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Old 06-13-2010, 06:17 AM   #1126
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Thank you, thank you, thank you...Angola has shot to the top of my Southern African destinations list.

Great writing and very entertaining.

Hard as rock as well.....
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Old 06-13-2010, 10:20 AM   #1127
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Wow.. reports here never cease to amaze me. I put thought into whether I want to ride in heavy rain or not...incredible.

The dunes and tides section had me cringing just sitting and reading it in my chair, inside, in the air conditioning.

I'm fairly certain I couldn't have brought myself to do a ride like this in my twenties and at this point in my 40's, it will never happen. I'll be happy to get to a point where I can ride around the local parks with confidence :-0.

Thanks to all that do these reports, it's incredible to read them.
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Old 06-16-2010, 09:57 PM   #1128
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Just finished my second MJ story (RR), and like the first it makes me motivated. It's Fantastic!
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Old 06-20-2010, 11:09 PM   #1129
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Just finished my second MJ story (RR), and like the first it makes me motivated. It's Fantastic!
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Hope you don't mind my quoting you MJ.
It paints quite a picture!
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Old 06-24-2010, 03:06 PM   #1130
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Came upon this as linked from the Zambian Joyride RR (see Awe. Some. above). This one is even better. Thanks for a great read with great insights about a great ride.

Many non-riding friends have seen and been impressed by "Long Way Round" and asked me what I thought of it. It's hard to explain to them that while I think it was an entertaining program, I didn't regard it as much of a noteworthy feat of two-wheeled adventuring. I now have a better answer, I'll tell them that if they want to learn about what real adventure riding is, I'll give them a link to this tale.

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Old 06-27-2010, 06:28 PM   #1131
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One question I am curious about:

* Did your 640 kick start normally before the trip? Having now owned 2 LC4's I know that kick starting them is easy once the magic technique is known and mastered. Did that choke issue have something to do with how hard it was to kick start?
As the igniter om most modern bike are powered from the battery, I'm sure the hard starting was mostly due to the sick battery...?
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Old 07-05-2010, 04:18 AM   #1132
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wow! im speachless
thanks a heap for sharing this mate, it wasnt just the ride that made me read this twice it was the people.
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Old 07-10-2010, 08:54 AM   #1133
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Fantastic ride report, immensely inspirational, thank you for sharing .
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Old 11-29-2010, 08:11 PM   #1134
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Fantastic ride report, immensely inspirational, thank you for sharing .

+ 1 Great ride report Amazing photos And TTT for the newbies
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Old 12-04-2010, 10:31 PM   #1135
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one of the best ride reports ive had the pleasure of reading. took some time to find it again so i could share the link with some friends.

glad i did. going to flip back through it again. great.....great stuff here.
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Old 12-05-2010, 06:06 AM   #1136
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great ride report.
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Old 12-06-2010, 06:28 AM   #1137
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Beach re-run

thanks for a great report.... it nice to hear reports were the 'boat was pushed out' you discribed it exactly what I thought when I was in deep soft sand in the sahara over 700km from anywhere. I had only 10pound pressure in my tyres.... do you reduce your tire pressure? if you carry a small pump between you could try it. It certainly makes a difference to the LC.

If you did it again what about using the dunes, as you said it was firmer to walk on!

all the best for you future adventures am sure you will find somwhere else to 'push the envelope'

Stephen

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Old 12-16-2010, 02:12 AM   #1138
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I just read this report again for the 2nd time ............ no wonder 5 stars on this forum is known as Metaljockey ............. you my broer truly rule.
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Old 01-22-2011, 09:59 PM   #1139
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bump to the top for the n00bs-this shit never gets old
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Old 01-23-2011, 11:00 AM   #1140
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Indeed.
I love picking back through this thread.
Truly great stuff.
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