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Re: Touch the Desert - Namaqua - Namibia ....
« Reply #160 on: January 09, 2018, 03:33:32 pm »
Faark, I could drill that Brandvlei burger right now. Lekker RR, thanks for posting.

I know you've been keen on an AT for a while now, did a long trip like this riding in the company of one reaffirm that?
 
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Re: Touch the Desert - Namaqua - Namibia ....
« Reply #161 on: January 09, 2018, 04:11:14 pm »
Faark, I could drill that Brandvlei burger right now. Lekker RR, thanks for posting.

I know you've been keen on an AT for a while now, did a long trip like this riding in the company of one reaffirm that?

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Regarding your question on the AT - yes, absolutely!! It is THE bike to go to remote places as far as I'm concerned!! Nothing seems to fuss it in the least ... It is heavier on fuel than my 800 - approx. 2l/tank roughly, but it did carry more weight than my bike, as well as the additional wind resistance of those two HUGE aluminium boxes!!  :o ::)
My choice would be the new Adventure Sports version with the 24l tank ...  ;) :drif:
 

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Re: Touch the Desert - Namaqua - Namibia ....
« Reply #162 on: January 09, 2018, 04:18:46 pm »
Brandvlei to Williston is a nice road in the sense that the scenery changes more frequently, and the conditions is as such that you won't start "day-dreaming", you need to focus a bit to choose as well as stay in the correct track ... 
 
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Re: Touch the Desert - Namaqua - Namibia ....
« Reply #163 on: January 09, 2018, 04:28:35 pm »
We arrived in Williston quite dehydrated, after 338km gravel and one flat, and stopped at "Manna's" for a cold one ... We ended up deciding to call it a day - not as far as we wanted to be, but no rush really, and went on to enjoy some supper there too - great place!!! Williston must be the most improved  Karoo town I've seen in years!!! They've even installed overhead cameras in some streets, so the crime rate has apparently been reduced dramatically too!  :thumleft: :thumleft:
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Re: Touch the Desert - Namaqua - Namibia ....
« Reply #164 on: January 09, 2018, 04:47:46 pm »
What was the tally on the flat tires between the bikes? Which one had the most?
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Re: Touch the Desert - Namaqua - Namibia ....
« Reply #165 on: January 09, 2018, 05:00:10 pm »
Ek smaak daai brood ma wat de hel is in daai sopbak? Fetakaas bo op wat? :eek7:
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Re: Touch the Desert - Namaqua - Namibia ....
« Reply #166 on: January 09, 2018, 05:50:56 pm »
Ek smaak daai brood ma wat de hel is in daai sopbak? Fetakaas bo op wat? :eek7:

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Re: Touch the Desert - Namaqua - Namibia ....
« Reply #167 on: January 09, 2018, 06:03:02 pm »
Hierdie is soos 'n RR moet lyk  :thumleft: Tx for sharing.  :ricky:
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Re: Touch the Desert - Namaqua - Namibia ....
« Reply #168 on: January 09, 2018, 06:06:53 pm »
Ek smaak daai brood ma wat de hel is in daai sopbak? Fetakaas bo op wat? :eek7:

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In Williston?!! :o
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Re: Touch the Desert - Namaqua - Namibia ....
« Reply #169 on: January 09, 2018, 07:37:52 pm »
Ek smaak daai brood ma wat de hel is in daai sopbak? Fetakaas bo op wat? :eek7:

Dalk slakke?
In Williston?!! :o
Ek dink dis lamballetjies met knoffelsous oor en op die menu staan Karoo Brakbos Slakke!! :deal: ;) :lol8:

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Re: Touch the Desert - Namaqua - Namibia ....
« Reply #170 on: January 09, 2018, 07:39:37 pm »
What was the tally on the flat tires between the bikes? Which one had the most?

Just the 2 - both me ...  :-[ :-[  Both snake-bites, and my front tyre pressure was always actually a bit too hard - 2 -2,2 Bar ...  :-\
 

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Re: Touch the Desert - Namaqua - Namibia ....
« Reply #171 on: January 09, 2018, 07:41:24 pm »
Ek smaak daai brood ma wat de hel is in daai sopbak? Fetakaas bo op wat? :eek7:
Ek smaak daai brood ma wat de hel is in daai sopbak? Fetakaas bo op wat? :eek7:

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Ek smaak daai brood ma wat de hel is in daai sopbak? Fetakaas bo op wat? :eek7:

Dalk slakke?
In Williston?!! :o
Ek dink dis lamballetjies met knoffelsous oor en op die menu staan Karoo Brakbos Slakke!! :deal: ;) :lol8:

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Normal standard Italian Pasta, with Karoo Chicken; Feta and a white sauce ...  :lol8: :P :P
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Re: Touch the Desert - Namaqua - Namibia ....
« Reply #172 on: January 09, 2018, 07:52:29 pm »
... and then - after the "suspect" but great Karoo dish - we headed past the Williston Mall  ::), and out on the Fraserburg road, 10km, then right at a farm signpost - Zandvlakte or Zandfontein or Zand - something ...

Great, clean and well equipped place at an extremely reasonable price at a wonderful old couple!!!  :thumleft: :thumleft:
 

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Re: Touch the Desert - Namaqua - Namibia ....
« Reply #173 on: January 09, 2018, 07:58:48 pm »
The "Tannie" loves empty bottles filled with coloured water - and it does give some colour to the desert ...
... as does Williston's few peaceful lights in the background ...  ;)
 

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Re: Touch the Desert - Namaqua - Namibia ....
« Reply #174 on: January 09, 2018, 08:51:24 pm »
Day 9 - Thursday 4 Jan 2018: ... :'(

Jip, all good things has to end hey ...

The last day of any successful trip always have me in two minds:
1.   Sad - the last day ...
2.   Excited - to see the family and pets ::) again ...

We actually wanted to camp in a dry riverbed in the Oukloofpass the previous night, but mainly due to the flat tyre and maybe some laziness, we never got to that ...  :(
We have done Oukloof a few times previously, so I suggested we leave that and the camping idea for another time... Let's just take the straighter and unfortunately tar Theekloof Pass route to LeeuGamka...
 

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Re: Touch the Desert - Namaqua - Namibia ....
« Reply #175 on: January 09, 2018, 08:56:03 pm »
Even being tar - the Theekloof Pass is beautiful & a spirited ride - even on dirty laden adv bikes!!!
And then a last re-fuel and great breakfast at LeeuGamka ...
 

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« Reply #176 on: January 09, 2018, 09:00:20 pm »
Thanks for a champion report  :thumleft:
 
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Re: Touch the Desert - Namaqua - Namibia ....
« Reply #177 on: January 09, 2018, 09:05:12 pm »
The last day was also the "hottest" - 40+ degree Celsius all the way - even 36 in George!!  :o ???

From LeeuGamka we had a fast ride to Prins Albert on the gravel, and then across the Swartberg Pass - crowded and dangerous - compliments from tourists!!!  >:(
 

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Re: Touch the Desert - Namaqua - Namibia ....
« Reply #178 on: January 09, 2018, 09:11:26 pm »
      One of the best RR's in a long time!!  Ek hou veral van jou positiewe kommentaar oor klein dorpies en hul mense .Dis hoe bikers vriende maak.
 
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Re: Touch the Desert - Namaqua - Namibia ....
« Reply #179 on: January 09, 2018, 09:15:05 pm »
... and the final two toasts - one at "Tweede water" - Swartbergpass, and the last one in Oudtshoorn, before the split - Dawie via Robinson Pass to Mosselbay, and myself via Outeniqua Pass to George ...

Thanks to everybody that took the time to read our story!!  :thumleft: ;)
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