Africa 2010

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  1. Motoaxe

    Motoaxe Doctor of Misfortune

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    Picture of Peters bike infront of the cleanest salt free water it'll be likely to see for a while!


    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/qgW8L_jgWhgrVTV9k3whiA?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/_0Nnoesz7gYo/TDzGYcimTzI/AAAAAAAAARw/9BQyAM0BzcU/s800/KTM990.jpg" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/rmcintyredl650/WestBikeTrip2008?feat=embedwebsite">West Bike Trip 2008</a></td></tr></table>
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  2. kneeslider

    kneeslider Insufficient privileges!

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    Bon Chance, safe travels & smooth riding!

    I for one was very happy to leave Africa, but then I lived there.

    Like many other places, interesting to visit, but not to live!
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  3. safarigary

    safarigary safari ngima

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    Where in Africa did you live and how long since you have been back
    Cheers
    Gary
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  4. kneeslider

    kneeslider Insufficient privileges!

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    Morocco, left in December after one year!

    Interesting to visit, but did not like living there.

    Spent time in Tanzania back in '99, interesting to visit, but...well you catch my drift!

    Briefly in Somalia in '93, now that place sucks!
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  5. safarigary

    safarigary safari ngima

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    Just a quick update....our containers sailed on time Sunday the 18th en route to Antwerp connecting to South Africa. I am so glad we moved the load date up by 10 days as we may have had to show up enforce to take on a few longshoremen who plan to strike tomorrow. The score now is bikers 1.....strikers 0 at half time. :wings


    We will keep you posted in about 10 days to how we make out in Antwerp with our connection.
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  6. safarigary

    safarigary safari ngima

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    Gillie sent these over from a past trip and wished everyone a great time and hopes to meet us when we are in Harties on the 9th and 10th of October.

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  7. safarigary

    safarigary safari ngima

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  8. safarigary

    safarigary safari ngima

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    Thanks Gillie, look forward to seeing you in October

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  9. safarigary

    safarigary safari ngima

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    As this is generating some interest here is the trip routing for this 38 day tour, I cannot wait for this to start, tried to measure this on the WOW scale but the scale freaked out. Get your popcorn ready and wait for the show to begin:lurk

    Sept 11 Depart <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:smarttags" /><st1:City><st1:place>Toronto</st1:place></st1:City><?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
    Sept 12 Arrive <st1:City><st1:place>Cape Town</st1:place></st1:City> <o:p></o:p>
    Sept 13/14/15 <st1:City><st1:place>Cape Town</st1:place></st1:City> lodge<o:p></o:p>
    Sept 16 Port Nolloth Namaqualand
    Sept 17/18 Ai Ais Hot Springs <st1:country-region><st1:place>Namibia</st1:place></st1:country-region>
    Sept 19/20 Aus Namibia
    Sept 21/22 Sossusvlei <st1:country-region><st1:place>Namibia</st1:place></st1:country-region>
    Sept 23/24 Swakopmund <st1:country-region><st1:place>Namibia</st1:place></st1:country-region>
    Sept 25/26 Damaraland <st1:country-region><st1:place>Namibia</st1:place></st1:country-region>
    Sept 27/28/29 Etosha National Park
    Sept 30 Rundu <st1:country-region><st1:place>Namibia</st1:place></st1:country-region>
    Oct 01 Divindu <st1:country-region><st1:place>Namibia</st1:place></st1:country-region>
    Oct 02/03/04 Livingstone Zambia
    Oct 05/06/ Kasane Botswana
    Oct 07 Nata <st1:country-region><st1:place>Botswana</st1:place></st1:country-region>
    Oct 08 Martinsdrift South Africa <o:p></o:p>
    Oct 09/10 Hardebeest Port Dam
    Oct 11 <st1:City><st1:place>Bloemfontein</st1:place></st1:City><st1:country-region><st1:place>South Africa</st1:place></st1:country-region>
    Oct 12 Craddock South <st1:place>Africa</st1:place>
    Oct 13 <st1:place><st1:placeName>Jeffries</st1:placeName><st1:placeType>Bay</st1:placeType></st1:place>
    Oct 14 <st1:place><st1:placeName>Plettenberg</st1:placeName><st1:placeType>Bay</st1:placeType></st1:place>
    Oct 15/16 <st1:place><st1:placeName>Tsitiskama</st1:placeName><st1:placeType>Forest</st1:placeType></st1:place>
    Oct 17 Oudtshoorn
    Oct 18 <st1:City><st1:place>Cape Town</st1:place></st1:City> Lodge<o:p></o:p>
    Oct 19 Flight home<o:p></o:p>
    Oct 20 Arrive Home<o:p></o:p>
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  10. waterlilly

    waterlilly No Agenda World Tour

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    :rayof let the ride begin please I can't wait much more.....:D
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  11. ind500

    ind500 n00b

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    I managed to tear the cartlege in my left knee on the weekend. Hoping for an MRI this week then press for a quick fix. What could possibly go wrong?
    Peter
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  12. safarigary

    safarigary safari ngima

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    Hey Peter now that is an unpleasant weekend, your timing is not the greatest now is it? As always it was great chatting with you and Anne, sounds like your spirits will overcome all, keep us posted on the progress. Anything we can do we will.

    Cheers
    Gary
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  13. Bob Cayjun

    Bob Cayjun Adventurer

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  14. waterlilly

    waterlilly No Agenda World Tour

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    Don't worry Peter we packed "duck tape" it fixes everything.lol

    Try Joe Brant in Burlington, took my elderly Aunt there Sunday they arranged one Tuesday afternoon. that department runs 24 hrs there.
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  15. adventuremedic47

    adventuremedic47 Adventurer

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    Gorilla tape works better, Hope your knee is feeling better, Have a safe trip looking foreward to the pics.
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  16. Pig-Pen

    Pig-Pen (Formerly KTMike)

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    I heard about that from Ron on the weekend. Hope it heals up quick Peter! If you need a good knee brace, let me know. I just got one custom made and it's fantastic.
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  17. 4badboyz

    4badboyz Been here awhile

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    If he can't make it, I'll ride his bike for him:evil
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  18. ind500

    ind500 n00b

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    My knee improved very quickly this week. Gary arranged an MRI for me in Owen Sound early next week but I am promised the scan in Cobourg within days. Thanks for your concern and help Gary.
    I will know more after the MRI but I am very confident this won't be an issue come Sept.
    Thanks everyone for your best wishes!
    Peter
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  19. safarigary

    safarigary safari ngima

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    It is Saturday the 14th and have just received confirmation that the ship carrying the beasts which are destined to tear up 10500km's of Africa will be docking on Friday the 20th. Shyet! that means bikes need to be unloaded Monday the 23rd. I have changed my ticket to fly out on Friday 20th so I can unload on Monday so as not to incur demurrage fees. By Wednesday the 25th we should have pics and updates from Africa.:freaky
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  20. waterlilly

    waterlilly No Agenda World Tour

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    how do we show excitement
    :D :rofl :lol3 :clap :ear :1drink :1drink :eek1 :nod :photog :wave :wings :bow :oscar :lurk
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