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Old 10-24-2009, 02:23 AM   #106
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Another superb ride report - thanks for sharing
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Old 10-24-2009, 08:50 AM   #107
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Thanks for another great ride report. I just got caught up on this one and will follow it to the end. good luck and have fun with the family.
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Old 10-24-2009, 10:12 AM   #108
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As usual for you, your Africa trips astound me. But even more than that, the family photos make me smile. Great job.
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Old 10-24-2009, 01:24 PM   #109
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Laugh Ongongo !!!!!!!!!!!

Almost paradise. To be there is one thing but to share it as a family........

Oh and waiting for elephants to move!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Lets ride !
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They just stand back and let it all be." Springsteen
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Old 10-24-2009, 02:58 PM   #110
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Showed my little boy this report, standing to one side and watching as he kneeled on the chair and scrolled down the first page.

'Dad! There's a little kid on a bike like yours!'

'I know. She's a little girl, her name is Peanut, and that is her Dad riding the bike. It's a bit different, but yes, it is quite like mine'

More thoughtful scrolling.

'Dad, do you think we can we go on a trip like that?'

'We sure can. Might not be any elephants where we go, though'

So thank you, MJ. That's another eager recruit to the league of AdvKids!
Pretty soon I knew the tune,
And we sat and sang under the Moon
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Old 10-24-2009, 10:21 PM   #111
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Fantastic! This RR just keeps getting better.
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Old 10-25-2009, 12:19 AM   #112
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Old 10-25-2009, 12:37 AM   #113
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Thanks for sharing.

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Old 10-25-2009, 04:19 AM   #114
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Thanks for bringingus on your adventure

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Old 10-25-2009, 04:43 AM   #115
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Fantastic! It looks to be the most perfect ride ever.
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Old 10-25-2009, 05:13 AM   #116
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YOu just made me decide where I want to ride at, one day I'll go and do the trail and ride that you have done.

Thank you :)
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Old 10-25-2009, 05:26 AM   #117
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That snake you saw is quite common. You would have probably heard of it by another name: Rinkhals. Quite interesting is they look different depending on which area the live in
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Old 10-25-2009, 05:57 AM   #118
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I can't explain how envious I am of you. Namibia is stunning. Thanks for bringing us along.

By the way, this is the best bit of writing (and perspective) that I have read here in a while:

"I ride at her 4 o’clock and I get too clear a view of the DRZ repeatedly getting out of shape at 100km/h. When it starts going ape shit she jumps up on the pegs and gasses it. That’s right and that’s how I taught her but it’s not a good thing to watch in real time. I pull her over and we turn the damper up. It looks like it is a little better but this road is not nice, and Tharina is not fresh and perky. When she hits those sand ridges combined with heavy corrugation especially, the bike just gets violently out of shape.

Watching her ride turns into an ordeal for me. I know that if she goes down at this speed on this road, she’s gonna get hurt properly, braking bones and shit. Twice I feel the adrenaline shooting into my scalp when I think she's going down, but she rides the throttle hard and long, and she pulls it through.

But the reality of it is, that this is what I expect of her every time I go away on a trip. She sits at home not knowing if I’m going to come back happy, broken or not at all. And this is her choice, she wanted to do this trip, she is a grown woman who knows the risk and accepts it. I should respect that. So for my own sanity I fall back a kilometer or two. Not having to see it makes it easier."
A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving. ~Lao Tzu
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Old 10-25-2009, 09:21 AM   #119
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Originally Posted by metaljockey
Let me give you some springbok fighting tips.

Excellent stuff! Very beautiful part of the world - and your photos are amazing.
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Old 10-25-2009, 10:47 AM   #120
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I'm speechless...
Congrats for all trio ;)
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