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Offline Nardus

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Its not all about the bikes !
« on: August 04, 2007, 01:28:27 pm »
Although 90% of us DS crowd is rather fanatical about our bikes, the performance of our bikes, what we can add onto our bikes, planning trips, packing luggage for trips, going onto trips and sharing our experience once back from a trip, it would be GREAT to share our interactions we had with the local fellows (Africans, PB's, locals, etc.) whilst on a trip.

I think a lot of us have brilliant pictures, not so much of us or our bikes, but of how, where and who we meet and interact with people along our journeys. We are fortunate here in our Republic to have a lot of different cultures within reach of a couple of tanks of fuel and often we capture those special moments on camara.

My hope with this subject is that one of our fellow Wild Dog comrades has a connection in the printing field that could at some stage (once we have enough pics) print the best ones into a coffee table book, or calendar. Somebody could even make a bit of smackeroos on the sideline - as long as I get a cut for the good idea !!

Let me start.

Here we were entertaining some youngsters in the Transkei whilst supporting the local shabeen. Needlesss to say that Hennie was not using his own helmet.




Here MetalJockey was having a cold one (one of many) at the same shabeen with the locals (also after a few cold ones) were entertaining us.



Whilst fixing a tyre we were joined by this friendly crowd - also in the Transkei.





On another trip in the Transkei, also whilst fixing a tyre, I was requested to take a picture of this fellow.



These school children in Lesotho were all too happy to inspect my intentions, rather than listening to the boring school work.



On route to Malealea in Lesotho, I took this colourful picture of some local fellows at their homestead.



During our stay at Malealea, this choir entertained us for a good hour. (Nice boobs)



On route to Lesotho, whilst I was drawing cash from the ATM in my old hometown (Ugie), MetalJockey took this picture of a "to be" trou vrou.



On the way to Malawi we saw these sad fellows outside a bar in Zimbabwe. They had no money for a beer and even if they had, there were no beers in the bar !



This friendly crowd entertained us in a village called Chemba in Mozambique, next to the Zambezi river.



Refueling at Sena in Mozambique. Thousand of people. Do sometimes wonder what they doing there, what their parents are doing for a living and what the future hold for them.







At the Malawi border post, whilst I was convincing the officials to let me into Malawi without my Yellow fever card, Hein challenged a local for a game of Bawu.



A very, very old Himba man came to have a look at the 3 bikers who were drinking beer at 08h00 in the morning in the middle of the Kaokoland. He earned himself a free one !



At Epupa falls, I was trying my best to take an arty shot of one of the pretty Himba girls at the river.



MetalJockey posing for a photo next to a very pretty shop owner who stocked ice cold beer in her shop.



And then the Himba children - strange hair do's.



My favourites are always these close-ups of the little kids !







That is it for now.

Come on, lets see yours !!!!!!!
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Re: Its not all about the bikes !
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2007, 02:41:46 pm »
Great idea Nardus, and some cool pics there!

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Re: Its not all about the bikes !
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2007, 05:15:55 pm »
Awesome !

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02/02/12 - RIP Glen - the Arrow of Elliot and the little man with the big heart that truly was larger than life.

You have touched us and left us better for having known you - even if it was only briefly.

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Re: Its not all about the bikes !
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2007, 07:00:04 pm »
Nice post Nardus. :cool:

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Re: Its not all about the bikes !
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2007, 11:03:22 pm »
Shy Lesotho herd boy



KZN hunter with his dogs

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Re: Its not all about the bikes !
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2007, 11:48:44 pm »
This thread has fantastic potential. Great idea! :thumleft:
 

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Re: Its not all about the bikes !
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2007, 10:41:46 am »
While my pics are mostly from bad cell phone cameras and wont make any book they did bring back a few memories.
I just browsed my post pics and pulled ones that had locals in them.



Enjoying the last of the papsak at the shabeen by the rock.


Chatting with the chief, this is were ideas like the sports kit came from.


In the tree - cool little guys following us mad bikers last week on School Trail.


The best way down baboons pass in Lesotho.  (if you dont have a KDX!)


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Re: Its not all about the bikes !
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2007, 08:31:05 am »
Piele !!!

This is exactly what I had in mind. Keep them coming, there should be lots these in those trip folders !!
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Re: Its not all about the bikes !
« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2007, 01:03:14 pm »
This is a nice thread  :)
 

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Re: Its not all about the bikes !
« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2007, 02:27:04 pm »
Piele !!!!

Lekker eastcape word for a piele post.... well done Nardus

Are you from PE ???
 

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Re: Its not all about the bikes !
« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2007, 04:21:27 pm »
East London !!!!!
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Re: Its not all about the bikes !
« Reply #11 on: August 06, 2007, 04:29:45 pm »
A recent trip to Groot Marico saw us stopping at a shop to get ice and some supplies, this guy was fascinated with my 250 and just had to sit on it (even if it was on the back of the bakkie) and made us take photos.  ;D



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Re: Its not all about the bikes !
« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2007, 09:12:25 pm »

I found this chap in Garies



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Re: Its not all about the bikes !
« Reply #13 on: August 06, 2007, 09:48:42 pm »
This weekend in Hogsback, this laaitie got OMO white when he gave the bike a good rev. The smile on his face afterwards, priceless.

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Re: Its not all about the bikes !
« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2007, 09:31:22 am »
I may be looking for shite here but isn't this thread a bit Big-White-Bwana-in-Africa-lookee-at-all-the-curious-natives-in-the-hinterland-switch-my-Arai-for-a-pith-helmet kind of colonial thing? Just asking.
 

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Re: Its not all about the bikes !
« Reply #15 on: August 07, 2007, 10:54:01 am »
I may be looking for shite here but isn't this thread a bit Big-White-Bwana-in-Africa-lookee-at-all-the-curious-natives-in-the-hinterland-switch-my-Arai-for-a-pith-helmet kind of colonial thing? Just asking.

Why are you even looking at it that way? What's wrong in posting pics of the people that we meet and see on travels? We are not making fun of people, or degrading any one, or do you never interact with the people around you?

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Re: Its not all about the bikes !
« Reply #16 on: August 07, 2007, 12:24:56 pm »
I may be looking for shite here but isn't this thread a bit Big-White-Bwana-in-Africa-lookee-at-all-the-curious-natives-in-the-hinterland-switch-my-Arai-for-a-pith-helmet kind of colonial thing? Just asking.

I think you are missing the the point here my friend. Go back to the beginning, skip the jail, don't collect R200 and read the opening of this thread carefully. We live in a beautiful country with beautiful people and with the most diversified cultures. Cant you see it??? This is a great thread and thank you for all the other positive feedback.

Piele Nardus!!!!
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Re: Its not all about the bikes !
« Reply #17 on: August 07, 2007, 02:04:06 pm »
I think its a brilliant idea

In the new SA, it's all important to recognise all cultures,recognise them and be to laugh at our dark past.

Like when Wes call me over to wash his bike - in exchange for some liquid payments  ;D. Its all in good spirit.

I find white ppl (no offence pls) are sometimes afraid to interact/comment about cultures cause they too afraid to offend. we nogal not that sensitive all the time

Juslaaik my broe -we different ek se, nah seriously lets ma laugh at our differences because in a nutshell:


WE LIVE IN ONE OF THE GREATEST COUNTRIES ON EARTH


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Re: Its not all about the bikes !
« Reply #18 on: August 07, 2007, 02:07:11 pm »
Photo opportunity for the little ones near Loskop.

Must have been the Clown who attracted the kids! :biggrin:

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Re: Its not all about the bikes !
« Reply #19 on: August 08, 2007, 07:31:42 am »
Very cool thread Nardus  O0 Like Sharkie says, it's brings back plenty of memories

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Same spot:


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The locals at De Wildt:


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Memel entertainment:  >:D >:D

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