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Offline Leo

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« Reply #20 on: April 21, 2006, 05:18:40 pm »
Sharkie that's pics looks like its straight from Red Sands Lodge?

You also been on the DR, or someone else's pic?
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« Reply #21 on: April 24, 2006, 07:20:46 pm »
Hi, thanks for the story.  We have done several Desert Runs, but I believe that it's out of hand now.  (We did not go this year) More Brandy than fuel is used and the general quad attitude is no good.  We ride all the way, and you tend to look after your equipment a bit better when you know that your bike is the only mode of transport available, and if you stuff it up you are stranded.  Many (most) quads are hauled on trailers most of the way and only come off on the sandy sections where the are easy to ride.  They are accidents waiting to happen, just go and sit in front of the Swakop hospital and watch.  Namibia will still see a lot of me, but the DR, No way!
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« Reply #22 on: April 24, 2006, 11:53:33 pm »
Pictures?? Come on guys, it's almost my home town and I'm homesick :cry:
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« Reply #23 on: April 25, 2006, 07:37:58 am »
Quote from: "Leo"


You also been on the DR, or someone else's pic?

Someone elses pic from this year.

The pink caps just show the mentality.
 

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« Reply #24 on: April 25, 2006, 08:12:22 am »
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The pink caps just show the mentality.
  :? What you mean  :? Kwat riders are gay???  :shock:

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« Reply #25 on: April 25, 2006, 10:31:13 am »
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Pictures?? Come on guys, it's almost my home town and I'm homesick :cry:


Sorry guys. Have to wait to get all the cd's with the pics. (Lito no2! :twisted:  :oops: )

Maybe next week only. :cry:
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« Reply #26 on: April 25, 2006, 10:47:37 am »
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Hi, thanks for the story.  We have done several Desert Runs, but I believe that it's out of hand now.  (We did not go this year) More Brandy than fuel is used and the general quad attitude is no good.  We ride all the way, and you tend to look after your equipment a bit better when you know that your bike is the only mode of transport available, and if you stuff it up you are stranded.  Many (most) quads are hauled on trailers most of the way and only come off on the sandy sections where the are easy to ride.


Was our last one this year. Next time we do our own. As it was we did alternative routes on two occasions anyway to miss the quads. From Hotazel to Vanzylsrus and from Stampriet to Windhoek we did the C15, dirt all the way to Windhoek :P  with the DR group riding 300km TAR to Windhoek :lol: !  From Swakop we spend two days riding DS on routes planned by ourselves as well.

 
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They are accidents waiting to happen, just go and sit in front of the Swakop hospital and watch.  Namibia will still see a lot of me, but the DR, No way!


Apparently there was this incident on the dunes (not dune 2/7) where 6 quads were riding dunes and went up one at full speed only to find that the dune at the back makes a dead drop. First one over and the rest just followed one on top of the other. Broken bones all over with one guy paralized. I think he is 25 years old. Very sad but highlights the fact that a lot of the riders on the run does not know what they are doing.

This dune riding fact is explained and advised about in all documentation regarding the run and Simon highlighted it as well in the offical meeting at Hotazel.

The run was great but could have been much better if we did it on our own. (12 okes with bakkie and 7 bikes)
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« Reply #27 on: April 25, 2006, 11:29:27 am »