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Offline Tom van Brits

Re: Living the Dream Solo Around the World Trip
« Reply #1840 on: May 19, 2019, 04:47:11 pm »
My first bike in 1965 a war model Harley Davidson with a foot clutch and a throttle on the left side to advance or retard the timing. It also had a hand gear lever on the left side on the tank. It had a car tyre at the rear, standard. Here I am at 15 with my "new" 2 nd hand bike on the photo.

Daardie bike gil van karakter, as mens net besef het hoe waardevol dit sou wees  of word om vas te hou aan die ou bikes.
Daardie stukkie wat jou vriend geskryf het is diep maar dis raakvat woorde en ek kan ook daarme assosieer.
Miskien sal ek ook eendag lang ente kan reis, voorwaar n droom!
 

Offline schalk vd merwe

Re: Living the Dream Solo Around the World Trip
« Reply #1841 on: May 20, 2019, 06:28:26 am »
My first bike in 1965 a war model Harley Davidson with a foot clutch and a throttle on the left side to advance or retard the timing. It also had a hand gear lever on the left side on the tank. It had a car tyre at the rear, standard. Here I am at 15 with my "new" 2 nd hand bike on the photo.

Daardie bike gil van karakter, as mens net besef het hoe waardevol dit sou wees  of word om vas te hou aan die ou bikes.
Daardie stukkie wat jou vriend geskryf het is diep maar dis raakvat woorde en ek kan ook daarme assosieer.
Miskien sal ek ook eendag lang ente kan reis, voorwaar n droom!

Hi Tom en ja ek het daardie bike vir R 20 verkoop. Maar twintig Rand het toe nog waarde gehad. Toe ek as vakleerling in 1969 begin werk het, het ek R 12-67 'n week verdien.
1/The only way to get experience is to get experience-Schalk                
2/Ride Reports>Long Tours>Africa Tour To The Equator And Back In 40 Days
3/A stranger is just a friend you have not met yet
4/Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe in and enthusiastically act upon must come to past-Paul J Mayer
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Re: Living the Dream Solo Around the World Trip
« Reply #1842 on: June 03, 2019, 12:36:25 pm »
Schalk, what a great trip you are having. I am jealous and envious at this moment and finally completed the read to this point, now waiting for your future story posts.
I hope to see you one of these days on the road and then we can hear all your stories in great detail.
Is the book still available from your Cpt friend. Will definitely add that one to my collection and hopefully assist you for a few km's in your travels.
Ride safe and keep writing.
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Offline schalk vd merwe

Re: Living the Dream Solo Around the World Trip
« Reply #1843 on: June 03, 2019, 09:13:10 pm »
Schalk, what a great trip you are having. I am jealous and envious at this moment and finally completed the read to this point, now waiting for your future story posts.
I hope to see you one of these days on the road and then we can hear all your stories in great detail.
Is the book still available from your Cpt friend. Will definitely add that one to my collection and hopefully assist you for a few km's in your travels.
Ride safe and keep writing.

Hi Duncan I can send you a copy of my book at R 250 plus R50 by registered mail and signed or you can buy one from my buddy in Cape Town Eugene for R 250 not signed. You choose. Thanks for the support. Only 60 books left from a 1000 printed.
« Last Edit: June 03, 2019, 09:15:09 pm by schalk vd merwe »
1/The only way to get experience is to get experience-Schalk                
2/Ride Reports>Long Tours>Africa Tour To The Equator And Back In 40 Days
3/A stranger is just a friend you have not met yet
4/Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe in and enthusiastically act upon must come to past-Paul J Mayer
5/Use the rocks in the your way to build stepping stones-Herman Zapp
 

Offline schalk vd merwe

Re: Living the Dream Solo Around the World Trip
« Reply #1844 on: June 26, 2019, 01:52:13 pm »
Off to Europe and Britten to continue riding. Will report again when I am back. Sorry never had the time to complete the previous leg. Will do when I am back.
1/The only way to get experience is to get experience-Schalk                
2/Ride Reports>Long Tours>Africa Tour To The Equator And Back In 40 Days
3/A stranger is just a friend you have not met yet
4/Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe in and enthusiastically act upon must come to past-Paul J Mayer
5/Use the rocks in the your way to build stepping stones-Herman Zapp
 

Offline Tom van Brits

Re: Living the Dream Solo Around the World Trip
« Reply #1845 on: June 26, 2019, 03:32:16 pm »
Off to Europe and Britten to continue riding. Will report again when I am back. Sorry never had the time to complete the previous leg. Will do when I am back.

Enjoy Schalk, I always thought of Britain as cold, wet and grey but my one friend is working there and I am stunned by the beautiful summer pictures she sent me already!
I especially look forward to your Scotland and Ireland visit - why not post a couple of pics weekly on the go...please?
 

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Re: Living the Dream Solo Around the World Trip
« Reply #1846 on: June 26, 2019, 04:03:00 pm »
Off to Europe and Britten to continue riding. Will report again when I am back. Sorry never had the time to complete the previous leg. Will do when I am back.

You ever in the Surrey area let me know. Happy to buy you a meal or a room for a night if needed.

In exchange you can tell me bout yr travels
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Re: Living the Dream Solo Around the World Trip
« Reply #1847 on: August 08, 2019, 11:29:46 am »
Right nou het ek weer opgevang. Dis darem mooi daar in die beskawing.
...dis nooit te laat om n happy childhood te he nie !

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