There is no hardpacked sand in Mozambique

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by GSGIRL, Aug 27, 2007.

  1. GSGIRL

    GSGIRL Neither here nor there

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    I learned that the hard way.
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    I am certainly one really lucky girl. Not only did I survive the sand in Mozambique, but I had the opportunity to ride an R12GS in South Africa, Mozambique and Swaziland. It was a trip of a life time. Combining my love of Africa with my love of riding and to enjoy both with my bestest friends in the world.

    It was amazing. After several trips to South Africa, this trip left me with the impression that I had really seen it for the very first time. Words cannot describe the experience and the pictures do not do it justice. But y'all have been pm'ing me and asking..."well, where is the ride report?"

    Here it is, mostly in pictures.

    Soweto:

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  2. GSGIRL

    GSGIRL Neither here nor there

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    There are certain images that will be burned in my brain forever. Mostly the children I saw and the women.

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  3. GSGIRL

    GSGIRL Neither here nor there

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    Onto the riding part....I know you boys want me to get to that.

    Here I am picking up my brand new R12GS. Red looks smashing!

    It was slightly used when I returned it. :lol3

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  4. Adios Pantalones

    Adios Pantalones AdventureDeficitDisorder

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  5. GSGIRL

    GSGIRL Neither here nor there

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    First day out after overcoming my fear of riding on the left side of the road and the Jo'Burg traffic.

    Some dirt roads that were hardpacked.

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  6. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    dude, thats amazing. Glad you made it back! Great trip. Cant wait to read.


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  7. GSGIRL

    GSGIRL Neither here nor there

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    Hi Jason :wave

    Hear you are joining Team Max at Black River stages. I may ride out to watch.
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  8. Ray of Sunshine

    Ray of Sunshine Meat Donut 2 Some

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    Nice to read this. That green flash you saw off to the Northwest was me getting jealous when CroMag told me where you were during CC07.

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  9. ian408

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    17g of piccies!

    So far, so good :thumb
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  10. GSGIRL

    GSGIRL Neither here nor there

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    Please, no poaching! I will have to come out to the left coast and kick your ass if you do!
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    GSGIRL Neither here nor there

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    Random side of the road images that are just cool.

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  12. GB

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    Grace!! it sure sounds like a trip of a lifetime!! :clap

    Let's have it!! :lurk

    and thanks for sharing :thumb
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  13. GSGIRL

    GSGIRL Neither here nor there

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    Random images take two.

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  14. GSGIRL

    GSGIRL Neither here nor there

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    This off road riding ain't so bad.

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    Of course, I had no idea what was in store for me a few days later :eek1

    To be continued...
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  15. ian408

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    Yes mam :thumb
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    kejago Kev. Haute Savoie, France

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  17. GSGIRL

    GSGIRL Neither here nor there

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    The first day into Graskop was uneventful, although riding into the mountains we encountered a lot of rain and fog which made the riding quite difficult.

    Next day, up and at em with some great riding and more beautiful scenery.

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  18. Jackhole

    Jackhole Team Blizted

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  19. Questor

    Questor More Undestructable

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    Yea GSGIRL! :clap

    Welcome back. We will all patiently wait for you to write the Ride Report of your / our dreams. :deal

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    FreeTheBeast Shunpiker

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    You are lucky to have made the trip, Grace.

    We are very fortunate for what we have in these United States. :brow

    Thanks for sharing the pics and story!

    You should head out to the Black River rally. :nod

    ~ap
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