Angola, it's not like they said.

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

  1. haggeo

    haggeo Been here awhile

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    love this ride 2nd time reading it and i really appreciate the links to the single posts :clap
  2. mickshere

    mickshere Adventurer

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    outstanding guys
  3. NCD

    NCD Dirty Hairy

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    This was the first RR I ever read on ADV. I had just bought a Dakar like Michnus was riding, and daydreamed all winter reading this until I could ride it!

    I saw it pop back up and had to read it again!
  4. Dkizerian

    Dkizerian Honky Lips

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    I just read this for the first time! 7 years later and this is still a timeless Story!

    Thank you for sharing it!
  5. lightfighter

    lightfighter where does this go?

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    Bump.
  6. erohver

    erohver Been here awhile

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    I just found this RR last night, what an amazing trip! Thanks for all of it!
  7. CatchMe1

    CatchMe1 n00b

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    Respect for that journey...
  8. Stanga

    Stanga n00b

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    Absolutely incredible. I loved this and your Namibia TR, thanks for doing it.
  9. raj914

    raj914 Short Timer

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    Absolutely an Adventure :thumb
  10. Airguitar

    Airguitar Thumpin'!!

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    I think I've read this ride report 5 times minimum.
    I don't believe I'll ever see anything like it again. Ever.
    Respect.
  11. OscarCharlie

    OscarCharlie Adventurer

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    Probably THE greatest RR I ever read on ADVrider, and there is some VERY stiff competition here.
  12. Flat_Out

    Flat_Out Adventurer

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    Find out this RR only yesterday and i am glued... until the end of it i will read nothing else.

    Fabulous!
  13. linkweewee

    linkweewee tantum quantum

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    Ttt
  14. juno

    juno Long timer

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    Several years ago someone sent me a link to this Ride Report. Metaljockey and his cronies blew my mind with their adventures! I have been hooked ever since and have many hours of enjoyable reading and down right awe of the folks riding africa, asia, middle east, hell, the world.
    So I think it is only fitting that I make my first post on this report.

    Now I am ready to jump in with the inmates and share my appreciation for what you folks are doing and start asking some Q's as I wean myself back off the heavy metal and get back into some adventure!
  15. thierry01

    thierry01 n00b

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    looking for infos on this area, trabvelled by bike,

    i just found your posts and cools contents someone sure you can give me the right info i m lioiking for

    ive been travelling in angola as well with my unimog couples of years ago - and travels very often off road with my adv 640 in kaokoland.

    i wants to go back to angola with my 640 adv more or less the same route

    first, dont find what period of the year you did it and how many days was your trip. can you tell me?

    as well i m wondering about petrol range beetween bikes - my 640 makes 20km/l ( i ll say travelling off road in kaokoland for exemple, if i m very light on throttle ) but with my adv 950 ( i ve one as well, ) i make a 15km/l so with the 26l of the 640, i cover over 500km and with the 22 l of the 950 330km

    if you took 56l of petrol on your 640 you can make 1100km, but the 950 only make 800.

    at the end how many kils did you make without refueling?

    that wil help for my setup! and i dont want to take useless petrol quantity!

    and i ll go with 2 others 640 to better organize spares , loads.
  16. Wings

    Wings marmaduked

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    Best Ride Report in '07, still the best going into 2015 :wings
  17. twinie

    twinie Been here awhile

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    Wow!
  18. Te Hopo

    Te Hopo AKA Deanohit

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    Just gone back and reread this RR for the 6th time, still freaking epic man :clap
  19. MotoLifeChallenge

    MotoLifeChallenge Future Traveler

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    I am glad Te Hopo commented today because it put the ride report at the top of the list and I saw it. What an amazing trip.

    I have yet to take my 1st trip, but I hope to hell it is as wonderful as yours.
  20. longrides1

    longrides1 Been here awhile

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    Epic RR.