Angola, it's not like they said.

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

  1. Adios Pantalones

    Adios Pantalones AdventureDeficitDisorder

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    Glad you turned up today mate. I've been away from bikes and advrider for several years. Got another bike recently and came sniffing back around...

    Wonder if that metaljockey guy is still writing?

    Yip!

    I first read your Angola story as you posted it. In the years since, I have either told, or heard, this story around campfires and in pubs from Baja to Canada and from the Pacific to Atlantic.

    I hope you know what an impact your writing has made in this world. Carry on!
  2. LaOutbackTrail

    LaOutbackTrail Certified Smartass

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    +1 amigo.

    MJ, you're the man. Every ride report you've posted has been riveting. True adventure spirit.

    Ok, now that I've got the grab assin and butt kissin out of the way, let's hear some more Metal Jockey goodness!
  3. lentil

    lentil All round nice guy Super Moderator

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    5 or 6 years of reading and this thread never gets old

    again thanks for taking the time to share a great journey
  4. Gunslinger1

    Gunslinger1 GIVE'R

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    At one time there were many threads rated 5 star................since they use Metaljockey as the 5 star standard they are far and few between. MJ's ride reports are defining.........:deal............can't wait for more...:clap..........
  5. Greg MacD

    Greg MacD Been here awhile

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    Great reading, I read the entire post twice just to make sure I did not miss anything.

    I have never had the chance to see the main land of Africa (made is to the Cape Verde islands), but my father lived in South Africa for many years before making it to the USA back in 1959, he then again moved to Nigeria around 1989 and lived there for a few years prior to his death in 1994. I never truly understood his obsession with Africa, after reading this, I am starting to understand the draw to this magical place, thanks for helping me open my eyes!
  6. young1

    young1 Been here awhile

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    For those that have not read this, enjoy!
  7. ADV Fool

    ADV Fool Been here awhile

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    This is a GREAT read.
  8. ullukk

    ullukk Been here awhile

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    I only found this thread today, i'm a few years late but excellent stuff!!
  9. Pickup man

    Pickup man Been here awhile

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    One of my all time favorite RRs !!
  10. Joke

    Joke n00b

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    Wow! What a ride! I had to take several breaks just to settle down after reading certain sections, like the rocks, did I say rocks? And the ride along the ocean - whew! Good Job Mates.

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  11. bens109

    bens109 Adventurer

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    Truly amazing. The more I read about other people's experiences in Africa the more I am drawn there. I hope one day to be able to experience it by motorcycle
  12. zwild

    zwild Adventurer

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    I absolutley love this RR. Someones missing the boat, could be a great movie. Come on Ron Howard.
  13. Clansters

    Clansters Tour Aegea

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    You guys are great. I keep reading your story over and over again and I never get tired of it. On the contrary it gets better every time. Don't you have any new stuf coming?? :ear:ear
  14. Explorator

    Explorator Adventurer, Explorer

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    Thank you for this amazingly personal, informative, and at times suspenseful story. What an eye opener, in so many ways.
  15. The Toecutter

    The Toecutter Adventurer

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    Wow!
  16. Bluebone

    Bluebone straight to hell

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    this threads 6 years old and still going strong!!!:freaky
  17. vidd

    vidd how was your lamb?

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    I dont know why or how this was removed from my thread subscription lists. A little google and I subscribed again. and BUMP! :freaky
  18. Ravenslair

    Ravenslair Been here awhile

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    Spent most of the day reading this RR. Amazing!
  19. LaOutbackTrail

    LaOutbackTrail Certified Smartass

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    We're researching the idea of moving to southern Africa, so what better way to whet my appetite than to read back through all of Fred's RRs??? This one is my favorite RR ever.
  20. Dan Diego

    Dan Diego Long timer

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    My all-time favorite ride report and the one I always send my friends to get them hooked on ADV.

    Just remarkable stuff.