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> Embracing life on the road

Posted On: Thursday, 11 February 2010 - 20:59

Day 133 – Wednesday 10 February – 12,371km, Ebolowa, Cameroon

 

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> Fancy a beer?

Posted On: Wednesday, 10 February 2010 - 11:11

Day 132 – Tuesday 9 February – 12218km, Yaounde, Cameroon

 

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> To Gabon and back

Posted On: Tuesday, 9 February 2010 - 16:32

Day 131 – Monday 8 Feb – 12,199km, Yaounde, Cameroon

 

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> The yo-yo effect

Posted On: Monday, 8 February 2010 - 19:31

Day 130 – Sunday 7 Feb – 12,181km, Yaounde, Cameroon

 

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> Saint Bertrand

Posted On: Sunday, 7 February 2010 - 12:19

Day 129 - Sat 6 Feb - 12,054km, Pouma, Cameroon 

While I am undoubtedly following in the tyre marks of countless eccentric British adventurers, I'm pretty confident that Leo will be pioneering unchartered territory for Brazil despite the concern of friends and family back home who think he's lost the plot. Sleep deprived and jet lagged the poor guy had to get up early this morning and endure a long day in the sun so we can make Yaounde by Sunday night, that didn't...

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> The man from Del Monte

Posted On: Saturday, 6 February 2010 - 15:19

 Day 128 - Fri 5 Feb - 11,929km, Douala, Cameroon 

Following a short ride through Del Monte banana country I teamed back up with my old man to meet our Brazilian friend Leo who has flown to Douala to join me for 10 days riding down to Libreville. Sharing a mutual love of sport it'll be great to have some company on the road, though it'll be interesting to see how we balance the aspirations and...

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> Free food is the best food

Posted On: Thursday, 4 February 2010 - 18:48

Day 127- Thurs 4 Feb - Limbe, Cameroon.

Currently taking it easy in the beautiful sea port of Limbe, I am greatly enjoying making the most of the old man's wallet in getting some quality R & R before Leo, a Brasilian family friend, joins me for a couple of weeks riding down to Gabon. Like a grizzly bear before winter, I am maximising the opportunity to fatten up with frequent meals of freshly caught and grilled local fish washed down with a beer or two in the excellent company of...

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> Mount Cameroon high

Posted On: Wednesday, 3 February 2010 - 15:51

Day 126 - Weds 3 Feb - 11,858km, Limbe, Cameroon 

The old man rolled back the years and scaled the highest mountain in West Africa with an ease and grace that belied his OAP status, leaving altitude-sick youngsters and porters in his wake. In the porters' defence they were heavily laden with a four day supply of water, Marion’s world renowned brownies (massive...

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> A wise old man

Posted On: Saturday, 30 January 2010 - 18:38

Day 122 - Sat 30 Jan - 11,810km, Buea, Mount Cameroon, Cameroon

It's been great to catch up with my Dad since our reunion on Thursday and the arrival of the bank of Forbes has definitely coincided with a significant upturn in my standard of living! All ideas of enjoying some luxury relaxation have had to be put on hold however, as we set off on a 4 day trek up Mount Cameroon today. As an integral part of the ground team Pops recognises my survival needs on the road...

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> Pick up a pangolin

Posted On: Thursday, 28 January 2010 - 12:01

Day 119 - Wed 27 Jan - 11,668km, Supe, Cameroon

I was on the verge of buying a live pangolin today for £8 to rescue it from the pot, but the practicalities of taking it on the bike and the moral dilemma of stimulating the bush meat trade saw me back out. Again there was plenty of bush meat on sale reflecting...

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