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« Reply #820 on: June 27, 2018, 10:16:58 am »
A legend of a ride report.

Big thanks to the scribes, photographers, unshaven/never-smiling subjects and interjections from the sidebar. Also really pissed off to hear a lion gets shot in the middle of nowhere, but clearly there is something to the story.

Hardy, your operation looks first class. Bucket list trip this one ...  :thumleft:
 
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« Reply #821 on: June 27, 2018, 10:45:15 am »
Epic report, photos, jokes and narration. We felt as if we were with you all the way. Your enthusiasm and enjoyment showed throughout.
Thank Noneking and all who contributed.
Now we can get back to work again. ;D
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Re: Northern Namibia with my brother......and a few other clowns
« Reply #822 on: June 27, 2018, 11:16:06 am »
A legend of a ride report.

Big thanks to the scribes, photographers, unshaven/never-smiling subjects and interjections from the sidebar. Also really pissed off to hear a lion gets shot in the middle of nowhere, but clearly there is something to the story.

Hardy, your operation looks first class. Bucket list trip this one ...  :thumleft:




Epic report, photos, jokes and narration. We felt as if we were with you all the way. Your enthusiasm and enjoyment showed throughout.
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Now we can get back to work again. ;D

Thanks guys, it really means a lot!
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Re: Northern Namibia with my brother......and a few other clowns
« Reply #823 on: June 27, 2018, 11:44:02 am »
Last night I had dreamt of getting an complete old XR 500 RE and planting a CB400 Hawk engine in there to have electric start and save some money and see if I can do and afford a trip like this.
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Re: Northern Namibia with my brother......and a few other clowns
« Reply #824 on: June 27, 2018, 12:02:40 pm »
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As jy en die eiseres wil gaan (al is dit links voor in 'n Iveco of Cruiser), kan jy en Amanda saamkom, op die huis.
Ek dink die April trip is net die een (baie van jul vriende gaan daar wees) - dink daaroor.

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Re: Northern Namibia with my brother......and a few other clowns
« Reply #825 on: June 27, 2018, 12:12:59 pm »
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As jy en die eiseres wil gaan (al is dit links voor in 'n Iveco of Cruiser), kan jy en Amanda saamkom, op die huis.
Ek dink die April trip is net die een (baie van jul vriende gaan daar wees) - dink daaroor.
Dankie Hardy, maar iemand moet Dustriders oophou. :deal:
Dalk as my gym toe gaanery vrugte afwerp mag ek dalk in die toekoms in staat wees om die trip met n bike te doen.
As ek met n ryding moet doen kan ek ma my eie 4x4 vat.
Daai węreld MOET eers met n bike gery word voel ek en dan met n ryding.
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Re: Northern Namibia with my brother......and a few other clowns
« Reply #826 on: June 27, 2018, 12:14:27 pm »
Chris

As jy en die eiseres wil gaan (al is dit links voor in 'n Iveco of Cruiser), kan jy en Amanda saamkom, op die huis.
Ek dink die April trip is net die een (baie van jul vriende gaan daar wees) - dink daaroor.
Dankie Hardy, maar iemand moet Dustriders oophou. :deal:
Dalk as my gym toe gaanery vrugte afwerp mag ek dalk in die toekoms in staat wees om die trip met n bike te doen.
As ek met n ryding moet doen kan ek ma my eie 4x4 vat.
Daai węreld MOET eers met n bike gery word voel ek en dan met n ryding.

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Re: Northern Namibia with my brother......and a few other clowns
« Reply #827 on: June 27, 2018, 12:36:29 pm »
awesome report and great photos! :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:


that route you took from palmwag to brandberg looks amazing!  Definitely something to go back for one day. :biggrin:
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« Reply #828 on: June 27, 2018, 12:46:49 pm »
awesome report and great photos! :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:


that route you took from palmwag to brandberg looks amazing!  Definitely something to go back for one day. :biggrin:

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Re: Northern Namibia with my brother......and a few other clowns
« Reply #829 on: June 27, 2018, 12:53:11 pm »
Jislaaikit Canz.

Ek laaik jou en daai klein midget boetie van jou, nou nog minder.

Het gister-aand vir Jo julle storie gewys, en is summier aangespreek dat ons dit moet gaan doen.

Blettie koei moet natuurlik eers haar eie fiets kry.

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« Reply #830 on: June 27, 2018, 12:56:24 pm »
Ag nee man Dookie, hoe moet ons nou cope sonder jou avatar(s)???
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« Reply #831 on: June 27, 2018, 12:57:36 pm »
Jislaaikit Canz.

Ek laaik jou en daai klein midget boetie van jou, nou nog minder.

Het gister-aand vir Jo julle storie gewys, en is summier aangespreek dat ons dit moet gaan doen.

Blettie koei moet natuurlik eers haar eie fiets kry.

@hardy - jy het 'n befange ding aan die gang gekry hierso.


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« Reply #832 on: June 27, 2018, 01:56:54 pm »
Don't know how I missed this one..........

Another beautiful image by @Ri  . @P.K. watching the Elly while Willie gets a few shots....


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« Reply #833 on: June 27, 2018, 02:14:47 pm »
Thanks boet...great pic....again.
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Re: Northern Namibia with my brother......and a few other clowns
« Reply #834 on: June 27, 2018, 02:32:04 pm »
Thank you for the RR Noneking. I have enjoyed reading it  and the beautiful pictures. Awesome! I was not aware of Specialized Adventures doing these rides, something to keep in mind for future. Seems everyone were carrying little luggage on their bikes. If I may ask, was sand riding the reason all were riding mid-size bikes? Wonder how the heavier 1090 or 1200`s would have fared there? Regards.

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I know @WildWood had 2x 1090's on his last trip to Kaokoland and they were brilliant, but had very skilled riders riding them.

It's a skill to ride a big bike in sand and technical terrain, but doing it for 290km non -stop .......... I don't think it's the right choice if you really want to enjoy yourself.

We did it a couple of years ago with a 800 and 1190 with luggage. Big bikes are more capable then most people think

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Re: Northern Namibia with my brother......and a few other clowns
« Reply #835 on: June 27, 2018, 03:22:51 pm »
Thank you for the RR Noneking. I have enjoyed reading it  and the beautiful pictures. Awesome! I was not aware of Specialized Adventures doing these rides, something to keep in mind for future. Seems everyone were carrying little luggage on their bikes. If I may ask, was sand riding the reason all were riding mid-size bikes? Wonder how the heavier 1090 or 1200`s would have fared there? Regards.

Stichhom, Good to see you here!

 On Sunday, I took my "new to me" 1090 for a ride around the Numbi area towards Kruger Park with a bunch of guys on 990 s, 950 s and a 640. We hit some patches with thick white sand and I was impressed with how the 1090 handled it. It made me wonder whether I could do this trip on the 1090....... Soon after, a couple of guys came off in the sand on slow corners, basically toppling over. This happened 4 or 5 times and each time I had to get off my bike to assist with picking up the bike in the thick sand. Within an hour, I was fairly tired and somewhat dehydrated in the Lowveld heat ( my backpack is not back home yet from this trip).

I know @WildWood had 2x 1090's on his last trip to Kaokoland and they were brilliant, but had very skilled riders riding them.

It's a skill to ride a big bike in sand and technical terrain, but doing it for 290km non -stop .......... I don't think it's the right choice if you really want to enjoy yourself.

We did it a couple of years ago with a 800 and 1190 with luggage. Big bikes are more capable then most people think

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Wow, good job! That sand looks epic on the big bikes.

Looks like your route missed out some of the VERY gnarly Kaokoland  bits where a big bike becomes a liability.
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« Reply #836 on: June 27, 2018, 05:17:09 pm »
... and here I thought Willie was getting rid of breakfast.  :o
 

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« Reply #837 on: June 27, 2018, 05:30:59 pm »
... and here I thought Willie was getting rid of breakfast.  :o

If I wasn't there I would have thought this picture to be in really bad taste too... :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:
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« Reply #838 on: June 27, 2018, 05:33:41 pm »
... and here I thought Willie was getting rid of breakfast.  :o
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« Reply #839 on: June 27, 2018, 05:53:15 pm »
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