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Offline koplamp

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« Reply #100 on: January 16, 2007, 05:46:30 pm »
I believe you Lito - I know exactly the passion you are referring to. It's just getting the bling together.

Tell me if you agree with me. I think that if you plan not to go out, from the onset, to win, but just to finish, you would have a far better chance of making it to the end. Your bike would last longer, you would last longer and you'd need less support overall. Check out that 65 year old toppie gooing mielies.
 

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« Reply #101 on: January 16, 2007, 05:57:06 pm »
i do agree with you - horses for courses.

if u are a noob (like me), and want to complete - then you ride a bit more conservatively. however, accidents happen when you are zonked from no sleep and exceedingly tired. thats why i respect the privateers so much. most of what i have read from them is that they just want to finish. and yet there is a high attrition rate...

hau.  :cry:
 

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« Reply #102 on: January 16, 2007, 07:17:34 pm »
I've been thinking, how much would we get for Lito's right ball. After all if we are going to enter him, we are going to need all the funds possible.
Also, this will make the bike much lighter....


 :D  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D
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« Reply #103 on: January 16, 2007, 08:10:28 pm »
Lito if you want it bad enough...  throw in the left ball as well
 :D  :D
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« Reply #104 on: January 16, 2007, 08:43:59 pm »
Howzit Bru's?

I read that Lito will give his left ball to Koplamp to do the Dakar, and Katoom wants his right ball....what on earth would anyone want to do with someone else's nuts?????  My word....

Anyway, just a quick story, to inform those who haven't heard.  I see someone offered Katoom a place in the Dakar....Gentlemen, little do you all know......

Katoom, myself and Kat were playing DARTS with another oke on Friday......Katoom hurt his back so badly, that Kat and I had to do the nursing chores for him.  Later we had the doctor call for some injections and pills and what not!  Poor Katoom was flat on his back in total agony!  Kat could transport him back home only the next day.  Poor Katoom's wife thought he was pissing it up too much that he couldn't get back home!  And now you want him to ride the Dakar....?????  I suppose all sports has its injuries....

Katoom, I was really feeling sorry for you, hope you recover well and soon!
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« Reply #105 on: January 16, 2007, 09:00:50 pm »
Quote from: "Plothond"
I've been thinking, how much would we get for Lito's right ball. After all if we are going to enter him, we are going to need all the funds possible.
Also, this will make the bike much lighter....


 :D  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D


We would need to collect about R500-000  :shock:
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« Reply #106 on: January 17, 2007, 12:05:07 pm »
Guys , what you see on TV is only 1 % of the real race .

The toughest okes are the poor guys who do the event with their bony and a small metal trunk that is transported from bivouac to bivouac by the organisers .

They also have to carry all their own spares etc , unless the big teams feel generous and sell them essential bits along the way .

A lot of these guys doss on the ground , so they can fit more spares into their trunks , who needs a naff tent , mattress and sleeping bag ?

The top team riders and even the better off supported riders , all have access to spare engines and wheels , so they can afford to ride harder , with less concern for the bike .

Also , when you have access to a mackie , you sleep while he services your bony every night , it all helps if you wanna go fast !

One day maybe ? ?

Its just frightfully expensive !

We are looking to set up a team , so that guys like us , just ordinary riders who crave adventure like this can ride in some of the other african rallys , the 8 day ones , will cost far less . There are about 6 of these each year , all around the mediteranean . Turkey , Bahrain , Morroco , Spain , Portugal etc .

We are looking at getting a fleet of bikes , so that the spares are all interchangable , a big truck as support , 2 mackies and 5 riders .

The idea being that the bikes will not be in the top class , possibly the 450 class , the bikes being lighter and more agile will suit riders who are slightly less than supermen . The 650 / 660 / 690 are big , very fast , heavy and very expensive .

A 450 will be fast , heavy and not as expensive , tyres and chains etc will last a bit longer or be less prone to breakage .

A fair few reasons , also there are so many of them around , taking a  bike or 3 for spares will not break the bank !

As I say , its a plan at this stage with lots of enquiries and interest . It will probably be a joint venture between me and some german mates .

If it goes ahead , wild dog will be the first to know !
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« Reply #107 on: January 17, 2007, 12:20:27 pm »
Quote from: "Plothond"
I've been thinking, how much would we get for Lito's right ball.

 :D  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D


Quote from: "Katoom"
Lito if you want it bad enough...  throw in the left ball as well
 :D  :D


Lads, I dont think we are going to get anywhere near the R500K mark.... with just two 33 yr old ballas ..... :cry:  :D  :oops:   :cry:
 

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« Reply #108 on: January 17, 2007, 01:03:51 pm »
Quote from: "Lito"
Quote from: "Plothond"
I've been thinking, how much would we get for Lito's right ball.

 :D  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D


Quote from: "Katoom"
Lito if you want it bad enough...  throw in the left ball as well
 :D  :D


Lads, I dont think we are going to get anywhere near the R500K mark.... with just two 33 yr old ballas ..... :cry:  :D  :oops:   :cry:


Plus your experience!!! That must count for something!  :wink:

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« Reply #109 on: January 17, 2007, 01:18:58 pm »
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Plus your experience!!! That must count for something!  :wink:


 :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  I am afraid I can only tell what to do, not show how to do it  :oops:  :oops:  :oops:  :oops:
 

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« Reply #110 on: January 17, 2007, 01:21:55 pm »
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Quote from: "bla-bla black sheep"

Plus your experience!!! That must count for something!  :wink:


 :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  I am afraid I can only tell what to do, not show how to do it  :oops:  :oops:  :oops:  :oops:


+1  :oops:

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« Reply #111 on: January 17, 2007, 06:06:55 pm »
Quote from: "Uiltjie"
Howzit Bru's?

I read that Lito will give his left ball to Koplamp to do the Dakar, and Katoom wants his right ball....what on earth would anyone want to do with someone else's nuts?????  My word....

Anyway, just a quick story, to inform those who haven't heard.  I see someone offered Katoom a place in the Dakar....Gentlemen, little do you all know......

Katoom, myself and Kat were playing DARTS with another oke on Friday......Katoom hurt his back so badly, that Kat and I had to do the nursing chores for him.  Later we had the doctor call for some injections and pills and what not!  Poor Katoom was flat on his back in total agony!  Kat could transport him back home only the next day.  Poor Katoom's wife thought he was pissing it up too much that he couldn't get back home!  And now you want him to ride the Dakar....?????  I suppose all sports has its injuries....

Katoom, I was really feeling sorry for you, hope you recover well and soon!


Uiltjie - you okes sure it's called "nursing"  :jerk: :wink:
 

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« Reply #112 on: January 17, 2007, 06:11:36 pm »
Gerry, tell us more...please share my bru.
 

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« Reply #113 on: January 18, 2007, 09:45:02 am »
Not much to tell , other than talking to some friendly dealers and people I developed friendship with over the years .

Its the old story , every one is full of support , until they actually have to put their money where their mouth is .

But undetterred I continue the quest !!
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« Reply #114 on: January 18, 2007, 10:08:48 am »
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But undetterred I continue the quest !!



GERRY, GERRY, GERRY, GERRY .........

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« Reply #115 on: January 18, 2007, 10:56:25 am »
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People too weak to follow their own dreams will always find a way to discourage yours.


thats a fooking great quote Welsh   8)  8)  8)
 

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« Reply #116 on: January 18, 2007, 11:03:13 am »
I Know  !

There are so many people in the world , that'll happily take 10 minutes to tell you why they cant do a 1 minute job !

As they say , that is human nature .

That is why you get so many followers and so few leaders .
People are not willing to be the path finder , just in case its a stuff up , and they are laughed at or shamed in some way .

I've had my nose flattened and my teeth broken , but it has'nt taught me a lesson yet !

My motto is " what if I'd never tried ? "  

I get so much pleasure at showing others what I've discovered ......

Meantime , I continue the quest undaunted by human nature !
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« Reply #117 on: January 18, 2007, 12:09:38 pm »
Me mate Chris is now postion 69.

If he and the bike are doing OK I reckon he'll take it easy and just concentrate on riding carefully and making it to Dakar.

Only a few days to go.

Fingers crossed.
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« Reply #118 on: January 18, 2007, 12:25:16 pm »
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Me mate Chris is now postion 69.


When I started reading this, I thought you meant he was "fooked"
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« Reply #119 on: January 18, 2007, 01:53:49 pm »
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Me and my mate Chris is now doing postion 69.

Fixed!!