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Re: Drowning GS's in the Doring River (the complete saga)
« Reply #100 on: December 08, 2011, 09:32:32 am »
This is a very enjoyable read, except for the part with Ross laying on the stretcher. I hope he is doing better now.
Please give me a shout when you plan your next trip, I am in.
No need to go 3.500km north if I can have a great adventure with you guys 150km from home  ;D
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Re: Drowning GS's in the Doring River (the complete saga)
« Reply #101 on: December 08, 2011, 10:07:22 am »
This is a very enjoyable read, except for the part with Ross laying on the stretcher. I hope he is doing better now.
Please give me a shout when you plan your next trip, I am in.
No need to go 3.500km north if I can have a great adventure with you guys 150km from home  ;D

Would be glad to have you on board.
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Your solo trip to Namibia was inspirational.

You just the type of guy to have around when things go pear shaped.
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Re: Drowning GS's in the Doring River (the complete saga)
« Reply #102 on: December 08, 2011, 10:58:37 am »
Where exactly is Stonehendge?
Wanna add it's location to my GPS.

Here 32'20"14.0S
       19'43"5.0E :mwink:
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Re: Drowning GS's in the Doring River (the complete saga)
« Reply #103 on: December 08, 2011, 11:10:34 am »
Where exactly is Stonehendge?
Wanna add it's location to my GPS.

Here 32'20"14.0S
       19'43"5.0E :mwink:

Hmmm, as that the same as this?
(see pic)

I can never figure out which is the standard setting for co-ordinates on my GPS

 

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Re: Drowning GS's in the Doring River (the complete saga)
« Reply #104 on: December 08, 2011, 11:47:54 am »
What a trip  :o

Respect for pushing on  :thumleft: I would have phoned a buddy with a trailer long before having to endure what you okes did  :peepwall:

But, now I know my own toolkit needs jacking up  :deal:
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Re: Drowning GS's in the Doring River (the complete saga)
« Reply #105 on: December 08, 2011, 11:51:16 am »
Last year this time with the 'bok-ooi"..
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Re: Drowning GS's in the Doring River (the complete saga)
« Reply #106 on: December 08, 2011, 01:10:05 pm »
Wow. I don't have the words to describe the emotions I felt when reading this.

Thanks for the amusing RR.  :thumleft:
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Re: Drowning GS's in the Doring River (the complete saga)
« Reply #107 on: December 08, 2011, 01:17:16 pm »
Wow. I don't have the words to describe the emotions I felt when reading this.

Thanks for the amusing RR.  :thumleft:

You? Speechless?
Thats a first.
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Re: Drowning GS's in the Doring River (the complete saga)
« Reply #108 on: December 08, 2011, 03:17:56 pm »
Wow. I don't have the words to describe the emotions I felt when reading this.

Thanks for the amusing RR.  :thumleft:

You? Speechless?
Thats a first.
 ;D

Yes, but you don't know what I was thinking...

(hint: note the use of the term "amusing" in my first post).
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Re: Drowning GS's in the Doring River (the complete saga)
« Reply #109 on: December 08, 2011, 03:26:39 pm »
Wow. I don't have the words to describe the emotions I felt when reading this.

Thanks for the amusing RR.  :thumleft:

You? Speechless?
Thats a first.
 ;D

Yes, but you don't know what I was thinking...

(hint: note the use of the term "amusing" in my first post).
you right, I can only imagine what you were thinking.... but I think I'm better off not knowing.

glad i can amuse you though.
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Re: Drowning GS's in the Doring River (the complete saga)
« Reply #110 on: December 08, 2011, 04:27:14 pm »
Epic!  :thumleft:
Hope your mate heals quickly.
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Re: Drowning GS's in the Doring River (the complete saga)
« Reply #111 on: December 08, 2011, 04:35:03 pm »
Really great read!  Thanks for posting and thumbs up to you guys for enduring, taking it as a challenge and coming out the other side. 

Takes a special kind of person... ;D

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Re: Drowning GS's in the Doring River (the complete saga)
« Reply #112 on: December 08, 2011, 10:56:51 pm »
What an adventure!, hope your mate gets well soon.
 

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Re: Drowning GS's in the Doring River (the complete saga)
« Reply #113 on: December 09, 2011, 03:05:05 pm »
Nice RR CG!  :thumleft: That route is always entertaining and always a surprise somewhere on that route!! Actually I think this time of year there's not supposed to be any water in the river! Nice adventure you had!!
 

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Re: Drowning GS's in the Doring River (the complete saga)
« Reply #114 on: December 09, 2011, 04:48:07 pm »
Kameelkop, gaan ons volgende jaar deur daai rivier ry? :peepwall:
 

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Re: Drowning GS's in the Doring River (the complete saga)
« Reply #115 on: December 09, 2011, 06:54:05 pm »
Most enjoyed RR EVER!

I would probably have said: ENOUGH ALREADY and proceeded to curl up on the side of the road and await my fate...  Then again, I probably would not have made the ambitious decisions you guys have made.  Regardless, it seems like you are all in good spirits about the hardships, and what great memories and an epic story you have as a result of it.

WELL DONE - serious respect.  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Drowning GS's in the Doring River (the complete saga)
« Reply #116 on: December 09, 2011, 07:31:11 pm »
Jis guys , when i started reading this it reminded me of a post I read a while ago of some dudes trip where he got shot at , wallet stolen, highjacked, kidnapped and a whole lot of other BS, Its hard to believe that someone can have soo many challenges in one day but hey you got photos to prove it!!
Well done guys, I think if there wasnt any team work you would probably still be out there, its not easy to work as a team when things go wrong and everyone is tired and frustrated!!!
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Re: Drowning GS's in the Doring River (the complete saga)
« Reply #117 on: December 09, 2011, 10:27:01 pm »
Lekker Cloud, awesome ride report, are you sure Harlequin was not on your ride?  :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:

A tip for that rim-liner (rubber-tape inside the rim), try and set it as best you can, then run Duct-tape around the entire rim, on the inside, covering the spokes. A few layers of duct tape, along with what is left of the rubber lining will keep the lining in place and protect the tube from the spokes.


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Re: Drowning GS's in the Doring River (the complete saga)
« Reply #118 on: December 10, 2011, 03:18:35 pm »
Great rr, get well soon Ross!

Like other have said, this is one that the three of you will remember with great fondness.

Are there a lot of bikers that go on that route? I'm curious because that other guy on the KTM never appeared in your story anywhere.
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Re: Drowning GS's in the Doring River (the complete saga)
« Reply #119 on: December 11, 2011, 09:05:06 am »
He was on a Yamaha actually.
I think it's a fairly well known route.

I didn't mention Jan simply cause there was too much to tell. He arrived at the river just as we got the two bikers out of the water. We helped him push his bike through the deeper part. He rode the rest of the way out.
He stuck around for a little bit while we tried to get the Dakar going, then he went merrily on his way.