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Angola, it's not like they said.

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by metaljockey, Sep 23, 2007.

  1. alekkas

    alekkas Long timer

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    Well, I am a noob and appreciate the bump. Amazing! The text is great and the pictures are just incredible. We're not in Kansas any more!
  2. quicktoys2

    quicktoys2 ADVrider junkie :)

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    Metaljockey is a hero on this forum ................ ALL his ride reports are freaking excellent. Actually he is so super cool that if you wanted to rate a ride report, 5 stars its a "metaljockey" ..... check your rate meter and see for yourself.
  3. bob66

    bob66 Been here awhile

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    I've just discovered this topic and read it today. Very interesting :clap
  4. chinditone

    chinditone Long timer

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    This is still the greatest thread on Advrider - or on any board. So many things coming together - almost providence like.

    What I really really like is that this thread - aside from the great riding, photo's, narrative, is that its about Redemption - which is why a lot of people here ride bikes.

    Life wins over the Doodsekker - Life wins over the destruction visitted on Angola by the military - Life wins over the destruction visitted on lives by a dodgy or destructive past. Put simply - Life is precious and Life wins.

    I don't know if anyone is clever enough to get the BBC Iplayer outside of the UK - but the Chinese are reconstructing Angola - and this is well worth watching

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00ykxg9/The_Chinese_Are_Coming_Episode_1/
  5. MizzouRider

    MizzouRider Long timer

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    I can't believe I just found this thread.. Actually I found it three days ago, it took me that long to get through it..
    I really have to agree, "best RR ever." :clap
  6. twflybum

    twflybum Prodigal Biker

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    Just found this RR today. Couldn't walk away. Your conclusion is.. well.. I just don't have the words. Thank you sir for sharing.
  7. dogjaw

    dogjaw plays well alone

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    just got through reading this RR for the second time; I am more blown away now than when I originally saw it... it doesn't get any better
  8. johnnie

    johnnie Adventurer

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    a lot of thanks guys for sharing this rr of yours, read in a few hours with a great pleasure !!! ride the world ......:clap:clap:clap
  9. GlenInk

    GlenInk Adventurer

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    :1drink
  10. KrstjnG

    KrstjnG KrstjnG

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    Thank you for sharing this marvelous story, pics and all.
  11. ojorge

    ojorge n00b

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    I want to thank all of you for taking me back 35 years...I lived on the house "Serviços de Veterinária" for about 2 months and the building with the flag with the letters "JPP" was kind of a S.A. military outpost...1976...I was 20 years old,left Angola feb 29, 1976...Thank you, God bless you.
  12. globalpilot4

    globalpilot4 GSPilot4

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    What an amazing ride report. Makes me want to go back to Africa to explore more on two wheels. Well done mates!!
  13. gawka69

    gawka69 dreamer

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    wow mj,you and your mates are doing what most of us can only dream about. i have just finished this ride for the second time and no doubt will go through it again. actually,i have all your rr`s in a seperate file so when things get quiet i can go back and enjoy them. if you are ever coming through west aus just give us a shout.
  14. WIBO

    WIBO Will it buff out?

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  15. U.P. Rider

    U.P. Rider U P R Supporter

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    Great RR! I stumbled upon the story early Tuesday morning, almost ended up being late for work because I lost track of time! While at work that same morning I'm sure I was less than productive, at lunch I had to tell my coworkers all about your trip (and one I felt I was on with your descriptions and pictures:clap).
    Thanks for the inspiration!
  16. stoner_PL

    stoner_PL Adventurer

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    What a fantastic story!! The ride along the shore was absolutely sick! I almost ate my fingers while reading that part. Thank you!
  17. jorrie

    jorrie Been here awhile

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    GO METALJOCKEY GO AWESOME PICS :clap:clap:clap
  18. sgtunix

    sgtunix Adventurer

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    Amazing ride report... Truly inspiring. Well done guys.
  19. ivara

    ivara Been here awhile

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    This quote sums up the spirit of the guys, their journeys and this thread pretty good!

    re: fuel consumption on the Dakars vs the KTM's:
    Then of course, the 640's choke adjustment acting up sure didnt help either.
  20. sailer

    sailer trained Cirus Bear

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    book mark.

    you knowit a good report when people are still making coments about years after it was writen
    ricochetrider likes this.