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Unread 07-14-2010, 07:04 AM   #1
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Default Borneo Equator Expedition 2009

This thread has been passed around at ExPo.

An amazing trip. Probably the coolest trail report ever.

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http://ktminduro.smugmug.com/Motorcy...88172823_2uQxq


The guy rides a bike so his RR is on ADVRider however there were 20 4x4's and one UTV that the bikes rode with and he's got amazing photos of them dragging their rigs through the rain forest of Borneo. They never leave more than 1 degree from the equator. And the do the trip during the monsoon season to keep it interesting.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=585918



Their leader Sam.


If you pick up his RR you won't put it down till you reach the end and he's not done with the report yet. It took me about 2 hours to get through. And it was worth every minute. Can't wait to see and read more from him. It's a 15 day trip and he's posted up through day 5.

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Unread 07-14-2010, 09:06 AM   #2
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Looks very cool. Will need to check it out when I have time.

Seems to remind me of the guy who took his family through Namibia on Motorcycles a while back. Really good writer and people urged him to write a book about it.
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Looks like a lot and a lot and a lot of winching.
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Looks like a lot and a lot and a lot of winching.
Yea at one point I think he says they winched for 20km straight. And in another he says one of the guys comes up out of the swamp with a winch rope in hand looking for a pull point and the winch line is 75m long.
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surprise surprise...warn is a sponsor and outfits everyone's rig brings along several spares.
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Logistics must be incredible on these expeditions.
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I was so sucked into that thread I was sweating reading it. I must do that before I get too old to risk malaria LOL. I MUST
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I'm glad to hear folks finding this as good of a read as I did. It's epic.
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http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...585918&page=34


The Borneo show is back on line. After two weeks of not hearing from our adventure rider he's posting up from where he left off. Sweet!!!
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I've always wanted to do something like this, test my limits with a crazy challenge like this.
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Absolutely amazing!
I find my self checking every couple of hours to see if he has updated yet.
Thanks for the link!
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