The Wife, the Ex and the kid do Namibia

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by metaljockey, Oct 19, 2009.

  1. mrrgoncalves

    mrrgoncalves Adventurer

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    Wooow...beautiful ride!!! What a great adventure you purpose to your family. Thank you for sharing it with all off us.
    That's one of the best RR i've seen!


    thank you again!
    :clap :clap :clap
  2. Twin350p

    Twin350p Adventurer

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    wow.. great adventure!
    thanks for sharing.
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  3. Arek Kontrol

    Arek Kontrol Been here awhile

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    One word: Respect.
  4. jyew777

    jyew777 2 Wheels Only

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    This picture is beautiful on so many levels.
  5. jyew777

    jyew777 2 Wheels Only

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    I just wanted to add my comments after reading this wonderful RR

    MJ, I really admire you for bringing your family on a trip like this. I really hope I can do something similar one day. The life lessons your daughter is gaining from you will provide her with an education richer than what most urban kids will ever get.
    I can't help but think that if all kids could receive experiences like this as part of their education, may be, just maybe, the world might be a better place to live.

    Thank you so much for selflessly sharing this with us. Now I need to explain to my boss why i have not done any work for the last 2 days.
  6. savaskayan

    savaskayan Adventurer

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    This is an amazing RR,
    I envy you,
    You have a great brave hearts and good thinks family.I wish you happines and long lifes.
  7. NateLePain

    NateLePain Long timer

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    My boy and I have been riding/camping on a F650GS for the last 5 years. The bike sure gets cramped with camping gear and I've resorted to towing my bike and his(XR70 & XR80) to our base camp. He'll ride his own bike, one day and then 2-up with me, the next. It works out great but it doesn't lend itself to stories like yours. Thanks for sharing your reports. Good stuff for sure...

    nlp
  8. dustyrider

    dustyrider dirt is good for you

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    Okay, I know this is an old thread, but every couple of years I somehow stumble into it and I am enthralled again. I just read it once more and I am as amazed by the poetry of the language as I am by the beautiful photography. It brings tears to my eyes. Absolutely wonderful.

    Thank you, again metaljockey, Tharina and Peanut.
    Ps. You can't have too many photographs, sunset or otherwise!
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  9. _cy_

    _cy_ Long timer

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    wow .. what a nice RR .. the only one on Adv that I've seen so far with a complete family along.
  10. simonpig

    simonpig droppin' jewels

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    Love this ride report - fantastic writing and riding. Great job taking your family through the bush. That takes a lot of balls on both you and your wife's part … a lot of trust and solidarity there. Congratulations.
  11. CatTomb

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    Fantastic ride report and what a fabulous bunch of photos. I have two grown girls and we did a lot of exploring around the Southwestern United States.

    I never thought what we did as a family was tame until I read about your travels.

    Well done!

    :clap:clap:clap
  12. Domiken

    Domiken Been here awhile

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    Great report!! :clap. Wife will like this one!
  13. plutonic

    plutonic Outsider

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    What can I say wasn't said before? Thank you for sharing this superb journey.
  14. AIR_

    AIR_ Gebze Motosiklet Klb

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    :eek1 Perfect..

    thank you for share.. :clap
  15. txplants

    txplants Pastafarian

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    ...made my day! Thank you!
  16. advrockrider

    advrockrider Been here awhile

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    I just finished reading this RR. The memories your little girl will have are epic! If you don't have one of those corny dad of the year shirts, you should! Pictures were just awesome. Thanks
  17. JoeMongo

    JoeMongo ¿Por dónde?

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    That has to be one of the best family vacations stories ever told! Thank you sir!
  18. JimmyMoped

    JimmyMoped Yes, I ride a moped.

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    I've never really been on this forum before, but someone from Reddit linked to this thread after a question about riding with kids on the back..

    Little did I know I was going to read one of the most inspiring stories ever!! Seriously, you will probably never realize how much you affect and inspire my life after reading this epic tale. You are pioneering for us a little less adventurous who would love to do such a thing but are unsure if it's possible. You paved the road for us: it absolutely is possible! And what an adventure it will be..

    Thanks again, for showing us what we can get out of our lives.
  19. Trane Francks

    Trane Francks Been here awhile

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    I thought Angola and Goat Meat were good. This surpasses all possible expectations. I laughed, smiled, gasped and shed a tear.

    Bloody hell, I want to visit the continent!
  20. hummel

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    Just discovered this and very much enjoyed reading this report,with its slightly different slant of the family being the trip.

    As has been already said a few times what a great life experience for you all.