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Offline Matroos (aka JJred)

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Re: The Snail, the Tortoise and the Big Red Pig
« Reply #20 on: November 28, 2008, 10:49:33 pm »
Befok dude, befok :thumleft:

for sure ...

Usually when one reads about Van Zyls is a continious sage of afkaaaak etc, now you guys make it sound quite "not-that-bad".
Is this maybe becuase your weapons of choice was the more lighter bikes??

This makes me lus to go and do it.
 

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Re: The Snail, the Tortoise and the Big Red Pig
« Reply #21 on: November 28, 2008, 11:07:13 pm »
Befok dude, befok :thumleft:

for sure ...

Usually when one reads about Van Zyls is a continious sage of afkaaaak etc, now you guys make it sound quite "not-that-bad".
Is this maybe becuase your weapons of choice was the more lighter bikes??

This makes me lus to go and do it.

We were chatting about it, and although I have never had a big bike (14 so far, 650 biggest, baddest was a KTM 490 2-smoke) I can imagine it to be afk@k, especially if you drop it.

At the end of the RR I'll post a top 3 of most difficult stretches, suffice to say, Van Zyl did not make the top slot, the surprise came later.

Unfortunately, the heavier the going, the less photo's I took.

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Re: The Snail, the Tortoise and the Big Red Pig
« Reply #22 on: November 28, 2008, 11:17:27 pm »
Thanks Beserker, I will watch this closely to see who get the No1 spot
 

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Re: The Snail, the Tortoise and the Big Red Pig
« Reply #23 on: November 28, 2008, 11:24:04 pm »
Thanks Beserker, I will watch this closely to see who get the No1 spot

JJRed..you wrote: " makes me lus to go do it.."

I put it to you that it is a sin not to, repent brother.. 
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Re: The Snail, the Tortoise and the Big Red Pig
« Reply #24 on: November 28, 2008, 11:34:31 pm »
Thanks Beserker, I will watch this closely to see who get the No1 spot

JJRed..you wrote: " makes me lus to go do it.."

I put it to you that it is a sin not to, repent brother.. 

You just ripped my rubber arm out of its socket

Let the planning start....
 

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Re: The Snail, the Tortoise and the Big Red Pig
« Reply #25 on: November 29, 2008, 04:45:41 am »
I think while everyone is watching the 2010 football. I'll be watching the sun set over Epupa Falls. Thanks for posting and reminding me of that wonderful place. The last time I was there was in 1985 and have bitter/sweet memorys of that visit.

Bring on the next installment.... :thumleft:
 

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Re: The Snail, the Tortoise and the Big Red Pig
« Reply #26 on: November 29, 2008, 05:01:07 am »
Yes Mark,

There's a rumor that the mid-year holidays will be extended in 2010 - so I will also be on the track somewhere North?!!!  See you there...

A.    :ricky:

 

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Re: The Snail, the Tortoise and the Big Red Pig
« Reply #27 on: November 29, 2008, 05:36:50 am »
 :thumleft:  see you there
 

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Re: The Snail, the Tortoise and the Big Red Pig
« Reply #28 on: November 29, 2008, 06:05:11 am »
This is a trip down memory lane that I'l always enjoy tremendiosly.. thanks Beserker  :thumleft: and I will do again, but on two wheels ;)
« Last Edit: November 29, 2008, 06:10:49 am by briv »
oor B..erge en RIV..iere sal ons ry,
mag dit altyd tog so bly....
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Re: The Snail, the Tortoise and the Big Red Pig
« Reply #29 on: November 29, 2008, 06:12:17 am »
Hell man! Bedonnerd! :thumleft:

Makes the rides I did drift into obscurity!  8)

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Re: The Snail, the Tortoise and the Big Red Pig
« Reply #30 on: November 29, 2008, 06:44:21 am »
More, please...
 

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Re: The Snail, the Tortoise and the Big Red Pig
« Reply #31 on: November 29, 2008, 07:02:37 am »
That is one strange looking XT.  I have a 81 XT that I have retired and plan to restore someday.  Your ride pics have made me "lus" to start today and take it back on the road where it belongs.  Keep on thumping.
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Re: The Snail, the Tortoise and the Big Red Pig
« Reply #32 on: November 29, 2008, 07:18:16 am »
Yes Mark,

There's a rumor that the mid-year holidays will be extended in 2010 - so I will also be on the track somewhere North?!!!  See you there...

A.    :ricky:



Bitter sweet?  was also in the area at that time, SADF?
Yes Mark,

There's a rumor that the mid-year holidays will be extended in 2010 - so I will also be on the track somewhere North?!!!  See you there...

A.    :ricky:



Has any of you considered Angola? Shall we branch this of into Planning a Ride thread  :pot:

That is one strange looking XT.  I have a 81 XT that I have retired and plan to restore someday.  Your ride pics have made me "lus" to start today and take it back on the road where it belongs.  Keep on thumping.

It looks like a gogga, but I tell, it did not miss a beat and started everyday on the first/second kick. The only drawback was wacking it through the riversand, the suspension is minimal.  :thumleft:
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Re: The Snail, the Tortoise and the Big Red Pig
« Reply #33 on: November 29, 2008, 07:36:46 am »
Bevange, those 2x2l coke bottles next to the headlight looks funny, now if you would replace them with 2 quarts...
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Re: The Snail, the Tortoise and the Big Red Pig
« Reply #34 on: November 29, 2008, 07:49:11 am »
Thanks Beserker, great story and pics.
Great news, my book 'Sniffer' has seen the light of day on Amazon Kindle!
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Re: The Snail, the Tortoise and the Big Red Pig
« Reply #35 on: November 29, 2008, 08:49:55 am »
Lekker man lekker :ricky: :ricky:

(Hoekom het ek my XR verkoop........... :'( :'( :'( :'()
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Re: The Snail, the Tortoise and the Big Red Pig
« Reply #36 on: November 29, 2008, 09:06:37 am »

Has any of you considered Angola? Shall we branch this of into Planning a Ride thread  :pot:


Started.... :biggrin:

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=25357.0
 

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Re: The Snail, the Tortoise and the Big Red Pig
« Reply #37 on: November 29, 2008, 09:16:37 am »
Wow love the pictures.
Now where is the rest  ??? ??? ??? ???
I've been on the Jameson diet for a week, so far I've lost 7 days....
 

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Re: The Snail, the Tortoise and the Big Red Pig
« Reply #38 on: November 29, 2008, 01:09:34 pm »
Good stuff - no mess, no fuss.

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Re: The Snail, the Tortoise and the Big Red Pig
« Reply #39 on: November 29, 2008, 06:57:04 pm »
Regte bikes vir a regte ride report, XT 500 and DR 200 making mince meat of Van Zyl's pass  :thumleft:
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http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=134175.0 Penge's pass and the Old Forest http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=9421.0 - Orange Atlantic adventure http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=7514.0 - 805 km day trip http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=20260.0 - East Cape Bash http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=70199.0 - Two KTM thumpers head north