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Old 23.09.2010, 15:22
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I did Bowling Green, KY to Windsor, ON in 8 1/2hours.
How much $ in speed fines
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Old 23.09.2010, 15:24
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I'd love to do a southern route, but the wife would have my guts for garters.
Been there, done that many times, enjoy...

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Old 23.09.2010, 15:44
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How much $ in speed fines
ZERO my friend...well, at least none on the highway (I probably drove too fast for them to even bother). Hehehe, ok...this is a true story....:
I finished my schooling in Canada and I decided to go to Kentucky to further educate myself. It was Spring Break..and prior to lunch, I had a ***ual encounter with a Japanese exchange student that worked at Taco Bell on campus. After the deed, I went for lunch and met my friend Thomas. Thomas is originally from Detroit and he told me that he's going up to see his family. I asked him if I could hitch a ride and we would split gas money....he agreed. We'd meet in 2 hours at my place. After lunch, I proceeded to go home and met Jose...he didn't have plans and I asked him whether he wants to come to Canada with me. He agree. I called Thomas to see if that's alright with him...and he said no problem. So I rushed home...threw some clothes in a garbage bag and met up with Thomas and Jose downstairs. To my surprise I saw that Jose had also a pair of Samsonites (garbage bags with him).
Thomas knew that I had a heavy foot and he siggested that I drive. I called an old budy of mine , Fadi who lives in Detroit, and asked him whether we could stay at his place for the evening..and that we would venture off to Canada the next day....he agreed. So I made it to Detroit in a jiffy...but I didn't exactly know where he lived..all I knew is that it was somewhere near Pontiac...I called him and he sort of explained the route to his house...needless to say, I couldn't find it and he told me to stay where I am and wait for him. I pulled over into the next possible garage/parking spot/ place to wait.....so there I was somewhere in Detroit in a beat up 96 Caprice Classic with a gigantic dent in the right rear door (that carved a ridge into the tire) at a Mercedes dealership with Thomas (an African American), Jose (a Puerto Rican) waiting for Fadi (a Syrian)...needless to say, the police came in less than a Jiffy...they asked us what we were doing..and I told him that we're coming from Kentucky and that we're on spring break (with Michigan tags)...and that we're meeting up with an old buddy of mine. To say the least, the nice officers were rather "surprised"..especially when they saw the car full of garbage bags....but they were friendly....they even checked our prostates to make sure that we were alright. Needless to say, there was nothing wrong with our prostates nor were there any dirty laundry in the gargabe bags....all in all it was a fun trip.
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Old 23.09.2010, 15:47
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Re: Drive to Gambia

Received the email yesterday for the Trans-Sahara rally.

http://www.transsahararally.com/

from Tunisia to Benin.

[I have previously been on the Indian one.]
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Old 23.09.2010, 15:52
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Received the email yesterday for the Trans-Sahara rally.

http://www.transsahararally.com/

from Tunisia to Benin.

[I have previously been on the Indian one.]
Nice, would you join another one again?
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Old 23.09.2010, 15:56
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Nice, would you join another one again?
Yes. I would have to think about this one carefully. As it's organised by dis-organised Indians (no reference to Commonwealth Games), one would have be at least a bit careful going through the Sahara and questionable parts of Africa.
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Old 23.11.2010, 16:40
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Re: Drive to Gambia

Alright folks...who'd like to drive to Gambia....for reals now. I know some of you were playing..and weren't really considering the option..but why not ditch the nagging wife, forget about car payments, bad weather and kebabs for a moment and come on down the Gambia with me.
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Old 23.11.2010, 17:33
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Alright folks...who'd like to drive to Gambia....for reals now. I know some of you were playing..and weren't really considering the option..but why not ditch the nagging wife, forget about car payments, bad weather and kebabs for a moment and come on down the Gambia with me.
Do you have a route? I do not drive but I have been told I'm great company (mainly by 2-8 year olds but hey that's something!)
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Old 23.11.2010, 17:41
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Re: Drive to Gambia

You can be in Rabat in 48 hours - Western Sahara 24 hours later.

And then the fun starts!!

We drove down and back to the Sahara 18mths ago - and have just sold the car on the forum.

If you want to sell the car - oldest Merc petrol engined car you can justify to buy will be best - anything you'll struggle to sell. Ideally you'll want it in top mechanical condition - which will make selling it a costly affair.

Make sure you get your passport stamped that the car has left Morocco when you leave - if you don't and you ever go back you'll be hit for tax.

Additionally if you buy a Swiss car - and insure it here - your insurance will cover you all the way down through Morocco - with ETI Europe doing the same!!

www.hardmeier.net/Morocco
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Alright folks...who'd like to drive to Gambia....for reals now. I know some of you were playing..and weren't really considering the option..but why not ditch the nagging wife, forget about car payments, bad weather and kebabs for a moment and come on down the Gambia with me.
You mean you were kidding us before!!
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Funny...nah, I plan to go to Morocco, Algeria, Mali, Senegal or Guinea...you coming?
you think you can get money out of the Gambians?

Better not take anyone Iranian with you - Jammeh just chucked em all out.

Weather would be nice though, trouble is all the Europeans go for Xmas. Best to arrvie for New Year - whiskey is cheap.

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Old 23.11.2010, 19:38
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you think you can get money out of the Gambians?

Better not take anyone Iranian with you - Jammeh just chucked em all out.

Weather would be nice though, trouble is all the Europeans go for Xmas. Best to arrvie for New Year - whiskey is cheap.

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Great, somebody with experience...so are you coming?
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You mean you were kidding us before!!
Nah I wasn't kidding...but people aren't as enthusiastic as I would have hoped.
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So, approx what date were you planning to go, and how long do you plan to take?
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So, approx what date were you planning to go, and how long do you plan to take?
Starting date: Don't matter
Length of journey: approximately 3 weeks.
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Re: Drive to Gambia

What will you be driving? I'll be having a couple of weeks of around Spring. Which is all the time I'd need to educate you on the propper behaviour towards granny's. ;-p
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What will you be driving? I'll be having a couple of weeks of around Spring. Which is all the time I'd need to educate you on the propper behaviour towards granny's. ;-p
An old Mercedes.

Are you going to spank me?
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Re: Drive to Gambia

Yes- BE spank NICE spank TO spank OLD spank LADIES! All the way sunshine!
I'd be up for a road trip. As soon as I get fixed dates on my hols we can start planning.
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Yes- BE spank NICE spank TO spank OLD spank LADIES! All the way sunshine!
I'd be up for a road trip. As soon as I get fixed dates on my hols we can start planning.
Whips and chains or just plain seatbealts?
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Re: Drive to Gambia

You'll be bludgeouned with a truncheon.
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