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Forum: Ride reports 06-09-2013, 09:16 AM
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Posted By grizz
Been out on the trial bike today, managed to fall...

Been out on the trial bike today, managed to fall myself kinda silly down hill once.

Hurting but ginning madly as always.

I think for this report it is pretty much complete, but planning a next...
Forum: Ride reports 06-01-2013, 01:47 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,595
Posted By grizz
Here are a few YouTube clips from the trip I...

Here are a few YouTube clips from the trip I forgot to load.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GeS6rI5JnRI


Want to start a 1050cc Airhead with your hand...??

This is how to do it.
...
Forum: Ride reports 05-22-2013, 11:07 AM
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Posted By grizz
Got a text from Maverick last weekend.........

Got a text from Maverick last weekend...... "There are two speedfines for the Whale, one in Fishoek and one in Natal"
Ooooppppsss. I was not in Fishoek, but certainly was all over Natal.
R200.00...
Forum: Ride reports 05-22-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 65
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Posted By grizz
Swords just on their own. Trust you like them. ...

Swords just on their own.
Trust you like them.
http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm90/niknakpix/mapa4_zps15f30373.jpg (http://s294.photobucket.com/user/niknakpix/media/mapa4_zps15f30373.jpg.html)
Forum: Ride reports 05-18-2013, 02:01 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,595
Posted By grizz
Remember this ? Often council tip finds end...

Remember this ?

Often council tip finds end up as useful items.

This one on the other hand, though "impressive" is only cosmetic in potential.
...
Forum: Ride reports 05-18-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,595
Posted By grizz
Thanks mate. Glad you were along for the...

Thanks mate.

Glad you were along for the ride.



Passes are great fun.

Enjoy and come do a report......
Forum: Ride reports 05-16-2013, 02:04 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,595
Posted By grizz
Day 22 was a slow one. I needed to dismantle...

Day 22 was a slow one.

I needed to dismantle The Whale again, to get the borrowed Suzuki Coil out from under the tank and recoonect the original dead BMW coil.

How typical though.... when I...
Forum: Ride reports 05-15-2013, 11:10 PM
Replies: 65
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Posted By grizz
Day 22 - Cape Town

Amazing, three weeks at this ride now.

I was on Day 22 and that was spent going to various shops around Paarl to buy some clothes, gifts and a few other bits. Followed by a trip to Rondebosh and...
Forum: Ride reports 05-15-2013, 04:00 PM
Replies: 65
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Posted By grizz
Day 21 - Richmond - Paarl 650km

I woke "late" on day 21, having slept till 05.40.

So I really made an effort to rise and shine slowly.

Having a shower, coffee and three Bakers Lemon Creams (There is only one Bakers )

Then...
Forum: Ride reports 05-15-2013, 06:34 AM
Replies: 65
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Posted By grizz
Yep, they are one of the most evocative parts of...

Yep, they are one of the most evocative parts of my childhood.

Forget a brace of Harleys with shotgun pipes..... have a few of these overhead and you know what heaven sounds like.

We had a...
Forum: Ride reports 05-15-2013, 06:31 AM
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Posted By grizz
Hi Marc, you got that in one.....:clap Nope,...

Hi Marc, you got that in one.....:clap

Nope, I just thought that if I was to break down on this section I would rather it be clean, the bike that is.
Forum: Ride reports 05-15-2013, 06:29 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,595
Posted By grizz
Just got some photos on a memory stick from Dozer...

Just got some photos on a memory stick from Dozer in SA.

Rather than weave them in with the ride report, I thought I would just do them as an entry on their own.

Dozer arriving at his best mate...
Forum: Ride reports 05-15-2013, 05:03 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,595
Posted By grizz
I did not ask, and it did not have a price on the...

I did not ask, and it did not have a price on the screen.

The guy who was manning the shop was not the owner, and typically not really interested, only watched that we did not steal parts off them...
Forum: Ride reports 05-15-2013, 04:52 AM
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Views: 6,595
Posted By grizz
Richmond - 788km done for the day.

04.35 AWAKE !! ......... WTF ??? !!!!

I woke up, could not get back to sleep, edited my camera a bit to reduce the 2000 pics I had on there, then made a cuppa tea, ate the last of the rusks and...
Forum: Ride reports 05-15-2013, 03:03 AM
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Posted By grizz
After we got home from the Hartebeespoort dam...

After we got home from the Hartebeespoort dam ride out, it was time to do a bit of housekeeping.

I went off to fill the bike up to its filler cap, check the oil etc.

Then back to Deon's place...
Forum: Ride reports 05-15-2013, 02:49 AM
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Posted By grizz
Hartebeespoort Dam

Day 19 we started at ease, leaving home after 06.00 on the bikes.....

Dozer remote activating his alarms and booby traps....

Do note the new garage doors we fitted two days previously, I was...
Forum: Ride reports 05-15-2013, 02:13 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,595
Posted By grizz
Woody1 visit......

After the great Braai/BBQ the night before, we were both up by 05.00 and out in the garden and then garage.

Day 18 would consist of getting the shock fitted by 06.00 and then some more shopping,...
Forum: Ride reports 05-15-2013, 01:18 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,595
Posted By grizz
Day 17 - Shocking

Day 17 dawned wet and cold.

So we decided to go to Boksburg flea market, for some more touristy trinkets and shit.

In the mean time, Maverick and Super Foxi had agreed to buy a brand new rear...
Forum: Ride reports 05-14-2013, 02:51 PM
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Views: 6,595
Posted By grizz
Day 16 was spent mostly in Dozer's bakkie. ...

Day 16 was spent mostly in Dozer's bakkie.

We went to Nigel to fetch back my phone, buy a new cheap handset and to look at a few old cars.

At one dealers place we saw these cars and trucks.
...
Forum: Ride reports 05-14-2013, 11:02 AM
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Posted By grizz
Observed elsewhere on the internet forums.... ...

Observed elsewhere on the internet forums....

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=106063.0;attach=275712;image
Forum: Ride reports 05-14-2013, 01:44 AM
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Posted By grizz
We woke up early to a perfect day in the...

We woke up early to a perfect day in the Transvaal...... rain threatening.

Not that it mattered much, as the bike was knackered, and Deon needed to do some chores with the bakkie/pickup truck.
...
Forum: Ride reports 05-13-2013, 03:16 PM
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Views: 6,595
Posted By grizz
Thanks Mate. I am trying to write it for an...

Thanks Mate.

I am trying to write it for an "International audience"

I home the Americans are enjoying and understanding it all.:D
Forum: Ride reports 05-13-2013, 03:14 PM
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Posted By grizz
Having packed etc the previous night, we were...

Having packed etc the previous night, we were able to just brush our teeth, have a coffee and hit the road.

Not at all hung over, but looking it, as I was not sleeping very well, with changing...
Forum: Ride reports 05-13-2013, 02:26 AM
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Posted By grizz
Being in Durban, and having a few relatives and...

Being in Durban, and having a few relatives and friends there, I had asked James if Deon and I could stay another day and night, rather than move to some other place like a guest house or one of...
Forum: Ride reports 05-13-2013, 12:19 AM
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Posted By grizz
Day 12 came in the shape of a perfect morning....

Day 12 came in the shape of a perfect morning. *Dirty Boy was taking us out with his Airhead for a breakfast run up past Pietermaritzburg and hopefully we would collect EssBee along the way. *:ricky:...
Forum: Ride reports 05-12-2013, 02:47 PM
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Posted By grizz
Day 11 - Durban, Eshowe, Melmoth.

Day 11 started at an easy pace, after which we went off to Eshowe and Melmoth in Zululand where we had both finished our schooling and grown up.

We decided to bite the bullet and run the gauntlet...
Forum: Ride reports 05-12-2013, 01:46 PM
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Posted By grizz
Hi Brett, Thanks for the reply. You are...

Hi Brett,

Thanks for the reply.

You are right.... a bad summer in SA still beats a good winter in the UK, or something like that.
Forum: Ride reports 05-11-2013, 10:22 PM
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Views: 6,595
Posted By grizz
Went to my local, well it is 10 miles away,...

Went to my local, well it is 10 miles away, council tip to get rid of all the rotten paint and loads of empty paint buckets yesterday.....

A guy was unloading this shield.... it never even hit the...
Forum: Ride reports 05-11-2013, 02:33 PM
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Views: 6,595
Posted By grizz
After the sheep crossed the road we carried on...

After the sheep crossed the road we carried on for quite some distance, potholes in potholes, bendy roads and some nice sections too.

Loads of livestock including cows, horses, goats and sheep...
Forum: Ride reports 05-11-2013, 01:14 PM
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Views: 6,595
Posted By grizz
Early on Day 10 we got up and packed our kit onto...

Early on Day 10 we got up and packed our kit onto the bikes.

The Whale took a few stabs at the starter button to fire up, as her chokes had long since been removed, so Dozer and I would kneel next...
Forum: Ride reports 05-11-2013, 04:27 AM
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Posted By grizz
Day 9 - Mountain Shadows.

Day 9

This was really just a connecting section to get us to KZN (Kwa Zulu Natal) and Durban where we were staying in Westville at Dirty Boy's place with him and his family, dogs and cats.....
...
Forum: Ride reports 05-10-2013, 04:29 AM
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Views: 6,595
Posted By grizz
I thought it would fit in with the timing of the...

I thought it would fit in with the timing of the RR to add in some of the plates I was given as presents by Knucklhead, Tiger8 and BigDom for my garage.
Thanks a million guys, I was really blown...
Forum: Ride reports 05-10-2013, 04:17 AM
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Posted By grizz
Day 7, 8 spent in PE had minimal content,...

Day 7, 8 spent in PE had minimal content, excluding commuting into and out of PE business areas.
Tuesday The Whale spent all day at Martin Walkers place, getting fettled.
At 17.00 exactly (He is...
Forum: Ride reports 05-10-2013, 01:17 AM
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Posted By grizz
Built an "Electrics" work bench yesterday. ...

Built an "Electrics" work bench yesterday.

650mm deep worktop and 550mm shelf, and 920mm high, (which is just right for me) both heavy duty but in front of the window to have maximum light on...
Forum: Ride reports 05-08-2013, 03:26 PM
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Views: 6,595
Posted By grizz
Leaving the farm, I noted that Nico had a...

Leaving the farm, I noted that Nico had a collection of old car shells, farm implements etc parked along the fence and roadside.
That made me smile..... kindred spirit ?
...
Forum: Ride reports 05-08-2013, 02:10 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,595
Posted By grizz
Day 6 - Baviaans - PE

Right, Day 6 was planned as a late start with breakfast booked for 09.00 by Jupiter, thankfully (we would find out later) Christine needed to get off early to get her daughter to school, so we agreed...
Forum: Ride reports 05-08-2013, 02:10 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,595
Posted By grizz
Hi GB, thank you for posting a reply. I was...

Hi GB, thank you for posting a reply.
I was starting to wonder if it was worth my while even posting up the report on here.

We had a great ride.
Forum: Ride reports 05-08-2013, 03:22 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,595
Posted By grizz
After riding some distance on tar, and having...

After riding some distance on tar, and having filled our tanks at the last village Uniondale ? we made it back onto dirt roads again.... BLISSS

I did stop after a while to take the following...
Forum: Ride reports 05-08-2013, 02:00 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,595
Posted By grizz
Right... charged up again. Amazing what a cuppa...

Right... charged up again.
Amazing what a cuppa coffee can do.
After the biltong and smoke break at the river and bridge (Jupiter and Dozer's stops are driven by their nicotine levels) we carried...
Forum: Ride reports 05-08-2013, 12:58 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,595
Posted By grizz
With Jupiter now in the lead, we went deep into...

With Jupiter now in the lead, we went deep into various passes, the names, like those of the guys we met at brekkie etc, I have not remembered.
®©errie, Dozer and I followed him. He had also swopped...
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