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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by swedstal, Jun 5, 2017.
I'm honored to be considered part of your Awesome story, Thank you my friend.
Just when I thought this story couldn’t get any better, it does! Amazing!
"Ry dit asof jy dit gesteel het" ha ha. Ride it like you stole it !! I'm English but speak Afrikaans almost as well as I do English. Its actually an easy language. Very similar to Flemish I believe.
Yes I hope our paths do cross one day. Will take you to see the big 5 in the African bushveld.
You should take HO53 up on his offer. I didn't do it in the "bushveld," but I did do it in Kenya as follows:
Lion - Nairobi National Game Park
Elephant and Cape Buffalo - Aberdare National Game Park
Rhino - Lake Nakuru National Game Park
Leopard - Maasai Mara National Reserve
The best story of the bunch was finding a bull cape buffalo in the middle of the road going through Aberdare snorting what I assumed was, "you shall not pass!" The herd was spread out on both sides of the road. I backed up our Mitsubishi and headed the other way. None of the other sitings had anywhere near that level of drama.
Well written, Mike! Loved the pictures too. I am so thankful our paths have crossed with yours and Jana's. Your hospitality was awesome while we were in Florida! Thanks again!
South Afrikaans is Flemish/Dutch from the 16-17th century. I like it, because it's like frozen in time and African words got mixed in as well. All the while in Holland, the Dutch language added French, German and English into the mix...
Anyway great reporting again!!!
BRETT!! YAAAAY ! You are back here!!
I'll be staying in Utah. Planning to go to Winnimuka (SP?) and find Ombabika this summer!! Channeling your spirits!
thank you thank you thank you!
Let me know when you do, I’m planning on it too and could ride out with you if the stars align. Winnemucca, that is.
Great updates! Loved Mike’s story, and now I know why you had to go back.
I wish you could have somehow gotten into the Super Bowl, but those prices are ridiculous. I think I recall seeing one shot of the stands later in the game that showed a lot of empty seats. The corporate bigwigs were doing some deals I guess.
Looking forward to more.
Amazing update Brett with a little help from your friends.
Really looking forward to your second go at Ombabika.
Seeing how little is left of the “town?”, I think how you (and your 2 fellow adventurers) may have motivated the folks who can do something, to ensure at least what is there now is looked after.
I also thought again how the Nashville JC museum (tourist trap) had no interest in your story, and what a footnote they could include with their info pertaining to that song, if they were somewhat intelligent.
Maybe the Hank Snow memorial will update their stuff with the fact that a place mentioned in the song has only a single stone marker and a few deteriorating wooden pieces.
Thanks so much for the RR (history lesson)
Over my 12 years on ADV I've read some amazing trip reports, and I've been following Brett from the beginning (and fortunate to meet him in DC), but the last few posts about the quest for Ombabika make "I've Been Everywhere, Man" the best of the best. Congrats again Brett, what a trip!
You guys must have missed the one where 2 women rode DRZs through S. America.
1. This is hands down, top 3 threads in AdvRider history.
2. @mikejana the picture with you and your sons after completing the TAT is awesome; I hope to have a similar picture with my son someday!
3. And +1 @mikejana on the Pawley's Island shirt, my wife is from Pawley's and us Lowcountry folk still claim up through Litchfield. Myrtle Beach is an abomination we do not discuss.
here's a pic. of Brett and my buddy Mark, one of the two canadians (me the other) that near watson lake suggested to Brett that his ailing Honda would make it to Prince George. As he said in his post (page 4), we crossed paths throughout the day as seen here at the Salmon Glacier. Glad you had or been having a memorable adventure. (and that you made it to Prince George)
Brett, realize this is years late but still had to post a note. First, sorry about your spill! These 'events' tend to open our eyes to new things -- hopefully that was the case with you! Second, I have been following AdvRider for years including RTW_Paul, Dutchman, and many others and these pics might be the best I have ever seen. Thanks for capturing and sharing w/ us! Mike
So glad he finished before this virus hit. It would have been awful to be trapped in SA and not be able to get home.
Brett, I'll bet your Guardian Angles are glad your home. All of you need some time off.
Thanks for taking us along on your quest!
Did I miss the ending?