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Re: Is the Ride Reports section dying?
« Reply #220 on: February 19, 2020, 03:44:55 pm »
No! The past few weeks some excellent ride reports got posted. It is alive and well!   :thumleft: :thumleft:

I think the turning point was that epic ride you did on the Big Boy CGL through that mud :thumleft:

Thank you for that vote of support! But letís ascribe it to a group effort, as in the approach by @jaybiker . (On the other hand, sometimes a ďstupidĒ thing has to be done to bring home a point.)



I find that a lot of people are caught up in a pressure environment. They want the adventure, but feel that they are not kitted out correctly due to social pressure. They fear being laughed at if they go on a trip with what they have, alternatively that it canít be done if you donít have the prescribed stuff. Because of pseudo movie / documentary material out there and because of massive marketing they feel that they can only take on an adventure if they have the ďneededĒ equipment and correct bike. Outside pressure is placed on them to first buy X,Y and Z. And that stuff is often prohibitively expensive. So they procrastinate. And the dream dies slowly.

I cut and pasted pictures from a recent ride report (below). That plastic bag made the report for me. It kept moving around as the trip progressed. It said so much. It said everything. The trip report pictures were all very good and the ride experience was exceptional, but that plastic bag put the stamp of TRUE, unsolicited, genuine unabashed adventure on that particular trip for me. They were having a time of their lives. Is that not what adventure is about? Drop the designer and marketing companies, and ignore what goes around in the general media. Checkers is your friend. And a full tank of petrol. That simple.
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Re: Is the Ride Reports section dying?
« Reply #221 on: February 19, 2020, 03:45:33 pm »
Here is a picture of Philippe Jambert's BMW R65 in the 1979 Dakar. Before big money and marketing took over.
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Re: Is the Ride Reports section dying?
« Reply #222 on: February 19, 2020, 09:47:03 pm »
I don't see a Checkers bag on his bike  :deal:

 :peepwall:

 :imaposer: :imaposer:

Just pulling your leg. 

What you said is true - I know "Die Arende" and they are just normal plain people with no fuss. All they want to do is ride their bikes.  finish & Klaar.
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Re: Is the Ride Reports section dying?
« Reply #223 on: February 20, 2020, 08:01:57 am »
I don't see a Checkers bag on his bike  :deal:

 :peepwall:

 :imaposer: :imaposer:

Just pulling your leg. 

What you said is true - I know "Die Arende" and they are just normal plain people with no fuss. All they want to do is ride their bikes.  finish & Klaar.

+1 on what JMOL says.

The Arende "adventures"  very well. Behind the bars of a big bike uncle Vis Arend will put to shame the skills of 90% of the guys with the 3 Countrytrax certficates in their offices.

In places where most intermediate riders pick up bikes & then ponder over ABS & tyre pressures the Visarende will come ploughing through 2-up on a fully loaded 1200 Super Tenere, both sitting down with Nannie taking pictures on either side with one hand.
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Re: Is the Ride Reports section dying?
« Reply #224 on: February 20, 2020, 08:38:39 am »
I don't see a Checkers bag on his bike  :deal:


I actually scanned it to try and find one.  The picture fitted perfectly in with my approach, except for the missing plastic bag. Maybe there was no Checkers there?  :imaposer:
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Re: Is the Ride Reports section dying?
« Reply #225 on: February 20, 2020, 09:24:05 am »
Interesting how events go by and no evidence available.  :(

On my PE trip I bought a pie (and I hate pies) in Uniondale to eat as a late afternoon snack with coffee from the flask.  Somewhere an hour or what later I stopped for a pic and noticed that half the pie was gone.  The stretchie cut it in two.  I did not bother too much as I dont like pies in any case.  An hour later I decided to stop for the snack break as planned.  Surprise Surpise, the other half also 'left the bag'.  All I could do was to lick the oil from the alu tray and stay hungry.  At least I did not need to eat it.

The main reason for not being too disappointed about the missing pie was because the one I ate in Uniondale was CHEESE AND SPINAGE.  It was k@k sleg.

It does make for good memory and a story to tell when we discuss the funny side of trips.

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Re: Is the Ride Reports section dying?
« Reply #226 on: February 20, 2020, 10:31:12 am »
Interesting how events go by and no evidence available.  :(

On my PE trip I bought a pie (and I hate pies) in Uniondale to eat as a late afternoon snack with coffee from the flask.  Somewhere an hour or what later I stopped for a pic and noticed that half the pie was gone.  The stretchie cut it in two.  I did not bother too much as I dont like pies in any case.  An hour later I decided to stop for the snack break as planned.  Surprise Surpise, the other half also 'left the bag'.  All I could do was to lick the oil from the alu tray and stay hungry.  At least I did not need to eat it.

The main reason for not being too disappointed about the missing pie was because the one I ate in Uniondale was CHEESE AND SPINAGE.  It was k@k sleg.

It does make for good memory and a story to tell when we discuss the funny side of trips.

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Re: Is the Ride Reports section dying?
« Reply #227 on: February 20, 2020, 10:41:53 am »
i hve even wrapped our sleeping backs in dustbin liners

and had a few designer checkers sakkies ook
just wanna have fun , and ride ... and ....... ride
 

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Re: Is the Ride Reports section dying?
« Reply #228 on: February 20, 2020, 12:34:29 pm »
Looking for a checkers sakkie?   

There you have it.   :biggrin:

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Re: Is the Ride Reports section dying?
« Reply #229 on: February 20, 2020, 01:35:00 pm »
Voice of (pooratech) experience here. If you want to pack your stuff tidily at min cost, Pep stores do large plastic zipper bags which are almost waterproof, especially if the gear inside is also in black refuse bags. Can withstand a thorough dunking in someplace like Smitskraal  :-[

And of course, if there is something you need to have handy without delving into the bottom, just tie a checkers packet on top.  ;)  :biggrin:
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Re: Is the Ride Reports section dying?
« Reply #230 on: February 20, 2020, 02:07:23 pm »
Voice of (pooratech) experience here.

The voice of experience. Full stop. Certain things just simply work. End of story. That is what you learn from experience. Just look at the difference between the luggage of a first time traveller and that of an experienced (totally unsponsored) traveller.
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Re: Is the Ride Reports section dying?
« Reply #231 on: February 20, 2020, 02:29:00 pm »
Lat 'n fookhing  plastieksakkie ons nou so aan die kuier het.   :pot:

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Re: Is the Ride Reports section dying?
« Reply #232 on: February 20, 2020, 03:24:03 pm »
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Re: Is the Ride Reports section dying?
« Reply #233 on: February 22, 2020, 04:25:48 pm »
Kan seker tel as 'n Ride Report  :biggrin:

Vanoggend uitgery Malgas toe, die ou pont is nog in werking maar word blykbaar Dinsdag vervang met die nuwe monster
Sekerlik my laaste fotos van en op die ou pont dan

Hierdie kan seker as 'n ride report deurgaan

Salmonsdam afdraai na Stanford





Terugblik na Hermanus op die Salmonsdam pad



Sandy's Glen, ou kerk













Sandy's Glen pad, aansluiting by Napier/Caledon pad





Napier se NG Kerk



Die windpomp sal niks pomp nie





Trading post oorkant Malgas afdraai



Sommige borde sÍ Malagas, ander net Malgas





Gratis oor die pont



Malagas winkel, toe vandag



Die monster nog op droŽ grond





Sekerlik die laaste ou pont fotos vir my













Op pad Buffeljags toe, Swellendam se berge



Die Tenere het weer heerlik stofpad gery





Riviersonderend van die N2 af



Shaw's pas, die wolke pak saam en dit lyk na misreŽn



Tesselaarsdal



338 km se heerlike uitry, lekker natgereŽn deur die Hemel & Aarde vallei

 
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Re: Is the Ride Reports section dying?
« Reply #234 on: February 22, 2020, 04:55:50 pm »
Baie mooi!  :thumleft:
Dit is 'n ritverslag op sy eie.
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Re: Is the Ride Reports section dying?
« Reply #235 on: February 24, 2020, 08:44:59 pm »
Baie mooi!  :thumleft:
Dit is 'n ritverslag op sy eie.

Absoluut! En met pragtige foto's, maak mens sommer net wil ry.
 
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