Welcome, Guest. Please Login or Register

Author Topic: The Wife, the Ex and the Kid  (Read 81270 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Sardine

  • Senior Member
  • ***
  • Bike: Suzuki DR650
    Location: Western Cape
  • Posts: 1,818
  • Thanked: 106 times
  • I am not a dude.
    • The Flying Fish
Re: The Wife, the Ex and the Kid
« Reply #420 on: July 18, 2013, 10:35:09 pm »
Thank you for a spectacular RR.

It makes me regret rushing through Botswana, while driving from Pretoria to Maun; if I had just slowed down, I probably would've seen a lot of wildlife. Alas, all I saw were a few bokkies, vultures, and locals giving me the finger.

The simpleness of places like Namibia and Botswana, is what I crave. I think that if I could ride or drive the many routes these countries have to offer for days, weeks, months, living out of a bag, I'd be quite happy.
And I'm so glad that Peanut got to experience the trip; I'm sure it's something she will always remember.

Respect!

Offline Tweets

  • Shop Mods
  • Senior Member
  • *
  • Bike: BMW R1200GS
    Location: Gauteng
  • Posts: 2,106
  • Centurion
Re: The Wife, the Ex and the Kid
« Reply #421 on: July 20, 2013, 07:52:50 pm »
een van die top RR's vir my. Ek lees hom omtrent elke jaar of wat :thumleft:
Nie dat ek self so iets wil/kan ry nie maar tog lekker om te beleef met RR

I agree. Envy you guys.
Borrow money from pessimists - they dont expect it back
Current bikes : 1200GS, 800GS, 400XT
 

Offline Metaljockey

  • Senior Member
  • ***
  • Bike: KTM 640 Adventure
    Location: Eastern Cape
  • Posts: 1,124
  • Dodgy S.O.B.
Re: The Wife, the Ex and the Kid
« Reply #422 on: July 24, 2013, 11:20:36 am »
Thanks for the replies guys. Yes, it was a special trip for me, not easily forgotten.

I have since one a trip in Guatamala with the same companions but Guatamala is not Namibia. I have yet to find a country that rewards like Namibia does.

Offline Gérrard

  • AKA 'jupiter' maar noem my Gerard.
  • Global Moderator
  • Castrated Dog
  • ***
  • Bike: BMW R1150GS Adventure
    Location: Eastern Cape
  • Posts: 30,462
  • Thanked: 221 times
  • WAT KYK JY
Re: The Wife, the Ex and the Kid
« Reply #423 on: July 24, 2013, 11:25:53 am »
Are you done with the round Lake Malawi trip ? We going to get an RR ?
...dis nooit te laat om n happy childhood te he nie !

…, I wish I could own them all, and until I can afford to own them all at once, I will own them one at a time... 
 

Offline Metaljockey

  • Senior Member
  • ***
  • Bike: KTM 640 Adventure
    Location: Eastern Cape
  • Posts: 1,124
  • Dodgy S.O.B.
Re: The Wife, the Ex and the Kid
« Reply #424 on: July 24, 2013, 11:32:59 am »
Got back yesterday. A report may follow in due course.  Sparse on pics though, lost my camera.

Offline cloudgazer

  • RPMods
  • Forum Whore
  • *
  • Bike: KTM 640 Adventure
    Location: Western Cape
  • Posts: 5,051
  • Thanked: 12 times
    • fontera
Re: The Wife, the Ex and the Kid
« Reply #425 on: July 24, 2013, 04:58:15 pm »
wasn't there a PDF of this RR?
I need to get my wife to read it.
 

Offline Eagle1

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Bike: BMW R1200GS
    Location: Western Cape
  • Posts: 15
Re: The Wife, the Ex and the Kid
« Reply #426 on: July 24, 2013, 09:30:42 pm »
Seker die beste Ride report nog. Wat dit ook uitstaande maak is die land waar dit gebeur het.
 

Offline ALLEN I

  • Senior Member
  • ***
  • Bike: Honda XRV 750 Africa Twin
    Location: Gauteng
  • Posts: 1,954
  • Thanked: 16 times
Re: The Wife, the Ex and the Kid
« Reply #427 on: September 17, 2013, 10:54:31 pm »
awesome inspiring the depth u took us all into. the brilliant photos, u intimate feelings on the ride. it was a privilege fore me to read as i suppose it was to others. a brilliant RR.
well done to u and u family. good one
Biking since the age of 11 nothing beats the freedom when u out there on u baby. Been doing it fore 40years  (that's life)
Born a Biker, Live like a Biker, Die a Biker
 

Offline Draadtang

  • Member
  • **
  • Bike: AJS (all models)
    Location: North West
  • Posts: 391
  • KTM 950,KTM 450 SX,KTM 300 EXC
Re: The Wife, the Ex and the Kid
« Reply #428 on: October 17, 2013, 03:14:49 pm »
Baie dankie,it was an eye opener :thumleft:
In the spirit of adventure,open to all riders and carrying a massage of friendship between all men(Thierry Sabine 1977 founder of the PARIS DAKAR)
Born in the 70,s grew up in the 80,s & got drunk in the 90,s
 

Offline porcupine

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Bike: BMW R1200GS
    Location: Kwazulu Natal
  • Posts: 31
Re: The Wife, the Ex and the Kid
« Reply #429 on: October 17, 2013, 03:45:59 pm »
I am in awe of this RR. Must show it to my wife.
Don't be sorry, just be sexy
 

Offline Biker Al

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Bike: Honda XR400
    Location: Western Cape
  • Posts: 40
Re: The Wife, the Ex and the Kid
« Reply #430 on: October 17, 2013, 03:56:39 pm »
Just went through the Photos, Very nice.

I will be reading the ride report in its entirety soon.
 

Offline GIRL BIKER

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Bike: BMW F650GS / Dakar
    Location: Gauteng
  • Posts: 14
Re: The Wife, the Ex and the Kid
« Reply #431 on: January 22, 2014, 08:39:19 pm »
Gorgeous pictures, fit for a coffee table...
 

Online StofVreter

  • Member
  • **
  • Bike: AJS (all models)
    Location: Western Cape
  • Posts: 157
  • Thanked: 3 times
  • Bliksem!!! Maar dis lekker!
Re: The Wife, the Ex and the Kid
« Reply #432 on: January 31, 2014, 03:40:00 pm »
BLIKSEM!!! Lanklaas in my lewe n' storie so geniet. Julle is baie gelukkig om so n' fantastiese avontuur saam te kon doen. Groot respek vir julle vasbyt en uithou vermoe :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:
Gooi!!!
Daar is nog baie om te sien!

Suzuki TS185ER Honda CG125, Motomia 125, Suzuki DR650S, Yamaha XT660Z.
 

Offline TWE-TWE

  • Local Mods
  • Senior Member
  • ***
  • Bike: AJS (all models)
    Location: Eastern Cape
  • Posts: 2,257
  • If you can dream it,you can do it.......
Re: The Wife, the Ex and the Kid
« Reply #433 on: October 19, 2015, 02:06:06 pm »

Hey Erick,Tharina en Clarissa,

Ek het julle al drie vinnig ontmoet laasjaar op die Nasionale Bash en meer met julle dogtertjie gesels….hierdie jaar op die bash was alles vinnig verby en weer eens kon ek julle nie die vrae vra wat ek wou nie……..

Ek het die afgelope naweek julle RR stuk-stuk gelees en kan verstaan dat mense trane in hul oe kry en plek-plek lag want dis asof mens die avontuur saam met julle beleef….

Dis n onvergeetlike reis en julle is super gebless deur dit te kon doen en meer nog dat julle dit gedoen het…
Ek bewonder julle gesin…..meeste van almal vir Tharina wat soveel “guts” het en elke keer opgestaan het..…daar is nie baie vrouens wat dit eers sou probeer nie..

Ek dink jy is baie eerlik oor jou emosies…vrese…om te leef en rerig te leef..en om ook fun te he…..en selfbeheersing……..dis awesome…

Dit is nie noodwendig in almal se DNA om so iets te wil doen en dan aan te pak nie……dis defnitief in die WD’s se gene…….. en ek vang myself dat ek dink so-iets  vir my ook n moontlikheid kon wees,maar net op baie kleiner skaal…… en met bietjie meer ervaring agter die blad….

Die beste idee was die hangmat…!!.....die keteltjie op die tripot is pragtig…

Tharina,jou fotos is ongelooflik…

Erick,ek salueer jou en jou familie…..julle bewys dat dit tog moontlik is …… :lol8: :thumleft:

How we walk with the broken,speaks louder than how we sit with the great
 

Offline Metaljockey

  • Senior Member
  • ***
  • Bike: KTM 640 Adventure
    Location: Eastern Cape
  • Posts: 1,124
  • Dodgy S.O.B.
Re: The Wife, the Ex and the Kid
« Reply #434 on: October 20, 2015, 11:00:16 am »
Dankie vir die mooi gedagtes.

Ja, die laaste Bash was net een lang party. Nooit by 'n klomp mense uitgekom nie.

Offline Ventana

  • Senior Member
  • ***
  • Bike: BMW F800GS
    Location: Gauteng
  • Posts: 730
  • Thanked: 13 times
  • De Colores!!
Re: The Wife, the Ex and the Kid
« Reply #435 on: April 20, 2016, 09:54:45 pm »
Hi MJ, nearly seven years since you did this trip.....thanks for the fantastic RR......my wife and I leave for Namibia in 2 days....this is the story that inspired us.....thank you very much  :thumleft:
"Never look down on anyone, unless you're helping them up"
 

Offline Robust

Re: The Wife, the Ex and the Kid
« Reply #436 on: September 28, 2016, 12:22:56 pm »
WOW!!! I just couldn't stop reading this.   I'm so keen to do this trip.
I would rather be riding thinking about God than sitting in church thinking about riding!
Own: 2003 F650GS Dakar
Liberated: Honda CRF230
Handed On: Honda CB400T
Sold: Kawasaki AE 50
 

Offline Lourens ツ

Re: The Wife, the Ex and the Kid
« Reply #437 on: January 25, 2017, 08:29:59 pm »
Just read through this RR again.  It is still one of the best reads on WD!  Inspiring stuff!
Lourens de Lange
 

Offline Noneking

Re: The Wife, the Ex and the Kid
« Reply #438 on: January 25, 2017, 08:32:51 pm »
Always a nice read
2019 KTM 790 R
2016 HUSQVARNA 701
2012 YAMAHA DT 125

NONEKING'S RIDE REPORTS - http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=226099.0
 

Offline skywalker

  • Member
  • **
  • Bike: BMW F800GS
    Location: Western Cape
  • Posts: 168
Re: The Wife, the Ex and the Kid
« Reply #439 on: May 13, 2017, 07:36:32 am »
Hello Mj
Awesome RR!!!
Would it be possible to mail me your track logs/gpx file?
Very interested in the nice canyons and real offroad sections
Fpsdreyer@gmail.com
Thanks!!