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                                The Two “Moerse” Strong Dinosaurs, the Bikes and Nam are at it again.
So once again the time had come for the two “moerse” strong Dinosaurs to go for a ride again as our asses were “jukking” from “leesing” about you other ous out there cruising around the country like you ous haven’t got jobs and such and you ous was like making a ou very jealous with all of this riding stuff and the photies showing were you had gone and the “pragtige” places you checked out. So we decided that we have to go and “verken” some more of “Nam”.

Now as you ous know by now me and Ian in Great Brak River are like big Buds and we are WD, We is bikers, We is the Two Moerse strong Dinosaurs, so We decide to make a “lekker” trip to Nam again and to go and check out some other posies we had not been too and we will only camp under the stars and only eat once again what we catch or kills, as we is brave adventurers.

We organize a 10day trip, Huh!, Turned into a 22 day trip again, but we was not worried as we are tough ous and we like riding and “verkenning” out other Possies.
Now we have decided to meet on Friday the 2nd in Upington  but no I decide to leave earlier so that I can go and “verken” the Kalahari, so I wound up leaving on the 29th of September.Ok so here the whole story starts.

Three weeks prior to leaving I get the engineering works to make front brake disc as mine has been bent by some “ass hole” who tried to steal my “Boney”, get the discs back, fit them only to see that they are more buckled than the originals, so off they come and I send them back to the engineering shop, they promise me two days, ya right a week later get them back and Yippy they are straight. Of too Just Tyre and get new tyres fitted. Michelin T63 front and the Mitas E07 rear. Get home only to discover the bloody radiator fan want come on, So a new thermostat switch only to discover that the earth wire is missing, so i lay a earth wire and walla the bloody fan comes on (Not Impressed)  then the bloody bike just dies on me, electrical problem.  It has a dead short. Get the bike to a bike shop that “sommer” does auto electrical work and they manage to find the problem, wiring was earthing threw in two places.

Now the bloody battery also decides to have a go at me and dies, so you guessed it yip a new bloody battery as well. Buy spare brake pads as I know that the new discs are gonna chomp the old pads.
Now I haven’t even left my house and the “bloody bitch” has already cost me R7000.00, now im wondering what els will go wrong.
Take the "Boney" for a cruise and she seems to be behaving herself.

Now to get the old kit and “gooites” out. Have decided this year to go with soft luggage.
All of this must fit.



Well what do you know; I did manage to get it all in.



Day 1: 29th September: Pretoria to Klerksdorp (Route N14 – R28 – No Name - R500 – R54 - N12) 270km
And the trip has started for me.
It’s customary as you ous no to stop of in Klerksdorp at my daughter and tappets possie and of course little peanut as well.



Mmmmm so I mange to hook up with a nice lady friend I know and we drink a Cold one or two, and as you ous know me I “smaak” a few Cold ones now and again. Now we had a few more Cold ones and I even forget to go and “Verken” the Kalahari. Dam I must be getting old, putting a goose before the cruising. he he

Day 2: 30th September: Klerksdorp to unbeknown. 0.00 km
(Only remember pieces, (Censored even for my brain), must be getting old)

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« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2015, 04:07:00 pm »
Day 3: 1st October: Klerksdorp to Kuruman. (Route R507- N14) 360km
Thursday the 1st comes all too quickly and My daughter Rolo1 wakes me up “”No we want say it”” But I think those little green mates of mine old Piet and Koosie was playing a trick on me again as I could not remember what happened to the 30th.(Tommy Transalp can relate to this, see KZN bash “bloody hooligan juice”). Bike all packed and a Cold one or two inside of me to help with the “moerse” head ache that I have got for some or other stupid reason I always seem to get these headaches in Klerksdorp. (Must be something in the water). It’s time to take to the roads. (So that’s how I missed taking a ride through the Kalahari.)



Of course seeming that im going in that direction, a not so quick stop at my good mate’s possie, who only threatened me with bodily harm if I did not stop and say hi. Kossie and Liezel and of course Me and the good looking Honda.



He he little did he know that I was gonna stop at his possie as he makes the best Sosaties I have ever tasted, so if you ous are ever going through Ottasdaal stop at Saamstaan Slaghuis and get some Sosaties, and don’t forget the Biltong as its also “moerse lekker”
As I’m cruising tar roads it’s a wee bit boring so I push through to Kuruman where I book in at the Palermo place. The possie is not too bad, a TV in the room a bed and a shower,  what more does a Ou need? It’s at least clean, and  safe parking for the "Boney",  a place to graze and one can have a ”lekker” Cold one or two and keep an eye on your "Boney".





Clean rooms and a TV.



A place to graze





One can have a ”lekker” cold one or two whilst keeping an eye on my "Boney".

Day 4: 2nd October: Kuruman to Upington. (Route N14 – No Name – N14) 370km
Now as this Possie is just of the main road and the traffic woke me up “lekker” early, so an early breakfast, Two cups of coffee(their I said it), and a jungle energy bar as I was once again not feeling so “lekker” for some stupid reason,( must definitely be something in the water.)
Anyway it’s off to Upington I go and if you ous is riding with me, (it’s of we go).
Stopped to refill at Kathu and took the customary pic.



Stopped off at Olifantsfontein for a breather.



Noticed that the dam that Me and Tappet slept over last year was dry.


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« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2015, 04:25:35 pm »
Had another pit stop along the way. Thirsty stuff this traveling stuff.



Some of the scenery, a wee bit dry I would say.



Well seeing that I did miss riding in the Kalahari I decided to take this road and have a bit of a cruise on it so that I could at least feel a little better.







A Kalahari road.
Dam I was having such a “lekker” ride on it all by my lonesome, but “ja nee” eventually it led back to the tar road and Upington was in the horizon.
We had a Chaleigh booked at the Kalahari Monate Lodge. Ha this is what happens when Tappet is not with a ou, got there as per usual about two hours before Ian. He he





An inside view of our outside dwellings.



Dam this is a nice possie but they aint even got a shop there, but I was not “gepla” as my trusty tank bag held a few Cold ones in it for me.



So whilst I was waiting for Uncle Ian I had a Cold one or two and went to “verken” the possie.



“Sommer” some wildlife at a ous front door.







So I’m into my 3rd Cold ones when I hear the unmistakable sound of Ian’s "Boney" and low and behold, No serious, I tune you ous, there is my Buddie on his. Wait for it Wait for it. The, His most famous Yamie.





So now both of the two most Famous” Boneys” are once again united and ready to take on what Namibia has to “gooi” our way.
We cruise to town as im running out of supplies and we need some meat and stuff for our “lekker braai” that we is gonna have later on.
Dam we was “kuiering” so “lekker” that we forgot to take a photo or two of our “lekker” Braai Supper. Sosaties + Dead Skaap Tjops + Wors + Sweetcorn + Buns and Cold ones to wash down the dust of our “moerse” long ride to get there.


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« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2015, 04:55:06 pm »
Day 5: 3rd October: Upington to Augrabies. (Route N14 - R359) 145km
We of to Augrabies, the road is bloody boring I take some photos to show you ous the nice scenery as one can see beauty if one just looks for it.





The scenery.



The long boring road. Now stare at this photo for 20 seconds and more and then you will understand.
Dam boring hey.
But we endure and suffer along as our “Voor Vaders” must have a long long time ago with their wagons and “gooites”. Stop and buy some Biltong along the route and a coke and eventually we get to Augrabies Water Falls.



Augrabies Water Falls.



Dam but these two bikes are so “mooi”





The parking area, a tame dassie runs around, why you ask? Shit I don’t know I answer. He he
Now this is where the twist in this tale starts, we was “gonna” do like the camping thingy, but the mosquito’s are everywhere.





If you stop to talk they take a walk in a ous mouth, they ”sommer” “sak” on you in the dozens, shame I thinks these poor little insect ous was like “uit gehonger”. We does “sommer” decide then and there to try and get a bungalow. Luck is on our side as they only have one left, we don’t even check it out we “sommer” just take it.



We is now very “Dors” so we head up to the bar area to get a Cold one and “sommer” to the shop to buy a few things.





Mmm nice picture. He he So we get us a take away Cold one.
Then we head of to check out the waterfalls.







They have these “lekker” path ways that a ou has to walk on to get there.



Ian decides since he is a WD that he will go off road, but danger lurks around every corner and oops, maybe I should say every rock as his foot slips and he scrapes his ankle like “lekker eiena sommer” its then that I check this sign. He he



Tell him. Hey buddie check out the sign. He was not impressed, $%^$ Bloody rock.



We do a bit more “trapping” until we get to this.
Some nice pics of the falls, well at least I think so. He he







A look out platform with a ou on it. Hey wait that’s Ian. He he
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« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2015, 05:05:09 pm »




A few more pics of the Water falling.
And then we “traps” around to the other side and take some more “mooi” photies.











On the way back Ian takes a rest. I think his getting old. He he



Then we takes a swim in the swimming pool. Bet you ous never saw that one coming. He he
Night time comes and we go and have some “lekker kos”.
I have lamb Shanks and Ian has Springbok Goulash washed down with some Cold ones.
Dam I was so “honger” every night that I forgot to take photies to show you ous our “lekker Kos” Sorry OK!!




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« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2015, 05:24:14 pm »
Like die messe en hamerkop.  :thumleft
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« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2015, 06:18:30 pm »
Dankie subie, a guys gotta have a knife to cut his biltong with, or too "moer" it dead first, hence the hammer head.
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« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2015, 07:14:52 pm »
Day 6: 4th October: Augrabies to Onseepkrans to  Karasburg. (Route R359 – N14 – No Name – R358 –C10) 310km
Wake up to this nice sunrise.





We of early. 08h40
A bit of tar roads to get to where were going but still some nice scenery.



Then we encounter this.



Oops I mean this.



Should we turn back and look for another way around it as hell man it looks like scary stuff to ride on and its gonna make our nice pretty clean bikes all dirty. But we decide to be brave and attempt to ride it, as we are WD, We is Bikers, We is the Two Moerse strong Dinosaurs, We will go were others have gone before, as we is not “bang” . Ok!!





Ag what can I say, such nice pics of such nice scenery, now are you ous not glad that we decided to go ahead so that we could show you ous these nice pics?
Wait i encounter some more remarkable stuff, a sign.



Now when last have you ous seen that?
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« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2015, 07:18:17 pm »
About time you start this RR, what the hell took so long?
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Now I take a photo of my “mooi” “Boney” whilst I wait for Ian, (Dam I’m seriously starting to scheme that this bud of mine is getting old) He he. Wait wait here he comes.



Now we get to the border and there’s a bit of confusion as my paper work for some or other daft reason does not show me as the owner of my “Boney”, but eventually it is sorted out. We even had some fun with the poor okes at the border crossing as on my windshield I have BMW + Yamaha + KTM + Za + Honda stickers so I had these poor ous major confused as to the make. He he.
We cross the Orange River.





We are / is in Namibia.



Huh again we are stuck at the Namibia side of the Border, our papers don’t show the bikes registration numbers, so after a lot of discussion we have to take of our license discs to get them Photostatted. Now this aint so easy as my tools are under the seat and I have to take off most of the kit to get to them, so in the boiling sun drenched in my own swet, we finally get the task done.



Two hours later we is on our way.







Some more beautiful scenery and this is just the start. To the left on the last photo one can see the SA border post.

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« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2015, 07:22:41 pm »
About time you start this RR, what the hell took so long?

Old age mate. you should no.   :biggrin: :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:
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« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2015, 07:31:22 pm »


Waiting for Ian to catch up.





Even in this vast area which is dry, desolate, lonely. Yes. There are and there is people staying here.



Onwards we go.





Down hills and “vlaktes” we admire the place that others have gone before us, we see the beauty of this land, we share it with you.







The sheeps are all “dik ge eet”  Now im getting "sommer lis " for a "Skaap tjop"



And still we plunder forward.



Until we reach our destination for the night. Karasburg.



We book in to our outside dwellings once again.





Whilst lubing the chain Ian notices that my” Boneys” brake pads are right down so I replace the front ones only as I have somehow forgotten the rear pads at home, so it’s mainly front brakes for me until we get to Windhoek ( We have to redo our route as we was not planning to go to Windhoek, but it’s all in the fun as this is what it’s all about and it turned out to be very rewarding as we found one of the best gravel roads to ride just outside of Windhoek)
It’s hot as hell and we are still drenched with our own swet, no swimming pool or water hole in site so we are forced to have ice cold showers, even the bloody cold water is look warm, but it at least washes away the swet and grime. Lucky for us they had Cold ones, so we had a Cold one or two. Feeling a whole lot better we head off for some “Lekker” supper and a few more Cold ones.



We have the Lamb Stew, Ian is so “honger” he “sommer” has two plates.
And yes we of course wash it down with the local water. (Windhoek Cold ones)


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« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2015, 07:42:46 pm »
About time you start this RR, what the hell took so long?

Old age mate. you should no.   :biggrin: :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:

Hey! Who you calling old?
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« Reply #13 on: November 22, 2015, 07:53:30 pm »
Ooh! Northen Cape roads. My favourite area to ride  :ricky:
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« Reply #14 on: November 22, 2015, 08:18:18 pm »
Thanks Allen , I have been looking forward to yet another one of your famous Ride Reports  :thumleft:

Thanks for the story and the nice pics  :thumleft:

Again I repeat what I said a while ago ..... I wish this dinosaur can do such a trip with you . Looks awesome  :thumleft:
 

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« Reply #15 on: November 22, 2015, 08:56:07 pm »
Allen, having some cold ones waiting for the rest of the RR  :thumleft:

Gooi, I enjoy yout humour in your "story telling"  :peepwall:  :sip:
 

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« Reply #16 on: November 22, 2015, 09:31:04 pm »
What fun - Tks for great report
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« Reply #17 on: November 22, 2015, 10:16:29 pm »
Ooh! Northen Cape roads. My favourite area to ride  :ricky:

Yip Subie they are nice riding.
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« Reply #18 on: November 22, 2015, 10:19:39 pm »
Thanks Allen , I have been looking forward to yet another one of your famous Ride Reports  :thumleft:

Thanks for the story and the nice pics  :thumleft:

Again I repeat what I said a while ago ..... I wish this dinosaur can do such a trip with you . Looks awesome  :thumleft:

Thanks Gert, hope you enjoy this one too. as too riding with, you can ride with on this one again.
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« Reply #19 on: November 22, 2015, 10:23:22 pm »
Allen, having some cold ones waiting for the rest of the RR  :thumleft:

Gooi, I enjoy yout humour in your "story telling"  :peepwall:  :sip:
Thanks 4Kays well the story has just begun, The cold ones did flow, We had a blast, enjoy the rest as we progress. let me no what you scheme as we go froward into the unknown.
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