Zambian Joyride

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by metaljockey, May 28, 2010.

  1. BlueLghtning

    BlueLghtning Riding is my passion

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    As everyone else has said, just a simply amazing ride report! :freaky

    Thanks for sharing.
  2. NVarmr1

    NVarmr1 Adventurer

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    Most people I know run for cover in the face of a few mosquito bites, are exhausted after weeding the garden and have to eat about 5 meals a day to be happy.

    MJ and Hennie stretched the limits of human physical endurance. Rode hard through some of the least friendly terrain on the planet on about a meal and half a day. Got pretty well drilled by bugs the likes most of us will happily never see, including at least one that looked like it would consider a riding helmet a soft target. All in the name of an adventure.

    And to top it all off had the wits to take some amazing pictures and write this ride report to keep us all entertained.

    Men like this are very few and far between. If I ever get the honor to run into you guys I will happily buy the beers.
  3. joefromsf

    joefromsf Dark Happens Supporter

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    Thank Dog Baldy or whoever linked this on the ADV menu bar.

    I am unworthy of the moniker "Adventure Rider" in the presence of MJ and Hennie. :bow

    Now to read his other Ride Reports.
  4. Lucky:)

    Lucky:) Been here awhile

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    We got the impression that for most of your trip, people were appearing out of the jungle to help you every time you needed some extra muscle, until this bit about the villagers insisting on being paid. Did you pay the other helpers as well or were they mostly just good samaritans?
  5. thealaskan

    thealaskan Adventurer

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    Indeed all that.
  6. motoreiter

    motoreiter Long timer

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    I think that MJ already said that the others didn't ask for any money, but they paid them something anyway because it was the decent thing to do.
  7. arquimoto

    arquimoto Adventurer

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    very very very very nice trip, you are A.A.R., Authentics Adventure Riders.

    Thanks.
  8. Daniel Son

    Daniel Son Adventurer

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    Awsome Trip!!! Great pics
  9. goldo

    goldo Been here awhile

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    you guys are awesome - keep it coming
  10. Welshman

    Welshman B.U.F.F.

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    Just for reference, he is dangerous to your liver, he can drink like a gold miner coming off shift.... been there done that :1drink
  11. BusyWeb

    BusyWeb Adventurer

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  12. RonS

    RonS Out there... Supporter

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    Well done guys! As in the past, you've established a standard that will be difficult for anyone to surpass.
  13. Chilipepper

    Chilipepper Baja wannabe

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    Your RRs are certainly some of the highlights of this site. Thanks for taking the time to put it all together.
  14. Barbadi

    Barbadi Been here awhile

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    :thumb Bravissima and goodluck on the yardsale. But what bike should oneItalian Lover buy for such a "volta"? Una Caponord Raid edition? Una Pegaso Trail? Una Vespa Versiona Pericolossa?
  15. ThumperDRZ

    ThumperDRZ Bouncing off Rocks!

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    Another great report metaljockey :clap You guys are nuts.....and I thought a good dose of Missouri chiggers was a problem....:eek1 .....Do you guys have OFF over there.....if not, PM me your address and I'll send you some....:lol3

    Thanks for taking the time to write this.....
  16. ro mexico

    ro mexico BMW F800GS

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    GREAT TRIP, NICE BIKE !!!
  17. Shmerel

    Shmerel

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    champion!

    :clap:clap:clap
  18. cristofa

    cristofa returnee

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    a lot of work to record the trip and put the report together - very much appreciated - thank you


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  19. TimCz

    TimCz Adventurer

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    Just read this from start to finish.

    Great trip - real great report. Shows what that 800GS is capable of.
  20. klrbaer

    klrbaer Tim

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    Awsome ride report......