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Re: Africa our way !! ( COMPLETE )
« Reply #300 on: September 08, 2015, 11:20:55 am »
looks like part 2 of this trip is on the cards for next year,. whoot
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Re: Africa our way !! ( COMPLETE )
« Reply #301 on: September 08, 2015, 01:13:45 pm »
looks like part 2 of this trip is on the cards for next year,. whoot

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Re: Africa our way !! ( COMPLETE )
« Reply #302 on: September 08, 2015, 01:32:00 pm »
looks like part 2 of this trip is on the cards for next year,. whoot

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Re: Africa our way !! ( COMPLETE )
« Reply #303 on: September 08, 2015, 02:25:19 pm »
boet if my stars align its going to be Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Urugay and up to Rio, while we are in Argentina we are going to take 2 weeks to climb Aconcagua.. its going to be 2106 or 2017 but its gonna happen.
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« Reply #304 on: September 08, 2015, 03:33:50 pm »
boet if my stars align its going to be Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Urugay and up to Rio, while we are in Argentina we are going to take 2 weeks to climb Aconcagua.. its going to be 2106 or 2017 but its gonna happen.

really hope it's 2017, cos 2106 is still quite a way off  ;)


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« Reply #305 on: September 08, 2015, 03:37:04 pm »
ba ha, Aug 2016 is a year away , it all depends on what my mate wants to climb 1st, if we do mt Elbrus then we will do Russia 2016, Aconcauga 2017, ill be chuffed if im still riding in 2106  :laughing4:
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Re: Africa our way !! ( COMPLETE )
« Reply #306 on: September 12, 2015, 11:46:46 pm »
I read this a few years after you wrote such a beautiful piece , I  got a slow travelling , spliff making , nature enjoying , free thinking , Africa embracing vibe about your journey - nice one , thank you for your time to express that journey

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« Reply #307 on: August 19, 2016, 11:02:35 am »
6 years later and finally.. the 2nd instalment is coming

Africa our way - Unfinished business.

in this RR everyone found out that we had to cut time off the trip because of the off, which meant that we missed Burundi, Rwanda and Uganda..

Last week Martin phoned me.. " hey Muz, what are you doing in December? " .. me.. ah well you know, same old same old.. braai, drink, swim, beach, family get togethers, bike trips into the Cederberg, dating, dinners, the usual stuff.... WHY?

Lets go back.. we have unfinished business in Africa..

Im in..
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Re: Africa our way !! ( Complete...... or is it? )
« Reply #308 on: August 19, 2016, 11:38:53 am »
Faaaaaark, finally!      :drif:    :drif:    :drif:

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« Reply #309 on: August 19, 2016, 12:04:54 pm »
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Re: Africa our way !! ( Complete...... or is it? )
« Reply #310 on: August 19, 2016, 03:38:52 pm »
Farking awesome.

Cannot wait for the RR Muzzy.

Let us into the planning etc as well.
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« Reply #311 on: August 19, 2016, 03:52:17 pm »
Everyone that knows me knows that I don't plan.. I see these okes pouring over maps, google earth, counting every km, rest days, routes, weather patterns etc.

Im going to prove that you can get up off your couch, get on a bike, make a list of stuff to take, like passport and a few certified ID's, fill up the bike and ride through 7 or 8 countries with nothing more than the will to do so and the love of the African earth.

I will go through the list of prelim planning starting with the bike.. naturally a new chain, sprockets, tyres and an oil change.I may need to find the funds for a giant loop bag, but other than that im going pretty standard. Im not making any mods to the bike, ill wear gear I wear when I ride on weekends.. that's about it.

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Re: Africa our way !! ( Complete...... or is it? )
« Reply #312 on: August 19, 2016, 04:24:33 pm »
Everyone that knows me knows that I don't plan.. I see these okes pouring over maps, google earth, counting every km, rest days, routes, weather patterns etc.

Im going to prove that you can get up off your couch, get on a bike, make a list of stuff to take, like passport and a few certified ID's, fill up the bike and ride through 7 or 8 countries with nothing more than the will to do so and the love of the African earth.

I will go through the list of prelim planning starting with the bike.. naturally a new chain, sprockets, tyres and an oil change.I may need to find the funds for a giant loop bag, but other than that im going pretty standard. Im not making any mods to the bike, ill wear gear I wear when I ride on weekends.. that's about it.



Mossie, I agree. To much planning can spoil the trip. Kingsley Hollgate always says," let the trip take you, not the other way around"

Get the paperwork in order take some $ and of you go..
 

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« Reply #313 on: August 19, 2016, 05:41:29 pm »
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« Reply #314 on: January 24, 2018, 09:34:04 am »
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« Reply #316 on: January 24, 2018, 10:03:48 am »
I checked it out and it works like a bomb.. just follow the link, add the extension to chrome and then reopen, all the pics come up.
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« Reply #317 on: January 26, 2018, 02:51:15 pm »
What an epic trip. And an inspiring RR.

I'm almost twitching with cabin fever after reading of your adventures. (I'm at work on a  ship somewhere near Sri Lanka) and I've long had a plan to ride Cape to Killi, Climb it, and ride back another route. It was the deciding factor in choosing  to work at sea, (3 months solid work, but then 2 months of leave) and your story gives me motivation to get up and make it happen. I'm due home in a month, and will be taking my first trip on my new steed as soon as I can.
Thanks for a mind bending story! Much respect :biggrin:
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« Reply #318 on: January 30, 2018, 12:03:46 pm »
Yeah go for it

If I had to do it again I would try to follow the original plan of riding around lake Victoria and arrive at Kili via Kenya but that is mainly because Rwanda is on my bucket list. 2 months is what we did the route in but bear in mind that we were in no rush and at times stayed in the same place for a few days and some days were under 100km of riding, so if you plan of following the rift north to Uganda and then head for Kili and then Dar you will have enough time, just remember to allocate your time to climb Kili, if you need help climbing Kili I can tell you which operator i used and the hotel we stayed in. You will have to plan ahead if you going to be using your own gear which is always recommended.. so possibly pack all your gear and ship it to the hotel before the time for safekeeping.. as a last option you can hire gear at the hotel.  I want to climb Aconcagua one day when i do a ride through South America so im busy thinking of the best way to do it, although expensive it may be best to go through a tour company that provides the gear rental and plan the ride around the climb, the only issue I have is taht you really not sure if you will arrive in Tanzania on that day, so the only other option is to arrive and wing it.
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« Reply #319 on: January 30, 2018, 02:01:11 pm »
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Try this to see the pics

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