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Re: Northern Namibia with my brother......and a few other clowns
« Reply #320 on: June 19, 2018, 07:18:42 pm »
There were millions of these goggas on the trip, especially on the C43 to Opuwa.

They were black in colour but the ones in the Marienfluss were green.








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Re: Northern Namibia with my brother......and a few other clowns
« Reply #321 on: June 19, 2018, 07:18:49 pm »
Youre bringing back very fond memories with your RR @Noneking .  Thanks for taking the time to tell us your story and all the great pics.

Cant wait to hear what you thought of the place where, if Im not mistaken, you sleep the night after this one.
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« Reply #322 on: June 19, 2018, 07:22:23 pm »
Riding was exhilarating  and scenery had changed again.











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« Reply #323 on: June 19, 2018, 07:26:59 pm »




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« Reply #324 on: June 19, 2018, 07:33:18 pm »
Everybody transversed Rooidrom Pass without incident






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Re: Northern Namibia with my brother......and a few other clowns
« Reply #325 on: June 19, 2018, 07:45:49 pm »
We arrived at the beautiful Marble Camp in scorching heat. We were way ahead of the rest and were left standing around and chatting to Jan, our Dutch neighbour for the night who insisted on speaking a dialect of Afrikaans that I struggled to understand.





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« Reply #326 on: June 19, 2018, 07:48:51 pm »
The rest of the group started arriving and as you can see @Dwerg knows where the cold beers are..... :imaposer:



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« Reply #327 on: June 19, 2018, 07:49:54 pm »
Setting up camp



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« Reply #328 on: June 19, 2018, 07:51:01 pm »
Filling up with fuel


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« Reply #329 on: June 19, 2018, 07:52:29 pm »
The beautiful surrounds







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« Reply #331 on: June 19, 2018, 07:57:58 pm »
Having a cold one on the back of the Cruiser




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« Reply #332 on: June 19, 2018, 08:00:14 pm »
Youre bringing back very fond memories with your RR @Noneking .  Thanks for taking the time to tell us your story and all the great pics.

Cant wait to hear what you thought of the place where, if Im not mistaken, you sleep the night after this one.

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Re: Northern Namibia with my brother......and a few other clowns
« Reply #333 on: June 19, 2018, 09:35:36 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 #334 on: June 19, 2018, 09:40:06 pm »
There were millions of these goggas on the trip,

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« Reply #335 on: June 19, 2018, 10:16:53 pm »
There were millions of these goggas on the trip,

Koringkrieke is hul noemnaam van waar ek kom. Die morsigste insekte wat daar is as hulle deur n voertuig getref word :eek7:

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Re: Northern Namibia with my brother......and a few other clowns
« Reply #336 on: June 19, 2018, 10:23:23 pm »
There were millions of these goggas on the trip,

Koringkrieke is hul noemnaam van waar ek kom. Die morsigste insekte wat daar is as hulle deur n voertuig getref word :eek7:

Daar was so baie van hulle ek het gedink ons is deur n plaag. Op enige gegewe oomblik op die grondpaaie kon jy n goeie 50 sien net op die stukkie pad wat sigbaar is. Het hulle aanvanklik probeer mis ry maar dit het later harde werk begin raak
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Re: Northern Namibia with my brother......and a few other clowns
« Reply #337 on: June 19, 2018, 10:28:58 pm »
The rest of the group started arriving and as you can see @Dwerg knows where the cold beers are..... :imaposer:




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Re: Northern Namibia with my brother......and a few other clowns
« Reply #338 on: June 20, 2018, 04:21:58 am »
What an awesome ride...

and a very lekker RR too.

and I see that I am also riding with...  :deal: :imaposer:


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Re: Northern Namibia with my brother......and a few other clowns
« Reply #339 on: June 20, 2018, 07:30:33 am »
During a trip like this I usually meet very diverse characters with very different reasons for being on the trip.
It is interesting to see how every individual accepts the unwritten rules within that group in terms of riding etiquette, and how they look after each other.
Canzius is a true "Ouboet" - in every sense of the word, and it was good to see how he looked after Dwerg, without making it obvious that the time spent with Dwerg, was even more important than the ride itself. Canzius really found the perfect weapon in his 501 on this trip and seeing him on the sand and in the technical sections was pure poetry in motion.

Dwerg is a really good rider and once he got to grips with Ri's DR, he was flying and having the time of his life. I remember one incident when we were waiting for the group that took the wrong track (of which Dwerg was part of), he came flying past us on some of the thickest stretches of sand that seemed to last forever.
He was obviously trying to get back to Canzius. I have ridden that stretch many times and I know that sitting down were not an easy task.

PK has told me about his friend Hennie long before they committed to the trip. Hennie is just one of those laid back characters that takes anything in his stride.
The respect these two guys have for each other was admirable, and even though they engaged in the usual banter over bikes etc, it was easy to see that they would walk through fire for each other.
PK and I have been friends for a while, and I have the world of respect for him. His attitude towards life is exactly what every person should strive for. This was not the last trip Pete and I will be on.
Their friend Shane is a a guy that has been dealt a few low blows in life, and despite his bike not functioning the way it should, and him falling about ten times, Shane always got up, and always carried on. He even found time to build Ri a crutch. a Most respectful individual who found time to write a poem of his time spent in the desert with his mates.
True friendship if I ever saw it.

Ri is a gritty woman. I saw a couple of her falls. On the rocks and in the sand. Not many guys would have continued after those falls. You have no idea how difficult it was to witness the tears of disappointment rolling down her face when she realised her riding was over.
Not many people know that she had three falls after her fibula broke. Her passion for riding is massive.
The kind act of giving her bike to a fellow rider was even more admirable.

Trevor and Hannes became great friends on the trip.
I knew Trevor through previous dealings I had with him. a Friendly guy and the self appointed jester in the group. Trevor is a really good rider and can make a Dakar 650 look like a 450 plastic. Trevor is the kind of guy everyone want's in a group like this. Campfire chats takes on a new meaning with him in the group.

Hannes is a very quiet person - I guess one could almost call him shy. Like Trevor he is blessed with mechanical aptitude and riding skill. I frequently found Hannes next to the road with his camera in his hand taking pictures of things that others missed. I got the impression that this trip was very important to him for more reasons than the obvious.
The Gauteng members should make contact with Hannes - You will love riding with him.


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