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    Default The first day of 2010!

    I felt like being in the wide open space, traveling lite for a start to this year!










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    Awesome!!!!!

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    Looks like a great trip, how about a few details?

    Frank
    Last edited by FrankH; 16-01-2010 at 23:54.

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    wow , what a start

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    On New Year's day, I've not been to the desert for many months. And for me that is a real problem.
    To retain my sanity, I need to be there from time to time! Now was the time...!

    So on Thursday 31st a mate and I decided we are going to take the weekend off for a quick dash into the Namib!


    We left Windhoek behind-wet and cool. It was raining all the way to Wilhelmstal where we hit the first gravel.


    Lunch on the Khan river bridge koue braaivleis from the evening before...life is good!


    Refueling in Omaruru - bikes are getting houding after the first wet gravel stretch


    Behind Sptizkoppe on our way to Uis - Okombahe kop on the horizon


    Time for a quick rockshandie! What are the chances of running into another mate of mine on his way home to Benoni
    after a stint into Kaokoland!



    Long shadows just before Brandberg Wes and our nite-stop


    Settling down for the nite with Brandberg in the background


    Lite evening meal


    On our way south the next morning


    The incredible early morning hues of the Namib north of Henties


    Rapmund, my favourite home away from home when in Swakopmund

    Stats:
    Rico rides a new 1200GS (Electronics galore!) while my 1200GS Adventure is a 2007 model with manual suspension settings.
    We both returned about 5.5l/100km on fuel consumption but my bike has about 10l more fuel capacity.
    We did 500kms on the first day of which 140 was blacktop, the rest was gravel wet and dry.
    Saturday's ride down to Swakop was about 220kms on the salt and Sunday 365kms back to Windhoek on tar.

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    thank you for sharing... one day i will do similar

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    Awesome!
    Makes me wanna pack my truck and go..
    Every year my wife & I do a "going nowhere slowly" trip. No destination, only rule is we sleep where the sun goes down..

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    Awsome!
    Recent studies show that 1 out of every 3 liberals are just as dumb as the other 2

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    Awesome. The scenery looks outstanding.
    Because a thing seems difficult to you, do not think it impossible for anyone to accomplish - Marcus Aurelius

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    Looks like a really cool getaway. Thanks.

    Sean.
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