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Offline KiloBravo

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Re: My 'Mother' of a Solo ride to Namibia
« Reply #40 on: June 04, 2014, 01:43:29 pm »
Lyk so Lekker.

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Re: My 'Mother' of a Solo ride to Namibia
« Reply #41 on: June 04, 2014, 01:53:17 pm »
Solitaire made famous for its Apple pie by old Moose…shame he passed away this past January from a heart attack
has grown into a nice outpost has great facilities i even got wifi….camping and ablutions are good there is a nice pub and restaurant
 for which you will pay as they are in the middle on nowhere and the cost of getting supplies to Solitaire shows in the pricing….none the less i had a great stay over in Solitaire and had some apple pie in tribute to the legacy that old Moose had left

Mooses Apple pie

My home Camping at Solitaire

Solitaire good place for a stay over while on tour of Namibia
« Last Edit: June 09, 2014, 11:07:37 am by Mother »
mother ....only half a word ;-)
 

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Re: My 'Mother' of a Solo ride to Namibia
« Reply #42 on: June 04, 2014, 01:55:00 pm »
Lekker Mother ............  :thumleft:

How did you spot that "geelslang" (mother in law) in the grass ............. ???
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Re: My 'Mother' of a Solo ride to Namibia
« Reply #43 on: June 04, 2014, 02:02:05 pm »
Jy het moer baie nice pics geneem Chris......maar ek laaik die een kwaai!  :deal:
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Re: My 'Mother' of a Solo ride to Namibia
« Reply #44 on: June 04, 2014, 02:15:59 pm »
the great food in Solitaire….i really didn’t go hungry on this trip in fact i ate really well…



by this time my route i wished to take had started unfolding in my head and i wanted to head north to Epupa falls then across west to Katima Mulilo at the end of the Caprivi strip….just to say i did South to North and East to West and because i can hehehehe

so after Solitaire i always knew i was going to go say hi to my Mate who lives in Windhoek and sat the same time have the rear tyre replaced as it had half wear on it by the time i left home and not wanting to waste tread i opted to replace it in Windhoek
also at this stage the roads were not in great condition and my ESA suspension setting was not working…headlight globe had popped and ABS although deactivated for the dirt was showing a problem…so popping into Windhoek was not a bad idea i could visit my mate and have my bike seen to

Solitaire to Windhoek via C26 very very nice mountain pass


rear tyre was starting to look tired and was never going to make the trip but this i knew from the start


in Windhoek i stayed a few days with my mate David


took the bike in for a bit of attention

by the next afternoon got my GS back as good as new…the ESA just needed reset and a stone had cut the wire on the rear ABS but this was now fixed also new headlamp and rear TKC ready for the road to Epupa…

« Last Edit: June 09, 2014, 11:13:47 am by Mother »
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Re: My 'Mother' of a Solo ride to Namibia
« Reply #45 on: June 04, 2014, 02:23:22 pm »
hahahaha thanks for all the comments and follow its great to share but hard work putting the report together especially when I'm working on my iMac very different from windows so I'm learning as i go

yes Carrots like that pic lots too.....took many i thought i had the time and when i liked a spot i would stop and take pics to remind me one day of this awesome ride i took and all alone i wanted to bring back and share those memories with my friends and family....took over 700 pictures and was lucky to get some really nice shots....its been great to share

but now I'm going to take a break...catch u all soon :biggrin:
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Re: My 'Mother' of a Solo ride to Namibia
« Reply #46 on: June 04, 2014, 02:24:47 pm »
Mooi trip  :thumleft: En lekker om te sien die Namibiers het ook goeie smaak  :biggrin:
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Re: My 'Mother' of a Solo ride to Namibia
« Reply #47 on: June 04, 2014, 02:26:24 pm »
Lekker Mother ............  :thumleft:

How did you spot that "geelslang" (mother in law) in the grass ............. ???

i nearly rode over it crossing the road just after Betta.....it was a moer of a snake so i had to turn around and get a pic.....trust me i don't know who was most afraid when i went to take the pic i even closed my visor incase......hehehe
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Re: My 'Mother' of a Solo ride to Namibia
« Reply #48 on: June 04, 2014, 02:59:32 pm »
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Re: My 'Mother' of a Solo ride to Namibia
« Reply #49 on: June 04, 2014, 03:16:57 pm »
Ai nou verlang ek kwaai, I camped on that same spot in solitaire 25th April this year... Lekker M :thumleft:
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Re: My 'Mother' of a Solo ride to Namibia
« Reply #50 on: June 04, 2014, 03:17:26 pm »
Very nice Mother. Also followed your trip on facebook   :thumleft:
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Re: My 'Mother' of a Solo ride to Namibia
« Reply #51 on: June 04, 2014, 03:19:44 pm »
Daar is nou maar eenmaal iets mooi aan 'n gepakte GSA en Landrover... nice, keep it coming Mother :thumleft:
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Re: My 'Mother' of a Solo ride to Namibia
« Reply #52 on: June 04, 2014, 03:41:52 pm »
Mooi RR mother eks skoon jaloers

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Re: My 'Mother' of a Solo ride to Namibia
« Reply #53 on: June 04, 2014, 03:56:35 pm »
Baie nice  :thumleft:


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Re: My 'Mother' of a Solo ride to Namibia
« Reply #54 on: June 04, 2014, 04:37:49 pm »
I agree with all the comments, it brings back fond memories. I will definitely follow the full report.
 

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Re: My 'Mother' of a Solo ride to Namibia
« Reply #55 on: June 04, 2014, 04:44:50 pm »
 :bounce: :compress: :bounce:

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Re: My 'Mother' of a Solo ride to Namibia
« Reply #56 on: June 04, 2014, 04:45:57 pm »
Wife and I are planning a trip there for next year.  Loving it  :thumleft:
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Re: My 'Mother' of a Solo ride to Namibia
« Reply #57 on: June 04, 2014, 05:13:38 pm »
Wow  nice   :thumleft:  gooi nog  :deal:
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Re: My 'Mother' of a Solo ride to Namibia
« Reply #58 on: June 04, 2014, 05:22:56 pm »
Nice one Mother
Will be adding this to my Namibia File...
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Re: My 'Mother' of a Solo ride to Namibia
« Reply #59 on: June 04, 2014, 05:26:58 pm »
you know, I now love reading this, and can't wait for the rest

for the whole while you were away the forum was dominated by topics such of the as fear while riding, shitloads of BMW bashing, loads of people yearning to rather be camelmen & grease monkeys again on bikes dating out of the 70's, just to be perceived as true adventurers or true bikers again.

What I like about you & your reports is that you just don't give a fuck about these " damduikers"

You just did your planning, without overpreparing, packed & went. You rode your big&heavy touring bike (which you chose above something smaller) over a moer of a long distance over various degrees of terrain, every day for as long & far as you wanted to. And you came home, safely.

That is my take on adventure riding.

Looking forward to the rest of your report  :thumleft:
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