Goat meat, good friends and riverbeds

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

  1. ABADV

    ABADV Been here awhile

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    Nice report......now back to the tities!
  2. beerjonny

    beerjonny Planning mode...

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    MJ - mind if I steal this? I need these words to justify my choices to others that just don't get it.

    This might help.

    Gripping Ride Reports btw (i've just gone through all of yous - and got fackall done today :D )

    Cheers brother - you are one lucky sonofabitch.
  3. mark1305

    mark1305 Old Enough To Know Better Supporter

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    Excellent ride & report. Period.
  4. Airguitar

    Airguitar Thumpin'!!

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    Hey MetalJockey..
    I reckon you and mr. Kimangao need to team up for a ride and post the report.. Its impossible to decide whose pics or reports are better,, however the stage most certainly ought to be Africa.
    Its also great to read your insights and thoughts on how your friendships were cemented in the process of the trip, as well as your comments on tolerance. Racists, my hairy ass...!!!
    Its good to be a South African.. make us proud!

    :thumb :thumb
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  5. NomadRip

    NomadRip Always a n00b

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    :rofl

    Outstanding report. That quote had me laughing from page 1.:clap
  6. Baco

    Baco n00b

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    Amazing adventure. Great report.


    It really inspired my dreams that again will become experiences to deposit in my memory pension, that already makes me very happy.

    million thanks for sharing it with us:D
  7. jtb

    jtb Long timer

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    I was refered here to look at your extra fuel carriage methods. I spent the next couple of hours reading every word and looking at every photo! My wife was annoyed because I kept calling her over with "You've got to see this picture..."

    I'm on dial up so each page had to be refreshed at least twice but I got to see all the photo's!

    Love your work...

    I'm off to read your other reports.

    In Australia we call "windpomps" windmills, not that it matters what either of us call it because the great pics showed us what it was anyway.
  8. heetseeker

    heetseeker Hopelessly addicted

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    I was also told about the ways you carried fuel but didn't notice until I went back through the pics a second time...or was it the third..andway, thank you for posting this adventure for us. I'm going to be late for work....rats! :eek1
  9. Vicks

    Vicks gets stuck in sand

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  10. oldtimebikie

    oldtimebikie n00b

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    Awesome - makes me so very homesick !!!

    Hoe die blink kant bo!!!
  11. undersea4x2

    undersea4x2 Big Bore wanna' be

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    I too found this thread while looking at fuel carrying methods.
    I still dont believe that yours lasted but bugger me......

    As for the trip, ........................fantastic
    The photos, ............................awesome
    The way you wrote it.................brillant

    Makes me want to change things........................before its too late

    Cheers
    Under
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  12. barnyard

    barnyard Verbal tactician Super Moderator

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    Fantabulous report.

    My daughter and I were talking about the last summer that I was a stay-at-home dad. I knew it was the last and we packed everything into that summer that we could. We went strawberry picking one day, brought them home, cleaned them and took half to my in-laws and divided up most of the rest for some friends at the old folks home. At the time, both daughters asked why we were giving them away. I said, "the memories that we got from this will all be worth it."

    Cheers to your pension plan!!

    Tom B
  13. NomadRip

    NomadRip Always a n00b

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    Read this again for the second time. A lot of great images and quotes.
  14. Chinaski

    Chinaski Righteous Dude

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    If you haven't read this RR, you should. Also, read MetalJockey's RR on the trip to Angola.

    Absolutely brilliant.
  15. eggbert69

    eggbert69 Grarararararararararrroom

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    +1
    They were the first RR's I read, turned out to be the best ones too! :rofl
    Hope you guys are going on another trip soon :clap
  16. Ballies

    Ballies Adventurer

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    Nice one MJ. Will speak to you on the wilddog forum :wink:
  17. MikeV

    MikeV Testicular Fortitude

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    Awesome ride, awesome report! Also loved the Angola ride report.
    I was born in Africa but left at a young age, all I know of travelling in the African wilderness is from the book In Desert and Wilderness. I kinda thought you need to protect yourself and your campsite from nocturnal predators, tsetse flies, malaria and such. Clearly, you guys were not worried about this, and I was wondering if you could give your perspective on the risks of wilderness camping in Africa (I know, I'm such a n00b).

    (wouldn't mind having a bottle or two of Black Label; used to be available here in Canada. Cheers!)
    :freaky
  18. Wallybob

    Wallybob History Geek

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    Damn, that is inspiring!
  19. metaljockey

    metaljockey Dodgy SOB

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    We worry, but you can also worry about cancer and a stroke etc. if you so want to. We take precautions to some extent.

    There is a wide range of dangerous animals in Africa. The ones that matter are hyena, lion, elephant, hippo, crocodile and leopard. More or less in that following order. And of course a whole range of snakes. One deals with each one in a different manner.

    As for elephant and hippo, your location is the best prevention. Stay out of their pathways and don't try to piss them off.

    Crocodile will not bug you in camp unless you are camped right next to the water on a sandbank. Next to the water is not good place to be in any event as it places you in conflict with most animals.

    For lion, leopard and hyena, a tent is more often than not sufficient protection. There are exceptions where habitual man-eaters are found, but the local knowledge will pre warn you. If you sleep in the open however, hyena are a big risk, lion normally will keep their distance while you have a fire going. If you pick up real problems with either, sleeping up a tree until they wander off will see you right.

    Basically, common sense will keep you safe, read the sign and don't be stupid.

    Malaria on the other hand you need to be well aware of and vigilant. Keep in mind thousands of people live their lives in malaria areas; so it's not certain death, only when you ignore it, it is.
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  20. BlueBuell

    BlueBuell Banned

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    Absolutely mind-blowing. How you did not pass out from heat stroke, did not break a limb, or get eaten alive is totally beyond me!
    Thank you for your breath-taking and stunning ride report.
    Cheers