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Old 06-03-2010, 02:02 PM   #106
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Originally Posted by quicktoys2
What is that floating (or sticking out) of the water in the background???
I assume that its not a croc as you would definitely have told us .... right?

Did you see any crocs coming to wards you guys during any pontoon crossings?
So far everybody has been a little too helpful, do you have to pay them each time or was it only the one group that wanted money and the rest were just been good Samaritans????
No, not a croc, in fact we never saw any. But if the fishermen won't go in the water you can bet your ass they are there.

These Zambians are the most helpful lot ever. Except for the Lukusuzi river, no one ever indicated that they expected payment.
But if a grown man wades a river, pushing your bike, and works up a sweat getting it up the bank, it is just the decent thing to do to offer a couple of bucks in thanks.
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Old 06-03-2010, 02:37 PM   #107
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Old 06-03-2010, 02:40 PM   #108
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Old 06-03-2010, 03:12 PM   #109
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Shit that sounded like a real nightmare.... total respect to you two
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Old 06-03-2010, 03:26 PM   #110
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Another fantastic RR from MJ
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Old 06-03-2010, 04:51 PM   #111
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LEGENDS. And beautifully presented. Thanks muchly.
If I make it to SA, I'd love to have abeer with yuz. Or six. My shout.
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Old 06-03-2010, 06:25 PM   #112
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WOW! absolutely incredible.. You have a great way of writing, I was right there with you guys, I am exhausted just reading this last part of the ride, I can't imagine how you guys are feeling. Be careful and get through this in one piece. I will be looking forward to some more of your adventure.
Thanks for a great read. Longbow
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Old 06-03-2010, 06:46 PM   #113
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you guys just busted the adventure meter...simply epic....when i grow up i want to be just like you guys!
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Old 06-03-2010, 06:59 PM   #114
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the best I have read. you guys are to much
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Old 06-03-2010, 08:18 PM   #115
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Amazing RR, MJ

You and Hennie are some tough hombres there MJ. thanks for taking the photos -- your RRs are the perfect getaway for american desk jocks like myself. nice work
In 20 years you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than the ones you did. Throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. - Mark Twain
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Old 06-03-2010, 09:08 PM   #116
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Ouch. Great stuff. Keep it coming.
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Old 06-03-2010, 09:09 PM   #117
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The bug bits, yea... I can't deal with just two skiter bits.

Yea your tough guys... and that's a complement... realy.

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Old 06-03-2010, 09:58 PM   #118
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Hard Run.

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Old 06-03-2010, 11:05 PM   #119
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Holy shit ....... that looked tough from the pics and story, can't imagine how tough it really was, but its the 1st time I have heard you complain about a challenge .... SO I KNOW IT HAD TO BE TOUGH.

What make is your stretcher? Where did you get it?
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Old 06-03-2010, 11:25 PM   #120
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And you guys don't even have 3K in Touratech "Protective parts" and still made it. All that shit is such a waste of money, glad your guys bikes aren't loaded with that crap. Hell of a ride!
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