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Old 10-25-2007, 04:54 AM   #736
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Wow - Amazing. Excellent pics and ride report. I'm always fascinated by rides through Africa. Thanks so much for sharing, and the great pics.


Not to hijack, but for those who want to read a couple more incredible reports, try these.

For another adventure around Africa with amazing photos and story, www.contrast.cx. Click on Cyber Cycle Diary, and start in 2001.

And for a "short" hop from Finland to Mongolia and back - Mongolia '05, or 10 000 miles in 22 days on a thumper.



This report, the two above, and many others, show that there are truly wonderful people in the world. If we could just keep stupid governments out of our lives, fanatics, and idiots, the majority of us would have an amazingly peaceful existence.

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Old 10-25-2007, 05:03 AM   #737
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Stars ...

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Angola, it's not like they said.

{snip}

For us this trip was about the people.




Angola, expect the unexpected.

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Old 10-25-2007, 05:28 AM   #738
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Cheers MJ... This has been a most enjoyable adventure for all of us mate!

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Old 10-25-2007, 05:36 AM   #739
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Thanks for sharing your amazing story. You have had me on the edge of my seat for weeks!



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Old 10-25-2007, 06:06 AM   #740
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A great lesson to all of us. This man can`t learn in school. Thank you !
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Old 10-25-2007, 06:12 AM   #741
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Thank YOOUUU !!

Hi MJ, as one of the priviledged comrades, thank you for the effort and time for putting this incredible journey into this even more incredible ride report !!

I think, I think, MJ would not have gone to these lengths if it wasn't for all you crazy motherf*krs encouraging him to carry on !!!! So, a special thanks to YOOUUU ALLLLLL.

Safe journeys - LOVE
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Old 10-25-2007, 06:30 AM   #742
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A very powerful report and story ... raised the bar for sure. Thank you very much for sharing. Be safe.

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Old 10-25-2007, 08:31 AM   #743
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@dceggert - would you be kind enough to add the latest posts by MJ to the PDF and posting it again? (once his last post is in)
LOL...in process. I have hit a technical snag unforseen earlier in the week which has somewhat delayed my efforts....the boss wants me to do some work! Can you imagine?

Lunch time will be fun again as I mentally travel to Africa again....
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Old 10-25-2007, 08:37 AM   #744
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How is Fred?

Thanks for a great adventure - Well done, gents!!!
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Old 10-25-2007, 08:38 AM   #745
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For us this trip was about the people.

Angola, expect the unexpected.

To MJ, his pardners, and to all,

First, I concur that this was a great adventure. Sooooo, when do you guys start the adventure touring company to show some of us armchair riders some of the back areas of Africa?

LOL...

Here is a takeaway that I am not sure anyone else has noticed or not, but...and I qualify this to say that I am NOT a dentist.....look at all the teeth in the smiling people shots. What the heck, they all look perfect! Unbelievable.... Diet? Genetics? WOW...
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Old 10-25-2007, 08:48 AM   #746
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To MJ, his pardners, and to all,

First, I concur that this was a great adventure. Sooooo, when do you guys start the adventure touring company to show some of us armchair riders some of the back areas of Africa?

LOL...

Here is a takeaway that I am not sure anyone else has noticed or not, but...and I qualify this to say that I am NOT a dentist.....look at all the teeth in the smiling people shots. What the heck, they all look perfect! Unbelievable.... Diet? Genetics? WOW...
Yep, no English genes.....






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Old 10-25-2007, 08:49 AM   #747
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To MJ, his pardners, and to all,
Here is a takeaway that I am not sure anyone else has noticed or not, but...and I qualify this to say that I am NOT a dentist.....look at all the teeth in the smiling people shots. What the heck, they all look perfect! Unbelievable.... Diet? Genetics? WOW...
I was in Nigeria for a bit and was frowned upon for eating sweets by the people there They are really concerned about proper diet ( no sweets ) for their teeth. Very few of them on our drilling rig would touch sweets. I heard " Don't you love your teeth" when walking about with a candy bar every once in awhile/
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Old 10-25-2007, 09:02 AM   #748
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Hat off and standing ovation to you guys. This more than an exceptional adventure: it is a hymn to life and what you may achieve and discover when living fully...
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Old 10-25-2007, 09:22 AM   #749
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Amigos--The word Angola in your title caught my eye enough times to finally sit down and read your entire thread. Holy fuck! In Mexico we'd describe you guys as having cajones grandes. What can I say? Killer content--phenomenal photos, suspenseful, trailblazing, great story telling and most important, the team spirit. This needs to be published.
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Old 10-25-2007, 09:25 AM   #750
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Thank you!!!

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