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« on: April 12, 2006, 06:49:33 am »
Morning all
There is a pic of the GPS for a weeks travels only work and back
Makes you wonder why im moving company.

It reads
Max speed 165km/h
Moving time 9hrs 36min (MORE THAN A DAY EXSTRA PER WEEL)
Moving avg 83.6km/h
Odometer 802.61km


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« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2006, 09:21:24 am »
why do you take a GPS to work?
do you have short-term memory problems and keep on forgetting where it is?
 

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« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2006, 09:32:36 am »
It makes me think of the dudes down here in Cape Town, that have surfboards or even better wind surfers strapped to their roof rack. When you at the beach you see them driving into the parking lot, and thy will sit there in their cabby and what?s the waves (checking the Surf conditions, you know bro) when you get out of the water from a amazing surf thy are still sitting there, with kak excuses like (no man the conditions are not perfect, its too small and crap like that)

His GPS never leaves the bike, and never goes on the durt :twisted:

What does GPS stand for, ( Ground positioning unit ) too many okes have been looking at their GPS unit while riding, and will never admit that it was the reason thy moered off the bike.
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« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2006, 09:39:57 am »
It seems accton is in a kak mood today! :twisted:
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« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2006, 09:47:12 am »
Yep I?m in a Kak mood, you got it smack on. The company I work for is retrenching some people, but as you all know it is usually not the correct people that get targeted. The ones that should be axes are not even on the list. (No I?m not one of them, but it pisses me off when the real moegoes do not get the axe) :(  :(  :(  :(

He most likely rides dirt far more than I do, and he own one of those dam GPS thingies that I want but cannot afford, and he rides a Africa Twin (love those bikes) He sucks. :twisted:  :wink:
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« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2006, 11:22:10 am »
It does not matter if he rides dirt at least he rides his bike everyday of the week! Some people only take theirs out when it's 20 deg or warmer with the sun shining. Now that's kak  :?

And I know for a fact Gideon rides dirt, he lives for it.
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« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2006, 11:40:15 am »
Hey Digital, you do not have to stand-up for the dude, I was just ragging.
I have seen some pics that he was in, and do not question his time spent on dirt or the bike.
I also ride my bike everyday, my transalp is 1 year old at the end of this month, and it?s clock is at 26000 Km?s I think that is not bad going.
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« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2006, 02:39:46 pm »
What you do G-man?  Seems cool you can ride every day.
 

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« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2006, 02:58:58 pm »
Quote from: "GIDEON"
Morning all
There is a pic of the GPS for a weeks travels only work and back
Makes you wonder why im moving company.
It reads
Max speed 165km/h
Moving time 9hrs 36min (MORE THAN A DAY EXSTRA PER WEEL)
Moving avg 83.6km/h
Odometer 802.61km


Agree completely with you Gideon and hope your new job is much further than the current one and with nice open roads to increase that top speed :D

I average about 400 km's per week commuting in and out of London then try and make it up over weekends some times. I will do a week with my GPS as well if I can find it and post it on here. You will cry if you see my average speed as the average speed for London traffic is nothing more than 5mph if you lucky. We can at least split lanes and filter but in a car - NO THANKS :?
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« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2006, 05:21:52 pm »
Ja.... 700km/week average.

In SA, I used to start on a Monday morning at 4.30am in PE, drive to Umtata, then work there 2 hrs, drive back to East London, and total about 750km for the day, by Thursday I would have been around the Border area, and back home by Thursday evening.
The job before, I used to start Monday morning early, 04.00am, drive to Springbok, and Pofadder, back in Cape Town by Thursday evening.

Those were mad days, I had a Nissan Sentra 160SE, which did 168000km in 27months.... :shock:  :shock:  :shock:

Now I do low mileage at 700km/week just into and out of SouthEast London.
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« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2006, 02:50:53 pm »
Hi Guys

Wish I worked further than 10km's from home, 'cos I also ride my AT to work and back every day, or most days, unless I have cargo like a daughter with smashed car who needs lift to work, or other big objects to carry around.

With the 4x4 it takes my 45 minutes to get to work... even though it's only 10km's.  But on the bike it takes me about 8-10 minutes, always depends on whether the traffic lights are green or not.

Just don't like it when it rains or when there's slippery stuff on the road.. I managed to fall off again on Sunday, because rain, yellow lines, a red light and front brakes do not go well together... so my poor AT landed dirty side up and it is now a lot less pretty than it was.  

BTW, does anyone know where I can get a new sticker kit for the AT,  :?: because I have to re-spray both sides and I'd really like to have the original stickers back on.

I'm going to Lesotho tomorrow, to go up Sani PAss with a no longer pretty AT, so I will fix it properly when I get back.

Have a good week & weekend.


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« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2006, 02:54:51 pm »
Sorry to hear about the mishap Chrissie, enjoy your trip and ride safe.
 

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« Reply #12 on: April 25, 2006, 10:14:55 pm »
Chrissie sorry to hear about the mishap, Think of it this way your ok.
The Kid wasnt with you so all ok.
I own the Legend and belief me there crazy with the side panels and stickers.
I could be slightly wrong but the Devil at the Honda workshop said its R4000 for the sides, now they can be welded and sprayed, or be like a puts and paint them with PVC :D
The stickers then is about R500 I think thats what he said
If you really need them take model number and colour code all detail under the sead I'll saycause thats where mine is. And BOBS your uncle.
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« Reply #13 on: April 25, 2006, 11:27:16 pm »
i wish i rode to work. i work from home and sometimes it feels like the world goes by without me. working from the morning, not having been outside at all for most of the day, i sometimes in the afternoon find a reason to ride/drive somewhere, just to get out. this often leads to impulsive spending  :lol:
the downside: i cant get out of bed on those chilly winter mornings. i just pull the duvet higher, roll over, and snooze some more.
the upside: i save a fortune in wear and tear, petrol, and time spent sitting in traffic.
 

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« Reply #14 on: April 26, 2006, 09:15:11 am »
.....and those of us who have to ride to work everyday wish we could work from home - well me at least  8)

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« Reply #15 on: April 26, 2006, 09:35:49 am »
I work from home on days that I do not have customer meetings, it is awesome and a lot more productive. Also at home I don't have to go outside to smoke!!!!!
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« Reply #16 on: April 26, 2006, 02:01:11 pm »
Anybody else having to do the N1/M1 from Pta to Jhb? Close to 140km's return. The N1 is fine, even in peak hours, but the M1, that is hair raising stuff - had a number of very close calls (darn taxi's!), but hey, it still beats driving a car and being stuck in first gear!
 

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« Reply #17 on: April 26, 2006, 02:05:09 pm »
I work a lot from home but often have to do Midrand to PTA , normally after 9 - 10 so I dunno what you are talking about traffic ;o)