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Re: Ngola Kingdom: Motorcycle (mis)adventures in south-west Angola
« Reply #340 on: October 14, 2013, 09:16:18 am »
I was very sorry to see Tom's trip come to an end before it really started.

Especially after having sourced a second hand front wheel - by pure luck and pretty much last minute.
Like really last minute - six days prior to departure and after caging the Midget's DR donkey in luggage carrier.

The replacement wheel was in plenty better condition than the El Cheapo putty rim the KTM came with. In a knee jerk disassembly, straighten & reassembly action it was made travel fit whilst I had to endure relentless messages & calls from Tom questioning my assurance that a 530's (suspected) and a 690's hub ARE identical and the replacement will not miserably fail once facing the first Angolan pot hole.

Lucky that you made something out of the time spent in Northern Namibia and from my limited and long past experience of the Kunene (April 2002) I can assure you that you have made the best out of fleeing Opuwo - which over a decade later still seems to be one of the most uninspiring places on the African continent.
Especially fleeing Opuwo for Epupa Falls. The term "a pretty special place" sums it up well. Don't say more.
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Re: Ngola Kingdom: Motorcycle (mis)adventures in south-west Angola
« Reply #341 on: December 07, 2013, 10:59:17 am »
Amazing trip guys great ride report and enough idiocracy, bullshit, laughter tears and midgets to leave  a lasting memory. Wonderful, would be honoured to ride with you boys one day
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Re: Ngola Kingdom: Motorcycle (mis)adventures in south-west Angola
« Reply #342 on: December 11, 2013, 05:39:04 pm »
Without a doubt one of the most amusing and utterly entertaining ride reports i have had the pleasure of reading.I laughed out loud  countless times and stayed enthralled the whole way through the journey.Tom,you sir are a gentleman and a scholar.One can only imagine the utter heartache and broken spirit you had to endure watching your mates ride off into the distance,KUDOS!thanks for sharing chaps.Now please go ride some more and tell us about it so we can all laugh some more.thanks.
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« Reply #343 on: January 02, 2014, 09:30:54 pm »
Really entertaining!

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« Reply #344 on: January 03, 2014, 02:34:29 pm »
Brilliant!!!
 

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Re: Ngola Kingdom: Motorcycle (mis)adventures in south-west Angola
« Reply #345 on: March 14, 2014, 05:00:22 pm »
Only discovered this thread a little while ago and since then I was glued to my seat and frothing at the mouth to go on a similar (mis) adventure. Thank you for the wonderfully portrayed and endlessly entertaining story of epic proportions! Sorry for the misfortune of your fallen compadrey early on, but such is life neh.  :ricky:
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Re: Ngola Kingdom: Motorcycle (mis)adventures in south-west Angola
« Reply #346 on: March 26, 2014, 04:06:38 pm »
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On page 9. Loving it!

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Re: Ngola Kingdom: Motorcycle (mis)adventures in south-west Angola
« Reply #347 on: March 26, 2014, 05:25:23 pm »
Ah. You have a long, drawn out, self indulgent road of garbled nonsense ahead of you then... Enjoy!