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Old 06-08-2010, 03:30 PM   #241
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just like in the 4wd world. you build a good rig, because you can't buy one.
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Old 06-08-2010, 04:30 PM   #242
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This report is the real advrider.
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Old 06-08-2010, 04:42 PM   #243
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F*ckin' A! The simplicity of it-ingenious!

wowww, is that cool or what??
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Old 06-08-2010, 05:45 PM   #244
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Old 06-08-2010, 06:46 PM   #245
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Thanks for a great travel logbook.

Do you think your KTM 640 would be more adequate for this kind of trip? Maybe more reliable in parts and better suspended from the factory?
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Old 06-08-2010, 08:58 PM   #246
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Awe.Some. is an understatement

I was CAPTIVATED reading this. Great pictures too.

You guys are true adventurers and should be the cover boys for this site!

I really enjoyed this. Thanks for taking the time to share your story.
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Old 06-08-2010, 10:44 PM   #247
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Good suggestion for a quote too!

Quote:
Originally Posted by dhgraves
Definitely sig line material....

Awesome report as usual.
Been there,
Almost done that......
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Old 06-08-2010, 11:11 PM   #248
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[quote=metaljockey]Ok, here goes;


The rear shock absorber ................

Thank you very much for the detailed critique MJ. Looking forward to your next trip.

All the best,


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Old 06-09-2010, 01:30 AM   #249
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that was not a waste of 2 hours............... you've fired up people around the globe. you have a gift and you share it. thank you.
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Old 06-09-2010, 08:11 AM   #250
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I am speachless...this is absolutely amazing
you guys are blessed to live in a place like Africa
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Old 06-09-2010, 09:20 AM   #251
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just finished this...must rest now...
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Old 06-09-2010, 09:29 AM   #252
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awesome trip report as always. Very rarely do I actually read everything written in a trip report but you are always get me reading every word.
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Old 06-09-2010, 10:12 AM   #253
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A last word

The Trip

I almost did not write this report.

Metaljockey, don't ever think we don't want to hear what seems to you to be repetition about great riding. Many of us will never be able to see Africa first-hand and seeing the stunning landscape and People of African lands, and ANIMALS through your eyes and words is a complete justification for any effort you are willing to put in to share your amazing rides. Keep us posted, man. Oh, and I second a comment I saw earlier about a sound/video clip, if you ever have the opportunity to record the singing, well, African music is a beautiful thing. I would love to hear the singing in the evening in a village in Zambia. Thanks to you and Hennie for taking us along.
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Old 06-09-2010, 12:57 PM   #254
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Humble thanks...

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A last word
The place is missionaried to death...The country is very low on infrastructure.
My parents where part of both sides of that coin, helping build and staff a bush hospital about 70 miles from your first night destination - the hospital I was born in. We left when I was 2 so I have no conscious memory of the area and the few photos that they have where taken in the dry season so I've been amazed by the lushness in your photos.

From what my parents tell me, your assessment of the people is dead on. Definitely need to plan to return.

Many, many thanks for 'taking' me back.
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Old 06-09-2010, 01:59 PM   #255
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Now it's off to check out the Angola RR

THANK YOU!
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