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Re: Some oldies.
« Reply #100 on: January 29, 2012, 06:12:33 pm »
Mooi Chris, gooi nog man.

My pa het altyd gese ek sal nog eendag sorry wees weens die feit dat ek te suinig was om n kamera te koop, en nou is ek. SORRY.
 

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Re: Some oldies.
« Reply #101 on: January 29, 2012, 06:18:33 pm »
Mooi Chris, gooi nog man.

My pa het altyd gese ek sal nog eendag sorry wees weens die feit dat ek te suinig was om n kamera te koop, en nou is ek. SORRY.
Ek is spyt ek het nie n digitale kamera gehad of meer geld gehad om foto's te laat ontwikkel en films te koop. :biggrin:
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Re: Some oldies.
« Reply #102 on: January 29, 2012, 06:28:07 pm »
Gaan julle afkom na die EC Bash?

Sal daarvan hou om jou en Amanda weer te siene te kry en dan sommer n draai te ry. Op pad huis toe kom slaap julle sommer by ons, op daai manier retrace julle sommer die trippie via Humansdorp.
 

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Re: Some oldies.
« Reply #103 on: February 01, 2012, 10:58:45 am »
Jis Chris dis nou nice om sulke ou foto's van trips te kon kyk. Dankie vir al die moeite. Ek en Judge was die eerste keer af Gamkaskloof toe na hy van die hel in 'n boek gelees het. Dit was ook hier iewers in 1998/1999 gewees. Hy het omtrent vir my gepes om saam te gaan. Het daai tyd met 'n DR 600 en hy met sy XL500R Honda gery. Tannie Annetjie het toe ook net begin om haar plek reg te kry. Moes omtrent dieselle tyd as jou trip gewees het. Ons het gekamp by natuurbewaring se kampplek soos jy die kloof ingekom het. Die miere het ons omtrent opgeeet. Ons het natuurlik soos gewoonlik ons rooster vergeet en toe maar die klippe op die kole gegooi en daarop gebraai. Daai tyd was die kloof nog wild. Gooi mielies met nog trippies man !!
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Re: Some oldies.
« Reply #104 on: February 01, 2012, 11:13:32 am »
Gee kansie die volgende ryery was in n rolstoel!! :biggrin:
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Re: Some oldies.
« Reply #105 on: February 01, 2012, 11:36:02 am »
Baie baie lekker oom Chris!!

Hel man nou wil ek net padvat.
 

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Re: Some oldies.
« Reply #106 on: February 01, 2012, 12:46:01 pm »
Jis harde baard oom Chris. . . .!!!! AWESOME!!!!  :thumleft:
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Re: Some oldies.
« Reply #107 on: February 02, 2012, 02:17:40 pm »
Wow, Chris this just reminds me how simple travelling on a bike used to be.

I remember the first time I rode off-road to Sutherland via Ouberg, my friend on a DR600 and me on a DR650RS
We didn't even have a pump nor a puncture kit just a can of oil for the 600 as it had a bad leak and then a Addis 10L petrol can that we through into the bikes on the top of Ouberg.

We never met the owners of the guest house we stayed in as the key was left under the mat at the door and we left the money in the visitors book on the kitchen table ;D (don't think they operate like that anymore) :3some:

Next morning it was back to Durbanville again.
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Re: Some oldies.
« Reply #108 on: February 18, 2012, 04:56:26 pm »
So at 59 000kms friend Michael stripped the XT's motor. Jip bigend bearings and 2nd and 3rd gears a bit worn.
I told him to do the lot. Sadly I have no pics of this. A month later the Tenere was running smooth. A great job
done by Michael. I ran it in carefully.


                                                          27/3/2001
                                                      THE BIG BANG.
I rode into town from where I live on the farm and passing infront of the school in Lutzville I got hit
by a blind woman. She must have been blind not seeing me.  :biggrin:I was doing about 50km/h.
I came to in the middle of the road and one of the first things I heard was this female voice saying
"but I did not see him"!!! (see was driveing strait at me)!!!!!!
I realized i was paralized from my nipples down. I have NO words to describe what went through my mind at that stage. :eek7:
That's all I'm saying about that is what Forrest Gump would have said. :deal:




Michael was called to pick up the Tenere. Doctor came and gave me some injections and the ambulance arrived.
When I saw Michael i told him our rideing is done. :'( He looked me in the eye and said " ons sal sien " The ambulance
took me to Vredendal hospital and the ride there was no joy with a broken rib in my right lung!!! :biggrin: As luck
would have it all choppers and planes were busy elsewhere in the WC. I just laid there and waited and the pain
got worse BUT the feeling slowly got back in my legs and torso. My rightleg remained paralized. At 11.30pm that
night i clock in at N1 hospital in CT after an 30 min flight. The accident was at 13.45pm. Yes luck have gone awol
on that day for me!!!



After three MRI scans over the next week i was told i had broken all ribs on the right on the spine and one
got broken in the middel and went into my right lung. I crunched vertebrae T 6-8 and this nicked the spinalcord.
This caused the rightleg to be paralized. A 4 and a half hour opp was done to put in a fusion where the vertebrae were.
After the opp i was kept under for a week. Not nice wakeing up and you have missed a week!!!!!! Three weeks
after the opp i got a nice prezzie!!!! Bloodclot in my leftlung!! MRI again and back into ICU!! Nice!!!! :biggrin:



One of the hardest things I've done in my life was phoneing my boss of nearly ten years and telling him he
should look for a replacement diver. We were in tears on both sides of the phone. :'( I liked my job. :deal: I lost
17 kgs in the first month in hospital off a 80 kg frame and then was moved to a rehab hospital in Wynberg
for another 6 weeks. There were 26 patients and I was the only one that would ever walk (well sort of)
I litterally started crawling first before i could walk again with cruches. On good days i would wheel myself
out onto the pavement with the wheelchair to watch people and feel the wind and sun on my skin. The worst
was the pain. My body did not like the fusion and rebeled against in and still do today. To cope with pain i learned
very early on to take my mind elsewhere, thus i became the worlds best daydreamer. :deal:



I left that hospital after 2 and a half months on two crutches. I was told that what mobility i gain in two years in
my right leg is what i will have for the rest of my life. I forced my bigtoe to move one Sundayafternoon by stareing at
it and willing it to move by my brain. Big deal you might think but that was the start of what i have today. I moved in with my
Mom and went to gim every day. Could not drive and hated being dependant on other people. Frustrating to say the
least!! :biggrin: At about August of that year i started driveing my old bakkie(did not want to smash the new one)!!! with one
foot. It was a manual but i coped. Now i could get somewhere. :thumleft:



Michael fixed the Tenere by sending the forks to CT to have them straitend and all of the minor other stuff.December of that year
he brought the bike all the way to Stillbay!! :thumleft: I walked around it and said "start hom" and he did and
he helped my leg over and i rode down the farmroad for about a kilo. I was still wearing a brace but it was VERY clear
my back wanted nothing of this bikerideing!!! :biggrin:

I parked the bike in the garage and Michael and I walked back into my house. As we walked into my liveingroom
my elderly mother looked up at Michael (not me) and asked/said  " hy gaan weer ry ne ?" :'(


To be continued.....
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Re: Some oldies.
« Reply #109 on: February 18, 2012, 06:53:46 pm »
Fok Chris, jy kan mos nou nie sulke hartseer goed op 'n Satergaand kom post nie, jy sal my na die drank laat gryp. 

Ek sal die res van die storie maar op 'n anner dag moet lees.   :biggrin:

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Re: Some oldies.
« Reply #110 on: February 18, 2012, 06:55:31 pm »
Ek lees, en ek lees weer, en ek dink vir somige van ons wat jou ken, is dit moeilik om iets te post.  :(  Wag om die res te lees.
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Re: Some oldies.
« Reply #111 on: February 18, 2012, 08:03:15 pm »
EK ook. Kom Chris :mwink:
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Re: Some oldies.
« Reply #112 on: February 18, 2012, 09:54:19 pm »
 Chris, jy skryf hier oor iets waaroor ek nog nooit juis wou uitvra nie.

Die storie van jou ongeluk met foto's van die fiets wat so staan en wag daartussen.

Spesiaal. Uit die hart uit.

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Re: Some oldies.
« Reply #113 on: February 19, 2012, 03:04:48 am »
Bliksem !! I'm speechless ... that is quite a story indeed. I will always regret not doing Namibia in the earlier days when it was SWA and REAL adventure riding ... XT's rulled the roost and life was far more simple ... road maps dictated the route and jeans were ATGATT.

Thanks for the time this has taken and the excellent photo's of yesteryear.

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Re: Some oldies.
« Reply #114 on: February 19, 2012, 06:57:10 am »
Respek - dis al wat ek kan se . . . .
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Re: Some oldies.
« Reply #115 on: February 19, 2012, 08:51:24 am »
sjoe, wat n storie!!

motorfietsry is in mens se bloed, niemand kan dit uit jou uit moer of beveel nie.

op jou vorige trips het jy pyp gerook, is die ongeluk so half waar jy opgehou rook het?

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Re: Some oldies.
« Reply #116 on: February 19, 2012, 09:20:14 am »
Hierdie is boek materiaal Chris.

Dis vrek lekker om van al jou wedervaringe te lees, en dan die moerse anti-klimaks van jou ongeluk. :o

Nie te min ek is aan die brand om die res te lees. :thumleft:
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Re: Some oldies.
« Reply #117 on: February 19, 2012, 10:21:25 am »
Dankie Chris, ek geniet jou stories baie. Dit maak my ook net spyt dat ek nie meer gereeld 'n kamera op trips saamneem nie
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Re: Some oldies.
« Reply #118 on: February 19, 2012, 10:38:12 am »
sjoe, wat n storie!!

motorfietsry is in mens se bloed, niemand kan dit uit jou uit moer of beveel nie.

op jou vorige trips het jy pyp gerook, is die ongeluk so half waar jy opgehou rook het?


Nogal nie. Het weer begin rook en toe WEER opgehou en kan onthou op Amanda se eerste trip Namibië toe
langs n hardekool vuur staan ek op en sę vir haar" verskoon my maar ek gaan gou eers n rookding soek!!! :biggrin:Toe weer begin!!!
Toe ek veertig word dog ek nou moet ek ophou want ek werk nie meer hard fisies en hardloop nie meer en ek kon
hoor my longe het nie goed geklink. Ek dink nie daar was al iemand wat makliker opgehou as ek daai slag.
My kop was natuurlik reg. :deal:
Moet egter bieg. Ek raak nooit lus vir rook MAAR as ek in Namibië is langs n vuur voel ek lus om n pyp
te trek en hom in die holte van my hand te voel.
Net n pyproker sal weet waarvan ek praat. :deal:
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Re: Some oldies.
« Reply #119 on: February 19, 2012, 10:43:47 am »
Fokkit Chris ek weet ek klink nou soos 'n moffie maar ek is nie skaam om te se ek het trane in my oe nie ! :'(
Om deur al daai kak te gaan , en dan nog met al die pyn elke dag saam te lewe , en dan nog nie bang te wees om 'n bike te ry nie se net een ding , fok yster , jy't ballas van titanium !
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