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« on: May 08, 2006, 10:52:20 am »
Don't know if this is real but the KTM guy must have been VERY nervous  :shock:

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« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2006, 10:56:24 am »
Ok second thought it's definetly photoshopped. The rider is not looking at the right spot.
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« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2006, 05:36:02 pm »
i know the exact spot were this was taken. it is near kasane in northern botswana. there are lots of elephants that cross that road, and you'll see a few if you drive along the length of the road from nata. i even saw a lion walk across this road once.

the pic was taken by a german dude named joe pichler:
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« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2006, 09:29:33 pm »
We've seen 3 herds while crossing the Chobe Game reserve, we had to hoot at them to get out of our way, we were in a moerse hurry to catch the last ferry of the day into Zambia. The next time we crossed the park we only saw one elephant, this time we had 4 Katooms ahead of us, and the elephant crossed the road between us and them. It is awesome to watch elephant over the top of your handlebars.
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« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2006, 09:55:43 pm »
i cant wait to experience it myself - that feeling of vulnerability :oops:

i want to do a trip in august:
from here to nata, kasane, caprivi strip, the northern half of namibia down to spitzkoppe and back via windhoek, the trans kalahari highway and gaberone.
budget about 2-3 weeks.

any takers?
 

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« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2006, 08:02:50 am »
On the way from Sossusvlei to Karasburg (think between Maltahohe and Aus), there were a lot of signs warning one of game. Giraffe, Gemsbok, Zebra and Springbuck. Only saw a lot of springbuck.

Came around sharp corner at around 30km/h and startled a lone springbuck ram grazing next to the dirt road. Ram sprang into the air and continued to run right next to me (about 2 arm lenghts away) for about 50m before skirting away into the veld.. Was awesome and stopped afterwards to savour the moment.  8) A true adventurer's moment!
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« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2006, 08:14:07 am »
Great pic

I don't think its photoshopped. The shadows look correct and there are no signs of the clone tool.

This guy is taking a big chance...elephants are very fast and I'm told they hate bikes :shock:
There is a story on Horisonsunlimited about a guy on a KLR who almost didn't outrun a charging bull. He came within inches of losing his life!
 

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« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2006, 08:50:22 am »
Quote from: "krazy-eyes"
i cant wait to experience it myself - that feeling of vulnerability :oops:



Try riding through Hilbrow in the dark if you want "that feeling of vulnerability"!

We were up in the swamps last year June, in 4 x 4,s (you just can,t carry that quantity of beers on a bike) even in the the designated camps we had Ele,s wandering through the camp between our tents at night! One of the boys got "bushie" on us could not hack it, we had to fly him out from Maun.

Got my photoshop working now I think? so I will add some pics!~

Some little Ellies at Savuti I think, close enough?



But these are why they don,t let us in on the bikes!



But the most scary! 10 days of beer, bush and Braai,s



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« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2006, 10:04:58 am »
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This guy is taking a big chance...elephants are very fast and I'm told they hate bikes :shock:
There is a story on Horisonsunlimited about a guy on a KLR who almost didn't outrun a charging bull. He came within inches of losing his life!


northern namibia near shakawe in botswana:
stuck in the middle of an elephant herd, this one bull wouldnt let us pass. he would stand next to the road grazing, but everytime we started moving he would swing around into the road and flpa his ears. after waiting around for 30minutes we decided to shoot past.
as we passed his backside he turned around as gracefully as a ballerina and started charging us from behind.
he accelerated with a v8 discovery from standstill up to 80kph (the road was narrow and windy and didnt allow for more speed) and then continued to keep up for a good 500m untill he gave up!
 

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« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2006, 10:02:38 am »
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northern namibia near shakawe in botswana:
as we passed his backside he turned around as gracefully as a ballerina and started charging us from behind.


Graceful as a ballerina? He must have been riding a GS?

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« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2006, 10:07:13 am »
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« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2006, 10:18:02 am »
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