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Re: Angola, Angola - a tale of “tręs cavaleiros”
« Reply #140 on: October 12, 2010, 11:19:13 pm »
Wil jy daai Caliper carrier hę? Skryf dan die fokken ding vinniger.Nou :biggrin:

Ek wou hom koop, maar siende dat jy dit so stel...done, geskryf...is hy fokken oppad?   ;D
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Re: Angola, Angola - a tale of “tręs cavaleiros”
« Reply #141 on: October 12, 2010, 11:31:58 pm »
Lekr man eendag gan ek di trip nog doen mag ek vra wat mens moet budget vir so tipe trip en hoe lank het mens nodig om te doen

Apart from prepping a bike, and getting you and your gear to the Angolan border, a lot cheaper than you would think..for one, petrol is about R5.00 per liter, there are no shops(you eat a tin or 2 per day), there is no camping, you sleep where you get (it is safe)...about  5k incl the visa.

We also stayed at Flamingo for two nights, included, we were all pretty much on a shoe string budget.

We left the 3rd of September, were back on the 23rd...had it not been for me, we would have been back sooner, but more on that to come.
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Re: Angola, Angola - a tale of “tręs cavaleiros”
« Reply #142 on: October 12, 2010, 11:40:23 pm »
Great respect for you guys forging a new route. I am sure many will follow in your footsteps in the future.
Fantastic story. Wish I was there, HPN and all.

I know you want to do it...why are you waiting  :pot:
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Re: Angola, Angola - a tale of “tręs cavaleiros”
« Reply #143 on: October 13, 2010, 07:53:50 am »
GREAT RR :thumleft:

On a side note - I see I have just become a senior member :thumleft:
« Last Edit: October 13, 2010, 08:30:48 am by Diesel & Dust »
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Re: Angola, Angola - a tale of “tręs cavaleiros”
« Reply #144 on: October 13, 2010, 08:21:22 am »
All I can say is respect for your adventurous spirits.  Ain't that what real men are about?
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There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep Sea, and music in its roar:
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Re: Angola, Angola - a tale of “tręs cavaleiros”
« Reply #145 on: October 13, 2010, 08:59:15 am »
Amazing! A real adventure.

It's amazing how much time we as members devote to discussing what the best bike is, then you get a report like this and it really reinforces that it's not about the bike - it's about the rider and his/her spirit of adventure. It's also amazing how good the slightly "older tech" machines are. Will adventures like this start a trend away from the monster high tech DS bikes?

Well done guys!
 

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Re: Angola, Angola - a tale of “tręs cavaleiros”
« Reply #146 on: October 13, 2010, 09:06:45 am »
It's also amazing how good the slightly "older tech" machines are.

We were discussing it during the trip...one of the guys, and I won't mention names as somebody might construe it as XT bashing  :deal:, bought a bike, done a few trips prior to this one, kitted it out, and made the trip without a hiccup - cost of this trip incl., for less than R35k (and he gets to keep the bike, which is in no worse state than before the trip) ...so there is no excuse to go out, ride and enjoy   :thumleft:
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Re: Angola, Angola - a tale of “tręs cavaleiros”
« Reply #147 on: October 13, 2010, 10:02:24 am »
Thanks Dave..............nice report............I'm glued to the screen.

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Re: Angola, Angola - a tale of “tręs cavaleiros”
« Reply #148 on: October 13, 2010, 10:35:48 am »
Thanks Dave..............nice report............I'm glued to the screen.

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To you and all the others, a pleasure...and a type of thank you to all those and their ride reports that motivates.

The whole thing, buying a DS bike, migrating from racing to this type of riding actually came about the day I discovered the Wild Dog forum, and the first trip report I read:

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=10359.0

I realized the fun:

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=15758.0

Both stood out, and I am pleased to see they both made the roll of honor.

Anycase, 1 episode to go...but fark, switching on to work, and catching up, probably the most difficult part of a trip.
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Re: Angola, Angola - a tale of “tręs cavaleiros”
« Reply #149 on: October 13, 2010, 12:08:17 pm »
It's also amazing how good the slightly "older tech" machines are.

We were discussing it during the trip...one of the guys, and I won't mention names as somebody might construe it as XT bashing  :deal:, bought a bike, done a few trips prior to this one, kitted it out, and made the trip without a hiccup - cost of this trip incl., for less than R35k (and he gets to keep the bike, which is in no worse state than before the trip) ...so there is no excuse to go out, ride and enjoy   :thumleft:

wise words for such a young man  :mwink:
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Re: Angola, Angola - a tale of “tręs cavaleiros”
« Reply #150 on: October 13, 2010, 01:39:33 pm »
Respect to all 3 of you!!!
Thanks for a nice bit of reading Beserker!!
Eks bly julle 3 is veilig terug!

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Re: Angola, Angola - a tale of “tręs cavaleiros”
« Reply #151 on: October 13, 2010, 03:07:41 pm »
wow what an epic ride, the doodsaker was the least of your problems!!!
That sand looks a handful!
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Re: Angola, Angola - a tale of “tręs cavaleiros”
« Reply #152 on: October 13, 2010, 05:38:26 pm »
Thanks for sharing your epic journey.  Fantastic !  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Angola, Angola - a tale of “tręs cavaleiros”
« Reply #153 on: October 13, 2010, 05:43:00 pm »
Absolutely loving this, I had serious reservations about visiting Angola, but have now definitely added it to the bucket list. Your perspective on the place is awesome. Thanks for all the effort in sharing. You are making life worth it to dream of the next trip

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Re: Angola, Angola - a tale of “tręs cavaleiros”
« Reply #154 on: October 13, 2010, 06:22:43 pm »
hey beserker
die trip lyk crazy, julle 3 manne moet maar vas hou want lyk my julle ballas is so groot dit raak aan julle knee.                                              mucho respecto cavaleiros  :thumleft:
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Re: Angola, Angola - a tale of “tręs cavaleiros”
« Reply #155 on: October 13, 2010, 06:30:44 pm »
Just missed my dinner due to reading this twice!!

Awesome stuff and an inspiration

Thanks for sharing!
 

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Re: Angola, Angola - a tale of “tręs cavaleiros”
« Reply #156 on: October 13, 2010, 09:39:13 pm »
Brilliant stuff ! Man I miss my XT. Wat se tyres het julle op die XT en die DR gehad?
 

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Re: Angola, Angola - a tale of “tręs cavaleiros”
« Reply #157 on: October 13, 2010, 10:26:21 pm »
I do not like reports like this. It makes me feel like a real limp dick.  :eek7:

One day when I am big I shall do something resembling this.

Brilliant guys! Love the report!!  :thumleft: :thumleft:
 

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Re: Angola, Angola - a tale of “tręs cavaleiros”
« Reply #158 on: October 14, 2010, 02:09:11 am »
lekker....wish i can some day do this

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Re: Angola, Angola - a tale of “tręs cavaleiros”
« Reply #159 on: October 14, 2010, 07:46:58 am »
Biesie, my XT600E het n 130/90 Pirelli Rallycross MT21 agterop, en n 90/90 Pirelli Rallycross MT21 voorop gehad. Die Suzuki het n Mitas, weet nie watter een nie, opgehad[Watkykjy, vertel die mense watter tyres jy opgehad het!!] Die slytasie tempo van die Pirelli en die Mitas was identies, oor presies dieselfde afstand en terrein.
As ek jy was sou ek nie so gelyk het nie.