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Forum: Ride reports 05-07-2010, 12:41 AM
Replies: 243
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Posted By dont.crash.it
dunno, haven't heard from the old dog for a while...

dunno, haven't heard from the old dog for a while now.


Also, been riding on some awesome roads eh, absolutely pristine virginal tarmac snaking through the jungle. Amazing stuff!!! Is a shock to...
Forum: Ride reports 05-07-2010, 12:31 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 96,229
Posted By dont.crash.it
Yes, I paid a very very heavy price for my...

Yes, I paid a very very heavy price for my greediness
Forum: Ride reports 04-20-2010, 04:25 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 96,229
Posted By dont.crash.it
sorry about the abrupt end to that last post, i...

sorry about the abrupt end to that last post, i am dead tired and need to sleep night night
Forum: Ride reports 04-20-2010, 04:10 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 96,229
Posted By dont.crash.it
the village pump - we've been drinking a lot of...

the village pump - we've been drinking a lot of well water as long as its pumped so the water is not exposes to the atmosphere its all good. Water tasted so good here
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Forum: Ride reports 04-20-2010, 11:35 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 96,229
Posted By dont.crash.it
Nigeria Abuja ...

Nigeria

Abuja
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Forum: Ride reports 04-14-2010, 06:11 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 96,229
Posted By dont.crash.it
Hey Pete - we are in Cameroon, Yaounde, and I am...

Hey Pete - we are in Cameroon, Yaounde, and I am in a shitty internet cafe!


BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS
It's Simon's birthday today so we'll have a few beers later. We got him an Arsenal keyring, a...
Forum: Ride reports 03-26-2010, 10:19 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 96,229
Posted By dont.crash.it
Animals at Chez Alice

think he looks cute?
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Forum: Ride reports 03-26-2010, 09:23 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 96,229
Posted By dont.crash.it
Chez Alice

Thought I'd post a few pics of where we have been staying in Lome. Chez Alice has bungalows, a massive bar / restaurant, and room for camping under some trees. Is a nice chilled out place.

outside...
Forum: Ride reports 03-25-2010, 03:44 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 96,229
Posted By dont.crash.it
Oh, i doubt it'll last that long!

Oh, i doubt it'll last that long!
Forum: Ride reports 03-23-2010, 09:58 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 96,229
Posted By dont.crash.it
I cut my own hair the other day too. The lads...

I cut my own hair the other day too. The lads were gob-smacked that I did a good job - I though it must have been awful and they weren't telling me. Anyway, Simon even had me cut his hair (to be fair...
Forum: Ride reports 03-23-2010, 09:46 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 96,229
Posted By dont.crash.it
watching racing in Lome (in Togo)

race about to start when Gaston drops his arm...
(only Sandro hasn't jumped the start)
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Forum: Ride reports 03-23-2010, 09:37 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 96,229
Posted By dont.crash.it
Uncle Peter hits 100,000 km's this trip

Only took 35 countries and a couple of years to clock up the distance
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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-19-2010, 01:11 PM
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Posted By dont.crash.it
bad neighbourhood, couldn't use our tents ...

bad neighbourhood, couldn't use our tents
nazinga park in burkina faso

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Forum: Ride reports 03-19-2010, 06:30 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 96,229
Posted By dont.crash.it
no racing for me, yay!!! course is hard out. We...

no racing for me, yay!!! course is hard out. We might have a sedate go at it after raceday maybe?

Got my new tires on the bike too. Unfortunately, my spare front had slipped on the back of my bike...
Forum: Ride reports 03-15-2010, 12:04 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 96,229
Posted By dont.crash.it
I've got a few rubbish pics too, but plenty of...

I've got a few rubbish pics too, but plenty of nice ones. Gunna sign off now and grab a beer. Oh yeah, today I've had mangos and pinapple for breakfastm lots of avocado for lunch, a sausage roll...
Forum: Ride reports 03-15-2010, 11:59 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 96,229
Posted By dont.crash.it
Now in Lome on the coast of Togo. KTM guys are...

Now in Lome on the coast of Togo. KTM guys are great it seems, Hans got here before us, they sorted his bike and went out on the town.

Seems I've been entered into an Enduro race on Sunday too,......
Forum: Ride reports 03-15-2010, 11:51 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 96,229
Posted By dont.crash.it
waterfall in Togo

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Forum: Ride reports 03-15-2010, 11:42 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 96,229
Posted By dont.crash.it
Nazinga wildlife reserve

hmm someone finally with bigger feet than me, my boots are alpinestars teck 7, size 51, uk 14 = us 15
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Forum: Ride reports 03-15-2010, 11:18 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 96,229
Posted By dont.crash.it
things to do in bamako with no money or passport

hmm read wiring diagrams
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Forum: Ride reports 03-15-2010, 10:50 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 96,229
Posted By dont.crash.it
Trip to tombuktu

The port at Mopti
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Forum: Ride reports 03-15-2010, 09:24 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 96,229
Posted By dont.crash.it
Segou

On the Niger river before we got to Mopti (and the trip to Tombuktu)

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Forum: Ride reports 03-02-2010, 02:50 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 96,229
Posted By dont.crash.it
Oh yeah, I've stacked up two sets of the 18mm bar...

Oh yeah, I've stacked up two sets of the 18mm bar risers on my bike too. Is so much more comfortable and can stand without stooping. I've got the standard cables too. Only snag is I've rolled right...
Forum: Ride reports 03-02-2010, 02:43 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 96,229
Posted By dont.crash.it
yeah really is easy, cut out a template heat it...

yeah really is easy, cut out a template heat it and plop it on the fairing. The heat of the perspex didn't mark the paint either.

A electric paint stripper (hot air gun) is great for bending...
Forum: Ride reports 03-01-2010, 03:28 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 96,229
Posted By dont.crash.it
hey fella, you may have to quiz Ange about that...

hey fella, you may have to quiz Ange about that (ange of all trades) as she was project leader on that job. The screen is a piece of 3mm perspex.

We took of the fairing and then Ange made a...
Forum: Ride reports 03-01-2010, 03:12 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 96,229
Posted By dont.crash.it
Found the problem, the flug from the ignition...

Found the problem, the flug from the ignition swithch into the main wiring harness. the pins in the plug are pretty light-weight and made a poor contact. The resistance here eventually heated and...
Forum: Ride reports 02-26-2010, 06:40 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 96,229
Posted By dont.crash.it
poxy headlights won't work now

My headlights don't work. (park light, and low and high beam).

Switch any light on, the lights do not go, and the voltage supplied measures half a volt?

However, when the ignition is switched...
Forum: Ride reports 02-26-2010, 06:01 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 96,229
Posted By dont.crash.it
got new passport application off yesterday,...

got new passport application off yesterday, should get to london on monday and be processed that night. Hope my bank cards have arrived by then too.
Forum: Ride reports 02-22-2010, 06:35 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 96,229
Posted By dont.crash.it
best birthday ever, heading down the niger river...

best birthday ever, heading down the niger river on a massive traditionally built grain ship. took a week for a round trip. Have some awesome pics, including a couple of hippo pics.

Stink biut...
Forum: Ride reports 02-12-2010, 06:26 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 96,229
Posted By dont.crash.it
A couple more camping pics

comfy enough
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Forum: Ride reports 02-12-2010, 06:14 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 96,229
Posted By dont.crash.it
I said ancient Greeks didn't I? I expect they...

I said ancient Greeks didn't I? I expect they were boozing it up on honey meade and tripping on mushrooms.
Forum: Ride reports 02-12-2010, 06:12 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 96,229
Posted By dont.crash.it
Bike and travel pics

The mighty Africa Twin thundering past
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Forum: Ride reports 02-12-2010, 06:01 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 96,229
Posted By dont.crash.it
think I've got 11,500km's on the clock now. was...

think I've got 11,500km's on the clock now. was maybe 2,000km's when I left. We're in Bamako, Mali!
Forum: Ride reports 02-12-2010, 05:58 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 96,229
Posted By dont.crash.it
Camping pics

We've been camping rough a lot, is great fun. Is a lot of banter and some great food. Peter has introduced us to the joy of Billy tea, even when it is stinking hot and we're tired.

Think when the...
Forum: Ride reports 02-12-2010, 05:42 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 96,229
Posted By dont.crash.it
Happy someone is looking! Will add a few more...

Happy someone is looking! Will add a few more pics in a minute.

Mike
Forum: Ride reports 02-12-2010, 05:38 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 96,229
Posted By dont.crash.it
its great eh!!! check out the fishing pics. We...

its great eh!!! check out the fishing pics. We had beer last night, cold glorious beer. To tell the truth, after 6 hours on a dirt road an icy cold soft drink was the best thing I've ever tasted
Forum: Ride reports 02-12-2010, 05:35 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 96,229
Posted By dont.crash.it
Beach and fishing in Nouakchott

sand, water, sun and all that good stuff
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Forum: Ride reports 02-12-2010, 05:18 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 96,229
Posted By dont.crash.it
Pics from Mauritania

First pic from Mauritania at our camping ground in Nouadhibou


its an old aprilia owned by an English bloke Nigel. He supports a charity that realised a bunch of bikes is more effective than one...
Forum: Ride reports 02-12-2010, 05:03 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 96,229
Posted By dont.crash.it
Meeting the other bikers in Morocco

We met Hans in Morocco and planned to meet him and Peter later on the road


Our bikes lined up
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Forum: Ride reports 02-12-2010, 04:29 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 96,229
Posted By dont.crash.it
The ktm is going great, is awesome on the dirt...

The ktm is going great, is awesome on the dirt roads even loaded up. Hit the right speed and the corrugations disappear, shame the potholes don't as well though. Get good at spoting them though, and...
Forum: Ride reports 01-28-2010, 04:52 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 96,229
Posted By dont.crash.it
great wiring at this camping ground, electric...

great wiring at this camping ground, electric trees
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