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Re: Is the Ride Reports section dying?
« Reply #140 on: May 07, 2019, 08:20:17 am »
I have shared a few of our rides as reports on this forum, and its something I enjoy, but things have changed somewhat in my life, I often still get cal;ls from various dogs inviting me to join them on a trip somewhere.
The last trip I did was almost a year ago, to the EC Bash, we used to try and fit in at least 2 trips a year.
And I didnt do a report for that one, time just got the better of me, it really does eat up a lot of time to put a report together, I dont just share a bunch of photos and let everyone make their own assumptions of whats happening in the photo, giving a story to it is always lekka
Finances havent been playing game with me, buying a house is not friendly on adv trips
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Re: Is the Ride Reports section dying?
« Reply #141 on: September 28, 2019, 05:20:19 pm »
Well it seems the section is 'restored'; I see some good RR's and RR's in progress  :thumleft:


Few months on and still some lekker RR being posted
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Re: Is the Ride Reports section dying?
« Reply #142 on: September 30, 2019, 08:00:37 am »
Well it seems the section is 'restored'; I see some good RR's and RR's in progress  :thumleft:


Few months on and still some lekker RR being posted

Sjoe ja.  Ek kan nie by bly met al die reports nou nie!!  :o
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Re: Is the Ride Reports section dying?
« Reply #143 on: October 30, 2019, 04:20:16 pm »
Is the Ride Reports section dying?

Unfortunately, it feels like this is the case.  Which is sad as this is the section that drew me in hook, line, and sinker.

I believe it is the backbone of the forum.

We can do better.
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Re: Is the Ride Reports section dying?
« Reply #144 on: October 30, 2019, 06:04:36 pm »
You are certainly doing your bit, big guy.   :sip:
 
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Re: Is the Ride Reports section dying?
« Reply #145 on: October 30, 2019, 06:22:16 pm »
You are certainly doing your bit, big guy.   :sip:

thank you, I mean it.  I love this place.  I interact with my friends on a daily basis though, and I hate to admit this, I get more stimulating conversation here.

ADV is a poser site for the majority of members if you ask me, this feels like the real deal.....knobbies, dirt, sand, rocks, mud, gravel, water, this is the real deal.

I get pissed and say stupid things when I'm drunk high or pissed off like when I said I don't care what anyone thinks of me here, just the bright ones.

It was bullshit, I love everyone here, this is my online family, a family in which I hope to meet many members of in the future if it's meant to be.

Okay, that's enough syrup to make me gag, so I'll stop there!!
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Re: Is the Ride Reports section dying?
« Reply #146 on: October 30, 2019, 06:58:00 pm »
I look at this forum, and riding in general, and I cannot help but think that it is the type of machine that is preventing good ride reports.

Modern machines seem to need trailering to destinations, and bakkie back-up in case of breakdowns.

This adds tremendously to cost.

Another point, when Yamaha discontinued the aircooled XT, I just knew it is the death knell for ride reports.
 

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Re: Is the Ride Reports section dying?
« Reply #147 on: October 30, 2019, 06:59:15 pm »
Also, eight pages of discussing the lack of ride reports.

Some could have done a RR or two in this time. :ricky:

 

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Re: Is the Ride Reports section dying?
« Reply #148 on: October 30, 2019, 07:04:24 pm »
Also, eight pages of discussing the lack of ride reports.

Some could have done a RR or two in this time. :ricky:

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Re: Is the Ride Reports section dying?
« Reply #149 on: October 30, 2019, 07:11:26 pm »
I'm searching for a smoking deal on a low hour mint condition dirt-bike.

I feel Xpat has it figured out or shall I say, I think what he's been doing is what I want to do more of.

I miss a 250 pound dirt bike and tight trails.

I can't justify owning a Ducati ST4s anymore, I'm preparing it for sale so I can get a light dirt bike I can easily load on a hitch carrier and away I go to majestic off road riding areas several hours drive north of me.  I want to go ride where there are few paved options, if any for a large radius.

That way, I'll have my low mileage GSA in the barn and light dirt bike.....I'll be content then  :peepwall:
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Re: Is the Ride Reports section dying?
« Reply #150 on: October 30, 2019, 08:23:06 pm »
Also, eight pages of discussing the lack of ride reports.

Some could have done a RR or two in this time. :ricky:

Speaking of which, didn't you just return from a pretty epic ride? :ricky:
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Re: Is the Ride Reports section dying?
« Reply #151 on: October 30, 2019, 08:48:18 pm »
I look at this forum, and riding in general, and I cannot help but think that it is the type of machine that is preventing good ride reports.

Modern machines seem to need trailering to destinations, and bakkie back-up in case of breakdowns.

This adds tremendously to cost.

Another point, when Yamaha discontinued the aircooled XT, I just knew it is the death knell for ride reports.

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Re: Is the Ride Reports section dying?
« Reply #152 on: October 30, 2019, 08:56:19 pm »
I look at this forum, and riding in general, and I cannot help but think that it is the type of machine that is preventing good ride reports.

Modern machines seem to need trailering to destinations, and bakkie back-up in case of breakdowns.

This adds tremendously to cost.

Another point, when Yamaha discontinued the aircooled XT, I just knew it is the death knell for ride reports.

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Re: Is the Ride Reports section dying?
« Reply #153 on: October 30, 2019, 08:58:35 pm »
Also, eight pages of discussing the lack of ride reports.

Some could have done a RR or two in this time. :ricky:

Speaking of which, didn't you just return from a pretty epic ride? :ricky:

And what a ride it turned out to be!!

Chopperpilot and Noneking showed us their backyard, and it is a dream.

Where can you take big jumps at high speed while taking quick peeks at Giraffe, buffalo and Kudu??  I kid you not. :eek7:
 

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Re: Is the Ride Reports section dying?
« Reply #154 on: October 31, 2019, 06:59:04 am »
Also, eight pages of discussing the lack of ride reports.

Some could have done a RR or two in this time. :ricky:

Speaking of which, didn't you just return from a pretty epic ride? :ricky:

And what a ride it turned out to be!!

Chopperpilot and Noneking showed us their backyard, and it is a dream.

Where can you take big jumps at high speed while taking quick peeks at Giraffe, buffalo and Kudu??  I kid you not. :eek7:
So tell us about it... in a ride report!
 

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Re: Is the Ride Reports section dying?
« Reply #155 on: October 31, 2019, 07:23:32 am »
I will do a ride report, I just need time for the psychological build-up and to ready myself for using more than normal amounts of technology.

I am waiting to get all the photo material together, and then I'll plan our report.
 
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Re: Is the Ride Reports section dying?
« Reply #156 on: October 31, 2019, 07:31:04 am »
Is the Ride Reports section dying?

Unfortunately, it feels like this is the case.  Which is sad as this is the section that drew me in hook, line, and sinker.

I believe it is the backbone of the forum.

We can do better.

And @Minxy is the exception...... epic reports from her & @Hondsekierie

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Re: Is the Ride Reports section dying?
« Reply #157 on: October 31, 2019, 07:43:32 am »
I look at this forum, and riding in general, and I cannot help but think that it is the type of machine that is preventing good ride reports.

Modern machines seem to need trailering to destinations, and bakkie back-up in case of breakdowns.

This adds tremendously to cost.

Another point, when Yamaha discontinued the aircooled XT, I just knew it is the death knell for ride reports.

The problem is that people who still believe in air cooled thumpers can't use a computer well enough to do a ride report  :pot:
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Re: Is the Ride Reports section dying?
« Reply #158 on: October 31, 2019, 08:02:48 am »
Is the Ride Reports section dying?

Unfortunately, it feels like this is the case.  Which is sad as this is the section that drew me in hook, line, and sinker.

I believe it is the backbone of the forum.

We can do better.

And @Minxy is the exception...... epic reports from her & @Hondsekierie

Just saying.....

Awww thanks ClimbingTurtle!!! :D I will write a bit more today, promise.

I feel that there are a couple of good reports out there at the moment, the problem is I just haven't had the time to properly read most of them :P

Anyway, I don't think it's the case that people are not riding, it is social media being so damm easy to use that is killing ride reports. Good RR's take a really, really long time to compose! I am also guilty here, our shorter rides I only share to facebook. It is just SO much easier to quickly upload photos to facebook, write a couple of words, then share the post to various groups with just the click of a button. FB friends then give you a bunch of "likes" and everyone is happy. Facebook groups such as Adventure Riders Sa, Stoffkatte, Meerkatte and KTM Fanatics, are busy with people sharing stuff on a daily basis.
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Re: Is the Ride Reports section dying?
« Reply #159 on: October 31, 2019, 08:15:13 am »
I will do a ride report, I just need time for the psychological build-up and to ready myself for using more than normal amounts of technology.

I am waiting to get all the photo material together, and then I'll plan our report.

why don't you just ask Minidan to start writing?  :deal:
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