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globalpilot4 09-14-2011 10:06 PM

Africa with Charley Boorman
 
Most ride reports tend to start out with a lot of inspiring text and a lot of beautiful, glossy photos. I thought I would change it up a bit and start with a video which offered a general overview of the ride, and then follow it up with a day by day ride report packed with excellent photos...I hope! I just recently completed a 5000 km ride through South Africa, Namibia, and Zambia with Charley Boorman. Let me just say that this trip exceeded every one of my expectations. I found Africa's landscapes stunning to the eye, it's people vibrant and welcoming, it's food diverse and exotic, and it's history fascinating and complex. I also found Charley Boorman to be surprisingly humble, an excellent rider, and a genuinely great human being who is making a living doing exactly what he wants to be doing. I have nothing even remotely bad to say about the guy after spending nearly 17 days with him in all sorts of challenging situations. His sense of humor is infectious, and his passion for motor bikes permeates every conversation. I hope you all enjoy the upcoming ride report and videos as much as I did living them.

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New Video!

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Bronco3738 09-14-2011 11:47 PM

Cool video, can't wait to see more of your trip.

oregoncoast 09-15-2011 12:08 AM

Some really great images...however to be honest, the sustained blurred dissolve effect got a bit repetitive and distracting and I kept hoping it would just become a simple dissolve or cut with maybe a pan. However that is just my opinion, and we all know what that's worth. I look forward to more images and story from this ride :clap

redpillar 09-15-2011 12:20 AM

Excellent, I am in.

Edmond Dantès 09-15-2011 01:02 AM

As long as Eve doesn't make an appearance in this RR, I'm in. :clap

wolftrax 09-15-2011 05:02 AM

I:ve been itching to go to Africa and your video didn't help. Seriously awesome vid.

far 09-15-2011 05:48 AM

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Subscribe:deal

rhino_adv 09-15-2011 05:59 AM

Loved the video, and Africa!
Subscribed :lurk

Brad

GB 09-15-2011 06:06 AM

Great video and intro :thumb

Looking forward to more :lurk

Hypermofo 09-15-2011 06:14 AM

Subscribed!

I'm really looking forward to your RR - I've been waiting to get some "first hand" intel on this trip. I've been casually considering doing it thinking it has the potential to be great but at the same time reluctant b/c for fear it would turn into a ~10k Griswold's do Africa ordeal.

Your intro has me pumped to hear the rest!!

HM

Lunatic 09-15-2011 08:16 AM

Subscribed
 
I'm in !!!!:norton

MIAMI 09-15-2011 08:44 AM

Must be a trip on a lifetime to do the ride with someone who has that much experience and is a cool dude to ride with.
I am def looking forward to more tales of the bush on this trip...and, oh yeah, IF EVE ever shows up on one part of this, I will immediately unsubscribe :) --- (great point edmond)
McGregors wife is cool, EVE, notsomuch...

MO:deal

bigdon 09-15-2011 08:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MIAMI (Post 16860965)
Must be a trip on a lifetime to do the ride with someone who has that much experience and is a cool dude to ride with.
I am def looking forward to more tales of the bush on this trip...and, oh yeah, IF EVE ever shows up on one part of this, I will immediately unsubscribe :) --- (great point edmond)
McGregors wife is cool, EVE, notsomuch...

MO:deal

Me thinks you may be confused!

Mr Head 09-15-2011 08:59 AM

You had me at "Africa..."

The video is stunning. :thumb

:lurk

JaxObsessed 09-15-2011 09:08 AM

Subscribed! :thumb
Moments ago I was watching long way down again.


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