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Forum: Ride reports 02-13-2015, 04:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 557
Posted By Osadabwa
Cool2 Mudflaps and Mottos

Having lived for several years in Zambia, we were steeped in the nonsense of the times. I had picked up a fair amount of Chinyanja in Peace Corps, and was able to communicate fairly well with people...
Forum: Ride reports 02-13-2015, 03:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 557
Posted By Osadabwa
Thumb Origins

The year: 1998
Scene 1: Kakuma, Kenya, Turkana District
The last month of a study abroad in Kenya, a 21 year old me takes 3 days of public transport to Kakuma, Kenya to investigate an Oxfam...
Forum: Ride reports 02-13-2015, 02:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 557
Posted By Osadabwa
Cool2 Osadabwa’s Retro-Africa Ride Report: 2004 - 2005

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-5ajmnJ2FLfE/VN3HnM-tPaI/AAAAAAAAFCo/4zQ7YjZnjVA/s800/00%2520Intro%2520Photo.jpg

Eleven years ago, I embarked from Lusaka, Zambia with a friend on a...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-02-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 491
Posted By Osadabwa
Thumb Rocking and Rolling in Kenya's Rift Valley

Plans change. Don't be surprised.

Sunday morning, Atreyou and I are kitted up and rolling out of town prepared for a full day of Kenyan backcountry riding. Sadly, his bike had other ideas. ...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-15-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 819
Posted By Osadabwa
Thumb Yess

Now that looks like a wicked ride spot. Of the bikes in that first pic, yours is the only one I would have wanted to be atop for those steep, rocky, rutted, muddy sections!

Great photos.
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-20-2014, 04:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,818
Posted By Osadabwa
Thumb A quick vid

P-Cross put this together for us:

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/DcOaklAiyEk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Above: 2 minutes of Teneres in the Bush
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-18-2014, 01:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,818
Posted By Osadabwa
Thumb 3 Yamaha Tenere 660s off-road in Kenya

Man I’m getting a lot of riding in… Just a few days after this great, technical trip up and down the Ngong Hills (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1030570) with Gary (AKA Mzee...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-13-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 737
Posted By Osadabwa
Thumb Ngong Hills: Along the Spine

3:30 in the afternoon on a Friday, I call Gary from Ngong Road. "Come over, we're going for a quick ride", he says. At his place, Nalim and Neb are having coffee, their CRF 450s waiting outside. ...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-09-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,927
Posted By Osadabwa
Thumb Gotta get me one!

O them Big Wheel 350s!

Great channel! Wasted a whole hour there.
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-24-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,709
Posted By Osadabwa
Thumb Another day out!

I have to pinch myself: Two rides in two weeks? October’s shaping up to be a brilliant month, and it’s about to get better. End of next week, I’m going to do a 3-day, 500 km rally raid with a group...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-21-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,709
Posted By Osadabwa
Wink Mousses, slime and fix-a-flat

Hey N-m,

We've tried everything to keep the punctures to a minimum, but there's little consensus out there about what's best.

The sure-thing solution is the bib-mousse, but I've had mixed luck...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-20-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,094
Posted By Osadabwa
Thumb Yep, plenty!

Hi gameyogi,

We do see quite a bit of game on rides, actually.

In Kenya last week (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1010200) we came upon giraffes.

In Tanzania last year...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-19-2014, 12:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,709
Posted By Osadabwa
Thumb Take II with King Louis and Atreyou

If at first you don’t succeed: try, try again! That’s the adage, right? So, as soon as Louis got around to fixing his tank brackets and Atreyou got back from Sunny South Sudan, we found a time to...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-16-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,709
Posted By Osadabwa
Thumb Kenya’s Rift Valley: People, Cow and Bulldozer Tracks

It was time for another day in the dust. I got on Google Earth and plotted a few likely tracks, looking for a whiff of use, but nothing a big trail bike would be happy about. It’s hit or miss, but...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-23-2014, 02:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,094
Posted By Osadabwa
Thumb Off the Ngong Hills: Windmills, stones and thorns

Question: What’s better than a weekend day trip in Kenya?
Answer: A weekday trip!

King Louis and I have flexible schedules and decided over a 4th of July bonfire to make use of that fact by...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-09-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 47,322
Posted By Osadabwa
Thumb Hahahaha...mmm...boohoohoo...

Sure, you're laughing. That looks awesome! But the rest of us have to dig deep not to be jealous!
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-05-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,042
Posted By Osadabwa
Talking Cheers

Glad you enjoyed following along. It was a great day.

causef0rconcern - when you get back to Naivasha, please give us a buzz. Would be great to explore your backyard more, especially with a...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-26-2014, 04:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,836
Posted By Osadabwa
Wicked More pics...

Hi Shivanshu,

Your cry for more pics was heard! I've put together another ride report and you can find it HERE (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=980892).

Enjoy
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-25-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,042
Posted By Osadabwa
Thumb Kenyan Volcano Ride Take II - Adventures with King Louis

Since my first Kenya ride a few weeks ago (HERE (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=975625)), I have been dreaming and scheming about another loop around Mt. Suswa. This time my friend...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-06-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,836
Posted By Osadabwa
Talking Cheers

ADVer - Indeed that mbuzi choma was as delicious as it looks! The Tusker Lite business is less than 5 years old in Kenya and it's amazing how popular it is. I like it cause there are times (like...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-06-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,836
Posted By Osadabwa
Thumb Loresho side

Hi WHYNOWTHEN,

Long time, amigo. I'm staying in Loresho (north of Westlands) and there is a small clutch of bikers here keeping me company. When I arrived I thought they'd all be in Karen, but...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-06-2014, 04:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 695
Posted By Osadabwa
Cool2 Howdy neighbour

So we weren't the only ones in Kenya out and about this weekend. Looks like you guys had some awesome views and nice trails. I'm always keen for a GPS track swap if you have some...

Here's our...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-06-2014, 02:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,836
Posted By Osadabwa
Laugh Cheers!

BEEF706 - Mondays are always hard. I'm glad I made yours better.

Atreyou - Get better, and by all means upload a pic of that purple thumb. Carnage is always welcome in a motorbike post.
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-05-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,836
Posted By Osadabwa
Thumb Osadabwa in Kenya: Mt. Suswa and Atreyou's Thumb

In December, I sold my XR400 and left Dar es Salaam for Nairobi. First thing I did: Buy myself a 2014 KTM 450 EXC. Since then, I’ve just been dying to get out into the Kenyan countryside. By...
Forum: Ride reports 03-24-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 17,696
Posted By Osadabwa
Thumb Cool

Glad South Luangwa didn't disappoint. That's the place I've most consistently seen leopards, and it's lovely to go on a game drive in a riverine environment.

Very annoyed about the guys with the...
Forum: Ride reports 03-16-2014, 01:13 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 17,696
Posted By Osadabwa
Thumb Zm ml tz

Hey Jim,

Looks like you're having a blast. Enjoy the ride!

I lived in Lusaka for years and rode around Zambia quite a bit, mostly to the East and Malawi. Lots has changed since then probably...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-01-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,177
Posted By Osadabwa
Cool2 Cool

Very cool.
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-29-2013, 12:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,633
Posted By Osadabwa
Thumb TZ on top

Baba Luka,

Right now, and for the first time ever on ADV, there are 2 Tanzania Day Trippin Reports side by side and at the top of the pile. Great to see somebody else getting into the spirit.
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-29-2013, 12:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,451
Posted By Osadabwa
Thumb Day 4: Morogoro to Dar - Hillside Fuel Tank Puncture Day

We emerged one by one into the daylight and made our way to the big, bizarre dining area for the obligatory buffet breakfast complete with instant coffee and eggs anyway you like them as long as...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-27-2013, 11:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,633
Posted By Osadabwa
Thumb Yes bwana!

How great to see somebody besides me blathering on about the Tanzanian bush, and how different your area is from where we've recently been... appropriate you're using a green font! Awesome place...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-25-2013, 10:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,451
Posted By Osadabwa
Cool2 Day 3: Turiani to Morogoro - Exploring Bush and Field

Having slept like the dead, I was the first to wake and tuck into the obligatory egg and whitebread breakfast. The Honolulu Executive Lodge, sadly, wasn’t able to break with that tradition. ...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-17-2013, 04:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,451
Posted By Osadabwa
Thumb Day 2: Bagamoyo to Turiani via Wami-Mbiki Wildlife Management Area

Incredible how much of the ride was on dirt (80% of the distance and 99% of the time) and how little of the continent of Africa (or the country of Tanzania for that matter) we managed to cover in 3...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-16-2013, 12:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,451
Posted By Osadabwa
Thumb Turiana, Tanzania: The Bald and the Beautifools' 3 Nighter

Bloody hell, there's a typo in the subject line... it's Turiani, not Turiana... MODS, how come we can't edit that?

Part 1: Dar(k) to Bagamoyo

This trip just sort of happened. We’d talked about...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 10-03-2013, 01:13 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 19,335
Posted By Osadabwa
Thumb Osadabwa to Nairobi, Jan 2014

Hi Kenyan brethren,

My wife and I (and two sprogs) are on our way to NBO in January. I will try to drag my XR 400 with me if I can figure out the paperwork involved (any help there is...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 09-22-2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 19,335
Posted By Osadabwa
Sept 21

Hey Nairobi ADVers,

Very upset about the Nairobi attacks at Westgate on Saturday. Hope all of you are safe and that your people are safe.

Be well
Forum: Africa & Mid East 09-07-2013, 10:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 809
Posted By Osadabwa
Cool2 Dar Bikers

Hey mate,

There are a number of us riding routinely out of Dar. Often we make trips to Arusha/Moshi area and have tracks and experience we can share if you're interested. I can put you on our...
Forum: Ride reports 09-07-2013, 10:47 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,358
Posted By Osadabwa
Damnit.

Now I'm homesick.
Forum: Ride reports 08-21-2013, 11:34 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 11,779
Posted By Osadabwa
Thumb Last Day: Meteorite - Malawi - Mbeya

The Mankonde Hotel had right by us. Heck, they had complimentary toothpaste and toothbrush in the bathrooms as well as a single-use Vaseline-like substance for moisturizing skin (one presumes) plus...
Forum: Ride reports 08-20-2013, 05:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,107
Posted By Osadabwa
Thumb TZ tracks

Hey Mennleo,

If you want any GPS tracks or ideas for the TZ portion, let me know. I could put you in touch with the Dar Bikers group... heck, somebody might want to join you even.

If you're...
Forum: Ride reports 08-20-2013, 05:08 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,358
Posted By Osadabwa
Thumb Go WYO

This should be fun to watch. I'm from Wyoming, so I'm keen to see the doubletracks... not so keen to see I-80 though.

Ah what the hell. I'm in.
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