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Offline Captain Cook

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Hlola Africa 2019
« on: August 09, 2019, 08:01:01 pm »
Evening

Just returned from a 5 week 15000km Solo Adventure through Africa and let me tell you it was a life changing experience.  I started a thread in planning a ride that did not get much traction,  to be honest I did not do much planning.  I heard it said before "don't plan to leave, plan to return to normal life when you get back."  This could not be more true.  So with the map below I set off and dealt with each day and each situation as it arose.  The aim was not to ride the most difficult gravel roads or see as many tourist attractions as could,  but to get to know the local people in each country and experience their lives as they lived them.  As Riaan Manser said in his book Around Africa on my Bicycle "don't take a picture, be part of the picture".   I commit to giving you a short day by day update for the next 5 weeks.  Hold me too it and join me as I take you along with me to relive this amazing experience.  Just busy resizing my Photo's and learning how to post videos then we will be on our way.
« Last Edit: August 24, 2019, 09:07:18 pm by Captain Cook »
 
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Re: Hlola Africa 2019
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2019, 08:12:41 pm »
Canít wait to see the rest
 

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Re: Hlola Africa 2019
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2019, 05:00:02 am »
That looks like quite a ride you didn't plan there.

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Re: Hlola Africa 2019
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2019, 07:03:14 am »
Looking forward to hearing about your journey - sounds like a fantastic adventure. Your attitude is right!
 

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Re: Hlola Africa 2019
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2019, 07:29:36 am »
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Re: Hlola Africa 2019
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2019, 07:35:20 am »
Amin  :thumleft:
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Re: Hlola Africa 2019
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2019, 07:40:49 am »
Amin2   :thumleft:
 

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Re: Hlola Africa 2019
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2019, 08:12:03 am »
Looking forward to seeing your photos and hearing of your experiences  :hello:
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Re: Hlola Africa 2019
« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2019, 06:30:00 pm »
Let me start by asking for a little help.  I want to be able to insert the pictures in the text.  Our corporate IT policy prevents me from using a hosting site like Photobucket and only allows Google Drive.  I have copied the pictures to Google drive and make them public,  if I insert a URL I can open it so I am assuming there are no access issues.  If I insert a picture it does not work.  See examples below.  Any ideas so that I can get the show on the road?  I have looked through the thread above where this is discussed in length with no success.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1l0gRqbXwGueJ6keId9uSVWZDUCK0DyKm/view?usp=sharing


 
« Last Edit: August 10, 2019, 06:41:44 pm by Captain Cook »
 

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Re: Hlola Africa 2019
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2019, 02:20:15 am »
Also looking forward to this, and learning how to insert pictures ::) ::)
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Re: Hlola Africa 2019
« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2019, 12:30:37 pm »
Let me start by asking for a little help.  I want to be able to insert the pictures in the text.  Our corporate IT policy prevents me from using a hosting site like Photobucket and only allows Google Drive.  I have copied the pictures to Google drive and make them public,  if I insert a URL I can open it so I am assuming there are no access issues.  If I insert a picture it does not work.  See examples below.  Any ideas so that I can get the show on the road?  I have looked through the thread above where this is discussed in length with no success.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1l0gRqbXwGueJ6keId9uSVWZDUCK0DyKm/view?usp=sharing


Try this method to embed the picture into your post ,hopefully it works (I haven't tried it):
https://gist.github.com/evansims/f23e2f49e3d4be793038
 

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Re: Hlola Africa 2019
« Reply #11 on: August 11, 2019, 01:04:51 pm »
Evening

Just returned from a 5 week 15000km Solo Adventure through Africa and let me tell you it was a life changing experience.  I started a thread in planning a ride that did not get much traction,  to be honest I did not do much planning.  I heard it said before "don't plan to leave, plan to return to normal life when you get back."  This could not be more true.  So with the map below I set off and dealt with each day and each situation as it arose.  The aim was not to ride the most difficult gravel roads or see as many tourist attractions as could,  but to get to know the local people in each country and experience their lives as they lived them.  As Riaan Manser said in his book Around Africa on my Bicycle "don't take a picture, be part of the picture".   I commit to giving you a short day by day update for the next 5 weeks.  Hold me too it and join me as I take you along with me to relive this amazing experience.  Just busy resizing my Photo's and learning how to post videos then we will be on our way.

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Re: Hlola Africa 2019
« Reply #12 on: August 11, 2019, 01:17:58 pm »
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Re: Hlola Africa 2019
« Reply #13 on: August 11, 2019, 04:05:08 pm »
Cannot help with the photo's but hope you get it sorted fast as I am looking forward to this one!
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Re: Hlola Africa 2019
« Reply #14 on: August 11, 2019, 04:22:53 pm »
Sub!! :thumleft:
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Re: Hlola Africa 2019
« Reply #15 on: August 11, 2019, 08:16:10 pm »
Let me start by asking for a little help.  I want to be able to insert the pictures in the text.  Our corporate IT policy prevents me from using a hosting site like Photobucket and only allows Google Drive.  I have copied the pictures to Google drive and make them public,  if I insert a URL I can open it so I am assuming there are no access issues.  If I insert a picture it does not work.  See examples below.  Any ideas so that I can get the show on the road?  I have looked through the thread above where this is discussed in length with no success.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1l0gRqbXwGueJ6keId9uSVWZDUCK0DyKm/view?usp=sharing


Try this method to embed the picture into your post ,hopefully it works (I haven't tried it):
https://gist.github.com/evansims/f23e2f49e3d4be793038

Thanks Rooikoos.  I followed the link to the article and played around a bit and got it working.  First post on its way shortley. 
« Last Edit: August 11, 2019, 08:16:57 pm by Captain Cook »
 
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Re: Hlola Africa 2019
« Reply #16 on: August 12, 2019, 03:54:12 pm »
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Re: Hlola Africa 2019
« Reply #17 on: August 12, 2019, 04:37:13 pm »
[Thanks Rooikoos.  I followed the link to the article and played around a bit and got it working. First post on its way shortley.

Just thought I should mention - it is now 21 hours and 30 minutes later  :peepwall: :drif: :imaposer:

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Re: Hlola Africa 2019
« Reply #18 on: August 14, 2019, 10:52:28 am »
Sub for sure
 

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« Reply #19 on: August 14, 2019, 11:39:50 am »
I'm in.....
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