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Old 07-19-2005, 08:05 PM   #1531
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Enjoy the read--the next one will be even better. I've learned a lot since and upgraded my camera! Africa should top everything so far.
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Old 07-20-2005, 12:15 AM   #1532
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Striking Viking in Africa

Hi Glen,

Just finished TWTT, awesome book.
I've been following your thread with great interest and looking forward to the book for this trip.
You have mentioned a couple of times about Africa, are you going to be in South Africa? I think there are many of us here looing forward to meeting and assisting you when you are here.

Cheers and enjoy the ride!
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Old 07-20-2005, 04:44 AM   #1533
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I'll be riding Africa, south to north late fall and will advise of travel plans as they unfold. Anxious to meet SA riders also. See you soon.
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Old 07-20-2005, 05:47 AM   #1534
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Don't know if you've read Redmond Ohanlon Glen, but enjoy those "Jesus Worms". He headed up that same river about 20 years ago and penned a very funny account of his journey.
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Old 07-20-2005, 07:28 AM   #1535
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I'll be riding Africa, south to north late fall and will advise of travel plans as they unfold. Anxious to meet SA riders also. See you soon.
You mean late spring, it's mid-winter in SA right now. We look forward to seeing you.
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Old 07-20-2005, 08:23 PM   #1536
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Ready to roll on from Sibu to Kapit


Borneo logging


Borneo riverboat


Isolated rivertown Kapit


Kapit Riverfront


Kapit schoolboy


Local Chinese checking the Beast


Native Iban dockworkers


River water levels can rise or fall thirty feet


Striking Viking last seen heading upriver, Serawak, Borneo


Yeah, I know...thats what she said...


Disembarking under power


Riding the warf ramp
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Old 07-20-2005, 08:45 PM   #1537
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You mean late spring, it's mid-winter in SA right now. We look forward to seeing you.
Whoops, sorry about that. Let's call it around November to December. (That is if I can escape Borneo)
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Old 07-21-2005, 04:28 AM   #1538
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Stranded (Only temporarily)
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Kapit, Serawak

Fuck it, it’s eighteen hours til tomorrow’s sunrise, when one way or another, the Viking will float or ride somewhere.

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Old 07-21-2005, 06:47 AM   #1539
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Glen,
you must be a seasoned traveller indeed, trusting enough to be able to leave your bike on a boat overnight like that and go to sleep in a hotel on land! I would've been terrified of waking up and finding the boat gone, with my whole world gone with it.

I'm wondering if the river level fluctuations have always been that severe, or if the logging has caused it to increase? I study forests in Brazil and when much of the rainforest is removed from any one area, the rivers that once flowed at fairly constant levels begin to flood during the rains and dry up during long intervals without rain. I'd be curious to know if the rivers there have always been this way or if it's a recent thing, maybe you can ask someone.

As always I'm chained to a desk reading about your adventures - can't wait to see how you're gonna ride out of this one. Keep it coming, and thanks!
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Old 07-21-2005, 07:45 AM   #1540
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you will be most welcome in SA. but please don't post photos of our women on the net. we will have hordes of foreigners trying to invade us and liberate er, um, i mean capture them.
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Old 07-21-2005, 05:44 PM   #1541
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Iban communal Longhouse


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End of the road in Kapit


Converted Iban


Bringing junk food for the Iban


Boars head


Ah yes, the chief's daughter


Iban children


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Iban hunter showing off boars teeth


Iban inspecting the Beast


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Iban Longhouse elder


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Old 07-21-2005, 05:56 PM   #1542
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Old 07-21-2005, 09:09 PM   #1543
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you will be most welcome in SA. but please don't post photos of our women on the net. we will have hordes of foreigners trying to invade us and liberate er, um, i mean capture them.
Yeah Pete from Berkely spun a few tales about his visit. He said you have the prettiest girls in the world there. Hmmmmmm
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Old 07-21-2005, 09:15 PM   #1544
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We finally came up with a map indicating route and current position.
Viking Map

Loaded with water, fuel and food and now headed as far into the jungle as trail and supplies last. Keep your fingers crossed.
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Old 07-21-2005, 09:22 PM   #1545
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G'Day Glen,

Good luck with the jungle trails.

Looks as though you aren't heading to Oz anymore, is it too expensive?
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