Goat meat, good friends and riverbeds

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by metaljockey, Apr 27, 2006.

  1. metaljockey

    metaljockey Dodgy SOB

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    Yes, it's a possibility, but just like appendicitis it's no use worrying about it until it becomes a problem.
  2. yoashman

    yoashman Adventurer

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    This is the most inspiring thread I have read, infact, its has got me going more the any other adventure/travel story I have read. I have been glued to the computer screen and have read the whole thing in a 1er!!! I have been wanting a "proper" bike adventure for some time now, and I dont me "lets bike from Scotland to Spain" or whatever (however that would still be VERY nice!:D . But something kickass, out there, ways away from anyone and anything, a proper adventure. I still need to meet someone who thinks the same thoug, and would be willing to partake in such an adventure (and I still need the cash to fund it!). But I guess I am still only 26, my time WILL come, and when it happens you can expect the most indepth thread from me:clap :rofl :D !!! Nice one matey, thanks alot!
  3. mistercindy

    mistercindy In a state of equilibrium

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    I can't believe it took me this long to see this thread.

    Phenomenal ride report.:thumb

    I lived in Johannesburg in 1984-85 and my major regret is that I didn't explore southern Africa by motorcycle.
  4. Firestorm

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    Excellent ride report! What a beautiful desert. Thank you for posting this. :thumb
  5. JoshTrent

    JoshTrent Ride On..

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    The pictures.. the words.. the trip..

    VERY inspiring!!

    Thank you!
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  6. flan8tive

    flan8tive Flea Tibet!

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    +1. This is a stellar thread and one I have been using as a reference point. I will be in Windhoek July 3 for a 10 day ride in NW Nam. So far I am solo, which is not the ideal situation, but so far, that is the reality. Anyone needing to get out of the house?

    I love the travel guides that suggest: "In the event you accidently come across an elephant in the bush, avoid eye contact and do not run, but slowly back away while maintaining a confident stance."
  7. Jedediah

    Jedediah Been here awhile

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    Wow metaljockey,

    What an incredable post.

    I find this site so amazing. Right in front of you for a year and then "man how did i miss this one". There can be no better site. There can be no better posters.

    Really great job. Indeed metaljockey, a memory for the golden years. Thanks for posting.

    Jed.
  8. panayoti

    panayoti Been here awhile

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    Fantasic report and pics. One of the best I have seen.


    You boys are tougher than woodpecker lips!
  9. Machster50

    Machster50 Gettin' there

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    ... in awe.
  10. plexiform

    plexiform Adventurer

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    great report...what an adventure. I must say though I feel very bad for that poor R1200gs for being dropped repeatedly.... Makes me feel like a big heavy GS may not be the right bike for such an endurance challenge.
  11. tolits

    tolits The Cardinal

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    just came across this report. very inspiring.

    awesome, magnifico, bravo this report had me thrilled to the bones.

    indeed a mega star report.

    metaljockey - thank you for taking us along.
  12. Wings

    Wings RockiesToSandbox

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    Fantastic cleavage :D and a bump while waiting for the next Angola dose.
  13. Charla

    Charla Tamalamian

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    Good call Nat! This is the report that got me completely hooked on ADV. :clap
  14. Skitch

    Skitch Riding the range

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    Thanks for the bump...don't know how I missed this one firsttime around. Great report. :clap
  15. dustdonkey

    dustdonkey Been here awhile

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    Stunning trip. :freaky
  16. battep

    battep Perty

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    Bloody marvellous:clap :clap :clap :clap
  17. praveenkm

    praveenkm Speed Demon

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    I had naively left this alone thinking what kinda RR would be named Goat meat !! :scratch:loco

    But went throught it now as it was by MJ and a stunning ride none the less. :clap:clap:clap
  18. WIBO

    WIBO Will it buff out?

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    mmm...I wonder...if i could re visit Cape Town overland instead of in a plane??...

    OK ...One wife and 3 children for sale....

    Great report..can`t figure out now which one is better,the Angolan one or this
    :D
  19. ST4Fun

    ST4Fun Proud to be an Infidel

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    Ditto...glad I caught onto this RR from the Angola thread...frickin awesome:freaky
  20. grizz

    grizz Been here awhile

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    Titties and Beer indeed :D

    Another great story told by a master.

    And keeping in mind it was an adventure of 3 participants.

    Great stuff guys.

    Angola ??

    Waiting.