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Re: Angola Doodsakker Ekspedisie Jun 2010
« Reply #60 on: July 10, 2010, 09:29:38 pm »
Nice RR Stefan.
Die Lubango Namibe area is seker een van die mooistes in Angola en dit is sekerlik 'n plek wat ek wil verken voordat ek eendag terugkeer SA toe.

Julle ROE was goed teen 100 Kwanzas per USD. Hier in Luanda wissel dit van 91 to 95AKZ/USD.

Rico Sako het nog 'n lodge by die mond van die Kwanza Rivier (Kwanza River Lodge). Het eendag daar aangegaan op pad terug van Porto Amboim af. Koffie is gratis en hy maak seker om vir die kelners te vertel dat hulle groot bekers moet bedien, want Suid Afrikaners drink uit groot bekers uit en met melk.

Dis net jammer dat Angola homself nie meer toespits op toerisme nie. Hier is regtig mooi plekke om te sien.

Die polisie, wel ja, die manne kan partykeer bietjie krapperig raak, veral as hulle agterkom jy is 'n buitelander.

Chinese is 'n helse probleem want alhoewel hulle onstettend baie werk hier doen, is die meeste van hulle blybaar convicts. Ek hoor dat die regering nou al so bietjie keelvol raak vir die klomp want hulle kom hier aan in hulle honderde. China het nie plek vir sy misdadigers nie, so die Afrika lande is vir hulle 'n groot verligting.

Chinese bikes is die arm man se vervoer. Daar is duisende van die goed en dis nie snaaks om pa, ma en twee kinders op 'n 50cc fietsie te sien ry nie. Hulle gaan orals met hulle and hulle laai enige iets op hulle.

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Re: Angola Doodsakker Ekspedisie Jun 2010
« Reply #61 on: July 10, 2010, 09:54:18 pm »
Wow Stefan,  die beste ride report wat ek nog gelees het.
So 'n trip onthou 'n mens vir die res van jou lewe.  Eendag as ek groot is......

Dankie vir die tyd wat jy gespandeer het om dit te skryf.

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Re: Angola Doodsakker Ekspedisie Jun 2010
« Reply #62 on: July 10, 2010, 10:24:42 pm »
SGB - considering most people trailer their bikes to the border anyway, would this trip be better or worse on a 250?

TR, I suppose you can do it on a 250 - but not "better" for the terrain.  If everyone was on that type of bike it would be OK, or you would have to limit the big twins to second gear.

In the technical sections it will keep up, but I still think the bigger bikes for this terrain is a magic carpet ride in comparison.  Also - "250" is a wide term  If you mean 250 2T racing machines, they would keep up in the sand, but would not last the trip and by day 14 the rider would need to be re-sleeved too....  :o
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Re: Angola Doodsakker Ekspedisie Jun 2010
« Reply #63 on: July 10, 2010, 10:31:45 pm »
SGB - considering most people trailer their bikes to the border anyway, would this trip be better or worse on a 250?

TR, I suppose you can do it on a 250 - but not "better" for the terrain.  If everyone was on that type of bike it would be OK, or you would have to limit the big twins to second gear.

In the technical sections it will keep up, but I still think the bigger bikes for this terrain is a magic carpet ride in comparison.  Also - "250" is a wide term  If you mean 250 2T racing machines, they would keep up in the sand, but would not last the trip and by day 14 the rider would need to be re-sleeved too....  :o

No not a racer, a XR250 Baja or something such. I just thought maybe because it's lighter. You didn't do HUGE amounts of km's per day so I wondered if one had the luxury of buying a bike specifically for such a trip if a light lighter small bike might be better in the sand and technical stuff.

Seems from the Angola RR's that most bikes take a hammering on these Angola rides.
 

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Re: Angola Doodsakker Ekspedisie Jun 2010
« Reply #64 on: July 10, 2010, 11:16:00 pm »
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Re: Angola Doodsakker Ekspedisie Jun 2010
« Reply #65 on: July 11, 2010, 02:00:47 am »
Really nice report, thanks for sharing. Really is a trip of a lifetime.

Also loved the thoughts on the bikes at then end.
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Re: Angola Doodsakker Ekspedisie Jun 2010
« Reply #66 on: July 11, 2010, 08:47:50 am »
Awesome !!  :thumleft: :thumleft:
 

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Re: Angola Doodsakker Ekspedisie Jun 2010
« Reply #67 on: July 11, 2010, 09:50:37 am »
Well done to all great report thanks for sharing .
Wonder where these trips in Africa actually end.
At R3.00 per litre  [ is that correct ] maybe never.


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Re: Angola Doodsakker Ekspedisie Jun 2010
« Reply #68 on: July 11, 2010, 09:55:07 am »
wow!!!!!

Super report.

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Re: Angola Doodsakker Ekspedisie Jun 2010
« Reply #69 on: July 11, 2010, 11:09:26 am »
What a story!!

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Re: Angola Doodsakker Ekspedisie Jun 2010
« Reply #70 on: July 11, 2010, 11:17:40 am »
WOW... baie nice report Stefan, so waarheen volgende?  :mwink:
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Re: Angola Doodsakker Ekspedisie Jun 2010
« Reply #71 on: July 11, 2010, 12:18:48 pm »
Dankie vir 'n baie nice RR :thumleft: .My flippen internet wou nie die laaste 3 dele van die report aflaai nie (die foto's) so ek sal more weer kyk,maar dankie,dit was baie nice!
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Re: Angola Doodsakker Ekspedisie Jun 2010
« Reply #72 on: July 11, 2010, 12:33:49 pm »
That was a graphic description of a serious trip.  Many thanks for the trouble you took in putting it all together for us.
 

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Re: Angola Doodsakker Ekspedisie Jun 2010
« Reply #73 on: July 11, 2010, 01:22:08 pm »
Well done Stefan, fantastic ride.
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Re: Angola Doodsakker Ekspedisie Jun 2010
« Reply #74 on: July 11, 2010, 02:09:54 pm »
SGB, did Jan went down at Leba pass, or do I read it wrong?

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Re: Angola Doodsakker Ekspedisie Jun 2010
« Reply #75 on: July 11, 2010, 04:33:23 pm »
Lovely, awesome adventure!
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Re: Angola Doodsakker Ekspedisie Jun 2010
« Reply #76 on: July 11, 2010, 08:36:32 pm »
Kort jy nie n appy nie? Ek kan tyres change et al!

Dit was nou regtig lekker lees! Hoop Yamaha neem notisie van julle teespoed, ek hou regtig van daai 1200.
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Re: Angola Doodsakker Ekspedisie Jun 2010
« Reply #77 on: July 11, 2010, 08:50:33 pm »
Fantastiese RR SGB. Dankie dat jy die moeite gedoen het om dit met ons te deel.
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Re: Angola Doodsakker Ekspedisie Jun 2010
« Reply #78 on: July 12, 2010, 07:24:27 am »
Wow, great ride and adventure  :thumleft:

Thanks for sharing and all the useful info on bikes and the people involved.
Although i think of myself as a good adventurer, this one seems a bit too hectic for my liking. But i thoroughly enjoyed reading it.

Thanks SGB  :biggrin:
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Re: Angola Doodsakker Ekspedisie Jun 2010
« Reply #79 on: July 12, 2010, 08:00:06 am »
Wat 'n trip!
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