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Offline Elmer Fudd

Re: Brandon Bosch Memorial Ride - Africa 2021
« Reply #680 on: November 26, 2021, 10:26:01 pm »
03 July 2021

I got up, took a mug out of the cupboard, made coffee and went onto the verandah.

And then I saw this.
As has been said when something like this presents itself to one, 'What are the odds? That's too coincidental to be a coincidence!!'  :)


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"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference"
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Re: Brandon Bosch Memorial Ride - Africa 2021
« Reply #681 on: November 26, 2021, 11:22:54 pm »
I am reading
Makes no difference to me what you ride, as long as you ride!
 
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Re: Brandon Bosch Memorial Ride - Africa 2021
« Reply #682 on: November 27, 2021, 08:26:57 am »
I check in every day on this RR. So sorry for your loss [I look at my 2 rug rats every day and think of you , I can't emagine what it would be like if one of them didn't come home]

Ive been itching to ask you a question if I may please..............at any point on your trip did you ever feel unsafe?
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Re: Brandon Bosch Memorial Ride - Africa 2021
« Reply #683 on: November 27, 2021, 08:37:01 am »
I check in every day on this RR. So sorry for your loss [I look at my 2 rug rats every day and think of you , I can't emagine what it would be like if one of them didn't come home]

Ive been itching to ask you a question if I may please..............at any point on your trip did you ever feel unsafe?
Regards
Jim

Morning Jim.

Never, not once.

Later in this RR, there was I time I felt uncertain, but you will have to wait for it.

Every moment that you have with your children is precious, treasure them, they are the meaning of your life.

Marius.
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Re: Brandon Bosch Memorial Ride - Africa 2021
« Reply #684 on: November 27, 2021, 09:04:40 am »
I had been invited for breakfast by Morgan, who I met at Ndole and who cleaned my boots.

We were joined by his wife and sister-in-law, who had nearly completed her medical degree.

It was wonderful to spend some time with them.

Then it was off to Kafue, on the T2, a toll road, but motorbikes do not have to pay toll.
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Re: Brandon Bosch Memorial Ride - Africa 2021
« Reply #685 on: November 27, 2021, 09:13:41 am »
The Kafue River.

About 10 minutes ride from the Kafue, there is a hill which is notorious for accidents. Apart from the truck which I saw there, it is littered with wreckage from previous accidents.
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« Reply #686 on: November 27, 2021, 09:28:47 am »
Then it was onto the T1, through Mazabuka, Choma and on to Livingstone.

Going through the towns, it is advisable to be alert for pedestrians and vehicles which will just turn onto the road in front of you without even looking.

The amount of truck accidents I came across was crazy. Unlike in South Africa, it does not result in an illegal road-side shopping spree for the locals.

Petrol in Zambia is about R 11,10 per liter.
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« Reply #687 on: November 27, 2021, 09:32:02 am »
Local Uber.
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« Reply #688 on: November 27, 2021, 10:13:34 am »
Whilst at Ndole, I met Bernie Nel, and she then invited me to stay at her establishment, Loose Goose Chalets in Livingstone, for as long as I wanted to.

Upon arrival there, I was told that Bernie was out on a safari ride, so I went down the road to Taonga River Cruises to have a beer and watch the sunset.

Then it was back to Loose Goose and a braai with Bernie and the crowd.
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Re: Brandon Bosch Memorial Ride - Africa 2021
« Reply #689 on: November 27, 2021, 10:30:58 am »
04 July 2021

My chalet, another amazing blessing bestowed on me.
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« Reply #690 on: November 27, 2021, 01:04:13 pm »
It was Sunday, and I could only have my Covid test done the following day, so I wandered around the property.

There is Small Dog, Bernie's brother's house (I still need to find out where his nickname came from).

Then the bush trail, guarded by ferocious watch dogs.
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« Reply #691 on: November 27, 2021, 01:15:03 pm »
Bernie's dad, Brian, aka Baronavich, has his house, a massive collection of vehicle and projects on the Loose Goose property.
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Re: Brandon Bosch Memorial Ride - Africa 2021
« Reply #692 on: November 27, 2021, 01:21:59 pm »
The chopper pilot's house.

And a message for me.
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« Reply #693 on: November 27, 2021, 01:26:01 pm »
Brian also has a fully kitted workshop on the site, good to know if you are ever in the area and need some help.
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« Reply #694 on: November 27, 2021, 01:27:59 pm »
Bernie's house, where we had a braai that night.
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Re: Brandon Bosch Memorial Ride - Africa 2021
« Reply #695 on: November 27, 2021, 01:43:18 pm »
I know that a lot of what I am sharing does not really represent an Adventure riding environment, but all of these people had an amazing impact on me as a person, they are an integral part of my experience, they all played a part in making this a once in a lifetime trip a personal, emotional and exceptional journey, which warrants the representation of their lives to be included, purely because of who they are, what they did and what they mean to me.
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« Reply #696 on: November 27, 2021, 06:05:16 pm »
Personally I find all of this  most interesting and wonderful.
For someone that is largely chained to the concrete jungle to 'pay the man' this is so refreshing. Please keep going!

One day, the shackles will break and I will visit some of these fantastic places.



Indeed!!! Some people 'feel' the rain,,, others just get wet!

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Re: Brandon Bosch Memorial Ride - Africa 2021
« Reply #697 on: November 27, 2021, 07:15:49 pm »
05 July 2021

I went to the local hospital in Livingstone, swab taken for Covid test.

Then Baronavich took us for a drive.......
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« Reply #698 on: November 27, 2021, 07:20:25 pm »
And more of a drive ......
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Re: Brandon Bosch Memorial Ride - Africa 2021
« Reply #699 on: November 27, 2021, 07:24:05 pm »
Not far to go ......
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