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Old 06-12-2010, 03:33 PM   #301
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HOWDY ALL,DOING THE FOOTBALL THING IN SUNNY SOUTH AFRICA !!!
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Old 06-12-2010, 08:38 PM   #302
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Thumb Too much fun

My back is sore from getting stuck but some how my feet are still dry. What a fun RR to almost be there, thanks for another great read. Captain Tom
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Old 06-13-2010, 09:43 AM   #303
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everything everyone else said +1

and between you 'n Colebatch, you guys make 99.9% of all the other ride reports look pathetic.
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Old 06-13-2010, 10:09 AM   #304
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Originally Posted by motoreiter
metaljockey, I've got to ask: every time I read about going to Africa, I come across all sorts of warnings about weird diseases and parasites that lurk in the bush ("don't go into the rivers or..." or "if this insect bites your extremities will turn blue and fall off..."). Not to mention ebola, etc....

You guys didn't seem too concerned about any of that, do you take any special precautions to avoid this type of thing?

Sorry for the dumb question from the North American city boy, but just curious...
The more obvious ones like BIG Crocs tend to feature in your atention.. I was more scared in a European hospital with their medically resistant bugs, african diseases are still relatively treatable..
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Old 06-13-2010, 01:39 PM   #305
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You have some balls to wade into those muddy waters MJ.

Thanks for taking the trouble to post this report.
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Old 06-13-2010, 06:48 PM   #306
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I must say I have not been an envious man, but after reading your artfully illustrated report complete with pictures of a lifetime, I will go to sleep tonight wanting. That was truly an adventure most can only dream of. Cheers to your balls of steel and ass's of leather. Great job guy's, thanks.
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Old 06-13-2010, 11:36 PM   #307
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Just finished reading the entire trip report, very much enjoyed.

You guys are trailblazers. Bravo.

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Old 06-14-2010, 01:07 AM   #308
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Makes me want to spend more money...

This has been an outstanding read these past few days.

Unfortunately, now I want (even more) to add another bike to the garage. I enjoyed hearing the ups and downs of the various bikes. Very informative.
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Old 06-14-2010, 03:34 AM   #309
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Great Adventure, and them locals are Legends
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Old 06-14-2010, 05:25 AM   #310
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Old 06-14-2010, 06:14 AM   #311
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Great a trip. Perfect...

Greating from Turkye

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Old 06-14-2010, 06:56 AM   #312
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Long time lurker, first post. Best RR ever!!

I stand in awe of what you two experienced and how you overcame each obstacle. You also helped me decide on my new bike. If the F800GS can survive that beating, it will be more than enough for me. I made the deal on Saturday and I pick it up on Wednesday. I can't freakin' wait!

Looking forward to the next MJ RR!
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Old 06-14-2010, 10:22 AM   #313
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Read it all today. Outstanding work!
I'm very grateful you took the time to write this up and a very easy read it was too.
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Old 06-14-2010, 12:20 PM   #314
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Simply outstanding report. Getting wore out just sitting here reading.

At least I know I will never ever be able to exceed my last purchased bike's capabilities. I've never seen such.
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Old 06-14-2010, 03:04 PM   #315
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Simply awesome, thanks for sharing.
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