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Re: Brandon Bosch Memorial Ride - Africa 2021
« Reply #640 on: November 26, 2021, 10:21:24 am »
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Re: Brandon Bosch Memorial Ride - Africa 2021
« Reply #641 on: November 26, 2021, 10:22:42 am »
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Re: Brandon Bosch Memorial Ride - Africa 2021
« Reply #642 on: November 26, 2021, 10:39:49 am »
i am reading...


feel your pain in this post......my good friend just lost her daughter at 29 while giving birth to her grandchild....


cannot begin to imagine losing ones child......it must be the worst pain and sadness there is

your story and openness is appreciated

wish only that you will find peace and strength to cope at this time

mother ....only half a word ;-)
 
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Re: Brandon Bosch Memorial Ride - Africa 2021
« Reply #643 on: November 26, 2021, 10:48:31 am »
Shiwa Ngandu. The original farm which has been in Mark's family since the beginning. There is a long history attached to it. I am not 100% sure, but I think his great grandfather walked the width of Africa, plotting, was given the land and developed the farm.

I will have to do some research when I have time to verify, but the buildings and surroundings are impressive.
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Re: Brandon Bosch Memorial Ride - Africa 2021
« Reply #644 on: November 26, 2021, 10:57:10 am »
The original stately main house seems out of place in this fairly remote part of Zambia.

The original clock tower.
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Re: Brandon Bosch Memorial Ride - Africa 2021
« Reply #645 on: November 26, 2021, 11:08:53 am »
From there it is a tree lined gravel section to Chisoso and onto the tarred T2 heading south.

I had again been invited to stay over at the Viljoens on Billis Farm outside Mulilima.
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Re: Brandon Bosch Memorial Ride - Africa 2021
« Reply #646 on: November 26, 2021, 11:18:02 am »
I hoped that he had good brakes on that bicycle, there was a very steep hill ahead of him.
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Re: Brandon Bosch Memorial Ride - Africa 2021
« Reply #647 on: November 26, 2021, 11:26:39 am »
Just some photos along the way.
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Re: Brandon Bosch Memorial Ride - Africa 2021
« Reply #648 on: November 26, 2021, 11:28:38 am »
NO FARMER, NO FOOD, NO FUTURE
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Re: Brandon Bosch Memorial Ride - Africa 2021
« Reply #649 on: November 26, 2021, 11:36:19 am »
The T2 tar road was in fairly good condition, but overloaded trucks and the lack of maintenance, results in some badly deteriorated sections, and at one of these, I stopped for a break.
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Re: Brandon Bosch Memorial Ride - Africa 2021
« Reply #650 on: November 26, 2021, 11:39:54 am »
Back onto the potholed T2 main road, heading for Mulilima.
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Re: Brandon Bosch Memorial Ride - Africa 2021
« Reply #651 on: November 26, 2021, 11:42:25 am »
The moment I saw the trucks ahead, parked at an angle, I knew what was happening. Diesel theft.
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Re: Brandon Bosch Memorial Ride - Africa 2021
« Reply #652 on: November 26, 2021, 11:45:04 am »
The last section to Mulilima.
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Re: Brandon Bosch Memorial Ride - Africa 2021
« Reply #653 on: November 26, 2021, 11:48:25 am »
It was a Sunday, there was a soccer match at the local school and a massive party going on with music blaring and many intoxicated locals all over.
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Re: Brandon Bosch Memorial Ride - Africa 2021
« Reply #654 on: November 26, 2021, 12:29:01 pm »
i am reading too  :thumleft:
 
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Re: Brandon Bosch Memorial Ride - Africa 2021
« Reply #655 on: November 26, 2021, 03:44:44 pm »
I am reading

And this may be out of line and I may not have the right to do this @DASKOP

but may I place this here, only in the hope to help lift the smallest amount of the unimaginable weight you carry:


Thank you for honouring my son in this way and reminding me why I am doing this.

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Re: Brandon Bosch Memorial Ride - Africa 2021
« Reply #656 on: November 26, 2021, 03:48:32 pm »
The Viljoen family were waiting for me and everything was set up for a whole chicken on the coals.

These are REAL people, and I was blessed to have met them and experience their hospitality, generosity and kindness.
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Re: Brandon Bosch Memorial Ride - Africa 2021
« Reply #657 on: November 26, 2021, 03:55:32 pm »
28 June 2021

Bad photo, but Brandon's sticker is still on George's bike.
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Re: Brandon Bosch Memorial Ride - Africa 2021
« Reply #658 on: November 26, 2021, 03:57:56 pm »
Imagine trying to take your kit out of the farm house to pack the bike and you have a bad tempered sheep to deal with, just looking for a opportunity to head butt you.
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Re: Brandon Bosch Memorial Ride - Africa 2021
« Reply #659 on: November 26, 2021, 04:02:59 pm »
Imagine trying to take your kit out of the farm house to pack the bike and you have a bad tempered sheep to deal with, just looking for a opportunity to head butt you.


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