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Offline mr green

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SOLO ride in Namibia.
« on: August 28, 2011, 10:54:58 am »
BIKE: 640 KTM Adventure
MISSION: Ride as much dirt road and tracks in namibia
DATE: 8-20 August 2011
DISTANCE: 4500km
Yes, we all know it isn't the safest thing to do but sometimes its is the best thing to do.
I had 12 days to kill so why not, I packed my faithfull Bantum which we allways chuckle that it is way less in value than the KTM haha but allways gets me there. I drove up from Cape Town and as it is flower time in Namaqua land made the drive great. I arrived in Namibia and slept In Provanance Camp (Felix Uinte River Camp) great venue with Cabanas, Restuarant and BAR.
The next morning I packed and hit the road. Now we all know don't drink and ride but i must say a Ice cold Windhoek in the morning does lossen you up just enough to chill on the dirt and not tense up, so i stuck to that plan the whole trip. (There must be something in the air in Namibia because beer somply tastse better their.)
It was a total wing-it ride with no real plans, no GPS just camping gear and make sure fill up at each petrol station all i had was a tourism map that I collected at the border.  In a nut shell the rote started at Noordoewer - Hobaas - Seeheim - West side of Nam -  Sesriem - Sous Vlei - Swakopmunt - Usakos - Kamenjab - Damaraland - Palmwag - Twyfelfontein - Windhoek - Maltahue - Aus - Rosh Pinha back to Orange. Now I know there is a massive what bike is the better bike etc and that debate will continue forever, all i want to say is the 640 KTM was made for dirt it did sand, gravel and river crossing NO PROBLEM.
A massive thanx to CPR in CT for preping my bike and Yamaha Swakopmunt for there amazing service. PICs say a thousand words.
 

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Re: SOLO ride in Namibia.
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2011, 01:06:40 pm »
nice, nam is still on my bucket list
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Re: SOLO ride in Namibia.
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2011, 04:18:41 pm »
Very nice.  Namibia is always a wonderful place.  We did it in April and did not want to come back. 
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Re: SOLO ride in Namibia.
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2011, 04:21:08 pm »
Very nice, how the roads?
Apparently riding in Nam is suicide these days :pot:
« Last Edit: August 28, 2011, 04:21:32 pm by Slaaiblaar »
 

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Re: SOLO ride in Namibia.
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2011, 05:54:37 pm »
Vellie nice, Namibia is my favourite.  How about some more phodies.  :biggrin:

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Re: SOLO ride in Namibia.
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2011, 07:44:16 am »
WISH I WAS THERE!!!!!
 

Offline mr green

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Re: SOLO ride in Namibia.
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2011, 08:15:49 am »
lots and lots of tourists in rented 4x4ssss but saty cool as they all drive on the wrong side of the road. haha
 

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Re: SOLO ride in Namibia.
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2011, 08:22:30 am »
and more
 

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Re: SOLO ride in Namibia.
« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2011, 08:47:50 am »
Sies, dis nie mooi om sulke goed op n Maandag oggend te sien nie.
Hoe gaan ek nou gewerk kry?
 

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Re: SOLO ride in Namibia.
« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2011, 09:33:10 pm »
Very nice, how the roads?
Apparently riding in Nam is suicide these days :pot:

Why do you say this???
 

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Re: SOLO ride in Namibia.
« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2011, 04:54:21 am »
He is can like to be a little jelly sie! ;D
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