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Offline Mogas

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Re: Angola, it's not like they said.
« Reply #360 on: February 19, 2008, 11:08:05 pm »
It's all been said. I have nothing further to add (read speachless) except a big thankyou for the story.
 

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Re: Angola, it's not like they said.
« Reply #361 on: April 28, 2008, 06:32:07 pm »
This story was promoted word of mouth!!!!!! Man what an absolutely epic adventure!! Makes me proud to be a WD.

MJ, publish my man!! At least speak to Jacko and get it into Topbike.

WOW guys and especially Fred, tough as nails, riding with a broken ankle, you guys SERIAAAASLY ROCK!!!!!!!!
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Re: Angola, it's not like they said.
« Reply #362 on: April 30, 2008, 04:57:07 pm »
This story was promoted word of mouth!!!!!! Man what an absolutely epic adventure!! Makes me proud to be a WD.

MJ, publish my man!! At least speak to Jacko and get it into Topbike.

WOW guys and especially Fred, tough as nails, riding with a broken ankle, you guys SERIAAAASLY ROCK!!!!!!!!

I've repeatedly asked him and he said: "No, I've promised it to Enduro World."

End of story. From my side, at least.

Ek lek nie 'n man se gat nie.
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Re: Angola, it's not like they said.
« Reply #363 on: May 01, 2008, 02:44:22 pm »
Still a great read


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Re: Angola, it's not like they said.
« Reply #364 on: May 05, 2008, 12:23:45 pm »
Hats off to you all, this is the best report I have ever read, better than all of Charlie and Ewans programes as this is the real deal, no back up and having to depend upon yourselves, you have my greatest respect.

As has been said by all who have read this, it must be published.
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Re: Angola, it's not like they said.
« Reply #365 on: May 08, 2008, 03:39:17 pm »
really awesome!!!!!!!! (halfway through i almost had a heart attack as the pictures didnt want to show anymore, luckly did not last long)
Is there a place where we can download this report, my brother doen not have internet and he'll be very interested to read this?
Wolmerboom Suid
 

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Re: Angola, it's not like they said.
« Reply #366 on: May 08, 2008, 04:04:06 pm »
some dude compiled it into a PDF... check the ADVRider thread... should be available for download there.  Otherwise I have it, you can PM me your e-mail address and I'll mail it to you, but that's a last resort as it's quite big, close on 19 MB.
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Re: Angola, it's not like they said.
« Reply #367 on: May 09, 2008, 08:15:58 am »
some dude compiled it into a PDF... check the ADVRider thread... should be available for download there.  Otherwise I have it, you can PM me your e-mail address and I'll mail it to you, but that's a last resort as it's quite big, close on 19 MB.

thanks ill look there, my mailbox wount exept such large files
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Re: Angola, it's not like they said.
« Reply #368 on: June 16, 2008, 09:24:20 pm »
WOW there should be an award for the best trip ever.
This sounds awesome Michnus I have found HUGE respect for you and the others of this trip, amazing.
 

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Re: Angola, it's not like they said.
« Reply #370 on: October 03, 2008, 09:41:12 am »
Great report.  You guys are the real manne.

Quote: "...becomes an active participant in this unnatural, ugly, vertical carousel."

Metaljocky, you give new meaning to the term "poetry in motion".
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Re: Angola, it's not like they said.
« Reply #371 on: October 04, 2008, 05:11:22 pm »
Absolutely epic RR.  Your ride was amazing, brave, crazy and lucky.  It reads like a Boy's Own.  Each episode leaves the reader hanging, calling for more.  Fantastic!
 

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Re: Angola, it's not like they said.
« Reply #372 on: November 11, 2008, 09:26:39 pm »
Only seen this now, a link from the best RR thread.

This site amazes me from day to day. The hidden wonders than we some times miss.

To the gentlemen that participated in this epic journey there is no words that can explain the joy and exhilaration that you have provided me the last 7 hours of my life.

a TRUE adventure you have endured.

Well done.

An epic journey that will be hard to follow. Raised the bar in my thought of adventure riding and for this i thank you.

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Re: Angola, it's not like they said.
« Reply #373 on: November 12, 2008, 07:37:12 am »
Thanks for an awsome report. Wild Dogs on a wild ride.
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Re: Angola, it's not like they said.
« Reply #374 on: November 24, 2008, 09:41:20 pm »
Only read it now, take me a full 3 evenings to work through all the pages. Best RR eva!!

Thanks for sharing
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Re: Angola, it's not like they said.
« Reply #375 on: November 25, 2008, 05:36:08 am »
Only read it now, take me a full 3 evenings to work through all the pages. Best RR eva!!

Thanks for sharing

When it was first written and posted piece by piece on ADV Rider, the Adv rider boys who have some epic ride reports were crying out for more, definitely a great one 8) And a great writing style.
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Re: Angola, it's not like they said.
« Reply #376 on: December 10, 2008, 06:57:37 pm »
Only got round to this today.  I laughed and I cried.  Several times.

Thanks MJ and friends.
 

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Re: Angola, it's not like they said.
« Reply #377 on: March 20, 2009, 09:27:46 pm »
Awesome stuff - almost 2 years later that i got to read this stunning report ... please write an adventure book about this trip! Well done!
 

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Re: Angola, it's not like they said.
« Reply #378 on: March 31, 2009, 09:03:03 pm »
This is just beautiful, you make me want to pack up my things and ride!! love it :thumleft:
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Re: Angola, it's not like they said.
« Reply #379 on: June 18, 2009, 12:14:17 am »
piele  :thumleft:
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