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Offline schalk vd merwe

Re: Living the Dream Solo Around the World Trip
« Reply #1500 on: August 13, 2017, 06:22:48 pm »
Thanks for the book Schalk, eventually picked up a copy at Linex Yamaha this morning.

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Re: Living the Dream Solo Around the World Trip
« Reply #1501 on: August 13, 2017, 06:25:53 pm »
Schalk are you still planning ahead to continue through South America?
Hi Tom yes, I am just getting the money ready. Can't wait.
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Re: Living the Dream Solo Around the World Trip
« Reply #1502 on: August 18, 2017, 04:41:54 am »
Schalk are you still planning ahead to continue through South America?
Hi Tom yes, I am just getting the money ready. Can't wait.

Hi Schalk, hope you're well.  Hey, don't forget when you get to the USA, send me a PM with 3 days lead time of where you will be and I'll send the money for the book!!  I have not forgotten I owe you!!  Or, if you find yourself near southern Michigan, dinner and beers for you!!
 

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Re: Living the Dream Solo Around the World Trip
« Reply #1503 on: October 03, 2017, 06:49:36 pm »
A review of my book by Patrick Moore in October Bike SA. Well written
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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
 
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Re: Living the Dream Solo Around the World Trip
« Reply #1504 on: October 04, 2017, 07:19:25 pm »
Good news Schalk!
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Re: Living the Dream Solo Around the World Trip
« Reply #1505 on: October 05, 2017, 12:10:03 am »
Good news Schalk!
Dankie en hoe gaan dit daar in die Kaap my maat.
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
 

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Re: Living the Dream Solo Around the World Trip
« Reply #1506 on: October 05, 2017, 06:35:02 am »
A review of my book by Patrick Moore in October Bike SA. Well written

Well done Schalk!  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Living the Dream Solo Around the World Trip
« Reply #1507 on: October 05, 2017, 07:23:15 am »
A review of my book by Patrick Moore in October Bike SA. Well written

Well done Schalk!  :thumleft:
Thanks my man
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
 

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Re: Living the Dream Solo Around the World Trip
« Reply #1508 on: October 12, 2017, 05:15:26 pm »
hi schalk,
gary here. thanks so much for the book and tea last week I managed to finish your book in one day...couldn't put it down... Awsome read!! I also took your advice and registered on this forum under the name Drac I also looked at the horizens website too.
am back in CT now for the next 3 weeks and will be glued to the wild dogs forum, what a fantastic site.
thanks so much for your time, regards from Jeanine and we will chat soon

rgds Gary aka Drac
 

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Re: Living the Dream Solo Around the World Trip
« Reply #1509 on: October 12, 2017, 11:51:57 pm »
hi schalk,
gary here. thanks so much for the book and tea last week I managed to finish your book in one day...couldn't put it down... Awsome read!! I also took your advice and registered on this forum under the name Drac I also looked at the horizens website too.
am back in CT now for the next 3 weeks and will be glued to the wild dogs forum, what a fantastic site.
thanks so much for your time, regards from Jeanine and we will chat soon

rgds Gary aka Drac
Hi Gary welcome to the site. They will keep you busy for years to come. The  Horizon Unlimited site is there for more intercontinental travel. Even the Zapp family that have been traveling around the world for 17 years in their 1928 model Greame Page car use this site. Glad you enjoyed my book. You are a star my friend and you paid an extra R 50-00 towards my trip as well. Watch this space for the balance of the trip. Kind regards
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
 

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Re: Living the Dream Solo Around the World Trip
« Reply #1510 on: January 11, 2018, 10:04:42 am »
Hi Guys just an update on what's happening with the rest of my ARTW trip. It looks like I am going to translate the book in German. Then I would like to travel to Europe and start again where I left off. I will then sell the German book as well as the English version while traveling the whole of Europe. The lack of money as with so many of us was the only reason for the delay. This tread will come alive again when I am on the road again.
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
 

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Re: Living the Dream Solo Around the World Trip
« Reply #1511 on: January 11, 2018, 11:23:57 am »
Hi Guys just an update on what's happening with the rest of my ARTW trip. It looks like I am going to translate the book in German. Then I would like to travel to Europe and start again where I left off. I will then sell the German book as well as the English version while traveling the whole of Europe. The lack of money as with so many of us was the only reason for the delay. This tread will come alive again when I am on the road again.

All best with the translation! And the rest of your journey. Looking forward to reading more about your travels  :thumleft:
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Re: Living the Dream Solo Around the World Trip
« Reply #1512 on: January 11, 2018, 09:46:43 pm »
Hi Guys just an update on what's happening with the rest of my ARTW trip. It looks like I am going to translate the book in German. Then I would like to travel to Europe and start again where I left off. I will then sell the German book as well as the English version while traveling the whole of Europe. The lack of money as with so many of us was the only reason for the delay. This tread will come alive again when I am on the road again.

All best with the translation! And the rest of your journey. Looking forward to reading more about your travels  :thumleft:
Thanks my man
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
 

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Re: Living the Dream Solo Around the World Trip
« Reply #1513 on: January 12, 2018, 05:40:05 am »
Hi Guys just an update on what's happening with the rest of my ARTW trip. It looks like I am going to translate the book in German. Then I would like to travel to Europe and start again where I left off. I will then sell the German book as well as the English version while traveling the whole of Europe. The lack of money as with so many of us was the only reason for the delay. This tread will come alive again when I am on the road again.

All best with the translation! And the rest of your journey. Looking forward to reading more about your travels  :thumleft:
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Re: Living the Dream Solo Around the World Trip
« Reply #1514 on: March 07, 2018, 03:17:46 pm »
Hi Schalk,

Amazing book. I followed you on wild dog, but the book is in more detail.

Have you approach any of the shipping lines for a sponsor to get you and your bike over there. You miss 100% of the chances you don't take.

Go see the HR departments.
 

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Re: Living the Dream Solo Around the World Trip
« Reply #1515 on: March 07, 2018, 04:58:34 pm »
Hi Schalk,

Amazing book. I followed you on wild dog, but the book is in more detail.

Have you approach any of the shipping lines for a sponsor to get you and your bike over there. You miss 100% of the chances you don't take.

Go see the HR departments.
Hi Esplin I have given up on any form of a sponsorship. I found nothing is for nothing. I got a price to send my bike to Europe just yesterday. I am also in the process to translate my book into German. I will be in Europe toward the end of April. I am also going to attend a bike get together in Belgium which has been running for 60 years. The organiser has the largest collection of motorcycle travel books in the world. I will also be selling my books there.
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
 

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Re: Living the Dream Solo Around the World Trip
« Reply #1516 on: March 23, 2018, 08:46:13 am »
Just to report back I will be leaving for Europe plus minus the 20 th April on a standby ticket. I have to be in Belgium by 27/04/2018 for a bike get together of bikers from all around the world. I will also be selling my book there. I will also report on a continues basis on this tread of my travel there.
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
 

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Re: Living the Dream Solo Around the World Trip
« Reply #1517 on: March 23, 2018, 09:04:35 am »
Just to report back I will be leaving for Europe plus minus the 20 th April on a standby ticket. I have to be in Belgium by 27/04/2018 for a bike get together of bikers from all around the world. I will also be selling my book there. I will also report on a continues basis on this tread of my travel there.

Alles van die beste man. Gaan hierdie draad weer aandagtig lees net soos met jou vorige trip. Sien sommer baie uit.
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Re: Living the Dream Solo Around the World Trip
« Reply #1518 on: March 23, 2018, 09:06:40 am »
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Re: Living the Dream Solo Around the World Trip
« Reply #1519 on: March 23, 2018, 09:32:13 am »
Just to report back I will be leaving for Europe plus minus the 20 th April on a standby ticket. I have to be in Belgium by 27/04/2018 for a bike get together of bikers from all around the world. I will also be selling my book there. I will also report on a continues basis on this tread of my travel there.

Alles van die beste man. Gaan hierdie draad weer aandagtig lees net soos met jou vorige trip. Sien sommer baie uit.
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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