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Magical Richtersveld 5-day recce ride
« on: June 29, 2021, 10:58:33 pm »
We have been riding in the Richtersveld for many years on adv bikes but never on the plastics. So this time we took the 500's and went on a 5 day recce ride. The idea was to hunt for undiscovered and interesting (I call them "jewels") tracks and paths and boy did we find the most amazing riding.

I am gonna start doing guided trips in the Richtersveld and this recce trip proved extremely successful.
The riding is a combination of dry riverbeds and some open flowing sections most of them in proper sandy sections with the occasional lekker semi technical thrown in just to keep us on our toes.
This is a photo report.



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Re: Magical Richtersveld recce ride
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2021, 11:01:40 pm »
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« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2021, 11:08:12 pm »
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Re: Magical Richtersveld recce ride
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2021, 11:08:50 pm »
More photo's to follow....
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Re: Magical Richtersveld 5-day recce ride
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2021, 06:34:48 am »
Forgive my ignorance, where is the Richterveld, looks like a good ride to do with buddies, will watch your posts, ps on the plastics :thumleft:
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Re: Magical Richtersveld 5-day recce ride
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2021, 07:00:19 am »
Nice to see two men out enjoying a ride. I was always fascinated by the Richtersveld.
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« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2021, 07:04:12 am »
Joh, jy het mooi prentjies van 'n fantastiese omgewing.  :thumleft:
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Re: Magical Richtersveld 5-day recce ride
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2021, 07:17:23 am »
That looks really awesome Pieter
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Re: Magical Richtersveld 5-day recce ride
« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2021, 09:03:19 am »
Ek is in. Bankrekeningnommer asb?
If i had to explain you would not understand anyway......
 

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« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2021, 09:05:32 am »
@ LOSPER:
The end of the clip looks like the entrance to the "Road to Hell" ??
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« Reply #10 on: June 30, 2021, 09:42:22 am »
Forgive my ignorance, where is the Richterveld, looks like a good ride to do with buddies, will watch your posts, ps on the plastics :thumleft:
DR BIG 750 The Richtersveld is in the Northern Cape against the border with Namibia.
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« Reply #11 on: June 30, 2021, 09:47:42 am »
@ LOSPER:
The end of the clip looks like the entrance to the "Road to Hell" ??
Maverick64,  I am glad you brought it up, yes it is the "Road to Hell pass" and it will be part of the guided trip. As you know there are a lot of hype around this pass and it is on many riders bucket list but to be honest we have discovered much much better and more interesting paths and tracks than "the hell pass".
This area is truly amazing and offer the most awesome riding, I am extremely excited about the trips we gonna do here. :thumleft: 
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Re: Magical Richtersveld 5-day recce ride
« Reply #12 on: June 30, 2021, 09:48:44 am »
Ek is in. Bankrekeningnommer asb?

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Re: Magical Richtersveld 5-day recce ride
« Reply #13 on: June 30, 2021, 10:11:39 am »
Rode Richtersveld once, was a magical place to explore
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Re: Magical Richtersveld 5-day recce ride
« Reply #14 on: June 30, 2021, 10:48:49 am »
I see you managed to upload your trip from @JustBendIt satellite Wi-Fi hotspot.

And, did you only come out of the RTH?
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« Reply #15 on: June 30, 2021, 11:09:38 am »
I see you managed to upload your trip from @JustBendIt satellite Wi-Fi hotspot.

And, did you only come out of the RTH?

It's true ...we did install a Wi-Fi hotspot at the summit of RTH ...it works perfectly
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Re: Magical Richtersveld 5-day recce ride
« Reply #16 on: June 30, 2021, 11:11:06 am »
And, did you only come out of the RTH?
Hi Andrew,  it is possible to ride next to the river in a (southerly direction) from RTH riverside to the next gorge. As a matter of fact there is actually a very old jeep track there (extremely washed away) . The "problem" however is that it is extremely rocky and most definitely not enjoyable so I have decided not to include it in my guided trips.
The "RTH" will be part of the trips (simply because it is on many riders bucket list) but it will be an in an out.

In that area there are other much much better, more interesting and way more enjoyable paths and tracks (read with a few lekke semi technical sections) 
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« Reply #17 on: June 30, 2021, 11:14:28 am »
Ek is in. Bankrekeningnommer asb?

Magtig Kobus, jy's te rats vir my, ek wou net dieselfde pos  :P

Losper, dis eene vir my ook, sal baie graag saamkom!
En, Johannes (van ons Kaokoland toer, hoop hy lees ook hier) moontlik ook, hy het my gese hy soek 'nog', en hierdie trip lyk te lekker om te ignoreer.
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Re: Magical Richtersveld 5-day recce ride
« Reply #18 on: June 30, 2021, 11:15:54 am »
Losper, dis eene vir my ook, sal baie graag saamkom!
En, Johannes (van ons Kaokoland toer, hoop hy lees ook hier) moontlik ook, hy het my gese hy soek 'nog', en hierdie trip lyk te lekker om te ignoreer.
Sal waardeer as jy my sal laat weet as jy die ding bymekaar gaan kry!  :thumleft:
Dankie BuRP, ek laat weet jou :thumleft:
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« Reply #19 on: June 30, 2021, 11:40:16 am »
Losper, net n vra, jammer as dit hiri fred biki hijack...

Ek besit n 500 en like die ding, en hy het n 12L tenk op. Biki korter gearing op so hy's lekker ook in die stadige goed.
Ek het ook n 300 tpi (met nog n std tenk), en gebruik die fiets vir tegniese goed hoofsakelik.
Jou trips lyk meer die laaste (geen idee van die - lang? - liasons nie), en dan is ek handiger op die 300 as op die 500 (ek kan beter op hom staan ook).
Ek kan n groter tenk op die ding sit, en omdat hy gewone petrol neem sou dit dalk n goeie bike maak vir jou tipe trips, vir my dalk beter?

Ek vra, sal graag jou mening hoor hieromtrent!  :thumleft:
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