Archive for September, 2010

Jou Ma Sai Mara - the return

Jou Ma Sai Mara – the return

| September 27, 2010 | Comments (4)

Day 14: To Arusha 389 km’s Pete and Ali had looked after our bikes and bukkie, the plan was to wave a quick goodbye and shoot to Arusha before it was dark, but then we had a little bike issue we had been brooding on while at the Mara.  Jakes bike drive shaft had been […]

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Jou Ma Sai Mara - SA2Kenya

Jou Ma Sai Mara – SA2Kenya

| September 23, 2010 | Comments (8)

Jou Ma Sai Mara –the trip to the Masai Mara to see the migration by motorbike. And it was a mother of a ride beginning with the long boring straight cop filled road through Zimbabwe, across the short corridor of arid Tete in Mozambique, along lovely clear overpopulated Lake Malawi, through surprisingly pretty Tanzania to […]

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SA2Kenya

SA2Kenya

| September 23, 2010 | Comments (2)

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Namibian Sand Monsters: Part 4 - The Last Bite

Namibian Sand Monsters: Part 4 – The Last Bite

| September 23, 2010 | Comments (1)

We head for Swakop for a two day rest and to do some maintenance on our bikes. My 1200adventure is spluttering and coughing at anything over 4000 revs. I am worried about the electronics which I know I can’t repair.

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 Namibian Sand Monsters: Part 3 - Namibian Rock Monsters

Namibian Sand Monsters: Part 3 – Namibian Rock Monsters

| September 23, 2010 | Comments (1)

After our fight with the Sand Monster we took it easy, heading South now via Ongong springs to Palmwag. Ongong spring is amazing, among the rocks and desert this water pours out of the ground.

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Namibian Sand Monsters: Part 2 - Meeting the Sand Monsters

Namibian Sand Monsters: Part 2 – Meeting the Sand Monsters

| September 23, 2010 | Comments (1)

Then we find the powder dust. It looks innocuous until you stamp your boot in it and disappear coughing in a cloud. Its like chalk dust, in between the tracks the middle man is about half a metre high.

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3 Of Hell, Whales, Sex and Baboons!

3 Of Hell, Whales, Sex and Baboons!

| September 23, 2010 | Comments (0)

Seamus drove all the way to Stellenbosch from Swellendam to replace his clutch! Then turned around and rode to meet us in Calitzdorp arriving after 9. We were lekker gaar at this stage and so he arrived to a round of Calitzdorps best wine a steak and more abuse.

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2 Of Hell, Whales, Sex and Baboons!

2 Of Hell, Whales, Sex and Baboons!

| September 23, 2010 | Comments (0)

We started the day in George, while we waited for the Dakar sprocket to be fitted, the mechanic showed us a bike which he’d just recovered from die Hel with a smashed cylinder head. Oh, oh we were going there!

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Of Hell, Whales, Sex and Baboons! 1

Of Hell, Whales, Sex and Baboons! 1

| September 23, 2010 | Comments (0)

The trip: .Baviaans Kloof, Knysna, Victoria Bay, Montagu Pass, Prince Alfred Pass and the Tsitskama Forest. Whales in Hermanus and the Tradauw pass. Ronnies sex shop and Road kill café, Seweweeks poort all on the famed R 62, then the awesome Swartberg pass and journey into Hell (die Hel) and a run back home across a flower strewn Karroo!

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Zooming with Zooma and a faulty Zumo

Zooming with Zooma and a faulty Zumo

| September 23, 2010 | Comments (0)

I decided to treat myself for a ride for my birthday, so the plan was to leave on Thursday and ride to Dundee via Memel, Wakkerstroom and a few passes then head to Nkandla and the Nkandla forest Zuma’s home town to Lilani Hot springs near Greytown.

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