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Offline Polo

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Re: The Wife, the Ex and the Kid
« Reply #320 on: October 31, 2009, 11:46:26 am »
Beautifull Stuff.......Great pics and wonderfull words....well done
 

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Re: The Wife, the Ex and the Kid
« Reply #321 on: October 31, 2009, 03:37:38 pm »
You made me proud, happy and sad.

Proud that you are a fellow (South) African, living life here on our great continent in a fashion that we all should (would like to) be and treating people from all walks of life (including your family) in a way that I also believe people should be treated.

Happy when I read about your experiences, in places that I love dearly and doing things that make my heart beat faster.

And sad that this honest, epic piece of adventure motorcycle riding literature is now something not to be enjoyed in "real time" anymore.

Mr Metaljockey, I look forward to buying you a cold one one day.
 

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Re: The Wife, the Ex and the Kid
« Reply #322 on: November 01, 2009, 03:48:14 am »
MJ and family, tx for the GREAT report and allowing all of us a glimps into your live while on tour!!

This was a great RR and I am sure quite a few other dawgs would like to follow your tracks..

The pics and the story telling was absolutely brilliant!!

Tx and please take us with on your next trip!!
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Re: The Wife, the Ex and the Kid
« Reply #323 on: November 01, 2009, 09:36:38 am »

On another note, if you don't mind me asking, what did this trip cost you?


The fuel for the two bikes was in the region of R4500, I budgeted R6000.

Accomodation was R8000, I budgeted R7000. That averages out to about R265 per day. It can be done a lot cheaper.

I don't really count food because you gotta eat, wherever you are. But for those that are interested, food and beer and all incidentals - R 7000. That averages out to about R250 a day.




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Re: The Wife, the Ex and the Kid
« Reply #324 on: November 01, 2009, 10:07:05 am »
Tharina's note -

Dear Wilddogs

Thankyou for all your heartfelt comments and compliments.

This trip has been wonderful in so many ways, and probably once in a lifetime. I have experienced the freedom of mind and soul by just having to deal with the here and now. Sometimes it was very hard to deal with, but I got through. Mostly it was fantastic.

Peanut is a very easy child and a joy to take along. We also got to see the trip through her 5-year old eyes.

I now understand the euphoria that Erik experiences on his trips!

Cheers
Tharina





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Re: The Wife, the Ex and the Kid
« Reply #325 on: November 01, 2009, 11:59:34 am »
Noooo ..... you can't be finished.... Surely there are some details which you didn't cover properly in the rr. I am looking at a tough week at work and need a daily fix to get through it.  :thumleft:

Only had the pleasure of travelling through Namibia once so far (next trip planned for April next year) but your report brought it all back to life in vivid technicolor. Especially the dynamics of riding together as a husband and wife combo, as JustBiking and I have to deal with that as well. I always think of our trip through Namibia as an excellent team building exercise. :biggrin:

Thanks to you Tharina and Peanut for sharing your experiences with us. Can't wait for you three to leave home again.  :ricky:
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Re: The Wife, the Ex and the Kid
« Reply #326 on: November 01, 2009, 01:51:35 pm »
Hi!

Again ..impressive trip! Would be nice to meet you  for a cold one...if we will make it back to Afrika once ;-)


Sunny Greetings from Alice Springs!   Werner+Claudia
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Re: The Wife, the Ex and the Kid
« Reply #327 on: November 01, 2009, 05:55:57 pm »
Hey Mj 'n clan

Awesome RR - thanks for the "entertainment"

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Re: The Wife, the Ex and the Kid
« Reply #328 on: November 01, 2009, 06:06:01 pm »
awesome, awesome, awesome! you are privileged! and so are we!
 

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Re: The Wife, the Ex and the Kid
« Reply #329 on: November 01, 2009, 08:13:14 pm »
MJ Tharina and Peanut

How privileged you all are 

Tharina Hats off to you Well done..... :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:

I am sure that the 'bug' has bitten ....you 'like'/love MJ more 8) 8) 8) and maybe, just maybe you will 'like'/love being on the bike more.... :mwink: :mwink: :mwink:
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and as MJ said you all came back so much bigger in so many ways having experienced something intrinsically tangible as a very close family :mwink: :mwink: :mwink:

What a wonderful experience you have all had :biggrin:

Thank you so much for taking us all along on such a wonderful trip and sharing such intimate moments and thoughts.... ;)

AWSUM AWSUM AWSUM

must agree with Kamanya we should have just gone on from RAW... :biggrin:

 

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Re: The Wife, the Ex and the Kid
« Reply #330 on: November 01, 2009, 08:52:04 pm »
Tharinna for 2010 WD Calendar!
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Re: The Wife, the Ex and the Kid
« Reply #331 on: November 01, 2009, 08:54:08 pm »
WOW !!!! .... what a fantastic read from start to finish!  

Mj, Tharina and "Peanut" ... the three of you should be an inspiration to many.  Words cannot express the respect I have for you all.

If ever you decide to write a book (hopefully you do), I would be first in the queue to buy.

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Re: The Wife, the Ex and the Kid
« Reply #332 on: November 01, 2009, 09:39:48 pm »
 

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Re: The Wife, the Ex and the Kid
« Reply #333 on: November 01, 2009, 11:00:39 pm »
"Life is a Waste of Time..... Time is a Waste of Life........ Get Wasted all the Time and have the Time of your Life"  ()
 

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Re: The Wife, the Ex and the Kid
« Reply #334 on: November 02, 2009, 03:48:53 am »
This was the best RR by far ever!  Awesome pics and great story telling!   :thumleft:

Note to self:  Do not start reading a MJ RR at 12 in the night.  Its 4 hrs later, I just could not stop!!!!  ::)
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Re: The Wife, the Ex and the Kid
« Reply #335 on: November 02, 2009, 07:05:30 am »
MJ, T and P

Thanks for making time to take awesome pics and write this report. Quality family time. :thumleft:
Gewoontlik n@@i ek reguit aan op fyndraai.

 

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Re: The Wife, the Ex and the Kid
« Reply #336 on: November 02, 2009, 07:40:33 am »
 :o Kan nie glo dis klaar nie, MJ - wanneer is die volgende trip . . . :deal:

Nou gaan ek actually weer moet werk, was lekker om die afgelope rukkie hard besig te lyk voor die PC, dink ek gaan maar weer van voor af moet begin lees.

In daai ander wannabe se woorde: "It is all about the bike always have been, always will be."
Ek weet nie wat hier aangaan nie, maar dis 'n moerse sukses!!!
 

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Re: The Wife, the Ex and the Kid
« Reply #337 on: November 02, 2009, 08:16:54 am »
Thank you so much for sharing this experience with us  :thumleft:

All three of you are amazing, actually doing it and not just dreaming it :ricky:
 

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Re: The Wife, the Ex and the Kid
« Reply #338 on: November 02, 2009, 08:47:34 am »
Hi!

Again ..impressive trip! Would be nice to meet you  for a cold one...if we will make it back to Afrika once ;-)


Sunny Greetings from Alice Springs!   Werner+Claudia

Hey Werner, you and Claudia should make work, then you can do the same with a little one on the back ;D
 

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Re: The Wife, the Ex and the Kid
« Reply #339 on: November 02, 2009, 09:04:08 am »
Real nice  pity it had to come to a end.Thanks for sharing.
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