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Forum: Ride reports 04-24-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 84,736
Posted By michnus
Stupidly did not take any video. This is a bit of...

Stupidly did not take any video. This is a bit of fun attempt with photos to try and give an overall of the entire trip through Africa. :lol3

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Forum: Ride reports 04-24-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 84,736
Posted By michnus
Leaving Israel to Italy by Roro

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Forum: Ride reports 04-24-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 84,736
Posted By michnus
thanks man :D

thanks man :D
Forum: Ride reports 04-23-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 84,736
Posted By michnus
Israel - The real info

Jakob took us to a small hostel cum backpackers in the centre of the city close to the beach. Very basic but livable and good for our stay while waiting to catch the boat to Italy. It gave us the...
Forum: Ride reports 04-20-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 84,736
Posted By michnus
What you thought Israel might looks like, just might be wrong.

If the image in your head is of a religious conservative, bombed to hell, backwards Arab, Christian struggling dump with rubbish buildings and poverty Israel. You would be very wrong.

The road to...
Forum: Ride reports 04-20-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 84,736
Posted By michnus
Thanks man I am flattered. :D Our plans have...

Thanks man I am flattered. :D
Our plans have changed a bit so we might be in the big USofA sooner than later. :thumb:ricky:beer
Forum: Ride reports 04-15-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 84,736
Posted By michnus
Had to get your attention somehow :lol3 But we...

Had to get your attention somehow :lol3
But we are going around the world and maybe we can share a beer someday :thumb
Forum: Ride reports 04-15-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 350
Views: 84,736
Posted By michnus
Israel the land of milk and honey…..expensive milk and honey

The Dead Sea is 400 meters below sea level and made for a great view as we descend the mountain road. At first there were a constant white haze hanging over the place, but at some point it cleared...
Forum: Ride reports 04-14-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 350
Views: 84,736
Posted By michnus
Israel the land of milk and honey…..expensive milk and honey

The border post from Egypt to Israel is no more than 30 meters, but the difference is enormous. One moment you are in Africa and 30 meters later you walk into Europe. Well not really, but that is how...
Forum: Ride reports 04-14-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 350
Views: 84,736
Posted By michnus
Thank you Northstar Beemer. There are still...

Thank you Northstar Beemer. There are still places that's not as bad. We have nothing to prove so we rather skip them for now.
Forum: Ride reports 04-14-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 350
Views: 84,736
Posted By michnus
Nothing changed much since the 80'' I suspect....

Nothing changed much since the 80'' I suspect. :lol3
Forum: Equipment 04-11-2015, 01:48 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,357
Posted By michnus
I wrote an article on tents to try and make sense...

I wrote an article on tents to try and make sense of all the options and tent jargon. Might help you with your decision. ...
Forum: Ride reports 04-10-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 84,736
Posted By michnus
Yes had the cornering abilities of a turd...

Yes had the cornering abilities of a turd floating down a sewage pipe. :lol3
Forum: Ride reports 04-10-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 350
Views: 84,736
Posted By michnus
If we went a bit further the sewage water would...

If we went a bit further the sewage water would have turned into proper Brylcreem stuff that Greasers (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greaser_(subculture)) used in the "50's :lol3
Forum: Ride reports 04-10-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 350
Views: 84,736
Posted By michnus
Thanks we really appreciated the feedback....

Thanks we really appreciated the feedback. :thumb:D
Forum: Ride reports 04-10-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 350
Views: 84,736
Posted By michnus
yip, dumping that's how turd suspension roll....

yip, dumping that's how turd suspension roll. :lol3
Forum: Ride reports 04-10-2015, 07:10 AM
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Views: 84,736
Posted By michnus
This is what it looked like when I did them again...

This is what it looked like when I did them again in Holland. Proper sticky sludge shit. It did not even run down the springs :lol3

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-v8vzj5k/0/L/i-v8vzj5k-L.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 04-10-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 350
Views: 84,736
Posted By michnus
What damping? :lol3 Touch the brakes and my...

What damping? :lol3

Touch the brakes and my eyes hit 2 wet patches against the back of my windscreen. Water would have been better than the shit they gave me. :lol3
Forum: Ride reports 04-09-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 350
Views: 84,736
Posted By michnus
We decided the next day, come hell or highwater...

We decided the next day, come hell or highwater we will go and see the pyramids and museum and then the next day ride over the Suez Canal, or under it, as there’s no bridges over the Suez. Then head...
Forum: Ride reports 04-08-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 350
Views: 84,736
Posted By michnus
Lets get the hell out of Egypt

With a 200% deposit on a Carnet de passage just for Egypt we knew the slow wheels of bureaucracy in Egypt will test our patience. The day we landed in South Africa while Elsebie went to book into...
Forum: Ride reports 04-07-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 350
Views: 84,736
Posted By michnus
After our accident in Sudan, Elsebie nursed her...

After our accident in Sudan, Elsebie nursed her knee for 4 weeks and it looked like it was healing albeit slowly. The injury from our viewpoint did not look to be too serious. A few days before, an...
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,663
Posted By michnus
If you guys know of a DR650 with low miles and a...

If you guys know of a DR650 with low miles and a late model in Texas and close to San Antonio, Dallas, Houston, Austin area please let me know.
Forum: Ride reports 04-03-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 350
Views: 84,736
Posted By michnus
Egypt - looking for the real Egyptians

Luxor is home to the Valley of Kings, the temple of Karnuk and the temple of Luxor. For overlanders there is one place to stay in Luxor and it is Rezeiky camp. It is run and owned by a very friendly...
Forum: Ride reports 03-31-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 13,984
Posted By michnus
Really cool! :clap:thumb

Really cool! :clap:thumb
Forum: Ride reports 03-31-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 350
Views: 84,736
Posted By michnus
After our stint in Ethiopia having to beg, kick...

After our stint in Ethiopia having to beg, kick and kill for petrol, we thought petrol would be an easier commodity to come by in Egypt. Well as it turns out, the Arab spring protest had a huge...
Forum: Ride reports 03-30-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 350
Views: 84,736
Posted By michnus
Aswan is a serene place where the Nile is more...

Aswan is a serene place where the Nile is more majestic than anywhere else, flowing through granite rocks, and round emerald islands covered in palm groves and tropical plants. It’s a typical tourist...
Forum: Ride reports 03-30-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 350
Views: 84,736
Posted By michnus
Thanks so much, that is very kind of you. We...

Thanks so much, that is very kind of you. We haven't been to Australia but it is definitely on the list. :thumb
Forum: Equipment 03-29-2015, 01:59 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 44,760
Posted By michnus
I think about year :D We did the same....

I think about year :D

We did the same. Squeezed all the air out to pack them smaller. We kept them in our tool tubes which kept them in good condition. On 50000km we only replaced the tubes once....
Forum: Equipment 03-27-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 44,760
Posted By michnus
Yes, I am referring to the spare tubes stored...

Yes, I am referring to the spare tubes stored folded. We had a few spilt at the seam.
Forum: Ride reports 03-26-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 350
Views: 84,736
Posted By michnus
Egypt..in search of the old egyptians. Part 1

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EGYPT..IN SEARCH OF THE OLD EGYPTIANS. PART 1
Post is a bit buggered the pictures do not follow the story as we could not take pictures...
Forum: Ride reports 03-25-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 84,736
Posted By michnus
Less than 200km before Wadi Halfa we rode past...

Less than 200km before Wadi Halfa we rode past compounds with hundreds of people, trucks, pick-up vans next to the road with makeshift eateries. For the most there were no houses or shacks around....
Forum: Ride reports 03-25-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 84,736
Posted By michnus
:lol3

:lol3
Forum: Ride reports 03-24-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 84,736
Posted By michnus
Okay, fuck, time to get the show on the road...

Okay, fuck, time to get the show on the road again. There's so much to update it is ridiculous. Next trip start in less than 2.5 months. :deal

Have I mentioned how hot it is in Sudan? Not your...
Forum: Ride reports 03-23-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 84,736
Posted By michnus
Lazy, beer drinker.:lol3 And one of his nice...

Lazy, beer drinker.:lol3 And one of his nice recent trips he lost all his photos. So maybe he need some motivation. :wink:
Forum: Ride reports 03-23-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 350
Views: 84,736
Posted By michnus
http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-2hfXRnk/0/L/i-2hfX...

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-2hfXRnk/0/L/i-2hfXRnk-L.jpg
The clay has magical powers. Water is safe to drink and always cool and it never goes empty....struush promise! :lol3
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Forum: Ride reports 03-23-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 350
Views: 84,736
Posted By michnus
Thank you, It is also what makes it so...

Thank you,
It is also what makes it so rewarding to travel in Africa. It is so different with so much diversity and cultures it can never be boring. :thumb
Forum: Ride reports 03-23-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 350
Views: 84,736
Posted By michnus
:thumb

:thumb
Forum: Ride reports 03-23-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 350
Views: 84,736
Posted By michnus
You said it! The huge benefit of forums and blogs...

You said it! The huge benefit of forums and blogs that we can share and experience what really goes on in the world, the real world, no media bullshit to sell advertising space and get clicks. We get...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,663
Posted By michnus
Cool, thanks that is the kind we are looking for....

Cool, thanks that is the kind we are looking for. :thumb
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,663
Posted By michnus
Thanks it's good advice on bike searching :thumb ...

Thanks it's good advice on bike searching :thumb
We just need racks as we have soft luggage we use.
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