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Re: The Wife, the Ex and the Kid
« Reply #360 on: November 06, 2009, 12:47:25 pm »
very nice MJ  :thumleft:

and respect to your wife and child for doing it with you  :thumleft:
 

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Re: The Wife, the Ex and the Kid
« Reply #361 on: November 06, 2009, 02:11:59 pm »
MJ you think the DRZ400 is a good bike for the wife ???

If you are going to be doing a lot more of these trips with the missus would a DR650 with a huge tank not be better ???
 

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Re: The Wife, the Ex and the Kid
« Reply #362 on: November 06, 2009, 02:12:27 pm »
Very very nice trip and RR!!  :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:
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Re: The Wife, the Ex and the Kid
« Reply #363 on: November 06, 2009, 04:52:55 pm »
MJ you think the DRZ400 is a good bike for the wife ???

If you are going to be doing a lot more of these trips with the missus would a DR650 with a huge tank not be better ???

She loves it and can handle it easily. I don't see how a heavier bike will be of any benefit.

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Re: The Wife, the Ex and the Kid
« Reply #364 on: November 07, 2009, 12:07:09 pm »
MJ you think the DRZ400 is a good bike for the wife ???

If you are going to be doing a lot more of these trips with the missus would a DR650 with a huge tank not be better ???

She loves it and can handle it easily. I don't see how a heavier bike will be of any benefit.

good point

was just thinking the dr650 is probably a little lower than the drz and you get the 27 litre safari tank - no more distance issues  :ricky:
 

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Re: The Wife, the Ex and the Kid
« Reply #365 on: November 07, 2009, 12:48:40 pm »
MJ - RESPECT is the only word that i try use.  :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:
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Re: The Wife, the Ex and the Kid
« Reply #366 on: November 08, 2009, 01:14:20 pm »
MJ, Tharina and Peanut - what an awesome experience you had!
I'm finding it difficult to writ any thing that has not been said already, but   Pink Goat's post  comes closet to my own feeling and experience of your amazing journey:

WOW!!! I can't describe what reading your RR does to me!! Absolutely beautiful! I've had tears well up in my eyes on numerous occassions while reading it... Moments of melancholy... longing for places I've never been, missing people I've never met... Some laughs and smiles at all the good things, and just admiration for what you've done and the fact that you get to share it with the people you love most!!

Absolute respect to you and your family!! Thank you for sharing your experiences and thoughts with us!!


Bless you for sharing this with us.
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Re: The Wife, the Ex and the Kid
« Reply #367 on: November 08, 2009, 01:51:42 pm »
Metal Jockey does it again!!! Big up to Peanut and Tharina!!

MJ, what kind of tool kit/spares did you pack?
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Re: The Wife, the Ex and the Kid
« Reply #368 on: November 09, 2009, 09:03:05 am »
Metal Jockey does it again!!! Big up to Peanut and Tharina!!

MJ, what kind of tool kit/spares did you pack?

I packed flippin everything. Normally your mates would also pack tools, so if you need something, between the lot of you, a plan can be made.
Here however, I packed both bikes, so I had to pack everything that I could possibly need. I have been on two trips where the pump broke before, so I even had two pumps.

I was quite pleased with the way things worked out. When I needed a chain breaker, I had one, when I needed a masterlink, I had one, when I needed another, I had another, when I needed a multimeter, I had one, when I needed jumpercables, I had that too.


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Re: The Wife, the Ex and the Kid
« Reply #369 on: November 09, 2009, 12:54:53 pm »
Now how do we get this ride report here:

'Roll of Honour' - Best Ride Reports
http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?board=32.0

Preferably on the top of the list!
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Re: The Wife, the Ex and the Kid
« Reply #370 on: November 12, 2009, 02:39:30 pm »
Only now managed to finish reading your RR (although everyday eSKaPe asks me, have you finished it, have you finished it??) :) :)

And I really cant add anything new that hasnt been said by all the others of how awesome this RR is, but I can just say again WOW and RESPECT to all 3 of you for the roads you rode and especially Tharina, you really inspire me!!!!  :thumleft:
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Re: The Wife, the Ex and the Kid
« Reply #371 on: November 12, 2009, 09:19:44 pm »
A very enjoyable read. Thank you very much for sharing.

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Re: The Wife, the Ex and the Kid
« Reply #372 on: November 16, 2009, 10:29:58 pm »
Whew - thought I would get an early night!  Did a trip with 3 friends through the Kaokoveld in a Landy in 1995, and your report brought back some good memories.  Thanks very much!!

What a wonderful way for a family to draw closer together.  Well done!  :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:
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Re: The Wife, the Ex and the Kid
« Reply #373 on: November 17, 2009, 07:34:56 am »
What a awesome report. Page 12 now. If I don't leave for work right NOW, i'm going to be late! Will have to read more this evening!

Great report MJ. Flippen hell!  :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:
 

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Re: The Wife, the Ex and the Kid
« Reply #374 on: November 18, 2009, 11:34:09 am »
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Re: The Wife, the Ex and the Kid
« Reply #375 on: November 20, 2009, 09:00:05 am »
Baie Dankie dat jy dit gedeel het!!!

Maak my lus om weer n bike te koop........ My vrou sal nooit ry nie maar dit wys jou net wat kan gedoen word!

Die inspirasie is daar om dieselfde met my gesin  te doen!

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Re: The Wife, the Ex and the Kid
« Reply #376 on: November 20, 2009, 05:03:57 pm »
Very special RR. Thank you
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Re: The Wife, the Ex and the Kid
« Reply #377 on: November 24, 2009, 01:48:18 pm »
When is this RR going to the "Roll of Honour Section"  ??????
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Re: The Wife, the Ex and the Kid
« Reply #378 on: November 24, 2009, 01:50:06 pm »
I agree - mods??
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Re: The Wife, the Ex and the Kid
« Reply #379 on: November 24, 2009, 04:49:57 pm »
Thank you.
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