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Offline Pepe

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Re: Zambian Joyride
« Reply #40 on: May 16, 2010, 08:36:03 am »
Amazingly beautiful. Thanks for sharing it with us.
 

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Re: Zambian Joyride
« Reply #41 on: May 16, 2010, 10:54:19 am »
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Now this is giving life to the dream we all share!!
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Re: Zambian Joyride
« Reply #42 on: May 16, 2010, 11:44:10 am »
Baie dankie julle 2!  :thumleft:

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Re: Zambian Joyride
« Reply #43 on: May 16, 2010, 01:40:17 pm »
Manne van Staal.

Cannot wait for more . . . . .
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Re: Zambian Joyride
« Reply #44 on: May 16, 2010, 02:08:15 pm »
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Awesome so far  :thumleft:
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Re: Zambian Joyride
« Reply #45 on: May 16, 2010, 02:10:26 pm »
Excellent as usual.   :thumleft:

You do realise that the PopFunPlot crew is ready for an adventure again
You must by now realise that we inadventently end up following in your tracks
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Great, love the report thus far.
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Re: Zambian Joyride
« Reply #46 on: May 16, 2010, 03:23:03 pm »
Great RR and pics......Thanks.

MJ , would/could you do that route with a pillion...?
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Re: Zambian Joyride
« Reply #47 on: May 16, 2010, 03:44:34 pm »
Just love some of those pics. You guys did some truly hard core adventure riding - at least that's what I think. I am super interested in your preparations. what spares did you take along? looking at those deep river crossings I can only imagine how deep your fingers would up your butts with a bike drowning there deep inna da africa jungle. How do you prepare for such a trip? Doing something similar - perhaps a little drier - is what I really really want to do. Up and down (or left and right as the case may be) the kaprivie.

What about comms. If you do happen to have an off and break a leg or some such - what were your plans?

Sorry for asking what must seem like silly questions but before too long I want to do a similar trip and knowledge is power.
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Re: Zambian Joyride
« Reply #48 on: May 16, 2010, 04:21:12 pm »
awesome awesome awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Zambian Joyride
« Reply #49 on: May 16, 2010, 04:39:26 pm »
Great RR and pics......Thanks.

MJ , would/could you do that route with a pillion...?

Yes, sure. Personally I hate carrying a pillion, but one should be able to take a pillion quite easily.

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Re: Zambian Joyride
« Reply #50 on: May 16, 2010, 04:45:10 pm »
Awesome stuff. Great pics. Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to the rest :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:
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Re: Zambian Joyride
« Reply #51 on: May 16, 2010, 05:02:31 pm »
Just love some of those pics. You guys did some truly hard core adventure riding - at least that's what I think. I am super interested in your preparations. what spares did you take along? looking at those deep river crossings I can only imagine how deep your fingers would up your butts with a bike drowning there deep inna da africa jungle. How do you prepare for such a trip? Doing something similar - perhaps a little drier - is what I really really want to do. Up and down (or left and right as the case may be) the kaprivie.

What about comms. If you do happen to have an off and break a leg or some such - what were your plans?

Sorry for asking what must seem like silly questions but before too long I want to do a similar trip and knowledge is power.

Spares - a universal cable inner with connectors that can fit any  bike.
- wheel bearings
- brake pads (because we knew it was gonna be muddy)
- spare speedo cluster (my hangups)
- tubes
- spare key

Preparation - get as many maps as you can
- speak to people who have been there, the 4x4 fraternity can sometimes supply a lot of info
- speak to people who live there, Wouter, the guy that owns T4A knows the right people everywhere

Coms - none

If you break a leg - deal with it
We were in populated areas every day, people are very helpful. We came across a boy that broke his elbow falling out of  a tree, a vehicle picked him up 3h30 in the morning in aplace where I will not take my vehicle during the day. I believe he was in hospital within 36 hours of breaking his arm.


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Re: Zambian Joyride
« Reply #52 on: May 16, 2010, 05:22:20 pm »
great report! ... as usual.
 

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Re: Zambian Joyride
« Reply #53 on: May 16, 2010, 05:44:24 pm »
The guys have said it all. I salute you, and continue to "dream on". Great one. One day when I'm big, I'll try do these things.
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Re: Zambian Joyride
« Reply #54 on: May 16, 2010, 08:14:40 pm »
Bevange!!
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Re: Zambian Joyride
« Reply #55 on: May 16, 2010, 11:47:36 pm »
Hey MJ

Really awesome stuff, heard about your latest report at the SBK today, everyone is very excited about it...

Thanks for sharing awesome stuff.
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Re: Zambian Joyride
« Reply #56 on: May 16, 2010, 11:58:52 pm »
Lovely stuff as usual MJ.
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Re: Zambian Joyride
« Reply #57 on: May 17, 2010, 09:06:37 am »
Baie nice.
 

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Re: Zambian Joyride
« Reply #58 on: May 17, 2010, 09:26:37 am »
True adventure riding at its 5-star best!  :thumleft:
An absolutely AWESOME report!
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Re: Zambian Joyride
« Reply #59 on: May 17, 2010, 09:32:17 am »
Bliksem !!!!  is al wat ek kan se.
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