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Offline Sardine

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Re: Christmas Safari
« Reply #100 on: November 08, 2014, 09:46:16 am »
Great RR.  :drif:

I think I need to slap a long range tank on my DR and take it to Bots next year.

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Re: Christmas Safari
« Reply #101 on: November 09, 2014, 06:12:36 pm »
Thanks for a great read.
 

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Re: Christmas Safari
« Reply #102 on: November 10, 2014, 04:07:14 pm »
Thanks to the guys who bumped this up to the top of the Ride Reports page. I missed it.

Xpat, that was a lekker ride.  Thanks for putting up the GPS files, the cut lines will have to be visited and i think your Tuli Block idea makes great sense.

Cheers for that

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Re: Christmas Safari
« Reply #103 on: November 10, 2014, 05:19:47 pm »
Great ride report  :thumleft: :thumleft:
Thanks for sharing
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Re: Christmas Safari
« Reply #104 on: November 27, 2014, 12:53:52 pm »
What a stunning RR.  I'm always in such awe of riders who attempt solo trips, especially those, such as this one, that venture far off the beaten track.

Well written, entertaining.  So glad it happened to pop up again as I missed it initially.
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Re: Christmas Safari
« Reply #105 on: November 27, 2014, 03:11:28 pm »
WOW, you're riding roads that most of us only dream about. Nice RR
 

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Re: Christmas Safari
« Reply #106 on: November 27, 2014, 07:26:06 pm »
Thank you.

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Re: Christmas Safari
« Reply #107 on: December 02, 2014, 02:21:44 pm »
Great report  :thumleft:
« Last Edit: December 02, 2014, 02:25:52 pm by REDRIDER »
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Re: Christmas Safari
« Reply #108 on: December 02, 2014, 03:57:42 pm »
Very Nice RR!! :thumleft:
 

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Re: Christmas Safari
« Reply #109 on: December 07, 2014, 02:13:48 pm »
Excellent RR, kept me up to the early hours...
Thanks for sharing!
 

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Re: Christmas Safari
« Reply #110 on: December 09, 2014, 10:20:24 am »
Although I did subscribe to this RR, somehow it fell away, and I have just finished reading it.

The Zim part was great, I love the ad-hoc planning and day-by-day decisions.

The cut-lines and then the Tuli-Block sections I also especially enjoyed. I have done them several times, but never on a bike. This has now firmly put another addition to my bucket list  :thumleft:

Thanks for taking the effort to write it all up mate  :thumleft:
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Re: Christmas Safari
« Reply #111 on: December 16, 2014, 07:43:47 am »
Awesome RR and thanks for the info. The GPS tracks would be great, but your descriptions are also good.  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Christmas Safari
« Reply #112 on: December 16, 2014, 07:50:49 am »
Awesome RR and thanks for the info. The GPS tracks would be great, but your descriptions are also good.  :thumleft:

Thanks. The GPS tracks are attached in my post on the prior page. The do not cover zim, but do caver all the good parts in Bots.

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Re: Christmas Safari
« Reply #113 on: December 16, 2014, 01:00:10 pm »
Awesome RR and thanks for the info. The GPS tracks would be great, but your descriptions are also good.  :thumleft:

Thanks. The GPS tracks are attached in my post on the prior page. The do not cover zim, but do caver all the good parts in Bots.
 

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Re: Christmas Safari
« Reply #114 on: December 16, 2014, 03:46:42 pm »
I thought I would just take a quick read of the forums. I came across this RR and have spent the better part of this afternoon reading it. So much for other plans. You have a great writing style.
 

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Re: Christmas Safari
« Reply #115 on: December 16, 2014, 09:53:13 pm »
Great RR Xpat. Hope to meet you sometime to chat over a beer.

Welcome to the Roll of Honour section  - well deserved
 

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Re: Christmas Safari
« Reply #116 on: December 30, 2014, 01:43:56 pm »
Thank you for a great report.

I have been contemplating about whether to go to Botswana next year or to ride the Baviaanskloof , but after reading your report it will definably have to be Botswana.

 I will have to step up my ability to ride sand though.
 

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Re: Christmas Safari
« Reply #117 on: February 28, 2015, 06:32:05 pm »
Hi Xpat, just read your christmas 2013 and 2014 RR... I enjoyed both of them a lot!!! Thanks for sharing and I enjoyed your writing style. :thumleft:  :thumleft: :thumleft:
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Re: Christmas Safari
« Reply #118 on: February 28, 2015, 06:38:24 pm »
Thanks, glad you enjoyed it  :thumleft:.

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Re: Christmas Safari
« Reply #119 on: March 07, 2015, 08:23:43 pm »
Just finished reading this RR although I read it in the beginning but never finished it.

What a trip!!

Thanks for sharing - always a pleasure to read your trips.
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