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UK to Cape Town leaving tomorrow on my Enfield

Hi - I'm off tomorrow for my overland trip down the west coast of africa on my Enfield 350 bullet - would be great to meet anyone on route or maybe travel together for a while but I will be riding slowly :-).
I'm running a blog http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/tstories/reznik/ for anyone interested in how I'm getting on - I'll be using robreznik@hotmail.co.uk if anyone wants to contact me.
Target time for one way trip is 4- 6 months depending on how many times I break down!!

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Bon voyage Rob; good start with the blog.

You've answered one question already - what time you expect to be away.

Note your soft luggage (apart from the box!) and the modified carrier - have you modified the frame on the bike in anyway?
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Off on Sunday!

Hey Rob!
well I am off to durban, atlantic route, on Sunday. My bike is 22 years old so will also be on the slow side.
A few miles and a few s sounds good!
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Good luck with the trip
I did the first part of the route down as far as Marrakech in September and there was snow on the Pyreneeson the way back so I hope you have your winter woollies with you

like the blog and I look forward to reading how you get on
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Hi Rob

Have a great trip - I envy you! South Africa is my home country, a really beautiful country, enjoy it but be careful.

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Hi Rob,

Good luck on your trip.
Keep your blog updated so we can enjoy your trip from a distance ;-)
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Hi Rob,
I wish you the best of luck and safe riding for your adventurous trip!! Remember that a truly happy person enjoys the scenery on a detour.. so try and take whatever comes your way. We oftened used the saying TIA......This Is Africa

I have just come home after a trip from London to Jo'burg so if you have any queries then feel free to contact me. Travel well
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Excited to see how you make out. Safe travels and enjoy.
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Good luck! I wish I was with you. Only you'd go too fast for me.

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Good luck! I wish I was with you. Only you'd go too fast for me.

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I have just come home after a trip from London to Jo'burg so if you have any queries then feel free to contact me. Travel well
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West Africa or East Africa?
Did you travel through Nigeria, Congo or Angola?

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West Africa all the way

HI Witek,
Rob and I travelled through West Africa and beat Ewan and Charlie to Cape Agulhas by 2 weeks!!! we went through Nigeria, Congo and Angola although some of the worst riding/roads were through there ( along with Rob getting Malaria!).

To sum up,
Nigeria have manic manic drivers ( wrong side of highway travelling at 100kms an hour)
Congo is surprisingly flat and has some of the poorest but nicest people
Angola has lots of landmines including ones right on the road, but very lush and green

Check out www.horizonsunlimited.com/tstories/robbo for some good pics


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6 of us are in The Gambia at this internet cafe at the moment, so about a month ahead of you. PLanning on having Christmas in Cameroon so if you happen to be bombing it might see you there. Any questions about whats ahead...you know where I am.

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thanks Chris - I've been following your route and did plan to go in september about the same time as you but got delayed - bloody freezing in France and northern spain but OK now - I'm sure to be going to the Gambia but not sure on what route after that - will let you know nearer the time - should be in Morocco on Sunday all going well and then heading down the coast - should be in the Gambia in about 3 - 4 weeks
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