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Re: East Coast “Bike ‘n Surf” trip (Cape Town to Maputo and back)
« Reply #40 on: April 18, 2010, 07:25:10 pm »
When are you doing your next trip with the following RR ?????  :thumleft:
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Re: East Coast “Bike ‘n Surf” trip (Cape Town to Maputo and back)
« Reply #41 on: April 19, 2010, 08:45:09 am »
Great trip ! Great RR !

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Re: East Coast “Bike ‘n Surf” trip (Cape Town to Maputo and back)
« Reply #42 on: April 19, 2010, 08:51:43 am »
Super trip en 'n great RR !!  8)

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Re: East Coast “Bike ‘n Surf” trip (Cape Town to Maputo and back)
« Reply #43 on: April 19, 2010, 10:19:00 am »
 :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:

STUNNING!!

Super trip!! Love the pics!!

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Re: East Coast “Bike ‘n Surf” trip (Cape Town to Maputo and back)
« Reply #44 on: April 20, 2010, 08:58:55 pm »
So the photographic proof exist's that there was surf.
Looks like there were a few good waves.
 

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Re: East Coast “Bike ‘n Surf” trip (Cape Town to Maputo and back)
« Reply #45 on: April 21, 2010, 06:15:09 am »
So the photographic proof exist's that there was surf.
Looks like there were a few good waves.

How about video evidence?
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/510JHMx0NAo&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1&amp;" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/510JHMx0NAo&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1&amp;</a>

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Re: East Coast “Bike ‘n Surf” trip (Cape Town to Maputo and back)
« Reply #46 on: April 21, 2010, 12:57:09 pm »
Arch, I thought you were only bragging! Cool, man. :thumleft:
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Re: East Coast “Bike ‘n Surf” trip (Cape Town to Maputo and back)
« Reply #47 on: April 22, 2010, 12:28:15 am »
Great trip en RR ouens! Respek!  :thumleft:
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Re: East Coast “Bike ‘n Surf” trip (Cape Town to Maputo and back)
« Reply #48 on: July 28, 2010, 05:26:48 pm »
Only saw this now, excellent stuff! :hello2:
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Re: East Coast “Bike ‘n Surf” trip (Cape Town to Maputo and back)
« Reply #49 on: July 29, 2010, 07:43:12 pm »
Great adventure.  :hello2:
 

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Re: East Coast “Bike ‘n Surf” trip (Cape Town to Maputo and back)
« Reply #50 on: July 30, 2010, 01:51:21 pm »
Great trip and RR!  :thumleft:
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Re: East Coast “Bike ‘n Surf” trip (Cape Town to Maputo and back)
« Reply #51 on: January 06, 2011, 10:55:21 pm »

Excellent trip, and excellent report.   :thumleft:

I have a question about the following;

After the short 500 meter ferry trip we were in Maputo, 4pm on a Friday afternoon, in peak traffic. We were stopped by a few military guys with AK’s, alleging that we drove up a one-way, demanding immediate payment of R500. Again Archangel’s negotiation skills got us away, without paying this time.

How often did you get stopped, and any tips for negotiating?  What will they be satisfied with?  R500 is ridiculous. 

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Re: East Coast “Bike ‘n Surf” trip (Cape Town to Maputo and back)
« Reply #52 on: January 07, 2011, 07:48:25 am »

Excellent trip, and excellent report.   :thumleft:

I have a question about the following;

After the short 500 meter ferry trip we were in Maputo, 4pm on a Friday afternoon, in peak traffic. We were stopped by a few military guys with AK’s, alleging that we drove up a one-way, demanding immediate payment of R500. Again Archangel’s negotiation skills got us away, without paying this time.

How often did you get stopped, and any tips for negotiating?  What will they be satisfied with?  R500 is ridiculous. 


Been in Mozambique twice, got stopped once both times.

They'll threat to take you to the Police Station or Embassy or whatever or else you can pay the fine upfront. Agree to go with them to the Police Station - this usually spoils their chances of getting bribes and they'll soon loose interest. Be friendly and helpful, but don't give them any documentation (cause they'll keep it). Show them your drivers licence and passport if they ask for it, but dont give it to them.

Other than that, there's not much you can do, but roll with the punches :-\

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Re: East Coast “Bike ‘n Surf” trip (Cape Town to Maputo and back)
« Reply #53 on: January 07, 2011, 08:21:57 am »
great report!

how long did it take you to get to maputo from mamoli, road conditions?  :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:
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Re: East Coast “Bike ‘n Surf” trip (Cape Town to Maputo and back)
« Reply #54 on: January 07, 2011, 09:02:33 am »
great report!

how long did it take you to get to maputo from mamoli, road conditions?  :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:

A whole day.  :o

Conditions varied between Super Sandy (50%), gravel (30%) and potholed tar (20%).

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Re: East Coast “Bike ‘n Surf” trip (Cape Town to Maputo and back)
« Reply #55 on: January 07, 2011, 10:06:08 am »
Just saw this thread now. Great reort on a great trip.
Thanks. :thumleft:
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Re: East Coast “Bike ‘n Surf” trip (Cape Town to Maputo and back)
« Reply #56 on: January 27, 2011, 08:37:44 am »
awesome stuff guys - must have been such fun!
 

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Re: East Coast “Bike ‘n Surf” trip (Cape Town to Maputo and back)
« Reply #57 on: May 29, 2014, 09:43:48 am »
Hi Guys!

I am planning a solo trip from Cape Town to Maputo on a 1979 R65.

I am looking for some help chosing best way to go. Avoid dangers, tips, hotels, etc.

Can someone help?

Thanks
 

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Re: East Coast “Bike ‘n Surf” trip (Cape Town to Maputo and back)
« Reply #58 on: June 08, 2014, 10:08:40 pm »
Hi Guys!

I am planning a solo trip from Cape Town to Maputo on a 1979 R65.

I am looking for some help chosing best way to go. Avoid dangers, tips, hotels, etc.

Can someone help?

Thanks
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