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Old 01-26-2011, 10:58 AM   #31
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Great start! Really enjoyed your last ride report, looking forward to your African adventure.
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Old 01-26-2011, 11:24 AM   #32
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Now things get even more interesting. We came up on this gal and Luke suggest I touch her. Me being the responsible guy I am decide to just see how things go just getting close.
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BTW: elephants kill more than 500 people per year.. ...
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Old 01-26-2011, 03:51 PM   #33
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Old 01-26-2011, 04:09 PM   #34
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Nice start to the RR. This time in two weeks I'll be on a plane to Cape Town for a six month stay down there. Bring it on!
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Old 01-27-2011, 01:38 AM   #35
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Shark Diving

The one thing we wanted to do while we were in Cape Town was go shark diving with the great whites. After being in stuck in this city for so long we finally got around to doing it. It was great. We have started making friends at our hostel and we had five of us all go together. It made it a lot more fun. Especially since it started early in the morning with a 2 hours bus ride. We saw the usual scenery on the drive. Shanty towns, which I think they call townships, and beautiful mountains.





After our bus ride we finally arrived at our destination. It was right next to this grocery store. Apparently they are not as concerned at the quality of there food as we are, or at least advertising it as high quality.



We got a quick speech about safety and climbed in our boat and were backed into the water.



After a short 20 minute boat ride we were at "shark alley". Our guide gave us another speech about what to do. By this time he knew he needed to keep his eye on Luke and I. I think he was on to us and our desire to touch the sharks. He was a cool guy, and was down for us peeing in wet suits.



The workers started to bait the sharks while we got wet suited up. It wasn't long before our first shark came to the boat.





Luke and I jumped at the chance to be the first one in the cage. Joke was on us though, the water was freezing.









We were in the cage for about 15 minutes and then for some reason they decided they had to move the boat to a new anchor spot. It was really weird being in the cage while the boat was driving. I felt like I was one of the crabs in the Deadliest Catch. After they moved the boat Luke and I had to get out so more people from the group could jump in.



Lucky for us we were able to go in for round two. And round two was even better. Unfortunately it was also colder. We were so cold our hands could hardly hold the cameras. That didn't stop us from staying until we were told our turn was over.











The sharks a not suppose to eat any of the bait. The guys who are throwing the tuna heads are supose to pull the bait back to the boat when the sharks try to get it. Hopefully, they will get the sharks to run into the cage.









This is just an eerie looking picture. It kind of makes you scared to go swimming because a shark is lurking in the shadow only 10 feet away.









Sometimes those sharks can be pretty sneaky and get the tuna, even though they are not suppose to.







Unfortunately we never got to touch the sharks. By now we were all freezing cold. The good news was that we got a hot meal back at their base while we watched the movie of our day shark diving. Then we got the 2 hour bus ride back to cape town while we cracked jokes with our new friends.
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Old 01-27-2011, 05:39 AM   #36
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Well......, Thats the first shark diving Ive seen in a ride report.

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Old 01-27-2011, 06:40 AM   #37
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Well......, Thats the first shark diving Ive seen in a ride report.

Im in, subbed!!

It may be the first ride report with no motorcycles. We are having a heck of a time getting these bikes. It's been 3 1/2 weeks with no bikes so far...
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Old 01-27-2011, 07:36 AM   #38
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Nice - got in early on this one......I can only imagine the adventures to follow.....

You guys should look up Metaljockey - he could show you around a bit or give you a few traveling pointers when you get your bikes...
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Old 01-27-2011, 07:41 AM   #39
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In......can't wait for more..

Man I can ship a box of crap to China using Fed-ex, and it is there the 2 days...WTF...??.....good thing you are not in a hurry ..
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Old 01-27-2011, 07:50 AM   #40
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In.....

You two are off to an excellent start even without the bikes.

Can't wait to see what's to come.
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Old 01-27-2011, 10:09 AM   #41
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In......can't wait for more..

Man I can ship a box of crap to China using Fed-ex, and it is there the 2 days...WTF...??.....good thing you are not in a hurry ..
That's the thing, We actually are in a little bit of a hurry. We have to pick up our friend at the airport in Lusaka Zambia on February 12th. to climb Kilimanjaro. It's looking like it's going to be 5,000 Kilometers in 10 days or so. Going to be fun!!!! hahaha
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Old 01-27-2011, 10:52 AM   #42
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Please: be careful, guys.
Some of the wildlife in Africa WILL KILL YOU.
ie: a wild boar.
Looking forward to this report.
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Old 01-27-2011, 10:57 AM   #43
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That's the thing, We actually are in a little bit of a hurry. We have to pick up our friend at the airport in Lusaka Zambia on February 12th. to climb Kilimanjaro. It's looking like it's going to be 5,000 Kilometers in 10 days or so. Going to be fun!!!! hahaha
You got alot more going on than motorcycling if you will be summiting Kilimanjaro! Lucky U!
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Old 01-27-2011, 11:13 AM   #44
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If you can wait, then so can I...

Hurry up and wait, eh? Well, at least you're having fun. Looking forward to the actual RR.

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Old 01-27-2011, 02:22 PM   #45
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Zipline

This was a Zipline at the awesome hotel at Addo Elephant Park.

Near Addo Elephant park there is a Bed and Breakfast with unusual toys for the guests...

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