North Horring to Logipi - Four XR650Rs in Kenya

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  1. eaglescan

    eaglescan Borrego rocks

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    That XT you have is # 31 on the best bikes list! Sure is a keeper !
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  2. Osadabwa

    Osadabwa Don't be Surprised

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    I sold the XT to buy my second XR! No regrets there!
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    atravlr www.atasecuretravel.com

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    Great ride fellas!!
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  4. ADVer

    ADVer Been here awhile

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    Another epic ride report with stunning Kenyan landscapes.

    Especially love Lake Turkana, a special place indeed.

    Asante mpaka safari inayofuata!
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    Shaggie Unseen University Supporter

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    Fantastic

    loved the whole thing but perhaps the giraffe was extra cool

    hi from NZ :wave

    Shane
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    HickOnACrick Groovinator Super Supporter

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    Another excellent report! I don't know what is scarier, sheepherders with AKs or tweekers with ARs like we have in the States.

    The video made me wish I still had my BRP...then I went outside and threw a leg over my XCW :amazon

    Just kidding, great report.
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  7. Dirtnadvil

    Dirtnadvil Long timer

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    awesome report as usual.....
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  8. liv2day

    liv2day Life is about how you handle Plan B Supporter

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    I need to check the main forum every once in a while...LOL. So glad I found your report @Osadabwa! Don't recognize one of the names...Holesaw...look forward to getting to know that muppet (lol).

    And damn man, what a way to open the report. Can't wait to browse through the next two pages of awesomeness.
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  9. liv2day

    liv2day Life is about how you handle Plan B Supporter

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    Have missed your wit and reports man, what a killer day 2 @Osadabwa! Such a phenomenal set of pictures and writing to go along with them. Bummer the katoom had to get carted away in a truck, better to have it end in a place where transport was available. Ripping across that dry lake bed and all those areas...damn man. What a frickin' hoot.

    :lol2 :lol2 :lol2

    Good to see you adhering to the ADV-F principles, sure the profit applauded your snub of the chair boys. Even if you partook for just a sit or two...LOL.
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  10. Osadabwa

    Osadabwa Don't be Surprised

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    Many days since returning from Logipi, I’m still thinking about it. Then a poor unfortunate soul who was unable to join us on the ride sent through the following pic:

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    Above: Our tracks spotted by a helicopter tour operator. I think this is my failed attempt to reach Cathedral Rock… as soon as the mud got sticky, I started making a very smooth, very ginger turn back the way I came. I guess those guys will have to get used to sharing the Valley a bit more than they’re used to, but it’s not like it’s visited often by bikers, the track will vanish after the next rain and for all we know we’ll have mega rains and the lake will fill up for the foreseeable future.

    Anyway, since I was uploading pics, I thought I’d put a few more in there to make the other guys look like doofuses.

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    Above: Wry is actually part insect. Freakish thing, is our Wry.

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    Above: First thing Holesaw does when he sees the majestic spectacle of the flamingo nests… pretends to drop a deuce in one

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    Above: A nice example of how NOT to climb out of a rocky place… legs flailing like a GS rider leaving a gravel parking lot

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    Above: Panic practicing the look he’ll give me if I take us on the wrong track in the heat and the thorns

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    Above: Wry got confused for a bit… thought his XRR was a Lil’ Push balance bike or something. Feet on the pegs, you noob!

    That’s it. Cheers everyone.
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    Looking forward to the next one!! Thanks!!
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  12. River Rat

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    Awesome ride report!!!, thanks for sharing :beer
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    Dessert Storm Dances With Drunks

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    'snorer of note' :rofl
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  14. joenuclear

    joenuclear Still here....

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    Wonderful! Thanks for the RR.
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  15. Osadabwa

    Osadabwa Don't be Surprised

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    Hey mods, though I'm proud to be here, maybe it's time to admit that even with a sticky at the top of Ride Reports, nobody's going to look at a trip on old dirt bikes in Africa! Over a month later and less than 2500 views! Ha! It's okay, unpin this puppy. Get somebody up there that brings in the clicks!
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  16. BornAgain

    BornAgain Been here awhile

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    Well ya'll deserve to be on the top step always an entertaining read and seems no matter how hard the day was everybody ends the day with smiles on their faces and or the occasional splits, cast, traction airlift.....
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  17. AEspinet

    AEspinet n00b

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    As the new owner of an XR650R this summer. I literally made an account because of "old bikes in Africa". Cool ride report and the videos on YouTube that go along with them!
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  18. caribryder

    caribryder Adventurer Supporter

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    Compared to others your reports belong at the TOP, thank you
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    joenuclear Still here....

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    :stupid
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  20. Lone Stranger

    Lone Stranger Been here awhile

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    I think this is a great report!!! I love reading about Africa!!!
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