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#363174 - 03/14/13 09:22 PM Re: a Little about us [Re: Tonewheeldude]
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Hi all,

The new "Monster" in our lives. Almost as much fun as playing the Audya... I'm a blessed man!!!

She sounds like a Catipillar or John Deere tractor or Lister water pump or V8 Hot Rod and she's just as unrefined as any of those. But oh, what fun we are having with all 1500cc of her...

Keep well all,

Henni


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#363175 - 03/14/13 09:26 PM Re: a Little about us [Re: Henni]
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Hi again,

I wanted to buy a superbike, but when Monica saw the pics of this bike, she was totally sold on it. And was she right! This was EXACTLY what I wanted, although I did not know it at the time. Another bike simply would not have cut it at all for us at this point & time when we've decided to take a little breather from all our outreach activities.

One Sunday, on our way to a nearby dam, we came across a whole bunch of these going in the same direction. We fell in behind them & drove with them most of the way. What a different bunch of bikers altogether, as cool & casual as they come. Following ALL the road rules, keeping to the speed limit. Really, an awesome bunch of folks in no hurry at all, smelling the roses as they go. And the noise from all those John Deere type engines sounding together was really something to behold...

I have in the meantime become just the same with her, cruising merrily at 100km/k on the highway just because it's fun. And us quietly laughing at all the superbikes coming screaming past us, breaking just about every traffic rule there is.

I experience the same on my daily trip to work & back - even the small Nippi scooters "screaming" (ha ha ha) by on the white line & forcing themselves into any small opening in the traffic they can find. And all this time I just cruise happily behind the vehicle directly in front of me. Yes, she's a beast to keep upright in stop/start traffic with a pax on board, but once going she's as tame as they come. And I really enjoy her complete unrefineness. She's certainly no racer in any way or form. I DID however see someone wheelie the newer 2liter version at the dam...what a sight & sound!

Yes, she's certainly also no fuel saver with the same consumption as most cars. So we use her for fun only & not for economy...

We are really having a BLAST with her, and EVERY Saturday & Sunday we have breakfast at a different place. Soon, we intend taking her firstly for a trip to the Lowveld (500 km) & then to the South Coast (750 km) & maybe later even down to the West Coast (1800 km)... She really opens a complete new lifestyle for us & it's a lot of fun, to say the least. We are once again looking forward to our weekends in great anticipation!

Anyway, keep well all my friends,

Henni


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#363177 - 03/14/13 09:30 PM Re: a Little about us [Re: Henni]
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Hi again,

I did biking when I was much younger & forgot how much fun it was. Glad to be back. When I married Monica, she made me understand she would not approve of any form of motorbiking in our lives. However, on riding with me on the 150cc Nippi scooter, she came to like it and often asked me if we could not go any faster, which off course we could not. That was then the stepping stone to a bigger bike and now she is thrilled just as much as I am with it.

We are really having a stunning time with it and we are daily looking for any excuse to go anywhere. This bike really upped the fun factor in our lives by a few hundred percent!

Keep well all my friends,

Henni


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#363181 - 03/14/13 10:19 PM Re: a Little about us [Re: Henni]
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It all started with this...


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#363191 - 03/15/13 01:56 AM Re: a Little about us [Re: Henni]
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I wonder if you could get your Audya and PA in one of these:


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#363192 - 03/15/13 02:11 AM Re: a Little about us [Re: Tonewheeldude]
Henni Offline
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Unfortunately not legal in South Africa. Would have been fun though...

Best regards,

Henni
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#363196 - 03/15/13 03:07 AM Re: a Little about us [Re: Henni]
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Hi Henni

I am happy for you, in view of all the set backs you have had in your ministry. I wish you two the best.

Bernie
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#363202 - 03/15/13 04:23 AM Re: a Little about us [Re: Bernie9]
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Hi Bernie,

Thanks! On our last outreach, we were told by the supervisors that they are no longer satisfied with us bringing soup for the kids, they wanted Monica to prepare and bring stew instead (for 160 plus kids!). That's when I decided it's time for a break and at least for a while concentrate on ourselves.

And it is already showing. We are once again looking forward to our weekends in great anticipation. And Monica is once again glowing - all these activities put a lot of stress on us.

Yes, we'll get back to it, but not just yet...

All the best my friend,

Henni

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#364165 - 04/01/13 10:52 PM Re: a Little about us [Re: Henni]
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Hi TWD,

This weekend, to my utter amazement, I found out that we are allowed pulling a trailer behind the bike in South Africa.

So my good friend, soon she'll have a towbar and we'll be pulling our trailer.

We did some nice biking again this weekend and slowly but surely we are taking longer & longer trips as we get used to her. Yesterday we did 400km, not bad for starters.

We are liking our bike more and more and getting a touring bike turned out to be a very good idea for us.

Anyway, keep well my friend & tx for the bike & trailer pic,

Henni


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#364168 - 04/01/13 11:21 PM Re: a Little about us [Re: Henni]
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Hi all,

We also had our share of fun. Here we were caught in the a thunder storm and we had to take shelter under a bridge. We got soaking wet in the process. However, like the saying goes: Cowboys don't cry...

Keep well all my friends,

Henni


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