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Old 08-28-2009, 04:31 PM   #1096
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My father, like many other Portuguese guys of his age, fought in Angola independence war during the early 70's. Despite the sufferings of a war experience, he always talks about Angola has being an extraordinary wild country with wonderful sights and people. For me and for a lot of Portuguese of my generation, that heard all sort of stories told by Portuguese and Angolans that fled the country prior to its independence or by the soldiers that fought in the colonial war (has we call it), Angola it’s a sort of mythical and mysterious rough piece of our world. Thanks a lot for reveling part of the mystery in this truly amazing travel report! Congratulations!
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Old 09-17-2009, 09:35 AM   #1097
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thank you

thank you for
- charing with all of us the most amazing trip report i ever read!
- revealing what i already know: the angolan people are incredible!
- making me dream for all my afternoon!
- making me cry after all that!
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Old 11-15-2009, 09:04 AM   #1098
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Wicked fantastic

What a fantastic trip !
The pictures are also very beautiful.
Congratulations guys !!!
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Old 11-15-2009, 04:41 PM   #1099
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I'm glad this thread got bumped and I got a chance to read it.

Amazing stuff.
Excellent, our country is now run by folks that would allow you to smoke pot in Washington State, but not buy a Big-Gulp in New York.

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Old 11-16-2009, 08:14 AM   #1100
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I didn't write a comment until now, because I think I'm not good enough with words for it.

I had some Angolan friends while I worked in Belgrade, Serbia in 99/2000. Great people.
Thanks for your way of putting Angola on this Forum and it's readers map and mind.

Great Job

Thankyou, andreas
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Old 12-04-2009, 12:36 PM   #1101
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I just read the whole 74 pages, simply amazing
I am originally from Mozambique (me, my dad and grandfather) and know what happened in Mozambique and Angola after the 1974 coup in Portugal. I also lived in SA from 75 to 85, then left to the USA.
I would never attempt to visit a place like Angola since they were fighting until not too long ago and you guys being from SA I would think you would have problems. Just shows how amazing people can be, things change and are forgotten. I would love to one day go back and do what you guys did but along the coast of Mozambique. I still remember the beautiful beaches, I was 13 when I left, I guess it was unlucky year for me
The pictures of the country side and dirt roads bring back good memories, thanks.
I'm planning a cross country trip in 2010 from New Jersey to California and the following year a trip to Alaska. Maybe at some future date I will visit SA again and do a trip to Mozambique on a bike, that would be nice.
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Old 12-04-2009, 06:32 PM   #1102
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if it hasn't already been said..

you guys rule all.
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Old 12-17-2009, 05:30 AM   #1103
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Absolutely amazing gnarly epic trip! Fucking love this stuff! Ruler!
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Old 01-18-2010, 05:13 PM   #1104
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its january.

there are new people who need to see this.
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Old 02-07-2010, 01:12 PM   #1105
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MetalJockey, thanks for posting this thread, I think we all lived vicariously through your posts.
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Old 02-09-2010, 12:20 PM   #1106
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Thumb Truly one of the BEST RRs I've read to date!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks for the ride, the memories, and the dream of possibly doing this ride myself. The RR was absolutely amazing and I just wanted to say thanks for taking the time and effort to make it happen!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Old 02-10-2010, 01:56 AM   #1107
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Setting the bar for RR's !!!!

MetalJockey, you and your mates do us (Adventure Riders) proud... This is the most excellent RR I have yet to read.

The PDF link to the whole thing is down.. Any chance of getting it back? Please.

Also, as the grief with your 640 ADV was battery related, and seemed to disappear after you replaced it, was it worthy enough that you are still using it, or did you change mounts?

(The battery on my '03 640 ADV has proven weak this winter, so after reading Your adventure, I will replace mine before I ride halfway across the U.S. this summer!)

Thanks again for taking us along!
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Old 02-10-2010, 03:02 AM   #1108
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Just saw this RR for the first time and I'm amazed! (haven't read all the way through yet)
I've been to Angola about 6 or 8 times, and I love that country.
It's the locals that I can't stand
I always stayed up north along the coast (Luanda, Soyo, Ambriz, Cabinda) and unfortunately was never able to venture south.

Now I'm going to read the rest of the RR and feel sorry for my self that I never had the chance to do so myself.

Took me a bloody while to read the entire RR.
I'm jealous as hell.
It's amazing how the same country can give people very different impressions. Perhaps it's the fact that I was in a different area or perhaps it's the fact that I was there for work, but your impression of the locals is the exact opposite of mine (for the most parts).

Cheers for a great ride, and thanks for sharing.

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Old 02-14-2010, 08:34 AM   #1109
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Great ride report! Amazing photos.
Congratulations for your courage and your spirit of adventure.
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Old 02-14-2010, 07:02 PM   #1110
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Befokte RR, man!

I laughed, cried and thoroughly enjoyed every last word. The pics were astonishing. But you're right....the REAL story is about the PEOPLE. And you guys GOT THAT.

You guys ........LIVED that ride, and made me reassess what is real, what is important for us on this crazy blue planet. This is bucket list kinda stuff, guys.

You have no idea how much your epic trip has touched so many of us. Reminded us of our short time on this place.....and to think about our lives and our safe little worlds and the walls we build around us.

As a fellow SA'n, you made me proud....and guilty for falling into the trap of the daily grind.

I raise a CBL to all of you. THANK YOU!


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