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Old 06-03-2010, 05:58 AM   #7
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Organised by the Indonesian Offroad Federation (IOF) , last year I was invited to take part in the first expedition to attempt an offroad crossing from the east coast to the west coast of Indonesian Kalimantan. The aim was to try to stick as close to the equator as possible as we traversed the 3rd largest island in the world.


In the build up to the expedition I was told that we would also pass through an area of infamous jungle in East Kalimantan where all 16 Landrovers taking part in the Camel Trophy in 1985 were trapped and had to be evacuated out of the jungle by helicopter.










Apparently we were to be the first motorized vehicles in this and many other areas for 25 years !!

All of my friends thought I was mad to contemplate taking part in the trip. Who after all would want to spend 2 weeks riding and sleeping in the mud and jungles of Borneo ? Fortunately Mrs Induro is very long suffering and supports my crazy pursuits, so off I went to Pontianak in West Kalimantan..
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