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Offline schalk vd merwe

Re: Africa tour to the equator and back in 40 days
« Reply #120 on: February 22, 2012, 04:37:04 pm »
Kalambo Falls.
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Re: Africa tour to the equator and back in 40 days
« Reply #121 on: February 22, 2012, 04:39:00 pm »
View from Kalambo Falls.
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Re: Africa tour to the equator and back in 40 days
« Reply #122 on: February 22, 2012, 04:43:41 pm »
View from the top.
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4/Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe in and enthusiastically act upon must come to past-Paul J Mayer
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Offline schalk vd merwe

Re: Africa tour to the equator and back in 40 days
« Reply #123 on: February 22, 2012, 04:47:09 pm »
Kids playing in the water at the top of the falls.
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2/Ride Reports>Long Tours>Africa Tour To The Equator And Back In 40 Days
3/A stranger is just a friend you have not met yet
4/Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe in and enthusiastically act upon must come to past-Paul J Mayer
5/Use the rocks in the your way to build stepping stones-Herman Zapp
 

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Re: Africa tour to the equator and back in 40 days
« Reply #124 on: February 22, 2012, 04:50:10 pm »
Our guides that ran for 3 km in front of the bikes.
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2/Ride Reports>Long Tours>Africa Tour To The Equator And Back In 40 Days
3/A stranger is just a friend you have not met yet
4/Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe in and enthusiastically act upon must come to past-Paul J Mayer
5/Use the rocks in the your way to build stepping stones-Herman Zapp
 

Offline schalk vd merwe

Re: Africa tour to the equator and back in 40 days
« Reply #125 on: February 22, 2012, 04:52:02 pm »
The Falls.
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2/Ride Reports>Long Tours>Africa Tour To The Equator And Back In 40 Days
3/A stranger is just a friend you have not met yet
4/Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe in and enthusiastically act upon must come to past-Paul J Mayer
5/Use the rocks in the your way to build stepping stones-Herman Zapp
 

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Re: Africa tour to the equator and back in 40 days
« Reply #126 on: February 22, 2012, 04:54:46 pm »
As I said before every water fall that we visited had a special flower.
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1/The only way to get experience is to get experience-Schalk                
2/Ride Reports>Long Tours>Africa Tour To The Equator And Back In 40 Days
3/A stranger is just a friend you have not met yet
4/Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe in and enthusiastically act upon must come to past-Paul J Mayer
5/Use the rocks in the your way to build stepping stones-Herman Zapp
 

Offline schalk vd merwe

Re: Africa tour to the equator and back in 40 days
« Reply #127 on: February 22, 2012, 04:56:41 pm »
Breakfast in the bush.
1/The only way to get experience is to get experience-Schalk                
2/Ride Reports>Long Tours>Africa Tour To The Equator And Back In 40 Days
3/A stranger is just a friend you have not met yet
4/Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe in and enthusiastically act upon must come to past-Paul J Mayer
5/Use the rocks in the your way to build stepping stones-Herman Zapp
 

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Re: Africa tour to the equator and back in 40 days
« Reply #128 on: February 22, 2012, 04:58:43 pm »
First view of Lake Tanganyika.
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2/Ride Reports>Long Tours>Africa Tour To The Equator And Back In 40 Days
3/A stranger is just a friend you have not met yet
4/Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe in and enthusiastically act upon must come to past-Paul J Mayer
5/Use the rocks in the your way to build stepping stones-Herman Zapp
 

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Re: Africa tour to the equator and back in 40 days
« Reply #129 on: February 22, 2012, 05:02:31 pm »
View over Lake Tanganyika from Oscar's boat now his dinning room.
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2/Ride Reports>Long Tours>Africa Tour To The Equator And Back In 40 Days
3/A stranger is just a friend you have not met yet
4/Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe in and enthusiastically act upon must come to past-Paul J Mayer
5/Use the rocks in the your way to build stepping stones-Herman Zapp
 

Offline schalk vd merwe

Re: Africa tour to the equator and back in 40 days
« Reply #130 on: February 22, 2012, 05:03:59 pm »
View over Lake Tanganyika from Oscar's boat now his dinning room.
1/The only way to get experience is to get experience-Schalk                
2/Ride Reports>Long Tours>Africa Tour To The Equator And Back In 40 Days
3/A stranger is just a friend you have not met yet
4/Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe in and enthusiastically act upon must come to past-Paul J Mayer
5/Use the rocks in the your way to build stepping stones-Herman Zapp
 

Offline schalk vd merwe

Re: Africa tour to the equator and back in 40 days
« Reply #131 on: February 22, 2012, 05:06:33 pm »
My bike stuck in the sand in front of my tent.
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2/Ride Reports>Long Tours>Africa Tour To The Equator And Back In 40 Days
3/A stranger is just a friend you have not met yet
4/Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe in and enthusiastically act upon must come to past-Paul J Mayer
5/Use the rocks in the your way to build stepping stones-Herman Zapp
 

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Re: Africa tour to the equator and back in 40 days
« Reply #132 on: February 22, 2012, 05:08:13 pm »
My bike stuck in the sand.
1/The only way to get experience is to get experience-Schalk                
2/Ride Reports>Long Tours>Africa Tour To The Equator And Back In 40 Days
3/A stranger is just a friend you have not met yet
4/Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe in and enthusiastically act upon must come to past-Paul J Mayer
5/Use the rocks in the your way to build stepping stones-Herman Zapp
 

Offline schalk vd merwe

Re: Africa tour to the equator and back in 40 days
« Reply #133 on: February 22, 2012, 05:10:55 pm »
The view over Lake Tanganyika from inside of my tent.
1/The only way to get experience is to get experience-Schalk                
2/Ride Reports>Long Tours>Africa Tour To The Equator And Back In 40 Days
3/A stranger is just a friend you have not met yet
4/Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe in and enthusiastically act upon must come to past-Paul J Mayer
5/Use the rocks in the your way to build stepping stones-Herman Zapp
 

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Re: Africa tour to the equator and back in 40 days
« Reply #134 on: February 22, 2012, 05:34:41 pm »
Loving it.
great pics.
what an awesome trip to do.
 

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Re: Africa tour to the equator and back in 40 days
« Reply #135 on: February 22, 2012, 05:50:30 pm »
Loving it.
great pics.
what an awesome trip to do.
Thanks cloudgazer father and son really enjoyed it-Schalk
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Re: Africa tour to the equator and back in 40 days
« Reply #136 on: February 22, 2012, 06:38:04 pm »
Schalk, i am on day 7 now, and in love all over again with africa, its generous and sometimes charmingly simple people. am going to read this in installments...i hope somewhere in this report, you also have some handy tips and insights in this amazing little bike that took you there and back.? (and you dont look your age at ALL....) :ricky: thanks for alerting me to this post. :thumleft:

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Re: Africa tour to the equator and back in 40 days
« Reply #137 on: February 22, 2012, 09:03:16 pm »
Schalk, i am on day 7 now, and in love all over again with africa, its generous and sometimes charmingly simple people. am going to read this in installments...i hope somewhere in this report, you also have some handy tips and insights in this amazing little bike that took you there and back.? (and you dont look your age at ALL....) :ricky: thanks for alerting me to this post. :thumleft:
Hi laurika thanks for your compliment I also dont feel my age, yes am going to write about the two fantastic xt 660 R towards the end, I am writing one day of traveling a day so I think you will soon catch up regards Schalk
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Re: Africa tour to the equator and back in 40 days
« Reply #138 on: February 23, 2012, 07:35:03 am »
Schalk, i am on day 7 now, and in love all over again with africa, its generous and sometimes charmingly simple people. am going to read this in installments...i hope somewhere in this report, you also have some handy tips and insights in this amazing little bike that took you there and back.? (and you dont look your age at ALL....) :ricky: thanks for alerting me to this post. :thumleft:

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Re: Africa tour to the equator and back in 40 days
« Reply #139 on: February 23, 2012, 08:49:20 am »
Schalk, i am on day 7 now, and in love all over again with africa, its generous and sometimes charmingly simple people. am going to read this in installments...i hope somewhere in this report, you also have some handy tips and insights in this amazing little bike that took you there and back.? (and you dont look your age at ALL....) :ricky: thanks for alerting me to this post. :thumleft:

When I did Lesotho with Schalk last year I knighted him as the "Terminator Toppie"..."henceforth you shall be known as the Terminator Toppie"... :imaposer:
Thanks Fegan you were a star on that trip, thanks for all your help and also thanks for your help to teach the toppie how to upload photos on this forum-Schalk
1/The only way to get experience is to get experience-Schalk                
2/Ride Reports>Long Tours>Africa Tour To The Equator And Back In 40 Days
3/A stranger is just a friend you have not met yet
4/Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe in and enthusiastically act upon must come to past-Paul J Mayer
5/Use the rocks in the your way to build stepping stones-Herman Zapp