The Wife, the Ex and the kid do Namibia

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by metaljockey, Oct 19, 2009.

  1. TNC

    TNC Candyass Camper

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    Unbelieveable!...I clinked on this link from another forum where we were discussing the Nuetech Tubliss system, and this post was recommended for a look. I just installed the system on the rear of my KLX250 this weekend, and the potential pros and cons were being discussed. I see you used the system with obvious excellent results...but...man-oh-man...this was a most amazing story and pictorial account. The way you told the story was freakin' amazing. The pictures were freakin' amazing. You and your family are freakin' amazing. Thanks for sharing the trip, the insights, the beauty, and the time.
  2. RushyUKOK?

    RushyUKOK? Been here awhile

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    Almost as good as being there oneself.
    :clap :clap

    Here is my suggestion:

    Personal reasons right now prevent me from even contemplating a trip like this right now, or for a few years to come. I would imagine many people are in exactly the same position as me right now too. So, I reckon we all chip in a few dollars each, raise a couple of grand and then send it over to MJ . He can do another trip, take loads of picces, write it up and then post it all on here .

    All of us that can't travel to places can then all live vicariously through Eric.:D

    The big question is ,where should Eric go next ? :wink:
  3. scfrank

    scfrank Old farts riding club. Supporter

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    All of the photos in your report are very good with a few being absolutely outstanding. This one I think is excellent!

    After going back and reviewing the report again, correction -- much more than a few are outstanding.


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  4. BikerDave

    BikerDave Greybeard Rider

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    A truly beautiful story.....thank you!!
  5. solorider40

    solorider40 Been here awhile

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    You guys have my utmost respect! Great thread and an awesome ride report.
  6. Bowfin

    Bowfin Knobby Shredder

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    Great ride report! I love these ride reports. They give a true glimpse of another country and culture from a common motorcyclist point of view.

    Spectacular pictures and a lovely family.
  7. Ratman

    Ratman Lucky Rider

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    Great ride guys ............and a basket of 'atta girls' to you, Tharina. :freaky
  8. EnderTheX

    EnderTheX Dirt Rider

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    I absolutely must join the anonymous ranks to say thank you for the wonderful report. I will attempt to share this with my friends who have give up riding and adventure for their families to show what is possible!! Thank you!
  9. coors

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    thank you metaljockey, what an inspiring ride report awesome!!!:clap
  10. tenderfoot

    tenderfoot PRJ

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    Dankie, briljant soos altyd.

    Julle moet dit oorweeg om daardie Josefskleed van 'n toppie te raam.:D

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  11. Duke78

    Duke78 Freude am Fahren

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    Stunning Trip & Pics! Great for U to do it with your Family! Spouse the young lad was blown by a trip like this:1drink
  12. Welshman

    Welshman B.U.F.F.

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    In all of the Okavango delta and the parks like the Kruger I have never seen a Lion do anything but ignore us, I went to Deception Valley, the lions looked into the 4 x 4 as food, you can see the difference when you are breakfast.
  13. ardaic

    ardaic n00b

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    MJ and Co. you're doing awesome..
  14. ardaic

    ardaic n00b

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    folks, sorry for the ignorance here, but
    what's the bike MJ is riding?
    thanks.
  15. GB

    GB . Administrator Super Moderator Super Supporter

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  16. runwolf

    runwolf Coureur des bois

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    I just went trought your journey with my 11 year old, and you just gave this little guy the desire to come with me on my next off road trip.

    Just need to convince the lady to come and will be in heaven :-)

    Great ride repport, thank you for sharing
  17. Air0ne

    Air0ne Adventure reader

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    Such an adventure... such a family... such a trip :eek1

    Thx a lot for sharing your experience with us. That report is certainly one of the best I read so far. Hope I will be able to ride my dream on day as you did...

    Take care...
  18. Bitburger

    Bitburger Adventurer

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    This is the best report I have read. Wonderful in every way.

    Thanks for putting it together.
  19. Nicky Vaux

    Nicky Vaux Adventurer

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    wow, so this is how you do a ride report. no wonder no one is reading mine!! [note to self: must try harder]. your trip is amazing, and i am green. x
  20. Steben

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    MJ, I have been reading this report of yours (and also the earlier one through Angola) with so much interest in between having to cope with work and such here in Saudi Arabia (formerly from South Africa) .... man what a pleasure, let me agree with all the other posters here ..... simply excellent work ...... you make me want to return home and go to all the places I haven't been to when I was there!! ..... In a BIG way!!