Round Africa with a Surfboard

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by garnaro, Sep 25, 2013.

  1. cab591

    cab591 Been here awhile

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    I'm in. Can't wait to see what's next!

    Tried to donate, but having internet issues. I'll send some money for that well when I have a better connection. :D
  2. kuyaoli

    kuyaoli Been here awhile

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    Wow again, great write up, great pics cant wait for more
  3. Lacedaemon

    Lacedaemon Been here awhile

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  4. scottmac

    scottmac Long timer

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  5. shallowskiff

    shallowskiff Been here awhile

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    Thats great!
  6. Backwaterdogs

    Backwaterdogs Adventurer

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    Fantastic ride report, really enjoying it!

    Donation sent.
  7. Lacedaemon

    Lacedaemon Been here awhile

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  8. sleder88

    sleder88 Pothole Investigator

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    Awesome ride report, helping me get through this miserably cold Minnesota winter.

    Donation sent!
  9. dcmspikes

    dcmspikes Adventurer

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    wow, i just finished catching up on this RR. amazing stuff. all day at work i think about what i need to do to make this type of trip happen. please keep us updated when you can. awesome that you are active in the places you stop at.
  10. Arne61

    Arne61 Traveler

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    Great RR! Such a long trip is not in it for me unfortunately. Just donated for the water project, hope it will happen soon.
    I'm not a surfer but a canoeist. Bringing along a canoe on a motorbike will be tricky.:evil This year I will make a trip to the Balkans (Croatia, Servie, Bosnie) and bring along a Packraft to be able to spend some days on rivers/waters.
    In your last report shows the not to good reputation of my country in the past. Not something to be proud of. Holland doesn't trade slaves anymore but hosts the G7 summit, being to small to join.
    Keep up this great RR, drive safe! No hospital 'accomodation' like so much other RR's report.
  11. scottmac

    scottmac Long timer

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  12. garnaro

    garnaro MotoBlunderer

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    yikes. hope it doesn't go much further...

    meanwhile in Sierra Leone.. our well is nearly funded :clap

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  13. brownstoner

    brownstoner ....rumbling fool...

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  14. CFLSurfer

    CFLSurfer n00b

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    Subscribed and donated. $20 closer to clean water.

    Keep it up Gary. My wife and I circumnavigated for a year and only wish we would have shared our experience as well as you have. It's easy to float around, take it all in and even snap some pics. It's another thing entirely to take the time to provide inspired updates to those following. Great stuff.
  15. garnaro

    garnaro MotoBlunderer

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    thanks for the help guys - every bit is appreciated.

    CFLsurfer - hoping that I'm successful at completing what you've already done! Sharing the whole thing is fun for me - happy to make the effort :thumb
  16. MotoProf

    MotoProf Adventurer

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    $125 donated. Is there a website we can go to to see the progress made on the well...when that happens? Would be gratifying to see...
  17. Lacedaemon

    Lacedaemon Been here awhile

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    Way to get us over the finish line!
  18. NICHE

    NICHE EasyRider

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  19. garnaro

    garnaro MotoBlunderer

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    And that my friends is all she wrote. Next step is wire transfer to Coco's non-profit org bank and then get this thing dug.

    Coco visits the villages up there regularly and he will provide me the info on progress and images that I'll post on the website (see my signature) and here on this thread. Nice job guys, more than anyone, the riders made it happen.



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  20. MCP

    MCP Been here awhile

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    it was your inspiration and motivation that put it into gear.

    I'm happy to have been a very small part of it. Its great to see money go to something that will provide a huge daily benefit for years and years.

    Now get sur:Dfing