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Andy Harper
South Africa
Rider AFR10165 in Enduro Africa 2010
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Having now arrived back at home and gone straight back to work the last two weeks already seem like a bit of a dream - but one I will obviously remember for a very long time!? Thinking back on the experience I have just had I can't really fault it... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2010 at Andy Harper's EA blog
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Well after 8 days and over 1200kms of riding we pulled into the Cherry Place car park with a mixture of emotions. Getting off the bikes the Green Team all hugged and congratulated each other at having crossed the finish line in one piece and for having realised the dream... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2010 at Andy Harper's EA blog
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Waking early at Bushman Sands our hearts sank as we realised that the weather had once again taken a turn for the worse. Nobody wanted a repeat of the soggy monotony that was Day 6 - but the outlook was not good. After breakfast we had an impromptu briefing session... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2010 at Andy Harper's EA blog
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Right now we are walking bare feet across red hot coals ... why, I'm not quite sure!!? Go Team Green! This email is from Verint Systems UK Ltd and is confidential. If you have received it in error, please advise us and then delete the original and any attachments it... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2010 at Andy Harper's EA blog
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Finally got that Zebra picture you were after ... Daddy x This email is from Verint Systems UK Ltd and is confidential. If you have received it in error, please advise us and then delete the original and any attachments it may have contained. Verint Systems UK Ltd does not... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2010 at Andy Harper's EA blog
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Despite torrential down pours this morning - things are getting a little brighter for our Big Game tour later today - just about to have lunch with thge monkeys at the same place. This email is from Verint Systems UK Ltd and is confidential. If you have received it in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2010 at Andy Harper's EA blog
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When we woke this morning the mist had begun to clear a little but it was still overcast and we all put our waterproofs on fearing that today would be as unpleasant as the last. However having moved only a kilometre or so up the road to the refuelling stop... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2010 at Andy Harper's EA blog
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Just about to leave Bushman's Sands for our last day of riding - it is absolutely chucking it down!? This email is from Verint Systems UK Ltd and is confidential. If you have received it in error, please advise us and then delete the original and any attachments it may... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2010 at Andy Harper's EA blog
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The sun is back and we are busy winding our way through the Katburg pass, admiring the stunning scenery while trying to stay on the track ... life is good! This email is from Verint Systems UK Ltd and is confidential. If you have received it in error, please advise... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2010 at Andy Harper's EA blog
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This is Essex boy Tarquin (his parents were 'aving a laugh) - he is a landscape gardener, a dab hand on a Motorbike and looks twenty years old ... he is actually 40! B*#!?rd!? This email is from Verint Systems UK Ltd and is confidential. If you have received it... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2010 at Andy Harper's EA blog
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This email is from Verint Systems UK Ltd and is confidential. If you have received it in error, please advise us and then delete the original and any attachments it may have contained. Verint Systems UK Ltd does not accept any responsibility for viruses. Verint Systems UK Ltd is a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2010 at Andy Harper's EA blog
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Last night when we got on the ferry across the Kei River we crossed from the Rural Transkei into a much more developed and affluent area south of East London. As has been the trend, the Morgan's Bay Hotel offered great accommodation (incl. a bar!) right on the shoreline. Coming... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2010 at Andy Harper's EA blog
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This email is from Verint Systems UK Ltd and is confidential. If you have received it in error, please advise us and then delete the original and any attachments it may have contained. Verint Systems UK Ltd does not accept any responsibility for viruses. Verint Systems UK Ltd is a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2010 at Andy Harper's EA blog
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Stopped at a country club to get warm and try and dry out a bit ... the open fires are the main attraction! We are deciding whether we want to do this afternoon's extreme challenge ... a pukka enduro championship stage in the woods ... I am tempted but it... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2010 at Andy Harper's EA blog
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My shoulder is really hurting but I am quite happy - the going is slow and not too physical .. Soi far! This email is from Verint Systems UK Ltd and is confidential. If you have received it in error, please advise us and then delete the original and any... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2010 at Andy Harper's EA blog
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What a contrast to the glorius weather we were having ... This is just like our wet training weekends in Wales! This email is from Verint Systems UK Ltd and is confidential. If you have received it in error, please advise us and then delete the original and any attachments... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2010 at Andy Harper's EA blog
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It chucked it down all night and is still raining as we prepare to set off this morning ... should make things interesting!? This email is from Verint Systems UK Ltd and is confidential. If you have received it in error, please advise us and then delete the original and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2010 at Andy Harper's EA blog
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Here are a few more snaps I took on our journey today ... This email is from Verint Systems UK Ltd and is confidential. If you have received it in error, please advise us and then delete the original and any attachments it may have contained. Verint Systems UK Ltd... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2010 at Andy Harper's EA blog
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Another fantastic and truly memorable day - not least for conquering the gorge in the morning and having a major off just a few hundred metres from home in the afternoon! The day started with all teams congregating on a hill overlooking the ocean for the official tour photo. A... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2010 at Andy Harper's EA blog
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Had a BIG crash going flat out in top gear across sandy marsh land - about 2 minutes from reaching the chain ferry which was to mark the end of the day! Man it hurt - I got spat sideways of my bike and landed very hard on my left... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2010 at Andy Harper's EA blog
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It has got cold and very windy all of a sudden - looks like rain! This email is from Verint Systems UK Ltd and is confidential. If you have received it in error, please advise us and then delete the original and any attachments it may have contained. Verint Systems... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2010 at Andy Harper's EA blog
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We stopped here for a quick rest and to clean the guy out of Coke, crisps and lemon creams ... This email is from Verint Systems UK Ltd and is confidential. If you have received it in error, please advise us and then delete the original and any attachments it... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2010 at Andy Harper's EA blog
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I hard slog but we all made it up the infamous gorge without major incident - many fell by the wayside but the Green Team acquitted themselves well! Now on through some fast forest tracks and a quick rest stop at a local shop. Andy This email is from Verint... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2010 at Andy Harper's EA blog
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We have done very little this afternoon apart from kick back and enjoy what the Kob Inn has to offer. It's been another lovely day although the weather closed as the evening drew near - but still warm and dry (sorry!?). Just got back from dinner and the riders briefing... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2010 at Andy Harper's EA blog
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We started today by waking to the sound of surf crashing against rocks - our room must be no more than 50 metres from the shoreline - only the bar is closer! After a leisurely breakfast we serviced our bikes and made a few running repairs before climbing into one... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2010 at Andy Harper's EA blog