Earth's Ends: Riding DR650's from End to End

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by micko01, Jan 18, 2015.

  1. joenuclear

    joenuclear Still here....

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    So good to have you [both] back!
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  2. Slickrick

    Slickrick Adventurer Supporter

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    Appreciate your finishing the ride report. Thanks
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  3. CardinalDirection

    CardinalDirection Adventurer

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    Holy crap, glad to hear from you guys!
  4. Pressingonward

    Pressingonward Looking forward to what is ahead

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    Very interesting, thanks for sharing!
  5. JagLite

    JagLite Long timer Supporter

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    Finally, the ride continues!:clap
    Awesome as always. :thumb
  6. cidi

    cidi cidi Supporter

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    Thank you for continuing the RR. I have read all of it and have been waiting for an update. Best of luck with the work life.
  7. C5dad

    C5dad Man on the Run!

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    Thanks Tan and Mic! Your pics and story are awesome. Glad to hear your back in the mines. Stay safe and keep up the great job.
  8. TheDecepticon

    TheDecepticon Wannabe

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    YAY! Thanks guys.

    Love that shirt Mick! :lol3
  9. 10ecjed

    10ecjed Been here awhile

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    Another well written and photographed report. National Geographic quality or above. Love it.
    Thanks
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  10. Bli55

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    Afterward we tried to get him to take some money but he refused. He said the fuel was from the company and it is fine. I said, “but what about your boss”. To which he said “I am the boss”. In this part of Congo, 60L of fuel costs a fortune. We were just stunned. Perhaps as the Cameroonian caretaker had been, but while my generosity (the extent of it at least) was inadvertent, this guys was not.


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    Emmm...it says so on his shirt, amiright? :D

    On a serious note, this was another epic installment!
    The recording of the Baaka children and their elders singing moved me a lot, and the tune sits in my head like a warm memory...
    Jack's story is otherworldy....Quite incredible to think how all yours paths crossed and where they crossed!

    Looking forward to more! :clap
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  11. sanjuanbum

    sanjuanbum Adventurer

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    I saw this image and planned to ask mic when was finally time for a new shirt. It seems the situation resolved itself with out my input.

    Great write up tan. I always enjoy you stories


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  12. lqgsrider

    lqgsrider Been here awhile

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    Very good RR
    excellent pics
    thanks for posting
  13. yehaaa6

    yehaaa6 Been here awhile Supporter

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    I only just discovered this RR a couple weeks ago, took my time getting to this point. I look forward to reading more when it's ready! What an incredible journey.
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  14. OldRnger

    OldRnger Adventurer

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    What an ADVENTURE! Thanks for taking us along. J.
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  15. nuggets

    nuggets It's all my fault...

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  16. Ian.H

    Ian.H Adventurer

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    Nice report, very interesting.
    Brings back some memories when you were in Lubumbashi as I used to work there in 1990, though it was Zaire in those days.
    The civil war made it to Lubumbashi when I was there....thank goodness the Belgium military made it at the same time and took over the airport and the hotel I was using. Happy days.....not! I could tell you some stories from those times.
    Good to see the place seems have improved from then.
    And yes, I do still have my very nice Malachite.
  17. Phrog

    Phrog Terra Australis

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  18. Topcop45

    Topcop45 Been here awhile

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    I would really love to see this adventure continue...
  19. Franque

    Franque Been here awhile

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    Happy New Year guys! No rush, but I can't wait to hear the continued chronicles, particularly West Africa, as I'll be living there!
  20. Phrog

    Phrog Terra Australis

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    :lurk G'day Tan & Mick, how's it going?
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