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Offline Zonkelnut

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« on: April 21, 2006, 07:51:59 am »
OK. We are all back and save. It was a long pleasant ride. The company was amazing and bikes ... perfect!

We were Stephan King (GS Adventure), Hennie v Zyl (1200GS), Roger (GS Adventure), Eugene (1150GS), Darryl (1200GS) and me (Aprilia Caponord). This time the trusty TransAlp stayed behind.  :cry:

We had high speed rides, off-road (they (the GS masters) said it was only 3/5, but I say 3.5/5), amazing corners, water, mosquitoes  :evil: , rain, mud, sand, mountains, tree over mountain paths (who got the hacksaw? You would think GS oaks carry everything  :lol: ), chicken and pap, pap and chicken, pap, and did I mention those mosquitoes?

All and all it was a very pleasant 12 days with pleasant company.

This is all I can say for now for I am waiting for all the pictures and route detail. I will submit pics and other stuff as soon as it is ready. So please be patient.
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« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2006, 07:54:33 am »
Cool Zonk... I can't wait!

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« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2006, 08:13:23 am »
sounds like wow!
looking forward to the pics  :)
 

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« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2006, 08:17:42 am »
Yeah, cant wait man.
I'll come past your house this afternoon and see ;)
 

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« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2006, 08:28:33 am »
Yo Shark, I will be out this afternoon. Sorry.  O yes, the bad news is that I decided to stop drinking slangbyt. And what happened in Botswana? I saw a snake, a long one, ugly and hungry. Not even 2 meters from me. The shock had me nearly dying on the spot.
So, now I have decided to only take slangbyt with on trips and stop using it the rest of the time.
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« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2006, 08:30:08 am »
Jerry Jerry Jerry!

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« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2006, 10:04:49 am »
Zonkel looking forward to the trip report pics and sounds like you had a wicked time 8)
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« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2006, 10:11:26 am »
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All and all it was a very pleasant 12 days


There must have been some looooooong days!

Did you guys have time to rest as well, or just ride every day?

Eagerly waiting for the fodies!
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« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2006, 12:13:29 pm »
Sounds like an awesome trip, can't wait for the pics.....
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« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2006, 12:18:28 pm »
ja.. wat kan ons sĂ?ÂȘ....

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« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2006, 04:24:15 pm »
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ja.. wat kan ons sĂ?ÂȘ....

:useless:


what he said.  the assylum is waiting.... :D
 

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« Reply #11 on: April 21, 2006, 04:29:20 pm »
Hell Zonkels..................

...............how long is the suspense gonna last?


Are you still saying Hi to your wife?  :D
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« Reply #12 on: April 21, 2006, 04:35:51 pm »
Come on Zonkel!!

I am dying to check it out
 

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« Reply #13 on: April 22, 2006, 09:59:02 am »
Yes, show us a picture of the Aprilia in Africa :lol:
ain't no bus to catch!
 

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« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2006, 05:42:37 pm »
how on earth can you do a trip like that in 12 days???
that must have been about 8000k's. divide that by 12 and you get an average of 600km a day  :shock:
add in borderposts, road conditions, roadblocks, and typical 3rd world africa beuarocracy and you must have been in the saddle from sunrise to sunset.
did you ride after dark? (i wouldnt want to do it on a bike in africa)
did you do it unsupported? (with, or without back-up cars)
 

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« Reply #15 on: April 23, 2006, 05:44:34 pm »
What does one have to do around here to see a couple of pics???






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« Reply #16 on: April 23, 2006, 08:09:38 pm »
Ja nee wragtig Zonkelnut...... :cry:

Smaak my jy's so stadig met daai foto's van jou soos daai Caponord! :D
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« Reply #17 on: April 24, 2006, 08:46:45 am »
krazy-eyes, we did on average 700km per day and one day we pushed it and did a wopping 68km.  :)

Leo, sshhhh!

OK. I was waiting for BM people to send me their pics but did not receive them yet. The 'aprilia' pics are ready so I will submit them for now and then when I receive the other pics, submit them. that means there will be 2 sets.
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« Reply #18 on: April 24, 2006, 08:56:33 am »
Viollaaaaaaaaaa.............we got some reaction.

No problem Zonks - just giving you some stick  :D  :D
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« Reply #19 on: April 24, 2006, 11:27:45 am »
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krazy-eyes, we did on average 700km per day and one day we pushed it and did a wopping 68km.  :) .


flippit! :shock: