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Title: Rebel Ride, Kalahari National Bash 2014
Post by: Minxy on October 07, 2014, 10:05:37 pm
10 guys, 1 girl... and some very hard, rough, tough and dirty riding... Welcome to the Rebels National bash tour!

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*Adding the video to the front page so it's easier to find*

https://www.youtube.com/v/hJ1aLO_ijNk


The plan:

2 Oct - Day 1 547km Pta to Bray
3 Oct - Day 2 509km Bray to Molopo
4 Oct - Day 3 Molopo
5 Oct - Day 4 487km Molopo to Vryburg
6 Oct - Day 5 476km Vryburg to Pta

The riders:

1 Orangeswifty  950SE
2 Anorexia  990 Adv
3 Subie  XT660R
4 Smokes  990R  
5 Bushtrotter  990 Adv
6 Schalk  XT660R
7 Hondsekierie  950 SE
8 Minxy - 950SE
9. Kevin ZA  950 SE
10. Hanno - Backup vehicle driver
11. Kilroy

This being my first bash, you can only imagine I was very excited. I barely got any sleep Wednesday night. I couldn't stop thinking about things. Have I packed the right clothes? Is everything on the bike really A ok? Etc, etc. So many things to consider!

Smokes meets me and HSK at our spot. I make the boys delicious coffee and breakfast. Still can't believe the day has finally come!

We meet with the rest of the guys and get on our way. Little do we know it was really going to be a long day.

Fueling up!

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Smokes, ready to ride.

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Was ist das!? BMW badge? KTM rider!? You better believe it!

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Our support / back up vehicle. Backed by Hanno and Kilroy.

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Franna: "Mmmmm, ek wonder wanne gan ons stop vir 'n brekkie?"

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As we get to our first bit of dirt road, disaster strikes :(
There's a dip with some water. Subie hits the ditch at speed and (in his own words) goes down like a sack of shit. I got such a fright when I saw his bike lying there in the middle of the road. It was almost surreal. "This can't be happening? Not here, not now?" We stop and assist where we can. Now this guy is a real "yster", he got up and picked up his loaded bike before we could even get off our bikes to go help out. Luckily Subie is ok. A bit roughed up, but nothing broken. The bike, not so much so as the waterpump housing is broken and his trip comes to an early end. It really sucks it had to come to this, but we had to get Bud500 to lend a helping hand (thanks a million by the way Bud!) and trailer the bike away. Subie has made another ride report relating to this incident, I would recommend reading up all the details there.

Subie, inspecting the damage to his bike.

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XT660 all bashed up :(

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Not too long after. Schalk has a puncture. HSK and Smokes help and we get it fixed quickly. This will not be the first puncture for the day though. Schalk strikes some very bad luck and ends up getting 4 punctures in total and has to be recovered by the back up vehicle. So with both the XT's out of action, we are left with only the KTM's.

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Lets not forget HSK and Smokes's little tyre dance!

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Title: Re: Rebel Ride, Kalahari National Bash 2014
Post by: Heimer on October 07, 2014, 10:09:44 pm
Lekker  8)
Title: Re: Rebel Ride, Kalahari National Bash 2014
Post by: Hondsekierie on October 07, 2014, 10:12:54 pm
Spanks for the effort, hy lees mooi :thumleft:
Title: Re: Rebel Ride, Kalahari National Bash 2014
Post by: Brandt on October 07, 2014, 10:16:48 pm
 :sip:
Title: Re: Rebel Ride, Kalahari National Bash 2014
Post by: Veldbrand on October 07, 2014, 10:20:01 pm
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Title: Re: Rebel Ride, Kalahari National Bash 2014
Post by: Hingsding on October 07, 2014, 10:40:42 pm
 :ricky: Was lekker om te ontmoet. Gooi da nog 'n paar prente!

Title: Re: Rebel Ride, Kalahari National Bash 2014
Post by: Minxy on October 07, 2014, 10:43:02 pm
:ricky: Was lekker om te ontmoet. Gooi da nog 'n paar prente!



Nice meeting you as well :)

There's plenty pics to come, will post more soon!
Title: Re: Rebel Ride, Kalahari National Bash 2014
Post by: subie on October 08, 2014, 03:44:49 am
Foeitog kyk hoe eensaam lyk hy  :spitcoffee:

Thank you Minxy  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Rebel Ride, Kalahari National Bash 2014
Post by: Wooly Bugger on October 08, 2014, 05:25:57 am
 :thumleft: :deal:
Title: Re: Rebel Ride, Kalahari National Bash 2014
Post by: Varkboer on October 08, 2014, 05:26:07 am
Loop lekke ek geniet :thumleft:
Title: Re: Rebel Ride, Kalahari National Bash 2014
Post by: Dwerg on October 08, 2014, 06:30:42 am
Nice one guys & girl  :sip:
Title: Re: Rebel Ride, Kalahari National Bash 2014
Post by: Flatout on October 08, 2014, 06:43:38 am
At last!, something about the Kalahari Bash. Can't wait for the rest   :3some:
Thank You  :)
Title: Re: Rebel Ride, Kalahari National Bash 2014
Post by: woody1 on October 08, 2014, 06:58:23 am
 :ricky:
Title: Re: Rebel Ride, Kalahari National Bash 2014
Post by: Orangeswifty on October 08, 2014, 08:19:33 am
Gooi Minxy :thumleft:
Ons sal fototjies bysit soos jy aangaan
Title: Re: Rebel Ride, Kalahari National Bash 2014
Post by: Minxy on October 08, 2014, 08:24:03 am
With no time to waste we push on, stopping for lunch over at Tallies just outside Zeerust.

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We wolf down some burgers and get on the road again. It's still a long way to Bray!
This is where things got interesting. We eventually get on the old Botswana border patrol roads. It's twisty sandy twee spoor all the way, really something special.

HSK's mighty beast parked in the dried up lake.

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It was very dry here compared to when I last went past. Still beautiful though!

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Here's the same spot earlier this year.

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We were worried that we'll run out of petrol and got the support vehicle to stock up on fuel for this leg of the trip. Ironically enough, just a stone throw down the road is a petrol station... Couldn't help but laugh when we saw it :P

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Kilroy having a zamalek with the locals.

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Stretching my legs. The SE is not the most comfortable bike to ride on tar, you pretty much need buns of steel...

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Thumbs up  :thumleft:

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The rest of the trip to Bray involves a lot of sand. There is sand, sand, oh and guess what!? More sand :D Some very deep rutted lovely sand. Somebody mentioned there would be a couple of sand patches on these roads. Well they lied... It was more like non stop sand... Anyway, no complaints. Once you get into it, it's not that bad.
We just keep moving, there was really no time to stop and roll around in the sandpit. We keep a very good pace and make it to Bray before nightfall. Luckily there are no more scares or falls except for Schalk which had to berecovered because of ongoing puntures :/

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Tapama Lodge where we spend our first night.

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Title: Re: Rebel Ride, Kalahari National Bash 2014
Post by: Orangeswifty on October 08, 2014, 09:00:21 am
<snip>

I must agree with Minxy
This piece of the route from Makgobistad to Boshoek Border post next to the Botswana Border was amazing!
Smokes and myself were leading the pack and really got into a groove on the sharp curves next to the borderline......sliding the backwheel in and powering out on the apex.
Having a hungry grunting 990R on your outside backwheel forces you to hold the inside line around the bends and really tests your concentration.
Felt like I was in a rally! :thumleft:
Great Ride
Title: Re: Rebel Ride, Kalahari National Bash 2014
Post by: Minxy on October 08, 2014, 09:17:42 am
Ok, so we wake up bright and early, with only the slightest Babelas :P It's going to be another long day...

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There's no time for a warm up and we get thrown right back into that deep sand all over again. Those roads near Bray are really not for the feint of heart. The owner at the Tapama lodge is surprised I ride my own bike and tells me he's never seen a lady ride these sandy roads before *blush!*
 
HSK puts on his helmet cam for a bit in the Molopo nature reserve and we manage to get a couple of cool pics to show just how sandy these kalahari roads really are. I think I enjoyed this part of the trip the most. We were literally in the middle of nowhere. This place is just so remote and removed from everything. It felt like it was just us and the thick red sand, the green thorn trees and the blue kalahari sky for miles and miles.

Fulling up at Vostershoop just before the long stretch.

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Inside the nature reserve.

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Title: Re: Rebel Ride, Kalahari National Bash 2014
Post by: J-dog on October 08, 2014, 09:26:29 am
 :sip: :sip: :sip:
Title: Re: Rebel Ride, Kalahari National Bash 2014
Post by: Wolzak on October 08, 2014, 09:28:44 am
Lekker RR  :ricky:
Title: Re: Rebel Ride, Kalahari National Bash 2014
Post by: Firecoast on October 08, 2014, 09:31:32 am
 :sip:

Looks like lots of fun was had!!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Rebel Ride, Kalahari National Bash 2014
Post by: Kaboef on October 08, 2014, 09:36:16 am
Lovely sandy roads.
Looks like lots of fun.
Title: Re: Rebel Ride, Kalahari National Bash 2014
Post by: Raka on October 08, 2014, 09:42:45 am
Hats off to you okes and especially Minxy for riding with the guys AND do a proper RR ! :thumleft:
Title: Re: Rebel Ride, Kalahari National Bash 2014
Post by: dookie on October 08, 2014, 09:51:55 am
Sub. Sigh.

Subie. Sorry.

Sandy. Shitballs.
Title: Re: Rebel Ride, Kalahari National Bash 2014
Post by: dirtyXT on October 08, 2014, 10:09:12 am
 :thumleft: lekker! keep it coming! keen for some bash pics too.
Title: Re: Rebel Ride, Kalahari National Bash 2014
Post by: Geotraveller on October 08, 2014, 10:38:25 am
Ver' ver' Naais........waiting impatiently for the rest.
Title: Re: Rebel Ride, Kalahari National Bash 2014
Post by: Smokes on October 08, 2014, 10:40:17 am
Well done Barbara  :thumleft: :thumleft: ...keep it coming....I will add some photos when I get a chance

This was a great trip with some awesome riding terrain :ricky:
Title: Re: Rebel Ride, Kalahari National Bash 2014
Post by: Minxy on October 08, 2014, 10:41:17 am
We stop next to the road for a quick break and have a laugh. Excited about getting to the bash, everyone is hyped up and having an awesome time.

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Minxy: "Look guys, more sand!"

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We get a surprise visit from Boss Freddie and Draadtang. The world is just too small.

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Orangeswifty telling the guys: "Swoosh! I was going through the sand 'that' fast!"

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Here's Minxy honouring the riding gods ::)

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"I'm just happy I can keep up with you guys!"  :ricky: *More happiness and girly giggles ensue*

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Title: Re: Rebel Ride, Kalahari National Bash 2014
Post by: Minxy on October 08, 2014, 11:15:01 am
Onwards to Van Zylsrus Hotel where we meet our backup crew and Schalk. I sip on my drink as the boys discuss serious biking related business, such as how hot the girl at the bar is. *Sigh*

Ok ok, she was really sexy I must admit! :P

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Some pics from the Hotel:

Schalk and Kevin
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Our backup driver Hanno, Kevin at the back, Schalk and Swifty.

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Kevin, Schalk, Swifty and Bushtrotter

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When we finish up at the hotel we get onto the longest straightest most boring crappy road ever heading towards Ashkam. If it wasn't for the vodka's and jagermeisters, I would have fallen asleep I swear. Instead we gun it all the way to our final destination, Molopo Lodge! HSK and I were doing about 140km/ph or so at one stage just to get the road over and done with. I remember flying past a certain few BMW riders who conveniently parked in the middle of the road, over a blind rise. Eish guys, it was just too close for comfort! Luckily all is well and we have a final stop for fuel at Askham where we bump into Camelman. He was all hot and dirty after just having done day 1's recce route of the Amageza.

Molopo Lodge

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Party pics to follow!
Title: Re: Rebel Ride, Kalahari National Bash 2014
Post by: Minxy on October 08, 2014, 11:42:04 am
Lets get the party started! More Jagermeister :D

HSK and Minxy

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LMG and Minxy! The tallest man I've ever met :D I'm 1.76m and I felt like a little girl standing next to him :biggrin:

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Ball and Chain + Draadtang

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Ossie putting on his best party face, that dop a bit too strong there Ossie? :P

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Epic photobomb! Draadtang, briv, Minxy and Boss Freddie

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Boss Freddie's errrr, broeks  :-[ :P

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Metaljockey, ETS, LMG, Ossie and more

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Title: Re: Rebel Ride, Kalahari National Bash 2014
Post by: subie on October 08, 2014, 11:47:21 am
Very nice  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Rebel Ride, Kalahari National Bash 2014
Post by: Minxy on October 08, 2014, 12:08:28 pm
ETS looking very comfortable indeed.

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HSK and Minxy selfie!

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Hanno, Swifty and HSK

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Draadtang, Franna and Boss Freddie

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Hinksding ;)

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Hinksding, Minxy and Franna

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Boss Freddie, Draadtang and Smokes

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LMG and Kilroy

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Who wore it better!? Kilroy or Boss Freddie!?

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Shjoe, we getting redder as the night progresses... Smokes, Minxy, HSK and Franna

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Who are you trying to seduce with that ;) Swifty? Mikie?! :pot:

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Title: Re: Rebel Ride, Kalahari National Bash 2014
Post by: Mikie on October 08, 2014, 12:14:11 pm
I think Swifty was trying to keep his balance with my swaying
Title: Re: Rebel Ride, Kalahari National Bash 2014
Post by: Ortos on October 08, 2014, 01:28:29 pm
 :sip: :sip:

More please...........
Title: Re: Rebel Ride, Kalahari National Bash 2014
Post by: Bazinga on October 08, 2014, 01:32:56 pm
Seems like a great trip!!! :sip:
Title: Re: Rebel Ride, Kalahari National Bash 2014
Post by: Kevin_ZA on October 08, 2014, 01:43:22 pm
Thank Minxy for a fantastic RR- re-living our adventure while sipping a glass of red wine and eating pizza at Mimos. Seriously do not want to go back to work after reading the RR.
The red sand "twee spoor" track after the Molopo Reserve was serious stuff. The sand was so thick and soft the track was in the form of a V. Anything under 120 on the big bikes was unmanageable. Minxy I bow to you - not once but twice. I have met few people that can ride sand like you did - and you can wheelie !!
Title: Re: Rebel Ride, Kalahari National Bash 2014
Post by: Bender on October 08, 2014, 01:47:11 pm
Well done on a great RR so far. It seems I missed out on a great trip. Next time.
Title: Re: Rebel Ride, Kalahari National Bash 2014
Post by: LMG on October 08, 2014, 01:48:32 pm
Another great bash.

Keep going Minxy - I want to read about your guys' trip back home.
Title: Re: Rebel Ride, Kalahari National Bash 2014
Post by: ROOI on October 08, 2014, 02:01:34 pm
Well done on a great RR so far. It seems I missed out on a great trip. Next time.

+10
Title: Re: Rebel Ride, Kalahari National Bash 2014
Post by: Orangeswifty on October 08, 2014, 02:13:45 pm
I think Swifty was trying to keep his balance with my swaying
Jeez Mikey......you were gooing some weird 2 step trots there at one stage.
 :lol8:
Title: Re: Rebel Ride, Kalahari National Bash 2014
Post by: Mikie on October 08, 2014, 02:20:58 pm
I think Swifty was trying to keep his balance with my swaying
Jeez Mikey......you were gooing some weird 2 step trots there at one stage.
 :lol8:

But I didnt once fall, I was eyeing that saddle above the bar, but they said I had to be naked to get up there
Title: Re: Rebel Ride, Kalahari National Bash 2014
Post by: Varkboer on October 08, 2014, 03:04:43 pm
Nice  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Rebel Ride, Kalahari National Bash 2014
Post by: Divot on October 08, 2014, 03:05:55 pm
 :happy1:Keep it coming
Title: Re: Rebel Ride, Kalahari National Bash 2014
Post by: briv on October 08, 2014, 03:09:56 pm
Lekker RR Minxy...sorry about the Photobom, blame redheart and coke :peepwall: :biggrin:
Title: Re: Rebel Ride, Kalahari National Bash 2014
Post by: spoedvark on October 08, 2014, 04:45:35 pm
Thanks for sharing! Looks like you all had a good time!
Title: Re: Rebel Ride, Kalahari National Bash 2014
Post by: Minxy on October 08, 2014, 07:05:59 pm
Lekker RR Minxy...sorry about the Photobom, blame redheart and coke :peepwall: :biggrin:

Don't be sorry hehe, I had such a laugh when I saw the photo! :D
Title: Re:
Post by: Brandt on October 08, 2014, 07:24:05 pm
Dankie vir die RR tot dusver, daai sand lyk na lekker adventure 👍
Title: Re: Rebel Ride, Kalahari National Bash 2014
Post by: Minxy on October 08, 2014, 07:37:08 pm
Thank Minxy for a fantastic RR- re-living our adventure while sipping a glass of red wine and eating pizza at Mimos. Seriously do not want to go back to work after reading the RR.
The red sand "twee spoor" track after the Molopo Reserve was serious stuff. The sand was so thick and soft the track was in the form of a V. Anything under 120 on the big bikes was unmanageable. Minxy I bow to you - not once but twice. I have met few people that can ride sand like you did - and you can wheelie !!

You are making me blush all over again Kevin! Thank you so much for the compliment, it really goes a long way :love5:

And thanks to everyone else for the nice remarks, I enjoy writing RR's so much more when people enjoy reading them :)

Will add more pics in a bit!
Title: Re: Rebel Ride, Kalahari National Bash 2014
Post by: Orangeswifty on October 08, 2014, 07:38:54 pm
Thank Minxy for a fantastic RR- re-living our adventure while sipping a glass of red wine and eating pizza at Mimos. Seriously do not want to go back to work after reading the RR.
The red sand "twee spoor" track after the Molopo Reserve was serious stuff. The sand was so thick and soft the track was in the form of a V. Anything under 120 on the big bikes was unmanageable. Minxy I bow to you - not once but twice. I have met few people that can ride sand like you did - and you can wheelie !!

You are making me blush all over again Kevin! Thank you so much for the compliment, it really goes a long way :love5:

And thanks to everyone else for the nice remarks, I enjoy writing RR's so much more when people enjoy them :)

Will add more pics in a bit!
The old man has still got an eye heh?
Title: Re: Rebel Ride, Kalahari National Bash 2014
Post by: Minxy on October 08, 2014, 08:04:34 pm
Saturday morning HSK and I decide to errr, sleep in a bit :biggrin: It was a big night after all! We spend the day having a few cold ones in the sun. I brave the water and take a quick dip in the pool. We have a really rustige day.

In the evening we get together for the prize giving. Both me and HSK are so lucky! I win a tool tube. Now I'm not good at the tool stuff, so I'll probably just use the tool tube for my lady things. A bottle of vodka also seems to fit in there no problem :P
HSK wins 2 nights accommodation in Sutherland! Wow, now that is an awesome prize! We will definitely plan a trip around that one soon.

We have a lekker braai after the prize giving. Everyone has a fun time socializing and just having a good time. At some stage ETS decides to grace us with his dingly bits... Now I don't have any photographic evidence of this occurrence, so it will have to stay as one of those "what happens at the bash, stays at the bash" moments :P

Some pics:

Prize Giving

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HSK cuddling up in his blanky. OMG so cute!  :love10:

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Around the braai

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Kilroy, or should I say... Lawrence of Arabia?  ::)

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Title: Re: Rebel Ride, Kalahari National Bash 2014
Post by: TWE-TWE on October 08, 2014, 08:25:27 pm
Stunning RR Minxy..

now I can put a few faces and names together !!  :ricky:
Title: Re: Rebel Ride, Kalahari National Bash 2014
Post by: Minxy on October 08, 2014, 08:32:33 pm
Stunning RR Minxy..

now I can put a few faces and names together !!  :ricky:

Thank you! Was nice meeting you TWE-TWE, reading some of your posts as we speak :)
Title: Re: Rebel Ride, Kalahari National Bash 2014
Post by: Hondsekierie on October 08, 2014, 09:48:19 pm
Thanks for all the effort in doing the RR Minxy, I have no doubt that all the boys riding with you really appreciate it.

Congrats in sticking with us, and ummmm, sometimes outperforming us ;)

You are very special you crazy Pole :thumleft:
Title: Re: Rebel Ride, Kalahari National Bash 2014
Post by: Minxy on October 08, 2014, 11:27:09 pm
Thought I'd add some video footage.

This is me and HSK riding sand near the Molopo Reserve. So much fun!  :ricky:

https://www.youtube.com/v/hJ1aLO_ijNk

Title: Re: Rebel Ride, Kalahari National Bash 2014
Post by: Wooly Bugger on October 09, 2014, 05:50:03 am
jirre, daai pop kan ry!
Title: Re: Rebel Ride, Kalahari National Bash 2014
Post by: Geotraveller on October 09, 2014, 06:20:03 am
jirre, daai pop kan ry!

Net So! Ek gaan my bike verkoop en begin tiddly winks speel!
Title: Re: Rebel Ride, Kalahari National Bash 2014
Post by: Brandt on October 09, 2014, 08:25:53 am
Julle mag maar sand ry  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Rebel Ride, Kalahari National Bash 2014
Post by: Fenderbender on October 09, 2014, 08:54:18 am
Bleddie lekker report Barbara , bly jullle is ook veilig tuis . Jy en HSK maak n gedugte span .  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Rebel Ride, Kalahari National Bash 2014
Post by: DirtRebell on October 09, 2014, 09:16:20 am
Great RR. Was nice to read, look and put faces to names.
Title: Re: Rebel Ride, Kalahari National Bash 2014
Post by: Mooch on October 09, 2014, 09:31:50 am
Great stuff!!  :thumleft: :thumleft:
Title: Re: Rebel Ride, Kalahari National Bash 2014
Post by: boss freddy on October 09, 2014, 09:47:58 am
Thought I'd add some video footage.

This is me and HSK riding sand near the Molopo Reserve. So much fun!  :ricky:

https://www.youtube.com/v/hJ1aLO_ijNk


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One taramera thanks vir die vid nou kan ek die manne hier in botswana wys ek praat nie kak nie.
Title: Re: Rebel Ride, Kalahari National Bash 2014
Post by: Dwerg on October 09, 2014, 09:56:41 am
Lovin it  :thumleft:

All that practice is paying off big time. Nice riding!
Title: Re: Rebel Ride, Kalahari National Bash 2014
Post by: Jacobsroodt on October 09, 2014, 10:28:30 am
Saturday morning HSK and I decide to errr, sleep in a bit :biggrin: It was a big night after all! We spend the day having a few cold ones in the sun. I brave the water and take a quick dip in the pool. We have a really rustige day.

In the evening we get together for the prize giving. Both me and HSK are so lucky! I win a tool tube. Now I'm not good at the tool stuff, so I'll probably just use the tool tube for my lady things. A bottle of vodka also seems to fit in there no problem :P
HSK wins 2 nights accommodation in Sutherland! Wow, now that is an awesome prize! We will definitely plan a trip around that one soon.

Congratulations on winning a tool tube Minxy! With compliments of West Coast Parts in Cape Town. I wanted to deliver them myself but had to deal with resistance from SWAMBO - enough said :pot:

Jinne, jy ry daai sand darem lekker!  :thumleft: The rear wheel is all over the place but you keep the front wheel planted. Kudos! :ricky: How fast were you going?
Title: Re: Rebel Ride, Kalahari National Bash 2014
Post by: Master Beerkie on October 09, 2014, 10:35:35 am
Excellent & well done!!! Tx Minxy  :thumleft:
(Ook lekker om weer so paar ou jakkalse se gesigte weer te sien!)
 
Title: Re: Rebel Ride, Kalahari National Bash 2014
Post by: Minxy on October 09, 2014, 10:48:18 am
I reluctantly drag myself out of bed Sunday morning. Awww, we have to go home already!? Where did the time go :(
We greet everyone and I force myself to do that long stretch of road between Askham and Van Zyls again. Luckily I remember to pair my phone and play some music on the Sena this time so it goes quick.

We stop at Van Zyls Rus hotel for a brekkie.

Me and Bushtrotter

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KevinZA

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HSK

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We do another familiar road and then split off in the Vryburg direction. Some beautiful white hard compacted dirt highways here. I broke my own personal speed record on one of these. 170kmph! The roads are just sooooo good, such a smooth surface it feels like you are riding on tar. I got a bit scared though and backed down to 130kmph again, a much more comfortable speed for me.
There's a few more interesting bits where we do some riverbed kinda riding, and quite a bit more sand roads passing through little settlements. I really enjoy that. Unfortunately we didn't have time to stop and take many pictures, we just had so much distance to cover and tried to make up the time.

A quick stop at the T330 turn off.

Swifty on his SE and Smokes on his 990R at the back.

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Bushtrotter and Franna

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Stopping for fuel, Minxy, Swifty, Franna and Bushtrotter

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Stopping at the shebeen for a cold one, with HSK

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Franna: "Oh yeh! Time for a beer!!!"

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We stop over at Klondike in Vryburg for our last night. Spend the time relaxing, swimming and having another braai :)

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Title: Re: Rebel Ride, Kalahari National Bash 2014
Post by: Minxy on October 09, 2014, 10:54:44 am
Saturday morning HSK and I decide to errr, sleep in a bit :biggrin: It was a big night after all! We spend the day having a few cold ones in the sun. I brave the water and take a quick dip in the pool. We have a really rustige day.

In the evening we get together for the prize giving. Both me and HSK are so lucky! I win a tool tube. Now I'm not good at the tool stuff, so I'll probably just use the tool tube for my lady things. A bottle of vodka also seems to fit in there no problem :P
HSK wins 2 nights accommodation in Sutherland! Wow, now that is an awesome prize! We will definitely plan a trip around that one soon.

Congratulations on winning a tool tube Minxy! With compliments of West Coast Parts in Cape Town. I wanted to deliver them myself but had to deal with resistance from SWAMBO - enough said :pot:

Jinne, jy ry daai sand darem lekker!  :thumleft: The rear wheel is all over the place but you keep the front wheel planted. Kudos! :ricky: How fast were you going?

Hehe, thank you so much! It is an awesome prize, It's something I will definitely use  :thumleft:
It is too bad you missed out on the bash though, it was so much fun! Will just have to see you there next time.
Regarding the video, it could have been anything between 95-120kmph. I am not 100% sure. The wheel was really bogging down in the deep sand.
Title: Re: Rebel Ride, Kalahari National Bash 2014
Post by: KTM Jagermeister on October 09, 2014, 11:00:27 am
Missed you by 2 days, we had just as much fun.  I will post some pics later.
Title: Re: Rebel Ride, Kalahari National Bash 2014
Post by: Hondsekierie on October 09, 2014, 11:08:39 am
Missed you by 2 days, we had just as much fun.  I will post some pics later.

Were you Kevin's 2 x friends that also did the same route just ahead of us?
Title: Re: Rebel Ride, Kalahari National Bash 2014
Post by: Mev Vis Arend on October 09, 2014, 12:45:27 pm
Jo, jy mag maar ry.  Dankie vir die deel   :thumleft:. 
Title: Re: Rebel Ride, Kalahari National Bash 2014
Post by: Kevin_ZA on October 09, 2014, 02:20:40 pm
Missed you by 2 days, we had just as much fun.  I will post some pics later.

Were you Kevin's 2 x friends that also did the same route just ahead of us?
Yip it's them and looking at the pictures taken at the Molopo Lodge bar they did have a good time.
I try so hard to be responsible ............ :imaposer:
Title: Re: Rebel Ride, Kalahari National Bash 2014
Post by: Dutchman81 on October 09, 2014, 02:48:21 pm
Jho Minxy , jy kan darem maar motorbike ry :deal: Mooi RR dankie
Title: Re: Rebel Ride, Kalahari National Bash 2014
Post by: Minxy on October 09, 2014, 03:07:32 pm
Last day of the trip :'(

What can I say, lots of dirt highway heading home. We pretty much leave the sandy roads behind at this stage. Now I don't usually complain about dirt highways, but when they are littered with crappy embedded rocks that you constantly need to keep an eye out for... Then I complain :P
As there's a lot of tar on the planned route, Swifty decides to take us up some other roads. We stumble upon an awesome route hugging the railroad near some townships. The last little stetch is tar, taking us on a lovely scenic route past Sterkfontein caves and eventually to the highway back home.

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I'd just like to thank:
-Kilroy and co for making the bash happen.
-Swifty for putting in the time and effort into the routes and planning.
-The backup drivers who carried our bags, fuel and goodies.
-The rest of the Rebels group, you guys rock!!! Each and everyone of you guys contributed to an epic adventure!
-The Wild Dogs, it is awesome to be able to put faces to the forum names now. It was nice meeting you all :)
-My boyfriend HSK, I couldn't have done this without your support and encouragement. I love you big guy!  :love7:


Minxy over and out :D
Title: Re: Rebel Ride, Kalahari National Bash 2014
Post by: KTM Jagermeister on October 09, 2014, 03:32:58 pm
A special message for Kevin

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And some pics from our trip

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The one you missed (Ventersdorp - Thirsties)

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Title: Re: Rebel Ride, Kalahari National Bash 2014
Post by: Komin on October 09, 2014, 03:41:44 pm
Schweet Barbie excellent RR
Title: Re: Rebel Ride, Kalahari National Bash 2014
Post by: ROOI on October 09, 2014, 03:51:47 pm
Lekka Johan jy en Frankie ?
Title: Re: Rebel Ride, Kalahari National Bash 2014
Post by: schalk vd merwe on October 09, 2014, 04:27:56 pm
Thanks Minxy for the RR and phodies and I must say I have not come across a lady that can ride like you. Thanks Kilroy for the bash and the bed at Malopo and the back up. Thanks to Hanno for back up. Thanks to every one who helped me with the 6 punctures the last one was fixed in Klersdorp at Speedbike. Thanks to Bushtrotter and Franna who recovered me in the middle of the night. Special thanks to Jacquedup and Riana who helped with with 3 of the punctures. This bash I will not forget.
Title: Re: Rebel Ride, Kalahari National Bash 2014
Post by: Orangeswifty on October 09, 2014, 06:43:27 pm
Saturday morning HSK and I decide to errr, sleep in a bit :biggrin: It was a big night after all! We spend the day having a few cold ones in the sun. I brave the water and take a quick dip in the pool. We have a really rustige day.

In the evening we get together for the prize giving. Both me and HSK are so lucky! I win a tool tube. Now I'm not good at the tool stuff, so I'll probably just use the tool tube for my lady things. A bottle of vodka also seems to fit in there no problem :P
HSK wins 2 nights accommodation in Sutherland! Wow, now that is an awesome prize! We will definitely plan a trip around that one soon.

We have a lekker braai after the prize giving. Everyone has a fun time socializing and just having a good time. At some stage ETS decides to grace us with his dingly bits... Now I don't have any photographic evidence of this occurrence, so it will have to stay as one of those "what happens at the bash, stays at the bash" moments :P

'n toonbeeld van manlike grasie en seksuele krag

 :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:
Title: Re: Rebel Ride, Kalahari National Bash 2014
Post by: jimjim on October 09, 2014, 07:35:55 pm
Dis nou 'n lekker RR, thanx.
Title: Re: Rebel Ride, Kalahari National Bash 2014
Post by: Minxy on October 09, 2014, 08:34:03 pm
Saturday morning HSK and I decide to errr, sleep in a bit :biggrin: It was a big night after all! We spend the day having a few cold ones in the sun. I brave the water and take a quick dip in the pool. We have a really rustige day.

In the evening we get together for the prize giving. Both me and HSK are so lucky! I win a tool tube. Now I'm not good at the tool stuff, so I'll probably just use the tool tube for my lady things. A bottle of vodka also seems to fit in there no problem :P
HSK wins 2 nights accommodation in Sutherland! Wow, now that is an awesome prize! We will definitely plan a trip around that one soon.

We have a lekker braai after the prize giving. Everyone has a fun time socializing and just having a good time. At some stage ETS decides to grace us with his dingly bits... Now I don't have any photographic evidence of this occurrence, so it will have to stay as one of those "what happens at the bash, stays at the bash" moments :P

'n toonbeeld van manlike grasie en seksuele krag

 :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:


That picture... :spitcoffee: :imaposer:  :lol8:
Title: Re: Rebel Ride, Kalahari National Bash 2014
Post by: Gee S on October 09, 2014, 09:23:51 pm
Great report Minxy.


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Title: Re: Rebel Ride, Kalahari National Bash 2014
Post by: Bushtrotter on October 10, 2014, 06:42:48 am
Thanx Barbara, great RR. You put finger to keybord as well as you ride!!
Dankie aan almal, great groep!  kan nie se ek onthou veel van die omliggende landskap nie, maar daai sand paadjies sal ek nooit vergeet nie. EPPIC ;D   
Title: Re: Rebel Ride, Kalahari National Bash 2014
Post by: Orangeswifty on October 10, 2014, 09:02:12 am
How Great is this pick at around noon under a big old Hardekool tree in a small town called Laxey on the way to Vryburg from van Zylsrus.
Everyone is hiding from the sun while chugging away at a Quart beer
 :thumleft:
Title: Re: Rebel Ride, Kalahari National Bash 2014
Post by: Orangeswifty on October 10, 2014, 09:10:10 am
Group Photo after the Saturday night party at Molopo behind Smokes's 990R.
Leaving Askam Garage on the way to van Zyls
Kierie and Minxy still on the way from the Lodge
FLTR.......Swifty, Smokes, KevinZA, Bushtrotter and Anorexia

Smokes - where is the other group photo you took with everyone present?
Title: Re: Rebel Ride, Kalahari National Bash 2014
Post by: Orangeswifty on October 10, 2014, 09:17:45 am
On the way back from Vryburg on Monday Kierie had a flat and while I helped him to change the tube guess who was lounging under his bike like a Lizzard?
Title: Re: Rebel Ride, Kalahari National Bash 2014
Post by: Orangeswifty on October 10, 2014, 09:23:03 am
Smokes enjoying the leather couches at van Zylsrus Hotel at Breakfast on Sunday Morning
Title: Re: Rebel Ride, Kalahari National Bash 2014
Post by: Orangeswifty on October 10, 2014, 09:32:08 am
Some random pics

Myself and Draadtang from Gabs (Real Stoetie look alike)
Liquid lunch at Zeerust
Kevin inspecting the route
The love couple
Frannas 990 loves a good soft lay
Title: Re: Rebel Ride, Kalahari National Bash 2014
Post by: ROOI on October 10, 2014, 09:51:33 am
On the way back from Vryburg on Monday Kierie had a flat and while I helped him to change the tube guess who was lounging under his bike like a Lizzard?
BABBELAS  :lol8:
Title: Re: Rebel Ride, Kalahari National Bash 2014
Post by: Ball and Chain on October 10, 2014, 09:54:57 am
Was lekker om saam met julle mense 'n drankie te geniet    :thumleft:
Title: Re: Rebel Ride, Kalahari National Bash 2014
Post by: Minxy on October 10, 2014, 11:43:29 am
Lekke pictures Swifty :D

Maar is dit nou Draadtang of Draadkar  ??? I am confused again... I hope it's Draadtang then I don't need to re-edit all my posts :P
Title: Re: Rebel Ride, Kalahari National Bash 2014
Post by: Master Beerkie on October 10, 2014, 12:23:01 pm
PVS Swifty!
Kev praat nou al seker vlot boer  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Rebel Ride, Kalahari National Bash 2014
Post by: BLK on October 10, 2014, 12:55:37 pm
Nice RR,thks.You guys know how to enjoy life to its full.Good to see

Title: Re: Rebel Ride, Kalahari National Bash 2014
Post by: Smokes on October 10, 2014, 01:05:05 pm
PVS Swifty!
Kev praat nou al seker vlot boer  :biggrin:

Hy praat mooi na die trip !! :lol8: :lol8:
Title: Re: Rebel Ride, Kalahari National Bash 2014
Post by: Smokes on October 10, 2014, 01:22:18 pm
A couple of randoms

Group Photo

Kierie Minxy Anorexia Orange Swifty KevinZA Smokes Bushtrotter

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Garage op Bray

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Title: Re: Rebel Ride, Kalahari National Bash 2014
Post by: Kevin_ZA on October 10, 2014, 03:36:14 pm
PVS Swifty!
Kev praat nou al seker vlot boer  :biggrin:

Hy praat mooi na die trip !! :lol8: :lol8:
Baie dankie vir n be#$k trip met lekker harde ry en vok**n baie wyn . Ek kan nou sommer lekker die taal vokk#$ goed praat.
Title: Re: Rebel Ride, Kalahari National Bash 2014
Post by: Minxy on October 10, 2014, 06:09:10 pm
PVS Swifty!
Kev praat nou al seker vlot boer  :biggrin:

Hy praat mooi na die trip !! :lol8: :lol8:
Baie dankie vir n be#$k trip met lekker harde ry en vok**n baie wyn . Ek kan nou sommer lekker die taal vokk#$ goed praat.

If you can't beat them, join em!
Title: Re: Rebel Ride, Kalahari National Bash 2014
Post by: subie on October 10, 2014, 06:21:03 pm
Lekke pictures Swifty :D

Maar is dit nou Draadtang of Draadkar  ??? I am confused again... I hope it's Draadtang then I don't need to re-edit all my posts :P

Dit is Draadtang Minxy  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Rebel Ride, Kalahari National Bash 2014
Post by: Orangeswifty on October 11, 2014, 08:02:55 am
Lekke pictures Swifty :D

Maar is dit nou Draadtang of Draadkar  ??? I am confused again... I hope it's Draadtang then I don't need to re-edit all my posts :P

Dit is Draadtang Minxy  :thumleft:
My bad
Draadtang it is
Title: Re: Rebel Ride, Kalahari National Bash 2014
Post by: Master Beerkie on October 11, 2014, 08:45:04 am
PVS Swifty!
Kev praat nou al seker vlot boer  :biggrin:

Hy praat mooi na die trip !! :lol8: :lol8:
Baie dankie vir n be#$k trip met lekker harde ry en vok**n baie wyn . Ek kan nou sommer lekker die taal vokk#$ goed praat.

Smaak my hulle het jou geleer vloek ook   :laughing4:

Title: Re: Rebel Ride, Kalahari National Bash 2014
Post by: Wooly Bugger on October 12, 2014, 06:34:46 am
 :imaposer:
Title: Re: Rebel Ride, Kalahari National Bash 2014
Post by: T Rex on October 12, 2014, 07:14:34 am
Dankie , lekker gelees en prentjies gekyk.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Rebel Ride, Kalahari National Bash 2014
Post by: DRAZIL on October 14, 2014, 05:01:32 pm
Awesome ride you all did and photos  :thumleft:
Minxy how about some sand riding lessons, jeez you make that sand look easy  :thumleft: :thumleft: