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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-16-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 10,655
Posted By kalahari-k
Epic

This has been one of the most enjoyable travel reports I've ever read, with dozens of unique, beautiful, and sometimes hilarious photos. Thanks very much for posting it. It is an amazing story of...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-10-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 10,655
Posted By kalahari-k
Laugh Shooting in Europe!

With all the minor things they shoot you for in Europe I can see why you sought out the safety of the big 5 in southern Africa Xpat!!

It's fascinating reading about this trip across the sandy...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-06-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 10,655
Posted By kalahari-k
Those EXC riders who bypassed your napping bike...

Those EXC riders who bypassed your napping bike without hesitating were obviously superbly engineered machines, I mean people.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-03-2015, 10:05 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 10,655
Posted By kalahari-k
This is one heck of a vicarious trip......still...

This is one heck of a vicarious trip......still following with great interest and enjoyment. Thanks.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-02-2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 426
Views: 100,995
Posted By kalahari-k
I agree......any more reports like that and I'm...

I agree......any more reports like that and I'm popping a valium or pouring a drink before I start reading your posts! I'm amazed you got those bikes down the first horrendous, rocky part....
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-23-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 10,655
Posted By kalahari-k
Thanks for your very interesting and enjoyable...

Thanks for your very interesting and enjoyable report. Among all the great reports on this site yours, and a few others about this area, stand out by a very long way as being really hard core. ...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-15-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 426
Views: 100,995
Posted By kalahari-k
Motorbike Councilor?

Your routes just amaze me, and this post is fascinating and another huge treat. Talk about adventure riding! I don't think you need a motorbike councilor, Tan, I'm wondering if you could both use the...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 03-30-2015, 10:41 PM
Replies: 426
Views: 100,995
Posted By kalahari-k
Travel schedule

Thanks for more fantastic pictures and descriptions. Apart from being a great travelogue your self sufficiency with maintenace etc is amazing. You had asked for thoughts about your schedule.......it...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 03-25-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 426
Views: 100,995
Posted By kalahari-k
A guy called DDRambler on this site rode a DR650...

A guy called DDRambler on this site rode a DR650 from Edmonton to Tierra del Fuego with a Delorme In-Reach about 2 years ago. On a separate blog he posted a map and you could see his progress every...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 03-19-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 426
Views: 100,995
Posted By kalahari-k
We're lucky to have people brave enough to take...

We're lucky to have people brave enough to take those difficult, remote roads and share them like this. What an amazing couple of days and great pictures.The tire patch information was so interesting...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 02-22-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 426
Views: 100,995
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: Epic Ride Reports 02-21-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 426
Views: 100,995
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: Epic Ride Reports 02-21-2015, 12:21 AM
Replies: 426
Views: 100,995
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: Epic Ride Reports 01-13-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 9,048
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: Epic Ride Reports 01-09-2015, 09:36 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 9,048
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: Epic Ride Reports 12-25-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 77,262
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: Epic Ride Reports 12-18-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 77,262
Posted By kalahari-k
Concrete.

Concrete.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 12-04-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 18,556
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: Epic Ride Reports 12-03-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 18,556
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: Epic Ride Reports 12-03-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 18,556
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: Epic Ride Reports 12-03-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 18,556
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: Epic Ride Reports 12-03-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 18,556
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: Epic Ride Reports 09-18-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 818
Views: 169,714
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: Epic Ride Reports 02-08-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 818
Views: 169,714
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, 08:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,241
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: Epic Ride Reports 01-05-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 818
Views: 169,714
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: Epic Ride Reports 12-29-2013, 05:25 PM
Replies: 818
Views: 169,714
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: Epic Ride Reports 12-21-2013, 01:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 853
Posted By kalahari-k
What an epic trip!

So much colorful footage. Well done!
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 12-20-2013, 03:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 853
Posted By kalahari-k
Thumb Go Bokke!

Will check this at home over some beer and biltong.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 12-17-2013, 07:19 PM
Replies: 818
Views: 169,714
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: Epic Ride Reports 12-10-2013, 09:36 PM
Replies: 818
Views: 169,714
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: Epic Ride Reports 12-08-2013, 09:56 AM
Replies: 365
Views: 64,136
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: Epic Ride Reports 12-05-2013, 07:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,572
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: Epic Ride Reports 11-28-2013, 10:45 PM
Replies: 2,986
Views: 328,598
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: Epic Ride Reports 11-28-2013, 05:46 PM
Replies: 818
Views: 169,714
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, 10:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,940
Posted By kalahari-k
You guys have great attitudes, personalities,...

You guys have great attitudes, personalities, guts etc. It's really impressive!
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 11-23-2013, 08:59 PM
Replies: 818
Views: 169,714
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: Epic Ride Reports 11-13-2013, 10:33 AM
Replies: 365
Views: 64,136
Posted By kalahari-k
That picture made me think of...

That picture made me think of wrestling...........with the bike I mean!
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 11-11-2013, 08:21 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 35,095
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: Epic Ride Reports 11-10-2013, 01:50 PM
Replies: 818
Views: 169,714
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...
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