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Offline dieterf

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Re: MAYBE NO SHOES, BUT A BIKE AND THE WHOLE OF AFRICA !!
« Reply #180 on: September 17, 2008, 08:35:40 pm »
awesome stuff, thanks for a superb read!
 

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Re: MAYBE NO SHOES, BUT A BIKE AND THE WHOLE OF AFRICA !!
« Reply #181 on: September 17, 2008, 08:43:36 pm »
Hardcore, Nardus, Hardcore

Baie dankie om dit te deel
 

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Re: MAYBE NO SHOES, BUT A BIKE AND THE WHOLE OF AFRICA !!
« Reply #182 on: September 17, 2008, 09:30:31 pm »
Thanks Nardus, that was one helluva story.
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Re: MAYBE NO SHOES, BUT A BIKE AND THE WHOLE OF AFRICA !!
« Reply #183 on: September 18, 2008, 12:15:59 am »
Thanks man. Great RR!
 

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Re: MAYBE NO SHOES, BUT A BIKE AND THE WHOLE OF AFRICA !!
« Reply #184 on: September 18, 2008, 10:29:38 am »
This one definately belongs in the 'Roll of Honour' best rider reports.  :deal:
 

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Re: MAYBE NO SHOES, BUT A BIKE AND THE WHOLE OF AFRICA !!
« Reply #185 on: September 18, 2008, 12:10:20 pm »
wow - fantastic adventure.  ive been reading your story since i arrived at work and just couldnt stop till i finished - lunchtime.

It sure has given me inspiration to carry on with my own adventure plans.
 

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Re: MAYBE NO SHOES, BUT A BIKE AND THE WHOLE OF AFRICA !!
« Reply #186 on: September 18, 2008, 05:17:59 pm »
Absolutely fantastic and inspiring!!!

Nardus - just one final request mate....  as with all good stories and movies... there's ALWAYS the "Outtakes" - so please don't delay to post those you forgot about!!  :thumleft: :pot:
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Re: MAYBE NO SHOES, BUT A BIKE AND THE WHOLE OF AFRICA !!
« Reply #187 on: September 19, 2008, 08:03:22 am »
Just finished reading the last bit,so sorry it has ended,going to miss my morning coffee and your report,thanks for agreat story. :thumleft:
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4 = lots of sand, technical riding 5 = expert only
 

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Re: MAYBE NO SHOES, BUT A BIKE AND THE WHOLE OF AFRICA !!
« Reply #188 on: September 19, 2008, 10:13:51 am »
Absolutely fantastic and inspiring!!!

Nardus - just one final request mate....  as with all good stories and movies... there's ALWAYS the "Outtakes" - so please don't delay to post those you forgot about!!  :thumleft: :pot:



Ha ha ha ..............
Let the snake slide and the lizzard slither and LET IT BE !
 

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Re: MAYBE NO SHOES, BUT A BIKE AND THE WHOLE OF AFRICA !!
« Reply #189 on: September 19, 2008, 05:54:06 pm »
INCREDIBLE adventure. Really, really well done!

I'll say it again, you okes were serious pioneers. Doing a trip like yours with zero bucks and almost no gear or clothes is unheard of these days. Thanks for taking the time to scan the slides & write the story.

Respek
« Last Edit: September 19, 2008, 05:59:39 pm by mrg46 »
 

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Re: MAYBE NO SHOES, BUT A BIKE AND THE WHOLE OF AFRICA !!
« Reply #190 on: September 20, 2008, 07:40:52 am »
Amazing Stuff!! Thanks alot!
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Re: MAYBE NO SHOES, BUT A BIKE AND THE WHOLE OF AFRICA !!
« Reply #191 on: September 20, 2008, 07:50:47 am »
Ja. With the report finished now, I will enjoy it at leisurely pace.  :biggrin:

Ongelooflik en baie dankie vir die effort om dit te post! Net om die foto's in JPEG formaat te gekry het moes 'n helse job gewees het.  8)
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Re: MAYBE NO SHOES, BUT A BIKE AND THE WHOLE OF AFRICA !!
« Reply #192 on: September 22, 2008, 08:42:12 pm »
Nardus ,
Awsome adventure you had , very envious .
Furthest I went was Antartica for 2 1/2 months and Gough Island.(Airforce Choppers) the same that vissited Marrion Island
But I think that was far safer than what u and Johan had accomplished.
WOW !

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Re: MAYBE NO SHOES, BUT A BIKE AND THE WHOLE OF AFRICA !!
« Reply #193 on: September 25, 2008, 08:11:00 pm »
AAAaarrrrggghhh, I finally get a internet connection that doesnt block photobucket and now it says something about maximum bandwidth exceeded!!!!!!!!

Can one of our tech savvy Dogs put this report in PDF?  ::)
 

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Re: MAYBE NO SHOES, BUT A BIKE AND THE WHOLE OF AFRICA !!
« Reply #194 on: September 26, 2008, 07:44:34 am »
OOOOooo Gits !!

Photobucket has send me a warning - I need to upgrade to the Pro version. I am sorting out the problem.
Sorry about that.

Hang so 'n week bal !!
« Last Edit: October 01, 2008, 08:41:03 am by Nardus »
Let the snake slide and the lizzard slither and LET IT BE !
 

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Re: MAYBE NO SHOES, BUT A BIKE AND THE WHOLE OF AFRICA !!
« Reply #195 on: September 26, 2008, 09:00:46 am »
Nardus, what an absolutely stagering experience!
Thank you for allowing me to live the experience with you - my greatest respect to you.
There is nothing you can do about the past and you can't predict the future...all you have is the now...live it to the fullest.

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Re: MAYBE NO SHOES, BUT A BIKE AND THE WHOLE OF AFRICA !!
« Reply #196 on: September 26, 2008, 10:35:20 am »
Fok Awesome that is all I have to say  :ricky:
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Re: MAYBE NO SHOES, BUT A BIKE AND THE WHOLE OF AFRICA !!
« Reply #197 on: September 30, 2008, 01:20:35 pm »
That was a 'proper' trip for a young man with no money.  Brilliant. Just do it like Nike says.
 

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Re: MAYBE NO SHOES, BUT A BIKE AND THE WHOLE OF AFRICA !!
« Reply #198 on: October 01, 2008, 08:39:31 am »
Photobucket problem sorted !! Sorry about that ......
Let the snake slide and the lizzard slither and LET IT BE !
 

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Re: MAYBE NO SHOES, BUT A BIKE AND THE WHOLE OF AFRICA !!
« Reply #199 on: October 06, 2008, 09:53:53 am »
Wow!

Nardus, so you have done your long way up and the Angola trip with MJ.  Isn't there a prize for being involved in two trips listed in the Roll of Honour?  How about a year or two free subscription to Hustler or Huisgenoot or any symbol of appreciation?  You have my vote.

Congratulations for having the guts to live!

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