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Offline Sabre

Re: BEST bike for African trip options
« Reply #80 on: November 27, 2019, 09:29:22 pm »
Bruce Smart rode his GSX around the world in 2014
76000KM
That bike has a tough sub frame  :thumleft:
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Re: BEST bike for African trip options
« Reply #81 on: November 28, 2019, 07:49:45 am »
Schalk, you are a man to my liking....... :thumleft: :thumleft:

Agree 100% !
When are we getting a follow-up book ?
Hi Sabre to do a book and self publish it is very expensive. It will probably cost the same than my trip from South America to Alaska. I am still in two minds. Then again I thought of making a self made movie of the trip complete with drone footage and sell it to channel 147. The down side of that again would be that every one would know your face in South Africa and that would be a down side. Don't know yet must think about it.
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Re: BEST bike for African trip options
« Reply #82 on: November 28, 2019, 09:29:54 am »
Schalk, you are a man to my liking....... :thumleft: :thumleft:

Agree 100% !
When are we getting a follow-up book ?
Hi Sabre to do a book and self publish it is very expensive. It will probably cost the same than my trip from South America to Alaska. I am still in two minds. Then again I thought of making a self made movie of the trip complete with drone footage and sell it to channel 147. The down side of that again would be that every one would know your face in South Africa and that would be a down side. Don't know yet must think about it.

Greame & Luisa Bell e-publish their books themselves. (You should find them on Google). Apparently Amazon takes the biggest chunk of the money if you do it through them.

I think self publishing e-books is the way to go
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Re: BEST bike for African trip options
« Reply #83 on: November 28, 2019, 11:43:05 am »
Bruce Smart rode his GSX around the world in 2014
76000KM

I think if he did the trip again he would enjoy it much more on something like a VStrom 1000. Just the upright seating position is a good start.
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Re: BEST bike for African trip options
« Reply #84 on: November 28, 2019, 04:04:21 pm »
Schalk, you are a man to my liking....... :thumleft: :thumleft:

Agree 100% !
When are we getting a follow-up book ?
Hi Sabre to do a book and self publish it is very expensive. It will probably cost the same than my trip from South America to Alaska. I am still in two minds. Then again I thought of making a self made movie of the trip complete with drone footage and sell it to channel 147. The down side of that again would be that every one would know your face in South Africa and that would be a down side. Don't know yet must think about it.

Greame & Luisa Bell e-publish their books themselves. (You should find them on Google). Apparently Amazon takes the biggest chunk of the money if you do it through them.

I think self publishing e-books is the way to go

Due to the 400 photos in my book (12 gigabyte) it is to big for e books
1/The only way to get experience is to get experience-Schalk                
2/Ride Reports>Long Tours>Africa Tour To The Equator And Back In 40 Days
3/A stranger is just a friend you have not met yet
4/Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe in and enthusiastically act upon must come to past-Paul J Mayer
5/Use the rocks in the your way to build stepping stones-Herman Zapp
 

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Re: BEST bike for African trip options
« Reply #85 on: November 28, 2019, 04:26:00 pm »
Schalk, you are a man to my liking....... :thumleft: :thumleft:

Agree 100% !
When are we getting a follow-up book ?
Hi Sabre to do a book and self publish it is very expensive. It will probably cost the same than my trip from South America to Alaska. I am still in two minds. Then again I thought of making a self made movie of the trip complete with drone footage and sell it to channel 147. The down side of that again would be that every one would know your face in South Africa and that would be a down side. Don't know yet must think about it.

Greame & Luisa Bell e-publish their books themselves. (You should find them on Google). Apparently Amazon takes the biggest chunk of the money if you do it through them.

I think self publishing e-books is the way to go

Due to the 400 photos in my book (12 gigabyte) it is to big for e books


For E-Books you can reduce the size of those photos to probably 5-10%. They dont need to be that big for e-reading
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Re: BEST bike for African trip options
« Reply #86 on: November 28, 2019, 06:03:10 pm »
Schalk, you are a man to my liking....... :thumleft: :thumleft:

Agree 100% !
When are we getting a follow-up book ?
Hi Sabre to do a book and self publish it is very expensive. It will probably cost the same than my trip from South America to Alaska. I am still in two minds. Then again I thought of making a self made movie of the trip complete with drone footage and sell it to channel 147. The down side of that again would be that every one would know your face in South Africa and that would be a down side. Don't know yet must think about it.

Well Schalk, spend some money on a bit of a face-lift first. :pot: :peepwall:
 

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Re: BEST bike for African trip options
« Reply #87 on: November 28, 2019, 07:12:17 pm »
Schalk, you are a man to my liking....... :thumleft: :thumleft:

Agree 100% !
When are we getting a follow-up book ?
Hi Sabre to do a book and self publish it is very expensive. It will probably cost the same than my trip from South America to Alaska. I am still in two minds. Then again I thought of making a self made movie of the trip complete with drone footage and sell it to channel 147. The down side of that again would be that every one would know your face in South Africa and that would be a down side. Don't know yet must think about it.

Greame & Luisa Bell e-publish their books themselves. (You should find them on Google). Apparently Amazon takes the biggest chunk of the money if you do it through them.

I think self publishing e-books is the way to go

My dad self published and then hit the marketing to support sales. He made a bit of money out of it and then went the ebooks route via amazon. Its not lucrative unless you sell loads but it can be done and can fund adventures.  Books were printed in China and shipped to ZA. It was relatively cheap to do.
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Offline schalk vd merwe

Re: BEST bike for African trip options
« Reply #88 on: December 02, 2019, 02:46:21 am »
Schalk, you are a man to my liking....... :thumleft: :thumleft:

Agree 100% !
When are we getting a follow-up book ?
Hi Sabre to do a book and self publish it is very expensive. It will probably cost the same than my trip from South America to Alaska. I am still in two minds. Then again I thought of making a self made movie of the trip complete with drone footage and sell it to channel 147. The down side of that again would be that every one would know your face in South Africa and that would be a down side. Don't know yet must think about it.

Well Schalk, spend some money on a bit of a face-lift first. :pot: :peepwall:

Hi 2 StrokeDan yes a Face lift and Tummy tuck.
1/The only way to get experience is to get experience-Schalk                
2/Ride Reports>Long Tours>Africa Tour To The Equator And Back In 40 Days
3/A stranger is just a friend you have not met yet
4/Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe in and enthusiastically act upon must come to past-Paul J Mayer
5/Use the rocks in the your way to build stepping stones-Herman Zapp