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Title: Magical Richtersveld 5-day recce ride
Post by: Losper on June 29, 2021, 10:58:33 pm
We have been riding in the Richtersveld for many years on adv bikes but never on the plastics. So this time we took the 500's and went on a 5 day recce ride. The idea was to hunt for undiscovered and interesting (I call them "jewels") tracks and paths and boy did we find the most amazing riding.

I am gonna start doing guided trips in the Richtersveld and this recce trip proved extremely successful.
The riding is a combination of dry riverbeds and some open flowing sections most of them in proper sandy sections with the occasional lekker semi technical thrown in just to keep us on our toes.
This is a photo report.



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Post by: Losper on June 29, 2021, 11:01:40 pm
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Post by: Losper on June 29, 2021, 11:08:12 pm
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Post by: Losper on June 29, 2021, 11:08:50 pm
More photo's to follow....
Title: Re: Magical Richtersveld 5-day recce ride
Post by: DR BIG 750 on June 30, 2021, 06:34:48 am
Forgive my ignorance, where is the Richterveld, looks like a good ride to do with buddies, will watch your posts, ps on the plastics :thumleft:
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Post by: IanTheTooth on June 30, 2021, 07:00:19 am
Nice to see two men out enjoying a ride. I was always fascinated by the Richtersveld.
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Post by: Mev Vis Arend on June 30, 2021, 07:04:12 am
Joh, jy het mooi prentjies van 'n fantastiese omgewing.  :thumleft:
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Post by: JonW on June 30, 2021, 07:17:23 am
That looks really awesome Pieter
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Post by: ETS on June 30, 2021, 09:03:19 am
Ek is in. Bankrekeningnommer asb?
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Post by: maverick64 on June 30, 2021, 09:05:32 am
@ LOSPER:
The end of the clip looks like the entrance to the "Road to Hell" ??
Title: Re: Magical Richtersveld 5-day recce ride
Post by: Losper on June 30, 2021, 09:42:22 am
Forgive my ignorance, where is the Richterveld, looks like a good ride to do with buddies, will watch your posts, ps on the plastics :thumleft:
DR BIG 750 The Richtersveld is in the Northern Cape against the border with Namibia.
Title: Re: Magical Richtersveld 5-day recce ride
Post by: Losper on June 30, 2021, 09:47:42 am
@ LOSPER:
The end of the clip looks like the entrance to the "Road to Hell" ??
Maverick64,  I am glad you brought it up, yes it is the "Road to Hell pass" and it will be part of the guided trip. As you know there are a lot of hype around this pass and it is on many riders bucket list but to be honest we have discovered much much better and more interesting paths and tracks than "the hell pass".
This area is truly amazing and offer the most awesome riding, I am extremely excited about the trips we gonna do here. :thumleft: 
Title: Re: Magical Richtersveld 5-day recce ride
Post by: Vis Arend on June 30, 2021, 09:48:44 am
Ek is in. Bankrekeningnommer asb?

Kaokoland het jou behoorlik aangesteek.   :biggrin:

Mooi plekke waar julle gery het Losper.   :thumleft: :thumleft:
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Post by: sidetrack on June 30, 2021, 10:11:39 am
Rode Richtersveld once, was a magical place to explore
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Post by: Kamanya on June 30, 2021, 10:48:49 am
I see you managed to upload your trip from @JustBendIt satellite Wi-Fi hotspot.

And, did you only come out of the RTH?
Title: Re: Magical Richtersveld 5-day recce ride
Post by: JustBendIt on June 30, 2021, 11:09:38 am
I see you managed to upload your trip from @JustBendIt satellite Wi-Fi hotspot.

And, did you only come out of the RTH?

It's true ...we did install a Wi-Fi hotspot at the summit of RTH ...it works perfectly
Title: Re: Magical Richtersveld 5-day recce ride
Post by: Losper on June 30, 2021, 11:11:06 am
And, did you only come out of the RTH?
Hi Andrew,  it is possible to ride next to the river in a (southerly direction) from RTH riverside to the next gorge. As a matter of fact there is actually a very old jeep track there (extremely washed away) . The "problem" however is that it is extremely rocky and most definitely not enjoyable so I have decided not to include it in my guided trips.
The "RTH" will be part of the trips (simply because it is on many riders bucket list) but it will be an in an out.

In that area there are other much much better, more interesting and way more enjoyable paths and tracks (read with a few lekke semi technical sections) 
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Post by: BuRP on June 30, 2021, 11:14:28 am
Ek is in. Bankrekeningnommer asb?

Magtig Kobus, jy's te rats vir my, ek wou net dieselfde pos  :P

Losper, dis eene vir my ook, sal baie graag saamkom!
En, Johannes (van ons Kaokoland toer, hoop hy lees ook hier) moontlik ook, hy het my gese hy soek 'nog', en hierdie trip lyk te lekker om te ignoreer.
Sal waardeer as jy my sal laat weet as jy die ding bymekaar gaan kry!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Magical Richtersveld 5-day recce ride
Post by: Losper on June 30, 2021, 11:15:54 am
Losper, dis eene vir my ook, sal baie graag saamkom!
En, Johannes (van ons Kaokoland toer, hoop hy lees ook hier) moontlik ook, hy het my gese hy soek 'nog', en hierdie trip lyk te lekker om te ignoreer.
Sal waardeer as jy my sal laat weet as jy die ding bymekaar gaan kry!  :thumleft:
Dankie BuRP, ek laat weet jou :thumleft:
Title: Re: Magical Richtersveld 5-day recce ride
Post by: BuRP on June 30, 2021, 11:40:16 am
Losper, net n vra, jammer as dit hiri fred biki hijack...

Ek besit n 500 en like die ding, en hy het n 12L tenk op. Biki korter gearing op so hy's lekker ook in die stadige goed.
Ek het ook n 300 tpi (met nog n std tenk), en gebruik die fiets vir tegniese goed hoofsakelik.
Jou trips lyk meer die laaste (geen idee van die - lang? - liasons nie), en dan is ek handiger op die 300 as op die 500 (ek kan beter op hom staan ook).
Ek kan n groter tenk op die ding sit, en omdat hy gewone petrol neem sou dit dalk n goeie bike maak vir jou tipe trips, vir my dalk beter?

Ek vra, sal graag jou mening hoor hieromtrent!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Magical Richtersveld 5-day recce ride
Post by: Losper on June 30, 2021, 11:54:48 am
Losper, net n vra, jammer as dit hiri fred biki hijack...
Ek besit n 500 en like die ding, en hy het n 12L tenk op. Biki korter gearing op so hy's lekker ook in die stadige goed.
Ek het ook n 300 tpi (met nog n std tenk), en gebruik die fiets vir tegniese goed hoofsakelik.
Jou trips lyk meer die laaste (geen idee van die - lang? - liasons nie), en dan is ek handiger op die 300 as op die 500 (ek kan beter op hom staan ook).
Ek kan n groter tenk op die ding sit, en omdat hy gewone petrol neem sou dit dalk n goeie bike maak vir jou tipe trips, vir my dalk beter?
Ek vra, sal graag jou mening hoor hieromtrent!  :thumleft:
BuRP,  'n 2 stroke sal werk vir hierdie Richtersveld trip maar jy gaan meer gemaklik wees op 'n 4 stroke agv die liason stukke.

Die trips wat ek in Clarens doen is meer geskik vir 2 strokes aloewel ek en my "crew" altyd ons 500's met groot tenks vir al hierdie trips gebruik. http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=258991.msg4657737#msg4657737
Title: Re: Magical Richtersveld 5-day recce ride
Post by: m0lt3n on June 30, 2021, 02:14:03 pm
Lyk awesome Losper!
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Post by: Losper on June 30, 2021, 05:29:34 pm
More pics
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Post by: Losper on June 30, 2021, 05:32:52 pm
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Post by: Losper on June 30, 2021, 05:36:48 pm
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Post by: Losper on June 30, 2021, 05:41:16 pm
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Post by: Losper on June 30, 2021, 05:49:05 pm
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Post by: Losper on June 30, 2021, 05:49:45 pm
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Post by: JustBendIt on June 30, 2021, 06:11:27 pm
I recognise a lot of that terrain

A truly magical place ...I try my best to go as often as I can which is about twice a year
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Post by: 2StrokeDan on June 30, 2021, 07:21:50 pm
Really great ride, and great photos.
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Post by: LONG BOB on July 24, 2021, 08:44:42 pm
Think you hit the jackpot!
Im forwarding this to couple of mates overseas, will tick the boxes big time 👍
Title: Re: Magical Richtersveld 5-day recce ride
Post by: voorvel on July 25, 2021, 03:48:59 pm
Perfect place for the 500  O0

Pity a flight ticket remains pricey to ZA.
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Post by: Beserker on August 03, 2021, 09:26:16 am
Losper, net n vra, jammer as dit hiri fred biki hijack...

Ek besit n 500 en like die ding, en hy het n 12L tenk op. Biki korter gearing op so hy's lekker ook in die stadige goed.


Siende dat jy my nie saamvra nie, wou ek eers nie my mening lug om jou te help nie, al ken ek die area goed.....maar ek sal maar: Die 500 (volgens my) is aboluut ideaal
Title: Re: Magical Richtersveld 5-day recce ride
Post by: Losper on August 03, 2021, 09:36:53 am
Losper, net n vra, jammer as dit hiri fred biki hijack...
Ek besit n 500 en like die ding, en hy het n 12L tenk op. Biki korter gearing op so hy's lekker ook in die stadige goed.
Siende dat jy my nie saamvra nie, wou ek eers nie my mening lug om jou te help nie, al ken ek die area goed.....maar ek sal maar: Die 500 (volgens my) is aboluut ideaal
Beserker, jy is reg. Die 500 is net 'n plesier in die Richtersveld.
Ons ry al jare lank met ons groot adv bikes in die Richtersveld en hierdie keer het ons met die 500's gegaan. Dit was 'n moerse "jol" gewees en met die 500 kon ons plekke sien wat min ander mense al van tevore gesien het. :thumleft:
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Post by: Mev Vis Arend on August 03, 2021, 11:13:37 am
Really great ride, and great photos.

Dit is, maar ek is oortuig hulle is klipspringers.   :o
Title: Re: Magical Richtersveld 5-day recce ride
Post by: BuRP on August 03, 2021, 05:29:45 pm
Siende dat jy my nie saamvra nie

Het jy nie n bike wat net aanmekaar gesit moet word nie, dit voordat ons (weer!) saam gaan ry?
n Aprillia 650 R glo......  :lol8:
Title: Re: Magical Richtersveld 5-day recce ride
Post by: Gee S on August 08, 2021, 06:04:40 pm
Hi Losper, Hierdie lyk na n awesome trip. Hoe gaan die ooslaap werk? Ry elke ou sy slaapgoed en kos saam of beplan jy iets anders?
Dit lyk my ek sal maar my 690 moet ruil vir n 500.
Title: Re: Magical Richtersveld 5-day recce ride
Post by: Losper on August 08, 2021, 08:43:06 pm
Gee S, ons slaap in n lodge in Vioolsdrif en ry elke dag n roete waarna ons terug keer na dieselfde lodge. Yip jy gaan n 500 nodig h vir die trip. :thumleft
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Post by: Baches on September 07, 2021, 01:42:27 pm
Losper wanneer is julle trip datums ?
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Post by: Losper on September 07, 2021, 04:25:51 pm
Losper wanneer is julle trip datums ?
Volgende trip is ongeveer Mei volgende jaar,  dit is te warm om nou soontoe te gaan.