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Offline Mikie

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Re: Travels through Godís own motorcycle country
« Reply #20 on: September 20, 2017, 08:22:44 am »
No Pics, I am failing to feel the enthusiasm as the others are about your report  :imaposer:

Come sort it out, I also wanna get excited
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Re: Travels through Godís own motorcycle country
« Reply #21 on: September 20, 2017, 08:29:12 am »
Oh godamn bloody Google Photos. OK fixed with another host but I better get this sorted before we proceed.

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Re: Travels through Godís own motorcycle country
« Reply #22 on: September 20, 2017, 08:33:15 am »
Oh godamn bloody Google Photos. OK fixed with another host but I better get this sorted before we proceed.

What's the problem with Google photos?  Should be fine if you use the right location and security settings?
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Re: Travels through Godís own motorcycle country
« Reply #23 on: September 20, 2017, 09:00:32 am »
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Re: Travels through Godís own motorcycle country
« Reply #24 on: September 20, 2017, 09:31:20 am »
Ahhh fukkit....there goes my productivity !!

Another epic in the making....get on with it please !!
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Re: Travels through Godís own motorcycle country
« Reply #25 on: September 20, 2017, 12:14:20 pm »
Ahhh fukkit....there goes my productivity !!

Another epic in the making....get on with it please !!
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Re: Travels through Godís own motorcycle country
« Reply #26 on: September 20, 2017, 01:14:30 pm »
Stunning place to ride and the pics do it justice!
 

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Re: Travels through Godís own motorcycle country
« Reply #27 on: September 20, 2017, 02:19:47 pm »
Ai Caramba--VIVA!

This looks good already ...

 8)
« Last Edit: September 25, 2017, 06:42:42 pm by Ian in Great Brak River »
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Re: Travels through Godís own motorcycle country
« Reply #28 on: September 20, 2017, 03:17:06 pm »
Sounds like a British gangster movie by Guy Richie.  Was there strippers?

You mean like...


?

I got bad news for you lot. My bunch are being as pig headed reluctant as an incoherent pikey bare-knuckle boxer locked in a caravan. Yadda yadda work, blah blah headspace, na na naaa family etc. Dull as dish water.

Torrents of foul mouthed abuse may help - aimed particularly at the Midge. Key word of advice - he's about as subtle as an elephant in a bird bath, so 'av at it. With any luck he'll come out swinging, and a glorious sight that is... all half size, spitting, and venomous, like a furious little rabbit woken from his midday nap.
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Re: Travels through Godís own motorcycle country
« Reply #29 on: September 20, 2017, 03:51:52 pm »
skraaip    :sip:


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Re: Travels through Godís own motorcycle country
« Reply #30 on: September 20, 2017, 07:45:21 pm »
Sounds like a British gangster movie by Guy Richie.  Was there strippers?

You mean like...


?

I got bad news for you lot. My bunch are being as pig headed reluctant as an incoherent pikey bare-knuckle boxer locked in a caravan. Yadda yadda work, blah blah headspace, na na naaa family etc. Dull as dish water.

Torrents of foul mouthed abuse may help - aimed particularly at the Midge. Key word of advice - he's about as subtle as an elephant in a bird bath, so 'av at it. With any luck he'll come out swinging, and a glorious sight that is... all half size, spitting, and venomous, like a furious little rabbit woken from his midday nap.
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Re: Travels through Godís own motorcycle country
« Reply #31 on: September 20, 2017, 10:16:42 pm »
And... ?  O0

I've been waiting for this one, so get on with it please.

Little sidenote: MTP, now that you have ridden both, how does Doodsakker compare to Kaokoland & Damaraland combo? Is it worth the hassle of getting Angolan visa (which is PITA with my non-SA passport), or would you just rather do Kaokoland again? Ta

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Re: Travels through Godís own motorcycle country
« Reply #32 on: September 21, 2017, 12:52:21 am »
Now this is going to be a good read


Little sidenote: MTP, now that you have ridden both, how does Doodsakker compare to Kaokoland & Damaraland combo? Is it worth the hassle of getting Angolan visa (which is PITA with my non-SA passport), or would you just rather do Kaokoland again? Ta

I'm also quite interested what you think MTP. Planning my trip up north for December I'm thinking to stick it to just Namibia
 
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Re: Travels through Godís own motorcycle country
« Reply #33 on: September 21, 2017, 01:09:15 am »
Sho, this is a big one. Christmas came early on WD!

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Re: Travels through Godís own motorcycle country
« Reply #34 on: September 21, 2017, 06:35:41 am »
If the Missus catch me in front of the PC reading this report after spending almost 3 weeks in Nam on the same route, I might end up in trouble.  :peepwall:

Looking forward though. O0 O0 O0
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Re: Travels through Godís own motorcycle country
« Reply #35 on: September 21, 2017, 09:16:38 am »
I'd been hankering after a bike trip to Damara and Kaokoland for years, but believe it or not, it wasn't without considerable persuasion that I joined this motley crew. In spite of the fact that they are all some of the finest specimens of humanity, and that I truly felt honoured to have been invited, I had a strong sense of trepidation in joining them. I knew for one that since this was not going to be one of those dirt highway trips, I'd in all likelihood be operating on the edge or outside my skill envelope a lot of the time. The Rock-Star, Ian, has a magnetic penchant for sand. He seeks it out wherever it is, and heads for it like a dog that's caught the scent of a bitch on heat. I on the other hand, have always looked at it as the enemy, and coward that I am I've always sought devious ways to avoid it at all costs.  "Ha", said the Rock-Star, "You'll be styling it by the end of this trip!"

So it was that I, the charlatan prof, reluctantly traded my pristine and super-civilised 990R for a dirty tart of a bike. For reasons of compromise, I settled on a 690 - an imperfect machine in more ways than the 990 is perfect. But it is lighter, this one had the required fuel range, that motor is actually quite impressive.... I suppose if I'm to be honest, I always knew where the weak link was going to be. I was just trying to talk myself out of it all. The trepidation was strong, but the boys were not taking no for an answer, and their excitement was infectious.
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Re: Travels through Godís own motorcycle country
« Reply #36 on: September 21, 2017, 10:37:19 am »
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Re: Travels through Godís own motorcycle country
« Reply #37 on: September 21, 2017, 11:04:18 am »
And... ?  O0

I've been waiting for this one, so get on with it please.

Little sidenote: MTP, now that you have ridden both, how does Doodsakker compare to Kaokoland & Damaraland combo? Is it worth the hassle of getting Angolan visa (which is PITA with my non-SA passport), or would you just rather do Kaokoland again? Ta

Hmmm. Thought this may come up, and I did think about it as we were riding. Honestly, I think north-west Namibia is in a sensational league of its own in terms of emptiness, wild animals and the sheers size and scope of the vistas. It's the one I'd go back to - probably repeatedly.

However, south-western Angola is definitely worth the effort. The beach area is untouched in a way I've never seen before - the million-strong armies of crabs, the flocks of birds that make the sky go dark, the dune fields you can ride through unlike the Skeleton coast park limits. Crossing the huge stony desert to get to the coast and then the couple hundred kays up the beach is really special. And the culture, people and difference of Angola really stands out. Unfortunately the mined legacy means I'd probably be reluctant to just rampage off-track like you may elsewhere, but it's still a sensational ride. I'd definitely make the effort, but your balls are way bigger than mine if you're thinking of doing that alone.

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Re: Travels through Godís own motorcycle country
« Reply #38 on: September 21, 2017, 11:16:27 am »

Hmmm. Thought this may come up, and I did think about it as we were riding. Honestly, I think north-west Namibia is in a sensational league of its own in terms of emptiness, wild animals and the sheers size and scope of the vistas. It's the one I'd go back to - probably repeatedly.

However, south-western Angola is definitely worth the effort. The beach area is untouched in a way I've never seen before - the million-strong armies of crabs, the flocks of birds that make the sky go dark, the dune fields you can ride through unlike the Skeleton coast park limits. Crossing the huge stony desert to get to the coast and then the couple hundred kays up the beach is really special. And the culture, people and difference of Angola really stands out. Unfortunately the mined legacy means I'd probably be reluctant to just rampage off-track like you may elsewhere, but it's still a sensational ride. I'd definitely make the effort, but your balls are way bigger than mine if you're thinking of doing that alone.

Thank you, that is what I thought  :thumleft: I'll have a look at what it actually takes to get Angolan visa - I may as well do them both if I will head up that way. And it has nothing to do with balls, probably just a wire missing somewhere.

Now can you get going on the report...  :peepwall: I'm keen to find out if you were able to do the  Crowther trail without getting confronted by anybody.

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Re: Travels through Godís own motorcycle country
« Reply #39 on: September 22, 2017, 07:10:18 am »
Ha - Kom Kom Max and Kie!!!

We are waiting!! Looks VERY good  :drif:
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