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Re: Tim Donaldson threads merged
« Reply #20 on: February 19, 2011, 03:11:13 pm »
Bit of a kak one very sad  :(, strongs to family and RIP
 

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Re: Tim Donaldson threads merged
« Reply #21 on: February 19, 2011, 03:19:17 pm »
Bietjie van n frats ongeluk. Sterkte aan sy geliefdes. Ek hou hoekal so van alleen ry.
solo,the greater freedom.(for me anyway)
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Re: Tim Donaldson threads merged
« Reply #22 on: February 19, 2011, 03:39:06 pm »
shame very sad!! RIP
 

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Re: Tim Donaldson threads merged
« Reply #23 on: February 19, 2011, 03:43:37 pm »
A lot of us ride solo, it is part of what we do and a chance we take.
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Re: Tim Donaldson threads merged
« Reply #24 on: February 19, 2011, 03:44:50 pm »
Moos se kloof, Thia Ghee, the same place for the people who know Patensie.
It is just outside Patensie on the way to Baviaans, a few K's past Pad langs restuarant.

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Re: Tim Donaldson threads merged
« Reply #25 on: February 19, 2011, 05:00:00 pm »
RIP. Was he not the guy that wrote all the articles abot the Pusley bikes?
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Re: Tim Donaldson threads merged
« Reply #26 on: February 19, 2011, 05:17:43 pm »
Yes he was the same guy that wrote about the Puzey bikes, W/D Mr P and myself met up with him at a petrol station in Stutterhiem, and road back to East London with him just after he got his 250. He was a very nice and friendly guy, But struck me as a bit of a loner. I don't think he was a W/D.  R.I.P Timothy
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Re: Tim Donaldson threads merged
« Reply #27 on: February 19, 2011, 05:26:26 pm »
RIP Lonewolf   :(
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Re: Tim Donaldson threads merged
« Reply #28 on: February 19, 2011, 07:10:38 pm »
Died doing what he loved doing, could have been worse i suppose. Rest in peace Tim.
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Re: Tim Donaldson threads merged
« Reply #29 on: February 19, 2011, 07:26:05 pm »
Damn, this is one sad story. RIP mate.

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Re: Tim Donaldson threads merged
« Reply #30 on: February 20, 2011, 02:26:41 am »
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Re: Tim Donaldson threads merged
« Reply #31 on: February 20, 2011, 06:48:17 am »
I had a call from Theo Meyer, SAP airwing, on Thursday, asking if we could put out an alert that this chap was missing and asking for folks to keep a lookout for him.
They had apparently searched the area, but only info they had was  that he was last seen by the farmers son where he was camping on 29th Jan. He said it was akin to looking for a needle in a haystack.
John Fobian (Dep. Director Disaster management E,Cape SAP) then contacted me On Friday to say the body had been found, and how frustrating it was for them when folks went into non cell phone range, alone, and without sticking to some sort of planned route with a daily checkin, so as to know where to spring board a search from.
They were actually quite cracked up that someone had had such a long and slow, painful death, with two broken legs, that they could have rescued earlier.
In future, just putting it out there, I do have contacts in the rescue world in Eastern Cape, and these guys can help further afield, and folks are free to contact me if you need help. Just keep my number in your phone :
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Re: Tim Donaldson threads merged
« Reply #32 on: February 20, 2011, 08:02:53 am »
Thank you, Gill.

So sad.  I always enjoyed Tim's articles.  He will be missed.  R.I.P.
 

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Re: Tim Donaldson threads merged
« Reply #33 on: February 20, 2011, 08:15:29 am »
Terrible news - our thoughts with his family and friends.

I also love doing the lone riding thing, however with these big machines and the remote routes one rides it's advisable to ride in pairs to try and avoid these incidents. Our last ride through remote mountainous area saw us only encounter 1 vehicle in 7 hours....
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Re: Tim Donaldson threads merged
« Reply #34 on: February 20, 2011, 09:10:55 am »
I always print out my solo routes and give to wife,if I am not back or called at a certain time she has a list of contact numbers to phone and start a search.Hoprfully this will never happen.
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« Reply #35 on: February 20, 2011, 11:30:08 am »
Our last ride through remote mountainous area saw us only encounter 1 vehicle in 7 hours....

There is definitely less traffic nowadays on the more remote routes. More and more farmhouses are standing empty. In some cases land was bought out by neighbours or the farmer stays in town. In some cases the farms have been abandoned.
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Re: Tim Donaldson threads merged
« Reply #36 on: February 20, 2011, 09:20:39 pm »
RIP. Was he not the guy that wrote all the articles abot the Pusley bikes?

Yes there is an Ride report in Offroad & Adventure magazine January 2011 Titled
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« Reply #37 on: February 20, 2011, 10:05:51 pm »
This is shocking and terrible news. His Puzey 250 excursions was one of the things that convinced me to also go small. I remember reading the other day how excited he was about the new 500. A reminder to everybody how vulnerable we are hey! R.I.P. Tim
 

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Re: Tim Donaldson threads merged
« Reply #38 on: February 21, 2011, 07:13:22 am »
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Thanks Gill.

I was trying out our emergency services only yesterday (#112). I must state that the call centre personnel leaves a hell of a lot to be desired. It didn't fill me with any confidence. God help you should you need assistance quickly. Besides the language barrier, trying to make myself understood and clarify our situation was really problematic. It felt like I was talking to a foreigner. I was trying to arrange an airlift for a fellow rider that had broken his knee (7 fractures in his Tibia) in some remote place.

Thank goodness we managed to get a 4X4 vehicle to him. More by chance than anything else. Access was virtually impossible.

Anyway I phoned the Emergency services back to cancel any rescue effort, but I eventually hung up because the attendant left me hanging on the line while she was chatting away to her cronies in an African language. We have quite a way to go in order to provide our public with first class services.

But thanks for volunteering your details in case of an emergency.
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« Reply #39 on: February 21, 2011, 08:08:37 am »
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Thanks Gill.
I was trying out our emergency services only yesterday (#112). I must state that the call centre personnel leaves a hell of a lot to be desired. It didn't fill me with any confidence. God help you should you need assistance quickly. Besides the language barrier, trying to make myself understood and clarify our situation was really problematic. It felt like I was talking to a foreigner. I was trying to arrange an airlift for a fellow rider that had broken his knee (7 fractures in his Tibia) in some remote place.
Thank goodness we managed to get a 4X4 vehicle to him. More by chance than anything else. Access was virtually impossible.
Anyway I phoned the Emergency services back to cancel any rescue effort, but I eventually hung up because the attendant left me hanging on the line while she was chatting away to her cronies in an African language. We have quite a way to go in order to provide our public with first class services.
But thanks for volunteering your details in case of an emergency.
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