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Offline mountainboy

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you got the balls ???
« on: November 21, 2008, 09:31:16 am »
Firends of mine did the greater trek 2 yrs ago on Vespa's  :thumleft:

Now they planning a "Durban to Dublin" trippie - on 200cc Vespa PX's  :mwink:


so, you got the balls to join them??  :biggrin:


Durban to Dublin by Scooter 2013:

http://www.scooteraddicts.co.za/
Durban to Dublin 2013



WATCH THIS SPACE FOR MORE INFO AND DETAILS AS THE PLANNING HAPPENS...


So far we have 4 commited riders... and a couple maybe's...


The plan is like this...


We will start at the most Western Point of South Africa (Alexander Bay) and travel south to Cape Town and then on to the southern tip of Africa (Cape Augulhas) - We will then follow the coastline all the way through the Eastern Cape and up to South Africa's most Eastern Point (Kosi Bay) - via Durban. From there we will travel north through Natal and past Johannesburg and eventually leave South Africa at the most Northern Point of the country - into Botswana. Other scooter riders will be welcome to join us and ride along at any point in South Africa...


Once we have left South Africa, we will travel North, through Botswana and then enter Zambia at Victoria falls. From there its off to Malawi and spend some time at the lake. The we will continue through Tanzania, Kenya, etc - Into the Sudan - ferry a short distance on the Nile, etc.


From the coast in Egypt, we will ship the scooters to Turkey and then continue on through Europe and on to London and the UK... then finish in Dublin before retuning to the UK where we will meet the mailship, the RMS St Helena in Cardiff - The scooters will be shipped home from there (With us) - via Ascension and St Helena Islands...


The trip begins Feb 2013 and will be around 8-9 months long. It is going to be a leasurly ride with long stop overs and lots of sight seeing and adventures along the way...


Interested parties should start thinking seriously and speak up ASAP.  The trip will be rough and tough and no softy's will be tolerated - we will be camping 90% of the time and there will be no quiche and cappuccino...


The last big trip was only 55 days and took 2 years to plan - so 4 years is not that far off...


This trip will be massive and life changing - It's going to be "Legendary"...





« Last Edit: November 21, 2008, 10:08:50 am by mountainboy »
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Re: you got the balls ???
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2008, 09:33:20 am »
They pay I do..........no problem.  :biggrin:
 

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Re: you got the balls ???
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2008, 10:07:18 am »
They pay I do..........no problem.  :biggrin:

nee wat, jou ballas is veels te klein  :biggrin:
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Re: you got the balls ???
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2008, 10:58:27 am »
Sounds awsome but don't think I can bring myself to ride a Vespa for a whole year  :D
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Re: you got the balls ???
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2008, 11:03:36 am »
Maybe guys on DS bikes can act as backup?
 ;D

Good luck to them. Sounds awesome.
But I have no interest in doing that type of trip on a scooter.

 

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Re: you got the balls ???
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2008, 01:47:49 pm »
I think it's a brilliant idea.  I wish I had the time...
 

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Re: you got the balls ???
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2008, 01:48:50 pm »
I'd go if I had the time
sounds brilliant and definitely one to tell the grandchildren about
 

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Re: you got the balls ???
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2008, 01:49:04 pm »
Will do it, but what will the people say..... :biggrin:
 

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« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2008, 02:28:50 pm »
I esp like this part 

"Interested parties should start thinking seriously and speak up ASAP.  The trip will be rough and tough and no softy's will be tolerated - we will be camping 90% of the time and there will be no quiche and cappuccino..."

and these are VESPA riders  ::)
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Re: you got the balls ???
« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2008, 02:33:14 pm »
I esp like this part 

"Interested parties should start thinking seriously and speak up ASAP.  The trip will be rough and tough and no softy's will be tolerated - we will be camping 90% of the time and there will be no quiche and cappuccino..."

and these are VESPA riders  ::)

Sounds more hardcore than most of the  ride reports around here      :peepwall:
 

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Re: you got the balls ???
« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2008, 03:08:31 pm »
Did you say 2013?  If I am still alive, I am 100% in....no jokes. 

Who do I need to speak to and do you want it filmed? 
 

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Re: you got the balls ???
« Reply #11 on: November 21, 2008, 03:58:21 pm »
Did you say 2013?  If I am still alive, I am 100% in....no jokes. 

Who do I need to speak to and do you want it filmed? 

speak to Chris

http://www.scooteraddicts.co.za/

but where's ur vespa  ::)
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Re: you got the balls ???
« Reply #12 on: November 21, 2008, 04:14:23 pm »
They pay I do..........no problem.  :biggrin:

nee wat, jou ballas is veels te klein  :biggrin:

thats the last time I share a tent with you.....
 

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Re: you got the balls ???
« Reply #13 on: November 24, 2008, 11:55:38 am »
Did you say 2013?

Oh, I thought that's when they expect the journey to end. My bad.

Seriously. Time, finances and responsibilities allowing, I'd be their backup on a Tourateched xChallenge ('till about half way).
Don't waste any more time.

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Re: you got the balls ???
« Reply #14 on: November 24, 2008, 12:58:33 pm »
Let's start new threads.   >:D :imaposer:

"What bike to ride through Africa?"

"FI or Carburettor through Africa?"

"Best mechanical safe bike to ride through Africa?"

"Bike with best suspension to ride through Africa"

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Ya these oke's sure is putting one over on the D/S guy's, how many ride reports on this forum of Africa travels?  :imaposer: :peepwall:


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Re: you got the balls ???
« Reply #15 on: November 24, 2008, 01:44:19 pm »
dammm,,,,i dont see the point

sorrie,,,i suppose i'm knackerless

then you might as well do it on a skateboard,,,hey thats an idea
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Re: you got the balls ???
« Reply #16 on: November 24, 2008, 02:18:48 pm »
Yeah and if your'e TOTALLY knackerless a Unimog  :mwink:
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Re: you got the balls ???
« Reply #17 on: November 24, 2008, 02:25:19 pm »
The mechanical complexity of the PX Vespa can be understood by someone with the technical ability of a michnus.
Going to need to carry a good few liters of 2T oil, dont think you can find much in Africa.

I'd give my left ball to do this.
 

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« Reply #18 on: November 24, 2008, 02:26:52 pm »
Yeah and if your'e TOTALLY knackerless a Unimog  :mwink:

I'm sorry, but if you're going to be using a Unimog, you'd have to go OVER Kili to at least give it a workout.
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Re: you got the balls ???
« Reply #19 on: November 24, 2008, 02:28:49 pm »
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Go the Vespa's! Reminds me of the two Irish guys that went camping on horseback but it is a long story...........
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