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Offline Nambo

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Why not a Nam challenge?
« on: October 02, 2008, 08:31:39 am »
Been thinking......

Why don't we organise some sort of challenge in Nam as well? Or am I just being kept in the dark with this sort of stuff and always miss them?? Asked BMW a couple of times now and same response every time...." we are looking into it". Will have to be all sorts of bikes though, not just BMW ( dont think we are enough to put up a nice get together) and to really just show BM's are on top ;)

Of course the rest of you SA WD's are more than welcome :3some:

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Re: Why not a Nam challenge?
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2008, 09:01:52 am »
+1000  :thumleft:

I think this is a great idea! I will definitely be game for something like this. Organize a group, or two, to come up from SA, meet up with the Nam dogs and go do some touring there.... Awesome!
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Re: Why not a Nam challenge?
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2008, 09:09:55 am »
I have been thinking since the No Rank Base thread. Why not do a trip that includes all the old army bases in Nam and the country. For example. Start in Katima ( not too far for the GP guys) and work our way towards Ruacana. From there down towards Swakop and then Finally Orange river where we have a good bye party at one of rivercamps and from there we go home. Could be done in ten days . What does the other dogs think. Hand over some money to the 4 legged dogs along the way. Whos in!
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Re: Why not a Nam challenge?
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2008, 09:16:54 am »
Heineken, is that you flying over my house every aftenoon here in Swakop?
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Re: Why not a Nam challenge?
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2008, 09:17:26 am »
Oops. Forgot to ad. Best time would be around Easter weekend. Lots of exstra days thrown in. Minimal workingdays taken as holiday. C.
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Re: Why not a Nam challenge?
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2008, 11:15:31 am »
I have been thinking since the No Rank Base thread. Why not do a trip that includes all the old army bases in Nam and the country.

I hope you don't expect the current occupiers of these bases to welcome you (the previous occupiers (both senses of the word)) with open arms...
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Re: Why not a Nam challenge?
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2008, 01:39:53 pm »
Heineken, is that you flying over my house every aftenoon here in Swakop?

Do you mean the one with the green roof and red faced guy pointing upwards and screaming? ;D sorry, no, but could have been me 5 years ago >:D

I have been thinking since the No Rank Base thread. Why not do a trip that includes all the old army bases in Nam and the country. For example. Start in Katima ( not too far for the GP guys) and work our way towards Ruacana. From there down towards Swakop and then Finally Orange river where we have a good bye party at one of rivercamps and from there we go home. Could be done in ten days . What does the other dogs think. Hand over some money to the 4 legged dogs along the way. Whos in!

Sounds like a great idea, maybe replace the army bases with some other scenic tour....you will be seriously dissapointed and sad if you see in what state they are! maybe this can work.....just maybe
 

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Re: Why not a Nam challenge?
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2008, 01:55:29 pm »
I know they dont look good anymore. Saw 4  two years ago. Two of them I just rode in. I just thougt it might be good for some guys tosee the area again. I know of lots of guys thats never been back to Nam after army and always talks of going back to visit the country. Most of them only know the top section.
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Re: Why not a Nam challenge?
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2008, 02:59:36 pm »
Have to agree with Chrisl there, saw Okalongo(remember - the training base before you were sent to the front) some 4 years ago and it was but a ghost of its former self.
Still would love to do northern Namibia just to have nostagic trip and re-experience the terain.(Remember the shona's, makalani palms, baobabs etc). Would be good sand practice as well.

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Re: Why not a Nam challenge?
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2008, 03:02:52 pm »
My memory is fading - it was not Okalongo, it was in fact Oshivelo(Next to Etosha)
 

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Re: Why not a Nam challenge?
« Reply #10 on: October 03, 2008, 07:51:51 am »
Just go slow on the Mahangu  :mwink: