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Offline Kamanya

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Re: Chasing the light
« Reply #40 on: August 19, 2019, 03:56:48 pm »
I was asked to come along for my charm, good looks, excellent companionship and personality.

Hardy is such a sweet talker, because it was only much later that the actual reason was that I am in possession of a Code EC, or in old money, Code 14.

He was buttering me up and being all romantic that heíd put me up in my own chalet at Kaleo.

After driving up from Cape Town in a glorified bread van that apparently held some top secret secrets and much laughing and braaing later that evening, my morning constitution was greeted with this....

He hadnít reneged on the Chalet promise.
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Re: Chasing the light
« Reply #41 on: August 19, 2019, 04:11:51 pm »
Confusingly, the next day all his lovey-doveyness disappeared and I was put to hard labour!

Iím a kantoor jockey with soft hands and high cholesterol, so manhandling stuff, packing, spannering and lifting things heavier than a paper clip was quite a shock.

The quiver of toys was impressive!






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Re: Chasing the light
« Reply #42 on: August 19, 2019, 04:24:53 pm »
And so, the day was spent making sure everything was utterly, absolutely, completely, securely, undeniably, considerably, fabulously tied down. And organised. And checked. And triple checked.

Look closely into the bread van, see? That was what we were transporting.

And of course, the keys to the future too!

That BEAST is truly a BEAST. If you had to line all 4x4ís side by side, least to most, that thing would only ever feature on one end. And itís not the Alpha side. It is definitively the Omega of all 4x4ís. Period.


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Re: Chasing the light
« Reply #43 on: August 19, 2019, 04:55:42 pm »
38 degree tipping angle....


Eish I would be crapping myself if I was in something as high as a Unimog at that angle.

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Re: Chasing the light
« Reply #44 on: August 19, 2019, 05:30:33 pm »
I was so lulled by Hardyís sweet talk, I woke up just after midday when we were passing Vanrynsdorp.

I canít remember breakfast other than I managed a two course pap and eggs, toast, bacon and coffee in under a minute.

All of them had been up since 4am.

I make no apologies! Donít sweet talk me and then go hard core!

It was a long lovely day getting to Springbok.

There we had a lively R&P debate, braai and early to bed.

Next morning was the epic border crossing.

I was being arty farty at sunrise....


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Re: Chasing the light
« Reply #45 on: August 19, 2019, 05:31:44 pm »
Steinkopf.

Iíd only just become conscious.

But the sprawling metropolis of Grunauí waited.

It was a long slow day.

That night, Kobus lost his fear of me snoring him out of Namibia.


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Re: Chasing the light
« Reply #46 on: August 19, 2019, 06:14:39 pm »
You love sweet talk Andrew...
Very few people here knows this, but you are actually a moerse nice bloke that can graft, with the best of them.
Even Kobus who seldom says something about anyone, mentioned that you are growing on him :imaposer:
 

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Re: Chasing the light
« Reply #47 on: August 19, 2019, 07:35:40 pm »
Ekís net hier vir die Unimog....
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Re: Chasing the light
« Reply #48 on: August 19, 2019, 07:39:00 pm »
Looks like y'all stealing spare tyres ... in broad daylight nogal.

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Re: Chasing the light
« Reply #49 on: August 19, 2019, 07:45:39 pm »
You love sweet talk Andrew...
Very few people here knows this, but you are actually a moerse nice bloke that can graft, with the best of them.
Even Kobus who seldom says something about anyone, mentioned that you are growing on him :imaposer:

But of course he's growing on me.  I mean, such a humble, modest and demure personality - what's not to like.

I was asked to come along for
    my charm, good looks, excellent companionship and personality


    Further to this, despite all that was going on, his unselfish, altruistic demeanour allows him to take lots of pictures of ..... uhm .... everyone else working.   :lol8:

    Confusingly, the next day all his lovey-doveyness disappeared and

    I was put to hard labour

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    Re: Chasing the light
    « Reply #50 on: August 20, 2019, 08:02:33 am »
    Ekís net hier vir die Unimog....

    +1  ummmm ja despite this being a biking forum, and there being super top secret drool-worthy Hondas on a secret mission, if this thread became a Unimog RR sou ek nie kla nie   :imaposer:

    Can we have some more specs on it, engine stats, overall mass, load capacity etc?   :drif:  Oh ja and what would one of these go for on gomboom  :lol8:


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    Re: Chasing the light
    « Reply #51 on: August 20, 2019, 09:11:34 am »
    Ek is hier vir die bikes >:D
     

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    Re: Chasing the light
    « Reply #52 on: August 20, 2019, 09:37:19 am »
    keep it coming....
     

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    Re: Chasing the light
    « Reply #53 on: August 20, 2019, 12:52:36 pm »
    Is no-one taking a punt on what the mysterious bikes are?
     

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    Re: Chasing the light
    « Reply #54 on: August 20, 2019, 01:03:33 pm »
    New Africa Twin,
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    Re: Chasing the light
    « Reply #55 on: August 20, 2019, 01:04:40 pm »
    Is no-one taking a punt on what the mysterious bikes are?

    Africa Twin 1100?
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    Re: Chasing the light
    « Reply #56 on: August 20, 2019, 01:15:21 pm »
     :glasses9:
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    Re: Chasing the light
    « Reply #57 on: August 20, 2019, 01:21:41 pm »
    Chasing what light ??? UFO ?

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    Re: Chasing the light
    « Reply #58 on: August 20, 2019, 08:15:33 pm »
    Chasing what light ??? UFO ?

    You would not believe how relevant your quote above became later....
     

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    Re: Chasing the light
    « Reply #59 on: August 20, 2019, 09:28:13 pm »
    Is no-one taking a punt on what the mysterious bikes are?

    Africa Twin 1100?

    I can imagine the price on the new AT will be about ... R200k.
    1978. It's 6am, mid winter...two up on a XL 185S ... off to my first casino ever with all of R40 and we've got a full tank of fuel, so enough to get there we reckon.... that's determination...

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