Angola, it's not like they said.

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by metaljockey, Sep 23, 2007.

  1. Narri

    Narri Unlimited

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    Hi MJ, as one of the priviledged comrades, thank you for the effort and time for putting this incredible journey into this even more incredible ride report !!

    I think, I think, MJ would not have gone to these lengths if it wasn't for all you crazy motherf*krs encouraging him to carry on !!!! So, a special thanks to YOOUUU ALLLLLL.

    Safe journeys - LOVE :wink:
  2. NJCapoRider

    NJCapoRider Been here awhile

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    A very powerful report and story ... raised the bar for sure. Thank you very much for sharing. Be safe.

    Wayne
  3. dceggert

    dceggert Been here awhile

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    LOL...in process. I have hit a technical snag unforseen earlier in the week which has somewhat delayed my efforts....the boss wants me to do some work! Can you imagine?

    Lunch time will be fun again as I mentally travel to Africa again....
  4. All4Fun

    All4Fun Let the good times roll!

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    Thanks for a great adventure - Well done, gents!!!:clap :clap :clap
  5. dceggert

    dceggert Been here awhile

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    To MJ, his pardners, and to all,

    First, I concur that this was a great adventure. Sooooo, when do you guys start the adventure touring company to show some of us armchair riders some of the back areas of Africa?

    LOL...

    Here is a takeaway that I am not sure anyone else has noticed or not, but...and I qualify this to say that I am NOT a dentist.....look at all the teeth in the smiling people shots. What the heck, they all look perfect! Unbelievable.... Diet? Genetics? WOW...
  6. Rubber Cow

    Rubber Cow GS Dork

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    Yep, no English genes.....:D






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  7. achesley

    achesley Old Motorcyclist

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    I was in Nigeria for a bit and was frowned upon for eating sweets by the people there They are really concerned about proper diet ( no sweets ) for their teeth. Very few of them on our drilling rig would touch sweets. I heard " Don't you love your teeth" when walking about with a candy bar every once in awhile/
  8. WildHorseRider

    WildHorseRider Adventurer

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    Hat off and standing ovation to you guys. This more than an exceptional adventure: it is a hymn to life and what you may achieve and discover when living fully...
  9. strikingviking

    strikingviking Long timer

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    Amigos--The word Angola in your title caught my eye enough times to finally sit down and read your entire thread. Holy fuck! In Mexico we'd describe you guys as having cajones grandes. What can I say? Killer content--phenomenal photos, suspenseful, trailblazing, great story telling and most important, the team spirit. This needs to be published.:bow :bow :bow :bow :bow :bow :bow :bow :bow
  10. claudio17

    claudio17 Been here awhile

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    Thank you!!!

    where's the next one??:ear
  11. strikingviking

    strikingviking Long timer

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    Heading downtown tonight for the five-dollar lap-dances.:evil
  12. ERIC DN

    ERIC DN Been here awhile

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  13. Cara Pálida

    Cara Pálida Been here awhile

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    Yes!
    Thanks!

    Abraços,
    PGF
  14. Chico

    Chico Thief and Saboteur

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    Not like it hasn't already been said but, this is the best ride report I have ever read. PERIOD.
    Thanks for sharing and happy travels!
  15. captain crunch

    captain crunch huckleberry

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    Is it really over ? :cry
  16. E-man

    E-man 4-4-09, 12-6-09, 1-13-10

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    MJ and CREW,

    Thank you for taking us on a truly EPIC adventure...

    May you and your crew have many more epics {and soon please} and post them here.

    You can and should start an adventure tour company in S. Africa.


    Congrats to the Angola Crew...:clap :clap :clap
  17. grizz

    grizz Been here awhile

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    How many times can one repeat it, and still mean it from the depth of your heart ??

    Thank you to the team who did the ride and shared it through the narative of MJ.

    Amazing what a positive atitude and a smile can do.

    Thanks again.
  18. canpile

    canpile Trail User

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    Wow!! :clap I've only made it to page 31, an hour has passed, and I left the water running in the back yard!!! Thanks soooooo much for this epic report!!!
  19. acidinmylegs

    acidinmylegs 2-wheels good

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    By far the best report I've read. Thanks for sharing.
  20. NomadRip

    NomadRip Always a n00b

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    I was pointed to this forum to take a peek at this thread. That was about page 30 or so, and I have been checking it daily, several times a day, waiting to hear more. Had I found it only today, I would have read right through it in one sitting. As it was, while waiting for MJ to add more, I looked at other ride reports and threads (and re-checking this one), and ended up staying. I didn't want to "interrupt", but I know you wanted feedback, so now that you're done...

    I find myself looking at your adventures and wondering why I have put so much (any) emphasis on the things I have always felt were somehow important, and finding more things that truly are not that.

    Thank you so much for living your life like that, and sharing it with us.