Goat meat, good friends and riverbeds

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by metaljockey, Apr 27, 2006.

  1. Clansters

    Clansters Tour Aegea

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    I am new to this web sight so I try to go through things as fast as possible to keep up and while wandering at my office I came accross to this thread. I was about to leave for home so I mailed the link to my inbox just because that I can go on with my reading with no time lost.:clap
    Very delicious report!!
    And about the bash plate ::rofl I see that GS works all ways :deal
    Maybe new models will have parts that we can cool drinks :freaky
    Congrats and thanks :clap
  2. Brink

    Brink Been here awhile

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    Africa Rocks

    Second read of the RR made me decide to start planning again this week - Hell I miss Namibia and the people.
  3. GStry

    GStry Adventurer

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    That was incredible :clap :clap :clap Thanks
  4. sstack

    sstack n00b

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    OUT FUCKING STANDING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Everything about your RR is much appreciated.
  5. obee1

    obee1 riding is better

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    if you're ever in western canada I'm buying the beers if you'll tell the stories.
    you should do this for a living. on tv maybe. i'm reading all your ride reports.
  6. DakarBlues

    DakarBlues One-everythinged man

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    MJ, Pegpacker should give you some royalties :)
  7. cgwt

    cgwt Been here awhile

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    Thank you for posting all your reports and pix. Currently in texas and reading about SWA again and all the images, beckons of me the question, to wait till I get through this drawn out green card application (nearly 7 years in the making) or go back to what I really love.
    I'm truly nailed to the laptop screen reading the RR's and thoroughly enjoying it.
    Once you have experienced SWA it is just in you.
    Boet, u'r screwing with my mind!! .... :freaky

    Also, y'all shows the whole darn world that u don't need the latest and greatest most expensive equipment to go to where there is tranquility for the soul!!:clap
  8. Mad Milo

    Mad Milo n00b

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    Thank you for sharing your Adventure with us. After reading and viewing your pictures its all i've thought about all day.:1drink
  9. balloonman

    balloonman Been here awhile

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    Yes I enjoyed your ride photos and report. The ride with your wife and peanut was even more fun. Thanks again for this African adventure. Tom
  10. carmima

    carmima All Orange :-)

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    having just read your report 'the wife, the ex and the kid' and your mention of this ride, I went searching and was rewarded with having just enjoyed another great RR

    thanks mate :thumb

    PS - loved your Angola report as well...cheers
  11. Old Baldy

    Old Baldy Sneaky Slow

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    As a South African motorcyclist myself, living in the USA for 11 years now, and having never taken advantage of riding those stunning parts of Southern Africa, I feel both disheartened that I'll likely never see these parts of my Motherland like this, but also incredibly lucky and enheartened by being able to enjoy the area though your fantastic Ride Reports.

    You guys clearly KNOW what life is about. What is important to experience. Too many of us don't. Thank you for taking the time and effort to put all of this together and reminding us about the things we should NOT delay. It's easy for us to say, "Man, you're so LUCKY!" when reading these adventures. Well....you guys clearly know how to make your own "luck." It takes some significant effort and commitment. Too many of us tend to shy away from this effort....because it's hard.

    You guys prove that it's all about making the conscious decision to ACT...and to DO IT...and this is what leads to these types of wonderful memories.

    Thank you, Metaljockey, Nardus and Hennie for these reports. They are so much more than just great pics and writing. They are flirting with the much deeper aspect of the "meaning of life..." and they make we question myself whether I have the balls to take similar action and just DO IT!

    You guys ROCK. Respek, manne!

    OB
  12. Goldie05

    Goldie05 Fast George

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    This site is such a time waister :D in a good way of course :D
    I found this thread while looking for S African reports and couldn't stop reading it until the last page including all the comments from everyone else.
    I too lived in SA but left before doing any adventure riding, did have an Yamaha XT250 and had lots of fun running around the Kempton Park area, east of Johannesburg :D
    Now I'm into adventure riding and the bug is into me, will be stronger next year after I get my Super Tenere :clap:D

    But this line is the best and will stay with me, I'm also trying to add to my pension :D

    It's my pension. Every trip is another deposit in my memory pension. I'm gonna have a wonderful old age. This trip report will be part of it.


  13. Albedo

    Albedo n00b

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    I really enjoyed reading all that. As we could say in french " Enorme, c'est du lourd, génial"
  14. roadcapDen

    roadcapDen Adventurer

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    Had to read this to get the "goat" meaning from the Angola RR, beaut' & F'n A!
  15. BDG

    BDG Long timer

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    Stayed there in 2008 on a trip and remember having lots of ice cold beer in that bar, great place and great trip.

    Loving reading the ride report on a crappy cold night in England with a hangover from last nights works Christmas party. Wanna go back to Namibia, great place
  16. Sandino

    Sandino Been here awhile

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    My mate, just amazing post. Thanks and cheers :freaky
  17. Kalahari Surfer

    Kalahari Surfer n00b

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    The bug has well and truly bitten! And we're not talking tsetse fly...

    Thanks Metal Jockey for this most insightful and enjoyable read. This has marked down on the todo list
  18. Bucko

    Bucko In a parallel world

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    Rock on, MJ. Outstanding journey and even better write-up. You really put the adventure in adventure touring. :nod

    I've never put it into words, but this quote explains why I still ride with the same guys I did when I was a teenager (and we're all 50+), "Once you know how someone is put together, your expectations of him adapt thereto, and you cannot be disappointed as long as he acts in character." Plus...we all like to drink :1drink

    Thank you for sharing your part of the world and your thoughts on life.
  19. Trane Francks

    Trane Francks Been here awhile

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    Another year, another bump of an epic RR.
  20. twinie

    twinie Been here awhile

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    What a continent...