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Re: Namakwa 4x4 and the Road to hell! Some things should not be done
« Reply #20 on: March 13, 2018, 01:29:14 pm »
 :thumleft: thanks for sharing, well written. looks like a blast, in time the story will be worth the suffering and kakking off.  :ricky:
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« Reply #21 on: March 13, 2018, 01:36:37 pm »
I can see a 500 in your future   :imaposer:

Actually now less than ever. But more on that later.
(also, keep in mind the trip wasnt that challenging, cant go buy a 500 for one pass/5km road and then not enjoy the rest of the 800km trip)

 :thumleft:Molt3n for a guy that made a few, let's just call it - minder slim - decisions on Saturday, this is a clever comment.  ;D The big bikes are so very capable.
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« Reply #22 on: March 13, 2018, 01:42:13 pm »
We've all made fairly kak decisions at some time or other  ;D. I take my hat off to you as I've been up there in a 4x4 many years ago. Would not like to take a big duelie on that pass at all.

But you will now be King of the braai stories for some time to come  :biggrin:.
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Re: Namakwa 4x4 and the Road to hell! Some things should not be done
« Reply #23 on: March 13, 2018, 01:49:33 pm »
Lekker Martin!
My gebreekte duim begin sommer pyn as ek die lees  :sip:
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Re: Namakwa 4x4 and the Road to hell! Some things should not be done
« Reply #24 on: March 13, 2018, 01:51:13 pm »
Baie interessante RR van julle avontuur.

Baie dankie vir die deel  :thumleft:
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Re: Namakwa 4x4 and the Road to hell! Some things should not be done
« Reply #25 on: March 13, 2018, 04:28:11 pm »
Hell of a ride!  Well done guys!!!   :sip:  :thumleft:
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Re: Namakwa 4x4 and the Road to hell! Some things should not be done
« Reply #26 on: March 13, 2018, 05:17:25 pm »


If the video is showing...
First of Philip descending. In the video you can see its very steep, to the point of him losing control and the bike taking a hard hit.



And then the second video was Philip charging uphill.

It was very tough. Philip is a much better rider than me
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Re: Namakwa 4x4 and the Road to hell! Some things should not be done
« Reply #27 on: March 13, 2018, 05:24:43 pm »
Wow! To have made it through TRTH on big bikes! You guys may take a bow and feast on complimentary drinks for years!

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Re: Namakwa 4x4 and the Road to hell! Some things should not be done
« Reply #28 on: March 13, 2018, 07:22:58 pm »
So we found ourselves on the last stretch of the first half of the Namakwa 4x4. It was still early but we were tired. But as the kilometres went by we got our second wind and soon we were having a blast again. It really is a very scenic route and we did a few stops to take a few pictures.

We rode to the tar road between Springbok and Vioolsdrift and visited the Spur in Springbok. Seems like the town is booming, actually have a mall now. I was still deeply tired, philip not so much as he slept a lkt more. Some coffee and steak later I felt a lot better and we decided not to stay there but sleep over at Kammieskroon.
« Last Edit: March 13, 2018, 07:26:52 pm by m0lt3n »
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Re: Namakwa 4x4 and the Road to hell! Some things should not be done
« Reply #29 on: March 13, 2018, 07:41:45 pm »
Klink na n lekker trip !
Soos die weermag....lekker gewees... as mens agterna daaroor praat..
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Re: Namakwa 4x4 and the Road to hell! Some things should not be done
« Reply #30 on: March 13, 2018, 07:44:00 pm »
From Springbok to Kammieskroon there is a nice dirt road paralel to the main tar road for most of the sistance. We did this, but did not enjoy it to much as it was almost a gravel highway but with the sun at such a position that you could not discern imperfections, sand patches or rocks. Fortunately it soon changed to a narrower more scenic road. I was a joy and I would like to come vack and explore more roads in the area. It really ended up being a very nice road.

At Kammieskroon I tried to catch a nap but could not, and it being a Sunday I had trouble getting something to eat after 5pm. In the end settling on some sandwitches from a coffee shop. I was really hoping for  some proper food, my body had a lot of recovering to do.

Philip had a radiator leak, and him not being able to sit and do nothing, he continued stripping his bike till he found the leak. Fortunately it wasnt a big issue with the 950 still able to ride about 3hrs before requiring water.
« Last Edit: March 13, 2018, 07:46:36 pm by m0lt3n »
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Re: Namakwa 4x4 and the Road to hell! Some things should not be done
« Reply #31 on: March 13, 2018, 07:45:31 pm »
Ek ken daai k@k, en daai pad, dis sy ding daai...

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Re: Namakwa 4x4 and the Road to hell! Some things should not be done
« Reply #32 on: March 13, 2018, 08:21:30 pm »
Daai kaal strook vol klippe waarna verwys word as "Road" to hell kan nie eintlik kwalifiseer as n pad nie. Lyk meer soos n one way ticket, maar ek is bly julle kon dit weer uit maak al was dit sukkel-sukkel.
 

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Re: Namakwa 4x4 and the Road to hell! Some things should not be done
« Reply #33 on: March 13, 2018, 09:09:09 pm »
Which brings me to Monday morning.
After we fell asleep at 7pm we were awake at around 5:20am. I really looked forward to the day's riding as the plan was to go back to Pofadder via Gamoep and the R358. But I recieved some bad news.

My wife messaged me that she was hearing footsteps around the house and the dogs was uneasy. I got a friend to make a turn there and it turns out my dogs, my children before the children, was poisoned and my bakkie was stolen.

I mentioned earlier that I want a 500 even less now. This is why. I was home at 11:30am. This after being hugely frustrated with being limited at high speed by a headshake and struggling to see as I was crying like a baby into my helmet. I left Philip to continue home on his own time and collect the FJ and trailer in Pofadder.

Pictures: 1st pic is my new Anlas after 300km, after doing Road to hell.
2nd pic is my tyre currently. Actually ripped all knobs of before Pofadder but still continued like that all the way to home without issues.
« Last Edit: March 13, 2018, 09:14:55 pm by m0lt3n »
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Re: Namakwa 4x4 and the Road to hell! Some things should not be done
« Reply #34 on: March 13, 2018, 09:38:30 pm »
Jayzuz!

I told you not to go down there.

Thank fuck you didnít listen. Now you have the story!

Bet you wonít do that again 😂

Sorry to hear about your bakkie.

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Re: Namakwa 4x4 and the Road to hell! Some things should not be done
« Reply #35 on: March 13, 2018, 10:00:48 pm »
^ haha something like that.

I think I will become a regular there now. Its awesome riding.
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Re: Namakwa 4x4 and the Road to hell! Some things should not be done
« Reply #36 on: March 14, 2018, 03:53:32 am »
Damn good rr and damn good road you guys did.  Respect.   :thumleft:  :thumleft:

Sorry a good story had to end like it did.  Sorry to hear about your "children" and bakkie.   :'(
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Re: Namakwa 4x4 and the Road to hell! Some things should not be done
« Reply #37 on: March 14, 2018, 07:46:52 am »
Dit was a regte GETAWAY, even a nag onder die stere deurgebring. Thanx Martin.  :thumleft:
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« Reply #38 on: March 14, 2018, 08:07:21 am »
F**kers who kill dogs need to be strung up by the balls.

You got lucky that tire did not blow out at high speed.......  :o
 

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« Reply #39 on: March 14, 2018, 09:57:36 am »
Sorry to hear about your dogs but by the looks of it things could've been worse.

Pictures: 1st pic is my new Anlas after 300km, after doing Road to hell.

Did you do any KMs on the tyres before the trip?

I am struggling to picture the route? Did you go sort of from Goodhouse along the river? How did you get from RTH to Vioolsdrif? I can only see river beds no marked roads.

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