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Offline Joyride

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Long way round – the true spirit
« on: May 11, 2009, 12:22:07 am »
On our recent bike trip to Namibia we met up with this guy in a bar (no, THE bar in Grunau, ‘cause there can be only one), who are traveling the world on his old BMW
bike called Jesse.

His route and website is on the one pannier of his bike. No meters or gauges on this bike,
only a few switches where the speedo and other meters are supposed to be.

Truly inspiring travels this oke has done so far. Some nice reading and photos on his website marcusbest.com






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Re: Long way round – the true spirit
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2009, 12:30:10 am »
this tipe off guys are living a dream!!!

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Re: Long way round – the true spirit
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2009, 12:43:42 am »
R-E-S-P-E-C-T
 

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Re: Long way round – the true spirit
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2009, 01:03:31 pm »
Hy doen wat 99,9% van ons wens ons kan doen maar seker net ,1% van ons ooit sal kan doen. Demmit,dis "sad" as mens so aan dit dink!
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Re: Long way round – the true spirit
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2009, 06:17:48 am »
A real adventurer....mooi man !
 

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Re: Long way round – the true spirit
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2009, 10:55:10 am »
Why can't those of us who can just break away and do this sort of trip. What holds us back ?
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Re: Long way round – the true spirit
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2009, 08:33:52 am »
Why can't those of us who can just break away and do this sort of trip. What holds us back ?
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Re: Long way round – the true spirit
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2009, 02:17:51 pm »
Very nice guy, I met him in windhoek. I was surprised when he told me that he does not use a GPS, only maps.
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Re: Long way round – the true spirit
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2009, 08:13:36 am »
R-E-S-P-E-C-T and Jealousy.

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Re: Long way round – the true spirit
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2009, 08:37:05 am »
+1

A good friend of mine (French doctor) once answered my question about why he did not "own" a house in France - being successful and running a private hospital with 14 doctors under him...?

He wanted to know "why do you want to own a house.....? His reasoning is that few people own houses - they all rent. If after a year or so, they are tired of where they live and want a change............ they simply pack up and move... no strings or houses attached. His family have lived in most parts of Europe without any problems.

We on the other hand have so much material "ball-&-chains" that makes it impossible to do that. We spend all our time, effort & money on "things" - instead of on our lives and loved ones... :-\

No reason at all why we cannot all do it................ just get rid of the excuses  ???
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Re: Long way round – the true spirit
« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2009, 09:05:42 am »
+1

We on the other hand have so much material "ball-&-chains" that makes it impossible to do that. We spend all our time, effort & money on "things" - instead of on our lives and loved ones... :-\

No reason at all why we cannot all do it................ just get rid of the excuses  ???

Well, our forefathers lived like that in a kind of way, packed all their belongings in an oxwagon and on they went.......
« Last Edit: August 11, 2009, 09:07:53 am by Joyride »
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Re: Long way round – the true spirit
« Reply #11 on: August 11, 2009, 09:51:57 am »
+1

We on the other hand have so much material "ball-&-chains" that makes it impossible to do that. We spend all our time, effort & money on "things" - instead of on our lives and loved ones... :-\

No reason at all why we cannot all do it................ just get rid of the excuses  ???

Well, our forefathers lived like that in a kind of way, packed all their belongings in an oxwagon and on they went.......

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« Reply #12 on: August 11, 2009, 11:35:41 am »
I can just imagine a bunch of ds bikes packed with all the necessities and new born babies and the dogs all moving through the land like modern voortrekkers! Trug na ons wortels toe!
 

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Re: Long way round – the true spirit
« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2010, 07:23:45 am »
Interesting that I should find this thread.
The rider is Marcus Best and he fitted Jessie with an HPN frame stripped out of this bike. It took him the best part of three weeks to completely strip her down and rebuild onto the new frame in a corner of my workshop.



It broke my heart but I could not let a fellow traveler down, besides his G/S frame was cracked and the repairs was not going to last long.
I have since received another frame from HPN and are building the parts onto the new frame.



 

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Re: Long way round – the true spirit
« Reply #14 on: February 25, 2010, 05:59:36 pm »
Jy's 'n gentleman ...  :thumleft:
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Re: Long way round – the true spirit
« Reply #15 on: February 25, 2010, 09:11:09 pm »
I asked him whether his bike was an HPN and he told me that only the frame was. It was strange to me but now it all make sense. ;D
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Re: Long way round – the true spirit
« Reply #16 on: February 25, 2010, 10:28:06 pm »
Interesting that I should find this thread.
The rider is Marcus Best and he fitted Jessie with an HPN frame stripped out of this bike. It took him the best part of three weeks to completely strip her down and rebuild onto the new frame in a corner of my workshop.
DD that is one of the most amazing gestures I have seen in a long time! :thumleft:

It broke my heart but I could not let a fellow traveler down, besides his G/S frame was cracked and the repairs was not going to last long.
I have since received another frame from HPN and are building the parts onto the new frame.
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Re: Long way round – the true spirit
« Reply #17 on: February 26, 2010, 12:19:29 pm »
Very nice guy, I met him in windhoek. I was surprised when he told me that he does not use a GPS, only maps.

well I would have to use maps too...!!! cos i dnt have GPS ???

Anyway I like that kinda thing what an adventure, but then he will have the time and money to do that!! :)

Hats off to him :thumleft:
 

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Re: Long way round – the true spirit
« Reply #18 on: February 26, 2010, 12:21:18 pm »
Nice one... :thumleft: DD this community just never ceases to amaze me... :mwink:
 

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Re: Long way round – the true spirit
« Reply #19 on: March 01, 2010, 02:39:12 pm »
+ 1  :thumleft: 

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