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Re: Namibia and Back My 4600km ride
« Reply #40 on: April 19, 2020, 03:24:31 pm »
What was in that bowl covered with bananas at Otjiwarongo?
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Re: Namibia and Back My 4600km ride
« Reply #41 on: April 19, 2020, 03:26:02 pm »
What was in that bowl covered with bananas at Otjiwarongo?


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it was babotie
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Re: Namibia and Back My 4600km ride
« Reply #42 on: April 19, 2020, 03:28:31 pm »
Would love to read a four page review of the new bike after the RR please Mother!! ;) :peepwall:
Damn is looks good in the dunes!! :thumleft: :drif:
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Re: Namibia and Back My 4600km ride
« Reply #43 on: April 19, 2020, 03:57:31 pm »
Fantastic ride report   :thumleft: :thumleft:
thanks for sharing
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Re: Namibia and Back My 4600km ride
« Reply #44 on: April 19, 2020, 04:02:04 pm »
Thanks for sharing once again a great rr.  Missed your reports.   :deal: 

You are spot-on concerning the road conditions in Nam.  We also noticed the bad road conditions compared to previous trip.  It gets worse every year.   :eek7:

Thanks once again, a decent Nam trip is always a highlight.   :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:
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Re: Namibia and Back My 4600km ride
« Reply #45 on: April 19, 2020, 04:12:58 pm »
Thanks for sharing once again a great rr.  Missed your reports.   :deal: 

You are spot-on concerning the road conditions in Nam.  We also noticed the bad road conditions compared to previous trip.  It gets worse every year.   :eek7:

Thanks once again, a decent Nam trip is always a highlight.   :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:

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« Reply #46 on: April 19, 2020, 04:47:35 pm »
Thank you.

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Re: Namibia and Back My 4600km ride
« Reply #47 on: April 19, 2020, 05:03:58 pm »
Lekker ride report. Thank you


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Re: Namibia and Back My 4600km ride
« Reply #48 on: April 19, 2020, 05:12:34 pm »
Another lekker ride from you ... Thanks!

"Also when i was last here they gave me a bit of grief about taking a motorcycle in but luckily i used my charm  :ricky: to get in ........also took some pictures with the then guards ..........."

I recall reading your '14 RR and this was the inspiration for Allen and I to do the Skeleton Coast a year later, and yes, the roads are nearly not worth it North of Helmering, such a pity but so be it.

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Re: Namibia and Back My 4600km ride
« Reply #49 on: April 19, 2020, 05:38:39 pm »
Thanks for sharing.  Nice to read a RR from you - always worth it  :thumleft:

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Re: Namibia and Back My 4600km ride
« Reply #50 on: April 19, 2020, 06:02:48 pm »
Thanks Mother, that haul from Otji to Springbok is impressive in one Day. On a lighter Note, my first Trip from our Farm in Maltahohe to Swakopmund was in 1961 on the back of a Ford V8 Bakkie and the road was in worse Condition then.  ;)
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Re: Namibia and Back My 4600km ride
« Reply #51 on: April 19, 2020, 07:15:04 pm »
Enjoyable read, thank you
Was the bike damaged after your spill on the moss covered bridge?
 

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Re: Namibia and Back My 4600km ride
« Reply #52 on: April 19, 2020, 07:42:21 pm »
Great report and pics, thanks  :thumleft:
 
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Re: Namibia and Back My 4600km ride
« Reply #53 on: April 19, 2020, 11:17:17 pm »
Enjoyable read, thank you
Was the bike damaged after your spill on the moss covered bridge?
That low water bridge below the Naute dam wall is always covered in algea!! :o :eek7:
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Re: Namibia and Back My 4600km ride
« Reply #54 on: April 19, 2020, 11:50:56 pm »
Great report.
Graders are on the red data list as CITES - in danger of imminent extinction in Namibia is what I experienced when we toured there last year.
I did see one I have to admit!
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Re: Namibia and Back My 4600km ride
« Reply #55 on: April 20, 2020, 07:48:46 am »
Enjoyable read, thank you
Was the bike damaged after your spill on the moss covered bridge?

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no fortunately just a few minor scratches on my crash bars .........but my ego took a bit of a nock as there were tourists just up ahead...........

not the first time i had to laugh at myself.................when they asked if i was ok ...........i said sure i do this all the time  :laughing4: 

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Re: Namibia and Back My 4600km ride
« Reply #56 on: April 20, 2020, 07:50:43 am »
Enjoyable read, thank you
Was the bike damaged after your spill on the moss covered bridge?
That low water bridge below the Naute dam wall is always covered in algea!! :o :eek7:

yes i wasnt paying attention but took the wrong line ........was more focused on the 4x4 tourist ahead of me.......luckily nothing serious and we all had a good laugh
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Re: Namibia and Back My 4600km ride
« Reply #57 on: April 20, 2020, 09:18:34 am »
Nice report Chris, thanks for sharing.

Beautiful bike - love the colour scheme. Many safe (s)miles  :thumleft:
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Re: Namibia and Back My 4600km ride
« Reply #58 on: April 20, 2020, 09:21:07 am »
After our easy day at Ai Ais the plan was to head north and camp on the Farm Aubures which i have done many times over the years

the route took us to Seeheim then Helmeringshausen and finally Auberes farm which is between Helmeringshausen and Betta

crossing a small river just before Seeheim i got caught out in the moss

the front end just went hows your father and before i knew i was on my arse

This cement slab claimed my MCL, ACL and meniscus exactly this time last year. Boot got stuck in the fall and upper body twisted. I have it on Go Pro, but haven't been able to watch it.

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Re: Namibia and Back My 4600km ride
« Reply #59 on: April 20, 2020, 09:22:32 am »
Lekker to read a RR from you again Mother..impressive km's covered in one day... :thumleft:
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