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Mombasa to Cape Town autumn 2010

Hi guys,

I am planning a trip in September 2010 from Mombasa to Cape Town. Time is limited, around 4 to 5 weeks. My very rough planning intends to visit Tanzania, Zambia, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa. My bike can do some light gravel roads (heavy off-road is not an option)
http://robert.xbr.de/Gehoppel.JPG but tarmac is preferred whenever possible.

Anybody interested to join?

Robert
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Robert,

I'd very much like to join you for a while somewhere around that time, if my plans work out.

We leave in a month from London, and September next year should see us somewhere on your route, perhaps close to Cape Town.

What do you think of your XBR?
I've had one since new, 1986. Now close to 80,000 miles (128,000km). Engine never been touched and it's still a joy to ride. I did consider it for this trip, but it's still 100% original and I didn't want to do the modifications that would be necessary.

So I'd like to join you somewhere just to ride along with your XBR!
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Hi Ken,

sounds great. In my opinion, my XBR is THE bike for long distance driving. It has 295000km on the clock and never let me down. At the moment, a big revision is planned to prepare her for that challenging trip.
If you want to sneak into my last year's trip (sorry, in German only):
Roberts XBR Seite
My XBR underwent a lot of modifications and is well equipped for long trips, however I have to give in when the road gets really sandy or the rocks get too big.
Will you maintain a web presentation during your trip?

Robert
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traveling to capetown

It’s nice to go places, especially when you are looking for a new adventure and fun. Going to Cape Town means exploring and discovering this paradise here on earth.
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Hi Ken,

Will you maintain a web presentation during your trip?

Robert
Robert, Yes, it's here:
www.horizonsunlimited.com/tstories/thomas

Just ramblings at the moment as we haven't yet started. But not long now......
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