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Re: The Adventures of NOMAD.
« Reply #40 on: December 28, 2019, 03:40:14 pm »
Bly jou 1ste dag was suksesvol en veilig, van nou af raak dit net beter.   :thumleft:  Wat seg vroulief, is sy happy.   :patch: :biggrin:

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Re: The Adventures of NOMAD.
« Reply #41 on: December 28, 2019, 03:41:06 pm »
Wel sy lyk moeg (of warm) maar daai smile se sy is happy.   :thumleft: :biggrin:
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Re: The Adventures of NOMAD.
« Reply #42 on: December 28, 2019, 04:07:48 pm »
Eerste koffie kook
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Re: The Adventures of NOMAD.
« Reply #43 on: December 28, 2019, 05:04:48 pm »
Lekka Jups, safe travels  :thumleft:
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Re: The Adventures of NOMAD.
« Reply #44 on: December 28, 2019, 05:21:49 pm »
It was with some anxious antisipation I woke up this morning. Did not sleep much.  But it was that lekker nugget feeling. I've been riding the sidecar a lot the last weeks testing different roads, but real open road is different.

I've driven and ridden tbe Langkloof/R62 a lot the last 40 years or and know every twist and turn. The past weeks I've ridden over and over in my head with the sidecar. I was prepared and it paid off. Not one oops while averaging overall 80km/h.

The car is smooth and handles with ease. No bad habits, but unforgiving. If you get it wrong it bites you, but predictably so I know what to expect and I think therein lies the safety.

All in all I am a happy camper
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Re: The Adventures of NOMAD.
« Reply #45 on: December 28, 2019, 05:23:34 pm »
Lekka Jups, safe travels  :thumleft:

Thanks Boet. Will I see you there ?
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Re: The Adventures of NOMAD.
« Reply #46 on: December 28, 2019, 05:39:51 pm »
Lekka Jups, safe travels  :thumleft:

Thanks Boet. Will I see you there ?

I hadn't planned to but now you're making me think it might be a good idea  ;D Let me chat to the missus and hear what she had planned.
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Re: The Adventures of NOMAD.
« Reply #47 on: December 28, 2019, 08:14:46 pm »
It was with some anxious antisipation I woke up this morning. Did not sleep much.  But it was that lekker nugget feeling. I've been riding the sidecar a lot the last weeks testing different roads, but real open road is different.

I've driven and ridden tbe Langkloof/R62 a lot the last 40 years or and know every twist and turn. The past weeks I've ridden over and over in my head with the sidecar. I was prepared and it paid off. Not one oops while averaging overall 80km/h.

The car is smooth and handles with ease. No bad habits, but unforgiving. If you get it wrong it bites you, but predictably so I know what to expect and I think therein lies the safety.

All in all I am a happy camper

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Re: The Adventures of NOMAD.
« Reply #48 on: December 29, 2019, 10:48:33 am »
The following incident occurred in Germany in the early sixties. A man was charged with murder of his wife and found guilty. He had mounted a sidecar to his BMW bike one the left side of the bike, unlike how it is normally done in Germany. He took his wife for a bike trip and had a serious accident. He at one right hand corner took the corner too wide and the side span crossed the white line into oncoming traffic. He himself was seriously injured. The wife did not make it.

Disclaimer:  I am not insinuating anything in any way, nor is my intent to plant any ideas. Merely mentioning a useless trivia.

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Re: The Adventures of NOMAD.
« Reply #49 on: December 29, 2019, 11:45:09 am »
Slow day today. Went to the granddaughters dedication in George and slowly making our way in the direction of Robertson.  Crossed Oiteniqua pass this morning.  Very exciting.  :lol8:
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Re: The Adventures of NOMAD.
« Reply #50 on: December 29, 2019, 02:26:47 pm »
The following incident occurred in Germany in the early sixties. A man was charged with murder of his wife and found guilty. He had mounted a sidecar to his BMW bike one the left side of the bike, unlike how it is normally done in Germany. He took his wife for a bike trip and had a serious accident. He at one right hand corner took the corner too wide and the side span crossed the white line into oncoming traffic. He himself was seriously injured. The wife did not make it.

Disclaimer:  I am not insinuating anything in any way, nor is my intent to plant any ideas. Merely mentioning a useless trivia.

Keep up the great adventure! :thumleft:
Sidecar mounted LHS would be correct here in ZA, but on the wrong side in Germany. They drive on the RHS of the road.

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Re: The Adventures of NOMAD.
« Reply #51 on: December 29, 2019, 09:09:40 pm »
Stopped at the Woodies for late lunch and later in the day bumped into Vallbaas on the road. Nearly took us  out  :lol8: We at Silver strand in Robertson tonite. Another good days riding with no oopsies.

 Looking forward to tomorrow when we will do our first gravel to Oasis.
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Re: The Adventures of NOMAD.
« Reply #52 on: December 29, 2019, 09:38:02 pm »
Bly julle ry so lekker!
Geniet en dit is seker lekker met al die pakplek?
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Re: The Adventures of NOMAD.
« Reply #53 on: December 29, 2019, 09:57:10 pm »
Bly julle ry so lekker!
Geniet en dit is seker lekker met al die pakplek?

Vroutjie geniet dit maar teen die spoed wat dit gaan sal ek die treiler moet klaarmaak en vlg keer hak  :lol8:
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Re: The Adventures of NOMAD.
« Reply #54 on: December 30, 2019, 06:35:39 am »
... maar teen die spoed wat dit gaan...

Mental shift required old bean. Beplan die dagritte sodat jy nie hoef te druk nie, en smell the roses all the way. Stop, maak koffie, adem die vars lug in, kyk in jou liefde se oë...  En geniet elke oomblik, dis vlietend!  ;D
 

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Re: The Adventures of NOMAD.
« Reply #55 on: December 30, 2019, 06:43:20 am »
... maar teen die spoed wat dit gaan...

Mental shift required old bean. Beplan die dagritte sodat jy nie hoef te druk nie, en smell the roses all the way. Stop, maak koffie, adem die vars lug in, kyk in jou liefde se oë...  En geniet elke oomblik, dis vlietend!  ;D

Ons doen. Ons het nooit gejaag nie. My spoed met die bike was maar gewoonlik hier by 110km/h. Met n sidecar kan jy nie jaag nie. Hy sal vir jou byt. Ry so tussen 90 en 100 en gemiddeld hou so 80. Dis waar die sweet spot lê en hy is net lekker onder beheer.
...dis nooit te laat om n happy childhood te he nie !

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Re: The Adventures of NOMAD.
« Reply #56 on: December 30, 2019, 07:37:27 am »
... maar teen die spoed wat dit gaan...

Mental shift required old bean. Beplan die dagritte sodat jy nie hoef te druk nie, en smell the roses all the way. Stop, maak koffie, adem die vars lug in, kyk in jou liefde se oë...  En geniet elke oomblik, dis vlietend!  ;D

Ons doen. Ons het nooit gejaag nie. My spoed met die bike was maar gewoonlik hier by 110km/h. Met n sidecar kan jy nie jaag nie. Hy sal vir jou byt. Ry so tussen 90 en 100 en gemiddeld hou so 80. Dis waar die sweet spot lê en hy is net lekker onder beheer.
Ai dit lyk baie lekker Gerrard, julle moet dit geniet, moet tog nie dat Shanette daai SC sien nie,  nou net kry sy idees.
 

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Re: The Adventures of NOMAD.
« Reply #57 on: December 30, 2019, 09:11:52 am »
Packed and ready to roll. If you see us on the road, hoot and wave  :ricky:

Looking good. Geniet dit!!!
 

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« Reply #58 on: December 30, 2019, 09:27:38 am »
... maar teen die spoed wat dit gaan...

Mental shift required old bean. Beplan die dagritte sodat jy nie hoef te druk nie, en smell the roses all the way. Stop, maak koffie, adem die vars lug in, kyk in jou liefde se oë...  En geniet elke oomblik, dis vlietend!  ;D

Ons doen. Ons het nooit gejaag nie. My spoed met die bike was maar gewoonlik hier by 110km/h. Met n sidecar kan jy nie jaag nie. Hy sal vir jou byt. Ry so tussen 90 en 100 en gemiddeld hou so 80. Dis waar die sweet spot lê en hy is net lekker onder beheer.
Ai dit lyk baie lekker Gerrard, julle moet dit geniet, moet tog nie dat Shanette daai SC sien nie,  nou net kry sy idees.

Was al paar keer daar by jou om te wys dan is dit toe. Neem maar aan julle kerjakker met die camper
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Re: The Adventures of NOMAD.
« Reply #59 on: December 30, 2019, 09:31:21 am »
Packed and ready to roll. If you see us on the road, hoot and wave  :ricky:

Looking good. Geniet dit!!!

 :thumleft: Sien baie uit na vandag se ry Oasis toe. Dit gaan elke dag bietjie beter. Die leer kurwe is styl  :biggrin: mens moet foute maak  dat nog n manier kan leer om dit nie te doen nie maar met die sidecar is daar min ruimte vir foute. Hy byt jou vinnig
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Build a sidecar they said. It will be fun they said. Ja-nee !