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Old 01-23-2011, 10:16 AM   #1141
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Indeed.
I love picking back through this thread.
Truly great stuff.
True. You can never get enough of this. One of the best longs i've ever read... so well written as if you've gone through the experience yourself
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Old 02-09-2011, 03:58 PM   #1142
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This report will never die.
Better then your fisherman, you hook at once.
Courage, adventure, good will and so much to find in a wonderfull land.
You've got it hall and we have got food for our dreams. And that's a lot.
Many thanks.
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Old 02-10-2011, 12:13 PM   #1143
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yeah, one of the best rr`s ever!!!!!!!
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Old 02-10-2011, 01:36 PM   #1144
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Over a million views, it still has all the magig that put a lump in my throat the first time.
I was in Angola in 1981...... looking back, as mentioned elsewhere before.... WHY ?

This report has a way of grounding one again.
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Old 02-10-2011, 05:17 PM   #1145
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Thank you for sharing this ride report. This one and "India and Nepal with 200cc" are two of my favorite ride reports in a long time. Magic.

Somehow I have got to figure out a way to earn enough money to take a year off. (And convince my wife to look after the kids for a little while with out me. )
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Old 02-10-2011, 07:13 PM   #1146
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Well, I am a noob and appreciate the bump. Amazing! The text is great and the pictures are just incredible. We're not in Kansas any more!
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Old 02-11-2011, 05:13 AM   #1147
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Well, I am a noob and appreciate the bump. Amazing! The text is great and the pictures are just incredible. We're not in Kansas any more!
Metaljockey is a hero on this forum ................ ALL his ride reports are freaking excellent. Actually he is so super cool that if you wanted to rate a ride report, 5 stars its a "metaljockey" ..... check your rate meter and see for yourself.
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Old 02-15-2011, 08:23 AM   #1148
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I've just discovered this topic and read it today. Very interesting
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Old 02-15-2011, 08:40 AM   #1149
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This is still the greatest thread on Advrider - or on any board. So many things coming together - almost providence like.

What I really really like is that this thread - aside from the great riding, photo's, narrative, is that its about Redemption - which is why a lot of people here ride bikes.

Life wins over the Doodsekker - Life wins over the destruction visitted on Angola by the military - Life wins over the destruction visitted on lives by a dodgy or destructive past. Put simply - Life is precious and Life wins.

I don't know if anyone is clever enough to get the BBC Iplayer outside of the UK - but the Chinese are reconstructing Angola - and this is well worth watching

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode...ing_Episode_1/
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Old 02-25-2011, 07:43 PM   #1150
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I can't believe I just found this thread.. Actually I found it three days ago, it took me that long to get through it..
I really have to agree, "best RR ever."
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Old 02-26-2011, 08:03 PM   #1151
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Angola, it's not like they said.

In the end, every one of us felt the same way, we came to experience wild Africa, and what we found was people. Every one a pleasure to meet, every one welcoming us with open arms, every one with a smile, all willing to go out of their way to make our lives easier.

For us this trip was about the people.




Angola - it's just not the way they said it would be.


Just found this RR today. Couldn't walk away. Your conclusion is.. well.. I just don't have the words. Thank you sir for sharing.
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Old 05-10-2011, 08:23 PM   #1152
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just got through reading this RR for the second time; I am more blown away now than when I originally saw it... it doesn't get any better
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Old 05-28-2011, 09:34 AM   #1153
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a lot of thanks

a lot of thanks guys for sharing this rr of yours, read in a few hours with a great pleasure !!! ride the world ......
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Old 06-12-2011, 04:40 PM   #1154
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Thumb bump !

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bump to the top for the n00bs-this shit never gets old
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Old 08-01-2011, 04:04 AM   #1155
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Thank you for sharing this marvelous story, pics and all.
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