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Re: 3 Idiots take on NAM_KTM view
« Reply #20 on: May 15, 2012, 02:40:48 pm »
Vet pret!!  :thumleft:
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Re: 3 Idiots take on NAM_KTM view
« Reply #21 on: May 15, 2012, 02:51:58 pm »
I like this Story :thumleft:
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Re: 3 Idiots take on NAM_KTM view
« Reply #22 on: May 15, 2012, 03:49:27 pm »
wonderfull RR with excellent pics...great story too  :thumleft:
 

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Re: 3 Idiots take on NAM_KTM view
« Reply #23 on: May 16, 2012, 03:35:57 pm »
Lekr - gee die hond wind :biggrin:
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Re: 3 Idiots take on NAM_KTM view
« Reply #24 on: May 16, 2012, 04:39:01 pm »
Very nice! :happy1:
 

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Re: 3 Idiots take on NAM_KTM view
« Reply #25 on: May 16, 2012, 08:41:52 pm »
Fantastic report!

Now where's the rest?
 

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Re: 3 Idiots take on NAM_KTM view
« Reply #26 on: May 18, 2012, 09:05:49 am »
Day 6    Brandberg – Kamanjab   239 km – Oppikoppi and Giraffe – Moer Warm Dag

So after a well earned rest the next morning we woke up and wanted to make the oats we bought the previous day...........somehow it was missing, we still don’t know if some monkey stole it or whether some monkey left it at the Spar in Hentiesbaai...............

again the road was not too shabby.....




We set of for Kamanjab and a campsite called Oppikoppi, this was a easy day, since we had a tough one the previous this was going to be easy .......... we made up some good time up and until I had a front flat ..................................................



The patch came loose from our previous trip ..........but given our experience with pinching tubes etc. etc. we changed this thing in no time, plus we were fortunate enough to be close to a town so it did help to have some shade and a hammer or two ........................





It was a extremely hot day .............
We then decided to grab some food at a lodge, the wait was long and almost too long, obviously they make it fresh as the burger was really good ........ but what a wait.

Liam, waiting for food!!


Finally after waiting for an hour and eventually eating we were ready to hit the road ............... So we got our kit on including jackets etc. in this extreme heat, once we had our kit on................ Eswee had to go again ...............his stomach still not well...


Myself and Liam was not impressed..........






We proceded on to Oppikoppi, the owners as usual was very friendly and even assisted us and sorted out our washing........ we set up camp on a piece of cement and went to the pool for a “planning session”. The beers were beautiful ..............

Our camp......




The pool area




We felt that we deserved a good old dinner and myself and Eswee had some Giraffe, which was the special of the day ............, Sandhond/Liam for some reason objected profusely and told us we are disgusting etc. but then he went on to have a Schnitzel ......... not so sure how he justifies that ........



Liam was in the mood to drink ....... but we stood firm and retired to our tents............which was hard as hell ............ we also booked breakfast for the next morning as we "deserved it"

Pretty easy rest day all in all...........
« Last Edit: May 18, 2012, 09:09:46 am by Gummi »
 

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Re: 3 Idiots take on NAM_KTM view
« Reply #27 on: May 18, 2012, 10:16:46 am »
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Re: 3 Idiots take on NAM_KTM view
« Reply #28 on: May 18, 2012, 01:58:35 pm »
Brilliant...
 

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Re: 3 Idiots take on NAM_KTM view
« Reply #29 on: May 19, 2012, 07:40:20 am »
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If you don't live on the edge,you take up too much space!!!
 

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Re: 3 Idiots take on NAM_KTM view
« Reply #30 on: May 19, 2012, 08:15:17 am »
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Re: 3 Idiots take on NAM_KTM view
« Reply #31 on: May 19, 2012, 11:02:04 am »
Come on come wheres the rest ???
 

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Re: 3 Idiots take on NAM_KTM view
« Reply #32 on: May 19, 2012, 02:39:33 pm »
Great stuff guys, keep it coming  :thumleft:
 

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Re: 3 Idiots take on NAM_KTM view
« Reply #33 on: May 19, 2012, 03:07:43 pm »
Great and interesting RR, keep it coming. What tyres is on the KTM?
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Re: 3 Idiots take on NAM_KTM view
« Reply #34 on: May 21, 2012, 11:27:36 am »
Karoo..... they did last ok ........but you will see what happens in the next few days. I was able to nurse them to 2 968km's but they were finished ..........
 

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Re: 3 Idiots take on NAM_KTM view
« Reply #35 on: May 21, 2012, 12:05:51 pm »
Wow, lekker trip and report!  :thumleft:
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Re: 3 Idiots take on NAM_KTM view
« Reply #36 on: May 22, 2012, 10:59:53 am »
Day 7    Kamanjab – Kunene Lodge   394km - Easy day - "Chicken or Fish"

We wake up and have a good old breakfast at Oppikoppi, today is going to be fairly easy, even though the distance might be a bit long the riding shouldn't be too bad......


We stop at a local spot to get fuel and a local "Oom" asks us about our route etc. he recommends we re-route a bit and go past Raucana Falls on the way to Kunene, he reckons the falls should be amazing ................... easy come easy go, we go via Raucana......

Some Scenery





After looking for Raucana for quite a while we eventually find it , you almost have to drive through the border post and then turn left and there you will find it, Liam and Eswee is too lazy to walk around in their kit, it is extremely hot and I am sweating like a pig but I make the effort to take these few pics form the other side.





Unfortunately the river was not flowing so the falls were dry, but still a pretty place, these rocks will make excellent riding for a enduro bike.....

We head off towards Kunene, the next minute I notice this ..............




Once again I left my ABS on, so it took me a while to stop and help poor old Mad dog......

I truly hate ABS on my bike ........... I wish it was never fitted

We eventually stop at a garage to have some well deserved lunch and fuel, as you can see even the goats needs fueling....




We have a "chicken" burger, but too be honest I have no idea what it was , it had the texture of fish and the taste of toilet paper with mayonnaise........ ugh.

Fishy chicken



We move on towards Kunene River Lodge



Once we get their we set up camp quite quickly, and start chatting to Pete the owner, he reckons the route for the next day should be interesting , it takes him 7 hours to complete Kunene to Epupa falls, it should be 97km's and he indicates we should just stay between the mountain and the river and then we will be ok. he looks at the rest of our route and said the rest should be easy once we have done the 97km's the next day ..........

The Kunene Camp is beautiful






Some other KTM riders arrive at Kunene, they camp across from us, we share a few stories, and they indicate they will be taking on the same pass tomorrow, so it should be interesting

We do notice that they are carrying much less weight than us, and a few comments are made on the amount of weight we are carrying ...........

That night we eat the toughest meat in Africa at our Braai with the usual



The other KTM riders dine in the restaurant in style.....

We confirm that we will be having breakfast the next morning before we depart .......

The next day will be the biggest day of this trip............. with a lot of rocks......... sand ........... etc. etc. Stay tuned....

« Last Edit: May 22, 2012, 11:03:09 am by Gummi »
 

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Re: 3 Idiots take on NAM_KTM view
« Reply #37 on: May 22, 2012, 11:11:51 am »
Bringing back awesome memories - thanks. Loving this RR. :thumleft:
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Re: 3 Idiots take on NAM_KTM view
« Reply #38 on: May 22, 2012, 11:51:43 am »
great RR :thumleft:
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Re: 3 Idiots take on NAM_KTM view
« Reply #39 on: May 22, 2012, 02:08:57 pm »
I enjoy following your report a lot. Thank you!