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Old 10-18-2007, 12:45 AM   #601
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Great report...still....keep it coming....and I`m rooting for the boks this w/end...there`ll be wailing and gnashing of teeth with my Irish/South African family if the Brits get it....all the way from Jo`burg to Cape Town via Port Elizabeth....
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Old 10-18-2007, 01:03 AM   #602
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We learn a lot of things we didn't know. The main thing I learn is that there are several emotions that have not yet been named. I'll leave it at that.
I believe I understand what u mean.
I said I believe, not I know. I hadn't any similar war "experience" like u had.
But I think those emotions are like a shot of a mix of several strong and powerful emotion, occuring at the very same time.
And with the magic of our brains we could be able to use those powerful current to nurrish a single one emotion, love.
(no god in my talking here. I'm an atheist. only human beings mechanisms)

Great Great thread !
Leave me speechless (almost).

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Old 10-18-2007, 01:33 AM   #603
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Somebody call Hollywood!

This should definately be made into a movie. I'd pay to see this on the silver screen.

Thanks guys.
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Old 10-18-2007, 03:21 AM   #604
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Ok, I just can't let this shit go.

These are the people we were supposed to kill.

What a fucking waste it would have been.

How wrong it would have been.

MJ - Striking Viking summed it up nicely - "People get along, governments don't"

Awesome report - keep it going....!!!!

It really makes me think twice about posting my RR

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Old 10-18-2007, 04:02 AM   #605
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speechless.....

well, not really.

Like someone else said...Thanks for sharing and enlightening me.
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Old 10-18-2007, 04:19 AM   #606
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This is the best RR ever I am waiting patiently for the next installment
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Old 10-18-2007, 05:07 AM   #607
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I hate cities. To me they are just large containers for the desperate. Out in the rural areas one can be poor, but still live with integrity and self respect.


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you sir are so correct!!

BTW this report is amazing! thank you

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Old 10-18-2007, 05:42 AM   #608
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MJ, the Lubango installments are the best yet. Just magnificent. Better than the sand and beach, and better than any of the riding. Its the people. Great stuff.

I'm from the American suburbs but lived in Jo'burg during a chunk of my 20s. Among the things that struck me, particularly when I traveled outside of the big cities, was how the 20th century and Africa could be next to each other with neither skipping a beat. The American mindset just isn't used to it. With that in mind, the picture and caption that hit me was this one:




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As I wait I learn new things again. That in the middle of the city, the old and new continue to live side by side.



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Old 10-18-2007, 06:12 AM   #609
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I'm very worried that when my kids get old enough for me to do things like this, I'll feel like I'm in a Douglas Adams book. The exact quote eludes me, but something along the lines of:

Going to a different planet was like going to the town next door. It's exactly the same with minor differences...

Just replace "planet" with "country"

Thanks for putting this out there, it's fantastic.
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Old 10-18-2007, 06:23 AM   #610
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I read the last post several times, it truly blows me away. I hope this ride report never ends.

Cheers!!!
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Old 10-18-2007, 06:55 AM   #611
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Absolutely the best report ever.
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Old 10-18-2007, 07:03 AM   #612
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Thanx

What an inspiring and well written RR! Far the best I ever seen!

One thing for sure, KTM did'nt use Your story for commercial use

Have You ever thought about making a little booklet with Your RR collected all together? -You should!
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Old 10-18-2007, 07:49 AM   #613
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Sheesh! The most extreme I've done is to cough up a bit of dust after a session of riding off road. I've served on a nuclear powered ballistic missle submarine from '89 to '92, worked in Egypt, Siberia, lived in China for a year, Alaska at minus 60 as well as the deserts of Australia in high summer at +55C.

Nothing I've ever thought of compares with this epic. Well, maybe Shackleton's voyage in a row boat to save his crew in an antarctic venture gone wrong.

It's probably only that I've had a glass of wine, but after reading the closing statements on page 40, I'm weeping.


Sheesh!







Sheesh!

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Old 10-18-2007, 08:07 AM   #614
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The local people you met and pictured on your way across Angola are smiling now but I can't imgaine what they have gone through the last few decades. Thanks for showing us the human side of your ride.
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Old 10-18-2007, 08:09 AM   #615
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this RR is better then any national geographic i can remember....
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