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CT to Noordoever via Rightersveld via West Coast Day 2
« on: October 20, 2006, 09:23:03 am »
There the beautys stood waiting for us the next morning.



So we started the next day after trying to get the 'GOOD LIFE' up.


'The Good Life' then fed us from his koskas. A term that we used in boarding school.



Making our way back into SA and along the orange river towards the rightersveld.

Getting all geared up and ready to rumble.

Hot as hell here in Vioolsdrift. Anybody that has been there will know what i am talking about. No wind and just heat all the way. Lucky for the camelback.


Some nice pictures along the way.





Fast dirt roads now with some wild bends.



Can you believe this, a post office in the middle of no where.

Found some shade and regathered for a wee break.

Deep into the rightersveld now and roads turning off to all direction.
Luckly the good life helped us with direction there or we would be lost.









Steep hill, the picture doenst show any type of incline. Ask Jurg he fell coming up this hill with the 950s KTM.
The diesel bakkie also just barely struggled up this hill, once again thanks to the ultimate driver 'good life'.

Of course, first the smokers had to have a smoke and await on the bakkie to catch up.

GPS will be a good idea as this is the typical sign found in this area. You could drive for hours and not have a clue where you are.

Bit of traffic. Hooter comes in handy here.

Back onto the fast dirt roads.


Thanks to the backup driver.





15km more and we were in Port Nolloth.

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« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2006, 10:11:47 am »
dude your pics are so small i can hardly see em


and fix your image tags. it has the / before the last img in each box

like this

 

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« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2006, 10:33:44 am »
Quote from: "Lito"
dude your pics are so small i can hardly see em


and fix your image tags. it has the / before the last img in each box

like this



Thanks Lito,

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Re: CT to Noordoever via Rightersveld via West Coast Day 2
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2006, 10:45:52 am »
You need to remove the .th part of the image tag (it denotes 'thumbnail')
for instance this: http://img139.imageshack.us/img139/1413/29ja3.jpg
as opposed to this: http://img139.imageshack.us/img139/1413/29ja3.th.jpg

Nevertheless, lekker pics and excellent ride
thanks for sharing 8)

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There the beautys stood waiting for us the next morning.



So we started the next day after trying to get the 'GOOD LIFE' up.


'The Good Life' then fed us from his koskas. A term that we used in boarding school.



Making our way back into SA and along the orange river towards the rightersveld.

Getting all geared up and ready to rumble.

Hot as hell here in Vioolsdrift. Anybody that has been there will know what i am talking about. No wind and just heat all the way. Lucky for the camelback.


Some nice pictures along the way.





Fast dirt roads now with some wild bends.



Can you believe this, a post office in the middle of no where.

Found some shade and regathered for a wee break.

Deep into the rightersveld now and roads turning off to all direction.
Luckly the good life helped us with direction there or we would be lost.









Steep hill, the picture doenst show any type of incline. Ask Jurg he fell coming up this hill with the 950s KTM.
The diesel bakkie also just barely struggled up this hill, once again thanks to the ultimate driver 'good life'.

Of course, first the smokers had to have a smoke and await on the bakkie to catch up.

GPS will be a good idea as this is the typical sign found in this area. You could drive for hours and not have a clue where you are.

Bit of traffic. Hooter comes in handy here.

Back onto the fast dirt roads.


Thanks to the backup driver.





15km more and we were in Port Nolloth.
 

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« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2006, 11:00:18 am »
Cool pics :lol:

Thats the same road I road alone comming from Namibia. Seem like you turned south after Eksteensfontein where I went north and then west to Alexanderbay.

That steep hill is the end part of Helsekloof. Yes its steep. :shock:
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« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2006, 11:39:08 am »
bring on the rest!!! 8)
 

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« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2006, 12:01:56 pm »
perfect? :shock:  :shock:  :shock:  no one said nffinh abpout puuurrrfect


cool report dude, thanks!!! 8)  8)  8)
 

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« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2006, 03:25:34 pm »
very cool pics.  thanks for making them bigger.
 

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« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2006, 12:27:06 pm »
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very cool pics.  thanks for making them bigger.


Nice report and didn,t see much that was "Pig unfriendly".

Never been in that area, looks good.

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« Reply #9 on: October 21, 2006, 03:35:18 pm »
4x different offroad bikes on one trip! Nice!

Large Adv bike, small adv (large enduro) , enduro bike and kwat.
How did the KDX dude find riding on the long roads. Must have been a pain, 2T's are binary. WFO or off the gas.
 

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« Reply #10 on: October 21, 2006, 03:46:40 pm »
I still have a long standing open appointment with that part of the world. Pics like these cause a serious urge to speed up the date!  Thanks for sharing!  :D  :)
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« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2006, 07:13:10 am »
Excellent pics and report. thanks dude :D

That is one of my favourite areas in SA, must ride there soon.
 

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« Reply #12 on: October 22, 2006, 01:24:54 pm »
Quote from: "shark_za"
4x different offroad bikes on one trip! Nice!

Large Adv bike, small adv (large enduro) , enduro bike and kwat.
How did the KDX dude find riding on the long roads. Must have been a pain, 2T's are binary. WFO or off the gas.


The section in the richterveld between the mountains is ideal for the KDX with all the twists and bends.
But on the other hand with the straight long dirt roads the KDX gets left behind as it can only do 90km/h. As soon as you go any faster the powerband kicks in which will allow th bike to get around 120km/h. But as you know you cant ride a 2 stroke full throttle for a long period of time.

But we werent in a hurry and enjoyed the ride.