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Re: So we started at Onseepkans, do you know that place? (dialup beware)
« Reply #60 on: May 12, 2008, 04:55:14 pm »
Wow!!   Great ride, great pics.   O0
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Re: So we started at Onseepkans, do you know that place? (dialup beware)
« Reply #61 on: May 12, 2008, 04:58:04 pm »
:o :o :o
Wow! Respect!

BTW Michnus, your Camera skills is def. not lacking!! Great shots there.
This is one route I dearly want to do.
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Re: So we started at Onseepkans, do you know that place? (dialup beware)
« Reply #62 on: May 12, 2008, 05:18:21 pm »
MJ and Michnus....Bliksem that was a cool report...youguys always seem to come up with something special. Big respect to all 3 ladies...awesome stuff.
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Re: So we started at Onseepkans, do you know that place? (dialup beware)
« Reply #63 on: May 13, 2008, 10:26:07 am »
MJ and Michnus....Bliksem that was a cool report...youguys always seem to come up with something special. Big respect to all 3 ladies...awesome stuff.

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Re: So we started at Onseepkans, do you know that place? (dialup beware)
« Reply #64 on: May 13, 2008, 11:36:38 am »

While Michnus and wyfie were slabbing it...




We were sweating our way through four sets of immigration to get fuel at Noordoewer and come back. The plan was to take two days to wind our way through the Richtersveld on a track that was followed by Sidetracked (Digital Dan) on their Orange Atlantic Adventure thread.

We finally got away and crossed into the Richtersveld Conservancy at 12:30. That of course was a mistake. The previous two days had the mercury at 35 degrees and when we left it was 35 already.

We did not have to go far to see that the heat was going to be an issue. Check out the spectacular lack of shade.





Beautiful though.





We decided to continue up to where we finally turn away from the Orange river and make a decision there. Where the canyon narrows the riding is dusty and difficult.




Before we can get to our turn-off the temperature shoots up to 45 degrees.

We stop and hit the river to cool down.





Kids; you have to admire their capacity for joy.




We decide to turn back. In this heat and with no shade the margins are getting too thin, especially as the backup of the other two bikes is gone.





On our way back Mrs Jockey spins out on a rocky climb and the bike falls on her leg. Nothing broken but confirmation that we were right to turn back.




The next day we opt for the normal Namaqua 4x4 route. Once again very entertaining sand until we finally climb up into the mountains.





Pretty interesting stuff that grows here.






We skirt Eksteensfontein and head for Port Nolloth, we will do the rest of the Richtersveld some other time, when we are better prepared.

To my vast surprise Port Nolloth is hidden in a black fog and the locals look at me funny when we pull in there and I'm only wearing a t-shirt. The temperature is 13 degrees at midday. And so it stays for the next two days while we take a break.

Here are some last pics,

Our view in Port Nolloth.





Some oke must've realy liked his army days, (in Kommaggas)





In Springbok I order the Namaqua Delicatessen which is described as a cheese, bread and biltong platter. I pictured something a little different.





And lastly, on our last day, which was 6 hours of riding, at 16:00 in the afternoon, we again do the sand cha-cha. Just for old times sake.








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Re: So we started at Onseepkans, do you know that place? (dialup beware)
« Reply #65 on: May 13, 2008, 02:01:10 pm »
Some stunning pics there.

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Re: So we started at Onseepkans, do you know that place? (dialup beware)
« Reply #66 on: May 15, 2008, 07:30:01 am »
Very cool report!
 

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Re: So we started at Onseepkans, do you know that place? (dialup beware)
« Reply #67 on: May 15, 2008, 07:41:49 am »
Thats really stunning...awesome guys and girls
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Re: So we started at Onseepkans, do you know that place? (dialup beware)
« Reply #68 on: May 15, 2008, 08:40:16 am »
"Namaqua Delicatessen "  :D :D

These small towns are a hoot!
A meal at the Calvinia "Hotel" still rates as the worst ever in all counts (even waiter).. ;D

Good on you guys - nice to see the whole family having fun.
That heat will work you though - eish..

And everyone laughed at me - but hey - we we're the ones laughing in the end!:




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Re: So we started at Onseepkans, do you know that place? (dialup beware)
« Reply #69 on: May 15, 2008, 10:59:13 am »
Mmmm..... we did had the discussion about your umbrella several times, on the trip.
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Re: So we started at Onseepkans, do you know that place? (dialup beware)
« Reply #70 on: May 16, 2008, 07:45:04 am »
Great report guys!!!!

Thanks for sharing!
 

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Re: So we started at Onseepkans, do you know that place? (dialup beware)
« Reply #71 on: May 16, 2008, 05:22:41 pm »
that is simply breath taking
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Re: So we started at Onseepkans, do you know that place? (dialup beware)
« Reply #72 on: May 17, 2008, 01:33:20 pm »
Excellent guys and gals.  Gals (all three) You have guts.
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Re: So we started at Onseepkans, do you know that place? (dialup beware)
« Reply #73 on: May 18, 2008, 11:04:35 am »
Thanks for sharing - you always seem to have the most fun? ??? >:D
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Re: So we started at Onseepkans, do you know that place? (dialup beware)
« Reply #74 on: May 24, 2008, 11:46:46 am »
Michnus.....MJ....... :mwink:

This report does not seem finished to me..... ???
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Re: So we started at Onseepkans, do you know that place? (dialup beware)
« Reply #75 on: May 24, 2008, 12:05:55 pm »
Michnus.....MJ....... :mwink:

This report does not seem finished to me..... ???

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Re: So we started at Onseepkans, do you know that place? (dialup beware)
« Reply #76 on: May 24, 2008, 04:58:05 pm »
Michnus.....MJ....... :mwink:

This report does not seem finished to me..... ???

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Re: So we started at Onseepkans, do you know that place? (dialup beware)
« Reply #77 on: May 24, 2008, 06:59:20 pm »
Michnus.....MJ....... :mwink:

This report does not seem finished to me..... ???

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Re: So we started at Onseepkans, do you know that place? (dialup beware)
« Reply #78 on: May 28, 2008, 04:25:14 pm »
Every flippen pic on smugmug blocked by the firewall...damm that is frustrating especially when everyone else is saying how nice it is.  :dousing:
 

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Re: So we started at Onseepkans, do you know that place? (dialup beware)
« Reply #79 on: May 28, 2008, 04:37:16 pm »
Great Report
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