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    ^ Great stuff. How about this..

    Somewhere between Murder and Suicide, there is a place called Merseyside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by isla View Post
    ^ great stuff. How about this..

    wow !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rum_Pirate View Post


    At least he is not riding it.

    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    That loaded truck with all the people on top... How does one even load it like that? Straps that are thrown over top of everything for each item loaded? It looks crazy to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sailor View Post
    That loaded truck with all the people on top... How does one even load it like that? Straps that are thrown over top of everything for each item loaded? It looks crazy to me.
    What if one of the guys shouts "Hey driver, this is my stop. Trouble is all my stuff is on the bottom"?
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    I once carried a two drawer filing cabinet 8 blocks in my messenger bag on my bike in SF because all the rucks were traffic jammed. Walking out of an elevator into an office like Quasimodo with a cabinet hump will garner some gasps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peerie Maa View Post
    At least he is not riding it.
    Yeah, what a lightweight.



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    While not as bad as the images of Indian trucks, I have experienced similar overloading of humanity in the mini-busses in St. Vincent and other southern Caribbean islands. It was common to load 22 - 25 people in a 9-passenger van, and sometimes they would leave the sliding side door open so that three or four more could gain a foothold on the sill and a handhold on the luggage rack on top. An then the driver would pretend that he was Ayrton Senna at the GP ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Canoeyawl View Post
    Caption: Whoa boy, easy now.
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    They are all completely nutsburgers.

    Good grief.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Canoeyawl View Post
    Love to know what was meant to happen there
    We don't know how lucky we are....

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    Quote Originally Posted by isla View Post
    What if one of the guys shouts "Hey driver, this is my stop. Trouble is all my stuff is on the bottom"?
    I can't see the picture, but if it's one of the well-known pictures of trucks from the Sahara, it's likely that 'most everyone is traveling from the same point of departure to the same destination. Not a lot of stops between, say, Tawrirt and Tessalit...

    What are you doing about it?




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    Quote Originally Posted by Canoeyawl View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by seanz View Post
    Love to know what was meant to happen there
    Perhaps it has something to do with a recalcitrant truck not facing Mecca?

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    There are two kinds of boaters: those who have run aground, and those who lie about it.

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    ^ A bunch of armed robbers beat that on Monday..

    Six robbers have fled on a single moped after a smash-and-grab raid at a high-end jewellers in central London.

    https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/...reet-jewellers
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    I have loaded a Beetle up to the windows with kiln bricks leaving only the drivers seat and driven it round 140 miles. A long, long time ago. What was I thinking?
    That truck loaded with people is a work of art.

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    Saw a few of these bike-trailer combos in Cambodia

    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

    I'd rather look back at my life and say "I can't believe I did that" instead of being there saying "I wish I'd done that"

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    Another Cambodian one. Different trip - this was on the Death Highway, which is not an easy road. There was lots of timber going out on scooters too. It's almost certainly illegally logged.

    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

    I'd rather look back at my life and say "I can't believe I did that" instead of being there saying "I wish I'd done that"

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