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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-01-2010, 10:43 PM Thread Starter
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I survived Borneo

Hey I made it out alive. Trip of a lifetime and I highly recommend it to anyone who thinks they can handle it. Worth all the money and effort and time.

The trip was suppose to be 1500Km it turned out to be over 2100.
Thats about 1300 miles of some ass kicking jungle. I left the US on Nov 29 and returned Dec 23rd.

Seven vehicles did not make it, various problems made them drop out.

Yeah I know its not a Rhino but I know you guys can appreciate this.

The RZR-S made it with only a few problems. LOTS of people did not think the RZR could handle this trip. They think different now.

Here are some photos.

More complete details are here on UTVweekly.com
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I have a TON of video that I have not had time to work on so stay tuned.

The RZR-S buried in the hold of a ferry. Arriving on Borneo


At the starting line ceremony


Exotic dancers send us off


Driving onto the starting podium, very formal start






On the equator the GPS reads all 0's.


This map shows the basic route. 1300 miles.


Building a bridge, used motorcycle chains make good bridge binding.


Small village gas station
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-01-2010, 10:45 PM Thread Starter
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This is what happens when large vehicles try to winch out seriously stuck RZRs


A night Ferry crossing


Jungle Gas station


Representing with a government official




A long house. tradition Dyak native house


Group shot, right after the chicken was sacrificed. I'm serious.


More winching


The RZR didn't need a winch here



In some serious jungle
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One seriously stuck RZR




Yes I am next to go through


Getting a bit deep


Crossing the Mahop river


This stick nearly took out some vital equipment, cough cough


Setting up camp


What road?


Yea thats the trail dead ahead


The "Don't mess with Orangutans" sign. I laughed hard.
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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-01-2010, 10:46 PM Thread Starter
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Going up river on an LST




A ripped CV boot, it lasted the rest of the trip this way.


I have no idea where this fender went or what took it.


At the Equatorial Monument near Pontianak
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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-02-2010, 08:03 PM
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holy shit redman, thats some serious riding.

congrats on the finish!

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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-03-2010, 09:34 AM
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HEY NOW!!! that looked unbelievable what happened to riders that didn't make it??? went into a pot for sum tribes supper.
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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-03-2010, 09:50 AM
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wow......now thats a ride...............
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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-04-2010, 12:17 AM Thread Starter
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The seven vehicles that did not make it dropped out at various stages and after significant repair (one got a new engine) they met us at the end, Balikpapan.

There were places to head south and get to real roads that skirt the south of Borneo.
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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-13-2010, 12:04 AM Thread Starter
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While we were in Borneo a Dayak Shaman blessed our Expedition by sacrificing a chicken and annointing us with its blood.
Check out the video.

Shannon’s Stories: A Blessing in Borneo : UTVWeekly.com
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-13-2010, 08:38 AM
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The chicken blood is pretty gross, But that is a hell of a ride!!!

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