Africa 2010

Discussion in 'Canada' started by Bob Cayjun, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. ScottDill

    ScottDill TANSTAAFL Supporter

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    Great news......see in about a week and half....
  2. Ridemuch

    Ridemuch Ciao

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    Let the ADVenture begin!!!!
  3. waterlilly

    waterlilly No Agenda World Tour

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    having a blast not sure how to up load pics, but there are to many anyhow.
    This trip has so far been a blast, weather is a good.
    ridin on


    :clap
  4. Twistn'roads

    Twistn'roads Been here awhile

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    You're such a tease Catharine! :ddog

    I'm glad everything is working out for you guys. I do look forward to seeing those pictures!

    Be safe,



    ~TR~
  5. Luna Tique

    Luna Tique dreamer of adventure

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    I'm here just waiting on those pictures waterlily :wink:
    I am very happy to hear you are having a wonderful time.

    :lurk
  6. drcool

    drcool R.I.P. Dave

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    Someone pass the popcorn. They don't serve any on the Iphone.

    Go Afreeka Gang
    drcool
  7. Bob Cayjun

    Bob Cayjun Adventurer

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    So the bikes are getting loaded up today. Tomorrow is day one of the great adventure as we head to Namibia.

    Monday was a ride to the Cape of Good Hope. Pics will follow.

    So far all is good. Whales, baboons, some kinda anteloupe, penguins, ostrichs. Those birds can run. One was chasing Bev down the road on her bike. Bev was on the bike, not the ostrich.

    Rain yesterday and today and cool. Maybe 15. But it was 33 in Dubai at 11 pm.

    later. :clap :clap
  8. Rocer10

    Rocer10 Been here awhile

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  9. ridingAK

    ridingAK On the Road Less Taken...

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    Can't wait to see your pictures! Ride safe, y'all!:clap
  10. ScottDill

    ScottDill TANSTAAFL Supporter

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    Alright guys....I'm leaving in 48 hours to catch up with you. Duty called.

    While you were in Dubai, I had to settle for being in Taipei with the world's second tallest building. Sorry for the crappy pic, but it was a busy week

    [​IMG]


    see you in Namibia...and best of luck to Brad!
  11. Bob Cayjun

    Bob Cayjun Adventurer

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    Currently in Luderitz Namibia. First internet cafe since Capetown.

    The country and the riding is amazing. First day out was all tar. Lost one bike to the tar. BMW 650 twin took a high speed wobble and was gone. Front wheel gone. Bike finished. Rider scraped up but otherwise ok. There may be a pic later. Was riding TKC 80s but not sure what psi.

    Day two we saw our first gravel. About 30 k in we lost another bike. New Weestrom. Now old Weestrom. Not rideable. Driver still in hospital with broken ribs and collar bone. Will rejoin us in 5 days as a truck passenger.

    But the end of day 2 was incredible. Camping at Ais Ais hot springs. Great riding and warm. It was cold in Cape Town and I was really glad to buy a $5 jacket. It is now essential riding gear.

    Then yesterday Fish River Canyon. And lottsa gravel. We are all getting better at it.

    This morning in Aus we had frost on the seats. Will send more as time allows. Need to go and find The Beav as she headed off for a beverage.:clap
  12. Motoaxe

    Motoaxe Doctor of Misfortune

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    Pix from Bobber!!
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/dpyiL7iIgrf8OqWHZVtsNA?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/_0Nnoesz7gYo/TJdhGAp6wSI/AAAAAAAAASg/k5M08asDsSA/s800/CAPE%20TOWN%20SA%20SEPT%2010-15%20026.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/BobsAfrica?feat=embedwebsite">Bobs Africa</a></td></tr></table>
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  13. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    :huh :huh :huh
  14. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    Keep safe, keep the pics coming and keep having a ball!
    cheers,
    Lornce


    :thumb :ricky
  15. ArthDuro

    ArthDuro quarantined

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    dang! slow down and enjoy the scenery
    hope everyone heals well and the rest of the trip is a blast and trouble free
  16. H e a d N o r t h

    H e a d N o r t h (take the high road)

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    Anyone in the group have a 'Spot'? It'd be cool to keep an eye on them.

    .
  17. pixellman

    pixellman Adventurer

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    I,m glad guys you have a good time ..
    I feel sorry for the rider on vstorm ..
    Guys ride responsible..
    BIG HUG for all of you

    Pix
  18. Luna Tique

    Luna Tique dreamer of adventure

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    Sorry to hear about the damaged bikes but very happy to hear the 2 riders will be ok.:thumb
    Yikes.....Frost on the seats :vardy burrrr

    Be safe,slow down and enjoy the views


    :lurk
  19. intotheabis

    intotheabis High on life!

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    Dohh, I just found this thread, I gotta get better at navigating this Forum:ear
    Anyways looks like a blast so far.
    Have a great trip! I'm jealous :nod
  20. Feisty Fred

    Feisty Fred Been here awhile

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    Word of advice "Be careful riding to Fish River Canyon, there are sand traps that will sneak up on you and throw you & your bike into cart wheels."
    Hope the rest of the trip goes well and no more people or bikes get hurt in the making of this adventure.
    :muutt