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Touch the Desert - Namaqua - Namibia ....
« on: December 31, 2017, 08:47:42 pm »
Happy 2018 from TDT - in Luderitz tonight ...
Full story to follow next year sometime ...

Preview...
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Re: Shake Rattle & Roll - Namaqua - Namibia ....
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2017, 08:53:46 pm »
Preview cont....
Till next year ...  ;)
 

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Re: Shake Rattle & Roll - Namaqua - Namibia ....
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2017, 08:57:08 pm »
happy happy happy  :thumleft: :hello2: :headbang: :king: :occasion16: :occasion18: :occasion5:

Looking fwd to the report, were suppose to be Swakop myself
Live each day as if it's your last................just ride.....

Ride the wind...... Race the rain...... Chase the sunset

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Re: Shake Rattle & Roll - Namaqua - Namibia ....
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2017, 09:00:53 pm »
happy happy happy  :thumleft: :hello2: :headbang: :king: :occasion16: :occasion18: :occasion5:

Looking fwd to the report, were suppose to be Swakop myself

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Re: Shake Rattle & Roll - Namaqua - Namibia ....
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2018, 08:19:19 am »
I love that place - cant wait for the report  :thumleft:
Sometimes you don't need a plan, just balls :)
I'd rather ... be riding my motorcycle and thinking about God than sitting ... in Church and thinking about my motorcycle.
 
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Re: Shake Rattle & Roll - Namaqua - Namibia ....
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2018, 01:12:09 pm »
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Re: Shake Rattle & Roll - Namaqua - Namibia ....
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2018, 01:24:37 pm »
I get so jealous when I read about these long trips, but thanks for posting as it is how I keep the wanderlust alive.
Waiting for the rest :thumleft:
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Re: Shake Rattle & Roll - Namaqua - Namibia ....
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2018, 02:00:00 pm »
lucky buggers  , very nice
just wanna have fun , and ride ... and ....... ride
 
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Re: Shake Rattle & Roll - Namaqua - Namibia ....
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2018, 06:49:23 pm »
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Re: Shake Rattle & Roll - Namaqua - Namibia ....
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2018, 08:20:55 pm »
Lucky bliksem!

Why do you keep taking the tube out of the front wheel ...?

That AT looks like it got hi-jacked by two silver aasblikke ...   Lekker in Namibia ne?

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Re: Shake Rattle & Roll - Namaqua - Namibia ....
« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2018, 01:55:39 am »
 :drif:  Will be looking forward to this report, Mr. XRRX  :thumleft:

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Re: Shake Rattle & Roll - Namaqua - Namibia ....
« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2018, 08:41:42 am »
Lekker

Looking forward to this report  :deal:
Pass this way once!
 

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Re: Shake Rattle & Roll - Namaqua - Namibia ....
« Reply #12 on: January 04, 2018, 09:48:13 pm »
Lucky bliksem!

Why do you keep taking the tube out of the front wheel ...?

That AT looks like it got hi-jacked by two silver assblikke ...   Lekker in Namibia ne?

 8)

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Re: Shake Rattle & Roll - Namaqua - Namibia ....
« Reply #13 on: January 04, 2018, 09:59:20 pm »
We're back in "civilization" ...  ::)

I belief it will take me a few days to try and compile a ride report and sort out the more than 600 pictures ...  :patch:

Yes I'm tired, but the past 9 days of my life was "stunning" !!!
We "only" did 3100km (budget & time doesn't allow for more  :-[), but what we've seen and experienced in this actually short distance, is just simply amazing and indeed a privilege for which I'm grateful !!!

Just a few random "starter" pictures as seen by the author's camera:

First few - Namaqualand/West Coast ...
 

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Re: Shake Rattle & Roll - Namaqua - Namibia ....
« Reply #14 on: January 04, 2018, 10:02:29 pm »
Some random one's from Namibia ...
 

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Re: Shake Rattle & Roll - Namaqua - Namibia ....
« Reply #15 on: January 04, 2018, 10:04:52 pm »
Last few before I hit the sack ...
 

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Re: Touch the Desert - Namaqua - Namibia ....
« Reply #16 on: January 05, 2018, 08:17:12 am »
Brilliant. Keep em coming
Pass this way once!
 
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Re: Touch the Desert - Namaqua - Namibia ....
« Reply #17 on: January 05, 2018, 12:02:55 pm »
Woensdag 27 Desember 2017 - at last !!!

We met at Chinno's Coffee Shop at Paddagat in George at 8am - suppose ...  ::)
Skolla realized the Triumph's licence disc was expiring on 29 Des, and as we were not sure whether Namibia will acknowledge the 21 days leeway like here, it was decided that best is for him to take out the new disc before leaving! Then I realized  :o I need a "Exit Letter" from BMW Insurance!!! Fortunately Janine from Lynn Schroeder BMW came to my saving and assisted me in getting one - she actually emailed it to my cell later the day - THANKS JANINE !!!

So we were able to start negotiating George's holiday traffic by 9:30am. To make up some time, we took the tar over a similar busy Outeniqua Pass to Oudtshoorn, and then across the Swartberg Pass. At "Kobus se Gat" we stopped for a cold one and the first "cheers" - just to calm the nerves a bit  :snorting:

Swartberg Pass was also extremely busy and dusty, and plan was to enjoy Lunch at "Prickly Pear" in Prins Albert - but just to find they've closed down !!!  :'( :'(
 

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Re: Touch the Desert - Namaqua - Namibia ....
« Reply #18 on: January 05, 2018, 12:08:02 pm »
With "Prickly Pear" being closed - and Prins Albert also a bee-hive of activity, we decided to go for "Prins Albert Weg". We arrived there in the heat of the day, and quiet hungry!!!
Re-fuelled the bikes, and then some "Road-Kill" "sarmies" from a funny red container shop  :o - but boy was it good!!!  :biggrin: ;)
 

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Re: Touch the Desert - Namaqua - Namibia ....
« Reply #19 on: January 05, 2018, 12:16:56 pm »
From "Prins Albert Weg" we went to Merweville - quiet and hot!!!
Then the fun really started with the amazing route over "Rammelkop" to Sutherland !!!  :biggrin:
After taking the pictures on "Rammelkop" - my GS gave me a big "skrik" ! It started normally, but when I pulled off, it started to "hoes & poep", and died about 20meters later :o :o :'( Started up right away, and mercifully never repeated that !!!  O0 :thumleft: