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Niassa, Chucky Norris and John the Baptist.
« on: February 25, 2009, 11:29:18 pm »
The plan was to do a coast to coast ride. That’s lake coast to ocean coast.

Start at lovely Lake Malawi and work our way through Niassa and Cabo Delgado provinces in Mozambique to the Indian Ocean and the Quirimba islands, then double back to Lake Malawi again.

Like this;




It did not work out like that though, we got sidetracked before we got started.

As luck or Lucifer would have it, on the very weekend that we were to depart from Malawi the “Lake of Stars” party kicked off at Senga Bay, Malawi.

Lake of Stars is a music festival slash club gig with a difference. DJ’s are flown in from all over the world to do an open air show on the lake shore lasting three days.

They also fly in several plane loads of freaky, friendly, fascinating, club groupie type chicks from Europe and the UK. How can you say no to that?

We couldn’t , so we sacrificed three days worth of riding.

The participants this time around;
Myself and Hennie


 

Nardus and Brian


 

Our base was Fat Monkey’s. Best spot on Cape Maclear.

While we had a day or two to kill, some had their bikes individualized by Richie, the village artist. This is the same guy that did my 1200 in 2006, when my wife and I came through here.


 

And I know you are eyeing that twenty litres of fuel in the saddle bags. Yes, we were going to need that later.







Nardus and myself playing bawu.




Visiting friends.




Hell of a spot ain’t it?




Cold beer and lazy sunsets, I just love this place man.




Anyway, the day comes and we load up for the trip, we intend to do the Lake of Stars and then leave from there for the Mozambique border.

Immediately as we pull away from our undercover parking in Cape Maclear, I donner neer. No idea why I lost the front, but not encouraging to hit the deck in the first 4.5m of your trip.




Our route for the day, Cape Maclear to Senga Bay.




Pulling into the venue, we score a quality camping site.




The setup basically works like this. There are two stages, a main stage with live acts, and another smaller stage, both on the beach. There are many temporary bars and eateries and a hotel that serves food. Most people camp though.

The music starts at 12:00 on the Friday and then continues until the next day at 06:00, just after sunrise. You then have 6 hours to clean up, eat breakfast and sleep, before the music starts up at 12:00 again, until the next day at 06:00. Then the same again until Monday morning.

We snapped a couple of pics that afternoon.



















Then we partied.

I learn that European House Music is basically crap.
I learn that the local drug pushers stock some pathetic stuff.
I learn that European club chicks are helluva friendly.
I learn that the Malawian expat chicks are really nice.
I learn a lot of other stuff and see some wonderful things, but this is a bike forum, I don't wanna bore you.
I learn that I won’t last three days, and so after watching the sunrise on Saturday morning and participating in the booing when the music stops, we decide to get breakfast and get going.

Yeah baby, bike trip at last!!!



« Last Edit: February 25, 2009, 11:34:38 pm by Metaljockey »
 

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Re: Niassa, Chucky Norris and John the Baptist.
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2009, 11:48:27 pm »
Wow! Hot chicks and bikes!! This might just be the perfect ride report...
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Re: Niassa, Chucky Norris and John the Baptist.
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2009, 03:47:02 am »
........Nardus and myself playing bawu.........

Interesting game that, a barman there in Quirimba tought us to play  ... about a year ago. (Pity I was not there on a bike)
 

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Re: Niassa, Chucky Norris and John the Baptist.
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2009, 04:06:53 am »
hehehehe this is going to be good  :mwink:

Nice RR sofar Metaljockey......
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Re: Niassa, Chucky Norris and John the Baptist.
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2009, 05:25:24 am »
Awesome so far......
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Re: Niassa, Chucky Norris and John the Baptist.
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2009, 06:20:20 am »
Well balanced visuals ;D Love the local artists work on yer bike...very original....did it stay on?
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Re: Niassa, Chucky Norris and John the Baptist.
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2009, 07:15:39 am »
Although I know this will be a good report and am enjoying it already, I am somewhat disturbed at the blatent display of human flesh and alchohol

Please keep it clean  8)
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Re: Niassa, Chucky Norris and John the Baptist.
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2009, 07:25:30 am »
I also feel uncomfortable when I see MJ with a beer in hand...  Bastards just shoot through the Big Smoke without saying hello.....  next bash.... ;) :biggrin:
 

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Re: Niassa, Chucky Norris and John the Baptist.
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2009, 07:29:21 am »
I will follow closely..... very nice  :)

I also feel uncomfortable when I see MJ with a beer in hand...  Bastards just shoot through the Big Smoke without saying hello.....  next bash.... ;) :biggrin:

The poor kids.... he is no role model  :laughing4: :laughing4:
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Re: Niassa, Chucky Norris and John the Baptist.
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2009, 07:33:22 am »
Ooooh, I'm on the watch too...  the pics so far are making my mouth water...  :drif:
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Re: Niassa, Chucky Norris and John the Baptist.
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2009, 07:59:22 am »
hehehehe this is going to be good  :mwink:

Nice RR sofar Metaljockey......

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Re: Niassa, Chucky Norris and John the Baptist.
« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2009, 08:30:51 am »
This is going to be good!!! Keep em cumin... :ricky:
 

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Re: Niassa, Chucky Norris and John the Baptist.
« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2009, 02:11:04 pm »
Love the local artists work on yer bike...very original....did it stay on?

Yes, except the white, there was some problem with it, never dried.

Bastards just shoot through the Big Smoke without saying hello.....  next bash.... ;) :biggrin:

We stopped over for only 6 hours. Had to sit at some Rasta place in Pretoria while Hennie had his conjugal visit. Left again just after midnight. On the way back we didn't even stop for fuel, sorry.



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Re: Niassa, Chucky Norris and John the Baptist.
« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2009, 02:27:12 pm »
i hope there's more......

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Re: Niassa, Chucky Norris and John the Baptist.
« Reply #14 on: February 26, 2009, 02:40:16 pm »
Send more, just got my pay check and WTF!!!!  Need to dream
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Re: Niassa, Chucky Norris and John the Baptist.
« Reply #15 on: February 26, 2009, 03:25:16 pm »
Lake Malawi was one of my favourite trips. Looking foward to see more of yours :thumleft:
 

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Re: Niassa, Chucky Norris and John the Baptist.
« Reply #16 on: February 26, 2009, 03:50:57 pm »
Lekker...lekker.....I was waiting for this Ride report!!!!!!!!!!   hi...ha....very good !!!!
It would have been difficult to leave that party!!!

Just by the way...it looks like Bruce Willace and his African girlfriend...nice one!!
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Re: Niassa, Chucky Norris and John the Baptist.
« Reply #17 on: February 26, 2009, 04:36:09 pm »
Africa sucks eh. Sucks real lekka.
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Re: Niassa, Chucky Norris and John the Baptist.
« Reply #18 on: February 26, 2009, 04:59:23 pm »
 :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:


Great stuff MJ,

Can't wait for the rest, another AWESOME Ride Report  - Thanks !!!


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Re: Niassa, Chucky Norris and John the Baptist.
« Reply #19 on: February 26, 2009, 05:08:20 pm »
Sweet cant wait for the rest :thumleft: