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Re: 2008 Gauteng Toy run
« Reply #20 on: December 02, 2008, 10:31:53 am »
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Re: 2008 Gauteng Toy run
« Reply #21 on: December 02, 2008, 11:08:29 am »
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Re: 2008 Gauteng Toy run
« Reply #22 on: December 02, 2008, 11:54:56 am »
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KTM and KLR posers!!!!! Standing on tar...what is the world coming to?

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Re: 2008 Gauteng Toy run
« Reply #23 on: December 02, 2008, 01:15:09 pm »
Hey Grim, So I guess I met you at the "start-gate"? I was the guy on the G450X. Must say that the of-road ride was a bit of a let-down. DUST DUST DUST. I think I managed to snatch 4th gear once or maybe twice. It was impossible to see more than 5m ahead. I enjoyed the sand section. BUT.. they promised a 45km loop. We lost the marshals after about 12km and ended up back at the start area after having done only 15km. bummer. We had a beer and left as the quads still had to START by the time we got back. Probably won't do it again or maybe next year I'll put the number-plate on and do the adventure ride... At least it was for a good cause..  and now I can prooooudly proclaim that I know 1 WD..  ;D

Your bike is very beautiful!   Nice to have met you.

I also enjoyed our little "adventure" trip with a nice bunch of guys and a girl.
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Re: 2008 Gauteng Toy run
« Reply #24 on: December 02, 2008, 01:45:01 pm »
:imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:

KTM and KLR posers!!!!! Standing on tar...what is the world coming to?

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Only the KTM's and KLR's are in the pics cause the BMW's are far too slow to keep up so they are behind the photographer ....

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Re: 2008 Gauteng Toy run
« Reply #25 on: December 02, 2008, 01:58:30 pm »
:imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:

KTM and KLR posers!!!!! Standing on tar...what is the world coming to?

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Only the KTM's and KLR's are in the pics cause the BMW's are far too slow to keep up so they are behind the photographer ....

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nah!
I think the BM okes are ahead, because they are NOT standing there is less wind resistance, thus they are faaaaassssster.
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Re: 2008 Gauteng Toy run
« Reply #26 on: December 02, 2008, 02:11:59 pm »
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KTM and KLR posers!!!!! Standing on tar...what is the world coming to?

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Friend of ours and his son arrived on their KLR's at our house at 07:00 - already standing !

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We had handed our prezzies in and were on our 2nd beers when they arrived, still standing !

Funniest of all is we went on the Harleys and still got there way before them !

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Re: 2008 Gauteng Toy run
« Reply #27 on: December 02, 2008, 02:16:51 pm »
Heyt - I hope nobody is gonna mock me for standing !

But my back and butt is still a little eina from falling off the bar-stool at the pub and it helped to stand a bit !
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Re: 2008 Gauteng Toy run
« Reply #28 on: December 02, 2008, 02:19:31 pm »
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It should be posted on WC ride...twatwaffle!
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Re: 2008 Gauteng Toy run
« Reply #29 on: December 02, 2008, 02:22:12 pm »
and then i need to mention someone who did make my day,,,,

good ole gunda gunda,,,,,,when i doubt or trouble you can always rely on gg...

thanx buddie,,,thanx for rescuing me and being there in my time of need...

thanx for having every possible tool or product on hand all the time,,,,i'll cross a desert with you anyday



Not a problem mate - now I know how the back wheel of an AT works wif the funny sea-shell adjuster.

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You never know, your puncture may have saved my life - maybe I would have got schtomped on by one of those big okes while studying the tatoo patterns on his chick's cleavage.
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Re: 2008 Gauteng Toy run
« Reply #30 on: December 02, 2008, 04:05:29 pm »
Some feedback:

Pta route was changed at the last minute as there were roadworks on the N1 (original route) -  ??? neither the marshals nor Tshwane Metro were informed of this. One of the Tshwane Metro vehicles went to assess the situation & there was already a lot of congestion at the point at around 07h30. 3 lanes had been narrowed to 1 FFS!!! As such it was decided to change the route - the TB marshals had already planned an alternative route (the one that was used) & Tshwane Metro agreed to the change at the time it was discovered the original route was not viable. The biggest mess came when Tshwane handed over to JMPD - the JMPD "lead" vehicle did not know where she was going, despite being told "November 1" she decided to go "Mike 1" ::). This caused the group to split up into smaller bunches - some turned around at Corlett, other carried on going until St. Andrews Rd. whilst some (who knew where they were going) went onto the N1!! The Brightwater Commons crowd left before they should have, allegedly due to the Hardly Driveable "Safety Marshalls" who decided it was time to go  >:(- this caused "crowd mentality" & everyone fired up their bikes & started to leave despite the official marshals trying to stop this from happening - impossible with a few thousand bikes revving! This caused a back up on the N1 at Malibongwe as JMPD tried to close the highway to allow the bikes access, however there were some 15000 bikes coming up behind them down the N1............again the marshals managed to resolve this & got the N1 moving again.

The Marshall that went down is fine as is his son (pillion), both are bruised & battered, but ready to ride again. The bike is unfortunately a write-off.
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Re: 2008 Gauteng Toy run
« Reply #31 on: December 02, 2008, 04:21:49 pm »
Some I got:



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Re: 2008 Gauteng Toy run
« Reply #32 on: December 02, 2008, 07:29:00 pm »
The Toy Run this year was great!!!

There was 44 000 people at Nasrec
17500 motorcycels
197 people who came down on there bikes or bike accidents

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Re: 2008 Gauteng Toy run
« Reply #33 on: December 02, 2008, 09:35:24 pm »
The Toy Run this year was great!!!

197 poepolle came down...
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Re: 2008 Gauteng Toy run
« Reply #34 on: December 03, 2008, 03:07:47 pm »
Two bananas on a Harley.

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Re: 2008 Gauteng Toy run
« Reply #35 on: December 03, 2008, 03:22:13 pm »
Some of my pics
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Re: 2008 Gauteng Toy run
« Reply #36 on: December 03, 2008, 03:24:29 pm »
Baie oulik  :thumleft:

One thing I need to know, are all those soft toys only for girls, sure they don't give it to boys as well? I don't see any toys for little boys there?

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Re: 2008 Gauteng Toy run
« Reply #37 on: December 03, 2008, 03:44:25 pm »
Baie oulik  :thumleft:
One thing I need to know, are all those soft toys only for girls, sure they don't give it to boys as well? I don't see any toys for little boys there?
Yup. The toy run organizers did specifically ask for :-
- Sports stuff for older boys
- Cosmetics and toiletries for older girls.

But I think strapping a fluffyy thing on the bike has become almost a standard. I think it was originally called the teddy-run.

Personally I took a couple of soccer balls, and I noticed a lot of people with similar stuff.

Also, in the hall they separated out the stuff into piles. When I handed over my balls the lady took them straight to a pile on the side.   
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Re: 2008 Gauteng Toy run
« Reply #38 on: December 03, 2008, 04:04:01 pm »
So no more kids for you GG??

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Re: 2008 Gauteng Toy run
« Reply #39 on: December 03, 2008, 04:22:04 pm »
So no more kids for you GG??
;D ;D

Hee Hee - not THOSE balls, the soccer ones.

But no more kids at my age - linked my ancestors and my descendants already. Waiting for grandchildren now. 
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