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Re: Mountaineering in Lesotho
« Reply #80 on: May 13, 2015, 07:48:11 am »
Thanks for a great RR  :thumleft:, glad you both made it safely back.

Your points about simple honest people in an unspoilt environment ring very true.  Whenever I travel to those sorts of places, I think the same sorts of thoughts:

To me, the yuppie from the big city its normally a trip of life time that I saved and worked hard to be able to afford.  When I get there I'm struck that the people that live there dont have very much, but they are living in an place I had to spend a lot of money just to be able to experience a few days there, and then I have to go back to rat race afterwards.

I often wonder who has the worst life when I have to leave, them or me?

I suppose there is an element of "the grass is greener" but we could all do with a bit less superficial glossy luxury, and a bit more simple honesty in our lives IMO.

But being soft, obviously there is a limit to how uncomfortable I'd really be willing to be, so its easy to be hypcritical about this point as well :biggrin:
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Re: Mountaineering in Lesotho
« Reply #81 on: May 13, 2015, 12:13:21 pm »
Thanks enjoyed that  :thumleft:
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Re: Mountaineering in Lesotho
« Reply #82 on: May 13, 2015, 02:13:48 pm »
Thank you DirtyHarry. It truly was an adventure in every sense of the word. Thank you for taking the time to write to us.
By the way, i have been worrying about Lub cleanliness of your friends bike after the two events around the tappet covers. Now you mention a grinding noise in the gearbox?
Could this noise be from some parts (dirt, stones etc) of Lesotho that hitched a ride with Gery?
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Re: Mountaineering in Lesotho
« Reply #83 on: May 13, 2015, 03:13:22 pm »
Wow !!!!
What a trip well done to both of you


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Re: Mountaineering in Lesotho
« Reply #84 on: May 13, 2015, 03:17:18 pm »
Awesome RR, thank you very much!!
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Re: Mountaineering in Lesotho
« Reply #85 on: May 13, 2015, 03:27:47 pm »
Thank you DirtyHarry. It truly was an adventure in every sense of the word. Thank you for taking the time to write to us.
By the way, i have been worrying about Lub cleanliness of your friends bike after the two events around the tappet covers. Now you mention a grinding noise in the gearbox?
Could this noise be from some parts (dirt, stones etc) of Lesotho that hitched a ride with Gery?
I am not sure if I understand you correctly MM.
If any dirt would have entered it would have ground inside the engine.
The gearbox is a complete separate unit on an airhead engine. Like on cars.
 

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Re: Mountaineering in Lesotho
« Reply #86 on: May 13, 2015, 03:54:17 pm »
Thanks for a great RR  :thumleft:, glad you both made it safely back.
Your points about simple honest people in an unspoilt environment ring very true.  Whenever I travel to those sorts of places, I think the same sorts of thoughts:
To me, the yuppie from the big city its normally a trip of life time that I saved and worked hard to be able to afford.  When I get there I'm struck that the people that live there dont have very much, but they are living in an place I had to spend a lot of money just to be able to experience a few days there, and then I have to go back to rat race afterwards.
I often wonder who has the worst life when I have to leave, them or me?
I suppose there is an element of "the grass is greener" but we could all do with a bit less superficial glossy luxury, and a bit more simple honesty in our lives IMO.
But being soft, obviously there is a limit to how uncomfortable I'd really be willing to be, so its easy to be hypcritical about this point as well :biggrin:
Glad you liked the RR Alan.

If you are only after materialistic things in life, you will waste too much of your time creating wealth. If somebody is living in the dirt, he might have no other choice for the the rest of his life.

The truth about a meaningful existence might be somewhere in the middle, as it is always the case in life.

Speaking about comfort, the following does apply


From all my travels, I do remember the hard earned miles a lot more than the easy ones, in a positive kind of way.
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Re: Mountaineering in Lesotho
« Reply #87 on: May 13, 2015, 08:07:04 pm »
Perfect ending to an perfect RR
Was a privilege to read this.
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« Reply #88 on: May 13, 2015, 09:53:35 pm »
Outstanding RR Harry, I really enjoyed reading it. Thank you. You sound like a person I would like to meet someday.
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Re: Mountaineering in Lesotho
« Reply #89 on: May 19, 2015, 09:13:17 pm »
Thanks Harry for the work done with this very good RR. Again! Till next year!
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Re: Mountaineering in Lesotho
« Reply #90 on: May 20, 2015, 01:00:29 am »
Awesome ride you guys did. And thanks for taking the time to do the RR
in such a way that i could be a passenger as it were.  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Mountaineering in Lesotho
« Reply #91 on: May 25, 2015, 08:40:06 am »
Awesome stuff!
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Re: Mountaineering in Lesotho
« Reply #92 on: May 25, 2015, 09:08:31 am »
What a well-written and brilliantly narrated RR  :thumleft:

Now THAT was a TRUE adventure...  :ricky:

Thanks for sharing guys  :thumleft:
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Re: Mountaineering in Lesotho
« Reply #93 on: May 25, 2015, 06:28:14 pm »
Really liked this RR Harry. :thumleft:
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Re: Mountaineering in Lesotho
« Reply #94 on: May 26, 2015, 09:54:56 am »
Thanks for your approval gents.
Who would like to join me on the next ride?
Entertainment guaranteed  :biggrin:
 

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Re: Mountaineering in Lesotho
« Reply #95 on: May 26, 2015, 12:30:04 pm »
Very nice going men and makes me envious.

We toured through there in mid 2000's trying to follow ballpoint sketched route from Ashley Thorne. A few guys on 640's, 950's, an Africa Twin and a Triumph. Summer time, started late, started raining, battled to find the route but luckily crossed on the pedestrian bridge. The Triumph did need some replacement parts by Prattley after a mishap on the climb out.  I was very pleased for my plasticky KTM 520 as I was one of the kakker riders.

Avoided the extreme camping and pulled into Semonkong at about 9 or 10pm. Epic.
 

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Re: Mountaineering in Lesotho
« Reply #96 on: May 27, 2015, 04:49:13 pm »
Thanks for your approval gents.
Who would like to join me on the next ride?
Entertainment guaranteed  :biggrin:

Me, me, me   :ricky:

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Re: Mountaineering in Lesotho
« Reply #97 on: May 27, 2015, 05:06:28 pm »
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Re: Mountaineering in Lesotho
« Reply #98 on: May 27, 2015, 10:02:59 pm »
Thanks for your approval gents.
Who would like to join me on the next ride?
Entertainment guaranteed  :biggrin:
Me, me, me   :ricky:
(Will you allow oilheads?)
You can bring your oilhead if you are brave enough.
Not sure if I want to try that hill on my oilhead, thought.
I struggled enough on my 50kg lighter airhead.
 

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Re: Mountaineering in Lesotho
« Reply #99 on: May 27, 2015, 11:06:32 pm »
Really and truly an inspirational RR.
Thanks for sharing.