Africa with Charley Boorman

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  1. globalpilot4

    globalpilot4 GSPilot4

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    Most ride reports tend to start out with a lot of inspiring text and a lot of beautiful, glossy photos. I thought I would change it up a bit and start with a video which offered a general overview of the ride, and then follow it up with a day by day ride report packed with excellent photos...I hope! I just recently completed a 5000 km ride through South Africa, Namibia, and Zambia with Charley Boorman. Let me just say that this trip exceeded every one of my expectations. I found Africa's landscapes stunning to the eye, it's people vibrant and welcoming, it's food diverse and exotic, and it's history fascinating and complex. I also found Charley Boorman to be surprisingly humble, an excellent rider, and a genuinely great human being who is making a living doing exactly what he wants to be doing. I have nothing even remotely bad to say about the guy after spending nearly 17 days with him in all sorts of challenging situations. His sense of humor is infectious, and his passion for motor bikes permeates every conversation. I hope you all enjoy the upcoming ride report and videos as much as I did living them.

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    New Video!

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  2. Bronco3738

    Bronco3738 Mike

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    Cool video, can't wait to see more of your trip.
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  3. oregoncoast

    oregoncoast Racing Like a Noob

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    Some really great images...however to be honest, the sustained blurred dissolve effect got a bit repetitive and distracting and I kept hoping it would just become a simple dissolve or cut with maybe a pan. However that is just my opinion, and we all know what that's worth. I look forward to more images and story from this ride :clap
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  4. redpillar

    redpillar Been here awhile

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    Excellent, I am in.
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  5. Edmond Dantès

    Edmond Dantès The Kanto Pain

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    As long as Eve doesn't make an appearance in this RR, I'm in. :clap
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  6. wolftrax

    wolftrax Been here awhile

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    I:ve been itching to go to Africa and your video didn't help. Seriously awesome vid.
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  7. far

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  8. rhino_adv

    rhino_adv Gnarly Adventurer

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    Loved the video, and Africa!
    Subscribed :lurk

    Brad
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  9. GB

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    Great video and intro :thumb

    Looking forward to more :lurk
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  10. Hypermofo

    Hypermofo Been here awhile

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    I'm really looking forward to your RR - I've been waiting to get some "first hand" intel on this trip. I've been casually considering doing it thinking it has the potential to be great but at the same time reluctant b/c for fear it would turn into a ~10k Griswold's do Africa ordeal.

    Your intro has me pumped to hear the rest!!

    HM
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  11. Lunatic

    Lunatic Dan Keyhoety

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    I'm in !!!!:norton
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  12. MIAMI

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    Must be a trip on a lifetime to do the ride with someone who has that much experience and is a cool dude to ride with.
    I am def looking forward to more tales of the bush on this trip...and, oh yeah, IF EVE ever shows up on one part of this, I will immediately unsubscribe :) --- (great point edmond)
    McGregors wife is cool, EVE, notsomuch...

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  13. bigdon

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    Me thinks you may be confused!
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  14. Mr Head

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    You had me at "Africa..."

    The video is stunning. :thumb

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  15. JaxObsessed

    JaxObsessed Jax Off again.

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    Moments ago I was watching long way down again.
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  16. lakota

    lakota Geeser

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    great video:clap
    can't wait for the ride report
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  17. VikB

    VikB Been here awhile

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    I want to see Eve on a pink G650...:evil
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  18. Manolito

    Manolito Patagonia guide

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    I envy you
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  19. adoptamutt

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    Whoa, does Ewan know that Charley is riding with someone else ? :lol3
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    drmracni Montenegro

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    just envy talking... :D
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