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Re: Angola, Angola - a tale of “tręs cavaleiros”
« Reply #260 on: October 14, 2015, 01:35:42 pm »
How did I miss this one back then ?? :bueller: Befokte report . Dankie Danie vir die link  :thumleft:
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Re: Angola, Angola - a tale of “tręs cavaleiros”
« Reply #261 on: October 14, 2015, 02:06:56 pm »
And yes, the 'tres caveleirios trip' is certainly a trip by which all trips should be measured.

Ons kan darem nou nie so se nie. n Paar dekades gelede was daar Metaljockey se trips  ook   :ricky:
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Re: Angola, Angola - a tale of “tręs cavaleiros”
« Reply #262 on: October 14, 2015, 04:45:13 pm »
Hopefully you'll both join us on the next epic.

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Re: Angola, Angola - a tale of “tręs cavaleiros”
« Reply #263 on: October 20, 2015, 05:19:06 pm »
Inspirational stuff.

However, that's looks like more sand than I would like to see in my life time.

Glad this was rejuvenated so I could read it over the last few evenings, time well spent while waiting for my trucks to come home.
« Last Edit: October 20, 2015, 05:20:01 pm by Warren Ellwood »
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Re: Angola, Angola - a tale of “tręs cavaleiros”
« Reply #264 on: November 24, 2015, 11:02:18 am »
With a heavy heart I just re-read the RR, in memory of Peter Boardman aka WatDeFokKykDjy? on the forum.

Rest in Peace our brother...




Peter died at about 3 am early this morning while riding his motorbike.  I don't know the accident details but hopefully he died quickly; though way too soon.

Saddest for those he left behind.  And we'll all have to find fortitude in remembering his enviable and remarkable strength; the most reliable form of positive energy I've had the privilege to wallow in so darn often.  If we can learn to emulate a smidgeon of his generosity, a fraction of his strength in adversity, a moment of his purpose and his unfailing lust for life our world will be richer at every turn.

He ran through each phase of his full life, amused by paradoxes, driven with ideas of hope and plans of purpose. He left on a high. Amidst the usual turmoil of our world of bustle and bludgeon he had a special morning with Tracy and a special late night at his Barleycorn. Though I wasn't there I'm sure he was solidly in his cups.  I'm sure his ebullience never wavered and the only unimportant challenge was to find a few others who could swallow the rest the evening with just a moment of his passion.

I cannot say how sad I will always be that I didn't spend that precious night with him, taunting him, as I would have, with my relative sobriety.  And loving him as I watched him go yet that extra mile to accommodate and help others to be happy.

All has shrunk so suddenly. He was in our plans.  A world without Pete is simply unthinkable. To reduce some of the crushing sadness we need to remember how he would have turned this tragedy into yet more life.  Let's try give him and ourselves at least that.
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Re: Angola, Angola - a tale of “tręs cavaleiros”
« Reply #265 on: November 24, 2015, 01:27:01 pm »
and to my internal shame we have missed this too....

First of all RIP Peter Boardman....

It took us 5 years, but yes, you okes were right real RoH stuff :thumleft:
 

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Re: Angola, Angola - a tale of “tręs cavaleiros”
« Reply #266 on: November 24, 2015, 02:43:18 pm »
Thanks for this Bezerker. An absolute tragedy and its gonna leave a Pete shaped hole in many places in our worlds. Adventure on and on and on dude.
 

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Re: Angola, Angola - a tale of “tręs cavaleiros”
« Reply #267 on: November 24, 2015, 04:00:05 pm »
Just read the entire RR. thanks so much for the write up, absolutely brilliant!

RIP Pete.


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Re: Angola, Angola - a tale of “tręs cavaleiros”
« Reply #268 on: November 24, 2015, 04:05:58 pm »
Peter's passing just made me look at this amazing RR. Awesome.

Rest in peace Peter.
 

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Re: Angola, Angola - a tale of “tręs cavaleiros”
« Reply #269 on: November 24, 2015, 05:56:16 pm »
RIP PETE!
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Re: Angola, Angola - a tale of “tręs cavaleiros”
« Reply #270 on: November 24, 2015, 06:27:27 pm »
We spent several funny evenings with Pete talking about his Angola experiences while planning our own. I always meant to do a bike trip with him and never got around to it... what a shame! I never saw him miserable, always a laugh, an evil grin and a cheeky rebuttal... a man of life, and truly sucking the best of the marrow. We'll miss you man!

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Re: Angola, Angola - a tale of “tręs cavaleiros”
« Reply #271 on: April 13, 2016, 05:18:25 pm »
 :hello2: :hello2: :hello2: :hello2: :hello2: :hello2: :hello2: :hello2:

absolutely fucking epic - well done to all  :thumleft:

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Re: Angola, Angola - a tale of “tręs cavaleiros”
« Reply #272 on: January 09, 2017, 05:25:17 pm »
This trip has been on my todo list for a while now and 2017 is about as good a time as ever to bag it.

Our plan is for early September. Final dates and costs later.

We'll leave from Windhoek with a back-up 4x4 and return via Windhoek. (takes care of fuel and food risks and makes riding unloaded  a whole lot easier.

I suggest single cylinder bikes only due to the sandy terrain. KTM690R's and Husqvarna 701's available as rentals for the trip.

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Re: Angola, Angola - a tale of “tręs cavaleiros”
« Reply #273 on: January 09, 2017, 08:32:10 pm »
Tempted ??? Contact john@wildwood.capetown

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Re: Angola, Angola - a tale of “tręs cavaleiros”
« Reply #274 on: January 09, 2017, 09:27:33 pm »
My pleasure.
 

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Re: Angola, Angola - a tale of “tręs cavaleiros”
« Reply #275 on: January 24, 2017, 05:48:31 am »
Just a beer? :pot:
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Re: Angola, Angola - a tale of “tręs cavaleiros”
« Reply #276 on: February 07, 2017, 07:52:14 am »
Ons ry volgende week Lubango om deur die doodsakker terug Suid na die Kunene mond. Ongelukkig met die bakkies maar sal volgende jaar met die motorfietse terug kom.
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Re: Angola, Angola - a tale of “tręs cavaleiros”
« Reply #277 on: April 09, 2017, 06:30:17 am »
Much love and respect.

RIP Mr. Pete
 

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Re: Angola, Angola - a tale of “tręs cavaleiros”
« Reply #278 on: April 09, 2017, 08:21:19 pm »
It just gets better and life seems more boring.  Respect.
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