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Re: Bikesquad - Unit Nostalgia. Training Process to follow.
« Reply #280 on: October 18, 2021, 02:27:44 am »
I just finished reading Yuri's book "Bike Squad Rider".

I don't believe that it was ever commercially published, which is a massive pity.

An awesome read. Those that received a copy from the man, your thoughts?
}}Any chance I could get my hands on it?
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Re: Bikesquad - Unit Nostalgia. Training Process to follow.
« Reply #281 on: October 19, 2021, 01:42:39 am »
I just finished reading Yuri's book "Bike Squad Rider".

I don't believe that it was ever commercially published, which is a massive pity.

An awesome read. Those that received a copy from the man, your thoughts?
}}Any chance I could get my hands on it?

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Re: Bikesquad - Unit Nostalgia. Training Process to follow.
« Reply #282 on: October 22, 2021, 03:48:18 pm »
I just finished reading Yuri's book "Bike Squad Rider".

I don't believe that it was ever commercially published, which is a massive pity.

An awesome read. Those that received a copy from the man, your thoughts?
}}Any chance I could get my hands on it?

PM sent  :thumleft:

I would also really enjoy reading it if possible....  :peepwall:
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Re: Bikesquad - Unit Nostalgia. Training Process to follow.
« Reply #283 on: October 23, 2021, 02:01:41 am »
I just finished reading Yuri's book "Bike Squad Rider".

I don't believe that it was ever commercially published, which is a massive pity.

An awesome read. Those that received a copy from the man, your thoughts?
}}Any chance I could get my hands on it?

PM sent  :thumleft:

I would also really enjoy reading it if possible....  :peepwall:

It's a hard copy book, and with the mail between the US and SA being kak... it will get lost. I am sending it off to another WD in South America tomorrow, if I get it back before I leave for SA I'll bring it along and let it pass through a few hands before getting it returned to me. No promises though, all depends on if I get it back in time.  :thumleft:
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Re: Bikesquad - Unit Nostalgia. Training Process to follow.
« Reply #284 on: November 22, 2021, 08:27:21 pm »
HA. Found my log-in passwords in the old 'little black book'.

Thanks for the fluff Gary  :lol8:

Bit of context, if I may. I went on a LOA (Leave of Absence) from work back in June 2008, and spent 2 1/2 years in Greece with my sister, in Uganda with my mate Patrick, and in SA. I am severely ADD and always need a GOAL to justify using oxygen, and somehow I started researching WW2 SAAF history and ended up writing a book that is being published this week. This is the proof version of the cover, with one small change made since then:

EDIT: image won't upload, wot?


 While a certain mrs. Van Vuuren, a professional editor I happen to know, spent 5 weeks proofreading the 800-page manuscript for me, I was on a roll so I found a publisher here in town and had the bike squad book done. I'd edited the thing probably 100 times in the 15 years since I first wrote down what I remembered, and except for some punctuation here and there it's almost perfectly to my liking now.

I had an initial run of 100 printed and still have about 90 of them, I'd like to distribute/sell them but have been somewhat distracted since publication.....covid BS, threats of getting fired for not allowing a corporation to inject me with experimental chemical substances, just finished a month of training etc. I will have future print runs ISBN listed etc, so it will be commercial at that point.

I'm wracking my brain trying to figure a way to get some copies to SA, only option really is courier since the mail is so f**ked up. I have a corporate discount with Fedex, I'll look into the cost of shipping and see if the cost can be brought down enough to make it feasible. I could have my old BS mate in Prince Albert distribute them there, I'm thinking. At this point it's not intended to be a money-making endeavour, maybe if I sell 6 million copies it will be   :imaposer: Ya right.

I'm open to ideas.

I've had good feedback, keeping in mind that so far the only people (except my old gf, the one I should have kept) who've read it are SA bike connections. It IS an esoteric subject, so I'm not sure it would appeal widely. My main concern is to record some of the events (like Swannie's death) and facts for posterity. In 2 months, it will be 40 years since I went to Ovamboland for my one-year stint with Platoons 11 and 12.

Here's the cover:

EDIT: images won't upload, what now?
   
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Re: Bikesquad - Unit Nostalgia. Training Process to follow.
« Reply #285 on: November 22, 2021, 08:44:33 pm »
Try again
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Re: Bikesquad - Unit Nostalgia. Training Process to follow.
« Reply #286 on: November 22, 2021, 09:04:57 pm »
That sounds cool! I am delving into my genealogy... bloody rabbit hole of note. :thumleft:
 

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Re: Bikesquad - Unit Nostalgia. Training Process to follow.
« Reply #287 on: November 22, 2021, 09:50:12 pm »
F**K me
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Re: Bikesquad - Unit Nostalgia. Training Process to follow.
« Reply #288 on: November 23, 2021, 04:47:58 am »
Bloody hell, welcome back & please count me in for two copies - Just in case the copy Gary sent me never reaches me, and I can send him a new version ::) Post seems to go AWOL in Honduras, so I will give you an address in Panama. Or, if you are unfortunate enough to be in NYC next month maybe we can meet up.  Check your PM. :deal:

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Re: Bikesquad - Unit Nostalgia. Training Process to follow.
« Reply #289 on: November 23, 2021, 05:53:37 am »
Lekker to see you here again.

Please add me to your pre-order list for a copy of each.

Personally, nothing beats a real book and a well-stocked bookcase is one of life's simple pleasures for me. However, logistics and a piss poor postal system often works against delivering the real macoy globally.  I recently made some changes to my website so people can purchase and download a copy of my book. Works like a charm.

Just a thought.
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Re: Bikesquad - Unit Nostalgia. Training Process to follow.
« Reply #290 on: November 25, 2021, 11:35:29 am »

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Please add me to the list as well for a copy of each if you are able to get them to SA  :thumleft:
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Re: Bikesquad - Unit Nostalgia. Training Process to follow.
« Reply #291 on: November 25, 2021, 02:04:50 pm »
I am in for a copy of bike squad rider Yuri if you get the to SA :thumleft:
 

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Re: Bikesquad - Unit Nostalgia. Training Process to follow.
« Reply #292 on: November 26, 2021, 06:54:04 am »
Bloody hell, welcome back & please count me in for two copies - Just in case the copy Gary sent me never reaches me, and I can send him a new version ::) Post seems to go AWOL in Honduras, so I will give you an address in Panama. Or, if you are unfortunate enough to be in NYC next month maybe we can meet up.  Check your PM. :deal:

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« Reply #293 on: November 26, 2021, 09:13:36 am »
I'd like a copy of the bike squad book as well please.

Let me know the details pse.  :thumleft:
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Re: Bikesquad - Unit Nostalgia. Training Process to follow.
« Reply #294 on: November 27, 2021, 03:24:52 am »
Sorry, had to go .................work. What a pisser.

I'll make a plan next week.

I haven't done any research into costs etc, but how about this? I'll distribute the first printing, ie. another 90 or so, for the cost of shipping. There's no point in transferring money from SA to the USA or Europe, the exchange rate kills it.

Few years ago I was hangin' with my mates I grew up with in Florida, one oke had a blind friend he dragged everywhere. The blind oke was a hooligan, maybe just as well he couldn't see otherwise there'd be shit on the walls everywhere he went  :imaposer:

They told me about a SADF charity called "Buddycare" or something like that, an organisation that helps disabled SADF veterans. Does anybody have any info? I've always wanted to support them, but lost track of the contacts. Or any other similar suggestions?

I'm thinking, make a donation to this charity for the cost of the shipping, and I'll get a box or two over to SA.

I don't know when I'll be in SA again because of the covid kak, so I'll probably Fedex it because I get a 75% or so discount through work.

Email me at bikesquadrider@gmail.com with any ideas please.

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Re: Bikesquad - Unit Nostalgia. Training Process to follow.
« Reply #295 on: November 27, 2021, 06:42:08 am »
Email me at bikesquadrider@gmail.com with any ideas please.

Check your mail please  :thumleft:
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« Reply #296 on: November 27, 2021, 08:27:50 am »
Count me in as well please!!


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« Reply #297 on: November 27, 2021, 09:13:39 am »
I'd also love a copy of Bike Squad Rider, please!
 

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« Reply #298 on: November 27, 2021, 09:24:31 am »
Yes please would also like a copy please.

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Re: Bikesquad - Unit Nostalgia. Training Process to follow.
« Reply #299 on: November 27, 2021, 06:24:03 pm »
Count me in for a copy of bike squad rider. I will check with my other mates as well .

Two Demo team and one Ops think they might also be keen