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Re: Northern Namibia with my brother......and a few other clowns
« Reply #600 on: June 24, 2018, 03:45:50 pm »
The crew were a good few hours behind us



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« Reply #601 on: June 24, 2018, 03:51:15 pm »
@trevo and @JannievandieVaaldam arrived where @Dwerg  was taking a rest and we decided to go to the lodge for a beer.
Dwerg was overjoyed with the decision






I seemto remember Dwerg running to the lodge, up the stairs and into the bar, but I guess the photos highlight my colourful imagination...... :pot:








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« Reply #602 on: June 24, 2018, 03:59:39 pm »
We jumped onto the free Wifi and had more draught than I care to remember. A couple of hours later, the others had still not arrived. The sun was starting to set and we were getting worried that they might have gone directly to camp.

As we left the lodge, @P.K. , Shane and Hennie arrived with now sign of sweepers or crew.







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Re: Northern Namibia with my brother......and a few other clowns
« Reply #603 on: June 24, 2018, 04:01:27 pm »
1km from camp, I ran out of fuel. Hannes had to race after Dwerg, who was now rejuvenated, to get a container to transfer fuel from his 690.







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Re: Northern Namibia with my brother......and a few other clowns
« Reply #605 on: June 24, 2018, 04:31:32 pm »
Very happy to see an open bar at the campsite





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« Reply #606 on: June 24, 2018, 04:50:23 pm »
Very happy to see an open bar at the campsite



Min dinge so lekker soos n yskoue bier of twee na n lang en warm stofpad! ..
 

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« Reply #607 on: June 24, 2018, 05:21:26 pm »
Hardy, Steff, Janco and the rest of the crew arrived after dark. I was dead tired that evening. I don't remeber much, just that we had lekker smoked ribs  ::). Had a shower, got in bed and slept like a baby. The next day was going to arguably be the best and most demanding ride of the trip and I could feel the excitement building ...




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« Reply #608 on: June 24, 2018, 05:32:28 pm »
We met a Swiz guy at Twyfelfontein lodge. He rode his DRZ400 from his home country all the way there. He joined our camp site later and most of the evening was spent talking about possible routes he could take and he joined us for supper. He was also supposed to come camp with us the next night but he never showed.

The mosquitos were very bad this night! Felt like a swarm of thousands was circling my head the entire night. I only slept 3 hours at most after what was a tough days riding with an even tougher day to come


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Re: Northern Namibia with my brother......and a few other clowns
« Reply #609 on: June 24, 2018, 05:37:13 pm »
NK, hoeveel ure/km het jou bike gedoen daar, en het jy die tc, mapping, abs gebruik, wat dink jy daavan? Of het jy net die varkie se oor gedraai en bogger die res!..

Bike nog nie terug by my nie, maar as ek reg onthou 35 ure?

Mapping op 1 gestel en res af. Daai varkie se oor het gewerk! ::)

Ek wil dink dit was 55 ure eerder
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Re: Northern Namibia with my brother......and a few other clowns
« Reply #610 on: June 24, 2018, 05:45:06 pm »
We met a Swiz guy at Twyfelfontein lodge. He rode his DRZ400 from his home country all the way there. He joined our camp site later and most of the evening was spent talking about possible routes he could take and he joined us for supper. He was also supposed to come camp with us the next night but he never showed.

The mosquitos were very bad this night! Felt like a swarm of thousands was circling my head the entire night. I only slept 3 hours at most after what was a tough days riding with an even tougher day to come


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Re: Northern Namibia with my brother......and a few other clowns
« Reply #611 on: June 24, 2018, 05:46:33 pm »
I seemto remember Dwerg running to the lodge, up the stairs and into the bar, but I guess the photos highlight my colourful imagination...... :pot:

Trust me I really wanted to but I was waiting for Hannes to get off his bike to have a chat. He is keen on doing cross country events and I wanted to tell him that the days riding reminded me of such an event. Tough day especially when you donít expect it
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« Reply #612 on: June 24, 2018, 05:47:45 pm »
We met a Swiz guy at Twyfelfontein lodge. He rode his DRZ400 from his home country all the way there. He joined our camp site later and most of the evening was spent talking about possible routes he could take and he joined us for supper. He was also supposed to come camp with us the next night but he never showed.

The mosquitos were very bad this night! Felt like a swarm of thousands was circling my head the entire night. I only slept 3 hours at most after what was a tough days riding with an even tougher day to come


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Sorry getting ahead of your story then. As you were  :lol8:
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« Reply #613 on: June 24, 2018, 05:57:46 pm »
We met a Swiz guy at Twyfelfontein lodge. He rode his DRZ400 from his home country all the way there. He joined our camp site later and most of the evening was spent talking about possible routes he could take and he joined us for supper. He was also supposed to come camp with us the next night but he never showed.

The mosquitos were very bad this night! Felt like a swarm of thousands was circling my head the entire night. I only slept 3 hours at most after what was a tough days riding with an even tougher day to come


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Got some pics of him and his bike which were taken the next morning.....

Sorry getting ahead of your story then. As you were  :lol8:



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« Reply #614 on: June 24, 2018, 05:59:57 pm »



Seeing you are brothers - why not draw straws at this moment?
 

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Seeing you are brothers - why not draw straws at this moment?



Iím much older than him and therefore need the advantage of a lighter bike
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« Reply #616 on: June 24, 2018, 06:18:26 pm »



Seeing you are brothers - why not draw straws at this moment?



Iím much older than him and therefore need the advantage of a lighter bike

To be fair if you were on the DR I also wouldnít have offerred to swop  :peepwall:
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« Reply #617 on: June 25, 2018, 08:16:14 am »
Quick air filter change, chain lube and checking a few nuts and bolts. Just in case it starts falling apart like an XR.....





Have not read the last 8 pages, so may have been mentioned. But is that a little dust in airbox?
 

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« Reply #618 on: June 25, 2018, 08:20:25 am »
DAY 10 - TWYFELFONTEIN TO BRANDBERG

We woke up for an early breakfast on day 10

I'm not really keen on eating early in the morning, but on this trip it was a lifesaver. We would not have made it through most days without that early breakfast.










This was going to be a gnarly one...... Hardy and the sweepers were not joining us and only 1 Cruiser with fuel and tools would follow the riders. We were given two 2-way radios and instruction to try and regroup during the day.
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« Reply #619 on: June 25, 2018, 08:21:34 am »
Quick air filter change, chain lube and checking a few nuts and bolts. Just in case it starts falling apart like an XR.....





Have not read the last 8 pages, so may have been mentioned. But is that a little dust in airbox?

Not a speck of dust in the airbox! The airfilter was good for another 2000km, but I fitted a clean one nonetheless
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