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Old 09-08-2013, 02:38 PM   #5596
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I don't know about the rest of you - but I like to think Mark's transition "back" to the corporate world will involve a job with BMW, Touratech, KLIM or a company like Motoquest.

Not only does he have a wealth of experience, but he's got the personality for it as well.

Any offers yet, Radioman?
None yet. My concern about going to work in any Moto related business is that it might ruin the passion I have for riding if I do... So I will probably not go that way..... But I have learned never to say never.

Whatever I do, I will be doing it 100% Just ask my previous employers.....
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Old 09-08-2013, 02:53 PM   #5597
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My concern about going to work in any Moto related business is that it might ruin the passion I have for riding if I do...
Now let's not start talking that kind of talk in this forum.....WORK....... Mark needs to keep riding for a couple more years, then write a book, make about 6 gazillion dollars on the book and retire to where ever he decides is the best place he has visited. Which is where, Mark?
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Old 09-08-2013, 03:14 PM   #5598
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Which is where, Mark?
Not done yet ..... Will let you all know. But I will say it is not about the place as much as the people!
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Old 09-09-2013, 12:28 AM   #5599
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Cape Town

Had the chance to meet up with another rider and Boyfriend near Cape Town. Riding through Cape Town in the afternoon. even with cloudy weather, Table Mountain is amazing!



Still getting my brain around Africa, as I rode south past Cape Town city, seeing the miles of "slums", Danielle said about 2 million living there.

but then, I Loved the view riding along the ocean near Kalk Bay





Met up with Danielle (kiwi) and Mike (Holland) (and Brother Ben) in Kalk Bay where they have stopped riding for a bit to work and make some $ to continue riding! They have ridden all over Africa and she has been all over the world as a solo woman rider! great meeting them, sharing stories and information

Danielle's Website is: http://motomonkeyadventures.com



A couple of her Moto monkey's...... Maybe Radioman will have one someday!



Had to laugh as we walked down for dinner. A Welcome sign..... But all the cannot do symbols.



Ordered the large Pork Ribs. Wow had no idea how many it would be. Did not even come close to finishing. It is amazing as the price as $110 Rand (about $11 USD) big changes from Australia



After dinner and more great conversation, I went out to get on my bike about 9:30 Pm. Hummm Something is missing



Now I have to admit that Jorg told me before I left...... You should take your Tank Bag off. Nothing in it of value, had it one my bike through 22 countries ..... Well. Welcome to Africa

Someone took my Tank bag



But then they took few Items inside and tossed them in the bushes. Had a couple rags, windscreen wash, Ear plugs etc. But my bag is gone Guess I should have listened to the locals...



So you live and learn. I am sure to find a new bag here in Cape Town before we start riding on Saturday. After traveling in NZ, OZ where losing stuff like this was not really an issue, I have to go back into take it all off no matter what.
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Old 09-09-2013, 02:23 AM   #5600
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Now let's not start talking that kind of talk in this forum.....WORK....... Mark needs to keep riding for a couple more years, ......
Ah.... I am certainly on the downhill side of my Adventure. Spent a fair bit of money to do this ride, and reality about this is clear.

The great generosity of many people that have hosted me, shared meals, beverages etc has helped, but I have also chosen to do some amazing things along the way, which cost money, but for me ..... have added greatly to my ride! .

Let's just enjoy Africa for awhile
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Old 09-09-2013, 06:35 AM   #5601
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Nice stuff( Africa) Mark.
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Old 09-09-2013, 09:26 AM   #5602
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And of course the bike now looks like an adventure bike again.


Mark, Something is making your rear sprocket shinny and I was wondering what it was? Are you using a chain oiler? what kind?
I like the arrow on the church pointing to where you parked your bike. I think you have others watching over you other then ADVers :)))) rj
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Old 09-10-2013, 05:46 AM   #5603
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Fantastic video Radioman - how cool is the fly past- specially for your benefit?
Glad to see you are having fun and enjoying that Sth African food.
Bugger about the tank bag!
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Old 09-10-2013, 06:41 AM   #5604
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Video was great! The plane flying by was awesome!
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Old 09-10-2013, 10:10 PM   #5605
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Mark, Something is making your rear sprocket shinny and I was wondering what it was? Are you using a chain oiler? what kind?
I have a scottoiler on my bike. It works but a bit messy :)
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Old 09-10-2013, 10:14 PM   #5606
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Fantastic video Radioman - how cool is the fly past- specially for your benefit?
Glad to see you are having fun and enjoying that Sth African food.
Bugger about the tank bag!
He is a farmer in the area that rides It was great, and glad I caught it on video

Bummer on the Tank Bag for sure, as I could not get the exact replacement I liked the features on that specific bag. Oh well..... Just part of life. Cannot let it ruin the trip of take too much time of mental energy to stress about!

to you and Di!
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Old 09-10-2013, 10:16 PM   #5607
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Nice stuff( Africa) Mark.
Thanks. Was an awesome day

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Video was great! The plane flying by was awesome!
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Old 09-11-2013, 01:19 AM   #5608
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What bag was it Mark?
Hello Fishy Was a Wolfman Rainier Tank Bag. Really liked the extra pockets and storage. But no Worries, stopped by Wild @ Heart Adventure Moto Shop, and bought Express Tank Bag.
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Another week in my life in Cape Town. been awhile since I posted....

Sit back and catch up

First. It has been great to stop, Meet and stay with Jorg and Lily , and get a few projects done that I have wanted to do for awhile.

I had wanted to build a small tool box to fit on the opposite side of the bike from the exhaust. Jorg is a mechanic and has a nice shop, so while he was busy servicing a bunch of KLR's and other cars. I designed the box out of cardboard.







Jorg Working



Went shopping for some Aluminum



It's Cape Town, so the warning about your property and Vehicles.



Once I purchased the materials, then layout them out into the shape of the custom box, hand cut the Aluminum. Then off to the Bending shop to have it turned into a box.



These guys were great! The "boss" even jumped into action for the last bend as they had to create a tool to fit my box. They were great and very precise! Love it!





They had to modify some materials to make a custom tool.



Almost folded up!



Back to the office to get a bill. Note the English /Afrikans. I think they liked me, as they only charged me 70 Rand (7.0 USD) to fold up two boxes and make 2 cuts!



Thanks to Jorg, I was able to find all the shops and materials around Cape Town.

Once folded, off to the welder.



Showed up, and he jumped into welding up my boxes!! Why two.... Could not decide on which thickness of Aluminum to use. 2MM or 3MM Make both, and decide. In Manufacturing making two is not much more work than making one.



Making progress



Had pre marked the pieces and how they were to be assembled and welded. Made the process fast.



Last weld. Thanks "johnme" Great job!!

As I was running around Cape Town, I really enjoyed the views of Table Mountain!



Had to buy a lock, Sealing material, some other bits and pieces, and replace my Tank bag Did not have the exact model Wolfman that I would have wanted... But one that would clip right in. Stopped at Wild@heart adventure moto Store. Met Johan



Got back to the house and Lily was making Dumplings by hand



Looks great!! She told me I was in for a treat!



She made 88 of them.....





Yummy Dumpings. I think the best I have ever had! As Lily says, " they are the 2nd best Dumpling in Cape Town,..... Because there is no #1 )



Then some more errands around Cape Town. Getting to know my way. Have to say, there are tons of Adventure Moto Shops around . Amazing! But it is like sending a kid into the candy store

KTM to get a new rear Sprocket. (just preparing for the wearing ...not needed yet)



Needed a new USB charging plug set up, so off to Flying Brick I go. Met Chris and Rinette. They were great!! Loved meeting you two! What a great Moto Shop that you have!

Here is the link to their Moto Store. It is being modified, but they have a video of their "Flying Brick" Luggage. Designed by Chris a Motorbiker for Motobikers! Awesome. Like I said, Kid in CAndy Store. I bought one of there bags to try out Looking forward to using it. Always looking for the perfect bag for my bike!

http://www.flyingbrick.co.za



and look at the View outside their Shop.



As I rode back out to Jorg and Lily's, I had to laugh. New bags on the bike, and other gear that I need.... Jorg said, we cannot let you out anymore on your own...... And you will not be allowed back in with anything else. You will not have any money to ride

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