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Re: Purple Hooligan: A funny thing happened on the way to the farm...
« Reply #60 on: June 30, 2018, 07:55:56 pm »
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Jy Ri, is YSTER.  :thumleft:

Well done. Hoop jou enkel raak gou gesond na die laaste Twee spoor insident.   :eek7:

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Re: Purple Hooligan: A funny thing happened on the way to the farm...
« Reply #61 on: June 30, 2018, 08:00:59 pm »
Great reading this splendid RR. All respect, Ri, for coming up with a solution and sticking to your plan.  Most impressed, indeed.
 

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Re: Purple Hooligan: A funny thing happened on the way to the farm...
« Reply #62 on: June 30, 2018, 08:01:44 pm »
You go girl! :ricky:
 
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Re: Purple Hooligan: A funny thing happened on the way to the farm...
« Reply #63 on: June 30, 2018, 09:19:13 pm »
Great reading this splendid RR. All respect, Ri, for coming up with a solution and sticking to your plan.  Most impressed, indeed.

Thank you for the kind words! :mwink:
 

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Re: Purple Hooligan: A funny thing happened on the way to the farm...
« Reply #64 on: June 30, 2018, 09:25:11 pm »
Hard-pressed Ri

Jy Ri, is YSTER.  :thumleft:

Well done. Hoop jou enkel raak gou gesond na die laaste Twee spoor insident.   :eek7:

Mag ons weer raakry eendag!

Nee ek het maar net vroeg grys geraak :lol8:

Dankie! Hoop om betyds van die krukke af te wees vir die Thumper Bash in Augustus  :ricky:
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Re: Purple Hooligan: A funny thing happened on the way to the farm...
« Reply #65 on: July 01, 2018, 01:28:46 pm »
 :thumleft: Lekker. Thanks!

How did you get the bike back did you do a more permanent fix, or is it still on the farm?
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Re: Purple Hooligan: A funny thing happened on the way to the farm...
« Reply #66 on: July 01, 2018, 02:37:19 pm »
Pleasure  :biggrin:

Permanent fix, due to happy confluence of circumstances (or in my parlance, God's grace ;D). 

The farm visit was a stop on the way to Loxton to join Hardy de Kock's Specialised Adventures Kaokoland tour.

1. Hardy very generously fetched Hooligan and I from the farm a day early and arranged for a replacement fat bar, and he and Chantal installed it, and he generally unbent and fixed the bike.
2. P.K. was also joining the Kaololand tour and drove up from George; he bought and brought along the new handlebar.
3. A bike trailer I'd bought a while ago that was standing in Bloemfontein, got a lift to the farm a week or so before my visit.
4. My sister had to visit Cape Town while I was away. She got a lift down, and drove my car with tow bar back to the farm.
5. When we arrived back in Loxton after Kaokoland, my fibula now broken, my brother-in-law fetched me with my car and trailer, and Gary and Janco loaded the Hooligan up directly.
6. Two days later I slowly moseyed back to Cape Town, very grateful that I didn't have to touch the clutch or accelerator much, thanks to cruise control.
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Re: Purple Hooligan: A funny thing happened on the way to the farm...
« Reply #67 on: July 01, 2018, 04:06:15 pm »
I am glad you got sorted.  :thumleft:

Some good thinking and action there. You have what it takes!
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Re: Purple Hooligan: A funny thing happened on the way to the farm...
« Reply #68 on: July 01, 2018, 04:32:18 pm »
I am glad you got sorted.  :thumleft:

Some good thinking and action there. You have what it takes!

Thanks, but.... ermmmm.... dare I admit...  still can't fix a flat tyre :-[
 

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Re: Purple Hooligan: A funny thing happened on the way to the farm...
« Reply #69 on: July 01, 2018, 04:39:51 pm »
I am glad you got sorted.  :thumleft:

Some good thinking and action there. You have what it takes!

Thanks, but.... ermmmm.... dare I admit...  still can't fix a flat tyre :-[

Isnt that why there are men around  :peepwall:  :imaposer: :imaposer:
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Re: Purple Hooligan: A funny thing happened on the way to the farm...
« Reply #70 on: July 01, 2018, 06:11:16 pm »

Thanks, but.... ermmmm.... dare I admit...  still can't fix a flat tyre :-[

Isnt that why there are men around  :peepwall:  :imaposer: :imaposer:

Well yeah but I'm not going to say it :o
In the meantime I'd rather fall than drop my tyre pressure - at least I can pick up the bike when I fall  :imaposer:
 

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Re: Purple Hooligan: A funny thing happened on the way to the farm...
« Reply #71 on: July 01, 2018, 06:59:18 pm »
With that attitude with which you approached and solved the handle bar situation, you WILL manage. I guarantee you that. or I'll eat my helmet hat
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Re: Purple Hooligan: A funny thing happened on the way to the farm...
« Reply #72 on: July 02, 2018, 08:34:06 pm »
Excellent RRs you write.
Your determination and will to succeed stands out in your RRs!



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Re: Purple Hooligan: A funny thing happened on the way to the farm...
« Reply #73 on: July 02, 2018, 10:00:05 pm »
Excellent RRs you write.
Your determination and will to succeed stands out in your RRs!

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Is success when I stop falling? Coz seems that's not going to happen soon   :lol8:

Thank you, glad you enjoyed it.  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Purple Hooligan: A funny thing happened on the way to the farm...
« Reply #74 on: July 02, 2018, 10:10:08 pm »
Excellent RRs you write.
Your determination and will to succeed stands out in your RRs!

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Is success when I stop falling? Coz seems that's not going to happen soon   :lol8:

Thank you, glad you enjoyed it.  :thumleft:

Jy val darem as jy ry. Ek val wanneer ek stil staan


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Re: Purple Hooligan: A funny thing happened on the way to the farm...
« Reply #75 on: July 03, 2018, 06:29:31 am »
 :laughing4: :laughing4:

Meer "embarrassing" maar minder skade  :imaposer:
 

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Re: Purple Hooligan: A funny thing happened on the way to the farm...
« Reply #76 on: July 03, 2018, 07:48:38 am »
'n Paar dae voor ek gery het, het ek 'n nuwe agterband laat opsit, en nooit gedink om te kyk wat die banddruk is nie. Ek het later gesien dit was meer as 2 bar voor en agter :eek:

Het jy gekyk dat jou agteras presies gecentre is, maw dat hy aan albei kante op presies deiselfde merkie sit? Dalk was die as effens skeef, so die agterwiel wou aanmekaar "uitstep"? Dit lei tot "snaking"

Dankie vir 'n great RR. Jou keuse van woorde laat my as Afrikaner wonder oor my gebruik van ons taal.  Voorwaar 'n voorbeeld van suiwer, kleurvolle afrikaans wat lekker lees.

Nie baie mense sal doen wat jy gedoen het na die val nie.  :thumleft:

RESPECT  :ricky:
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Re: Purple Hooligan: A funny thing happened on the way to the farm...
« Reply #77 on: July 03, 2018, 08:00:54 am »
Yo!  Ri only saw this now, well done. Seems like you been getting a crash course in "vasbyt" lately.
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Re: Purple Hooligan: A funny thing happened on the way to the farm...
« Reply #78 on: July 03, 2018, 09:52:19 am »
Yo!  Ri only saw this now, well done. Seems like you been getting a crash course in "vasbyt" lately.

For sure - and it still continues :boxing: :violent1: :help:

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Re: Purple Hooligan: A funny thing happened on the way to the farm...
« Reply #79 on: July 03, 2018, 10:06:27 am »

Het jy gekyk dat jou agteras presies gecentre is, maw dat hy aan albei kante op presies deiselfde merkie sit? Dalk was die as effens skeef, so die agterwiel wou aanmekaar "uitstep"? Dit lei tot "snaking"

Dankie vir 'n great RR. Jou keuse van woorde laat my as Afrikaner wonder oor my gebruik van ons taal.  Voorwaar 'n voorbeeld van suiwer, kleurvolle afrikaans wat lekker lees.

Nie baie mense sal doen wat jy gedoen het na die val nie.  :thumleft:

RESPECT  :ricky:

Daardie selfde agterband het, nadat ek die banddruk verlaag het, sonder enige verdere verstellings of probleme die hele Kaokoland deur gery ... met 'n ander ridder, nadat die Hooligan my in 'n bos afgeskud het :imaposer:

Dankie vir die komplimente oor my vasbyt, en my taalgebruik. Ek verkneukel my aan lekker woorde en akkurate (en amusante) woordprentjies :biggrin:
« Last Edit: July 03, 2018, 07:22:23 pm by Ri »