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« Reply #40 on: May 08, 2007, 05:14:06 pm »
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For those who don't know I can't stand the pair of them. :twisted:


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« Reply #41 on: May 08, 2007, 06:56:28 pm »
Ag come on okes, you are just jealous because while you sit at work staring at the PC and drinking cold coffe they are riding bikes and drinking and camping and bitching and moaning. :D

They do it primarily for the money - if it was for love of biking they would have done it without cameras.
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« Reply #42 on: May 08, 2007, 08:37:50 pm »
I don't think there were any of us who didn't enjoy watching the show or the DVD. I know I sure did...finished it in 3 days. I know of oukes who did it all in one day.

Give the guy the credit he deserves. They sure are doing the whole "adventure bike" thing a helluva load of good.

LS, I think BMW Souf Efrica should know about them coming here. I am sure that their bikes would be serviced in Jo'burg before they come down South. Surely we can contact BMW if we wanted to contribute something say to their UNICEF effort.  :?:  :idea:  :?: Maybe that would be a way to support them?
 

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« Reply #43 on: May 08, 2007, 10:06:16 pm »
Been watching long way round for the first time tonight. Got up to episode 3. Very very nice i'll say. :D
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« Reply #44 on: May 09, 2007, 03:24:00 pm »


At least their bikes will blend in the SA "Wildlands" :wink:
 

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« Reply #45 on: May 09, 2007, 03:27:52 pm »
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At least their bikes will blend in the SA "Wildlands" :wink:

Vark Me!!!!

Can you say BLING!

They've got the whole Touratech Catalogue on there!!

It looks kark IMO ...and yet, strangely, I can't look away...
 

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« Reply #46 on: May 09, 2007, 03:30:02 pm »
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At least their bikes will blend in the SA "Wildlands" :wink:


Did the article not say standard 1200 GSA?
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« Reply #47 on: May 09, 2007, 03:41:09 pm »
Those are the 2008 Standard models
Choose between Leopard, Zebra and Nagapie


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I think the article said that two standard models were delivered...obviously they were pimped up afterwards 8)
 

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« Reply #48 on: May 09, 2007, 03:51:54 pm »
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I think the article said that two standard models were delivered...obviously they were pimped up afterwards 8)


o, I thought they were going to use standard ones, so that all of us will run out and buy them
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« Reply #49 on: May 09, 2007, 03:58:13 pm »
with enough money everything is standard
 

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« Reply #50 on: May 09, 2007, 04:03:44 pm »
Perhaps not in the stricktest sense but those bikes could still qualify as standard.
If they did nothing to alter the electronics/mechanics such as engine performance or suspension.

I'm sure there is a difference between original condition and standard.
Surely a bike retro fitted with only an aftermarket exhaust is still considered 'standard'? Where do you draw the line?

I wonder who rides which bike - I reckon Charley will be on the red leopard.
Does anyone know if they will be supported by a cage? Will Claudio be joining them? I Googled my questions but could find nothing
 

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« Reply #51 on: May 09, 2007, 04:33:49 pm »
?Long Way Down cropped up a lot during the Race to Dakar in 2006, .................at that moment, the trigger was pulled and Long Way Down was happening. Long Way Round was a boy?s own adventure and there aren?t many of those left in the world. This is more risky than Long Way Round, but if we all turn up in Cape Town healthy and happy, that will be the most amazing moment in my life.?

Words of Mr. Malkin himself

HUH more risky?  :shock:  fortunately no black bears but where's that caged lion.......
 

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« Reply #52 on: May 09, 2007, 04:42:51 pm »
No wounder Touratech is always out of stock. These two used it all.
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« Reply #53 on: May 09, 2007, 04:43:07 pm »
3 words :

African border posts ...
02/02/12 - RIP Glen - the Arrow of Elliot and the little man with the big heart that truly was larger than life.

You have touched us and left us better for having known you - even if it was only briefly.

For grabbing the moment and living the day It's been way too early that you were taken away
 

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« Reply #54 on: May 09, 2007, 06:37:57 pm »
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At least their bikes will blend in the SA "Wildlands" :wink:

Vark Me!!!!

Can you say BLING!

They've got the whole Touratech Catalogue on there!!

It looks kark IMO ...and yet, strangely, I can't look away...


Them bikes probably weight as much as elephants.

Why do you think they are showing off their watches - think these are also sponsored?
 

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« Reply #55 on: May 09, 2007, 06:40:24 pm »
They look like rolling Touratech catalogues!
Kark IMO.
Those animal prints don't work for me. They will wake up one morning and find some wildlife humping their fueltanks. :D  :D
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« Reply #56 on: May 09, 2007, 06:54:18 pm »
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They look like rolling Touratech catalogues!
Kark IMO.
Those animal prints don't work for me. They will wake up one morning and find some wildlife humping their fueltanks. :D  :D


WTF...check out the leopard spots  :shock:. Aren't those exclusive to "kaksakke"?  :lol:
 

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« Reply #57 on: May 09, 2007, 06:59:21 pm »
I wounder if they have leopard spots under pants?
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« Reply #58 on: May 10, 2007, 08:14:31 am »
Ok, I read it all and there are many opinions -here is mine:
To me they are heroes - cause after watching LWR for the first time I traded my Dakar (which never went off-road) for a 1200GS - went for BMW basic off-road training with a brand new bike (80km on clock), fell my arse off about 4 times ( R25000 damage to bike) , then Red Adventure dragged me to gravel-roads and my adventure-riding started. It is now 18 months and I still watch LWR every now and then and I am hooked on gravel roads-only fall if I hit sand!
If the oke's come to Cape Town, I would give anything to ride with them even just for 1 kilometre.
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« Reply #59 on: May 10, 2007, 12:14:47 pm »
leopard print aside  :?

Why they looking so serious, or are they trying to appear butch? If someone gave me such a bling bike I could go drop somewhere I'd be smiling like a toddler with a very fancy new toy!

Looking forward to watching LWD, think Africa going to be bit more challanging than Khazakstan