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How do you make time for riding?
« on: May 22, 2015, 07:25:47 pm »
Hi Guys,

It's Friday night and I'm itching for a ride this weekend and just know it's not gonna happen. Box full of work still in the back of the bakkie, Bulletjie rugby tomorrow and Sunday is family day.

SWAMBO very understanding maar hoe verduidelik 'n man vir die 5 & 7 jarige bulletjies hulle kan nie saam gaan nie. Is dit maar daai stadium van 'n man se lewe wat jy maar vasbyt of hoe doen julle manne dit?
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Re: How do you make time for riding?
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2015, 07:29:20 pm »
I just had a kid 8 weeks ago, so my time is also becoming limited. Im subscribing to this channel.  :imaposer:
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Re: How do you make time for riding?
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2015, 07:31:25 pm »
Wel, slag en gooi my met klippe, maar daai 2 mannetjies moet altyd eerste kom. Hulle word nog groot. Een van die dae het hulle niks van jou nodig nie, dreig elke dag hulle wil iewers anders gaan bly, en weet meer as Google. Dan is dit rytyd....😃
 

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« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2015, 07:35:34 pm »
I made big changes in my life to be able to spend time with my boys. Today, everyone who meets them comment on what great young lads they are. You gotta do what you gotta do.....
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Re: How do you make time for riding?
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2015, 07:49:49 pm »
Wel, slag en gooi my met klippe, maar daai 2 mannetjies moet altyd eerste kom. Hulle word nog groot. Een van die dae het hulle niks van jou nodig nie, dreig elke dag hulle wil iewers anders gaan bly, en weet meer as Google. Dan is dit rytyd....😃

My 640, 2007 nuut gekoop, het nou 'n volle 4,882km op. Hulle was en sal altyd no.1 in my lewe wees. Hulle is al altwee op bikes ook! Ek hoor jou Draadwerk en stem volkome saam.  :3some:
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Re: How do you make time for riding?
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2015, 10:18:59 pm »
When my kids were smaller I used to go for rides during the week.
Now they dont care if I'm not here for a day.
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Re: How do you make time for riding?
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2015, 10:36:47 pm »
Sommige van ons is maar net meer gelukkig.

Ek het gery toe ek aleen was, nou is kinners groot en ry saam.  SWAMBo vra partykeer 'wanneer gaan jy weer op 'n trip'.  Ek gee hulle soveel k@k deur die maand dat hulle baie wens ek is buitjie uit.

MAAR, ek is miskien een van die geukkigste mense, arm maar dankbaar.  Waardeer/bederf/.... die kinners terwyl jy kan.  Daar was 'n jaar waar ek net naweke tuis was en niks van vrou en kinners gehad het.  Dit is defnetief nie lekker nie.

Vandag glimlag ons almal saam en almal ry fiets (een een haar man ry nou wel net bicicle  :laughing4: )

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Re: How do you make time for riding?
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2015, 10:49:16 pm »
Dis maar hoekom ek vir 11 jaar nie gery het nie. Eers klaar kinders groot gemaak  :thumleft:
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Re: How do you make time for riding?
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2015, 11:22:43 pm »
    Jammer om van jou moeilikheid te hoor,maar dis maar hoe dit is.Twintig jaar later doen julle dit saam en dan is dit baie lekker.Vasbyt ou maat!!!
 

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Re: How do you make time for riding?
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2015, 05:11:24 am »
I hear you ktmkobus, I am in the same quandary.  Riding is becoming less and less for me and when I finally manage to sneak away for a ride, I find myself riding slower than I used to, hearing those little voices in my head, "Daddy, ry veilg".   It is what it is, and I love it, my kids will now always come first.  :thumleft:  Will have to plan more riding during their school time, which will more than likely be on my own unfortunately, maar nou ja, that is how it will have to be.   :)
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Re: How do you make time for riding?
« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2015, 05:23:23 am »
I commute every day so simply try to ride some new reported every now and again. Weekends and after work belong to my family. Luckily both like riding with me, my wife got her learners and the Puzey is almost back together. Then we will start to go on family rides over the weekend
 

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Re: How do you make time for riding?
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2015, 07:38:52 am »
Easy, a rugby match only takes 2 hours of your time, work should be done during the week and your family, well, nothing better than a biking day with them!
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Re: How do you make time for riding?
« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2015, 09:01:57 am »
a 6-day work week keeps me kind of busy...

So Saturdays, when work is finished at around 1pm, I occasionally take a single-night overnight trip to OASIS, or anywhere I can sleep over, which then makes it feel like a longer break...
Back in time for Sunday lunch, by starting early on Sunday morning.

Not perfect, but better than not riding!
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Re: How do you make time for riding?
« Reply #13 on: May 23, 2015, 09:21:16 am »
My son is 32 years old, and my daughter is 28. Some of the first things they saw in this life were motorcycles, and since 1974 there were a 3 month period between January 1979 and March 1979, that I did no riding.....SADF basic training at Tempe in Bloem. I have otherwise never been without a bike, often more than one simultaneously, and
I always made time to ride.
What I am trying to say is that there is enough time to give to your kids, and to exercise a hobby. Of course, what helped then is that there just were'nt enough money for any trips as such, and the riding were mostly local playrides. Did quite a bit of trials[foot-ups] where the family went along and helped dad up and so on.
Even now, I would grab most oppurtunities to ride, like a quick late afternoon weekday burst over Clarence drive to Rooi-els and back.

My kids grew up just fine, and I am immensely proud of them both, and of their success.
 

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Re: How do you make time for riding?
« Reply #14 on: May 23, 2015, 10:57:05 am »
Get them to enjoy the hobby with you. When my eldest, now 25, was still young I would take him to school with my goldwing, or whatever I had at any given time. Now I enjoy DS bikes, and he's gotten himself a GS800 and we do trips together. Youngest is 12 now, and already has a little 125 to play around with too. They love it, and with Swambo also riding a bike the whole family enjoys it.


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Re: How do you make time for riding?
« Reply #15 on: May 23, 2015, 01:32:18 pm »
Kids and family I can understand. Work even. Or maybe die tronk.

But rugby??   FFS  !?????   :eek7:  :pot:
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Re: How do you make time for riding?
« Reply #16 on: May 23, 2015, 01:59:46 pm »
Kids and family I can understand. Work even. Or maybe die tronk.

But rugby??   FFS  !?????   :eek7:  :pot:

Hey you live in the Eastern Cape with Luke Watson! I can understand!  :pot:
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Re: How do you make time for riding?
« Reply #17 on: May 23, 2015, 02:03:50 pm »
Who's he?
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Re: How do you make time for riding?
« Reply #18 on: May 23, 2015, 02:20:48 pm »
Who's he?

1 - the rugby I'm referring to is the kids playing
2 - you don't know Cheeky's son?  :eek7:
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Re: How do you make time for riding?
« Reply #19 on: May 23, 2015, 02:26:54 pm »
Me, I don't know rugby at all except it's some stupid game where guys do dubious stuff like sticking their heads between each others arses, and their hands between each others legs, and the ball hardly seems to matter.
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