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Old 02-27-2013, 11:12 PM   #16
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Can´t wait to see Africa one more time... On pictures...
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Old 02-27-2013, 11:43 PM   #17
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Old 02-28-2013, 12:40 AM   #18
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Old 02-28-2013, 03:16 AM   #19
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parfait,je vais suivre cette aventure avec un grand plaisir

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Old 02-28-2013, 07:08 AM   #20
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Un Téneré en Afrique.. ca devra etre bon

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Old 02-28-2013, 07:14 PM   #21
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I'm along for the ride too. Love Africa. looking forward to your ride!!!
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Old 03-02-2013, 12:12 PM   #22
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I love to find free wifi in a nice backpack !! So guys you and me are lucky today, I can upload my pics and you can enjoy !

I am in stellenbosch, drinking a nice red wine listening to lounge music, Africa is really tough sometimes

So what can be said ? South Africa is really really amazing, nature is really beautiful and ride in these roads is a superb experience, guys you have to do it !!

Just before retrieving the bike we do some game reserve and it was a great moment even if it was 5am

just amazing to see this !

But I know what guys wanna see, hardcore stuff, pics for the boys, so here we go !!!

Bike is coming On thursday 2pm I went to the store of Econotrans in Cape Town, and I have to admit that they were really friendly and helpful, they already had uncrated the bile and it was not a funny job with all screws I had put

So we had to get it quickly

Do an oil change

Re-install, battery, handlebar, front fender and front wheel

And after 2 hours of works

The day after was the first ride, and guys you know travel with a girl is not so easy ! Pack light !!

That was our first attempt to load the bike and it was a nightmare, we have a better technique but bike is really not happy with all this load, but wheeling are easy now

We move from Cape town to hout bay to enjoy this beautiful road

Watch the wild life

And eventually take the mandatory pic !

I will not tell you that I have to fight with 50 tourists to take this one, that the bike has fell down just under the sign

Now we are about to drive the wine road and after ? no plan so far !

So stay tune until the next wifi

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Old 03-02-2013, 01:51 PM   #23
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Old 03-13-2013, 02:55 PM   #24
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Cry what's goin' on

Sorry for the delay guys but it was not my fault !!!

The night after i blog, someone has decided to visit my tent while we were sleeping and to go with my computer
So morning was difficult but anyway this f*** b**** let me all my equipment and papers so it's not a drama .... You know now about insecurity in south africa ! Needless to say that the camp was on a small city and surrounding by electric fence

Without my computer and sd card for my camera the next days won't be so well documented !
We do the wine road in stellenbosch and franchooek was really nice, and then we get to gordon bay's where I found somewhere a shop with sd card !

but be aware of sharcks

We went to hermanus in direction of cape agulhas

have a lunch

while enjoying the fish

and enjoy the sunset

Next day we done some tracks to find cool beach

and then head on to cape town, it was time for my sister to go home...

We enjoy the last days, visiting cape town and robben island

See interesting mods

Lions head

and it was time to say goodbye

My journey really starts now, I stay in cape town for some days to sort out some thing on bike and wait for a new partner that we met here in south africa, I can't say more about him now but I am sure i will have some new adventures to write in the next days !!
just me crossing Africa

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Old 03-13-2013, 05:25 PM   #25
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Good luck on your trip!

Africa is top of my list for places I want to travel by motorbike so good on you for taking the plunge.

Plus, I LOVE the graphics on your panniers
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Old 03-13-2013, 05:47 PM   #26
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Old 03-14-2013, 05:35 AM   #27
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Good luck

Good luck on your big adventure!

Hope the security gets a bit better as you travel - as I'm living in Cape Town I know all about it. Most is opportunistic though.

Great to see you enjoyed the beautiful countryside and our scenic roads as well. March is the best time of the year for this part of the world.

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Old 03-22-2013, 11:11 AM   #28
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here i am ...

Guys I am on a jungle between a lion and a rhino, i am scared

ok it may not be the complete truth... i am on a camp, on nice grass, close to the swimming pool and a burger restaurant Adventure is tough !

So I was in cape town and hve to go north, so I did !

I'd cruise on the west coast but the weather was terrible, cold, windy and a lot of mist

Nothing to see in this s**t

So I decide to go inland and drive until Springbok, a lot of straight line really really boring.. I arrive on a camp with my brain completely flat and my rear tyre too

After a cold night I inflate my tyre and go on town to find a garage. 2 hours of fight later my tyre was repaired and I have learn that in this country people like brute force !

It was 12am I was just 100km from the border so I get there and cross it
easily and rest on a camp close to it

Next morning wake up late to discover that my rear tyre was flat again brute force, I love you...
So ask the guys there and work with them on their workshop

They were really friendly but love too much destroy my wheel !

One hour later I was on road again, and hit the dirt road

Sun was shining, I was listening to my favorite song, singing on my helmet, it was a perfect moment until

Until my third flat on 2 days ! This f**** rear tyre again, and this time I can't inflate it. It was 14h, i had 1/4 liter of water, no eating since last evening, has not see any car since 100km and the next town is at 30km. Hummm I was just angry to be so stupid ! I see how their put the tyre on the wheel and know that it was dangerous... i m now in middle of nowhere and this day will be a long day for sure !
I decide to not repair by myself, no shadow, temperature to hot, and a compressor maybe not enough powerful ... so i drive at very low speed fo 5 km expecting someone.
And after maybe one hour the miracle arrive ! a 4*4 with a south african couple, they decide to make a u turn for me and to make 70km more just to help We tchat a lot and have fun to think what could have happen to me here !
We arrive at the ais ais camp and at its workshop where the boss take care of my tyre imediately

This time with a machine is maybe more secure for my future !

Five minute later we were driving to the bike, I put on the rear wheel in 2 minutes and took photos for souvenirs !

Many many thanks to annita and leon from joburg, great people for sure !

After another cold night, dirt road was calling me

Then tar road for a too long day of boring straight line until the town of luderitz...
Next morning i decide to go to sussuvlei but the dirt road was to sandy, more than 200km of dirt road like that alone was a little too much of risk for me, so i made a u turn

So tar again.... distance are so long here between cities, 3 or 400 km between two really small villages, you have to look at your tank carefully !

Two days of tar after i was in windhoek the capital and rest two days. My new slovenian friend has trouble with its namibian visa so we will not drive together but anyway you can follow him on his blog but I may found a new friend but that is a new story !!
just me crossing Africa

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Old 03-22-2013, 11:35 AM   #29
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Old 03-22-2013, 10:42 PM   #30
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