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Re: Northern Namibia with my brother......and a few other clowns
« Reply #300 on: June 19, 2018, 03:48:55 pm »
We head off on the sandy track and it is as if we have just moved to another part of Heaven. The Marienfluss is something to behold and I find myself stopping every few 2-3 minutes to take in the scenery and take a few pics.




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« Reply #301 on: June 19, 2018, 03:54:24 pm »
We stop at a split in the tweespoor to confirm the track. A few guys follow the tracks of the cars and end up doing a sandy 20km detour    :peepwall:


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« Reply #302 on: June 19, 2018, 04:05:07 pm »
The pictures in the RR are really top-class  :thumleft: :laughing4:
 

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« Reply #303 on: June 19, 2018, 04:12:31 pm »
With an RR like this, how can i not?
Awesome pics, and I love the banter. How much did the BM rider pay to stay out of most of it so far?  O0
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Re: Northern Namibia with my brother......and a few other clowns
« Reply #304 on: June 19, 2018, 04:19:44 pm »
Hennie and the other two stooges were misled by Hennie's 1960's gps which could only load routes, and not tracks. This infamous gps named "Pinky" often led the three stooges on their own merry way, yet they luckily never got lost.
Hennie never seemed to be bothered by Pinky's behaviour, and always made his way to the camp somehow.
Janco, Steff and myself crossed the Marienfluss and found NoneKing taking pics of the scenery along the way. I knew then that he enjoyed the trip the way it should be enjoyed. It was good to see this guy, who seem to have everything, taking the time to admire the simple beauty of this place.
It happens on every trip though - This place does things to your heart and to your soul.
We waited for the guys who followed Pinky at the connection road, and it wasn't long before PK's Dr could be heard in the distance.
Peter told me prior to the trip that he was not a great sand rider.
Well, I can tell you that Pete was ripping up the sand over the Marienfluss as he came flying towards us.

After he joined us, we waited for another 15 minutes before the two Cruisers and the Pinky followers joined up with us, as we headed towards Rooidrom.

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Re: Northern Namibia with my brother......and a few other clowns
« Reply #305 on: June 19, 2018, 04:42:03 pm »
Mag hierdie RR nie gou klaarmaak nie!
@Noneking. Jou “suspense” tot jou volgende post is net net reg.....maar moet nou nie dit te lank uitrek nie


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« Reply #306 on: June 19, 2018, 05:08:17 pm »
I mean really..... have you ever seen anything like this?



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« Reply #307 on: June 19, 2018, 05:11:00 pm »
@trevo rides in front and I hang back with @JannievandieVaaldam , stopping with regular interval to take in the awesomeness.












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« Reply #308 on: June 19, 2018, 05:16:27 pm »
Things always happen for a reason..... :pot:
Dwerg is off on the wrong track and in the process gets snapped by Willie.

This is my favourite pic of the trip and will be going up on my man cave wall!












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Re: Northern Namibia with my brother......and a few other clowns
« Reply #309 on: June 19, 2018, 05:18:56 pm »
Marienfluss was some of my favourite riding ever. So glad I missed the track and did the extra 20 odd kays. The DR was in its element and so was I
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« Reply #310 on: June 19, 2018, 05:21:47 pm »
Things always happen for a reason..... :pot:
Dwerg is off on the wrong track and in the process gets snapped by Willie.

This is my favourite pic of the trip and will be going up on my man cave wall!





Stunning Picture - Willie sure is a talented photographer  :thumleft:
 

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« Reply #312 on: June 19, 2018, 05:24:44 pm »

Beautiful Marienfluss
















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« Reply #313 on: June 19, 2018, 05:56:38 pm »
Ok so how many punctures on the trip - and from what?  :sip:
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« Reply #314 on: June 19, 2018, 06:08:49 pm »
Ok so how many punctures on the trip - and from what?  :sip:

Terrain goes from soft sand to rocks in a matter of a few hundred meters and back to sand again. Most were pinch flats from running low preassures for sand and then going into rocky terrain. Amazingly very few thorn punctures even though there were plenty thorns around. Up to this point I think it was only the one puncture. A few more to come  :peepwall:
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« Reply #315 on: June 19, 2018, 06:35:52 pm »
Ok so how many punctures on the trip - and from what?  :sip:

Terrain goes from soft sand to rocks in a matter of a few hundred meters and back to sand again. Most were pinch flats from running low preassures for sand and then going into rocky terrain. Amazingly very few thorn punctures even though there were plenty thorns around. Up to this point I think it was only the one puncture. A few more to come  :peepwall:


There were a few yes, most notably 4 on the 290km day to Brandberg
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« Reply #316 on: June 19, 2018, 07:07:40 pm »
@trevo , @JannievandieVaaldam and myself reached Rooidrom and stood around in the sun waiting for the rest of the guys to show up.




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« Reply #319 on: June 19, 2018, 07:15:50 pm »
At this point I was properly moeg. 4 nights of interrupted sleep and two days of hard riding was taking it's toll. I lay down in the shade and actually dozed off a couple of times. The rest arrived, fixed a puncture and by the time we were ready to head for Rooidrom Pass, I felt like a million dollars.







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