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Re: The Blind Date in Lesotho
« Reply #60 on: June 03, 2012, 04:47:50 pm »
DD, way to go man... I sincerely hope it all works out for you and your (current) riding buddy (future) wife  :)

For the record, I met Atigun on a cyber-site as well, two years back now, and we've been maried for two months.

I also had my heart ripped out by one or two somewhat unscrupulous "wimmenfolk" on the site, but recovered and persevered, and Atigun is who I got for myself.  8) :queen:

We've just returned from our honeymoon trip which included the Watty Bash. 3400km later, and she can't wait to get back on the bike and do it all over again

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Re: The Blind Date in Lesotho
« Reply #61 on: June 03, 2012, 04:55:23 pm »
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Re: The Blind Date in Lesotho
« Reply #62 on: June 03, 2012, 05:06:36 pm »
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Re: The Blind Date in Lesotho
« Reply #63 on: June 03, 2012, 05:41:40 pm »
Thanks guys for all your support. Just keep in mind this is a Ride Report, not a love story ;)
 

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Re: The Blind Date in Lesotho
« Reply #64 on: June 03, 2012, 05:46:48 pm »
Thanks guys for all your support. Just keep in mind this is a Ride Report, not a love story ;)

You could have fooled us, but we wait in great anticipation to see where it goes, and I'm sure we all wish for the love story  :biggrin: With all the nonsence around us we need that.
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Re: The Blind Date in Lesotho
« Reply #65 on: June 03, 2012, 06:22:31 pm »
Ek wil sien hoe die girl lyk man! :peepwall: :happy1:



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Re: The Blind Date in Lesotho
« Reply #66 on: June 03, 2012, 06:36:24 pm »
 :pot:  DD  ... Get on with it ... U can't keep teasing us like this
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Re: The Blind Date in Lesotho
« Reply #67 on: June 03, 2012, 10:19:57 pm »
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Re: The Blind Date in Lesotho
« Reply #68 on: June 03, 2012, 10:24:49 pm »
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Re: The Blind Date in Lesotho
« Reply #69 on: June 03, 2012, 10:33:55 pm »
Thanks guys for all your support. Just keep in mind this is a Ride Report, not a love story ;)

Very few RR's start off posting an online dating profile of their riding partner..

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Re: The Blind Date in Lesotho
« Reply #70 on: June 03, 2012, 11:54:41 pm »
All they way to Clocolan, and to my date with Avert, I have been planning what to say to her when we meet. Nothing seems to make sense so I decided to leave it up to the moment but would at least mention that I am very glad that she arrived safe.

In the parking lot of The Cabin I dismount while the bike is still rolling. This being the more graceful way to get of a fully loaded bike with long travel suspension.
Avert parks her bakkie next to me and even though we have been in dialogue on a daily basis for the last month, there suddenly was this complete stranger standing in front of me. Her mannerism is slightly more tough and her appearance is more formal and almost stiff. There was this tight feeling around my chest, there is nothing attracting me to this person in front of me. For a moment I felt overwhelmed by this feeling of hopelessness and the magnitude of what I am trying to do here.....

There was not much time to reminiscent over these feelings of doubt as we walked over to one of the tables to find a spot to sit down and just really get to talk to each other face to face for the first time.
One thing that immediately became apparent was the level of comfort and ease with which we could chat together, almost if talking to a cousin or even a sister, like we have known each other for a long time. I realized that I must simply relax and go enjoy this ride and even if we only find friendship, then so be it. I can't help though to feel the pressure that this is a lot of effort simply to forge a long distance friendship.

She asked me if she at least looked like her profile pictures.....the problem was that she looked very different in each of her pictures and one in particular stands out. It makes her look 10 years younger and her eyes are piercingly beautiful. I was not going to tell her this and went on a ramble about experiencing someone in the flesh and that a three dimensional image will always be different than a flat print. I am not a good layer and realize that I was not saying the right thing and whatever was coming from my mouth can't come across as to flattering.....I can be such a cluts sometimes ::)
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Re: The Blind Date in Lesotho
« Reply #71 on: June 04, 2012, 12:16:56 am »
All they way to Clocolan, and to my date with Avert, I have been planning what to say to her when we meet. Nothing seems to make sense so I decided to leave it up to the moment but would at least mention that I am very glad that she arrived safe.

In the parking lot of The Cabin I dismount while the bike is still rolling. This being the more graceful way to get of a fully loaded bike with long travel suspension.
Avert parks her bakkie next to me and even though we have been in dialogue on a daily basis for the last month, there suddenly was this complete stranger standing in front of me. Her mannerism is slightly more tough and her appearance is more formal and almost stiff. There was this tight feeling around my chest, there is nothing attractive to me about this person in front of me. For a moment I felt overwhelmed by this feeling of hopelessness and the magnitude of what I am trying to do here.....

There was not much time to reminiscent over these feelings of doubt as we walked over to one of the tables to find a spot to sit down and just really get to talk to each other face to face for the first time.
One thing that immediately became apparent was the level of comfort and ease with which we could chat together, almost if talking to a cousin or even a sister, like we have known each other for a long time. I realized that I must simply relax and go enjoy this ride and even if we only find friendship, then so be it. I can't help though to feel the pressure that this is a lot of effort simply to forge a long distance friendship.

She asked me if she at least looked like her profile pictures.....the problem was that she looked very different in each of her pictures and one in particular stands out. It makes her look 10 years younger and her eyes are piercingly beautiful. I was not going to tell her this and went on a ramble about experiencing someone in the flesh and that a three dimensional image will always be different than a flat print. I am not a good layer and realize that I was not saying the right thing and whatever was coming from my mouth can't come across as to flattering.....I can be such a cluts sometimes ::)

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Re: The Blind Date in Lesotho
« Reply #72 on: June 04, 2012, 06:59:53 am »
All they way to Clocolan, and to my date with Avert, I have been planning what to say to her when we meet. Nothing seems to make sense so I decided to leave it up to the moment but would at least mention that I am very glad that she arrived safe.

In the parking lot of The Cabin I dismount while the bike is still rolling. This being the more graceful way to get of a fully loaded bike with long travel suspension.
Avert parks her bakkie next to me and even though we have been in dialogue on a daily basis for the last month, there suddenly was this complete stranger standing in front of me. Her mannerism is slightly more tough and her appearance is more formal and almost stiff. There was this tight feeling around my chest, there is nothing attractive to me about this person in front of me. For a moment I felt overwhelmed by this feeling of hopelessness and the magnitude of what I am trying to do here.....

There was not much time to reminiscent over these feelings of doubt as we walked over to one of the tables to find a spot to sit down and just really get to talk to each other face to face for the first time.
One thing that immediately became apparent was the level of comfort and ease with which we could chat together, almost if talking to a cousin or even a sister, like we have known each other for a long time. I realized that I must simply relax and go enjoy this ride and even if we only find friendship, then so be it. I can't help though to feel the pressure that this is a lot of effort simply to forge a long distance friendship.

She asked me if she at least looked like her profile pictures.....the problem was that she looked very different in each of her pictures and one in particular stands out. It makes her look 10 years younger and her eyes are piercingly beautiful. I was not going to tell her this and went on a ramble about experiencing someone in the flesh and that a three dimensional image will always be different than a flat print. I am not a good layer and realize that I was not saying the right thing and whatever was coming from my mouth can't come across as to flattering.....I can be such a cluts sometimes ::)

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Re: The Blind Date in Lesotho
« Reply #73 on: June 04, 2012, 08:21:24 am »
 8) lekker DD, ive been there as well. Also divorced, dating etc. etc. I know how that hopeless feeling hits you and you describe it so well man. :thumleft:
Any way good luck for you. I presume it all went well, otherwise you wouldnt really write so much detail  :mwink:
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Re: The Blind Date in Lesotho
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Re: The Blind Date in Lesotho
« Reply #75 on: June 04, 2012, 09:55:11 am »
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Re: The Blind Date in Lesotho
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Re: The Blind Date in Lesotho
« Reply #77 on: June 04, 2012, 10:28:10 am »
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Re: The Blind Date in Lesotho
« Reply #78 on: June 04, 2012, 10:32:16 am »
All they way to Clocolan, and to my date with Avert, I have been planning what to say to her when we meet. Nothing seems to make sense so I decided to leave it up to the moment but would at least mention that I am very glad that she arrived safe.

In the parking lot of The Cabin I dismount while the bike is still rolling. This being the more graceful way to get of a fully loaded bike with long travel suspension.
Avert parks her bakkie next to me and even though we have been in dialogue on a daily basis for the last month, there suddenly was this complete stranger standing in front of me. Her mannerism is slightly more tough and her appearance is more formal and almost stiff. There was this tight feeling around my chest, there is nothing attractive to me about this person in front of me. For a moment I felt overwhelmed by this feeling of hopelessness and the magnitude of what I am trying to do here.....

There was not much time to reminiscent over these feelings of doubt as we walked over to one of the tables to find a spot to sit down and just really get to talk to each other face to face for the first time.
One thing that immediately became apparent was the level of comfort and ease with which we could chat together, almost if talking to a cousin or even a sister, like we have known each other for a long time. I realized that I must simply relax and go enjoy this ride and even if we only find friendship, then so be it. I can't help though to feel the pressure that this is a lot of effort simply to forge a long distance friendship.

She asked me if she at least looked like her profile pictures.....the problem was that she looked very different in each of her pictures and one in particular stands out. It makes her look 10 years younger and her eyes are piercingly beautiful. I was not going to tell her this and went on a ramble about experiencing someone in the flesh and that a three dimensional image will always be different than a flat print. I am not a good layer and realize that I was not saying the right thing and whatever was coming from my mouth can't come across as to flattering.....I can be such a cluts sometimes ::)

Perhaps a Freudian slip :biggrin: Looking forward to the rest of your story/report.
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Re: The Blind Date in Lesotho
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