Sir,

I did follow your ride report from the start, thought I get the drift a bit. Now I am sure!
   I really appreciate the composition of your photographs. (The Cape skies might help - up here in NW we have long since seen clouds with water in).

   I have been on an old sub in Kiel/Germany (like in "Das Boot") and want to express my respect for anyone who served on similar tubes.

   In der Stille liegt die Kraft.

Thanks for sharing a really intensive personal story.

   Cheers!
   
 

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« Reply #139 on: March 28, 2015, 03:58:13 pm »
Wednesday
After spending a very pleasent evening in Mossel Bay ....once again , far to many Windhoeks....we headed out back to Somerset West. A pretty unevenful ride with each man alone with his thoughts burning up the highway.
The Dark lord left for Joberg on Thursday and Mike stayed on till today. Mike and I spent Friday riding the Elgin Valley and the highlands and he had his last ride on Clarence Drive ....he really enjoys that road ;D

All in all its been a good two weeks , Mike and I are solid friends and I dont think that will ever change. The Dark Lord had .a blast, and I think he  is really impressed with his new bike. He has left it with me to look after... :biggrin:  :biggrin:

So I guess thats the end of my story....I will post more pics soon.

Ohh ...I nearly forgot
I was listening to some Mark Knopfler on the way home , and one of his songs stuck in my mind . I changed the words a little , but it is so relevant to this story that I thought I would share it with you.

So with apologies to Mark Knopfler ..I give you....


Biker to the end

When I leave this world behind me
To another I will go
And if there are no bikes in heaven
I'll be going down below

lf friends in time be severed
Someday we will meet again
I'll return to leave you never
Be a biker to the end

This has been a day to ride on
Now the day is almost done
Up above a choir of seabirds
Turns to face the setting sun
Now the evening dawn is calling
And all the hills are burning red
And before the night comes falling
Clouds are lined with golden thread

We watched the fires together
Shared our stories for a while
Rode the dusty roads together
Came so many miles

This has been a day to ride on
Now the day is almost done
Here the bikes will stand beside us
Silent till the morning comes

If friends in time be severed
Someday here we will meet again
I return to leave you never
Be a biker to the end  :biggrin:

You can listen to the original here    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCAtVJSNdQE
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PIG LITE....Honda NX 650
Thel PIG... BMW R 1150 GS
The Black Bitch ...Yamaha XT 660 R Black Magic ....Yamaha XT 660 Z
Found my next ride .....BMW 1150 GS ...a mans bike