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Offline Milkybar

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Re: A Bashful Report
« Reply #140 on: November 10, 2008, 09:54:37 pm »
More photo's
Trials are survivable. We must keep our eternal perspective through the tough times.

We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed and broken. We are perplexed, but we donít give up and quit. We are hunted down, but God never abandons us. We get knocked down, but we get up again and keep going.Ē (2 Cor. 4:8-9 NLT)
 

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Re: A Bashful Report
« Reply #141 on: November 10, 2008, 09:56:59 pm »
Some more......
Trials are survivable. We must keep our eternal perspective through the tough times.

We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed and broken. We are perplexed, but we donít give up and quit. We are hunted down, but God never abandons us. We get knocked down, but we get up again and keep going.Ē (2 Cor. 4:8-9 NLT)
 

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Re: A Bashful Report
« Reply #142 on: November 10, 2008, 09:59:15 pm »
Even more.....
Trials are survivable. We must keep our eternal perspective through the tough times.

We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed and broken. We are perplexed, but we donít give up and quit. We are hunted down, but God never abandons us. We get knocked down, but we get up again and keep going.Ē (2 Cor. 4:8-9 NLT)
 

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Re: A Bashful Report
« Reply #143 on: November 11, 2008, 12:27:08 am »
Weee heee well done on the new Dakkie...... :drif: nice to see you taking the next step in DS bliss.  Looks like you had a very nice trip :thumleft:

Hope to see you on a ride or a bash or some kind of party soon..... enjoy the new adventures that lie ahead... ride safe :ricky:
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Re: A Bashful Report
« Reply #144 on: November 11, 2008, 05:54:42 am »
Milkybar,

Please resize your photo's :
Landscape - max 800 x 600
Portrait - max 450 x 600
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Re: A Bashful Report
« Reply #145 on: November 11, 2008, 06:07:47 am »
Just some "highlights" to add to the posts of my riding partners, Kaboef (part of the way) and LS (all the way). Before LS and I left CT on what turned out to be a 2323 km trip in three days. LS mentioned this may become an epic. He was going to be riding the DRZ most of the time. In the end it may not have been an epic in the truest sense of the word, but nevertheless quite eventful. Some ' highlights':

Day One: Making Aberdeen in the dark a dirt road after LS pissed off the good burghers of Rietbron by getting his words all wrong and telling a guy his town is filled with ruins. Presumably lost the KLR's tool tube (with nice expensive bloody tyre levers in, on that stretch. The DRZ (8 l tank) ran out of petrol for the first time and in the dark. Helped it with some juice from the KLR (for the first time). Partied a bit with the farmers at the local watering hole before they all got up and left when a local politician walked in. The politician was back early morning to look for his cellphone.

Day Two: Meeting up with Kaboef, great to see him again. Visited the outside of the Uilhuis, saw some lovely scenery on our way there, bought each of the wives a little cement owl. Was following LS and Kaboef on a dirt road some time later when I cut across the sandy middelmannetjie around a corner, the front washed out and the KLR bounced on its right before coming to rest on its left side.

At the same time LS and Kaboef disappeared from view and Kaboef got stung by a bee in the neck. LS did an emergency pulling out of the sting thing. Then they started talking to a farmer who had stopped and they were not coming back. Eventually managed to wrestle the heavily laden beast to its feet and started off in pursuit as they returned to look for me. Five minutes of high drama.

Bought stuff in Bethulie when the KLR would not start. Turned out to be a fuse that was dislodged in the fall. Uneventful until we got to the bash where I dropped the bike from a standing position while surveying the scene.

Camped on the beach and had a great first night party.

Day Three: Had a great time seeing old connections, meeting new ones and listening to running commentary provided by KilRoy on matters as diverse as straight sex, how to procreate to specify gender, gay sex and so on. Had an extended afternoon nap which turned into evening which made me miss the prize giving. Woke up "refreshed" and hungry for the braai. Pace yourself better, next time, fool.

Day Four: Trying to get out of zombie state by making coffee. Found the coffee had mixed with cement from owl in fall. Not feeling like getting kidney stones. Byted vas until we got to the Wimpy in Colesberg (drenched). Kaboef split towards George and LS and I carried on in the rain, going straight down the N1 because we wanted to make home.

Out of utter, utter stupidity we both ran out of petrol 12k's before Leeu-Gamka. Got lucky when a guy with a lawnmower on the back of his bakkie stopped and offered us a litre from the lawnmower which LS gracefully split. Layed the KLR down on the tap's side to get at the juice stuck on the other side of the tank and made it to the pumps.

Refuelled for the last time in De Doorns after coming down the Hex in the face of the setting sun and had even said our farewells when the DRZ coughed a spluttered to a halt 3 k's before the Huegenot tunnel with a minor mechanical problem that was nof fixable right there and then. LS's dutiful and pretty wife came to pick him and the DRZ up with a bakkie.

We were sitting in the dark, waiting for her while watching the Sunday night traffic flashing past. "Epic, indeed", I said to LS reminding him of his comment at the start of the trip. "It's not epic, it's a bloody disaster," het retorted.

The next day we felt a lot better.


« Last Edit: November 11, 2008, 10:03:25 am by Sot »
 

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Re: A Bashful Report
« Reply #146 on: November 11, 2008, 07:10:06 am »
Hehehe!
Thanks for that Sot. Give a different aspect to the bash.
Be careful of the words you say.
And keep them soft and sweet.
For you never know from day to day.
Which ones you'll have to eat.
 

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Re: A Bashful Report
« Reply #147 on: November 11, 2008, 07:44:45 am »
Bospadda, I think you are making a mountain out of a molehill.

Yes, we partied.
No, we did not behave recklessly.
No-one was forced into anything.
The mood was relaxed and wonderful, and everyone had a great time.


Ok ok, so you had a "responsible" party and bash.  Praiseworthy  :thumleft:.  However, I still must voice my opinion to see a frontal photograpgh of grown man pissing into a river is not something I would classify as "having a great time".   :-[
 

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Re: A Bashful Report
« Reply #148 on: November 11, 2008, 07:55:22 am »
Hehehe!
Thanks for that Sot. Give a different aspect to the bash.


 :thumleft:
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Re: A Bashful Report
« Reply #149 on: November 11, 2008, 08:34:14 am »
How NOT to ride your KLR out of the riverbed
 :biggrin: :biggrin:

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Re: A Bashful Report
« Reply #150 on: November 11, 2008, 08:37:01 am »
I had to get that fat pig of mine out there on Sunday morning too, I need some soft sand riding practice.
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Re: A Bashful Report
« Reply #151 on: November 11, 2008, 09:03:46 am »
Just some "highlights"

You neglected to mention the electrical repairs to the KLR
the damage to your dirtbagz
the destruction of my expensive Digital SLR
the wad of cash blown from your unzipped pocket
what did I miss?

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Re: A Bashful Report
« Reply #152 on: November 11, 2008, 09:13:20 am »
:o
I think the Camera is the hardest to swallow for you, right?
:'(
Be careful of the words you say.
And keep them soft and sweet.
For you never know from day to day.
Which ones you'll have to eat.
 

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Re: A Bashful Report
« Reply #153 on: November 11, 2008, 09:25:00 am »
:o
I think the Camera is the hardest to swallow for you, right?
:'(

it's tough to swallow yes
but it's just a thing, and it can be repaired (presumably)
I'm just glad to have survived the trip and that no one else was seriously harmed or worse ;)
 

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Re: A Bashful Report
« Reply #154 on: November 11, 2008, 09:39:27 am »
There's one vote less for the kLR Africa Jonix vote.  ;)

Sot that's a lekker write-up.  :thumleft:

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Re: A Bashful Report
« Reply #155 on: November 11, 2008, 09:49:01 am »
I had to get that fat pig of mine out there on Sunday morning too, I need some soft sand riding practice.

nah, you got out easy!!
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Re: A Bashful Report
« Reply #156 on: November 11, 2008, 09:57:22 am »
Did I miss something? LS, why you riding a DRZ? Where's your DR650? :patch:

 

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Re: A Bashful Report
« Reply #157 on: November 11, 2008, 10:01:31 am »
the dr650 has been sold ages ago

but i also want to know where the drz comes from  ???
 

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Re: A Bashful Report
« Reply #158 on: November 11, 2008, 10:06:40 am »
DRZ was a demo from Suzuki SA, taken to the bash with their full knowledge and support. Afrikaans speaking Capies can look out for the road test report in MotorBurger in about 2 week's time. Thanks Suzuki!
 

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Re: A Bashful Report
« Reply #159 on: November 11, 2008, 10:29:06 am »
Bospadda, I think you are making a mountain out of a molehill.

Yes, we partied.
No, we did not behave recklessly.
No-one was forced into anything.
The mood was relaxed and wonderful, and everyone had a great time.


Ok ok, so you had a "responsible" party and bash.  Praiseworthy  :thumleft:.  However, I still must voice my opinion to see a frontal photograpgh of grown man pissing into a river is not something I would classify as "having a great time".   :-[

Well, now that you know how we behave, you can decide whether you would like to hang around or not....... ::)