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Re: Your Dad on his bike
« Reply #120 on: January 27, 2015, 09:35:31 pm »
My old lady was a skank so I don't know if my old man rode a bike !
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Re: Your Dad on his bike
« Reply #121 on: January 28, 2015, 06:27:24 am »
I am guessing an Indian.

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Re: Your Dad on his bike
« Reply #122 on: January 31, 2015, 12:15:45 pm »
Nice Threat this!!

As a kid i can remember my Granddad telling me about all the Harley's he had.

Wish i had pics of it...........
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Re: Your Dad on his bike
« Reply #123 on: February 21, 2015, 02:30:02 pm »
Here are three photos of my father and his bikes at various stages:

1. Racing at Hockenheim in 1937, as an engineering student. He preferred BMW 250 cc single engines in Norton Featherbed frames, as he found them more
   comfortable than the BMW ones.

2. He was a company commander of a motorised infantry unit, and here he (arrowed) is with some of his mechanics and the BMW R12 bikes (750 cc with
    pressed steel frames, and the first production bikes with hydraulically dampened telescopic forks). These were the predecessors of the R75, which was also
    used with a side-car (with driven side-car wheel). He always having to leave some of the R75 engines in Russia when they retreated. He was one of the
    few survivors of Stalingrad, (having been one of the about 800 specialists flown out of Stalingrad, before it was overrun).

3. On a Maico (MiacoMobil - a 175 cc two-stroke; after 1955 they were expanded to 175 and 200cc) in the early 1950s, on which my parents went on holiday
    trips. The German people were restricted to a maximum capacity of 250 cc after the war, (perhaps so that they could not start any trouble again?). My
    parents then emigrated to South Africa in 1955.

My father died in 2003 at 87, (never owing a bike in South Africa), but he hardly ever spoke about his war experiences in France, Poland and Russia, but he did engender a love for BMW motorcycles in me from a very early age, having taken me on a circuit of the old race track that used to be near Greenbushes, Port Elizabeth, (I think the Wedgewood country Club has been built over it), on a BMW R69 when I was three. Unfortunately I have no photographs of that event.
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« Reply #124 on: February 21, 2015, 03:36:31 pm »
Here are three photos of my father and his bikes at various stages:

1. Racing at Hockenheim in 1937, as an engineering student. He preferred BMW 250 cc single engines in Norton Featherbed frames, as he found them more
   comfortable than the BMW ones.

2. He was a company commander of a motorised infantry unit, and here he (arrowed) is with some of his mechanics and the BMW R12 bikes (750 cc with
    pressed steel frames, and the first production bikes with hydraulically dampened telescopic forks). These were the predecessors of the R75, which was also
    used with a side-car (with driven side-car wheel). He always having to leave some of the R75 engines in Russia when they retreated. He was one of the
    few survivors of Stalingrad, (having been one of the few specialists flown out of Stalingrad, before it was overrun).

3. On a Maico (MiacoMobil - a 175 cc two-stroke; after 1955 they were expanded to 175 and 200cc) in the early 1950s, on which my parents went on holiday
    trips. The German people were restricted to a maximum capacity of 250 cc after the war, (perhaps so that they could not start any trouble again?). My
    parents then emigrated to South Africa in 1955.

My father died in 2003 at 87, but he hardly ever spoke about his war experiences in France, Poland and Russia, but he did engender a love for BMW motorcycles in me from a very early age, having taken me on a circuit of the old race track that used to be near Greenbushes on a BMW R69 when I was three. Unfortunately I have no photographs of that event.

Wow! That is a quite story! Fantastic Dustbiter!
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Re: Your Dad on his bike
« Reply #125 on: February 21, 2015, 05:50:37 pm »
Unfortunately my old mans health isn't the best any more, he still rides his CTX200 to town now and again.

My wife and I went down to Nelspruit and we all took a ride to Kaapschehoop, ofcourse Dad swiped my ST1300 for him and mom, wife took her Suzuki VX800 and me took my dads (my old) K75 BMW. Was a magic day and wish there were more off them!
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Re: Your Dad on his bike
« Reply #126 on: February 21, 2015, 06:09:34 pm »
Thanks for sharing Dustbiter, being of German descent myself, I can fully understand that they were restricted to 250 cc, anything bigger would just been too tempting to add a Flamethrower or worse to the Facility. ;D
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Re: Your Dad on his bike
« Reply #127 on: September 05, 2016, 03:09:43 pm »
hi there was asked about my dad so just an update

the olman is 80 next month....

well two years ago we all (us and dad too)packed up and moved to Cape Town but thats another story all together
the last thing to move down was the trike and my couch so we decided a father and son trip to Cape Town would be in order,we flew up to Pretoria with our kit and collected the bikes at my daughters place.....when we got to Grasmere for petrol my dad was busy having a heart attack on his trike.....in his wisdom to not hold us up on the road he had not taken his water pills (didnt want to pee every five minutes)
next thing ambulance and rushing him to heart hospital in Alberton......i really thort this was it for him .... its not something you want to see is your dad trying to breath lying next to his trike
but being stubborn and hard arsed like he is and with help from the docs
three days later i checked him out and put him on his trike(to the shock of the hospital staff)
and we headed down to Cape Town.
the trip went well and we rode at his pace two days later we arrived at our destination

so since then my olman been battling a bit with his health so we dont do many trips like we used to around the country but rather a few short day trips here and there

earlier this year we did route 62 and i took him to the most southern tip he had never done that before....its our bonding thing to do a few nights out now and again

a few months ago they fitted a pace maker and he seems more energetic so hopefully we will ride more and i can post a few more pics


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Re: Your Dad on his bike
« Reply #128 on: September 05, 2016, 03:20:47 pm »
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« Reply #129 on: September 05, 2016, 03:27:50 pm »
Earlier this year Olman and I took road trip up Route 62
stayed over in Oudshoorn then down to George had breakfast with my brother in Wilderness then took him to the most southern point of Africa as he had never been there....

we do more shorter trips because of his health but he still loves riding with me and is already packed two days in advance when we plan a ride

im certainly blessed to still be able to ride with my dad at his ripe old age
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Re: Your Dad on his bike
« Reply #130 on: September 05, 2016, 04:46:50 pm »
Mother, you are indeed blessed to still have an "olman" to ride with you. Enjoy it as long as possible; and I'm sure it will help keep the olman young.

I miss not being able to do anything like this with my dad... he passed away 20 years back  :(

A major thumbs-up to your dad as well. Enjoy it "Toppie", and may you have many more safe riding miles
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Re: Your Dad on his bike
« Reply #131 on: September 05, 2016, 04:48:38 pm »
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« Reply #132 on: September 06, 2016, 07:30:21 am »
Mother, you are a great son to your father... :biggrin:
 

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« Reply #133 on: September 06, 2016, 08:57:04 am »
Many Moons ago in Namibia on our Farm, Dad,me in the middle and my Uncle.
 
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« Reply #134 on: September 06, 2016, 11:39:51 am »
Mother, you are a great son to your father... :biggrin:

hahahaha it does sound weird  :laughing4:
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« Reply #135 on: September 06, 2016, 11:42:07 am »
Many Moons ago in Namibia on our Farm, Dad,me in the middle and my Uncle.

Offshore have you any idea what bike that could have been?
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« Reply #136 on: September 06, 2016, 11:56:56 am »
Yes it was a DKW, I think 250 cc 2 smoke.
 

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« Reply #137 on: September 06, 2016, 11:58:46 am »
Yes it was a DKW, I think 250 cc 2 smoke.

So that was about 80-90 years ago? :peepwall: >:D ;)
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« Reply #138 on: September 06, 2016, 12:27:07 pm »
Jy gaan ook daar uitkom......hopelik :peepwall: :biggrin:
 

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« Reply #139 on: September 06, 2016, 12:33:34 pm »
Jy gaan ook daar uitkom......hopelik :peepwall: :biggrin:
Norrefok ek chicken uit. :deal:
Ek wil nie oud word nie.
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