Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Somewhere Out There

I know they have to be somewhere out there:

A few crazy individuals who see their Gomoto as more than a delivery vehicle (carrying huge delivery boxes, swearing at it for being so slow, driving without enjoyment) or merely as an easy means of transit to and from work.

I know in my soul that there are a few "alternative travellers" who believe or dream that the Gomoto can take them places and enhance their life journey.

And I can't wait to meet them.

My driver's manual, Warranty & Service Book has a number printed on it: 0693.

I wonder if that is an accurate reflection of how many Gomoto's had been sold at the time that I bought mine. Surely a few of those customers have felt like taking their bikes on long imaginative trips.

One of my (numerous) problems is that I'm an inherently shy person. I was riding my Gomoto in Cape Point Nature reserve a few weeks ago when I saw two motorbikes coming in the opposite direction. I must have been 200 metres from them when I realised that these are brothers/sisters to my motorbike. Foolishly, I just kept riding. I should have waved at them, turned around, flagged them down! But I just kept going, already embarrassed at the thought of intruding on their journey, wondering what I would ask them anyway.

There has to be someone somewhere out there, a soul partner, on an alternative, but imaginative journey. Preferrably on a Gomoto :-). (And one day I will find them.)

7 comments:

Michelle said...

I hope you've at least been to Lonely Planet! There are more soul partners on strange journeys there, than you're likely to find anywhere else.

Michelle said...

PS - while there, join up with the forums on Africa travel, they're loads of fun!

Pa(ul) said...

As 'm mens nog tyd het om te droom kan dit seker nie te sleg gaan nie. Of is dit juis 'n manier van ontvlugting van die werklikheid?

Weiers said...

Thank you for the directions Michelle, I am now benefiting from that forum, thanks to your input.

pa(ul), ek is nie seker dat die werklikheid veel werd sou wees sonder drome nie. Ek vermoed dit is inherent in die mens se natuur om te droom. Dit is myns insiens 'n ingebore godsdienstig/geestelike kwaliteit, deel van die mens se bewustheid dat daar iets is wat groter is as die huidige werklikheid. (Alhoewel, dan kan daar seker ook geredeneer word dat 'n dieper geestelike mens nie net van 'n Gomoto 125 cc masjien sal droom nie, maar eerder van 'n Honda Goldwing, of selfs eerder 'n masiewe 4x4.) Ek weet nie.

Francois said...

Het so pas op jou "blog" afgekom en jou wrintiewaar my Gomoto is ook 'n Rooie met 1865km op die klok en my boekie se nommer is 0403.Ek het hom nou al so amper 'n jaar en gebruik hom hoofsaaklik om werk toe te ry so 4km soggens en saans.Ek het al ander flikkers geinstalleer asook die "Ignition switch" geskuif na bo tussen die "dials" omdat die vervlakste ring verlore gegaan het nes joune,"Locktite" is 'n sterk "feature" op die fietse.Petrol verbruik is so tussen 34 en 36 km/liter op 'n spoed van 95km/h gemiddeld.Ken Struisbaai goed en oorweeg dit om met die Gomoto dalk soontoe te gaan vir week of so sodra dit weer verlof tyd is.Lekker ry en sien uit daarna om van jou wedervaringe te lees.

Weiers said...

Hello Francois!

Dit is goed om van jou te hoor. Ek is SO bly daar is 'n paar ander mense wat hulle Gomoto's geniet en drome daaroor droom.

Ek hoop jy kuier gereeld op die web-dagboek en sal graag jou mening oor sake wil hoor. Op die oomblik is ek 'n bietjie onder druk by die werk , maar ek sal seker baie binnekort weer begin om my web-dagboek op datum te hou.

Weiers

Anonymous said...

Please can someone tell me the inlet and outlet valve settings for the Gomoto 125 ft freedom.