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Offline roxenz

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Re: Hearts in the Desert
« Reply #200 on: November 11, 2019, 12:18:03 pm »
 :notworthy: :hello2: and Thank You for a really good read, Minxy!
 
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Re: Hearts in the Desert
« Reply #201 on: November 11, 2019, 04:27:08 pm »
How I share your feeling off sadness for having to leave that awesome place. Tears were close as I ventured back in time to a awesome trip all be it in 4x4. If only I had known about bike adventure riding then. But I ventured there and through ride reports like these, I am able to go back there smell the air, feel the warmth and the chill of the evening air companied by the sounds, as I experienced it then. It is something so special that it sticks to you. So thank you to you and all who go to the effort of doing these reports. Your efforts leave deep tracks and are a inspiration.

Update with another few questions. 1) The fender bag. Is it only carried by the fender or is there an aditional bracket that helps carry the bag.
2) Then at the first camp still with the bakkie it looks like a pop up tent you slept in, but in all the other pic's you use like what seems a little dome tent with pole's. So the question is why did you opped to take the second mentioned tent on the bikes, as i would think the pop up tent would be lighter in weight and more compact. Thank you in advance

Ok modify again. See on you tube the pop up tent is not that compact, so that answers that question. Will probably find the answer to num 1 on you tube as well ::) :lol8:, but will appriciate your input on that
« Last Edit: November 11, 2019, 09:12:46 pm by MRK Miller »
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Re: Hearts in the Desert
« Reply #202 on: November 12, 2019, 05:02:14 pm »
How I share your feeling off sadness for having to leave that awesome place. Tears were close as I ventured back in time to a awesome trip all be it in 4x4. If only I had known about bike adventure riding then. But I ventured there and through ride reports like these, I am able to go back there smell the air, feel the warmth and the chill of the evening air companied by the sounds, as I experienced it then. It is something so special that it sticks to you. So thank you to you and all who go to the effort of doing these reports. Your efforts leave deep tracks and are a inspiration.

Update with another few questions. 1) The fender bag. Is it only carried by the fender or is there an aditional bracket that helps carry the bag.
2) Then at the first camp still with the bakkie it looks like a pop up tent you slept in, but in all the other pic's you use like what seems a little dome tent with pole's. So the question is why did you opped to take the second mentioned tent on the bikes, as i would think the pop up tent would be lighter in weight and more compact. Thank you in advance

Ok modify again. See on you tube the pop up tent is not that compact, so that answers that question. Will probably find the answer to num 1 on you tube as well ::) :lol8:, but will appriciate your input on that

1)  My front fender bag has straps attaching it to the forks, then other straps just pulling it down onto the fender (got it from Offroad Cycles). HSK's baggie is different and uses special little brackets which are drilled into the fender, no other support. Both worked like a charm and carried a fair amount of weight.

2) We took a spare pop up tent and extra sleeping bags etc which we left in the bakkie, a nice big tent so we could be comfortable. There is physically no way you can put that big tent on a bike though, so we used a tiny hiking tent for the bike trip to save on weight yes :)
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Re: Hearts in the Desert
« Reply #203 on: November 17, 2019, 02:33:48 pm »
Finaly managed to read this from begining to end and your style of report has left me physicaly and mentally
drained , thank you  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Hearts in the Desert
« Reply #204 on: November 17, 2019, 07:46:41 pm »
Finaly managed to read this from begining to end and your style of report has left me physicaly and mentally
drained , thank you  :thumleft:

Hahahaha, hard work just "riding along" with us? :P Glad you made it, I take it you enjoyed ;)
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Xmas Xtreme - http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=233018.0 Hearts in the Desert -  http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=241236.0
 

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Re: Hearts in the Desert
« Reply #205 on: November 17, 2019, 09:02:32 pm »
@Minxy this was just lekker!!!


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Re: Hearts in the Desert
« Reply #206 on: November 24, 2019, 03:21:16 pm »
Thanks for for the RR minxy, brings back so many memories. The only problem with the Koakaveld is that once you have been there you have to go back. Nice to have met you and Johan in Natal.
 

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Re: Hearts in the Desert
« Reply #207 on: December 20, 2019, 07:33:17 am »
Thoroughly enjoyed this RR, thank you!!! Now I have to edit my bucket list.
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Re: Hearts in the Desert
« Reply #208 on: February 13, 2020, 09:18:18 pm »
Good news everyone!

I finally completed my Namibia Epic video, yaaayyyyyy!!! Enjoy!



Also, I have been approached by a journalist to do a shorter write up of this, for the Dirt & Trail Magazine, so keep your eyes open for that soon :thumleft:
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Re: Hearts in the Desert (Video Added)
« Reply #209 on: February 13, 2020, 09:54:12 pm »
What a lekker video. :thumleft:
 

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Re: Hearts in the Desert (Video Added)
« Reply #210 on: February 13, 2020, 10:26:59 pm »
Thanks for the cool video, it makes me want to fill up and go.


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Re: Hearts in the Desert
« Reply #211 on: February 14, 2020, 07:03:25 am »
Good news everyone!

I finally completed my Namibia Epic video, yaaayyyyyy!!! Enjoy!

Also, I have been approached by a journalist to do a shorter write up of this, for the Dirt & Trail Magazine, so keep your eyes open for that soon :thumleft:


Ooooh congratulations! Well done and looking forward to that one too. Nice that you've done the big write up already, so condensing it should be quite doable :thumleft:
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Re: Hearts in the Desert
« Reply #212 on: May 03, 2020, 08:48:56 pm »
Yay, been waiting in anticipation for this!!! Thank you Dirt & Trail Magazine :) :ricky: :biggrin: :thumleft:

You can read this months issue for free online:

https://www.motomedia.co.za/dirt-and-trail-may-2020/63319201










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Re: Hearts in the Desert (Video Added)
« Reply #213 on: May 04, 2020, 11:21:32 am »
Wow. Very  nice  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Hearts in the Desert (Video Added)
« Reply #214 on: May 05, 2020, 03:06:49 pm »
Excellent vid and it really puts into perspective what an amazing ride this was, thanks!

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