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Re: Richtersveld, 5 day adventure (video and lots of photos)
« Reply #20 on: May 31, 2018, 09:47:00 am »
Day 1:  Klein-Pella to Vioolsdrif
We took the Namakwa 4x4 route from K-Pella to Steinkoff where we refueled.
From Steinkoff we took an awesome 2 spoor all the way to Vioolsdrif.
I will let the photo's tell the story.
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Re: Richtersveld, 5 day adventure (video and lots of photos)
« Reply #21 on: May 31, 2018, 09:49:37 am »
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Re: Richtersveld, 5 day adventure (video and lots of photos)
« Reply #22 on: May 31, 2018, 09:50:21 am »
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Re: Richtersveld, 5 day adventure (video and lots of photos)
« Reply #23 on: May 31, 2018, 09:53:24 am »
Did you do Road to Hell?
Hi Xpat,  no we did not do road to hell.
Btw,  there are short sections in that Eksteenfontein to Kuboes route that are very similar in terrein to the "Road to Hell" road.
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Re: Richtersveld, 5 day adventure (video and lots of photos)
« Reply #24 on: May 31, 2018, 10:07:50 am »
Nice, Losper. We missed having you with us when we did Adam Kok's Road though! I know you can't be in two places at once.
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Re: Richtersveld, 5 day adventure (video and lots of photos)
« Reply #25 on: May 31, 2018, 01:05:09 pm »
Day 2: Vioolsdrif to Seeheim
We went thru the border just after 7am , refueled and had a hearty breakfast at Wimpy in Noordoewer.
We took  the Canchab 4x4 route thru the Aushenker reserve on our way to the Canyon Lodge where we had "a cup of tea" for refreshments. From there to the Visriver gorgre lookout and Canon roadlodge for lunch.
We took the high speed gravel highway to Seeheim where we stayed the night..
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Re: Richtersveld, 5 day adventure (video and lots of photos)
« Reply #26 on: May 31, 2018, 01:07:46 pm »
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Re: Richtersveld, 5 day adventure (video and lots of photos)
« Reply #27 on: May 31, 2018, 01:10:41 pm »
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Re: Richtersveld, 5 day adventure (video and lots of photos)
« Reply #28 on: May 31, 2018, 01:32:04 pm »
Geen fotos van manne wat Crogs dra? ;)
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Re: Richtersveld, 5 day adventure (video and lots of photos)
« Reply #29 on: May 31, 2018, 01:45:27 pm »
En geen bagasie.. wonder hoe lyk die onderbroeke.  :laughing4:

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Re: Richtersveld, 5 day adventure (video and lots of photos)
« Reply #30 on: May 31, 2018, 01:50:11 pm »
En geen bagasie.. wonder hoe lyk die onderbroeke.  :laughing4:
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Re: Richtersveld, 5 day adventure (video and lots of photos)
« Reply #31 on: May 31, 2018, 01:54:01 pm »
Great pics so far, can't wait for some more. My type of ride :sip:
 

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Re: Richtersveld, 5 day adventure (video and lots of photos)
« Reply #32 on: May 31, 2018, 02:29:14 pm »
Xpat,  yes it is the same section.
We did it south to north in 2015 and then it was already very technical, we did it north to south this time and it has deteriorated very very badly. The section in your picture is not the most difficult section. There is an extremely bad washed out section about 500meters north of your photo which is very very steep. It is probably doable on a 500 (with help) but almost impossible on a big bike. I do not recommend this track to anybody, it is pure hell on a big bike.

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« Reply #33 on: May 31, 2018, 02:40:04 pm »
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Re: Richtersveld, 5 day adventure (video and lots of photos)
« Reply #34 on: May 31, 2018, 02:46:27 pm »

Xpat,  yes it is the same section.
We did it south to north in 2015 and then it was already very technical, we did it north to south this time and it has deteriorated very very badly. The section in your picture is not the most difficult section. There is an extremely bad washed out section about 500meters north of your photo which is very very steep. It is probably doable on a 500 (with help) but almost impossible on a big bike. I do not recommend this track to anybody, it is pure hell on a big bike.
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Can you please send me a GPX of that section so I know exactly where it is please
Throttle Jockey,  the blue line just south of Kuboes, marked in a red circle.
Find the gpx file below the map
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Re: Richtersveld, 5 day adventure (video and lots of photos)
« Reply #35 on: May 31, 2018, 02:54:12 pm »

Xpat,  yes it is the same section.
We did it south to north in 2015 and then it was already very technical, we did it north to south this time and it has deteriorated very very badly. The section in your picture is not the most difficult section. There is an extremely bad washed out section about 500meters north of your photo which is very very steep. It is probably doable on a 500 (with help) but almost impossible on a big bike. I do not recommend this track to anybody, it is pure hell on a big bike.
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Can you please send me a GPX of that section so I know exactly where it is please
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Re: Richtersveld, 5 day adventure (video and lots of photos)
« Reply #36 on: May 31, 2018, 02:55:37 pm »
Whats the light blue section fro Eksteenfontein to Vioolsdrift like?
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Re: Richtersveld, 5 day adventure (video and lots of photos)
« Reply #37 on: May 31, 2018, 02:59:42 pm »
Whats the light blue section fro Eksteenfontein to Vioolsdrift like?
Awesome 2 spoor, small pebbles, becoming progressively sandy to extremely sandy closer to Viools.
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Re: Richtersveld, 5 day adventure (video and lots of photos)
« Reply #38 on: May 31, 2018, 03:05:40 pm »
Whats the light blue section fro Eksteenfontein to Vioolsdrift like?
Awesome 2 spoor, small pebbles, becoming progressively sandy to extremely sandy closer to Viools.

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Re: Richtersveld, 5 day adventure (video and lots of photos)
« Reply #39 on: May 31, 2018, 03:15:37 pm »
Day 3: Seeheim to Sendelingsdrift
From Seeheim to Rosh Pinah is a highspeed gravel highway, not very interesting but hey I am not complaining.
The plan was to cross the river using the pond at Sendelingsdrift but the river level was too high and we had to ride via Oranjemund, crossing the river using the long single lane bridge and then back to Sendelingsdrif.
First picture: filling up at Seeheim
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