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Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
« Reply #40 on: February 10, 2015, 04:33:06 pm »
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Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
« Reply #41 on: February 10, 2015, 04:33:20 pm »
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Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
« Reply #42 on: February 10, 2015, 04:35:10 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 ...lost everything and really ended up scraping the bottom of the barrel....really sad.
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 "
The sms I received back brought tears to my eyes (sorry its too emotional and personal to repeat here) but lets just say that 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
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Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
« Reply #44 on: February 10, 2015, 05:43:43 pm »
fokket oke  , what a lekker plan you have  , gonna be epic 
take lotsa vaseline tho  ,  .................  and tissues 
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« Reply #47 on: February 11, 2015, 01:15:20 pm »
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« Reply #50 on: February 11, 2015, 04:47:38 pm »
You are a scholar and a gentleman, Coxwain! One sometimes has to get over yourself to be the one to take the first step that will lead to forgiveness, yet you did it (Afrikaans says it best: "Dis moeilik om die minste te wees"). Well done, we are all looking forward to this.
 

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I am here for the ride! hope this friendship returns to what it once was!  :thumleft:

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Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
« Reply #54 on: February 12, 2015, 10:58:46 am »
Wow !!! Im really blown away by all the subs here ...thanks guys  :thumleft:
I'm busy servicing and prepping the two steeds for this awesome journey, so will keep you guys updated as we go along.

Mike is apparently beside himself with anticipation judging by the volume of sms's I'm getting ...so roll on 16th March  :biggrin: :biggrin:
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Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
« Reply #55 on: February 12, 2015, 11:37:12 am »
Wow !!! Im really blown away by all the subs here ...thanks guys  :thumleft:
I'm busy servicing and prepping the two steeds for this awesome journey, so will keep you guys updated as we go along.

Mike is apparently beside himself with anticipation judging by the volume of sms's I'm getting ...so roll on 16th March  :biggrin: :biggrin:

16th of March is wayyyyyyyyyyyyyy too far away, so you'll have to post pics of you prepping the steeds and you'll have to share the SMS's.  :lol8:
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Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
« Reply #56 on: February 12, 2015, 11:39:54 am »
would have been cool if you could leave on Saturday..... 14Feb...... Valentines day  ;)
 

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Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
« Reply #57 on: February 12, 2015, 11:58:13 am »
Well done Brian. Real friendship is precious and we need it. I trust you will restore this one, as it seems to mean a lot to you.  :thumleft:
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Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
« Reply #58 on: February 13, 2015, 06:36:08 am »
Good for you! Most people don't get to do this....

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Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
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