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Steve Farrell  says:

The quarter-million-mile man

In 1999, Ian Coates left his home in Yorkshire and flew to South Africa to collect a Land Rover for a friend and bring it back to England. The mission was scuppered by visa problems, and he got his wife to ship his Honda Africa Twin to Johannesburg so he could ride back by a different route. Fourteen years later,...

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  • Posted 2 years ago (20 March 2013 16:53)

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brutale r


Dec 07

Posts: 3248

brutale r says:


you are a true hero mate wish i had the balls to do it

i rode all over Europe in the 70s and luved it .. but peer /socitety pressures told me i could not

if you ever make it back to OZ  you have a bed food what ever you need bullshit

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Sep 10

Posts: 1300

SatNavSteve says:

What a star man! Whens the book coming out? and put me down for a copy!  Is he still carrying on travelling?

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Sep 10

Posts: 1300

SatNavSteve says:

Sorry, yes he is. I was that carried away with the rest of the story, I forgot the bit at the beginning. Hope he keeps MCN up to date with his progress. Another Ted Simon I think!

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Sep 08

Posts: 498

he has the perfect marriage set up there! This man lived the dream thats awesome, takes some courage to exit the safety net

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Nov 04

Posts: 69

viaciofano says:


amazing story and the type of character i would like to see down the pub. for me i would like to know about the miles covered on the bike. is it the standard engine. how about servicing. did the oil get changed much? how about if parts were needed. Vincenzo

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