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Offline domstes

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Re: Angola, Angola - a tale of “tręs cavaleiros”
« Reply #240 on: November 09, 2010, 08:08:00 pm »
Beserker thanks for the checklist of all the things you need.  :thumleft:
It has some things I would never have thought of...., until I needed it that is.   :eek7:
 

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Re: Angola, Angola - a tale of “tręs cavaleiros”
« Reply #241 on: November 16, 2010, 06:30:26 am »
Finally got the chance to finish reading this report. Absolutely awesome. What a fantastic adventure, and a great story. Wish I could have been there.

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At the start, I remember taking this photograph, thinking “This doesn’t look to bad, 430 km, a day, maybe a day and a half to civilisation, one night camping…yeeha!”

I know exactly what you mean, but on loaded bikes in that sand: RESPECT!  :drif:

What speed where you doing (mas or minus) in that sand if I may ask? Im pretty sure if you stayed in the rut you would not be able to ride as fast, I find that the sand grips the sides of the wheels and increases friction, reducing speed and increasing fuel consumption.

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Re: Angola, Angola - a tale of “tręs cavaleiros”
« Reply #242 on: November 16, 2010, 06:45:29 am »
Finally got the chance to finish reading this report......

Aren't you supposed to be racking up miles, working on base endurance...?

And now I catch you idling around on forums.. ???

Back to work!  ;D
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Re: Angola, Angola - a tale of “tręs cavaleiros”
« Reply #243 on: November 18, 2010, 12:54:15 am »
Finally got the chance to finish reading this report......

Aren't you supposed to be racking up miles, working on base endurance...?

And now I catch you idling around on forums.. ???

Back to work!  ;D

Yes dad. :thefinger:

My excuse is im still waiting for my foot to heal.   :evil6:

I can kick start my bike now, so tomorrow Im going tostart riding again.  :ricky: Yahoo!!
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Re: Angola, Angola - a tale of “tręs cavaleiros”
« Reply #244 on: December 31, 2010, 07:56:25 am »
A year in retrospect...noticed some unanswered questions...

What speed where you doing (mas or minus) in that sand if I may ask? Im pretty sure if you stayed in the rut you would not be able to ride as fast, I find that the sand grips the sides of the wheels and increases friction, reducing speed and increasing fuel consumption.

The sand ruts were so deep it knocked our feet of the pegs, and the amount of luggage/fuel coupled to the fact that it will be a serious issue should something go wrong in an area that remote, made us cautious.

We were doing different speeds due to different bikes.

On the XR I was doing about 60 - 70,  but outrunning the other bikes was silly, it meant a long wait at every substantial fork in the road for the others, during which time you get eaten alive by the insects.

The bikes only started "floating" on the sand once you hit third, so we kept the minimum above that. The max was influenced by caution, but riding kilometer after kilometer, hour after hour and one gets blase and start speeding up, the temptation to "Dakar" it is always there and once you succumb to it....  :ricky:  80 - 90 on the straight sections with potential to go faster.

On the beach we went flat out, only slowed down when we noticed we were running low on fuel.

More info on the fuel bladders please.


If you need something like this, best is to make a mock-up of cardboard, fit it to your bike, and once satisfied with that, a drawing with dimensions. Send that through to me and I can give you a price.

You will probably look at about R4k, R2k for the bladders including the fittings and fuel bung
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Re: Angola, Angola - a tale of “tręs cavaleiros”
« Reply #245 on: February 17, 2012, 09:29:39 pm »
Somehow I only got to read it now.. Bevange  :thumleft:
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Re: Angola, Angola - a tale of “tręs cavaleiros”
« Reply #246 on: February 19, 2012, 08:50:50 pm »
I somehow missed it as well, what an awesome report & trip. If you guys do it again, please drop me a PM, I'd love to join you. Besides giving me an excuse to buy another bike, I wanna go fishing at Flamigo  ;D
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Re: Angola, Angola - a tale of “tręs cavaleiros”
« Reply #247 on: February 19, 2012, 10:54:36 pm »
Fantastic report! Thanks to you and the other two cavaliers for opening this route in such an interesting manner. The checklists are also much appreciated.
 

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Re: Angola, Angola - a tale of “tręs cavaleiros”
« Reply #248 on: February 20, 2012, 02:40:23 am »
Baie nice trip en RR.

Het baie tips uit die RR gekry. :thumleft: :thumleft:
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Re: Angola, Angola - a tale of “tręs cavaleiros”
« Reply #249 on: April 25, 2013, 07:22:47 pm »
Excellent RR, expect to do something similar in the future
 

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Re: Angola, Angola - a tale of “tręs cavaleiros”
« Reply #250 on: April 25, 2013, 09:15:06 pm »
Excellent RR, expect to do something similar in the future

Just do it!!!
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Re: Angola, Angola - a tale of “tręs cavaleiros”
« Reply #251 on: October 13, 2015, 06:22:23 pm »
Het die RR 5 jaar terug ook gelees. Was laas jaar Junie maand in Angola as 'n agterste gids drywer vir Uri Adventures. Was op heelwat plekke waar julle was. Al was dit nou met 'n Land Cruiser was dit een befokte trip. Kan my net in dink hoe dit met die bikes moes wees.
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Re: Angola, Angola - a tale of “tręs cavaleiros”
« Reply #252 on: October 13, 2015, 09:16:52 pm »
Great report!  :thumleft:

I've read it years back on advrider, and it's great that it came back to provide some inspiration. I like the obligatory Doodsakker, but especially enjoyed the exploring into unknown in the east. Well done to you and an inspiration for me to start digging into those Googlemaps again.

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Re: Angola, Angola - a tale of “tręs cavaleiros”
« Reply #253 on: October 13, 2015, 09:35:12 pm »
I cannot help but wonder about the number of bucketlist/going to do this also posts  :eek7:
Be sure you are "ready" before jumping into such a ride.
Fantastic trip which I am very sure I just want to read about  :ricky:
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Re: Angola, Angola - a tale of “tręs cavaleiros”
« Reply #254 on: October 13, 2015, 09:38:24 pm »
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« Reply #255 on: October 13, 2015, 09:43:24 pm »
Dankie!  Goeie RR!   :thumleft:
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Re: Angola, Angola - a tale of “tręs cavaleiros”
« Reply #256 on: October 14, 2015, 06:09:35 am »
A wonderful report of an extreme trip, inspirational. Must work a bit more on my sand riding skills before taking this on and find some buddies who are keen to try this.
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Re: Angola, Angola - a tale of “tręs cavaleiros”
« Reply #257 on: October 14, 2015, 07:21:10 am »
Awesome trip and report!!

Thanks :thumleft:
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Re: Angola, Angola - a tale of “tręs cavaleiros”
« Reply #258 on: October 14, 2015, 09:54:37 am »
Amsterdam, One of the trio , Two Stroke Dan is a regular on our WildWood Rides and unfortunately missed the Kaokoland trip. Some feeble excuse about a holiday with his wife. Hopefully you'll both join us on the next epic.
 

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Re: Angola, Angola - a tale of “tręs cavaleiros”
« Reply #259 on: October 14, 2015, 09:59:13 am »
And yes, the 'tres caveleirios trip' is certainly a trip by which all trips should be measured.