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Offline Coxwain

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A heart warming story ...I hope
« on: February 09, 2015, 09:14:37 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
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2015, 09:15:34 pm »
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Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2015, 09:18:31 pm »
Sorry ...looks like a double post here ...Just ignore this one  :biggrin:
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Offline Ian in Great Brak River

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Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2015, 09:20:18 pm »
Most definitely ... I too have a Mike ...
1978. It's 6am, mid winter...two up on a XL 185S ... off to my first casino ever with all of R40 and we've got a full tank of fuel, so enough to get there we reckon.... that's determination...

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Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2015, 09:21:06 pm »
I am all in
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Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2015, 11:44:34 pm »
well done Mate..............

Remember that life has no dress rehersal's this is the real show.................... I'm sure that you're going to have a blast.
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Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2015, 11:58:51 pm »
I think that most of us have "Mike" somewhere in our lives.

And of course we are all stubborn and hard arsed and will never take the first
step to reconciliation.

Well done and good luck! I hope that things work out again for you two mates.

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Re: A heart warming story ...I hope
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2015, 12:02:08 am »
This is going to be EPIC
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