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Title: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: tau on November 19, 2018, 01:08:25 pm
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‘n Verhaal oor die verkenning van Noord- oos Namibie en omgewing.

Karakters is op werklike persone gebaseer.

Geen leeus, olifante of buffels beseer, net een koei.

‘n Vloeiende vervolg verhaal uit die pen van alle deelnemers.

Sommige sistuasies mag die puriste onder julle onstel.
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Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on November 19, 2018, 01:10:35 pm
ons wag ongeduldig ;) :thumleft:
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Post by: punisher on November 19, 2018, 01:47:48 pm
 O0
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Post by: Oupa Foe-rie on November 19, 2018, 01:53:05 pm
Ek wonder hoe lank ek nou gaan wag hiervoor .................. >:D :ricky:
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Post by: FrancoisTz on November 19, 2018, 01:54:42 pm
Te oordeel aan die fotos was hierdie nie 'n slegte dag nie, laat ons dan sien wat is beter.
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Post by: Robroskop on November 19, 2018, 02:23:36 pm
Daai Koei het nie eers n gekneusde ego nie. Afrika het geharde diere :biggrin:
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Post by: Buff on November 19, 2018, 02:51:24 pm
Judging by the number of fridges on the back of that Hilux, warm beer wasn't one of your problems  ;D :thumleft:
Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: weskus on November 19, 2018, 04:25:13 pm
Ek en Tau het Vrydag middag na werk uit Tulbagh/Riebeek vertrek om tot by Vioolsdrif te Stoetie sodat ons Saterdag oggend vroeg op die fietse kon spring en darem 'n gedeelte van die vervelige swart goed kon mis.. Ons het sommer by Vioolsdrift lodge oorgelę en ook die bakkie daar gelos vir R50/dag..werk goed.John het die vorige week vir ons vars bande en Ultra Heavy duty tubes gestuur tot by maat Rickus en hy het dit weer saam met ons back-up manne (Nick en sy broer Tiaan gelaai) Vroeg oggend gou die fietse gepak en TOE moes ek al besef het soos hulle nou daar staan sal ek hul seker nie weer sien nie. Ons het besef dat dit 'n taai trip gaan wees maar nie presies hoeveel nie. Ek is nie 'n ou wat daarvan hou om baie km's op 'n dag te ry met fiets nie en na 'n 1200km op 'n Dakar een dag en verskeie 850km op 'n 800 GS het ek myself belowe dat daar f@kken goeie rede moes wees dat ek verder as 500km op 'n dag ry..dit het wel 'n hele paar maal op die trip gebeur :thumleft: Manne, ek het nie meer 'n photobucket account nie so resize vir fotos laai is nog 'n f@kkop.
Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: weskus on November 19, 2018, 04:32:28 pm
Fietse was mooi skoon en John s'n sommer nog nuut, die Meelgesig het darem al 43 000km op, meerendeels teerpad en kerk toe..
Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: weskus on November 19, 2018, 04:38:17 pm
Die plan was om tot by Gobabis te gooi en dan vir Rickus en die res van die span daar te kry. So 30km voor Mariental het die 990 met sy ruk-en pluk siek begin en ek het sommer geweet die fuel filter sal vervang of skoon moet kom. In Mariental weer volgemaak, carburator cleaner gekoop en sy oor gedraai Stampriet rigting. Geen probleem van 'n dag oud nie. In stampriet weer volgemaak en bladder ook wat ons sou bietjie D paaie ophardloop Gobabis toe. So 15km buite Stampriet dieselfde storie maar die outjie kon darem so 100km'h loop so ons sou maar so aansukkel tot op Gobabis en gou daar by die kamp uitsort. Dit het egter erger en erger geraak en ons het besef dat as ons 'n bier elke keer drink as die fiets starve ons moontlik nie Gobabis dieselfde aan sou sien nie. Intussen het ons ons spanmaats onder 'n Kameel raakgeloop en die trip het afgeskop en hope tjol gesels en 'n koue ding om die stof af te was..
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Post by: weskus on November 19, 2018, 04:42:32 pm
Dit was toe maar tyd om gou die operasie te doen en klaar te kry..
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Post by: weskus on November 19, 2018, 04:50:39 pm
Die ander manne het solank aanbeweeg om ons kamp vas te maak en die Borman boeta's het gebly en gehelp om fiets te werk en gesorg vir so 'n geselligheidjie net om die trip op 'n "high" af te skop en te sorg dat iets so simpel soos 'n ou tingerige petrolfilter nou vir ons sal onstel nie..
Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: weskus on November 19, 2018, 04:52:25 pm
Nie ver van daar na die operasie loop ek vir maat Rickus raak met 'n papwiel en terwyl ons dan nou almal nuwe tyres sou opsit die aand in Gobabis hy dit dan sommer nou eenmaal sou doen..
Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: weskus on November 19, 2018, 04:54:01 pm
Kan jul sien daai man is aan die brand soos hy daar staan..
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Post by: cocky on November 19, 2018, 04:55:03 pm
Nie ver van daar na die operasie loop ek vir maat Rickus raak met 'n papwiel en terwyl ons dan nou almal nuwe tyres sou opsit die aand in Gobabis hy dit dan sommer nou eenmaal sou doen..
Die ou trek daai twakkie draem sterk in
Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: Bikerboer1973 on November 19, 2018, 05:00:36 pm
Die storie loop mooi sover, volg!
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Post by: >Herman< on November 19, 2018, 05:08:17 pm
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Post by: fcprinsloo7@gmail.com on November 19, 2018, 05:09:59 pm
Ingeskryf!
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Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on November 19, 2018, 05:12:49 pm
Kan jul sien daai man is aan die brand soos hy daar staan..
Hy rook weer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!????????????????? :o :o :o
Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: weskus on November 19, 2018, 05:18:42 pm
Dis nie rook nie Chris, dis 'n asma-pomp wat so aan die brand is..
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Post by: tau on November 19, 2018, 06:07:45 pm
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Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: Hinksding on November 19, 2018, 06:11:02 pm
Moooi!! Gooi gooi gooi kęrels!
Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: tau on November 19, 2018, 06:11:30 pm
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Ek kon gelukkig vir Weskus ‘n spaar filter opspoor.
Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: Dorsland on November 19, 2018, 07:14:26 pm
Dit was toe maar tyd om gou die operasie te doen en klaar te kry..
Ek het nie geweet ‘n 990 het 2 filters nie. Seker daarom dat jy die kiekie 2 keer gepos het.
Title: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: Dorsland on November 19, 2018, 07:16:03 pm
En lyk my daar is reeds soveel spanners gedraai dat dič geskriffel eerder onder “General Technical” hoort as “Ride Reports”.

Maar ek lees lekker saam. Ek wou hoeka myself leer om te kan filters en binnebande ruil terwyl ek bier drink.
Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: NoRush on November 19, 2018, 08:01:34 pm
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Post by: Vis Arend on November 19, 2018, 08:10:08 pm
Lekker man lekker, ek haal gou 'n koue uit terwyl ek wag, hoop dit gaan nie lank vat nie.   :thumleft: :thumleft:
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Post by: benreaper on November 19, 2018, 09:26:46 pm
Hy loop lekker sover!
Ek lees/ry ook saam.
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Post by: Robroskop on November 20, 2018, 08:27:06 am
So die vrydag is die fietse klaar gepak .
Ons backup Bormans het op Koës aangekom en en twee van Koës se droogte bokribbetjies is geoffer vir die spesiale sosiale geleentheid.
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Post by: Rickus on November 20, 2018, 09:27:39 am
Raait manne…..die hele Noord-Oos Namibia oftewel Boesmanland verkennings tog het begin met n oproep van Mnr Tau hier rondom Julie 2018. Ek weet nie hoe ek gedink het nie, want in my kop het ek al redelik al die moeilikke en afgelee plekke in Nam baasgeraak….met Tau se oproep het ek gedink: Ja wat dalk is dit n slag tyd om n rustigger trip te ry waar jy nie elke dag met jouself en jou bike hoef te veg nie….MIN HET EK GEWEET DAT DIE GROOTSTE TOETS NOG OOIT VIR MY EN MY 12 JAAR OUE SCOOTER VIR MY Lé EN LOER!!!!
Ek het stadig begin rondvra en manne bel wat daai wereld ken, en stellings soos “mens fok nie daar met n bike rond nie”….”julle is mal”….”die goed gaan julle opvreet”….”die bikes gaan breek” ens ens ens…het my effens onrustig gelaat.
Selfs met al die doemprofete wat ons bly waarsku het die beplanning begin…..nou die van julle wat my en die res van die groep ken, weet dat ons effens van n manie het oor n “backup bakkie” en dit was uit die staanspoor n no-no….Nick en Tiaan Borman (2 manne wat altyd in is vir n avontuur) het gesé hulle wil vreeslik graag saamgaan, maar dat hulle dit nie op hulle bikes wil aandurf nie…..dit mosie is oopgestel vir bespreking en ons het halfhartig ingestem dat dit nie te n kak idee is nie (later sou ons besef dat die besluit ons lewens gered het)
Dinge het begin in plek val met die beplanning en met ons navorsing oor die area het ek vir Attie De Jager van Grootfontein gebel om extra details te probeer kry….”Ja sy hy…ek is al DEUR die Khaudum “onwettig”….onthou net ou maat die sand is spuls…wie is julle wat wil kom ry? Kan hulle sand ry? Die plek is nie vir manne wat wil kom leer sand ry nie!!!.....ek ry saam!!!...  sé hy laastens!!!!
Tussen die reelings vir die trip, en normale werk en boerdery verpligtinge maak die inskrywings vir die 2018 Honda Quest ook oop, en boef baf daar moet ek Kaap toe vir die Quest Bootcamp en 2 weke later is dit WEER af Kaap toe vir die finale van die Honda Quest….ewe skielik was my HELE schedule vol BIKE RY verpligtinge….ek kla nie, ek BRAG eintlik bietjie 😊

Intussen het die Noord-Oos verkennings tog verander na n “Khaudum Circumnavigation” roete wat Botswana insluit….almal het dan inelkgeval hulle paspoorte by hulle, so hoekom nie…..(fok, ons het darem briljante idees..)

Saterdag die 10de November was D-DAY die 2 Upington manne met die bakkie het die vorigge dag tot op Koës gekom en ek en my broer het hulle bietjie bederf met 2 vet bok staan-ribbes en afgekoelde verversings….Die Saterdag was wit-pad langs Gobabis toe (490km)….ons het amper by die Auob lodge oorgeslaap wat maar 160km van Koës af is, maar ons het geweet die 2 Kapenaars (John Tau en Dewald Weskus) is sterk oppad in ons rigting. Op Stampriet lui my foon….”ons is in Mariental en Dewald se fiets het n petrol moeilikheid”. Ons 4 manne besluit toe maar ons gaan so stadig die grondpad vat Leonardville se kant toe en onder die 1ste beste boom gaan ons vir die 2 makkers wag…..my 1ste bier was nognie op nie toe ons hulle hoor…..(mens kry mos so n tevrede gevoel as almal bymekaar is, want dan slat die realiteit jou dat die trip NOU eers regtig begin)
Die tog oppad na Gobabis wat die begin punt van ons roete is was sommer al klaar vol opwinding met Weskus se fiets wat loop en hoes en proes en my pap agterwiel tussen niks en nerens….ek het actually sommer 2 papwiele gekry oppad Gobabis toe…min het ek geweet dat daar nog n volle 10 papwiele vir my lé en wag….
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Post by: briv on November 20, 2018, 10:14:33 am
So ja.. daar vat hy nou brand  :biggrin: laatloop  :ricky:
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Post by: weskus on November 20, 2018, 10:37:52 am
Right, lyk my ons skrywer het nou aangemeld..ek sal maar so tussendeur bysit (maar dit lyk nie nodig nie) My hande is in elk geval nog te lam om te tik :imaposer:
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Post by: tau on November 20, 2018, 11:00:35 am
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Die begin van die trip...
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Post by: tau on November 20, 2018, 11:02:21 am
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Oom Wouter van T4A se antwoord op my vrae
Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: Rickus on November 20, 2018, 01:30:50 pm
So kom ons toe donker in Gobabis aan, John en Eugene was voor ons by die kamp plek in Gobabis “Die Damme” roep hulle die plek…..hulle 2 het natuurlik reguit BAR toe gehardloop en daar in n paar verwees gedrinkte beesboere vasgeloop wat wou arm druk of skrum—maakie saak wat nie, maar hulle was al kaksoekerig van die wyn en die afwagting vir die Bokke se game wat dai aand 10h00 sou begin. Die 2 het toe maar eerder besluit om kamp te gaan regkry vir ons manne wat nog oppad was, ook maar goed so, want toe almal eers by die kamp aankom was dit soos n bye nes van tyres en tubes en bead breakers om almal se nuwe agter wiele op te kry vir die res van die trip (by the way…n koekie LUX seep werk lekker om n tyre op die bead te kry) Die Borman broers het vir ons lekker Suide tjops en wors gebraai en met agtergrond klanke van bees lorries se airbrakes wat getoets word soos hulle Gobabis binnekom het ons nag gesé….
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Post by: Offshore on November 20, 2018, 02:19:30 pm
sub. :thumleft:
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Post by: Dwerg on November 20, 2018, 02:23:42 pm
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Post by: Snafu on November 20, 2018, 03:15:21 pm
Ek is hier! Gooi!!
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Post by: Rooikoos on November 20, 2018, 04:44:42 pm
Ek is hier! Gooi!!

Ek ook!


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Post by: Rickus on November 20, 2018, 05:04:30 pm
Gobabis – Tsumkwe (via die Boesmanland 4x4 roete)
Ons het rustig opgestaan en opgepak, Attie en Duan en Steph het vroeg oggend uit Grootfontein weg getrek om ons op Gobabis te join en van daar saam met ons groep te ry….Attie op n KTM690 en Duan op n KTM950SE en Steph in Attie se splinternuwe Hilux GD6.
Ons het oorspronklik gedink om die stuk tussen Gobabis en Tsumkwe in 1 dag te doen, maar ons is letterlik en figuurlik oor die vingers getik en gou gewys dat jy hier eerder n breë raamwerk van beplanning moet hé as om n defnitiewe stel planne te probeer deur force….in die beplanning was ook om by die Jan Joubert memorial aan te gaan en elkeen sy klippie op die gedenkteken te gaan pak, maar Weskus het dit in die wiele gery met sy logika: “ek gaan nie worry met ou Jan nie…hy gaan mos ookie n klip op my graf kom pak nie”
Die 1ste stuk vanaf Gobais en Drimiopsis verby tot by Kafumba was n vinigge 220km, van daar begin die Boesmanland 4x4 roete (weet self nie hoekom hulle dit n roete noem nie, want daar was duidelik jare terug voertuie daar deur) Die paaidjie word meerendeels deur locals gebruik om met die VOET te stap terwyl hulle bees aanjaag. Van die begin af was dit sommer n storie…oorgroeide boom lote wat jou heeltyd op jou moer speel en doringbome wat 2duim lange dorings met spoed deur jou handskoene force en dan is daar die duisende “wagnbietjie bosse” wat jou hardverdiende klere van jou lyf af wil ruk!!! Ons het darem gevorder maar daar is besluit om elke 10 km eers te wag dat die karre bykom anders raak die konvooi te lank. Onthou die son het al hoog gesit en ons beskuldig met n 44grade en met die 1ste stop kon ons sien die besigheid gaan nie maklik wees nie….Eugene het 1ste hands met n half-wilde koei se ribbekas kennis gemaak, en asof die doodstop en om moer nie genoeg straf was nie het sy hom nog amper raak/vrek geskop ook…Tau wat dit gesien het reken dit was baie snaaks…
Maar nou ja so het ons maar op die GPS spoortjie aangeploeter want meestal was daar nie n spoor waar die GPS 1 aangedui het nie, en met kookende bikes en n onblusbare drang vir koue bier het ons dit maar 10km op n slag gevat tot Attie so @ 16:00 n papwiel gekry het en ons net daar en dan besluit het dat genoeg rerig genoeg is en dat ons onder geen omstandighede in 1 dag daar sal kan deurkom tot by Tsumkwe nie. Ons begin toe summier kamp maak met n yskoue Duitse versnit en met die gerondloopery kom ons op n vars Hyena spoor af….Ek dink onmiddelik dat as hier van dai goed hier kan rondloop dan is daar mos Swart Mambas ook….ooo fok…en net daar slaan ek tent op.
 
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Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on November 20, 2018, 05:22:10 pm
Nic lyk asof hy iets soek op foto twee van bo af!! :lol8: :lol8:
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Post by: Rickus on November 20, 2018, 05:23:31 pm
Nic lyk asof hy iets soek op foto twee van bo af!! :lol8: :lol8:
blaas wiele af....
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Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on November 20, 2018, 05:25:48 pm
Nic lyk asof hy iets soek op foto twee van bo af!! :lol8: :lol8:
blaas wiele af....
Lyk asof Weskus n lang storie aanie vertel is ;)
Die trip se kampvuur stories sal entertaining gewees het, maar nie uitsaaibaar op national tv!! :lol8: ;)
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Post by: Robroskop on November 20, 2018, 05:30:12 pm
Hy staan en bedye watter kant toe hy gaan skielik beweeg as daai hyena dalk in die kamp sou kom soek na die dooie klomp diere reuke wat uit sommige manne se foot protection uit kom.
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Post by: Xpat on November 20, 2018, 05:36:36 pm
Following vicariously on Google Translate.  8)

Rickus, can you please post the GPS tracks you have ridden? Or did you follow the ones I've sent to Tau? Ta
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Post by: tau on November 20, 2018, 06:04:22 pm
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Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: tau on November 20, 2018, 06:05:38 pm
Following vicariously on Google Translate.  8)

Rickus, can you please post the GPS tracks you have ridden? Or did you follow the ones I've sent to Tau? Ta
Hi Martin we used your tracks on the Botswana side.

I will sent you what I have after you explain me how!!
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Post by: Rickus on November 20, 2018, 06:06:15 pm
Following vicariously on Google Translate.  8)

Rickus, can you please post the GPS tracks you have ridden? Or did you follow the ones I've sent to Tau? Ta

Hi Martin.....John will be doing the whole report in English aswell  :peepwall: ... we followed your route on the Bots side but used T4A for our route on the Nam side....wil post the whole route once I get my computer and GPS talking to each other  :thumleft:
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Post by: Rickus on November 20, 2018, 06:17:38 pm
Boesmanland 4x4 boskamp na Tsumkwe via Naye-Naye
Ons het lekker vroeg ontwaak, maar stadig aan die gang gekom…dit het seer sekerlik iets te doen gehad met die feit dat daar n hooggeregshof sitting plaasgevind het die vorigge aand en niemand het dit vrygespring nie Die drywers die kosmakers die besluitnemers en papwielregmakers die manne wat te vinig gery het en ook die manne wat te stadig gery het is SWAAR gestraf die gevolg was dat amper almal behalwe Tau dai dag met die grond kennis gemaak het (party harder as ander)…..ek glo nie ons het meer as 10km in die 1ste uur gevorder nie. Teen 9:00 was dit reeds 38grade en die sand was etter met n hoofletter E. Die banke klip wat n mens ewe skielik bevlieg as jy met lekker momentum om n draai kom het gesorg vir vele papwiele en dit het gevoel of die dorings net harder skerper en langer raak (kyk die foto van die dorings wat deur die handguards steek)
Met baie worsteling en swets het ons almal dit gemaak tot op die grondpad wat oor Gam Tsumkwe toe loop…die laaste 60km van die Boesmanland 4x4 roete het ons +- 4ure gevat om klaar te maak saam met papwiele.
Die 72km tot by die die veeartseny hek op die rooilyn het sommer gou gegaan, en ons het n lekker lunch gevat by die groot Boabab boom en toe is dit in by die Naye-Naye panne. Die panne is droog op die stadium so enigge vorm van wild is maar skaars en die paaie is vreeslik sinkplaat getrap.
Die laaste 30km deur die panne kon ons lekker oopmaak en dit was n slag lekker om n bietjie spoed te maak en die bike te geniet tot op Tsumkwe.
Tsumkwe het net 1 kamp plek en jy kan maar daar aanklop, daar is nou nie gras nie, maar dit dit maak nie saak nie, daar is n swembad en daar is stort en toilet geriewe (wat wil jy meer hé)
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Post by: tau on November 20, 2018, 06:25:58 pm
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We stopped at these locals to fix a puncture under their huge tree. They said they have never seen a motorbike here. They get food once a month.

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Weskus sat down in klitsgras.

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Our feet took a beating, swollen badley.
Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: Xpat on November 20, 2018, 06:28:49 pm
Following vicariously on Google Translate.  8)

Rickus, can you please post the GPS tracks you have ridden? Or did you follow the ones I've sent to Tau? Ta

Hi Martin.....John will be doing the whole report in English aswell  :peepwall: ... we followed your route on the Bots side but used T4A for our route on the Nam side....wil post the whole route once I get my computer and GPS talking to each other  :thumleft:

Thank you Rickus and Tau!  :thumleft:

Don't worry about it - the Nam tracks I have sent you followed T4A tracks anyway, and there aren't too many of them, so I think I have pretty good idea about your route.

Edit: And don't worry about the English, I'm managing just fine with the Google  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: tau on November 20, 2018, 06:54:39 pm
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Rickus thinking of Black mambas

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Not helping repair a puncture but providing entertainment is acceptable.

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My expression after hearing how bad my bikes exhaust sounds compared to the KTM’s
Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: Nimmo on November 20, 2018, 07:24:37 pm
SUB - RR en General Technical sommer so alles in een  :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:
Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: HANS BOORMAN on November 20, 2018, 08:37:16 pm
Nic lyk asof hy iets soek op foto twee van bo af!! :lol8: :lol8:
Blaas wiele af Chris!!
Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on November 20, 2018, 09:00:23 pm
Nic lyk asof hy iets soek op foto twee van bo af!! :lol8: :lol8:
Blaas wiele af Chris!!
Watse bande het jy op die bakkie gehad?
Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: HANS BOORMAN on November 20, 2018, 09:55:29 pm
Nic lyk asof hy iets soek op foto twee van bo af!! :lol8: :lol8:
Blaas wiele af Chris!!
Watse bande het jy op die bakkie gehad?
Cooper ST Maxx 265/75/16,nie een dag se kak gehad nie!!!!
Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: Robroskop on November 21, 2018, 06:43:47 am
En na n Nare nag van teregstelling deurmiddel van Namibiese bos verhoor, waar skuldiges,onskuldiges,aanklaers en verdedegers (laasgenoemdes was daar geen van) almal deur n korrupte en wreedaardige regter en sy laksman amper om die wolk gebring is. het ons die volgende oggend met swaar koppe  die volgende 60 of so kilos aangepak na die volgende grondpad Na GAM toe.
Die volgende B's moes trotseer word

Blerrie Dorings
Bliksemse Bees
Bedonderde Pelle
Blystilstaande Omvalle
Beste koue Biere Bly in Blik Trommels
Laasgenoemde was nie so moeilik om te doen nie!

https://youtu.be/XWvbJQ7nS0w (https://youtu.be/XWvbJQ7nS0w)
https://youtu.be/doAEm9-reOU (https://youtu.be/doAEm9-reOU)
Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: Ama ride ride on November 22, 2018, 12:21:08 am
Lekker ouens :thumleft:
Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: Willem-Ben on November 22, 2018, 09:18:17 am
Hoe het julle die reggekry om al 3 yskaste te laat werk -Gooi n bietjie van daai info asb
Panels - Battery boxes?  -Sizes.

Dankie
Title: Re: Noord-oos Namibië/Botswana :) Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: weskus on November 22, 2018, 01:34:02 pm
Die Borman boetas het ons daardie aand bederf met pap en smoor en ordentlike tjops. Eerste keer in my lewe wat ek 'n man in sy slaap sien eet. En sommer heelwat ook. Ons het almal sommer net daar langs ons rygoed gelę, moeg genoeg dat dit nie gepla het nie. Van Tsumkwe af het ons die volgende oggend alle petrol houers vol gemaak en Noord gebeur in Sikereti/Khaudum park se rigting. Dis 'n lekker breë grondpad met 'n lekker sandjie om man so af-en toe wakker te skud. By die park se hek gekom het ons aan hul ons plan verduidelik om om die grensdraad te ry en die manne het ons aangeraai om in elk geval 'n permit uit te neem om bo by die Khaudum se hek weer te kan uit vir daai laasste 46km stuk hoer-sand. Ek het al baie sand in my lewe gery en ek het gedink ek kan sand ry. Hierdie sand is nogal 'n ander storie, 'n 990 se keel wil toetrek in 3de.. Ons is almal skotvry daardeur. Ok behalwe dat my exhaust bracket deur een van die hoops afgebreek en weggeval het. In normale omstandighede sou ek van my maats verwag om die ding te sien en op te tel maar ek is seker daai sand is so sag die ding lę seker reeds 'n meter onder die sand net nadat hy afgebreek het. Die spirits was lekker hoog toe ons by die grootpad wat reg oos in die Caprivi loop aankom. Selfs die bakkie manne se smiles kon ons nie demp nie, ons het gou 'n lekker koue bier geniet onder 'n groot boom terwyl Attie vir ons ekstra tubes gerëel het saam met 'n petrol trok vanaf Grootfontein..Ek laai paar fotos..
Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: weskus on November 22, 2018, 01:58:40 pm
Kamp in Tsumkwe..
Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: IDR on November 22, 2018, 01:59:29 pm
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Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: weskus on November 22, 2018, 02:00:26 pm
Oppad na Khaudum hek..
Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: weskus on November 22, 2018, 02:07:55 pm
Die dorings het die ou bietjie afgeknou..
Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: weskus on November 22, 2018, 02:12:18 pm
Ek en Eugene by die hek met 'n boner..permitte uitgeneem en toe reg wes teen die park se grens af tot by die hoek en toe reg Noord tot by die Noorde hek..
Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: tyrebraaier on November 22, 2018, 02:17:29 pm
Subsrcaaaib :sip:
Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: weskus on November 22, 2018, 02:33:46 pm
Op die laasste foto het daar 'n draad in Attie se wiel beland. Later die middag het daar 'n draad my amper bo-van my fiets af geruk en gelukkig het my (toe-al) moertoe boots my gered van 'n enkel wat net aan 'n aar sou hang. Die X-Kulcha broek het egter 2de gekom..
Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: weskus on November 22, 2018, 02:36:27 pm
Hoe verder Noord ons beweeg het hoe meer aggressief het die sand geraak en Rickus was natuurlik besig om 'n "World record attempt" uit te voer wat papwiele aanbetref..gelukkig het die bakkie ons op 'n stadium te hulp gesnel met 'n koue ding uit die yskas. Dit was egter nog lank nie die laasste papwiele vir die dag nie..
Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: weskus on November 22, 2018, 02:41:49 pm
Sommer nog 'n paar oor ek eerder nou daar sou wou wees as hier waar ek nou sit..
Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: weskus on November 22, 2018, 02:43:58 pm
En nog 'n paar..
Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: weskus on November 22, 2018, 03:00:09 pm
Na al die papwiele het ons lekker spoed gemaak tot by die Noorde Hek van die park waar ons darem bietjie gesigte kon spoel onder die water en weereens 'n lekker koue (nee wag, yskoue) bier kon geniet.. daar deur daai hek lę daai 46km se hoer-sand..
Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on November 22, 2018, 05:46:33 pm
Waarvan was al die pap tyres Weskus? Dorings of wat?
Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: tau on November 22, 2018, 05:47:07 pm
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My lęplek by Tsumkwe kamp.

Nick en Tiaan het ons beferf met diep lekker pap ek het 2nds gevat en vir breakfast ook geskep. Ons was redelik op die aand. Die Boesmanland 4x4 laat die manne hier klink was mak, maar die adstand en hitte maak hom soos die Groenriviermond na Hondeklipbaai roete net 320 km en met doring bosse en drade orals. Mens raak dit later gewoond, maar hy kou jou steeds so die aand by Tsumkwe was die manne redelik op.hulle het die lekkerste skoonste swembad gelukkig.
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Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: tau on November 22, 2018, 06:00:34 pm
Soos Dewald reeds ons roete beskryf het wil ek net bylas. Ek was al in die winter met ‘n bakkie deur die Kaudum. Dit is nie dieselfde sand nie!!!

Die pad van Sikereti na Tsumkwe is nou breë gruispad. Die suidelike grens is mooi skoon en oop tweespoor, maar elke skaduwee dink jy is ‘n olifant. Die Weste grens was baie mooi vir die eerste 30 km, maar toe begin die papwiele. Die veterinary/ Natuurbewaring 4x4 trokke wat daar ry sit vas en dan pak hulle takke in die pad om traction te kry. In daardie dik sand ry jy 60 km/h en jy kan nie sonder krag en geluk dadelik van baan wissel nie so jy slaan baie takke. Ons het in 45 km 6 papwiele gehad Rickus 4, Eugene 1 en ek my enigste papwiel vir die trip het dieselfde stomp as Eugene geslaan en ‘n Extra Heavy duty Michelin verloor. Ek het in Namibia sweeper gery en het dus nie ‘n papwiel gemis nie. Ons was later uit nuwe tubes uit en almal het 2 spaar gebring tenminste en nog extra!!! So as ons stop begin ryers wiel afhael en uithaal. Eerste bakkie stop en drywer haal groot Tmax compressor uit en Tiaan patch solank stukkend tubes. Daar was in die hele trip bitter min puncture van dorings, meestal knype en patches wat eenvoudig te warm raak en loskom of die tube bars langs die patch.

En as julle dink ons kannie patch nie....Nick en Tiaan het HiQ Upington en ken van ons het verskillende tipe gom ook gebruik. Al die tubes was Patchbaar. Geen Heidenhau of Bridgestone tubes wat ons weet nie plak nie.

Ek het vandag tube wat ons herstel uit wiel gehaal en hy is 100% na 860 km teer, maar daai sand het patches opgevreet. Die sagte bande en extreme hitte het die tubes en patches vernietig.

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Hierdie was een van Tiaan se patches op my Michelin Heavy Duty gedoen teen Kaudum grens. Ander net soos die het eenvoudig verdwyn.
Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: tau on November 22, 2018, 06:06:46 pm
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So moes die Honda sekermaak die KTMs bereil ons bestemming.

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Die plek waar die weste grens pad se lekker stop en lekker sand begin.

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Weskus herstel sy exhaust bracket.

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Die wat my ken weet hierdie węreld en tipe terrein is my gunsteling tipe ry. Ek geniet die hardewerk en afgeleë gevoel. Die bosveld duine is vrek mooi. Ons het so op die harder dele gestop elke 15 km dat die bakkies kon opvang.
Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: tau on November 22, 2018, 06:18:08 pm
Toe ons Katere bereil teen die teerpad was dit die greatste gevoel.

Kyk bike ry is my dingen ek het nie veel ander talente nie, maar my rymaats op die dag was soos wafferse pro’s. Ek weet nie van een val nie, die bikes het net aanhou loop.met al die papwiele en wreedste, warm, diep sand wat ek al in my lewe ervaar het het al die manne met groot toer motorfietse dit veilig anderkant uitgemaak. Een helse ding om op trots te wees. En die ergste was nou agter ons.... of so het ons gedink.

Die happy feelings het op die teer na 50 km verlep. Rickus het gestop... al die teer ry het hom moeg gemaak . Seriously hy het afgetrek en moes eers rook. Die sand en bos is ok vir die Suide Kalahari boer, maar teerpad is sy swakplek. Ek was saam met die regtemense op die regte plek het ek besef.

By Divundu het ons petrol gegooi en Eugene se agterband wat paperig was 4 bar gepomp. Ons is na Ngepi. Eugene het solank vooruit gery. Toe ek verby hom kom was die band nog styf en ons het so gery tot by Ngepi. Die volgende oggend kry ons die Surprise (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181122/feb3bc1dfc6c0aae714e020a1f157499.jpg)

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Die tube was verwoes, maar on die hitte het die valve geseël en steeds die band wind laat hou!!!!

Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on November 22, 2018, 06:43:17 pm
Weskus is dit dieselfde boots wat jy drie jaar terug mee Koës toe is?
Daai goed hettie meer sole nie!!! :o :o
Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: tau on November 22, 2018, 06:45:36 pm
We got to Ngepi and they were full, howeyin true Ngepi style they made space for 5 dirty bikers and their backup and even made us dinner.

I cannot recommend this place more. If ever in the area it is a must stay. Hippos next to the camp in the river and Elephant and buffalo across the river in Buffalo National park.

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Zoom in and spot the buffalo

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Weskus in his angry mood as per usual.

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Amazing food at Ngepi

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Hippos next to our camp creating proper background sounds for an amazing night of sleep.
Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: tau on November 22, 2018, 06:48:16 pm
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Eugene’s handgaurds after Kaudum, you can imagine what our hands and arms looked like, I luckily took my thornsleeves with. I was only laughed at until day 2 of riding these overgrown roads.
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Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: tau on November 22, 2018, 06:59:37 pm
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Some off Nics pictures

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Inflating tyres at the tar road at Katere.
Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: tau on November 22, 2018, 07:03:52 pm
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This is a pic from Attie of an earlier teip, but good example of how tracks merge and swap, the 4x4 trucks also create that weird little walletjie that is not strong enough to hold you, but it tosses tou around.
Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: 2StrokeDan on November 22, 2018, 10:04:31 pm
Helfte van die fotos lyk of dit in Bike Hospital geneem is, en die ander lot in n squatterkamp. :eek7:

Maar moer lekker lyk dit beslis. n Toer soos ek dit ook like, rof en sonder [te veel] kreatuur vertroostings.

n Paar groot manne daar, het julle nie n paar maal amper op Weskus getrap nie? :pot:
Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on November 22, 2018, 10:14:13 pm
n Paar groot manne daar, het julle nie n paar maal amper op Weskus getrap nie?

Ek sien hy het alweer op die vlak geslaap!! Darem warmer die keer. :lol8:
Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: VaalBaas on November 22, 2018, 11:01:12 pm
Jinne, ontdek ek die nou eers op dag 5 lyk dit my.

Growwe paar paaie wat julle hier aangepak het. Hoop daar is nog
Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: 2StrokeDan on November 23, 2018, 06:54:02 am
Jinne, ontdek ek die nou eers op dag 5 lyk dit my.

Growwe paar paaie wat julle hier aangepak het. Hoop daar is nog

Growwe paaie op ligte bikes, laat staan nog op 990's en AT's :eek7: :eek7:

Die manne kan!
Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: Serf on November 23, 2018, 07:35:33 am
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This is a pic from Attie of an earlier teip, but good example of how tracks merge and swap, the 4x4 trucks also create that weird little walletjie that is not strong enough to hold you, but it tosses tou around.
Ek is daardeur met n bakkie en daar is baie dorings en dik sand.

Respek vir julle!

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Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: weskus on November 23, 2018, 08:11:11 am
Weskus is dit dieselfde boots wat jy drie jaar terug mee Koës toe is?
Daai goed hettie meer sole nie!!! :o :o
Ja ou Chris, ek het gehoop iemand hier op die forum sien dit raak en kry my jammer, hulle het sole man. Die een het ek gegom en die ander een het amper my enkel gebreek toe hy skopgraaf sand skep, en toe sommer wegval..ek gaan hulle binnekort verkoop en vir my splinternuwe 2de handse boots koop. Oom Daan, toe ek laas gekyk het is jy f@kkol groter as ek nie :peepwall:
Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: tau on November 23, 2018, 09:08:14 am
So Wednesday morning was slow.
Myself and Weskus left the Cape Friday at 15:30 for the 630 km to the border
Saturday we dit the 840 km to Gobabis
Sunday we did Gobabis to Boesmanland 4x4 about 350 km
Monday we did Boesmanland 4x4 - Naye Naye pans-Tsumkwe also about 300 km
Tuesday we did Tsumkwe- Kaudum-Divundu at around 380 km

Everyday had been 06:00- 18:00 before we could relax.

So Attie and Oom Stef drove back to Divundu that Duan sent up with a truck. They also took Eugene’s tyre with to buff all the melted pieces of tube of. I love Ngepi and ask the rest of the team if they wanted to make a rest day and went for a shower and a shave.

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I got back from the shower and everbody was busy packing and getting their kit on. You cannot choose your family, but you can choose your riding buddies. The boys was battered by branches and bodies where acing, however they where saddling up. We only got the tubes and tyre back at 10:00 we fitted Eugene’s tyre with a old tube as a liner and a new inner tube. Attie also had our old tube repaired “professionally” at the Tyre Rack shop as at this stage we still blamed shoddy workmanship for patch failures.

We left and crossed the border into Botswana. With 5 bikes and 2 bakkies paying 3rd party takes a while.

We refueled in Shakawe and took the tar to Tsodila hills.

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We reached Tsodila hills after 13:00 on the worst white gravel ever. It is like tar with horrible potholes every couple of meters.
Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: FrancoisTz on November 23, 2018, 09:10:08 am
Ek haal my hoed af vir julle, is redelik seker ek sou dit nie gemaak het nie.
Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: Fenderbender on November 23, 2018, 10:52:14 am
Lekker het ek nou gelees . Daars my hele oggend  onproduktief .  ;D   ek loer weer later hier ....  manne julle is ysters !
Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: wilfwalk on November 23, 2018, 12:13:50 pm
Riding that sand must have been torture, not to mention the punctures ! Respect to you guys !
Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: tau on November 23, 2018, 01:31:36 pm
So 14:00 we reach a little village. The police stops me and asks where are we going. I reply Dobe border post. They replied that we are badly lost and on the wrong route. There is no road ro Dobe from there. I replied we wil use the cut lines and vet lines. They reply we cannot as we won’t make it. I ask if it is illegal and they say no but crazy.

It is 43 C and we reach the track Xpat sent us.... it looks just like the section North of Kaudum just more overgrown. Immediately we realise we are gonna be sweating bullets very son. We decide on a 10-15 km legs to give bakkies opportunity to catch up.

Within the first 500 m I realise the sand is like water. It doesn’t form a rut after a bike has been thru it just fills up again. The bikes are growling. The Africa Twin can run 3 gear most of the way and 2nd in real bad spots and 4th when it opens up. As with north of Kaudum we run at 60-80 km/h, this is plenty fast in such a remote area to crash and get hurt.

Every bump, corner or dune climb is more than just an obstacle the mental fatigue if “what if” I crash and get hurt weights down heavily on a rider. Or mechanical breakdowns, how do you recover the bike????

After 11 km we stop and it is carnage that arrives behind me....
Rickus and Eugene’s bikes are boiling and the fans don’t keep up. Weskus’s bike is boiling, but even worse the petrol in the fuel tank are boiling.

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Eugene bike was also pushing fuel out of the breather. The road is very winding. It is as if the Botswana locals cannot drive straight also 2 tracks that merge and split all the time. Sometimes the left is good and other times the right. It is all the luck of the draw. Some tracks are blocked by trees elephants push over then you need to switch lanes which is 30 cm deep in a hurry. Fun fun fun!!!
Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: tau on November 23, 2018, 01:37:30 pm
We had to make serious decisions about what next. Strangely the bakkies where having a much easier time than north of Kaudum. We attributed the bikes overheating to them not reaching higher speeds because of the “draai draai” tracks.

Weskus was finished he was turning around.

I suggested we rest for a while until the midday heat was over, or just till Weskus cooled down. He is a tough character just over emotional about the meel gesig .

https://youtu.be/UwN3hI3Wb2U

I suppose if I was riding a bomb I would also be negative.
Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: Sheepman on November 23, 2018, 01:41:55 pm
Lekker, a RR about a real hardcore trip  :thumleft: You ous clearly have slain the sand dragon  8)
Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: tau on November 23, 2018, 01:57:50 pm
After some Tafel lager and refills for the camelbacks and radiators everyone was in beter spirits. We had a game plan. As I was navigating now and not sweeping we would do 10 km if is was real rough giving bikes opportunity to cool down.

At this stage nobody was crashing or duck walking we where riding as fast as possible without crashing or damaging bikes, but with a tail wind and extreme heat we had to protect the engines. Me and Weskus was riding tandem for large section upfront and it was bliss.

We reached the Xaudum river and I lost it!!! Having Xpats track that he did earlier this year I could follow it roughly whilst cutting my own route down the river paths. We could stay clear of the worst Fesh Fesh and slide into and out of corners. I rate the riding in this river as my top 3 rides ever. Weskus stop with me under a tree and agreed this was amazing and we were so glad we had come. It felt super secluded with cattle and horses every couple of kilometers, but most villages was empty.
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Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: tau on November 23, 2018, 02:00:01 pm
Weskus must come show some of his fesh fesh action footage, i will just leave this here.

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Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: tau on November 23, 2018, 02:38:08 pm
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Waiting for the bikes to cool down

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Roboskrop in his natural environment.

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Admiring my Africa Twin, she just kept on going on. Maybe now is the time to praise this bike. She is not the fastest or suspended like the KTM’s but her ability to just pull a tall gear at 1800 rpm without stalling and nor overheating or having any problems the entire trip was great. Yes she has way less kilometers on than the KTM’s, but for a standard Africa Twin except protection and luggage racks she coped with everything theown at her. Their was a wisecrack on Facebook Africa Twin group that called me an idiot for claiming the standard suspension could do anything. I wished I could fly him in and stands next to this 2spoor sandy road when I come past to see how she scrapes the center stand yet stay in control. My only issue was washouts or ditches in the track. I also had to be weary of my foot snagging in the deep sandy trenches because the bike is so low. Yes aftermarket or raised suspension would have helped here, but for the rocks and gravel would I upset the balance of the bike??? And it handles very well in the sand I just need more clearance.

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My center stand is sanded after the trip
Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: Beserker on November 23, 2018, 03:14:07 pm
I will sent you what I have after you explain me how!!

Sal jou help, soek hulle ook  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: adv on November 23, 2018, 03:15:00 pm
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Waiting for the bikes to cool down

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Roboskrop in his natural environment.

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Admiring my Africa Twin, she just kept on going on. Maybe now is the time to praise this bike. She is not the fastest or suspended like the KTM’s but her ability to just pull a tall gear at 1800 rpm without stalling and nor overheating or having any problems the entire trip was great. Yes she has way less kilometers on than the KTM’s, but for a standard Africa Twin except protection and luggage racks she coped with everything theown at her. Their was a wisecrack on Facebook Africa Twin group that called me an idiot for claiming the standard suspension could do anything. I wished I could fly him in and stands next to this 2spoor sandy road when I come past to see how she scrapes the center stand yet stay in control. My only issue was washouts or ditches in the track. I also had to be weary of my foot snagging in the deep sandy trenches because the bike is so low. Yes aftermarket or raised suspension would have helped here, but for the rocks and gravel would I upset the balance of the bike??? And it handles very well in the sand I just need more clearance.

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My center stand is sanded after the trip

The AT is a new age 950 without the suspension.  The heat was always a problem on all of my 12 Lc8's

Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: tau on November 23, 2018, 03:20:01 pm
We rode long and hard, until about 17:30. At this stage Nic and Tiaan turned around as their Iphone with all their pictures on fell out of the bakkie at one of the puncture stops. Yes we had plenty punctures, but at this stage it was normal. At least we were now fitting new tubes so the punctures stopped almost. The track disappeared over a dune an her I found my Eden .

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Home for the night in the wilderness.

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The men had a hard day behind them.

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Tiaan had found his phone and his calling as a top support team with his brother Nic. As you can see it wasn’t easy.

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Hans Boorman aka. Nic can post more pictures here and info about their eventful day in the bakkie.

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Daai veraf kyk van sukses.

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Attie se nat nuwe Hilux Dakar het so bietjie stof gevat.

Attie en Oom Stef het vir ons ‘n bos stort aanmekaar geslaan en ons het heerlik onse gatte gewas.

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Nuwe Hilux het nou so bietjie karakter gehad. Die gasbottel met die gat in op die vuur om warm water vir die stort te maak.

Nick en Tiaan het weer gourmet gebraai en kos gemaak.

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Heerlike aand teen die duin.
Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: weskus on November 23, 2018, 03:24:37 pm
I ask John to wait and let me go through and take a picture as he comes through the fesh-fesh.. we had quite a joll and Eugene and Attie took quite a tumble to make the photos worthwile.. in Eugene's words. Ek kan nie die f@kken spore in daai babapoeier hoer-goed sien nie, ek't amper 'n asma'aanval daar binne gekry :imaposer: :imaposer: Gelukkig is dit sterk manne so hulle val goed :pot: :pot:
Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: weskus on November 23, 2018, 03:33:28 pm
En so lyk 'n bakkie met 3000km odd op as jy hom vir jou pel gee. Dan wag die bikes nie lank vir 'n koue bier as hul gestop het nie..die Duitser het daai bakkie gery kęrels.
Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: Xpat on November 23, 2018, 05:54:11 pm
Glad you guys enjoyed the Bots side👍

Im just surprised by the fesh fsh. I have done it last December and didnt have any. Im going again this December and hope some rain will make it a bit more palatable...
Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: Nimmo on November 23, 2018, 06:06:26 pm
So 14:00 we reach a little village. The police stops me and asks where are we going. I reply Dobe border post. They replied that we are badly lost and on the wrong route. There is no road ro Dobe from there. I replied we wil use the cut lines and vet lines. They reply we cannot as we won’t make it. I ask if it is illegal and they say no but crazy.

It is 43 C and we reach the track Xpat sent us.... it looks just like the section North of Kaudum just more overgrown. Immediately we realise we are gonna be sweating bullets very son. We decide on a 10-15 km legs to give bakkies opportunity to catch up.

Within the first 500 m I realise the sand is like water. It doesn’t form a rut after a bike has been thru it just fills up again. The bikes are growling. The Africa Twin can run 3 gear most of the way and 2nd in real bad spots and 4th when it opens up. As with north of Kaudum we run at 60-80 km/h, this is plenty fast in such a remote area to crash and get hurt.

Every bump, corner or dune climb is more than just an obstacle the mental fatigue if “what if” I crash and get hurt weights down heavily on a rider. Or mechanical breakdowns, how do you recover the bike????

After 11 km we stop and it is carnage that arrives behind me....
Rickus and Eugene’s bikes are boiling and the fans don’t keep up. Weskus’s bike is boiling, but even worse the petrol in the fuel tank are boiling.

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Eugene bike was also pushing fuel out of the breather. The road is very winding. It is as if the Botswana locals cannot drive straight also 2 tracks that merge and split all the time. Sometimes the left is good and other times the right. It is all the luck of the draw. Some tracks are blocked by trees elephants push over then you need to switch lanes which is 30 cm deep in a hurry. Fun fun fun!!!

Dewald - net as FYI - het hy ooit weer gekook na daai dag by Road Canyon?
Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: Flatout on November 24, 2018, 10:47:52 am
Lekker Manne!

Vęr te rof vir my maar altyd lekker om myself in te leef in ander se mallewales  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: Bokveld on November 26, 2018, 07:10:40 am
  Nee kyk,daai klomp manne kook nie sag nie.Ek geniet jul RR .
Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: weskus on November 26, 2018, 07:49:16 am
So 14:00 we reach a little village. The police stops me and asks where are we going. I reply Dobe border post. They replied that we are badly lost and on the wrong route. There is no road ro Dobe from there. I replied we wil use the cut lines and vet lines. They reply we cannot as we won’t make it. I ask if it is illegal and they say no but crazy.

It is 43 C and we reach the track Xpat sent us.... it looks just like the section North of Kaudum just more overgrown. Immediately we realise we are gonna be sweating bullets very son. We decide on a 10-15 km legs to give bakkies opportunity to catch up.

Within the first 500 m I realise the sand is like water. It doesn’t form a rut after a bike has been thru it just fills up again. The bikes are growling. The Africa Twin can run 3 gear most of the way and 2nd in real bad spots and 4th when it opens up. As with north of Kaudum we run at 60-80 km/h, this is plenty fast in such a remote area to crash and get hurt.

Every bump, corner or dune climb is more than just an obstacle the mental fatigue if “what if” I crash and get hurt weights down heavily on a rider. Or mechanical breakdowns, how do you recover the bike????

After 11 km we stop and it is carnage that arrives behind me....
Rickus and Eugene’s bikes are boiling and the fans don’t keep up. Weskus’s bike is boiling, but even worse the petrol in the fuel tank are boiling.

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Eugene bike was also pushing fuel out of the breather. The road is very winding. It is as if the Botswana locals cannot drive straight also 2 tracks that merge and split all the time. Sometimes the left is good and other times the right. It is all the luck of the draw. Some tracks are blocked by trees elephants push over then you need to switch lanes which is 30 cm deep in a hurry. Fun fun fun!!!

Dewald - net as FYI - het hy ooit weer gekook na daai dag by Road Canyon?
Nimmo, nope, die fiets was ge'overfill daardie dag by die Canyon roadhouse. Die antifreeze vlek 'n merk in die reservoir en as jy met water optop belemmer dit jou bietjie. Ek het fiets in Grootfontein gecheck, omtrent 150mm water geneem. Vandaar het ons so 140-160km'h gekom en no problems. Olie op sy merk, alles klok-disselboom. Hulle is taai ou beer..Sommer iets simpel, op die R & s modelle het jy omtrent dubbel die 'air-intake'/of eerder lug beweging omdat daar heelwat meer clearance tussen die headlight en mudguard is. Sodra jy weer bietjie spoed maak kom die temp op die hoër modelle vinniger af as op die Adventure..My R suspensie lę in die garage. Sal nou een van die min R's wees met 'n ordentlike seat en ABS  :peepwall: :pot: wil volgende nwk suspensie fit
Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: Kerritz on November 26, 2018, 08:06:42 am
Rof en onbeskof!! Julle mag maar ouens.  :3some:

Sien uit na die res.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: ClemS on November 26, 2018, 08:17:02 am
Sub  :sip:
Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: Crossed-up on November 26, 2018, 10:18:23 am
Absolutely epic trip and report - thanks!
Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: tau on November 26, 2018, 10:39:21 am
The troops where proper tired, but content to the maximum levels that feel good ndorfins will allow. You know like that silly giggle you have after a huge fright, well just like that just the opposite. Riders sitting next to their bikes drinking s beer staring into the sunset soaking up the madness of the day in a quiet setting. It was a thing of beauty seeing big strong men just sucking in the atmosphere. It was at this point that I was irritating everyone trying to get pictures of them in the moment getting called all kinds of horrible names...

Rickus sat back sipping on a beer and then told us the story that described the  trip for me at certain stages when it was just work, work and more work with the flats and overgrown roads and the heat.

It went something like this:

The farmer had a bad spell of problems and drought etc. He unfortunately committed suicide. He lived in town and not on the farm and somebody had to go break the news to his farm laborer looking after the farm out in the sticks.

The person bearing the bad news explained that the “oubaas” would not return to the farm as he had passed on to the old farm worker.

The worker asked how did he die and was told by suicide.

His reply was filled with shocked saying:

“ maar hoe het hy dan nie geweet dat môre ‘n beter dag kan wees nie?”

For me at this motorbiking zen moment in the bush sitting with an amazing sunset after a hard day it was the perfect story.

We all had an amazing nights sleep.

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Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: tau on November 26, 2018, 10:47:40 am
We decided that the next day we will start at 06:00 to hit the sand whilst it was still cooler and the sand also cooler and less like water and more like soil.

We got up at 05:00 the next day and at 05:50 Eugene found his ignition locked due to all the sand and dust in the key hole due to crashing in sand and fesh fesh .

A quick blow with the bakkie compressor and we where of.

It was a cold 18C the sand was different, the bush was quit and life was great.

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For the bakkies to keep up we stayed with our 10-15 km stops for them to keep up.

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This section had heavy sand, but large sections was burnt. So eventhou you where getting caned by these branches you could choose different lines ahead of corners as you could see thru them.

The signs of heavy Elephant activity was everywhere and we had to go around a few trees blocking the road. This section was very dense and every shadow was an “elephant” for a split second.
Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: Snafu on November 26, 2018, 11:03:19 am
Snaaks om vir Weskus met meelgesig op so n trip te sien, sonder Bob in die rondte!
Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: tau on November 26, 2018, 11:03:24 am
All too soon we had 5 km of this left before we would hit the gravel and for all intents and purposes the long haul back home on gravel and tar. We stopped had a drink and experience the last of the bush. As we got ready to leave we heard a thre pop “ sheeeeeeeesh” and Weskus had a rear flat. The only puncture of the entire trip on a Mitas E-09 rear. This was after standing for 15 min. Get an E-09 of the bead is almost impossible. I have Motion Pro bead breakers, Weskus has Flying brick bead breakers. We had Rickus stand on his bike with the sidestand on the bead + the 2 sets of beadbreakers.....we just bent his stand. Oh and Rickus is a large person for those that haven’t met him. At last the bead came of. The “ new “ Michelin Ultra Heavy duty we fitted with the tyre in Gobabis has simply seperated the valve from the tube. We where running our tubes without lock nuts to prevent valves ripping if we had punctures. This happened when we stood still. My only puncture for the trip was also a Michelin Ultra Heavy duty front that had failed after hitting a log.

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Just for interest Weskus never had a front flat using a TKC80 + Michelin 2.5 mm tube and not the 4.5 mm

I replaced my busted 4.5 mm Michelin with a secondhand 2.5 mm I had. With a TKC 80. It lasted all the way home and I only repinforced the tube due to a cut inmy tyre that scuffed the tube.

My rear wad the only rear on the trip to never puncture and it was a E09 with 2.5 mm Michelin 2.5 mm tube.

Yes luck of the draw in which track you where and if there was logs or rocks in the sand played a huge roll, but that the 2 tyres that never punctured was those fitted with Michelin 2.5 mm has to be a sign that they could take the abuse like a Ultra heavy duty, but survive the extreme heat.

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A Mitas E09 with 4800 km on I carted the new one to Nam and back with a Ultra Heavy duty tube, that I fitted at home

Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on November 26, 2018, 11:19:06 am
Ek dink ons sal vir Weskus moet nuwe Dustriders stickers  stuur, syne is gaar geslaan deur die takke!! :lol8: :eek7:
Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: weskus on November 26, 2018, 11:59:01 am
Ek dink ons sal vir Weskus moet nuwe Dustriders stickers  stuur, syne is gaar geslaan deur die takke!! :lol8: :eek7:
Dankie ou Chris, ek is besig om die ou blink te vryf..stands te powdercote die works..net weer besef na die trip dat hul taai is en dat ek in elk geval te hartseer sal wees om met 'n nuwe fiets op sulke tipe plekke in te gaan.. :peepwall: :pot:
Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: ROOI on November 26, 2018, 02:48:47 pm
As ek ooit eendag lus kry vir daai roete verwys my asb terug na die  ride report  :3some:
Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: Hondsekierie on November 26, 2018, 09:11:56 pm
Baie dankie vir n lekker lees (lag) met ewe mooie fotos van die pret.  Groot respek vir julle in daardie sand met daardie groot bikes.  John en Dewald - befok om julle manne weer saam in aksie te sien, so ook Attie.  Het hy nog daardie 950 met die goue Penta exhausts wat hy in 2012 Amageza gery het? 

@ Rickus - ek haal my hoed af vir jou dat jy met jou gewig daardie nou sandpaaie met tight draaie kon ry.  Ek weeg amper selle as jy en besef hoeveel harder jy moet werk as n man helfte jou gewig om daardie voorwiel uit die sand te kry.  Ek besef jy's n man wat sand mooi verstaan maar lyk of jy n fiksheid daar erens weg gesteek het tot dusver  :lol8:

Weereens respek :thumleft:

Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: weskus on November 27, 2018, 09:31:50 am
Baie dankie vir n lekker lees (lag) met ewe mooie fotos van die pret.  Groot respek vir julle in daardie sand met daardie groot bikes.  John en Dewald - befok om julle manne weer saam in aksie te sien, so ook Attie.  Het hy nog daardie 950 met die goue Penta exhausts wat hy in 2012 Amageza gery het? 

@ Rickus - ek haal my hoed af vir jou dat jy met jou gewig daardie nou sandpaaie met tight draaie kon ry.  Ek weeg amper selle as jy en besef hoeveel harder jy moet werk as n man helfte jou gewig om daardie voorwiel uit die sand te kry.  Ek besef jy's n man wat sand mooi verstaan maar lyk of jy n fiksheid daar erens weg gesteek het tot dusver  :lol8:

Weereens respek :thumleft:
Lekr man, ja Attie het nog dieselfde 950 met daai Penta shorties op, hy het 'n redelike groot "af" gehad met die 690 terwyl hy geoefen het vir Amageza 2013 wat hy na die ongeluk nie kon doen nie..
Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: Rickus on November 28, 2018, 01:55:59 pm
Baie dankie vir n lekker lees (lag) met ewe mooie fotos van die pret.  Groot respek vir julle in daardie sand met daardie groot bikes.  John en Dewald - befok om julle manne weer saam in aksie te sien, so ook Attie.  Het hy nog daardie 950 met die goue Penta exhausts wat hy in 2012 Amageza gery het? 

@ Rickus - ek haal my hoed af vir jou dat jy met jou gewig daardie nou sandpaaie met tight draaie kon ry.  Ek weeg amper selle as jy en besef hoeveel harder jy moet werk as n man helfte jou gewig om daardie voorwiel uit die sand te kry.  Ek besef jy's n man wat sand mooi verstaan maar lyk of jy n fiksheid daar erens weg gesteek het tot dusver  :lol8:

Weereens respek :thumleft:
Fiksheid... :peepwall: ..nee my maat dit kak maar ek belowe jou....ek kan nie rerig die kloutjie by die oor bring nie, maar dit wil vir my voorkom asof my manier van sand ry dalk net anders is as ander mense s'n.....ek stoei nie met die bike nie so dit maak my nie moeg nie, en dan sit ek sodra die terrein dit toelaat wat natuurllik baie help....
Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: teebag on November 28, 2018, 02:01:29 pm
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Breakfast of champions #teamgreybeard
Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: Rickus on November 28, 2018, 02:13:05 pm
 :imaposer: :laughing4:
Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: weskus on November 28, 2018, 03:45:01 pm
So met die pakkery voor die trip laai ek op en volgende aand laai ek weer onnodige k@k af maar besluit hier op 99% ek sal darem maar 'n rol draad inpak.. My spanmaats het my vreeslik k@k vertel oor mens nie met 'n rol draad op 'n trip gaan nie. Dis glo "bad-luck"... draai toe maar my fietse met ou tube toe vir ergste skrape.. daai kombinasie het wondere verrig tot almal se verbasing en ek het glad een hoor sę " Ons ry nie 'n fok weer sonder 'n rol draad nie" :imaposer:
Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: weskus on November 28, 2018, 03:47:00 pm
Stainless exhaust bracket het afgebreek in die laasste whoops oppad uit Khaudum..boer maak 'n plan..
Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on November 29, 2018, 09:56:00 am
Kyk hoe wit van die salpeter is die Meelgesig se ketting!! ;) :lol8:
Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: weskus on November 29, 2018, 02:57:34 pm
Valvoline Synthetic Chainwax, best ever..nog nooit so 'n produk tee'gekom nie..
Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: Bikerboer1973 on November 29, 2018, 03:03:21 pm
Valvoline Synthetic Chainwax, best ever..nog nooit so 'n produk tee'gekom nie..

Probeer GO, fantastiese goed daai net bietjie morsig om op te sit.
Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: Bessie on November 29, 2018, 03:47:31 pm
malletjies.

Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: tau on November 29, 2018, 10:44:38 pm
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We crossed Dobe border and repaired another puncture on the Namibia side. Timing was so good we reached Tsumkwe at 11:00. Just as the daily heat settled.

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We did it we circumnavigated the Kaudum!! 720 km more or less. The dream was completed.

For me it was an amazing ride. It kept you honest as a injury or mechanical problem would have not only taken lots of time and money to solve, but also destroy everybody else’s trip.

I can now state I have traveled in every region of Namibia, just section of central Wamboland remains. Yes some of it in 4x4 that don’t allow bikes,but still I love the place more and more.

For interest sake I used 18.4 liters for the 310 km section from Shekawe to Tsumkwe the KTM used quite a bit more.

Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: tau on November 29, 2018, 10:46:17 pm
It was Thursday mid day and we wanted to be back home by Sunday morning or Saturday night 2000 km away. So we took the 278 km gravel to Grootfontein. This road it very dusty with lekker powerfer pockets to keep you awake
Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: billy-joe on December 02, 2018, 09:25:57 pm
thanks for the read, was very entertaining and looked as hardcore as anything! not sure i'd take on such a ride on such a heavy scoot.  well done boys!
Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: Brakenjan on January 07, 2019, 09:05:03 pm
Dankie boys - dit was nou 'n lekker lees!
Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: buzzlightyear on January 07, 2019, 10:05:34 pm
Epic!
Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: buzzlightyear on January 07, 2019, 10:06:23 pm
Tau is dit manual AT? Goed om te sien die AT kan dit doen in die regte hande.
Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: Rickus on January 08, 2019, 08:31:22 am
Tau is dit manual AT? Goed om te sien die AT kan dit doen in die regte hande.

Ja nee kyk....TAU laat lyk alles maklik, maar ek moet sé, dai AT is ongelooflik smooth en goed gebalanseerd en baie ligter op brandstof as die KTM's en loop ook BAIE koeler as die KTM's...wat ek eintlik bedoel is dat die AT n bedonnerde bike is....sekr hoekom daar meer AT's in Australie verkoop word as GS'e en 1090R's saam.......Ek bly n moerse KTM fan maar die Africa Twin is n ongelooflikke fiets!!!!
Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: buzzlightyear on January 08, 2019, 05:04:28 pm
Ja nee kyk, ek het hom op 'n Amageza gesien ry, hy laat sand soos teerpad lyk. Weet jy of sy fiets' n gewone ratkas het of die DCT?
Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: Rickus on January 08, 2019, 05:23:15 pm
Ja nee kyk, ek het hom op 'n Amageza gesien ry, hy laat sand soos teerpad lyk. Weet jy of sy fiets' n gewone ratkas het of die DCT?

Hy het n manual....
Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: Hollywood on January 25, 2019, 04:30:28 pm
Bliksem @Rickus, dit lyk na 'n netjiese ryery! Ek sien die nommer 13 voor op jou skoeter... dit laat my baie terugdink aan die nommer 13 voor op jou Quest skoeter. Baie mooi memories.

Sien jou oor 3 maande in Kaokoland!
Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: ETS on March 02, 2019, 10:58:05 am
Bliksem @Rickus, dit lyk na 'n netjiese ryery! Ek sien die nommer 13 voor op jou skoeter... dit laat my baie terugdink aan die nommer 13 voor op jou Quest skoeter. Baie mooi memories.

Sien jou oor 3 maande in Kaokoland!

Ek gaan saam!
Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: Rickus on March 02, 2019, 11:34:16 am
Bliksem @Rickus, dit lyk na 'n netjiese ryery! Ek sien die nommer 13 voor op jou skoeter... dit laat my baie terugdink aan die nommer 13 voor op jou Quest skoeter. Baie mooi memories.

Sien jou oor 3 maande in Kaokoland!

Ek gaan saam!

Ek kannie wag nie....dit gaan GROOT pret wees
Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: tau on March 07, 2019, 10:49:32 pm
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Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: Breekbeen on March 08, 2019, 06:02:26 am
Sub.

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Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: Kaboef on March 08, 2019, 09:41:34 am
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Smaak my Rickus is besig om daai topless girl in the hoek op te chat.


 :biggrin:
Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: Matewis on March 08, 2019, 12:15:47 pm
Epic. julle het nou wragtag my heel more hierdie thread laat sit en lees!! NOU JEUK MY GAT
Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on March 08, 2019, 12:23:03 pm
Smaak my Rickus is besig om daai topless girl in the hoek op te chat.

Daai girl in die hoek se pensie raak nou groter as sy vroutjie sn wat swanger is!! :deal: ;) :lol8:
Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: weskus on March 08, 2019, 01:00:04 pm
Smaak my Rickus is besig om daai topless girl in the hoek op te chat.

Daai girl in die hoek se pensie raak nou groter as sy vroutjie sn wat swanger is!! :deal: ;) :lol8:
...trokdrywer my nou-die dag gesę... Dis nie pens nie ou grootman, dis opgerolde tril.. :imaposer: :peepwall:
Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: See Duiwel on March 11, 2019, 07:22:00 pm
Was nou bakgat RR.  Hoekom julle dit nie in die winter gedoen nie?
Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: Nimmo on March 12, 2019, 10:22:56 am
Was nou bakgat RR.  Hoekom julle dit nie in die winter gedoen nie?

Neem aan weens kraam omstandighede  :pot: :pot: :pot:
Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: See Duiwel on March 12, 2019, 06:40:31 pm
Oja,  party moet nog bou aan die nasie
Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: weskus on March 15, 2019, 02:14:40 pm
Nee, nee manne, ek is onskuldig. Mr Webb hou van sweet. Dit het ons egter gepas want dis al "stillerige" tyd wat meesste van ons kan wegkom..sal nie 'n fok weer nie
Title: Re: Môre, is dalk ‘n beter dag.
Post by: Fenderbender on May 12, 2019, 08:48:51 pm
Jy kan nie stry nie ... dit was n lekker trip !!!