Niassa, Chucky Norris and John the Baptist

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by metaljockey, Mar 29, 2009.

  1. exwingnut

    exwingnut Entremanure

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    Thanks for a supurb ride report, MetalJockey.

    And, thank you for your humanity and your willingness to share your inner side about what you have seen. Every time I travel out of the states I am taken by the same feeling you express...the rest of the world is hard pressed and yet still the poeple find time and room in their hearts to welcome others who are different.

    I can't wait for your next report. :lurk

    Safe journeys!
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  2. doogman4

    doogman4 Adventurer

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    Amen! (translation: And So Be It)
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  3. Jason Hutchins

    Jason Hutchins Monarch 71

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    Your ride reports make everyone else's (especially mine) seem so lame!!:D

    Your Angola RR is the best ever and talked about on the other side of the world.

    Thanks for taking the time to share these trips.
    It is much appreciated.

    Cheers
    jason
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  4. tetsuo69

    tetsuo69 Freakin' Amazing

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    Beautiful report, keep it up and enjoy it!
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  5. jwalters

    jwalters Farkle Proliferator

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    Awesome! Can't wait for the next update!
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  6. Gravity's Dog

    Gravity's Dog Amanda's brother

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    :lol3

    Sorry, that made me laugh. And thank you, but coming from you that kinda threw me. I am the ultimate poseur. You really do this shit. I don't even dream about rides like yours 'cause I'd wake up feeling pretentious and small. :lol3

    Don't believe me? Check out my latest wussfest - here.

    And don't worry. I made it easy to avoid the pics in this one too. :lol3

    Ride on, brudda metals. And thank you for sharing your exploits in such a beautiful way. I'm better for your efforts. Truly.

    Jackson
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  7. Maggotbreath

    Maggotbreath n00b

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    Fantastic report, this just made my day, thank you very much!
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  8. Montek

    Montek Eternal Noob

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    MJ, thanks for the ride!!:clap
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  9. Katsumoto

    Katsumoto Adventurer

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    John The Baptist...


    that's freaking hilarious!


    Please care to explain a bit about the plug tire tubeless deal...


    Salud Compadre!
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  10. huggybear

    huggybear Been here awhile

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    Now this is an Adventure
    Thanks
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  11. Narri

    Narri Unlimited

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    That could well be. Charity is often a lovely thing !
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  12. dart1202

    dart1202 Adventurer

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    Absolutely nice pics and story.... its only going to get better :pynd
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  13. metaljockey

    metaljockey Dodgy SOB

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    The tubeless deal are these guys http://www.nuetech.com/tubliss.shtml.

    In short it is a way to convert a spoked rim to a tubeless one. The benefits over a mousse is that
    it is lighter
    it lasts longer
    it is cheaper.
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  14. AngryScot

    AngryScot .

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    brilliant :D
    :thumb
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  15. lefteris

    lefteris fat daddy

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    Another classic!
    Thank you my friend!

    Lefteris
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  16. windburn

    windburn Long timer

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    I for one would enjoy having you come to America. so should you ever get the opportunity I would ride some distance to spend some time, by you a drink, rides some or here your presentation.
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  17. LukasM

    LukasM Long timer

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    Another awesome report MJ! :clap

    I discovered it by chance while researching the Tubliss system, and recognized your writing style and pictures having read the Angola report. Cool to see that it works well in the real world as well, I'll go ahead and order a set now.

    One of these days I'll go on my on trans-Africa adventure, I'll buy you a beer if I make it all the way south. :wink:

    Thanks for inspiring ADVers all over the world.

    Lukas
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  18. Ridesolo

    Ridesolo cereal lurker

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    There is of course also the chance that he might clamp down on my head, but that’s what helmets are for.

    Metaljockey, the helmet could also serve to preserve your head and helps for identification purposes later if all defensive measures fails and get eatin by lions. :evil
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  19. Mr.Moose

    Mr.Moose Living the Adventure

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    Great RR, your pictures are great
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  20. Douf

    Douf Limey Bitch

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    Hilarious - but haven't you guys ever heard of guns :lol3

    Seriously though an absolutely inspiring travelogue - thanks for taking the time.

    If I may ask, what's your state of mind like on a trip of this nature? I found myself panicking all the potentially terminal possibilities just reading about it. Personally, when considering an activity like - for instance - going out on a motocross track for the first time in ages, I find that an initial sense of terror is slowly replaced by a feeling of enjoyment as the surroundings become more familiar. Obviously what you guys were doing is way beyond the limits of adventure threat level that most of us could ever aspire to, but do you (in a similar fashion) experience an increase in your comfort level as the ride progresses? Or - since it was apparent that regular doses of alcohol were consumed throughout the ride - is it simply a case that dulling the senses with copious amounts of beer is a integral part of the strategic mental approach. :freaky

    I really enjoyed this report - again many thanks.

    Douf