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    Namibia 2017, Shakedown. Literally.


    So day one lived up to its expectations. Last year we lost a gear lever, this year an alternator inspection cover. But we made a plan and the show goes on. Blistering sandstorm and some serious cross winds, we managed…

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    Namibia 2017, Sandmonster bites.


    A beautiful morning rudely interrupted by the sand monster claiming one of our party. Fortunately he is ok, but on his way back to Cape Town with a suspected shoulder injury. Despite the setback, another great days riding. Stayed at…

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    Namibia 2017, Swakopmund


    Turns out Ed has a broken upper arm, but is safely back in Cape Town with his family. His bike will return to Cape Town in two weeks when his rescuer travels down to collect his restored Africa Twin. Love…

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    Namibia 2017, Grootberg


    Delayed start to the day while we waited for Duneworx Yamaha to open, so I could fit a new tyre. Good thing as laundry was still wet from the previous day. Dropped with housekeeping to tumble dry while we feasted…

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    Namibia 2017, Tyred


    Yesterday Namibia fed us Lemons, so we made Lemonade. We also made a public service video of it, “Changing tyres by Committee!” With knobblies already shearing off The Generals front tyre, punctures were no surprise. Although a punctured rear was!…

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