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Re: Traveling to South Africa for World Cup 2010
« Reply #40 on: March 17, 2010, 11:10:42 pm »
just a suggestion - if you're set on buying, something like a BMW R 80 GS can be bought and sold again fairly easily... (although, not always easy to find)
 

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Re: Traveling to South Africa for World Cup 2010
« Reply #41 on: March 18, 2010, 05:53:23 am »
A bigger bike like a R1200GS is probably best for what you want for 2-up. Why not contact a BMW branch in Joburg and discuss buying a 2nd hand bike with a guaranteed buy-back along the terms you suggested? If there's profit in it for them, I'm sure you can find a deal. And I'm sure that there's loads of people on this forum who can suggest some contacts for that.

Probably the first decision is what kind of bike, and price range and then you can work out the best way to do it...

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Re: Traveling to South Africa for World Cup 2010
« Reply #42 on: March 18, 2010, 09:57:20 am »
NMEXPAT I am in Northern KZN, about 160 km from Durban, a town callled Empangeni/Richardsbay. Five to six hours tar from Pta/Jhb. You are more than welcome to stay over at my place for a day or two, if you decide to come this way.

Plenty of good rides around here.

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Re: Traveling to South Africa for World Cup 2010
« Reply #43 on: March 18, 2010, 11:43:49 am »
Howzit NMEXPAT,

You've probably seen this, but these sights could help with you planning:

http://www.streetmaps.co.za/

http://www.saexplorer.co.za/south-africa/distance/travel_distance_calculator.asp

Regarding lodging, the wife and I live in a small town house with a guest room and seperate bathroom in Johannesburg.  You and your wife are welcome to stay over for a night or two.  Payment will have to be in beers which we will consume while a lekker (you'll have to pick up on the lingo) rump steak is being braaied.

I also think a lot of the Dogs would like to meet you.  Maybe some of the Dogs familiar with the canals can organise a ride?

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Re: Traveling to South Africa for World Cup 2010
« Reply #44 on: March 18, 2010, 12:22:34 pm »
Shocking reflection on South African biking community and South Africans as a whole. I guess it's always the actions of the minority that stuff it up for the majority.

1 x embarrassed South African here.   :xxbah:
 

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Re: Traveling to South Africa for World Cup 2010
« Reply #45 on: March 18, 2010, 12:32:39 pm »
Nmexpat,yes I am in the Eastern Free state,town called Bethlehem, I know that the Mexican sports fans have booked the whole Frontier Inn Casino hotel for two months,a so the Tequila will flow in town,we are looking forward to welcome them in our town,if you come past please feel free to come and have a drink,will have a spare room for you and your wife.
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Re: Traveling to South Africa for World Cup 2010
« Reply #46 on: March 18, 2010, 04:17:28 pm »
:blob7: My wife and I are amazed, but not for the reasons you suspect! :D

We are now presented with a unique and unexpected problem, which you all should be proud of. :mwink:

We have received many PMs and emails from Wild Dog members offering assistance with lodging and with finding a ride.

The offers of HOSPITALITY are truely amazing! Despite the appearance of R & P tension in this thread, we have been welcomed warmly by many Wild Dog members.

You all should be proud of yourselves. South African Riders are representing themselves very well  :thumleft:

My wife and I are digesting all the many offers. We have so much to learn about geography and locations. We will continue to PM and email those we have already contacted us and share more information about ourselves including dates. Just wanted to share the positive news with everyone! :ricky:
 

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Re: Traveling to South Africa for World Cup 2010
« Reply #47 on: March 18, 2010, 06:14:35 pm »
HVDM
Wow - in today's day and age comments like yours boggle my brain. I feel sorry for your kids being brought up in such a racist manner. Hopefully they will learn that prejudice based on religion / sex  / skin colour etc is a load of BS! I could go off on a tirade for another 10 pages, but I suspect that your beliefs are so deep rooted that you wouldn't pay 2 seconds worth of attention to any logic.
I'm proudly South African, as long as the majority of South Africans are not like you! Moron.

TC go and introduce yourself and go and read what he said and meant and take in context before shooting your mouth off and calling him names.

Becky and Diego, I hope you do enjoy your stay in SA and please don't listen to some of these peoples tirades.
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Re: Traveling to South Africa for World Cup 2010
« Reply #48 on: March 18, 2010, 06:21:50 pm »
Here are Mr and Mrs :thumleft:

Becky


Diego
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Re: Traveling to South Africa for World Cup 2010
« Reply #49 on: March 18, 2010, 06:39:14 pm »
NMEXPAT
Looks like you guys have quite a bit of sifting to do as to what offer to take or not... glad the positive is outshining the negative! :thumleft:
If you do happen to be in Bloemfontein there are a few WD's here that will be happy to meet you both as well. Let me know. :ricky:
 

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Re: Traveling to South Africa for World Cup 2010
« Reply #50 on: March 19, 2010, 07:07:41 am »
Fanta ?? WTF

Some things we happy to overlook, fanta drinking ,,never
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Re: Traveling to South Africa for World Cup 2010
« Reply #51 on: March 19, 2010, 10:44:33 am »
Hi guys,

Sent you an email with some information. We are NOT charging high season rates during world cup. Also, for the distance you'll be riding (two-up) a single cylinder 650 would not be my recommendation.

Check out our VStroms at www.longwaymoto.co.za

Cheers

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Re: Traveling to South Africa for World Cup 2010
« Reply #52 on: March 19, 2010, 11:45:25 am »
Fanta ?? WTF

Some things we happy to overlook, fanta drinking ,,never
We WILL get hold of him and teach him to drink a proper drink... Zamalek or Windhoek? :imaposer:
 

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Re: Traveling to South Africa for World Cup 2010
« Reply #53 on: March 26, 2010, 05:47:55 pm »
Fanta ?? WTF

In Mexico, Fanta is given away for free during christmas time by the friendly Coke distributor.
 

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Re: Traveling to South Africa for World Cup 2010
« Reply #54 on: March 26, 2010, 05:50:04 pm »
Becky and I are still trying to digest all the wonderfull offers and learn about South Africa. Good thing we still have a few short months to go! :ricky:

I've been a little slow responding to WD members emails. I'm sorry. I believe I've responded to everyone at least once. If not, please understand I'm slow at this thing.
 

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Re: Traveling to South Africa for World Cup 2010
« Reply #55 on: April 04, 2010, 05:57:50 pm »
I also have a gap in my World Cup trip when I first get there and wait for friends to arrive.  I'll have time from the morning of June 8th til June 11th to do a little exploring.  It seems like heading towards Lesotho and the Drakensbergs would be a great trip for that time frame, but I'm open.  There just seems to be so much great ground to cover in such little time and it's hard to get an understanding how long things will actually take me.  Any suggestions on loops, places to stop, hikes, or bike rentals would be greatly appreciated, thanks!

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Re: Traveling to South Africa for World Cup 2010
« Reply #56 on: April 04, 2010, 07:25:50 pm »
Howzit Thuel, welcome to the forum.

Suggestion - perhaps start your own thread and give us some idea of where you are from, where you'll be staying etc.  Sure many Dogs will like to assist with your planning.   Let's keep this thread dedicated to NMEXPAT's plan.
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Re: Traveling to South Africa for World Cup 2010
« Reply #57 on: April 05, 2010, 07:10:24 am »
Will do, thanks for the welcome!
 

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Re: Traveling to South Africa for World Cup 2010
« Reply #58 on: April 07, 2010, 12:39:46 pm »
Here's an idea... why don't we make arrangements for a central point for everyone to meet! We could have a braai... some drinks (no fanta)... and make acquaintance with Wild dogs! Good opportunity to "kuier"?!?!

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Re: Traveling to South Africa for World Cup 2010
« Reply #59 on: April 07, 2010, 12:48:46 pm »
Here's an idea... why don't we make arrangements for a central point for everyone to meet! We could have a braai... some drinks (no fanta)... and make acquaintance with Wild dogs! Good opportunity to "kuier"?!?!

McS


+1 , great idea ....

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