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    I must be honest, Iím looking forward to spring. is escalating, we tightening the belts, and Iím certain I will see more 2 wheels on the road. The most liberating mode of commuting, saves time and gets one to the office refreshed 🤫
    Actually, even in the winter itís nice as one can actually leave home later than when caging, thus itís not as cold as it seems when one cranks the cage leaving for work.
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    How can TB be ready for this possible increase of bikes on the road with fuel creeping up to the R20/L mark?

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    TB Being ready, has got nothing to do with any supposed or hoped for influx of two wheeled vehicles! If there is such an influx, the likelihood of many of them joining up with,or in a lot of cases even knowing about TB, is slim! Most of your supposed influx will be scooter riders, who in most cases don't care about a biking safety organization, until it is too late, and they actually need one!
    It is an unfortunacy that TB has become a shadow of its former self, for many reasons.
    Don't get me wrong, I'm all for TB and everything it stands for, I'm just not all that for the supposed gains mass motorcycling would bring to us!
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    A phrase that was rather popular at my high school upon arrival as a fresh innocent 13 year old was ďwhen I was in 2nd Form...Ē. Whenever one heard those words, one could predict what the fellow higher grade learner was about to say.

    The complexity of having both young and new generations under the same ďroofĒ is the point of views. Us new ones see the opportunities and possibilities, whilst the stalwarts reflect on the glory days. These for us are the glory days in the making!

    I joined TB thanx to the infamous Banner Boy who extended an invitation to us on the Scooter Forum. Bushy eyes I came on my Chinese scoot to meet Jadd at Cedar on a cold Saturday morning wearing my R799 lid. 3 years later, Iím still around the block, my Chinese scoot still in tow, however a lid now worth R5999 thanks to sound advise from other fellow riders.

    I think people do care about safety, provided itís introduced to them in a way that isnít condescending. Yes, the R799 lid isnít the best lid in the world, but many of them have passed through a certain regulatory body, and thus makes it ďsafeĒ alas some might discredit this because they rise with an Italian replica lid.

    The hopeful question still remains - how can we as community get ready for the potential influx of bikes on the road.

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    Let me know how it goes, will you!
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    Nice comparison between the old and the new.

    My take is this. When the campaign started, we had no clue as to how to proceed and so we learned as we went. We constantly had to seek solutions and this took passion and work ethic. Of course, now all the blood sweat and tears have been spent and the solutions have been found ........... except this. TB needs to change.... needs to evolve. The new need to do this, not us old, we did our bit, what we could with what we had. Now it is your turn. If as much time, effort, energy and money (from own pocket) was put into a digital campaign in line with the new lifestyle and thought process, then the campaign would be front of mind again.

    What's wrong, are you scared ?. We never were, we handled the criticism, the naysayers, the haters and the **** and 13 years after inception, we are still here. Your turn, take it and run with it if you can. Don't be scared of me or the hierarchy or the grumpy old sods, why would you be if you can show me how it is done in the new way. I would say to guys years ago, grow some balls, let's show them how it is done. Now I say, grow some brains, show us how it is done.

    "The complexity of having both young and new generations under the same “roof” is the point of views. Us new ones see the opportunities and possibilities, whilst the stalwarts reflect on the glory days. These for us are the glory days in the making!"

    Respect, that is for sure the right attitude. What can you do to make it happen?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ntjamme View Post
    The hopeful question still remains - how can we as community get ready for the potential influx of bikes on the road.
    Follow AlexJ and friends around. They are doing quite a lot of stuff, such as this past Sunday at Sasol, Pinehaven. I am sure they will appreciate the younger, more energetic, helping hands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stranger View Post
    Nice comparison between the old and the new.

    My take is this. When the campaign started, we had no clue as to how to proceed and so we learned as we went. We constantly had to seek solutions and this took passion and work ethic. Of course, now all the blood sweat and tears have been spent and the solutions have been found ........... except this. TB needs to change.... needs to evolve. The new need to do this, not us old, we did our bit, what we could with what we had. Now it is your turn. If as much time, effort, energy and money (from own pocket) was put into a digital campaign in line with the new lifestyle and thought process, then the campaign would be front of mind again.

    What's wrong, are you scared ?. We never were, we handled the criticism, the naysayers, the haters and the **** and 13 years after inception, we are still here. Your turn, take it and run with it if you can. Don't be scared of me or the hierarchy or the grumpy old sods, why would you be if you can show me how it is done in the new way. I would say to guys years ago, grow some balls, let's show them how it is done. Now I say, grow some brains, show us how it is done.

    "The complexity of having both young and new generations under the same “roof” is the point of views. Us new ones see the opportunities and possibilities, whilst the stalwarts reflect on the glory days. These for us are the glory days in the making!"

    Respect, that is for sure the right attitude. What can you do to make it happen?
    Stranger, nice to read this post and agree... The old ones did their bit and enjoyed it, no matter what the situation, time for a new generation to take the torch and run with it as they feel how.
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