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Re: Namakwaland and Richtersveld Wildride
« Reply #80 on: August 15, 2021, 05:37:45 pm »
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Namakwaland and Richtersveld Wildride
« Reply #81 on: August 15, 2021, 05:39:17 pm »
If you ride with Muffin Man, you better like boiled eggs. He arranges boiled eggs for every rider for each day of riding on every trip. We had the first of our boiled eggs at the filling station Lutzville and washed it down with a cappuccino from the self service machine.




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Re: Namakwaland and Richtersveld Wildride
« Reply #82 on: August 15, 2021, 05:59:34 pm »
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Re: Namakwaland and Richtersveld Wildride
« Reply #83 on: August 15, 2021, 07:05:25 pm »
Daardie Heuningvleipas is beslis een vir die bucketlist, dit lyk ongelooflik mooi - en prettige ry!

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Re: Namakwaland and Richtersveld Wildride
« Reply #84 on: August 15, 2021, 07:18:34 pm »
Daardie Heuningvleipas is beslis een vir die bucketlist, dit lyk ongelooflik mooi - en prettige ry!

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Re: Namakwaland and Richtersveld Wildride
« Reply #85 on: August 15, 2021, 08:51:33 pm »
Fantastic RR a always…  :thumleft:

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Re: Namakwaland and Richtersveld Wildride
« Reply #86 on: August 15, 2021, 10:15:29 pm »
Roadside maintenance in Lutzville. Amsterdam changing his clutch fluid


I had only used the bike to go to the shops once or twice since coming back from Kaokoland with @BoskakBruce and Marc in November.  The clutch felt fine on those trips.  As it happens, @ianb had sent me a replacement slave cylinder piston with a double o-ring just days before the trip.  Unfortunately it had not arrived yet otherwise I would have fitted it before.  Luckily just replacing the old clutch fluid and bleeding the system sorted out the problem.  It certainly caused some anxious moments on the way to Lutzville.
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Re: Namakwaland and Richtersveld Wildride
« Reply #87 on: August 15, 2021, 10:41:29 pm »
I can be a bit ambitious in planning the distances to be covered in a day.  On the last Kaokoland trip our planned day 1 took two days to complete.  And that was with only 3 bikes.  When doing the Lutzville to Hondeklipbaai section it is a good idea to try and get out of Lutzville by about 10 or 11 latest.  This way everyone can find their sandlegs and there is time to stop, rest and enjoy the scenery.  But because I wanted to show the upcountry boys a little more of the Western Cape I had planned to ride from Cederberg Oasis.

As it happened, we left Oasis about 45 minutes later than planned.  And of course you need to stop and enjoy the surroundings a bit at times as well.  Still, we were making good time until we suddenly lost Bart when we got to Vredendal.  Turned out he had run out of fuel.  This was surprising as his 701 is equipped with the extra Rade Garage tank.  No time to ponder this mystery as we had to keep moving.

At 1 PM we left Lutzville and I was beginning to feel the time pressure.  Three big bikes, lots of sand and in a bit of a rush, well we all wanted an adventure, not so? At the stop in Lutzville we met some people who had just come the other way and they warned us of severe muddy conditions on the road ahead.  Luckily this was somewhat of an overstatement and while we had to skirt a few puddles, the road was mostly just fine.  I was already thinking that the rain might just help everyone a bit as it would make the sand easier to ride.  a 5PM beer in Hondeklipbaai still seemed achievable if we just ride like men possessed.
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Re: Namakwaland and Richtersveld Wildride
« Reply #88 on: August 15, 2021, 10:53:47 pm »
I can be a bit ambitious in planning the distances to be covered in a day.  On the last Kaokoland trip our planned day 1 took two days to complete.  And that was with only 3 bikes.  When doing the Lutzville to Hondeklipbaai section it is a good idea to try and get out of Lutzville by about 10 or 11 latest.  This way everyone can find their sandlegs and there is time to stop, rest and enjoy the scenery.  But because I wanted to show the upcountry boys a little more of the Western Cape I had planned to ride from Cederberg Oasis.

As it happened, we left Oasis about 45 minutes later than planned.  And of course you need to stop and enjoy the surroundings a bit at times as well.  Still, we were making good time until we suddenly lost Bart when we got to Vredendal.  Turned out he had run out of fuel.  This was surprising as his 701 is equipped with the extra Rade Garage tank.  No time to ponder this mystery as we had to keep moving.

At 1 PM we left Lutzville and I was beginning to feel the time pressure.  Three big bikes, lots of sand and in a bit of a rush, well we all wanted an adventure, not so? At the stop in Lutzville we met some people who had just come the other way and they warned us of severe muddy conditions on the road ahead.  Luckily this was somewhat of an overstatement and while we had to skirt a few puddles, the road was mostly just fine.  I was already thinking that the rain might just help everyone a bit as it would make the sand easier to ride.  a 5PM beer in Hondeklipbaai still seemed achievable if we just ride like men possessed.
Us upcountry okes enjoyed every minute of riding and we are grateful that you showed us as much as possible in a limited amount of time!
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Re: Namakwaland and Richtersveld Wildride
« Reply #89 on: August 16, 2021, 06:24:48 am »
And then it was time for the West Coasr Sand…..

I approached it with a fair amount of trepidation. My experience of riding proper sand is limited to a trip through Kaokoland and Damaraland on a Husky 501 which Most will agree is like cheating and it made sand riding a non event.








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Re: Namakwaland and Richtersveld Wildride
« Reply #90 on: August 16, 2021, 06:26:17 am »
At first there was very little to no sand.


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Re: Namakwaland and Richtersveld Wildride
« Reply #91 on: August 16, 2021, 06:33:00 am »
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Re: Namakwaland and Richtersveld Wildride
« Reply #92 on: August 16, 2021, 06:36:51 am »
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Re: Namakwaland and Richtersveld Wildride
« Reply #93 on: August 16, 2021, 06:40:38 am »
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Re: Namakwaland and Richtersveld Wildride
« Reply #94 on: August 16, 2021, 06:44:15 am »
After a few kms the road was still quite good with very little signs of loose sand









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Re: Namakwaland and Richtersveld Wildride
« Reply #96 on: August 16, 2021, 07:57:20 am »
I was concerned that the mining guys had messed up the roads by grading everything so I led everybody onto a little detour.  You know those very sandy twisty little tweespoors on the seaside of the road.  I had brought the 701 for this trip as that makes sand riding a lot easier than the 890. 
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Re: Namakwaland and Richtersveld Wildride
« Reply #97 on: August 16, 2021, 08:52:01 am »
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Re: Namakwaland and Richtersveld Wildride
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