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Forum: Face plant 08-14-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,413
Posted By Simonpwood
I would imagine that most roads are dirt; the...

I would imagine that most roads are dirt; the main roads joining the cities and bigger towns are paved, and most of the roads in the cities are paved (though a lot of potholes). Everything else is...
Forum: Face plant 08-13-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,413
Posted By Simonpwood
Yes, road rash does seem a bit inappropriate in...

Yes, road rash does seem a bit inappropriate in this case as a definition. The ankle injury could only be described as grinded.

There are no ambulances as such in Uganda, and no real emergency...
Forum: Face plant 08-13-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,413
Posted By Simonpwood
Yes, incident was in Uganda. The crash occurred...

Yes, incident was in Uganda. The crash occurred on a paved section of road. Helmets are required, though not everyone wears them. He and the passenger were wearing helmets though.

Yes, the knee...
Forum: Face plant 08-06-2014, 04:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,413
Posted By Simonpwood
I'll post the links to the photos, so you'll need...

I'll post the links to the photos, so you'll need to click them to see them.

Update: the ankle surgery went well, the girl was discharged, and she is now recovered well enough to walk around etc....
Forum: Racing 07-30-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 896
Posted By Simonpwood
Nice. I had read your article in the ADV magazine...

Nice. I had read your article in the ADV magazine - this is definitely on my list of things to do maybe in 2016, though Id prefer to just rent a bike.
Forum: Face plant 07-29-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,413
Posted By Simonpwood
Ok, just saw someone had a gory picture removed...

Ok, just saw someone had a gory picture removed from their thread.

In the rules is states "No gore, near misses, no Youtube or other video links that aren't related to an ADVRider member or...
Forum: Face plant 07-29-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,413
Posted By Simonpwood
Road Rash (Gory pics - NSFW)

A friend of mine had an accident on his bike last week (he prefers not to be named).

He was travelling with a pillion passenger, doing maybe 140kmph, when a car decided to u-turn in front of him....
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-14-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,537
Posted By Simonpwood
Thanks for the feedback guys, appreciate it. I'm...

Thanks for the feedback guys, appreciate it. I'm working on some new videos after a long hiatus...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-14-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,306
Posted By Simonpwood
Thanks for the feedback. Yeah. All the gear...

Thanks for the feedback.

Yeah. All the gear is a killer in this heat & humidity, but I keep forcing myself to put it on. Uganda is generally a t-shirt, shorts & sandal country though, so its a...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 04-07-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,007
Posted By Simonpwood
Sorry, the guy has cancelled the purchase, so no...

Sorry, the guy has cancelled the purchase, so no go this time.
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-07-2014, 01:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,306
Posted By Simonpwood
A short video made for my kids school project on...

A short video made for my kids school project on the trip; shows some of the bikes:

<iframe src="//player.vimeo.com/video/79660209" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-14-2013, 04:45 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,320
Posted By Simonpwood
Lot of leather racing suits look super-hero-ish...

Lot of leather racing suits look super-hero-ish these days.

The UD Tron inspired suit actually does not look that different to regular designs:
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-09-2013, 11:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,537
Posted By Simonpwood
Thanks Haggeo, glad you liked them. On my Vimeo...

Thanks Haggeo, glad you liked them. On my Vimeo account there is a video about a Kayaker you might like, called 'The Source' (it features a kayak on a motorcycle anyways!).
Forum: Africa & Mid East 12-08-2013, 02:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,007
Posted By Simonpwood
Anyone want to ride an F800 from South Africa to Uganda?

A friend of mine has purchased a BMW F800 in South Africa and needs to have it delivered to Uganda. He is too busy to do it himself, so he is looking at options.

Is anyone interested in riding it...
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2013, 10:39 AM
Replies: 1,215
Views: 226,230
Posted By Simonpwood
Ah, good catch. Did not see that in the other...

Ah, good catch. Did not see that in the other photos. Reckon the pannier rack will be a must for most people anyway as an adventure bike.

This bike is ticking all the boxes!
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2013, 10:18 AM
Replies: 1,215
Views: 226,230
Posted By Simonpwood
Does it have rear pegs for the occasions when you...

Does it have rear pegs for the occasions when you have somone riding pillion?
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-03-2013, 12:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,306
Posted By Simonpwood
Yes, very true. Glad you enjoyed the photos....

Yes, very true. Glad you enjoyed the photos. Cheers.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-02-2013, 10:12 AM
Replies: 2,071
Views: 554,051
Posted By Simonpwood
Tenere on dirt. ...

Tenere on dirt.

http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac215/simonpwood/TenereBorderfinal_zps3d94a2f2.jpg (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/simonpwood/media/TenereBorderfinal_zps3d94a2f2.jpg.html)
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-02-2013, 10:08 AM
Replies: 7,827
Views: 7,180,725
Posted By Simonpwood
Wife learning how to ride on a Royal Enfield. ...

Wife learning how to ride on a Royal Enfield.

http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac215/simonpwood/Bike2_zps150b1cca.jpg...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-30-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,306
Posted By Simonpwood
So we raced along the road, and again a traffic...

So we raced along the road, and again a traffic jam of smaller 4x4’s and minibuses had backed up along the flooded road. We passed them and forded through the slightly deeper water without any...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-28-2013, 03:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,306
Posted By Simonpwood
Now, though I'm still a noob, I did read the Trip...

Now, though I'm still a noob, I did read the Trip Report Guidelines and know that I'm not meant to be writing trip reports about landrovers. The last few reports have been lacking on motorcycle...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-28-2013, 03:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,306
Posted By Simonpwood
BOOOOOOOOO!!! . . . HISSSSSSSSS!!! . ...

BOOOOOOOOO!!!
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HISSSSSSSSS!!!
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Forum: Day Trippin' 11-28-2013, 03:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,306
Posted By Simonpwood
The day of the eclipse. So like I mentioned...

The day of the eclipse.

So like I mentioned earlier we had two choices: the first option was to head North through the Park and cross the flooded river to exit the park and hope that the landrover...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-28-2013, 01:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,306
Posted By Simonpwood
Thanks; appreciate it. That evening Jotie...

Thanks; appreciate it.

That evening Jotie and I decided to take the bikes over to another backpackers camp. The place we were staying at was a very cool lodge called Murchison River Lodge; it had...
Forum: Thumpers 11-27-2013, 01:44 PM
Replies: 459
Views: 159,000
Posted By Simonpwood
My 3YF Tenere on a trip to Murchison Falls in...

My 3YF Tenere on a trip to Murchison Falls in Uganda.

http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac215/simonpwood/TenereBorderfinal_zps3d94a2f2.jpg...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-27-2013, 11:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,306
Posted By Simonpwood
Thanks; so what happened next is that the...

Thanks; so what happened next is that the following day the landrover would not start. We couldn't push start it either as it was parked in a rut, in a small dirt car-park at the campsite. Originally...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-22-2013, 01:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,306
Posted By Simonpwood
Once we get through the gate I blast off again...

Once we get through the gate I blast off again ahead of the rest of them.

I pass a large herd of buffalo close to the road on both sides, and go through them cautiously, then get some speed again....
Forum: Old's Cool 11-22-2013, 01:11 AM
Replies: 15,365
Views: 8,879,562
Posted By Simonpwood
Thanks; thats my wife on her second day of...

Thanks; thats my wife on her second day of learning how to ride. She did prang it in the car park (put a nice ding in the tank), but was unfazed and started to enjoy it.

Royal Enfields are great...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-21-2013, 11:45 AM
Replies: 3,559
Views: 677,966
Posted By Simonpwood
Two videos I made a while back in Uganda: ...

Two videos I made a while back in Uganda:

<iframe src="//player.vimeo.com/video/33550417" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-20-2013, 11:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,306
Posted By Simonpwood
Jotie almost gets wiped out by a minibus on the...

Jotie almost gets wiped out by a minibus on the road, it overtakes a truck and comes into his lane. He is forced into the ditch on the side of the road to avoid it.

Other than that we have a...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-20-2013, 11:29 AM
Replies: 15,365
Views: 8,879,562
Posted By Simonpwood
http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac215/simonpwoo...

http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac215/simonpwood/Bike2_zps150b1cca.jpg (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/simonpwood/media/Bike2_zps150b1cca.jpg.html)
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-18-2013, 12:09 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,661
Posted By Simonpwood
Himalayas; on a Royal Enfield. Gravel road - big...

Himalayas; on a Royal Enfield. Gravel road - big drop....


http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac215/simonpwood/P9020104_zpsccac17fd.jpg
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-18-2013, 03:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,537
Posted By Simonpwood
Thanks for watching guys! So that second...

Thanks for watching guys!

So that second video was filmed in 1 day (by myself and another cameraman). We got around most of Kampala in that day; something that would have been impossible by car...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-08-2013, 04:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,306
Posted By Simonpwood
The gravel / compact dirt sections of road works...

The gravel / compact dirt sections of road works have not been kind to Jotie's bike. Its being rattled to pieces on the corrugations and potholes.

At one point his number plate holder shears clean...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-07-2013, 12:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,306
Posted By Simonpwood
Whereas, I'm more of a wuss and have an aversion...

Whereas, I'm more of a wuss and have an aversion to road-rash. So I tend to wear full protection when possible:

http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac215/simonpwood/Tenere_zps461279b8.jpg

We...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-07-2013, 12:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,306
Posted By Simonpwood
Traffic in Kampala is chaotic. The second video...

Traffic in Kampala is chaotic. The second video in this thread will give you an idea of what its like:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=929049

Bikes are used as a primary mode of...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-07-2013, 11:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,306
Posted By Simonpwood
Dirt, gravel, mud, rivers, elephants and a solar eclipse. A ride to Murchison Falls.

We planned a trip up to see the total solar eclipse taking place in Northern Uganda in the beginning of November 2013.

We decided to camp in Murchison Falls National Park, and then head north on...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-07-2013, 11:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,537
Posted By Simonpwood
Hmmm...well that was not too popular. Heres...

Hmmm...well that was not too popular.

Heres another video I did about Boda-bodas in Kampala; essentially they are motorbike taxis that everyone uses to get around.

Might be interesting for...
Forum: Vendors 10-28-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 2,462
Views: 784,262
Posted By Simonpwood
Can you post to Uganda? Had stuff sent from...

Can you post to Uganda? Had stuff sent from Amazon before with no issue...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-22-2013, 04:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,537
Posted By Simonpwood
And now the actual Trip report for the video.... ...

And now the actual Trip report for the video....

This was made a couple of years ago. Outside of work my main hobbies are videography and biking; so I figured it would be good to finally combine...
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