Well done buddy!

I love keeping track of certain “mile stones” in the well-travelled life of the KLR.

June 2007 – I was travelling north through the Botswana bush on a sandy track to the Zambezi, accompanied by my good friends Estelle and Jacques Roos, and surrounded by African elephants, when the KLR proudly reached its 6 000th km.

June 2010 – on a bloody hot Sunday afternoon in the Negev desert in Israel the KLR clocked its 50 000th km.

July 2010 – after nearly completing the first half of the murderous northern Kenyan stone desert between Moyale and Isiolo I passed the Marsabit crater on my right hand side. The clock read 55 500 km.

June 2011 – in the middle of a snowy white Sowa Pan (Makgadigadi Pans) and surrounded by a 360 degree panorama of a flat featureless surface the KLR reached its 77 777,7th km.

July 2012 – in a small Russian village whose name I do not know, with narrow little streets as bad as you only can imagine, surrounded by colourful wooden houses, my loyal friend of metal and oil and petrol did its 100 000th km!!

Mountains and deep water, sand and stone deserts, twice the pyramids of Giza, Africa, Europe, now Asia.

Well done buddy. You are a legend!

A big salute also to Ray and Donovan Muller of Cytech  who always did a major check-up und service of the KLR before my long rides.

A last look at those wonderful digits, seen so many times on rides.

It is not the best possible photograph but it is the memory that counts. In front of that wooden house the KLR stood at 100 000 km.

The lady couldn’t understand why we stopped in front of her house, but then offered us (me and the KLR!) water to drink. She fetched it from a well close by.

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3 Responses to Well done buddy!

  1. Ek sal nooit weer ‘n KLR vlak kyk nie, belowe!

  2. Gix says:

    Lyk my ek moet bietjie gaan ry……. Jy het minder as 10 000 km oor en dan is jy verby Groenie. Amazing dat mense so neer kyk op ons scooters. Jy gaan nie maklik so ‘n betroubare, gewillige en fun machine vir so min geld kry nie.

  3. estelle says:

    Lodie, min het ons geweet, hoe baie seen en voorspoed op jou en die ysterperd wag, toe ons die eerste sandry so diep in die bos aangedurf het. Ek sien nog die prentjie met die geelsak en die voete wat trap-trap teen die sand om die balans te handhaaf.
    Ek bid dat die kilometers wat voorle ook so geseend en voorspoedig sal wees.

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