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My "mourning ride" this morning
« on: September 03, 2021, 07:17:47 pm »
Received a message early this morning that an ex-colleague of mine is not doing well in hospital after being admitted for Covid more than a week ago. The doctor apparently summoned his wife to hospital during the night as his condition was deteriorating rapidly due to an infection.
A few hours later I received the sad news that he had passed away.
I there and then decided to get on the bike and go for a ride to be alone with my thoughts and to mourn the loss of yet another good friend of mine.
I had no specific route in mind and just rode in a general direction. All I knew was that I had to get out of the city.
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Re: My "mourning ride" this morning
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2021, 07:19:07 pm »
Soon I found this road sign that pointed in the direction of nature, where I wanted to be with my thoughts.
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Re: My "mourning ride" this morning
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2021, 07:20:09 pm »
The road stretched ahead into the distance with very little traffic
 

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Re: My "mourning ride" this morning
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2021, 07:20:38 pm »
sorry for your loss!  :'(

I know the feeling
 
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Re: My "mourning ride" this morning
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2021, 07:21:27 pm »
Some sections had lose sand but the little CRF handled the sand very easy even with the more road biased Michelin Syrac tyres
 
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Re: My "mourning ride" this morning
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2021, 07:23:15 pm »
I did not take my GPS when I left home so I decided to take the Kopermyn road to see where it was going. I continued south on this road for quite a while but as I got closer to a rural settlement, the pedestrian and vehicle traffic increased (being month-end and Friday) so I decided to turn around and get away from the madness
 

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Re: My "mourning ride" this morning
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2021, 07:24:46 pm »
I then took another turn-off in an easterly direction and this road was quiet with beautiful distant hazy views out towards the Wolkberg
 

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Re: My "mourning ride" this morning
« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2021, 07:26:35 pm »
I crested some hills and dropped into some valleys and later stopped at the top of a hill with nice views of the valleys below and the mountains in the distance.
Here I found myself a comfortable rock to sit on and right there I said my final goodbyes to my bud
 

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Re: My "mourning ride" this morning
« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2021, 07:26:53 pm »
Beautiful scenery.

Sorry to hear about your friend...
the Truth will offend at first
 
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Re: My "mourning ride" this morning
« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2021, 07:28:24 pm »
After an hour or so with my thoughts, I started heading back towards the city and home
 

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Re: My "mourning ride" this morning
« Reply #10 on: September 03, 2021, 07:30:00 pm »
Final thought.......appreciate your family and friend and maintain contact with them as often as possible. Like the Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes lyrics of the song Up where we belong...."who knows what tomorrow brings?"

RIP Coenie....Gone but never forgotten  :'(
 
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Re: My "mourning ride" this morning
« Reply #11 on: September 04, 2021, 04:11:13 am »
Sorry for the loss of your friend. The mourning ride and report was a very cool gesture.
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Re: My "mourning ride" this morning
« Reply #12 on: September 04, 2021, 07:27:35 am »
Sorry for the loss of your friend. The mourning ride and report was a very cool gesture.
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Re: My "mourning ride" this morning
« Reply #13 on: September 04, 2021, 07:55:48 am »
Niks beter as om die pad te vat om die kop skoon te kry nie, lekker rit daai.    :thumleft:

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Re: My "mourning ride" this morning
« Reply #14 on: September 04, 2021, 08:08:54 am »
Jammer om te verneem van jou vriend se afsterwe. Sterkte!

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Re: My "mourning ride" this morning
« Reply #15 on: September 04, 2021, 08:13:22 am »
Niks beter as om die pad te vat om die kop skoon te kry nie, lekker rit daai.    :thumleft:

Jammer oor jou vriend Coenie.  Sterkte vir jou en sy familie.   :'(
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Re: My "mourning ride" this morning
« Reply #16 on: September 04, 2021, 08:14:02 am »
Jammer om te verneem van jou vriend se afsterwe. Sterkte!

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Re: My "mourning ride" this morning
« Reply #17 on: September 04, 2021, 09:38:42 am »
Going to clean the bike this morning.
That white dust got in everywhere.
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Re: My "mourning ride" this morning
« Reply #18 on: September 04, 2021, 04:54:49 pm »
Niks beter as om die pad te vat om die kop skoon te kry nie, lekker rit daai.    :thumleft:


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Re: My "mourning ride" this morning
« Reply #19 on: September 04, 2021, 06:02:41 pm »
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