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Raffaele De Rosa Spectacular Non-Highside

Rafaelle de Rosa almost highsided himself off his bike in the 250cc qualifying session at the 2009 Mugello race, but somehow he manages to steer the bike back on track, climb off his knees, and continue on. 10/10. Some people would say I could learn a thing or two from him!!! 😉

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World Cup 2010 – Let the Ticket Scalping Begin!

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Friday 20th February 2009 is D-Day for those South African soccer fans who want to attend a match in the 2010 Soccer World Cup. They’ll either have to be willing to fork out huge chunks of cash for a prime spot, or buy up all the cheap seats going for at least R140.  (One wonders if South African flag coloured binoculars will be complimentary with the purchase?)


“In order to facilitate the access of ordinary South African football fans to a tournament that might otherwise be beyond their reach, Fifa has blocked off about 16% of the tickets — all the cheapest category four tickets — for South African residents.”

If FIFA truly wanted to be charitable towards South Africa, they’d give a cross section of all ticket categories at reduced prices.

“Tickets for the tournament go on sale to the general public on Friday on Fifa’s website,, and through nationwide branches of South Africa’s First National Bank (FNB), a national World Cup sponsor.

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This sale starts online at 1pm (11am GMT) and runs until March 31.”

Yes, because Internet penetration in this country sucks so bad and the crime is so bad that we have to sell tickets at the bank or nobody will be able to buy them?!!? Either way, you still have to wait a further month after parting with your money to see if you win the lucky draw to get your ticket(s).

Either way, I predict thousands of these tickets are going to end up in foreign hands, at a premium of course. The opportunity to make a quick buck is way too high. This is South Africa, the land of corruption, after all.

So sports fans, best you go find yourself a long queue on Friday. Or, like me, you can just kick back and watch the games in High Definition on TV.

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Taking your arms for granted

Ambitious, and perhaps a bit stupid. I am just an IT guy after all.

Onehundredpushups has left me damn sore and rather nauseous the day after starting.

I need some TLC. Ladies?

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Time for Something New [Crazy Biker Dept.]

2008 Fireblade alongside 2006 Fireblade

Yep, in that little picture above the bike on the left is my new baby. Beautiful, sexy and powerful she is…
A 2008 Honda Fireblade will put a smile on any biker’s face – so long as they can sit on it. For those who don’t get to ride it, it’s an exercise in jealousy.

The real amazing thing is that everything they say in the magazine reviews of this bike is true. It is more agile, it is lighter, and it probably is faster. And the upside (and downside) is that you feel cheekier, slightly more arrogant, and confident on the bike. I love it.


Oscar Pistorius – Time 100 Most Influential Person

Time Magazine has just released their Top 100 Most Influential People, and the list includes South Africa’s very own double amputee Para-almost-Olympic athlete, Oscar Pistorius.

A quick look at the list puts him in some spectacular company. You go guy.

[Link to the Time 100 Article]