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Offline Makhulu

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Re: Your Dad on his bike
« Reply #20 on: January 24, 2012, 08:46:00 am »
Mine used to ride, mostly offroad though. But I can't find any pix.
 

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Re: Your Dad on his bike
« Reply #21 on: February 02, 2012, 03:24:23 pm »
My dad Watty at his happiest.
 

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Re: Your Dad on his bike
« Reply #22 on: February 02, 2012, 03:35:28 pm »
My dad Watty at his happiest.

 :thumleft: Are you riding his Djebel ?
A F'ugly is a different sort of bike, the 1150 is boring and the 1100s makes me smile. The RT ?... Once you ride one, there is no explanation necessary.

...dis nooit te laat om n happy childhood te he nie !
 

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Re: Your Dad on his bike
« Reply #23 on: February 02, 2012, 03:40:46 pm »
My Dad rode a lot of bike but have no pics  :-\
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Re: Your Dad on his bike
« Reply #24 on: February 02, 2012, 04:02:49 pm »
Mine, turning 70 this year on our trip to the plaas last year. He always wanted to ride to the plaas and back.



He is riding a Gomoto 200 now, but is getting old and sometimes forget to put his helmet on! But ride he does!
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Re: Your Dad on his bike
« Reply #25 on: February 02, 2012, 04:11:49 pm »
Eish!!! Unfortunately I have no pics of the old man on any bikes, but I do have a story about his last ride ever on one.

My dad used to ride one of the workshop's bikes or scooters, whichever was available when he had to go out on a call (he worked for Olivetti)

On this particular day he had to take the scooter (Vespa or Lambretta; can't remember which), and the only parking he could find when he arrived at the customer was between two cars with the back wheel against the kerb.

He finished his business and mounted the scoot, which wouldn't start, so he pulled  the choke, and twisted its ear, and kicked until the engine eventually fired up (it had probably flooded). I think a good deal of swearing helped as well  :)

The scoot didn't want to run properly, so he pushed it out from the parking lot into the traffic lane, put it in gear and started moving down the road.

At about this time the carb decided that it was going to clear itself, and the bloody scoot popped a wheelie. The old man's initial reaction was to grab onto the bars even tighter as the scoot came up, and he was thrown backwards so that the pillion seat was pressing into his stomach, and his knees were dragging on the road (in those days Safari suits were the in thing :o) ).

Within a few seconds he came to his senses and let go of the handlebars, picked himself up from the road, and started chasing the scoot, which by this time had fallen onto its right side; the throttle was stuck in the open position because it was lying in that side, the back wheel was touching the road, and the scoot was moving round in circles at a fair rate.

Eventually the old man got it shut down and moved out of the road, and an old toppie came out of a shop to help him. He asked my dad if he was ok, and when the old man said yes, the toppie looked at him with a twinkle in his eye and said "Bloody Hell, son, that was a spectacular piece of riding... would you mind doing it again for those of us who missed it!!!".

I think the old man nearly moered him, but the toppie helped my old man into the shop, cleaned up his knees, and offered him a lift back to the workshop.

When my old man got there, he hung up his helmet, and said "Never again."

To his dying day he never got on another bike
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Re: Your Dad on his bike
« Reply #26 on: February 02, 2012, 04:26:04 pm »
 :laughing4: :laughing4:
“It’s impossible,” said pride. “It’s risky,” said experience. 

“It’s pointless,” said reason. “Give it a try,” whispered the heart.
 

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Re: Your Dad on his bike
« Reply #27 on: February 03, 2012, 09:25:36 am »
My dad Watty at his happiest.

 :thumleft: Are you riding his Djebel ?
Till today the last rider of the Djebel is still Watty. We just start it for the battery till the day we are ready to take it onthe road. Was concidering bringing it to the next bash.
 

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Re: Your Dad on his bike
« Reply #28 on: February 03, 2012, 09:50:22 am »
My dad Watty at his happiest.

 :thumleft: Are you riding his Djebel ?
Till today the last rider of the Djebel is still Watty. We just start it for the battery till the day we are ready to take it onthe road. Was concidering bringing it to the next bash.

That will be absolutely wonderful!
 

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Re: Your Dad on his bike
« Reply #29 on: February 04, 2012, 05:49:54 pm »
I lost my dad when I was 13 years old - would have loved to have ridden together  :-\

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Re: Your Dad on his bike
« Reply #30 on: February 08, 2012, 11:39:10 am »
I lost my dad when I was 13 years old - would have loved to have ridden together  :-\



Same spot?

Neat  :thumleft:
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Re: Your Dad on his bike
« Reply #31 on: February 29, 2012, 02:45:09 pm »
Wish my dad was still alive then we could ride together :angel8
 

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Re: Your Dad on his bike
« Reply #32 on: February 29, 2012, 10:36:51 pm »
It was never in question that I would be a biker. My dad always encouraged me to ride... just ride and enjoy the freedom. Till this day he shares my passion when I get a new bike or go on a trip.

For some strange reason he never rode a bike  ??? Would have been so nice to go on a trip with him.  :( Hopefully my son can have those memories one day.

A F'ugly is a different sort of bike, the 1150 is boring and the 1100s makes me smile. The RT ?... Once you ride one, there is no explanation necessary.

...dis nooit te laat om n happy childhood te he nie !
 

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Re: Your Dad on his bike
« Reply #33 on: March 01, 2012, 01:39:46 pm »
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Re: Your Dad on his bike
« Reply #34 on: March 01, 2012, 02:38:22 pm »
On the way to Rhodes
 

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Re: Your Dad on his bike
« Reply #35 on: March 01, 2012, 02:39:30 pm »
A F'ugly is a different sort of bike, the 1150 is boring and the 1100s makes me smile. The RT ?... Once you ride one, there is no explanation necessary.

...dis nooit te laat om n happy childhood te he nie !
 

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Re: Your Dad on his bike
« Reply #36 on: March 01, 2012, 02:40:38 pm »
Net so
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Re: Your Dad on his bike
« Reply #37 on: March 01, 2012, 02:52:53 pm »
Me and my dad have been riding together for near 30 years now. it is such a privilege.
Will post some lekker old pic's will have to dig a little.
Here is a some what recent one.
But for me, it's like a night out with a porn star, every time I press that starter button. Schneller! Schneller! Tiefer! Ja, ich bin geil! Ich komme!  >:D

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Re: Your Dad on his bike
« Reply #38 on: March 11, 2012, 07:41:43 pm »
Many many years ago...

I am still not allowed to ride his Electraglide hhmmmppphhh...
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« Reply #39 on: March 12, 2012, 07:00:57 am »
My next big ride with my Dad is bike week....he is like a kid and cant wait....infact neither can i...
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