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Re: EC Bash 10 - 14 May 2018: Purple Hooligan Rides Again!
« Reply #80 on: May 29, 2018, 12:02:03 pm »
Great RR Ri  :thumleft:

I have now spent a lot of time that I should have been working, reading a very captivating account, I'm really sorry now I missed this Bash..............next year, for sure  :3some:
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Re: EC Bash 10 - 14 May 2018: Purple Hooligan Rides Again!
« Reply #81 on: May 29, 2018, 12:03:56 pm »
Great RR Ri  :thumleft:

I have now spent a lot of time that I should have been working, reading a very captivating account, I'm really sorry now I missed this Bash..............next year, for sure  :3some:

Unless another poor excuse comes up  :laughing4:
...dis nooit te laat om n happy childhood te he nie !

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Re: EC Bash 10 - 14 May 2018: Purple Hooligan Rides Again!
« Reply #82 on: May 29, 2018, 12:24:54 pm »
Oupa Smurf of Little boy blue...

Nee wat hy is nie so LITTLE nie dus sal dit Oupa Smurf wees van nou af..

Verander nou asb. daai avatar.  :laughing4:
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Re: EC Bash 10 - 14 May 2018: Purple Hooligan Rides Again!
« Reply #83 on: May 29, 2018, 12:28:49 pm »
Oupa Smurf of Little boy blue...

Nee wat hy is nie so LITTLE nie dus sal dit Oupa Smurf wees van nou af..

Verander nou asb. daai avatar.  :laughing4:
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???  :biggrin: :biggrin:]

Jy vergeet... ek weet waar jy bly  :lamer:
...dis nooit te laat om n happy childhood te he nie !

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Re: EC Bash 10 - 14 May 2018: Purple Hooligan Rides Again!
« Reply #84 on: May 29, 2018, 12:48:03 pm »
Oupa Smurf of Little boy blue...

Nee wat hy is nie so LITTLE nie dus sal dit Oupa Smurf wees van nou af..

Verander nou asb. daai avatar.  :laughing4:
[/quote

???  :biggrin: :biggrin:]

Jy vergeet... ek weet waar jy bly  :lamer:

 :imaposer: Sorry Gerrard die versoeking was net te groot.  Het lekker gelag vir die manne hier. Volgende jaar moet jy maar swart kouse saam neem.
 

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Re: EC Bash 10 - 14 May 2018: Purple Hooligan Rides Again!
« Reply #85 on: May 29, 2018, 12:50:19 pm »
Oupa Smurf of Little boy blue...

Nee wat hy is nie so LITTLE nie dus sal dit Oupa Smurf wees van nou af..

Verander nou asb. daai avatar.  :laughing4:
[/quote

???  :biggrin: :biggrin:]

Jy vergeet... ek weet waar jy bly  :lamer:

 :imaposer: Sorry Gerrard die versoeking was net te groot.  Het lekker gelag vir die manne hier. Volgende jaar moet jy maar swart kouse saam neem.

Ek was lekker snoesig warm gewees. Ek het laaste gelag (in my binneste)
...dis nooit te laat om n happy childhood te he nie !

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Re: EC Bash 10 - 14 May 2018: Purple Hooligan Rides Again!
« Reply #86 on: June 10, 2018, 10:51:45 pm »
@Ri ek raak bekommerd, lanklaas n 'vars' post van jou gesien ???
 

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Re: EC Bash 10 - 14 May 2018: Purple Hooligan Rides Again!
« Reply #87 on: June 11, 2018, 05:43:04 am »
Sy toer Namibie saam met Hardy en crew

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Re: EC Bash 10 - 14 May 2018: Purple Hooligan Rides Again!
« Reply #88 on: June 19, 2018, 09:43:28 pm »
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Re: EC Bash 10 - 14 May 2018: Purple Hooligan Rides Again!
« Reply #89 on: June 21, 2018, 01:07:19 pm »
LOL, no pressure, right? Fine, I'll get on with it  :spitcoffee:
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Re: EC Bash 10 - 14 May 2018: Purple Hooligan Rides Again!
« Reply #90 on: June 21, 2018, 01:15:52 pm »
LOL, no pressure, right? Fine, I'll get on with it  :spitcoffee:

Jou been is seker nou vrek seer! Post maar n pic van jou tone as jy wil!.. Sterkte!
 

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Re: EC Bash 10 - 14 May 2018: Purple Hooligan Rides Again!
« Reply #91 on: June 21, 2018, 01:42:40 pm »
Dankie vir goeie wense! En dankie, maar ek het mooier foto's om te plaas as my pers tone :lol8:

My suster ('n verpleegkundige) se raad is: drink pynpille tot jy nie meer pyn voel nie, en dan hou jy dit daar. So pyn is redelik onder beheer - sodra ek 'n twitch of a twinge voel, sluk ek 'n pil. Weet nie of my maag dit gaan hou nie maar die been is fyn :imaposer::
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Re: EC Bash 10 - 14 May 2018: Purple Hooligan Rides Again!
« Reply #92 on: June 21, 2018, 03:06:02 pm »
Vat n bietjie wyn vir die pyn  :deal:
 

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Re: EC Bash 10 - 14 May 2018: Purple Hooligan Rides Again!
« Reply #93 on: June 21, 2018, 03:09:18 pm »
Sy is nie 'n papsak girl nie.  Sy drink Whiskey.  :3some:

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Re: EC Bash 10 - 14 May 2018: Purple Hooligan Rides Again!
« Reply #94 on: June 21, 2018, 08:38:17 pm »
Sy is nie 'n papsak girl nie.  Sy drink Whiskey.  :3some:

Dit is baie waar!  :imaposer:

In Windhoek het ek 'n dosyn van daardie Jameson double tot botteltjies gekry om saam te vat - een vir elke aand, dit het baie goed gewerk :biggrin:
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Re: EC Bash 10 - 14 May 2018: Purple Hooligan Rides Again!
« Reply #95 on: June 21, 2018, 08:48:59 pm »
Sy is nie 'n papsak girl nie.  Sy drink Whiskey.  :3some:

Dit is baie waar!  :imaposer:

In Windhoek het ek 'n dosyn van daardie Jameson double tot botteltjies gekry om saam te vat - een vir elke aand, dit het baie goed gewerk :biggrin:
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Re: EC Bash 10 - 14 May 2018: Purple Hooligan Rides Again!
« Reply #96 on: June 21, 2018, 11:16:43 pm »
Sy is nie 'n papsak girl nie.  Sy drink Whiskey.  :3some:

Dit is baie waar!  :imaposer:

In Windhoek het ek 'n dosyn van daardie Jameson double tot botteltjies gekry om saam te vat - een vir elke aand, dit het baie goed gewerk :biggrin:
Lyk my te goed, want ons wag vir jou RR! :pot:

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Re: EC Bash 10 - 14 May 2018: Purple Hooligan Rides Again!
« Reply #97 on: June 22, 2018, 11:45:58 am »
Once the Hooligan stops smoking like Gérrard, we head out Doornkloof's purgatory gate again. Free of weighty bags and with less fuel in the huge tank, Hooligan hops and skips out the stoney riverbed entrance like Bambi. We regroup outside the Doornkloof entrance for a moment, and then I get the go ahead from Keith to take off towards Baviaanskloof entrance.

It is a chilly but sunny morning, and beautiful. I sniff up deep lungfuls of cool air and dust as I turn Hooligan's ear. The open valley starts to narrow again and then we are at the entrance gate, where we are informed that we must pay R43 access per person per entry. There is no card machine or small change...




While we are busy trying to sort out payment, what with almost no one having cash on them (thanks Anwar!!), a 4x4 vehicle pulls up and the occupants take a walk around, admiring all the bikes. Anwar also grabs to opportunity to try Hooligan for size, and is amazed that his feet comfortably touches ground. He immediately asks whether Hooli is for sale, but I quickly disabuse him. Hooli is going to the grave with me, unless my nieces or nephews can pry it from my cold dead hands.

Frikkie generously sweeps and keeps an eye out for both me and Sonja, who in our girly fashion bring up the rear. I'm amazed at how well Sonja handles the terrain given her lack of experience - she had good tutoring for sure.


The road sweeps up and down and round blind corners, and crossing loose and rocky riverbeds every so often. It is huge fun!




Patiently waiting for the purple wench to finish taking photo's...




River crossing!








Sedate Sonja




I just "gooied", causing water to splash all over and especially on the seat, so that after every river crossing, putting my feet down again was a dreaded dampening experience. View from the other side:












Sonja styling!




Frikkie rolls in






"Can you drink this water?" Dunno but I filled up my waterbag, hope I don't end up with squirts...



   


Anwar on his steed, a 1200GS. I take my hat off to him - cannot believe he toured the world on that big bike!




Every stop with Kai and Keith was a small party - out came a few snacks and a little mix and lots of jokes and laughter




"See this mountain"






Some riders from Smitskraal/Patensie side stop for a quick hallo

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Re: EC Bash 10 - 14 May 2018: Purple Hooligan Rides Again!
« Reply #98 on: June 22, 2018, 12:10:37 pm »
Anwar launches his drone for some nice photo's




Keith gives it a go as well




Sonja's XT has a saggy front tire, and Kai reinflates it with a nifty kit he installed.




Then we are on the move again.




Frikkie waits for the Purple Turtle




Breathtaking views






... and suddenly we are at Smitskraal.

There is a party happening, with Boere's Bunch having a boerie braai and beers while spectating the river crossing. The guys with me head towards the actual crossing, but I slam on the breaks early. Cocky asks why I look so bleak, and I explain that I've ridden some of the rougher terrain I've come across up to this point, and need to regroup and regather strength before tackling the crossing.

I walk towards the crossing to join the cheering squad, and Mapsource very kindly joins and brings me a beer




Everyone gathers at the crossing. Kai makes the sacrifice of testing the water's depth and finding a line for us so we don't have to, God bless him. Frikkie strips down to his jocks to assist.








Capturing footage that we can study later to plan our strategy




Anwar concentrating so hard on filming, he slips into the river at Ball and Chain's feet. Luckily not hurt.






Beer Gut Brigade making comments




Turning around Anwar's bike

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Re: EC Bash 10 - 14 May 2018: Purple Hooligan Rides Again!
« Reply #99 on: June 22, 2018, 12:13:50 pm »
4x4 waited patiently for us to finish our antics, and then came rolling through. Very friendly folk :)






Kai successfully crosses Smitskraal again




... just the littlest bit pissy at having been the only guinea pig on this ride. But Kai is a very positive person and soon recovered his usual laughing demeanour.








Bringer of great joy! (i.e. beer) and help too of course.






Contemplating this whole crossing thing. Sonja and Frikkie weren't joining us the next day for the ride to Patensie, and that's probably why Frikkie is frowning - bet he would've enjoyed it.




Soggy when wet.






The Boere Brigade, having scoffed down all their beer and boerewors, head back to camp for more.

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