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Offline davidcmarcus

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Short Way Up
« on: October 09, 2008, 10:45:09 pm »
www.shortwayup.com

3 guys (South African, Canadian and Egyptian/Greek) going up Africa from Agulhus to Cap Blanc.

Riding 2 x 25 year old XT600 Tenere's and a new XR650L

Check out the website for more...
The Interruptions ARE the Journey and the Journey IS the destination!
So, ride a 25 year old Tenere and have many interruptions and very interesting journeys!
 

Offline White Rhino

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Re: Short Way Up
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2010, 12:22:38 pm »
Think these lads got lost?
I'd rather have a full bottle in front of me than a full frontal lobotomy
Nothing clears the head like a throttle twisted and the fresh air on the tip of the nose

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Offline Poenjas

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Re: Short Way Up
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2010, 01:12:36 pm »
Yip..   ???  not even google can find them..  :lamer:
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Offline davidcmarcus

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Re: Short Way Up
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2010, 01:40:01 pm »
Yo, didn't get lost, just cancelled the website.

Any questions, just email me: davidcmarcus@yahoo.com
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Offline White Rhino

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Re: Short Way Up
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2010, 10:00:45 am »
So spill the beans .... what happened?
I'd rather have a full bottle in front of me than a full frontal lobotomy
Nothing clears the head like a throttle twisted and the fresh air on the tip of the nose

Beta 300RR, WR450 Rallye, KTM990 Adv, HP2, HPN635, 1200GS LC
 

Offline davidcmarcus

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Re: Short Way Up
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2010, 02:03:40 pm »
malaria. Twice. Left my bike in Lagos. Went back a year later and bought a defender for 1500 dollars, put the bike on the back, then drove back to cape town in 33 days. Now i am trying again: made it to douala after 2 months, currently in cape town sourcing spares and selling bike (15grand at tim's). Back next week to tackle north and west africa...
The Interruptions ARE the Journey and the Journey IS the destination!
So, ride a 25 year old Tenere and have many interruptions and very interesting journeys!
 

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Re: Short Way Up
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2010, 10:51:49 am »
Shit, sorry to hear about the Malaria - that sucks man! Glad to hear you still kicking.

Strength for your next attempt. Look forward to your RR.

Good luck!
I'd rather have a full bottle in front of me than a full frontal lobotomy
Nothing clears the head like a throttle twisted and the fresh air on the tip of the nose

Beta 300RR, WR450 Rallye, KTM990 Adv, HP2, HPN635, 1200GS LC
 

Offline frabans

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Re: Short Way Up
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2011, 07:00:26 pm »
David, where are you at the moment???
 

Offline davidcmarcus

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Re: Short Way Up
« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2011, 07:06:05 pm »
I'm back in South Africa, for a few months, did West Africa in the Landy, but had a major accident in Benin Republic - rolled the landy twice at 80km/h... broke a rib, but continued after some quick fixes to the Landy (used rear side window as windscreen) until Western Sahara (another 4000km) and now the Landy is getting fixed up nicely (new body and sprayed Orange)...
Next trip Europe and possibly Asia in October...
Check out some history here:
www.manicmissions.tk
The Interruptions ARE the Journey and the Journey IS the destination!
So, ride a 25 year old Tenere and have many interruptions and very interesting journeys!