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Re: Richtersveld. What is it with this place?
« Reply #20 on: April 15, 2014, 04:10:07 pm »
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Re: Richtersveld. What is it with this place?
« Reply #21 on: April 15, 2014, 04:16:36 pm »
Klip. Tafel.

We jokingly asked for a castle at the Quiver Tree Forest Office, and the lady told us politely that it is a sin to ask for anything other than Namibian beer in Namibia. I tend to agree. The Tafels are great. Especially there. Cold.
 

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Re: Richtersveld. What is it with this place?
« Reply #22 on: April 15, 2014, 04:16:50 pm »
 ;) Thanx vir die deel maat!!
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Re: Richtersveld. What is it with this place?
« Reply #23 on: April 15, 2014, 04:18:02 pm »
Plesier. Sou graag nog eerder daar wou wees as in die soutmyn.
 

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Re: Richtersveld. What is it with this place?
« Reply #24 on: April 15, 2014, 04:19:10 pm »
How did the 690'2 manage with all the extra weight on the back re:the luggage?

beautiful part of the world

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Re: Richtersveld. What is it with this place?
« Reply #25 on: April 15, 2014, 04:20:03 pm »
Jip, so werk dit mos. As jy begin met 'n trip kan jy nie glo dit gaan so gou verby nie. Moes julle enige snaakse dokumentasie he om oor die grens te gaan? ek het net rumour gehoor dat hulle nou vol dinge is by die grens.
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Re: Richtersveld. What is it with this place?
« Reply #26 on: April 15, 2014, 04:21:57 pm »
This is the lunar landscape between Ai-Ais and Noordoewer. Note the faint green tinge.
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Re: Richtersveld. What is it with this place?
« Reply #27 on: April 15, 2014, 04:31:33 pm »
How did the 690'2 manage with all the extra weight on the back re:the luggage?

beautiful part of the world

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Wonderfully well. I've done 16 000km of trips on this one, and it takes everything you throw at it. It likes to be ridden hard. That being said, you have to weight the front and keep the luggage as near to the centre of the bike as possible. The one bike had a large cargo bag, soft bags, and  two 5l fuel cans all at the back, and the handling was terrible. I took it for a stretch, and it felt like riding a unicycle. See pic below
 

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Re: Richtersveld. What is it with this place?
« Reply #28 on: April 15, 2014, 04:37:32 pm »
Stoot net jou pens bietjie uit man :lol8: Wat van by die grens, enige papierwerk wat verander het van s 4 jaar terug??
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Re: Richtersveld. What is it with this place?
« Reply #29 on: April 15, 2014, 04:37:41 pm »
Jip, so werk dit mos. As jy begin met 'n trip kan jy nie glo dit gaan so gou verby nie. Moes julle enige snaakse dokumentasie he om oor die grens te gaan? ek het net rumour gehoor dat hulle nou vol dinge is by die grens.
Only your passport and bike papers, the latter which they never even checked really. They Nam officials were all too preoccupied with the live screening of the Oscar Pistorius trial. They were all in a trance. :happy2:
 

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Re: Richtersveld. What is it with this place?
« Reply #30 on: April 15, 2014, 04:40:02 pm »
Stoot net jou pens bietjie uit man :lol8: Wat van by die grens, enige papierwerk wat verander het van s 4 jaar terug??

Dissie my pens daai nie. Myne is heelwat frisser.
 

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Re: Richtersveld. What is it with this place?
« Reply #31 on: April 15, 2014, 04:41:48 pm »
Bwahahaaaaa! Ou bragger.
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Re: Richtersveld. What is it with this place?
« Reply #32 on: April 15, 2014, 04:46:34 pm »
The green tinge mentioned above from up close
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Re: Richtersveld. What is it with this place?
« Reply #33 on: April 15, 2014, 04:52:21 pm »
 :sip:
 

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Re: Richtersveld. What is it with this place?
« Reply #34 on: April 15, 2014, 05:11:44 pm »
Ok Avontier, moet nie lat ons jou ophou nie.

Ek dink dit gaan baie mooi wees om in Namibia te ry hierdie winter wanneer al die gras geel geword het. Het ook gesien in LMG se RR hoe groen die wereld is. Ongelooflik ook hoe saad wat in die grond bly vir 'n lang tyd, weer ontkiem as die omstandighede reg is. Ek het nooit kon dink enigiets kan groei op die maanlandskap tussen Ai-Ais en die oranje nie.

Maar soos ek s, ek wil jou nou nie ophou nie.
 

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Re: Richtersveld. What is it with this place?
« Reply #35 on: April 15, 2014, 07:00:50 pm »
Hakskeenpan. Lekker nat.

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Re: Richtersveld. What is it with this place?
« Reply #36 on: April 15, 2014, 07:12:32 pm »
 :thumleft: Time for me to go North again. Thanks for sharing.
 

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Re: Richtersveld. What is it with this place?
« Reply #37 on: April 16, 2014, 12:08:55 am »
Great RR. Taking your old 640 back up there in September.... :ricky:
 

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Re: Richtersveld. What is it with this place?
« Reply #38 on: April 16, 2014, 09:15:12 am »
Ek ry Vrydag !! Watter paaie het julle gery......of watse roete ?   :ricky:
oor B..erge en RIV..iere sal ons ry,
mag dit altyd tog so bly....
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Re: Richtersveld. What is it with this place?
« Reply #39 on: April 16, 2014, 09:23:30 am »
Mm, sal self wil weet. Briv ry u alleen?
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