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Offline bungycool

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Re: MAYBE NO SHOES, BUT A BIKE AND THE WHOLE OF AFRICA !!
« Reply #220 on: April 24, 2010, 10:35:20 pm »
Aaaaaaarrggghh just when I had started to sleep again now I stumble upon this. awesome Nardus awesome. looks like you not only have good negotiating skills but also large angels looking after you! take it you sold the bikes in the UK. All the best.
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Re: MAYBE NO SHOES, BUT A BIKE AND THE WHOLE OF AFRICA !!
« Reply #221 on: April 24, 2010, 11:44:07 pm »
What a trip
 

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Re: MAYBE NO SHOES, BUT A BIKE AND THE WHOLE OF AFRICA !!
« Reply #222 on: May 18, 2010, 10:55:03 pm »
Going to read this report again and again.........GREAT STUFF!!!
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Re: MAYBE NO SHOES, BUT A BIKE AND THE WHOLE OF AFRICA !!
« Reply #223 on: May 21, 2010, 04:42:30 pm »
EPIC!! Truly EPIC!! I am going to read the whole story again. I cant believe that was done! Its like something out of a novel!
 

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Re: MAYBE NO SHOES, BUT A BIKE AND THE WHOLE OF AFRICA !!
« Reply #224 on: May 25, 2010, 11:06:07 pm »
Going to read this report again and again.........GREAT STUFF!!!

Me tooo! :thumleft:
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Re: MAYBE NO SHOES, BUT A BIKE AND THE WHOLE OF AFRICA !!
« Reply #225 on: July 18, 2010, 06:47:56 pm »
Hi Nardus.
There ere only 3 moutains in Africawith the same fynbos. It is Table Moutain. Mariepskok outside Hoedspruit and Mount Mulanje in Malawi.
The report is great.
 

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Re: MAYBE NO SHOES, BUT A BIKE AND THE WHOLE OF AFRICA !!
« Reply #226 on: July 29, 2010, 09:36:23 pm »
Flip Nardus, what a read!!
New here, been glued to the story.....
Mucho respect man ..
 

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Re: MAYBE NO SHOES, BUT A BIKE AND THE WHOLE OF AFRICA !!
« Reply #227 on: August 01, 2010, 08:26:16 am »
Weet nie hoekom ek jou RR nou eers lees nie, maar dit is bevange!!

Thanx for sharing  :thumleft:
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Re: MAYBE NO SHOES, BUT A BIKE AND THE WHOLE OF AFRICA !!
« Reply #228 on: September 14, 2010, 08:49:25 pm »
Another stunning read !!

Shows what one can do with nothing other than a lekker good idea !

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Re: MAYBE NO SHOES, BUT A BIKE AND THE WHOLE OF AFRICA !!
« Reply #229 on: September 22, 2010, 10:07:03 pm »
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« Reply #230 on: October 08, 2010, 10:12:04 am »
Thanks for the replies! Much appreciated. Wish I had time for another one like this
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« Reply #231 on: October 08, 2010, 12:19:48 pm »
Dammmm!! dit was nou 'n GREAT read!! was lus om bier in te smokkel hier by die werk!! Awesome awesome!! :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:
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Re: MAYBE NO SHOES, BUT A BIKE AND THE WHOLE OF AFRICA !!
« Reply #232 on: October 09, 2010, 06:15:47 pm »
Thanks for the replies! Much appreciated. Wish I had time for another one like this

Mens moet hierdie RR ses maandeliks weer lees, dit hou jou spirit hoog!
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Re: MAYBE NO SHOES, BUT A BIKE AND THE WHOLE OF AFRICA !!
« Reply #233 on: October 09, 2010, 09:47:44 pm »
What an inspiring trip, I cannot believe it's the first time I read it. Thanks Nardus for taking the time  8)
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Re: MAYBE NO SHOES, BUT A BIKE AND THE WHOLE OF AFRICA !!
« Reply #234 on: October 27, 2010, 06:06:58 pm »
What a great read, what a great ride. I am once again reminded of this:-

When you plan a trip and it executes flawlessly, That's an excursion, When you plan a trip and things go wrong, but you press on, it's an ADVENTURE.

Now when's the next one?
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Re: MAYBE NO SHOES, BUT A BIKE AND THE WHOLE OF AFRICA !!
« Reply #235 on: November 02, 2010, 04:43:54 pm »
when the big man comes knocking what stories would we have shared ? i think you just set a precedent thank you !
 

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Re: MAYBE NO SHOES, BUT A BIKE AND THE WHOLE OF AFRICA !!
« Reply #236 on: November 16, 2010, 05:55:03 pm »
Jis Nardus. Bevange RR. Moet 'n helse indruk op jou as persoon maak. Afrika toe Angola , wat is volgende ???
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Re: MAYBE NO SHOES, BUT A BIKE AND THE WHOLE OF AFRICA !!
« Reply #237 on: November 16, 2010, 07:02:21 pm »
Nardus respect to you and Johan I have read this RR a couple of times and the second time I actually felt the sense of adventure you experienced What and achievement well done ! I thought that when I did my first Cape to Rio yacht race in 1976 it was the ultimate challenge but this beats it hands down. (Thinking to myself maybe I need another challenge) I really think you should go to press with this.  :thumleft:
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Re: MAYBE NO SHOES, BUT A BIKE AND THE WHOLE OF AFRICA !!
« Reply #238 on: November 16, 2010, 10:14:14 pm »
Nardus, you the man. Just read the final chapter of your ventures and I'm sitting here and contimplating the idea of resigning my job and doing the same. Jeez this report was inspiring. SALUT!!!!
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Re: MAYBE NO SHOES, BUT A BIKE AND THE WHOLE OF AFRICA !!
« Reply #239 on: January 20, 2011, 05:44:06 pm »
WoW! Just read the whole thing for the last couple of days an I am amazed! Flippen awesome! Nardus, I wonder if your other trips seems small compared to this one? Do you ever feel like "Ja dit was lekker, maar nou nie so lekker soos daar deur afrika nie" ? dit was nou n lekker lees! hoop ek kan dit self ook skryf