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Re: Its not all about the bikes !
« Reply #60 on: September 05, 2007, 06:27:56 pm »
I have been inspired by this thread.  I intend doing a lot of touring in the future.  I intended taking photos of the countryside I see: now i will also try to document the locals I come across.
 

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Re: Its not all about the bikes !
« Reply #61 on: September 06, 2007, 07:26:16 pm »

Met these boys on a trip threw Transkey thei loved our picnic.
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Re: Its not all about the bikes !
« Reply #62 on: October 19, 2007, 09:17:16 am »
Hi All - Since the beginning of September a lot of Wilddoggers would have made a trip. This is a good time to add some pics of the people you have encountered !!!

As you know, we have been to Angola and now that MJ's ride report is almost done - eventually and after a lot of people have run out of patience - here are some of memorable ones of our trip. Enjoy !!

This young girl were met on the way to the Kunene, roaming around with her cattle all by herself.




On our arrival at Monte Negro at the Kunene River, we had a couple of cold ones with the local police. I just could not resist the temptation to test the power of such a big guy - it turns out that even after giving it my best, he still was not noticing me hanging onto his arm.




Down at the river, we got some incredible footage of what life-forms hangs around at the Kunene !




I just have to post these two family pictures of Michnus en MJ ...............






Jose and Jose, our friends from Lubango. These good, friendly and loving people were supposed to be our enemies a couple of years back. What a privilledge to have met them and what blessing that they have survived !!!




After entertaining us for the whole evening and after a lot of Ngola's, we got down to some serious reflections of the past and what could have been.




On the way back to Ruacana, we stopped at a couple of places. This pretty girl made us a very nice goat meat meal. Who would have thought it could actually taste good. We had some bad experiences on previous trips.




This was the shopkeeper.




And these were some of the youngsters who got exposed to the wonders of a digital camera.




This must be the most real cowboy in Africa, if not the world. At first he was reluctant, but MJ eventually got this awesome picture of him.




Fred Leask, from Ugie, sharing a gwaai with a local lady.




At the next rest stop, Michnus befriended himself with another thirsty fellow and shared a last cold one.




I enjoyed Angola so much, I even got myself a shirt of which I am very proud. I never thought I would love another country more than my own, but I had no choice in this matter.



Cheers....., until a next time.

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Re: Its not all about the bikes !
« Reply #63 on: October 19, 2007, 10:00:46 am »
I have new respect for this thread
and those pics are brilliant

PS. can I get a shirt like that at Edgars?
No? I'll just have to go to Angola then... 8)
 

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Re: Its not all about the bikes !
« Reply #64 on: October 19, 2007, 12:39:34 pm »
Great one Nardus - see you in Hogsback

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Re: Its not all about the bikes !
« Reply #65 on: October 19, 2007, 06:10:57 pm »
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I enjoyed Angola so much, I even got myself a shirt of which I am very proud. I never thought I would love another country more than my own, but I had no choice in this matter.


+10,000,000 ;D



Be-bliksem, Nardus, it's as good as a ride report. :headbang:



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Re: Its not all about the bikes !
« Reply #66 on: October 19, 2007, 06:38:10 pm »
You guys cheat, how can us mere mortals compete, gonna have to go talk to my Dog.

 
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Re: Its not all about the bikes !
« Reply #67 on: February 20, 2008, 05:12:24 pm »
Handing out coulour in books, crayons and puzzles in Transkei on a beer stop. Swaerrie trekked it all the way in those saddle bags from CT...strong Katoem.
 

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Re: Its not all about the bikes !
« Reply #68 on: February 21, 2008, 01:36:03 pm »
Happy 'car guard' in De Rust....Number one is their drink.  2 bikes in background are two guys we met on their way to Namibia with a film crew. Third bike`s engine seized just ouside town.  Was about 40 deg Celsius that day.
 

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Re: Its not all about the bikes !
« Reply #69 on: February 29, 2008, 11:39:29 am »
I did some charity work for some creche's. I went on my bike as it is a huge novelty and ice breaker. I got some great shots of the kids;







On my trip to the Kunene this one was taken by my mate Hannes;

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

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Re: Its not all about the bikes !
« Reply #70 on: February 29, 2008, 02:30:03 pm »
That looks like microcephaly.

Is that what it's called?

When I was riding on the 800 GS launch in KZN in some remote, foresty area, I came across a chap that looked almost identical.

Is it a genetic mutation kind of thing?

The guy was quite surprised at this bike & rider (admitted, with out Darth Vader suits we do not exactly epitomise hippie culture  ;D), but when I waved (I alwas do) his face lit up. I will never forget that instant. It was almost haunting.

Then I found out I took a wrong turnoff 400 m further, turned around and rode past him again. Was he confused! But I waved anyway.

I sincerely feel sorry for the bloke. And I don't think he's the most popular guy in the village either, since everyone was walking in groups - except him, all on his ace.

Personally I try and engage locals wherever I go. That's just my personality. In the end we're all humans.

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Re: Its not all about the bikes !
« Reply #71 on: March 02, 2008, 07:45:39 am »
Kamaya, look at yourself in this picture...in fact, look at the reflection in all their eyes in your pics!
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Re: Its not all about the bikes !
« Reply #72 on: March 02, 2008, 09:22:13 am »
Kamaya, look at yourself in this picture...in fact, look at the reflection in all their eyes in your pics!

10/10 for your observation Uil !! ;)
 

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Re: Its not all about the bikes !
« Reply #73 on: March 02, 2008, 05:19:24 pm »
Kamaya, look at yourself in this picture...in fact, look at the reflection in all their eyes in your pics!

10/10 for your observation Uil !! ;)

Thanx, maar ek was nugter............... ;D
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Re: Its not all about the bikes !
« Reply #74 on: March 04, 2008, 04:37:20 pm »
Kamanya and Dustsucker, thanks, some lekker pictures !!!

Uiltjie, I hope you do not find any lip or tongue marks on some of our pics !!!??
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Re: Its not all about the bikes !
« Reply #75 on: March 04, 2008, 05:44:37 pm »
Slave descendants.  Taken in Tesselaarsdal which is a community founded by a local farmer for his freed slaves.  It was quite usual for a slave owner to father children with his female slaves so there may be some of his benevolent genes here.

 

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Re: Its not all about the bikes !
« Reply #76 on: March 07, 2008, 03:04:16 pm »
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Re: Its not all about the bikes !
« Reply #77 on: March 12, 2008, 10:59:58 am »
We came across this dude on the way up Sani. He just stood there and stared at us. Weird!



And when we stopped for our first beer on the Sunday, this cute youngster decided he'll be D7's mechanic for the morning. He reminded me of my 2 sons, same age and just as cute.







Then his mom wanted to try out the bike for size. Her legs are too short and she had to be helped on, but check the smile.



And one of the local beer wagons

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Re: Its not all about the bikes !
« Reply #78 on: March 12, 2008, 12:43:08 pm »

And one of the local beer wagons



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Re: Its not all about the bikes !
« Reply #79 on: March 15, 2008, 08:57:47 pm »
Day 8 of our Kaokoland trip these boys was playing around the area of our bikes

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