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Re: Is the Ride Reports section dying?
« Reply #160 on: October 31, 2019, 09:23:41 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 #161 on: October 31, 2019, 09:29:00 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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Re: Is the Ride Reports section dying?
« Reply #162 on: October 31, 2019, 12:12:09 pm »
I have been off the Forum page for quite some time :-[
My problem is being connected to a proper Wifi connection here in Africa. Secondly, as Lem rightly said, FB, Instagram and other quick cell phone apps works great and a quick way of posting and sharing.
Even when you do a weeks ride, you take pictures as you travel and post. Its on the net straight away for everyone to see.

When you log onto your mobile device, its not the same as on a PC or Pad.

Then to post picture here on the Forum has always got the better of me. Write a report and try and attach a picture and gives me some errors :lamer:

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Re: Is the Ride Reports section dying?
« Reply #163 on: October 31, 2019, 02:09:43 pm »
I have been off the Forum page for quite some time :-[
My problem is being connected to a proper Wifi connection here in Africa. Secondly, as Lem rightly said, FB, Instagram and other quick cell phone apps works great and a quick way of posting and sharing.
Even when you do a weeks ride, you take pictures as you travel and post. Its on the net straight away for everyone to see.

When you log onto your mobile device, its not the same as on a PC or Pad.

Then to post picture here on the Forum has always got the better of me. Write a report and try and attach a picture and gives me some errors :lamer:

True what you say, however I actually enjoy the process of writing, very relaxing, provokes thought in me, I just need to get out more....
My other issue tho, is that I forget to stop for pics, often I take a camera or phone and dont look at it for teh whole day, only remember when I get back...

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Re: Is the Ride Reports section dying?
« Reply #164 on: October 31, 2019, 07:13:47 pm »
I would say it is not just the ride report section that has quieted down. The general bike banter section is also very quiet. Little movement there. The most movement on this forum I would say is the for sale / buy / swap sections. For me that reflects the state of the economy and the despair of the working population. Bread and butter approaches and policies are more and more coming to the fore. Survival for a lot of people. To travel at pleasure is becoming a luxury beyond the grasp of more and more people. Even if you have R200 -300K to buy a bike, kitting it out, staying in lodges (at R1000 plus a night easily, everybody wants to life well, you know), ensuring that your property will not get ransacked during your absence, not knowing the condition of the roads, rampant crime on the roads, ineffective police force, open racial discrimination are all factors that dampens the adventure spirit of a lot of people. They then, having the bike and all the extras, rather elect to do the breakfast ride thing or down the beach or commute with the bike and save some money off the petrol account in doing so, while still getting in that bit of feeling of adventure. Or the bike(s) just stay in the garage, to keep the imagination and appearances up and running, while utilising your energy to try and stay sane and keep everything that you have slaved for, together.
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Re: Is the Ride Reports section dying?
« Reply #165 on: October 31, 2019, 07:44:52 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.

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:

Ek skryf sommer die ding op n a4 vel en laat n paar blaaie afrol en deel dit dan uit by die volgende bash. >:D
 

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Re: Is the Ride Reports section dying?
« Reply #166 on: October 31, 2019, 08:50:02 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.

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:

Ek skryf sommer die ding op n a4 vel en laat n paar blaaie afrol en deel dit dan uit by die volgende bash. >:D


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Re: Is the Ride Reports section dying?
« Reply #167 on: November 01, 2019, 06:54:46 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:

Ek skryf sommer die ding op n a4 vel en laat n paar blaaie afrol en deel dit dan uit by die volgende bash. >:D
Die feit dat jy die woord " afrol" gebruik :imaposer: Dink ek het dit laas op laerskool gehoor :lol8:
 

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Re: Is the Ride Reports section dying?
« Reply #168 on: November 01, 2019, 07:27:33 am »
For a bit of fresh air, read @NiteOwl 's ride report To the Lungs of the Earth.

Splendid work.


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Re: Is the Ride Reports section dying?
« Reply #169 on: November 01, 2019, 08:06:04 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:

Ek skryf sommer die ding op n a4 vel en laat n paar blaaie afrol en deel dit dan uit by die volgende bash. >:D
Die feit dat jy die woord " afrol" gebruik :imaposer: Dink ek het dit laas op laerskool gehoor :lol8:
Die woord "Afrol" wys net hoe oud is 2SD  :peepwall: :pot: :imaposer: :imaposer:
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Re: Is the Ride Reports section dying?
« Reply #170 on: November 01, 2019, 08:43:50 am »
Gebruik hulle nie meer afrolmasjiene nie??

 

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Re: Is the Ride Reports section dying?
« Reply #171 on: November 01, 2019, 08:46:36 am »
Gebruik hulle nie meer afrolmasjiene nie??
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Ja, maar ons draai nie meer daai slinger soos op die ou was masjiene nie.  :lol8:
 

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Re: Is the Ride Reports section dying?
« Reply #172 on: November 01, 2019, 09:42:09 am »
Gebruik hulle nie meer afrolmasjiene nie??

Noem dit n PRINTER.
Alles werk nou met gevordere komputer stelsels, wi-fi, USB stokkies, Bou tanne en internet :peepwall:
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Re: Is the Ride Reports section dying?
« Reply #173 on: November 01, 2019, 09:53:23 am »
Gebruik hulle nie meer afrolmasjiene nie??

Noem dit n PRINTER.
Alles werk nou met gevordere komputer rekenaar stelsels, wi-fi, USB stokkies, Bou tanne en internet :peepwall:

Reggemaak vir jou :lol8: Jy mag verbaas wees hoeveel rekenaar terme in Afrikaans voorkom, mens sien hulle net nie behalwe as mens per ongeluk jou "operating system" (beheerstelsel?) se taal verander na Afrikaans :o
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Re: Is the Ride Reports section dying?
« Reply #174 on: November 01, 2019, 09:59:10 am »
Gebruik hulle nie meer afrolmasjiene nie??

Noem dit n PRINTER.
Alles werk nou met gevordere komputer rekenaar stelsels, wi-fi, USB stokkies, Bou tanne en internet :peepwall:

Reggemaak vir jou :lol8: Jy mag verbaas wees hoeveel rekenaar terme in Afrikaans voorkom, mens sien hulle net nie behalwe as mens per ongeluk jou "operating system" (beheerstelsel?) se taal verander na Afrikaans :o

Lankal uit skool, as jy nie tussen die lyne kan lees nie :peepwall: Dan moet jy maar n HAT nader krap. :spitcoffee: Ek weet wat ek sÍ :thumleft:
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Re: Is the Ride Reports section dying?
« Reply #175 on: November 01, 2019, 10:02:01 am »
I would say it is not just the ride report section that has quieted down. The general bike banter section is also very quiet. Little movement there. The most movement on this forum I would say is the for sale / buy / swap sections. For me that reflects the state of the economy and the despair of the working population. Bread and butter approaches and policies are more and more coming to the fore. Survival for a lot of people. To travel at pleasure is becoming a luxury beyond the grasp of more and more people. Even if you have R200 -300K to buy a bike, kitting it out, staying in lodges (at R1000 plus a night easily, everybody wants to life well, you know), ensuring that your property will not get ransacked during your absence, not knowing the condition of the roads, rampant crime on the roads, ineffective police force, open racial discrimination are all factors that dampens the adventure spirit of a lot of people. They then, having the bike and all the extras, rather elect to do the breakfast ride thing or down the beach or commute with the bike and save some money off the petrol account in doing so, while still getting in that bit of feeling of adventure. Or the bike(s) just stay in the garage, to keep the imagination and appearances up and running, while utilising your energy to try and stay sane and keep everything that you have slaved for, together.

Sadly very true  :'(.
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Re: Is the Ride Reports section dying?
« Reply #176 on: November 01, 2019, 10:11:09 am »
Gebruik hulle nie meer afrolmasjiene nie??

Noem dit n PRINTER.
Alles werk nou met gevordere komputer rekenaar stelsels, wi-fi, USB stokkies, Bou tanne en internet :peepwall:

Reggemaak vir jou :lol8: Jy mag verbaas wees hoeveel rekenaar terme in Afrikaans voorkom, mens sien hulle net nie behalwe as mens per ongeluk jou "operating system" (beheerstelsel?) se taal verander na Afrikaans :o

Lankal uit skool, as jy nie tussen die lyne kan lees nie :peepwall: Dan moet jy maar n HAT nader krap. :spitcoffee: Ek weet wat ek sÍ :thumleft:

Self, het lank terug 'n konferensie bygewoon waar 'n sagteware ingenieur nog gepraat het van "datavelle". Ek spot bietjie met die "komputer", want het die ouer mense dit nie nog 'n "komper" genoem nie?
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Re: Is the Ride Reports section dying?
« Reply #177 on: November 04, 2019, 10:47:58 am »
Noem dit n PRINTER AFDRUKKER.
Alles werk nou met gevordere komputer rekenaar stelsels, wi-fi, USB stokkies, Bou tanne en internet

Reggemaak vir jou
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Re: Is the Ride Reports section dying?
« Reply #178 on: November 04, 2019, 01:41:40 pm »
Noem dit n PRINTER AFDRUKKER.
Alles werk nou met gevordere komputer rekenaar stelsels, wi-fi, USB stokkies, Bou tanne en internet

Reggemaak vir jou

Regtergemaak vir jou  :P
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Uhm actually

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Re: Is the Ride Reports section dying?
« Reply #179 on: November 04, 2019, 01:44:25 pm »
O en 'Operating System' is 'bedryfstelsel'

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02/02/12 - RIP Glen - the Arrow of Elliot and the little man with the big heart that truly was larger than life.

You have touched us and left us better for having known you - even if it was only briefly.

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