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Old 10-09-2011, 07:53 AM   #166
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Last week I met a guy that shipped his bike from Seattle with 18 other guys and they rode that same ride! Wow, incredible.
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Old 10-09-2011, 12:16 PM   #167
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Just amazing! Made me have to bust out my copy of "Long Way Round" and re-read it! Way to steal the wind out of every single other RR... Its true though!!!

Suscribed, of course.... second one and thouroughly enjoying every minute!

Edit: Yes its the booze, and I am partial... but ALL of the ride reports are awesome! Looking forward to posting one of my own soon.
Thanks for the great feedback JohnnieBoy, but I don't think I am stealing anybody's wind. I have read some incredible Ride Reports lately...trips that I can only live vicariously through fellow ADV inmates. They are motivating and inspiring to say the least. I only hope to entertain and share my African experience with anyone who's willing to subscribe! Thanks again mate!!
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Old 10-09-2011, 05:42 PM   #168
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Old 10-10-2011, 11:19 AM   #169
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Subscribed, looks a great adventure, Charley is a cool dude especially now he's ditched Ewan.
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Old 10-10-2011, 03:50 PM   #170
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Fantastic ride report. I remember watching the first episode of "Long Way Round," and immediately recognizing Charley's passion for this stuff. Clearly, you are equally passionate and it showed from your first post of this trip. I'm happy for Charley for finding a way to make a living at what he seems to love most and I'm happy for you for not only having this experience, but sharing it with all of us. Keep 'em coming!
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Old 10-10-2011, 04:40 PM   #171
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A bit late in the game but I'm in! Looks like you guys had an absolute blast. ;)
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Old 10-10-2011, 07:52 PM   #172
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New Africa Video!

I have put together a quick video of the second and third day of riding in Africa. I tried to include as much of the terrain as possible to show the road conditions. It was a bit technical in parts, as you can see from the minor crashes. I hope you enjoy!

For any of you reading this RR that were in this video, I apologize for broadcasting your crashes for the sake of entertainment. It just makes for great video!!


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Old 10-10-2011, 08:25 PM   #173
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Old 10-10-2011, 08:37 PM   #174
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Kick ass ride report!

I am hooked, now off to wake up my wife and show her our once in a lifetime trip you have helped me plan.
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Old 10-10-2011, 08:46 PM   #175
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My only crash was in the deep sand at 0:40, on the return route from Vic Falls to CPT. Nice video and RR
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Old 10-10-2011, 08:55 PM   #176
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My only crash was in the deep sand at 0:40. on the return. Nice video and RR
is the you in the Traverse suit? We wear the same gear!
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Old 10-10-2011, 10:02 PM   #177
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Buck takes out biker!!!

I just had to include this in my ride report. This clip is absolutely insane!!! A mountain biker is completely annihilated by a buck while riding in Africa. I hate to think what this animal could have done to a GS!! My mate GSDOG was on a ride recently in New Jersey when his riding partner struck a deer and broke his leg. Freak accident!

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Old 10-11-2011, 12:27 AM   #178
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Great report.

This RR is insane

Up there with my all time favourites

You can really feel your enthusiasm for the ADV you went on.

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Old 10-11-2011, 06:35 AM   #179
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[QUOTE=globalpilot4;17047882]I just had to include this in my ride report. This clip is absolutely insane!!! A mountain biker is completely annihilated by a buck while riding in Africa. I hate to think what this animal could have done to a GS!! My mate GSDOG was on a ride recently in New Jersey when his riding partner struck a deer and broke his leg. Freak accident!

Great videos Global!
It was the weekend after we got back - I was riding at roughly 60 mph about 30 yards behind my buddy on a country road in NY state when out of nowhere TWO ADULT DEER charged right into the front of his bike - very similar to the video. I gotta give him credit - he somehow managed to keep the bike upright as the deer smashed into the front of his Adventure and BMW parts and fur were flying everywhere. One of the deer rolled into his leg as he extended it to keep the bike from going down - and bent it backwards breaking his knee joint in two places. If only I had my Go Pro on - it would have made an awesome video. Never seen anything like it.
He's doing fine... just pissed he's on the DL for the rest of the riding season.
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Old 10-11-2011, 02:06 PM   #180
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thanx for this awesome RR!!

happy to be"in" and waiting for new reports!

great pictures and movies

ride safe and keep on posting.............
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