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Offline Gnomad

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Salutations from the frozen northland!
« on: July 06, 2006, 08:34:49 am »
Hey guys, Africa Welsh pointed us to a ride report here-the Botswana trip- from the maximumbikes site and all I can say is wow!

You guys in SA know some some places to ride. Awesome stuff from what I've seen thus far.

Anyway, first personal is Chris and I hail from Wasilla, Alaska, about 60 Km north of Anchorage (as we say about Anchorage-"It's only 15 minutes from Alaska") and I ride a few bikes, mostly an Aprilia Pegaso but also a BSA/Yamaha/Harley bitsa bike and a BMW K75S.

I really liked this one-it's so unlike where I ride (unless I'm on a snowmobile!) It's so open and empty, miles of nothing, like sailing on an ocean of land. I'll bet a guy gets handy with a compass!




Here i am right after clearing the Canadian border station, crossing into the Yukon.



I'm going to look around a bit more. Hope it isn't a problem having folks pop in from half the world away.
 

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« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2006, 08:42:10 am »
Welcome Gnomad!!

very glad to have an Inuit visit these pages. do you really eat blubber? :D
please visit as much as you want...perhaps even visit South Africa personally
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« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2006, 08:53:17 am »
Welcome Gnomad!

Alaska. Always had the wrong impression. Thought it was only ice and snow. Then saw some TV series about Alaska. Nature at its best.

We have quite a few members from "half a world away" but not nearly enough. We need to see the rest of the world's riding experiences.

Seems you ride quite a lot. Please post some reports when you get a chance.

I will not complain again about the overnight 3-4 degrees temperature we currently experience here in our Winter! :lol:


Enjoy!
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« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2006, 08:57:14 am »
Convert that..  "the 34-37 degree temperatures we experience in our winter"

Welcome man, are you nomadic or do you have a fixed igloo?
 

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« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2006, 08:58:57 am »
Welcome Gnomad.

Would love to see more pics of your neck of the woods & you & bike in SA :D
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« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2006, 09:00:17 am »
Welcome Gnomad.. and enjoy...feel free to share your rides in your neck of the woods wit us
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« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2006, 09:14:35 am »
Quote from: "LuckyStriker"
Welcome Gnomad!!

. do you really eat blubber? :


Is this a hidden "back stabber" go at me here L.S. Just cos I directed him here.

Welcome, Gnomad.

Welsh  :D  8)

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« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2006, 09:27:47 am »
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Convert that..  "the 34-37 degree temperatures we experience in our winter"

Welcome man, are you nomadic or do you have a fixed igloo?


More to the point, you American or Canadian?

And Shark, please define your units, and where have you been lately or isit just cos you live in Midrand where its warmer.

I have been seeing -3C overnight!

But so that the Alaskan can follow this, overnight lows here in mid winter can be -3C (26F) possible -5C (23f)  but a typical day like today will be 20C+ (say 70F) and no rain for 5 months in winter.
Great riding weather and Sharky can,t coz he is busted.

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« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2006, 01:10:26 pm »
Quote from: "African Welsh"
and no rain for 5 months in winter.


Welshie can absolutely see you have been in SA to long mate, the winter is no longer than 2 months there max :D If I had to move back from ingerland to home now would never have winter again 8)
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« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2006, 01:48:07 pm »
Welcome Gnomad - feel free to hang around

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« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2006, 02:17:21 pm »
Welcome Gno.  Glad you found this place.

cheers XBB (aka Saffer on Max bikes)
 

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« Reply #11 on: July 07, 2006, 04:40:52 am »
Thanks for the warm welcome guys. I saw quite a few folks from other boards pop up here-Grizz, T-naut, Mango, LITO, African Welsh, Saffer/XBB, so those folks know I'm not at all shy about posting a ride report or two.

Just to clarify, I'm an Alaskan, although Pete Rock will try to tell you otherwise. We're having what passes for summer here, right now it's 6:30 ish in the evening and it's cloudy and 17C. We've had a pretty crappy summer thus far. I think that 3 out of 4 rides have ended in the rain, sometimes a lovely thunderstorm.

I'll do a Reader's Digest version for you guys. Ever seen a Pegaso playing in the snow? :D
 

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« Reply #12 on: July 07, 2006, 06:55:45 am »
Welcome Gnomad

Some of the South africans on this board have never seen snow in real life, let alone a bike playing in the snow. Yeah, we have it tough here, it is mid winter and the tempratures yesterday were min - 2 degrees C and max 23 degrees C
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« Reply #13 on: July 09, 2006, 07:03:21 am »
Hey, welcome Gnomad.
Nice to have another Aprilia rider on the site. there are not many of us. Llive on the North coast of South Africa and love the wheather - even in winter. Hardly goes below 16 Deg C.
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« Reply #14 on: July 10, 2006, 08:42:35 am »
Welcome Gnomad, I really enjoyed the pics that you posted. Incredible scenery, completely ydifferent to what we are used to.
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« Reply #15 on: July 16, 2006, 07:42:57 pm »
Welcome Gno  :D

Cool to have you here, and I'm sure the folks here will get
as much pleasure from your ride reports as I have and still do.
 

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« Reply #16 on: July 24, 2006, 08:36:39 pm »
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Welcome Gno  :D

Cool to have you here, and I'm sure the folks here will get
as much pleasure from your ride reports as I have and still do.


Maybe the admin boys will have to advise the various long distance members that the forum is up and running again. I see you did on ADV Hein, cheers boys.

Yeah, welcome again Gnomad.

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« Reply #17 on: July 25, 2006, 01:55:38 pm »
If you miss a specific person, send him a email next to the PM button :idea:

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Ps i think funacide emailed everyone
 

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« Reply #18 on: July 26, 2006, 03:50:27 am »
I've been checking off and on, there seems to have been a lot of trouble as of late, but I've been getting the emails too, so just kind of biding my time until things stabilize. With luck (and skill on the part of the site owners) I will be able to feed upon the rich imagery of South Africa, slaking and at the same time only arousing my thirst for adventure...  :twisted: