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Old 09-18-2011, 09:11 PM   #76
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Nice to see your giant smile coming through your trip report. Africa does that to you, doesn't it?

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Old 09-19-2011, 10:21 AM   #77
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Oh hell yes.

Now that we are back I can't wait to relive the trip thru your ride report! Seriously how good was that? It was a pleasure riding with you and I can't wait till we do it again. My jetlag is gone and my liver has started the healing process..
Be nice or go away.

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Old 09-19-2011, 10:43 AM   #78
Oh!? That is deep.
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I'm in!! Must have been incredible just for the riding never mind the camaraderie and the adventure of riding through Africa.
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Old 09-19-2011, 01:28 PM   #79
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Good write-up so far. More, please.

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Old 09-19-2011, 02:13 PM   #80
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Subscribed on this one too. Can't wait to hear the details of the report

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Old 09-19-2011, 02:18 PM   #81
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Looks Epic

really looks incredible, and in reality i'm never going to be able to get more than 3 weeks off before I just quit work altogether so trips like this are what I'm looking at

I just had a question about the riding itself - just how technical is it? I'd like to do it with my wife, and she can get down a dirt road just fine but if it involves steep climbs and really difficult terrain, we might both need some training.
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Old 09-19-2011, 02:33 PM   #82
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Originally Posted by Z1_NESTer
Some people may question your mental status when you go tagging in crappy weather......... at night.......... on a 1098.....
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Old 09-19-2011, 02:43 PM   #83
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I'm hooked! We just got done with our own 'trip of a lifetime,' but you have me rethinking that....
Can't wait to see the whole story!
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Old 09-19-2011, 06:15 PM   #84
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Im in.
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Old 09-20-2011, 02:09 AM   #85
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i think he's in! so am i
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Old 09-20-2011, 02:33 AM   #86
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I am in lets go
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Old 09-20-2011, 04:21 AM   #87
The left one....
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Great to see you doing a report! It was a great trip! We just got back to Tassie and are still dealing with the jet lag.
Be great to see some of your pictures. Hows that stubby cooler working?
Roam if you want to.
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Old 09-20-2011, 12:18 PM   #88
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defiantly in

I'm more of a do it your self kinda guy but I have been looking at some of the raw hide trips looks like fun...
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Old 09-20-2011, 12:37 PM   #89
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Where are the people??

I spent several years in Africa, crossed it on a bike, 18,000 miles. The animals, geography, sunsets are all fine, but the best things about the continent are the people. On a tour like yours, you go where they lead, and SA tours certainly won't let you interact much with the, what ever they call them these days. My memories and pictures are of people, some animals, but there are so many it gets redundant. I suppose you can't expect too much from a few weeks where handlebar time is the prime objective. Try a year or two, and you'll have the time of your life.
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Old 09-20-2011, 02:45 PM   #90
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Can't wait to see more.
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