Not quite keeping the rubber side down

We have a good friend from Gibralter, Nigel, who we met at the beginning of this trip. Nigel, a fellow biker, religiously signs his comments and mails with the guiding line ‘keep the rubber side down!’.

Jeremy, for his part, generally abides though it must be said that Ghana has been something of an exception. The following picture is of an event which took place in Accra, the capital of Ghana. It’s not often you get to see a bike from this angle so we thought we’d share this rare sight with the rest of you.


The question on all your minds now is ‘ What just happened?’. Was Jeremy trying his hand at some evil knievel trickery? or Was there some freak accident? or something completely different…

We’ll post the answer in the comments after some of you take a stab at a guess. The most correct answer gets a years supply of FanMilk! (but you have to come to Africa to get it)


  1. Hey guys, this is megan who supplied vicadin at turtle lodge. All the wheels are on but is that a cut down tree on the front wheel? Now is it possible that the bike was on that ledge behind Jeremy and something extremely heavy was on the rack on the back end. The bike started to roll and the heavy object- maybe the far fallen tree in the background- pulled the back down and under? No impossible. I’ll say someone leaned their bike against the fallen tree before the tree fell but even that seems rediculous. How could a falling tree turn a bike from upright to upside down? Maybe Jeremy jumped the bike off the ledge behind him and snagged the tree on the front of the back tire which slammed the bike down. But you know I don’t think Jeremy would be in one piece after that =o’ You got me. megan

  2. I think that Jeremy’s wund was ichy during the ride. So he just went down with his hand to scratch his leg and he didn’t saw the small ridge coming. His frontwheel went up and hits the three, his legs swing at the ground and the motorcycle turns on his back straight on the big plant.
    Or you are just bored and turned the motor upside down to make a picture ..
    Either way, I really want that fanmilk because I miss that in Holland!!!!

  3. Jeremy told his bike he was leaving him for a girl and the bike keeled over and died

  4. I think the bike tripped over Jeremy’s beard.

  5. Well guys rubber side up for a change. I reckon its to much fan milk. You milked it to hard, it kicked and died. Although it could be that you thought the tree was the start of the wall of death and they do say a KTM can climb any thing.

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