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Forum: Ride reports 02-22-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 24,568
Posted By kalahari-k
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thum...

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f1/Nongqawuse_and_Nonkosi.jpg/220px-Nongqawuse_and_Nonkosi.jpg

On the right is Nongqawuse, who met 3 ancestors at a river near the Wild Coast...
Forum: Ride reports 02-21-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 24,568
Posted By kalahari-k
Of course you wouldn't listen to my advice!...

Of course you wouldn't listen to my advice! Looking forward to the installments.:clap
Forum: Ride reports 02-21-2015, 01:21 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 24,568
Posted By kalahari-k
Thumb Very enjoyable

Thanks for this report on my old home! You're doing an amazing job capturing the atmosphere with text and pictures...and tugging my heart strings!

It's true there is an extraordinary amount of...
Forum: Ride reports 01-13-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,412
Posted By kalahari-k
The views and colors are amazing. Every time I...

The views and colors are amazing. Every time I see a SA ride report I look forward to returning.
There was a world ranked tennis player called Johan Kriek. He's not the same one is he?:clap
Forum: Ride reports 01-09-2015, 10:36 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,412
Posted By kalahari-k
Thanks for this report. South Africa is so full...

Thanks for this report. South Africa is so full of interest and beauty. I'm glad it's starting well and hope the good times keep rolling on. Keep those photos coming!
Forum: Ride reports 12-25-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 52,155
Posted By kalahari-k
Ktm

Thanks for that description of the KTM's performance, Anna. Well done KTM, and good maintenance by you Anna. You hear so many nightmare stories suggesting terrible quality control by BMW. Do any...
Forum: Ride reports 12-19-2014, 12:22 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 52,155
Posted By kalahari-k
Concrete.

Concrete.
Forum: Ride reports 12-04-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 15,578
Posted By kalahari-k
I was a bit worried about that too - thanks for...

I was a bit worried about that too - thanks for your comment. This whole RR and dialogue is fantastic....we wouldn't have had Gunnerbuck's comments if you hadn't mentioned that road, and I know he's...
Forum: Ride reports 12-03-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 15,578
Posted By kalahari-k
We went to Chaunigan because a friend had...

We went to Chaunigan because a friend had described it as his favorite place on earth. It is very pristine and beautiful. The proprietor is very isolated and does a good job under the circumstances...
Forum: Ride reports 12-03-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 15,578
Posted By kalahari-k
Thanks for giving the name to that hill (Yodel...

Thanks for giving the name to that hill (Yodel Hill), Gunnerbuck. It was the 200 - 300m section about 100m from the top (after the sharp banked left turn) where we struggled. We had ridden mostly...
Forum: Ride reports 12-03-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 15,578
Posted By kalahari-k
At the top of that awful hill we were at that 3...

At the top of that awful hill we were at that 3 way junction. (Mud Creek south, Gaspard north, and Poison Mt. east). The BC backroads book of lies was not very clear ( showing a 4th road we never...
Forum: Ride reports 12-03-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 15,578
Posted By kalahari-k
Puke Don't do it!

"The Backroads Mapbook shows a route south from here via Churn Cr FSR, Gaspard Red Mtn FSR, Mud Creek FSR and Tyaughton Lake FSR all the way to Carpenter Lake. I would like to give that route a...
Forum: Ride reports 09-18-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 815
Views: 159,479
Posted By kalahari-k
Great to see that, Dave. Congratulations on...

Great to see that, Dave. Congratulations on putting a big slice of the pie together. I hope dozens of paraplegics are using that device in 10 years time. :clap
Forum: Ride reports 02-08-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 815
Views: 159,479
Posted By kalahari-k
Congratulations and Gracias

:clapPeople are saying you've made it. Congratulations! It's been amazing seeing the beauty of the areas you traveled - really eye opening.

You should start a beer fund! You'd have beer for...
Forum: Racing 01-05-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,131
Posted By kalahari-k
After Xmas gift!

Thank you. I always follow at a distance and look at stage highlights. I look forward to seeing your information. I gather Cyril Despres has moved from KTM to Yamaha?, that the engine sizes might...
Forum: Ride reports 01-05-2014, 04:57 AM
Replies: 815
Views: 159,479
Posted By kalahari-k
So much greenery with no buildings in those...

So much greenery with no buildings in those mountains and valleys! The new front looks like it could take care of some tough dirt and the Suzy will be in her element if you meet it.
I'm guessing...
Forum: Ride reports 12-29-2013, 06:25 PM
Replies: 815
Views: 159,479
Posted By kalahari-k
Ditto! This gloom is getting to me! Think you...

Ditto! This gloom is getting to me! Think you said you're taking a few supplies for the bike, including a tire/tires? Anything else you thought might be useful?

Happy flight!
Forum: Ride reports 12-21-2013, 02:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 825
Posted By kalahari-k
What an epic trip!

So much colorful footage. Well done!
Forum: Ride reports 12-20-2013, 04:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 825
Posted By kalahari-k
Thumb Go Bokke!

Will check this at home over some beer and biltong.
Forum: Ride reports 12-17-2013, 08:19 PM
Replies: 815
Views: 159,479
Posted By kalahari-k
Thumb Heaven!

You look like you're in heaven on those roads, in those mountains the last week.........We're just amazed.

I speculate what this experience must feel like. It's so different from our disciplined...
Forum: Ride reports 12-10-2013, 10:36 PM
Replies: 815
Views: 159,479
Posted By kalahari-k
Rr

I'm sure there are 100's of people for whom Prairies to Penguins has become as routine as brushing their teeth and eating dinner. I check it twice a day on average! Travel writing has always had a...
Forum: Ride reports 12-08-2013, 10:56 AM
Replies: 364
Views: 60,240
Posted By kalahari-k
Mud

Those pictures of muddy roads look worse than any mud I've ever ridden on by a long way. You're doing it solo in a remote area - what an adventurous spirit!

Really enjoying your report!
Forum: Ride reports 12-05-2013, 08:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,309
Posted By kalahari-k
Vasbyt - fantastic. A handshake for you and a bow...

Vasbyt - fantastic. A handshake for you and a bow to your meisie. Thanks for the first report I've read of the 1190 tested. Hadn't heard of the 'Burn'. Amazing, crazy stuff. Baie dankie!.
Forum: Ride reports 11-28-2013, 11:45 PM
Replies: 2,979
Views: 308,944
Posted By kalahari-k
5 DR 650's

There's an Albertan about 2 weeks ahead of you guys on a DR as well, heading south. I think some of you referred to him earlier, but I lose track with all the threads. His is 'Prairies to Penguins'. ...
Forum: Ride reports 11-28-2013, 06:46 PM
Replies: 815
Views: 159,479
Posted By kalahari-k
Still really enjoying the photos and reports. ...

Still really enjoying the photos and reports. Gracias. Interesting how many ex pats you encounter.

There seem to be a variety of bikes travelling....different styles and sizes. Do any travelers...
Forum: Face plant 11-24-2013, 11:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,794
Posted By kalahari-k
You guys have great attitudes, personalities,...

You guys have great attitudes, personalities, guts etc. It's really impressive!
Forum: Ride reports 11-23-2013, 09:59 PM
Replies: 815
Views: 159,479
Posted By kalahari-k
Recovered

Glad you've recovered. It's been amazing seeing the photos of the folk in the San Blas Island, and the crossing. I was able to follow on your Delorme site.....a llttle green motor bike making its...
Forum: Ride reports 11-13-2013, 11:33 AM
Replies: 364
Views: 60,240
Posted By kalahari-k
That picture made me think of...

That picture made me think of wrestling...........with the bike I mean!
Forum: Ride reports 11-11-2013, 09:21 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 32,178
Posted By kalahari-k
Thumb Really enjoyed your pictures and reports. It was...

Really enjoyed your pictures and reports. It was so great to see some of my old hang outs reached by bike, and then everything north that I've never been to. The KlR napping on that little path in...
Forum: Ride reports 11-10-2013, 02:50 PM
Replies: 815
Views: 159,479
Posted By kalahari-k
"The oil leak is definitely gone". ...

"The oil leak is definitely gone".

Congratulations! Reading some other reports I'd say your bike has been well prepared and relatively maintenance free. Good DR, well set up! Suspension problems...
Forum: Ride reports 11-05-2013, 05:42 PM
Replies: 815
Views: 159,479
Posted By kalahari-k
Equipment + flower

Thanks for all the info - no magazine review comes close to the kind of info you provide from the road regarding the jacket.
My wife says the flower is a kind of 'bract'....they have colored leaves...
Forum: Ride reports 11-04-2013, 07:39 PM
Replies: 815
Views: 159,479
Posted By kalahari-k
Hotel looks great. The picture of your bike...

Hotel looks great. The picture of your bike having the tire changed makes the trunk on the back look gigantic. What kind is it (?Givi)?. It might just be the photographic perspective. It looks...
Forum: Face plant 11-01-2013, 09:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,081
Posted By kalahari-k
Agree +++ as well. You've made us think - thanks.

Agree +++ as well. You've made us think - thanks.
Forum: Ride reports 10-31-2013, 09:50 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 17,662
Posted By kalahari-k
Looking forward to following your trip - nice...

Looking forward to following your trip - nice pictures.
Forum: Ride reports 10-31-2013, 12:27 PM
Replies: 815
Views: 159,479
Posted By kalahari-k
Great pictures, video + report. You could write...

Great pictures, video + report. You could write + sell the "Border Booklet" for the Americas. Any thoughts about tires in general for this trip after this many days....dirt/pavement ratios etc?
Forum: Face plant 10-30-2013, 07:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,691
Posted By kalahari-k
Pissed Nightmare

She thought you were signaling her to pass - God help us! I know we're supposed to behave as though everyone else on the road might be an idiot, but how scary is it that the full spectrum of driving...
Forum: Face plant 10-29-2013, 10:34 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,205
Posted By kalahari-k
Laugh You're a good sport + a great documentarian. Not...

You're a good sport + a great documentarian. Not sure I'd want to be your barber though.....
Forum: Face plant 10-29-2013, 10:19 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,480
Posted By kalahari-k
Thanks for posting.....the intersection looks a...

Thanks for posting.....the intersection looks a bit odd - almost as though your lane is too far right to proceed straight. Maybe it's just the wide angle perspective of the camera.

How about your...
Forum: Ride reports 10-27-2013, 11:04 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 11,768
Posted By kalahari-k
Fantastic.

Such an entertaining video! Sand coming up? That's been my nemesis before. Does a steering damper improve sand riding ability for an average Joe on, say, a 650, anyone?:clap
Forum: Ride reports 10-27-2013, 10:47 AM
Replies: 815
Views: 159,479
Posted By kalahari-k
Borders

Well done getting through. One of the border challenges must be keeping your patience.....having some sort of constructive perspective. We become task oriented and effective in as many aspects of...
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