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Re: Your Dad on his bike
« Reply #40 on: March 15, 2012, 09:09:42 am »
My Toppie het vir lank nie bike gery nie....seker omdat hy al sy aandag moes gee om ons stoute kinders groot te maak. So rukkie terug...het dit wel weer verander!  :thumleft:

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Re: Your Dad on his bike
« Reply #41 on: April 11, 2012, 08:56:09 am »


My dad with his 1978 RM250 and the Xt he swapped it for.

This was in Windhoek around 1979. He has a GSA which I ride  :biggrin: since I don't have a bike.....
 

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Re: Your Dad on his bike
« Reply #42 on: April 11, 2012, 01:35:34 pm »
And towed with a yellow Ford 1600 Sport, very nice.

Is that you letting the air out the trailers spare wheel ?

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Re: Your Dad on his bike
« Reply #43 on: April 11, 2012, 04:27:26 pm »
And towed with a yellow Ford 1600 Sport, very nice.

Is that you letting the air out the trailers spare wheel ?

 :biggrin:

Not my dad's car he had a RX-2 rotor(and he gives me shit about all the toys....), and the boy is my late brother I was just a twinkle in my dads eye back then. My parents moved to WC end 1980, So I am the only true Capie in the Family.

They were on their way to a MX race apparently just north of Windhoek past the old coal power station.
 

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Re: Your Dad on his bike
« Reply #44 on: May 06, 2012, 03:08:50 pm »
Found a cople pics lying around... check out the ATGATT

 

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Re: Your Dad on his bike
« Reply #45 on: June 02, 2012, 05:11:23 pm »
I don't have an photo of my dad and his bike although I know that he had a James in 1947 but this photo is of myself and my first bike at the age of 15 in 1965. It was a World War 2 Harley Davidson 7-9 Horsepower with a foot clutch and a advance and re tart adjustment on the left throttle to adjust the timing while you drive. The hand gear lever was on the left side of the tank 1 N 2 3 .See also the rear tyre which was a car tyre. The 2nd photo is of my son and myself when we did a 13 350km Africa trip together last year. I have been riding bikes now for 47 years and God willing hope to still do an around the world trip.
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Re: Your Dad on his bike
« Reply #46 on: June 04, 2012, 03:55:53 pm »
my olman took a ride up to Bots with me last week we took the Harleys for a spin
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Re: Your Dad on his bike
« Reply #47 on: June 04, 2012, 03:59:13 pm »
its always great riding with my olman


we had a moment......as we got to one of the toll roads we rode side by side....he looked over at me and i looked over at him and we both just smiled......hard to explain this......but this is what makes riding with my dad......awesome
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Re: Your Dad on his bike
« Reply #48 on: June 04, 2012, 04:00:25 pm »
i just hit 50 he is 76.....feel blessed we can still do this... :biggrin: :thumleft:
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Re: Your Dad on his bike
« Reply #49 on: June 04, 2012, 08:13:33 pm »
You are both truly blessed.   :thumleft:  Enjoy it as long as you can and make the most of every moment.  :deal:
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Re: Your Dad on his bike
« Reply #50 on: June 05, 2012, 09:18:52 am »
Mother, I dont know you or your dad but I bet if one day he has to be in a wheelchair, it will be the most blinged, fastest, coolest ride that one could want. I can almost picture your dad, still in leathers tearing up the pavement, scaring the shit out of the 'old folk'

kudos to both of you   :thumleft:
 

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Re: Your Dad on his bike
« Reply #51 on: June 05, 2012, 12:18:03 pm »
Mother, I dont know you or your dad but I bet if one day he has to be in a wheelchair, it will be the most blinged, fastest, coolest ride that one could want. I can almost picture your dad, still in leathers tearing up the pavement, scaring the shit out of the 'old folk'

kudos to both of you   :thumleft:

u made me smile....thanks man
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Re: Your Dad on his bike
« Reply #52 on: June 05, 2012, 12:25:26 pm »
i just hit 50 he is 76.....feel blessed we can still do this... :biggrin: :thumleft:

Wonderful. When I see you guys like this it saddens me that my father and I never rode together. He was not a biker, although he always encouraged me to ride, made me the biker I am and still has a keen interest in my exploits, sharing it through my RR's and foto's. He's also 76.
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Re: Your Dad on his bike
« Reply #53 on: June 05, 2012, 12:33:16 pm »
My dad wasnt a biker either but he was an adventurer, to a degree. He loved the landscape this country had to offer and never voiced any desire to return to the UK.
He would certainly approve of the travels that we get up to. Wish I could share some of photos with him but he passed away many years ago.
Jupiter, he would have certainly approved of your love for solo rides, photography and 'setting the record straight'   :thumleft:
 

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Re: Your Dad on his bike
« Reply #54 on: June 05, 2012, 12:39:58 pm »
Cool one Mother.

My dad hated bikes as one of his best friends died very young.
Yes booze and a Harley and a long coat on Blouberg beach does not go together too well. :eek7:
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Re: Your Dad on his bike
« Reply #55 on: June 05, 2012, 01:33:47 pm »
I need to do a trip with my dad.  :deal:
 

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Re: Your Dad on his bike
« Reply #56 on: June 06, 2012, 10:33:57 am »
I need to do a trip with my dad.  :deal:

So do I.
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Re: Your Dad on his bike
« Reply #57 on: June 06, 2012, 10:47:31 am »
Dis 'n great thread hierdie

my pa bly daar op Stilbaai en hy is nou 75. Hy is nie soveel van 'n avonturier nie, het in 2006 op ouderdom 69 die eerste keer in n tent gekamp, maar was 'n regte petrolhead op sy dag.

Hy het vir 'n hele paar jaar 'n 1959 Vespa Grand Sports gery soos wat ons vandag vandag as n dualsport sou beskou. Hy het op Heuningklip gebly in die Suurvlakte area, naby Herbertsdale, en daagliks met die Vespa Mosselbaai toe gecommute om die melklorrie te gaan ry. Na sy derde val (sonder helmet) op die albasterklippie Haelkraal grondpad daar net so voor Eight Bells het hy maar sy gloves opgehang.

As hy saans terug was op die plaas moes hy gaan jag, en met drie jakkalshonde en 'n geweer op die Vespa die veld ingeneuk opsoek na wild. Ek glo dat daar iewers in die familie 'n foto is van hom met die honde op die Vespa.

van al die mense in my familie en vriendekring is hy die een ou wat my die minste kak gee vandag oor my ongeluk waarin ek 9 weke gelede was.
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Re: Your Dad on his bike
« Reply #58 on: June 09, 2012, 08:38:21 pm »
Wish I pics of my dad on his scooters...to late I guess
 

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Re: Your Dad on his bike
« Reply #59 on: June 23, 2012, 08:29:48 am »
My dad, around 1930. He'd unfortunately given up riding by the time I got my first bike, so we never rode together. 63magic can still post pics of us together, though.
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