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Old 02-16-2011, 07:08 AM   #826
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Have a safe voyage Jay.
Will be looking forward to hearing from you around Ides of March.
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Old 02-16-2011, 07:25 AM   #827
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Sounds like a fun new part of the adventure. Can't wait for the Africa leg.
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Old 02-16-2011, 09:24 AM   #828
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Calm waters and following seas to you my friend. Thanks for taking us along.
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Old 02-16-2011, 11:08 AM   #829
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Bon Voyage...

May you have fair winds and following seas. Can't wait for more. Looking forward to Africa.
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Old 02-23-2011, 10:48 AM   #830
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Hello from Rio!
It's been about 7 days on board and things are going well. Got down for the afternoon to find some internet. Heard things are going crazy in north Africa and Morocco :/
8 other passengers mostly overland travelers, so good company. Lots of food but strict schedule for meals. Every meal, pasta, fish, beef and wine . Going to gain weight for sure. Cabin is spacious and enjoying the first dose of privacy in a long while. Also, the top deck of the ship is open and lots of space to walk around and take in the ocean views and stars. From here, it's a 7 day stretch across the Atlantic to Dakar and then up to Hamburg.
Working on all the pictures and videos
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Old 02-24-2011, 02:26 PM   #831
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Very Nice!

Enjoy the peace of the boat - hoping you have a calm journey.

Don't forget to exercise, that is, if you can fit it in the small bit of free time you'll have on the ship...

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Old 03-04-2011, 07:53 AM   #832
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Thumb Hey Jammin! Hello from Canada.

Hey Jammin! Hello from Canada.
Just discovered your report , looks like you have info on a lot of the same terrain I want to cover next year. Thanks for reporting.
I want to review the report & will be reading along from here.

Buene Seurte, Vaya con Dios mi Amigo EH!
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Old 03-04-2011, 09:36 AM   #833
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Happy anniversary jay!!

Hi Jay,
A year ago today you started this thread. CONGRATULATIONS on your great achievement so far. I've been following along and have made your Chicken Curry and enjoyed the adventure.

I'm always amazed at the quality of your blogs,web site and updates - truly a professional presentation and very well organised - and all from the back of a bike.

I notice that you are currently about 3 months behind your weather tracking schedule you set yourself on page 1. That could put you in S.Africa in winter (Winter = dry and frosty in Jo'burg // VERY WET and WINDY in Capetown). There is a huge dualsport community in S.A. so you will be in good hands.

A very different African adventure awaits you - where posted speed limits are treated as a suggestion, and road signs are often used as target practice and are full of bullet holes and there is no wrong side of the road.
Security in Africa is also a big issue - I may be stating the obvious here but your senses need to be constantly tuned to ALERT mode.

Drive safely and have your wits about you!! Thanks for taking us all along!!!! Here's wishing you the best for the next years installment - we'll all be following your epic trip closely.

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Old 03-04-2011, 11:09 PM   #834
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Sounds like a good idea but alas I'm not going back up north. Taking a boat to Europe in a few days

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Question about fuel: There's no restriction on how much gasoline there has to be in the fuel tank when I ride the bike into the Grimaldi ship and with trying to reduce the cost of riding across Europe, I'd like to know if I should fill up my 40 litre tank here in Argentina where petrol is $1.05/lt ($3.97/gal) compared to almost double the price in Germany at $1.96/lt ($7.43/gal)

Would the fuel go bad in the 3 weeks that it takes for the journey? It is the DR after all and I think it wont matter but just want to see what you think


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Old 03-06-2011, 03:17 AM   #835
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Hello from Dakar. We pulled into port this morning and only have a couple hours on shore. Ship journey is going well. Working on all the photos and videos from the past three months. They're stuffing us like pigs, but playing table tennis to keep in shape, hehe. Another 10 days to Hamburg. It's getting colder...
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Old 03-06-2011, 03:24 AM   #836
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A very different African adventure awaits you - where posted speed limits are treated as a suggestion, and road signs are often used as target practice and are full of bullet holes and there is no wrong side of the road.
Sounds just like quite a few countries in South America. I knew I would get along well in a country when I saw all the road signs riddled with bullet holes.


Have you figured out a route through north Africa yet? Would be an interesting time to go through, if you can get through.

Greetings from Guyana!
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Old 03-06-2011, 03:45 AM   #837
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If they have table tennis a month will go by too fast.

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Old 03-06-2011, 10:54 AM   #838
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Hi Jay,
Could you have departed in Dakar & if so why not? Just asking for interest?
I like the idea of Rio to Dakar.
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Old 03-15-2011, 03:53 AM   #839
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Back on teirra firma Rolled off the ship and thru customs this morning, but they didn't know what to do with me, so they just let me thru, with no paperwork...?

Meeting up with local bikers from the NortTwin club, to mount a new tire, then heading to Paris.
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Old 03-15-2011, 04:35 AM   #840
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Welcome back to dry land!

I finally finished reading through the American part of the trip and you've done an amazing job keeping things documented and sharing your experiences. THANK YOU! I look forward to reading more about your take on things.

Good luck, Jay!

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