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Old 04-28-2009, 04:19 PM   #1066
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Dude! That was hot! Really amazing and exciting. Makes me miss home...I love the way your group shared time with the locals, you are truly ambassadors of your nation. I think I can go home now..didn't do much work, was reading the report (my mini adventure). Cheers and thanks for sharing. Now let me start on another one of your reports...happy trails!
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Old 05-05-2009, 07:32 AM   #1067
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Laugh Angola trip

I'm in the mood for doing something similar, but right is missing the most important thing, the bike, does anyone knows where to rent a bike in Angola, or, some nice business, a cheap motorbike for doing a jouney through Angola,
and perhaps any other biker who wants to join...

community give an hand on this
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Old 05-06-2009, 06:51 PM   #1068
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Just sat down and read your report cover to cover. It is just simply amazing! A trip of a lifetime!
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Old 05-06-2009, 09:31 PM   #1069
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Just finished your ride report, couldn't stop until I was finished, absolutely fascinating.

What a great people and country.

Thanks for sharing your adventure.
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Old 05-07-2009, 04:15 PM   #1070
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thank you all for this thread.

on these days of international recession, umemployment rise, and many other horrible echonomic indicators, each night i have my dreaming session surfing around this kind of trip reports on the marvellous fourm, evading myself from daily problems and willing to do some trip like yours.

thank you for giving us a different view of Angola, from the handlebars of your bikes, thank you for showing us those country cornes and overall the way of live of its local people.

Know some of Africa: Morocco, Tunisia, RSA, Zimbabwe, only rode morocco several times on a motorcycle, i woinder if a could some day ride the real subsaharian Africa as you did.

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Old 05-15-2009, 05:31 AM   #1071
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wow! that was an amazing journey, thank you for sharing!
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Old 05-17-2009, 09:27 AM   #1072
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I think I've read this again for what...the 4th time!!!.....

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Old 05-19-2009, 12:38 AM   #1073
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Stylistic writing

Originally Posted by metaljockey
Yes, I agree, Spring Low tide would be the time to do that beach section. We messed up in two areas - we only left at low tide and should have gone sooner, and we were there at Neap tide when the tides show least variation.

Last night I watched a documentary about post war Angola, it was shot in Luanda Huambo etc. It seems there are serious challenges faced by the population all over. In cities the challenges are greatest. Like I said, I hate cities.

But Angola is a huge country, just like South Africa, the regions can be so different that it is difficult to see it as one country. We only travelled through a small part, I am sure there are many things, places and people that we missed, that is well worth seeing.


you should publish!
Your style, I found is extremely entertaining mid-way between Rudyard Kipling and the cold humor of Peter Hattaway Capstick, notably in describing the eventual and less than ideal intercourse with local wildlife.

Way to go.

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Old 05-19-2009, 06:04 AM   #1074
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i was thinking the same thing.

maybe with a bit of expansion, (i bet there are more pictures!) and i know you have more to say, but i was thinking this ONE RIDE is a coffee table book i would buy in a heartbeat.

very nice work.

Originally Posted by DakarBlues

you should publish!
Your style, I found is extremely entertaining mid-way between Rudyard Kipling and the cold humor of Peter Hattaway Capstick, notably in describing the eventual and less than ideal intercourse with local wildlife.

Way to go.

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Old 05-19-2009, 10:50 AM   #1075
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This is an awesome story and the response is just as awesome. The ride report was about 150 posts and it has generated around 1000 adulatory, "I'm not worthy!", "best RR ever!" comments. If this was a movie, it would have swept Cannes and the Oscars. This report really should be turned into a book!
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Old 06-03-2009, 03:31 PM   #1076
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Favorite line ever: When you get traction you gun it. You're gonna need the speed soon. I'll be flying at 75 km/h and feel the sand make a grab at my front wheel. Immediately I'll bang down on the seat and lock my arms straight. The next soft patch is bound to be worse and you have no way of visually identifying it, or with what tenacity it's going to grip your front wheel. Flying over the front wheel is staring you in the face (like that ugly stranger you see in the mirror when taking a piss some very late, very drunk night at some dive that you never thought you'll be caught dead in). Yeah, like that.
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Old 06-04-2009, 06:03 PM   #1077
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I had a great time reading this ,it has been great!! i lived in kenya for many years and i miss Africa badly,this was a great insight into a amazing country
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Old 06-04-2009, 06:17 PM   #1078
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Wow awesome photos and story. Glad it got brought to the top so I could find it and read it.

I wonder where that road goes?
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Old 06-04-2009, 09:10 PM   #1079
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Man that was a great fucking report.... Just brilliant.......Thanks fellas....
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Old 06-04-2009, 10:19 PM   #1080
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Read the whole thing in one sitting. I am speechless. And humbled. Wow. Thank you.
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