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Old 07-09-2013, 02:31 AM   #31
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African Renaissance Monument

I have no idea what this is doing in downtown Dakar!
i'm thinking... "Tow this. "
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Old 07-10-2013, 02:21 PM   #32
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A few observations so far:

Never drive in the right lane. Cabs drive in the right lane, drive slow and will stop at any time to pick up a fare. They also don't generally have working brake lights. If people have any vehicle problem at all, they just stop in the right lane. They could be fixing a flat, working on the motor or just chatting with their buddy on the sidewalk. It doesn't matter how many lanes there are or how fast the lanes are moving, people just stop when they feel like it.

The law of gross tonnage rules at street circles. Most folks here drive very small cars or mopeds and they generally yield at street circles. Buses don't yield to the circle and don't slow down coming into the circle, but they do honk.........when you piss them off!

There are crosswalks but pedestrians are well aware of the fact that they are at the bottom of the food chain. They will cross 4 lanes of traffic just about anywhere but they sure as hell won't cross when cars are coming. The same goes for dogs and goats.

Ever see a dog look both ways before crossing a street? African dogs do.

Apparently, Dakar has little biker gangs, only on Vespas! They split lanes like crazy, run in packs and must do something to juice up those little motors because I've seen a few of them ride wheelies through traffic while standing on the seat. Think Baltimore or the 495 on a Saturday.............now reduce the cc's by about a thousand!
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Old 07-10-2013, 02:29 PM   #33
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This dude had some great wheelies before I could get my phone out. There were three dudes on the other scooter filming him as well. Click on the pic and it should link you to the video on smugmug.

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Old 07-10-2013, 03:23 PM   #34
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12 o'clock boyz..........
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Old 07-12-2013, 02:43 PM   #35
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12 o'clock boyz..........
Ha! They're working on it but not quite ready for B'more just yet.
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Old 07-12-2013, 02:45 PM   #36
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Just found out the bike should get here 13 Aug! no idea how long it will sit in customs though
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Old 07-14-2013, 11:44 AM   #37
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Anybody looking for a sport bike? Probably get this one pretty cheap.

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Old 07-14-2013, 11:56 AM   #38
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Here's one for ya:

This



is located right next door to this:



So as long as you don't get hit with the bitch slap of justice


You are good to go!
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Old 07-14-2013, 01:53 PM   #39
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Cool pixs Todd...........keep em coming.
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Old 07-14-2013, 02:04 PM   #40
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Thanks Scott. Man, do I wish I had a GoPro; you would love some of the stuff I've seen while driving around.
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Old 07-14-2013, 02:24 PM   #41
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this pic makes me think of the park in CRACKDOWN..

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Old 07-14-2013, 03:20 PM   #42
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Ha! It sure does look like it.
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Old 07-23-2013, 03:40 PM   #43
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late to the thread, what up Todd
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Old 07-24-2013, 11:19 AM   #44
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Hey Erik. Just patiently waiting for my bike to arrive and trying to talk the wife into a helmet cam so I can record some of the crazy stuff I've been seeing here. How's it going back in DC?

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Old 07-24-2013, 11:39 AM   #45
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