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Re: Touch the Desert - Namaqua - Namibia ....
« Reply #140 on: January 08, 2018, 07:41:37 pm »
My "wish list" vir hierdie toer was:

En toe kom jy agter jy sal weer moet gaan en nog n slag en dan daarna elke jaar sodra jy begin kaarte blaai op die toilet. :deal:
Daai land los jou nie. :deal:
Met my het dit begin met amper twee jaar se sit agter n beeslorrie se stuurwiel. ;)
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Re: Touch the Desert - Namaqua - Namibia ....
« Reply #141 on: January 08, 2018, 07:44:00 pm »
Leaving Namibia - entering RSA at Onseepkans ...

 

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Re: Touch the Desert - Namaqua - Namibia ....
« Reply #142 on: January 08, 2018, 07:44:53 pm »
My "wish list" vir hierdie toer was:

En toe kom jy agter jy sal weer moet gaan en nog n slag en dan daarna elke jaar sodra jy begin kaarte blaai op die toilet. :deal:
Daai land los jou nie. :deal:
Met my het dit begin met amper twee jaar se sit agter n beeslorrie se stuurwiel. ;)

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Re: Touch the Desert - Namaqua - Namibia ....
« Reply #143 on: January 08, 2018, 07:48:44 pm »
After a cool drink at Onseepkans, we discovered the 40 odd km laboratory where Einstein discovered and perfected "CORRUGATIONS" ... FAAAARK towards Pofadder !!!
 :o :o :o
 

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Re: Touch the Desert - Namaqua - Namibia ....
« Reply #144 on: January 08, 2018, 07:53:48 pm »
Baie netjies.  Dankie vir die nice RR.   :thumleft: :thumleft:

Yip, Karasburg is 'n hool, daar moet jy net "hit and run".  Daai plek het my nog nooit aangestaan nie.  Warmbad was selwers 'n moerse teleurstelling vir ons gewees.
Is ook maar goed jy het nie nou al die goeie goed gesien nie, nou moet jy 'n volgende keer gaan en kyk.    :biggrin: 

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Re: Touch the Desert - Namaqua - Namibia ....
« Reply #145 on: January 08, 2018, 07:56:31 pm »
After a cool drink at Onseepkans, we discovered the 40 odd km laboratory where Einstein discovered and perfected "CORRUGATIONS" ... FAAAARK towards Pofadder !!!
 :o :o :o

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Re: Touch the Desert - Namaqua - Namibia ....
« Reply #146 on: January 08, 2018, 08:28:44 pm »
After a cool drink at Onseepkans, we discovered the 40 odd km laboratory where Einstein discovered and perfected "CORRUGATIONS" ... FAAAARK towards Pofadder !!!
 :o :o :o

 :biggrin:  :biggrin:  K@k op sy beste.   :eek7:  :eek7:

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Re: Touch the Desert - Namaqua - Namibia ....
« Reply #147 on: January 08, 2018, 08:48:59 pm »
    Geen foto kan wys hoe swak daai Pofadderpad regtig is nie!!! Baie dankie vir n lekkerlees RR.  :thumleft:
 
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Re: Touch the Desert - Namaqua - Namibia ....
« Reply #148 on: January 09, 2018, 05:15:58 am »
After a cool drink at Onseepkans, we discovered the 40 odd km laboratory where Einstein discovered and perfected "CORRUGATIONS" ... FAAAARK towards Pofadder !!!
 :o :o :o

 :biggrin:  :biggrin:  K@k op sy beste.   :eek7:  :eek7:

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Re: Touch the Desert - Namaqua - Namibia ....
« Reply #149 on: January 09, 2018, 08:50:07 am »
What an awesome RR :thumleft: :thumleft:

How did the bikes perform?
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Re: Touch the Desert - Namaqua - Namibia ....
« Reply #150 on: January 09, 2018, 09:06:02 am »
What an awesome RR :thumleft: :thumleft:

How did the bikes perform?

They've all performed flawlessly!!! Well, neither rider/owner complained ...  :biggrin:  :thumbsup:
 

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Re: Touch the Desert - Namaqua - Namibia ....
« Reply #151 on: January 09, 2018, 09:14:04 am »
First stop in Pofadder was the Hotel ...  :-[ ... to get some fluids into our dried-out bodies, so we can think and find accommodation ...
Must say the Hotel's prices is also very acceptable!

Dawie did some research and found us a small "granny-flat" - place called "Lekkerbly" - not the website "Lekkerbly" ...
Now this was really a great find!!! More friendly and hospitable people you won't find, at very reasonable prices in a clean, well equipped and quiet environment ...  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Touch the Desert - Namaqua - Namibia ....
« Reply #152 on: January 09, 2018, 09:24:10 am »
Now I have been riding a spare air-filter along for 2500km now, and decided it was time to install it. Old one was quite dirty, especially when I emptied it on a white A4 page - lots of red Namib sand ...  :o

We walked to town to buy drinks and meat, and then a "rustige" Namaqualand "braai" - under the full moon!!!

BTW - the local Foodzone sells excellent meat!!!
 

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Re: Touch the Desert - Namaqua - Namibia ....
« Reply #153 on: January 09, 2018, 09:42:10 am »
I really have to say - I love Pofadder !!!  :3some:

Now what a small world!!!  :o :o If you've followed this RR, you will remember that Dawie & me did a wonderful stretch of "Mountain dirt" between Kamieskroon and Springbok on Day3. Now it turned out that we rode across our Lekkerbly's host - Uncle Alwyn's farm!! Now people - he is quite a character !!!  :lol8: 8) He just wanted us to come and braai on his own fire ... He assured us that it is only 20 out of 365 days per year that he doesn't braai - and on those 20days he makes "potjie-kos" outside in the braai!!!  :eek7: :imaposer:

We later joined him, his wife and son "Alwie" - an excellent musician - with some other guests around their braai ... Alwie entertained everybody with live music - and in between father Alwyn entertained us with his Namaqualand stories ...  :thumleft: :thumleft: :lol8:

I ended up buying a CD - look out for "Alwie Carstens" - if you like some serious genuine Namaqualand music - many of the songs written by his mother!!  :thumleft: :thumleft:
 

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Re: Touch the Desert - Namaqua - Namibia ....
« Reply #154 on: January 09, 2018, 12:10:20 pm »
Thanx for the RR, this was a very nice read! Enjoyed every moment thereof.
 
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Re: Touch the Desert - Namaqua - Namibia ....
« Reply #155 on: January 09, 2018, 02:39:00 pm »
Day 8 - Wednesday 3 January:

From Pofadder we aimed as straight as possible for Prins Albert. We left a bit late, and took the dirt to Brandvlei via Halfway. Standard Karoo gravel with the normal 3 tracks and "middle-mannetjies"  and "side-mannetjies" with fine loose gravel ... Closer to Halfway there is some surprises, one that almost caught me out while day-dreaming at 120 !!  :o :-[

I was still cruising "lekka" in the left track - when suddenly like a heap of spreaded out fine gravel/coarse sand was in front of me ...  :o Simultaneously I noticed that the other 2 tracks goes around this approx. 20m long obstacle, but it was way too late for me ... So All I could do is open up ...  :patch:
I now know where the saying "sien jou gat" comes from - cause I could see my own number plate a few times ...  :eek7:

Nevertheless, we had one tall beer left - which I took for medical reasons at an old abandoned warehouse at Halfway station ...  only gave Dawie a little bit ... :laughing7:
 

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Re: Touch the Desert - Namaqua - Namibia ....
« Reply #156 on: January 09, 2018, 02:47:41 pm »
From Halfway to Brandvlei, the road becomes much more interesting ...  :biggrin:
Kalahari-boy was flying, while I took it a bit more careful - still a bit "bewerig" from the earlier fright ...  :P

Total distance is 221km from Pofadder to Brandvlei ...

Now what a surprise Brandvlei turned out to be!!! Super neat filling station and co-op with super cool air con, neat town and the great "Windpomp Restaurant" !!!  :thumleft: :thumleft:
 

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Re: Touch the Desert - Namaqua - Namibia ....
« Reply #157 on: January 09, 2018, 03:00:30 pm »
We really had a great time at this Restaurant - and I had a humdinger of a BURGER !!!  :eek7: :o :thumleft: :thumleft:

As we were leaving, a family walked in - the father asked who is the owner of the BMW outside - it has a flat!!!  :o :o ... thought he was joking, but not!!!  :'( :'(

Now slowly back to the co-op and neat filling station to get some shade for this schlepp ... Now remember - my spare tube now was the thin bicycle type one I bought on Day 3 in Springbok - and this is Brandvlei... The one that came from the wheel - snake-bite again with accompanying smiley in the rim ...  :xxbah:

a Guy at the co-op said the local tyre shop sell these kind of things ...  ::) ::)
While I was removing everything and getting everything ready, Dawie went to the tyre shop, and "wr@gtig" - a good old Kenda real bike tube at R150 in Brandvlei of all places ...  :ricky:

45 min later we were ready to go - just a bit sweaty!!!

It was getting late now after that "Mo@rse" burger and flat tyre, but we hook up for the 115km gravel to Williston ...
 

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Re: Touch the Desert - Namaqua - Namibia ....
« Reply #158 on: January 09, 2018, 03:17:54 pm »
Dankie Hannes, mooi RR sover en ook baie mooi fotos. HONDA GIVE YOU WINGZZZZ!  :angel7: :ricky:
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Re: Touch the Desert - Namaqua - Namibia ....
« Reply #159 on: January 09, 2018, 03:24:47 pm »
Thanks enjoying it  :ricky:
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