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Offline J-mo

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Re: Namibia on the cheap on a KLR
« Reply #40 on: May 31, 2011, 06:19:24 pm »
Nice RR. Just shows you it doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg. :thumleft:
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Re: Namibia on the cheap on a KLR
« Reply #41 on: May 31, 2011, 06:26:03 pm »
In Total - 16 days
4900 kms
My budget per day was R 150 for camping and food - free camping helped as I had R5000 cash for my journey , half of that was spent on fuel
I rode on average 350kms on riding days other than the Cape Town to Springbok road , I had a few days of walking in the Brandberg and around Spitzkop .
My average petrol consumption was 20km's to the litre
No oil used  :)

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Re: Namibia on the cheap on a KLR
« Reply #42 on: May 31, 2011, 09:12:18 pm »
Nice RR Shanti with a lot of usefull information. Thanks  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Namibia on the cheap on a KLR
« Reply #43 on: May 31, 2011, 09:49:15 pm »
You had the opportunity, grabbed it, and had an experience that most of us will only
dream of. Solo rides like this place you in a selected league. Well done!  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Namibia on the cheap on a KLR
« Reply #44 on: May 31, 2011, 10:00:12 pm »
Shanti thanks for sharing, great pics.
 

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Re: Namibia on the cheap on a KLR
« Reply #45 on: May 31, 2011, 10:14:14 pm »
Shanti, your RR is absolutely inspiring.thanks for sharing, and thank you for showing us your thoughts on the way. Respect bru!

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Re: Namibia on the cheap on a KLR
« Reply #46 on: June 01, 2011, 01:15:15 am »
That's how it's done!

Thankyou.
I wonder where that road goes? And that, has usually made all the difference. Appologies to Mr Frost

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Re: Namibia on the cheap on a KLR
« Reply #47 on: June 01, 2011, 08:08:57 am »
Fantastic. Namibia is Gods Country. Thank you for sharing.
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Re: Namibia on the cheap on a KLR
« Reply #48 on: June 01, 2011, 08:23:00 am »
Great feedback on how to do a minimalist trip! Love it!  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Namibia on the cheap on a KLR
« Reply #49 on: June 01, 2011, 08:42:28 am »
Great RR.... :ricky:
Thanx for sharing.... :thumleft:
 

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Re: Namibia on the cheap on a KLR
« Reply #50 on: June 01, 2011, 08:57:40 am »
Amazing RR! Thanks for taking the time... One trip that is definitely going on my bucket list! I see the Rokstraps came in handy with the wood carrying!  :ricky:  :thumleft:
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Re: Namibia on the cheap on a KLR
« Reply #51 on: June 01, 2011, 09:04:32 am »
Namibia is full of big and small


Beautiful! You made my day! Thanks for taking the time to share.
 

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Re: Namibia on the cheap on a KLR
« Reply #52 on: June 01, 2011, 09:50:37 am »
Amazing RR! Thanks for taking the time... One trip that is definitely going on my bucket list! I see the Rokstraps came in handy with the wood carrying!  :ricky:  :thumleft:
Rokstraps rock ! They are great - don't know why I left them out of the best things to have but they work well , are strong , simple to use - big recommend
Thanks again for all the positive comments .
In terms of going on my own - it is difficult to plan around people and I had planned on going with a friend but things changed and I wasn't going to cancel my journey to wait for another opportunity .
I think Byron says it best -
 There is pleasure in the pathless woods;
...There is rapture in the lonely shore;
There is society, where no one intrudes
By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
I love not man the less, but Nature more.
I very happy I went on my own , there is a certain feeling that comes up by day four that can't be touched or adequately described , your being stops the chatter and you ascend into the NOW , not often we get that experience in life .
Just ride within your abilities ... :ricky:

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Re: Namibia on the cheap on a KLR
« Reply #53 on: June 01, 2011, 03:27:11 pm »
Excelent ride report Shanti. really enjoyed reading this. I did that trip in 2006, with a bakkie. But nothing beats riding it solo. This is the reason why we ride bikes!!
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Re: Namibia on the cheap on a KLR
« Reply #54 on: June 01, 2011, 04:40:13 pm »
Great RR shanti!  You got your experiences and feelings across well in the writing and the pix. Really enjoyed reading it.
 

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Re: Namibia on the cheap on a KLR
« Reply #55 on: June 01, 2011, 07:47:10 pm »
Thanks, this was great to read! I love your photos a lot. And the way you describe what impression the place made on you, the moods, your appreciation of it all. I'll sure remember a trip like this for the rest of my life.
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Re: Namibia on the cheap on a KLR
« Reply #56 on: June 01, 2011, 08:25:52 pm »
Well done Shanti
A great R.R. Enough to get one planning again.
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Re: Namibia on the cheap on a KLR
« Reply #57 on: June 01, 2011, 08:52:43 pm »

Thats all I can think about for now , happy riding
one thing more - Just go - dont hang out too much on forums trying to get the best solution , your best solution will come to you on journeys and not on the net . If you don't have all the right stuff it does not matter , it shouldn't prevent you from going . Peace and thank you all for the lovely comments


I love this part! We tend to over complicate and analyze things. Just do it.

Great report!
 

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Re: Namibia on the cheap on a KLR
« Reply #58 on: June 01, 2011, 09:51:07 pm »

Thats all I can think about for now , happy riding
one thing more - Just go - dont hang out too much on forums trying to get the best solution , your best solution will come to you on journeys and not on the net . If you don't have all the right stuff it does not matter , it shouldn't prevent you from going . Peace and thank you all for the lovely comments


I love this part! We tend to over complicate and analyze things. Just do it.

Great report!


we tend to overplan and overpack as well. especially if you ride a RV motorhome like me
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Re: Namibia on the cheap on a KLR
« Reply #59 on: June 02, 2011, 10:20:20 am »
Shanti thanks for sharing a great experience!!! :thumleft:
Sorry Babe I am still riding.