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Namibia - Specialised riding bliss!
« on: August 13, 2019, 10:16:06 pm »
Damaraland and Kaokoland with Specialized Adventures and 12 friends............not much that I can add to previous ride reports done by Chopperpilot and Noneking. however I would like to share a great video compiled by Campbell McCurrach. There is not much more that I can say other than this trip is an absolute must! The desert stirs the soul like no other place I have been. The riding is epic and unforgettable. Hardy De Kock and his team are the most organized knowledgeable back-up and facilitators I have ever had the pleasure to travel with. If you haven't done this trip, do it soon as you can, I don't know how much longer bikes will be allowed to the routes we did.

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« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2019, 10:30:11 pm »
Awesome video!
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Re: Namibia - Specialised riding bliss!
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2019, 10:32:58 pm »
Thanks for sharing, awesome scenery and ride :thumleft:
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« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2019, 10:19:51 am »
VERY VERY NICE !!!!!!!!! Thanks.
 

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Re: Namibia - Specialised riding bliss!
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2019, 10:49:45 am »
Damn, brilliant riding, respect!
 

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« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2019, 11:37:39 am »
Bliksem... what a trip!!
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Re: Namibia - Specialised riding bliss!
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2019, 11:40:41 am »
Appreciate the share!  :thumleft:

A highly recommended adventure....and outfit. ;)

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Re: Namibia - Specialised riding bliss!
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2019, 12:08:50 pm »
Damaraland and Kaokoland with Specialized Adventures and 12 friends............not much that I can add to previous ride reports done by Chopperpilot and Noneking. however I would like to share a great video compiled by Campbell McCurrach. There is not much more that I can say other than this trip is an absolute must! The desert stirs the soul like no other place I have been. The riding is epic and unforgettable. Hardy De Kock and his team are the most organized knowledgeable back-up and facilitators I have ever had the pleasure to travel with. If you haven't done this trip, do it soon as you can, I don't know how much longer bikes will be allowed to the routes we did.

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/N-BoIauvrRk&amp;feature=youtu.be&amp;fbclid=IwAR29A75J4YTvTUpWvFxVG3vnx9D3GzKEnbblWeR4PiFo2HIKvhv3cI6OkMM" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/N-BoIauvrRk&amp;feature=youtu.be&amp;fbclid=IwAR29A75J4YTvTUpWvFxVG3vnx9D3GzKEnbblWeR4PiFo2HIKvhv3cI6OkMM</a>

Thanks Mark Taylor - It truly was an honour riding with you and your group. I can honestly say that you and Japie personified "Adventure Rider" for me.
 
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Re: Namibia - Specialised riding bliss!
« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2019, 10:19:44 am »
Mooi video, groot droom hierdie lyk na n belewenis
 

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« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2019, 11:16:54 am »
Awesome stuff. would love to do that but my sand riding skills are  :imaposer: :imaposer:. You guys have awesome riding skills, doing sand better than i do gravel highways. Japie is this trip the reason for you visiting the physio Wendsday. Looks you take a lot of battering on that trip. Thank you for sharing
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Re: Namibia - Specialised riding bliss!
« Reply #10 on: August 16, 2019, 09:54:55 am »
oh man, looking forward to watching this video this weekend!   :thumleft:


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Re: Namibia - Specialised riding bliss!
« Reply #11 on: August 18, 2019, 01:26:05 pm »
I always enjoy it to see someone that can handle a big bike!  It seems that the majority of this group can ride quite well, and look after themselves when the going gets tuff. Its good that some of you didn't enter or made the cut for Quest.  :ricky:

Thanks for the video, loved it.
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« Reply #12 on: August 18, 2019, 02:20:51 pm »
Outstanding video,thks.
 

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Re: Namibia - Specialised riding bliss!
« Reply #13 on: August 18, 2019, 03:06:52 pm »
Awesome video Just Blip It!  Very jealous about your Purros canyon ride.  On both occasions Iíve been there, we had to abandon the ride due to elephants, and in particular Jabu.
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Re: Namibia - Specialised riding bliss!
« Reply #14 on: August 18, 2019, 03:07:40 pm »
I always enjoy it to see someone that can handle a big bike!  It seems that the majority of this group can ride quite well, and look after themselves when the going gets tuff. Its good that some of you didn't enter or made the cut for Quest.  :ricky:

Thanks for the video, loved it.

Pm sent to try and understand your Quest comment.
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Re: Namibia - Specialised riding bliss!
« Reply #15 on: August 18, 2019, 04:20:01 pm »
Kobus, ons albei weet waar daai perd die 1190 sommer so vir die spulsgeit wheelie vir n photo pose. Meeste ouens op n grootbike is al bietjie moeg daar.

Om jou vraag te antwoord.
1. Hy sou menigde van ons na poepolle laat lyk het tydens Quest. Maybe I should just speak for myself.  :imaposer:
2. Vir n ryer soos hy sou Quest uiters boring wees, omdat hy homself sou moes terughou in baie situasies.

Ekt tydens Quest van julle ouens jammer gekry omdat ons julle so gebabysit het, bv. dis nie rocket science om n grootbike by die trap af te ry nie, maar julle moes assisted daar afgaan.

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« Reply #16 on: August 18, 2019, 04:25:23 pm »
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Re: Namibia - Specialised riding bliss!
« Reply #17 on: August 18, 2019, 06:30:57 pm »
If you'd like to debate anything in Ride Reports. Do it elsewhere.
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Re: Namibia - Specialised riding bliss!
« Reply #18 on: August 18, 2019, 06:33:12 pm »
Damaraland and Kaokoland with Specialized Adventures and 12 friends............not much that I can add to previous ride reports done by Chopperpilot and Noneking. however I would like to share a great video compiled by Campbell McCurrach. There is not much more that I can say other than this trip is an absolute must! The desert stirs the soul like no other place I have been. The riding is epic and unforgettable. Hardy De Kock and his team are the most organized knowledgeable back-up and facilitators I have ever had the pleasure to travel with. If you haven't done this trip, do it soon as you can, I don't know how much longer bikes will be allowed to the routes we did.

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No, I'm not jealous. At all!

I said you'd like it.

Stunning work with that video. That's a ton of work.
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Re: Namibia - Specialised riding bliss!
« Reply #19 on: August 18, 2019, 07:49:58 pm »
Awesome video :thumleft:
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