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    Re: Omaruru AGM Ride(s) 2012

    Post by Jacques Arangies on Wed Jul 18, 2012 7:47 am

    Essie wrote:It took me a while but I made it!
    I would like to join the green route, will have to get my fuel supply sorted though.

    Can we organise fuel in Wilhelmstal? My max range is 160-180km. help!

    OK just wanted to ask about your range Smile
    Well usually Rico's wife drives behind us as recovery, but not sure about this time. Rico?
    If need be I can take some extra fuel with and all we need is a syphon as we will have more than enough Adventures going with us Twisted Evil

    Also PLEASE EVERYONE VOTE ON THE POLE SO WE CAN GET AN ESTIMATED NUMBER OF HOW MANY THERE WILL BE DOING THE GREEN ROUTE, OR ANY OF THE OTHER OPTIONS FOR THAT MATTER!


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    Re: Omaruru AGM Ride(s) 2012

    Post by Richard Laborn on Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:00 am

    Leez and Almut will go with the car but not sure if they will follow us - i can check - then we throw a can into the car

    Man - here's the solution - sell the BMW and the Harley and buy a big BMW with a 600km tank range
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    Re: Omaruru AGM Ride(s) 2012

    Post by Essie on Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:49 pm

    I could always join the street riders - with the Harley! Very Happy
    If the ladys do not want to follow us, maybe they can meet us in Wilhelmstal?
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    Re: Omaruru AGM Ride(s) 2012

    Post by Jacques Arangies on Wed Jul 18, 2012 11:54 pm

    Essie wrote:I could always join the street riders - with the Harley! Very Happy
    If the ladys do not want to follow us, maybe they can meet us in Wilhelmstal?

    Essie, the plan currently is anyway for us all to meet up at Wilhelmstal and then to continue from there in 2 groups.
    One group doing gravel from Wilhelmstal to Omaruru and the other to go tar to Omaruru. Fuel will not be a problem as I am sure we can get someone to take fuel with to Wilhelmstal.
    My wife is also going by car, but she will be going tar and we can always throw a fuel can in there for you.

    Oh BTW if you do rock up there with your Harley I might have to pull out my guns

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    Re: Omaruru AGM Ride(s) 2012

    Post by Rico1200GSA on Thu Jul 19, 2012 12:09 am

    Toni will probably not follow the Green route by car, but no problem to arrange fuel @ Wilhelmstal. She will follow the Red run home... on which there are no comments yet...???


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    Re: Omaruru AGM Ride(s) 2012

    Post by Essie on Thu Jul 19, 2012 1:03 am

    Thanks guys and ladies! I voted for the green route. So far only 4 riders?
    Maybe we should get our chairman on the Forum. Could it be that he has not sigend in yet?
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    Re: Omaruru AGM Ride(s) 2012

    Post by Essie on Thu Jul 19, 2012 1:05 am


    Oh BTW if you do rock up there with your Harley I might have to pull out my guns

    You will have a hard time trying to catch me - on tar ! scooter
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    Re: Omaruru AGM Ride(s) 2012

    Post by Rico1200GSA on Thu Jul 19, 2012 1:19 am

    Essie - you're going to loose that bet Twisted Evil Jacques made the track guys look like people on a Sunday cruise with his GS.


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    Re: Omaruru AGM Ride(s) 2012

    Post by wimpie on Thu Jul 19, 2012 1:45 am



    For the coastal guys this is the route I suggest for Saturday morning. I am booked in Omaruru for Saturday night only and can not leave on Friday.
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    Re: Omaruru AGM Ride(s) 2012

    Post by Jacques Arangies on Thu Jul 19, 2012 2:53 am

    Rico1200GSA wrote:Toni will probably not follow the Green route by car, but no problem to arrange fuel @ Wilhelmstal. She will follow the Red run home... on which there are no comments yet...???
    Don't think there is any reason to discuss the red route taz! It looks like an awesome ride

    Sunday there are three routes back to Windhoek.
    1. Tar al the way back to Windhoek
    2. Green Route from Omaruru to Wilhelmstal, then tar back to Windhoek
    3. Red Route all the way back to Windhoek


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    Re: Omaruru AGM Ride(s) 2012

    Post by David van Breda on Sun Jul 22, 2012 12:40 pm

    Guys,
    Not for the sake of being different or upstream, but solely because I am a son of the desert, I prefer to return by the way below...the yellow(ish) route that is....
    It is a mere 57km longer that the red route over (near) Hochfeld and a stretch of 420km on the tank. Idea
    Sorry but I just need the wide open space around me...

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    Re: Omaruru AGM Ride(s) 2012

    Post by Jacques Arangies on Sun Jul 22, 2012 11:11 pm

    Dawid isn't that exactly the same route we did on the last trip on our return?
    I might be mistaken but that really looks a heck of a lot like it hehehehe.

    We have been riding the western areas of Windhoek so much but hardly touched the eastern sections.
    My vote is still on the red route for returning to Windhoek Twisted Evil


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    Re: Omaruru AGM Ride(s) 2012

    Post by David van Breda on Sun Jul 22, 2012 11:38 pm

    I hear you Jacques,

    Only the 95km (beautiful) section between Karibib and the C28 is the same.
    I don't own a farm, so I do not really appreciate nice fences and cattle that much... Evil or Very Mad

    So forgive me when I stick to the deserted desert roads!! Heeehaaa! scooter Twisted Evil
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    Re: Omaruru AGM Ride(s) 2012

    Post by Rico1200GSA on Sun Jul 22, 2012 11:52 pm

    Add the amount of game, trees and bush and there is plenty to look at. Twisted Evil

    I agree that fences are a bit of a bummer, but your not supposed to drive through them...

    There is very little towards the west we have not done yet - east was just a suggestion at something new with lots of variation.


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    Re: Omaruru AGM Ride(s) 2012

    Post by Jacques Arangies on Mon Jul 23, 2012 12:11 am

    OK so gravel back to Windhoek we have two routes, Red and Yellow!

    Lets get this one under the belt as well as I feel we need to finalize the routes by Wednesday the latest.
    The yellow route that Dawid is proposing is a beautiful route with wide open spaces and plenty of solitude. For myself that is awesome but I have traveled the road from Karibib to the C28 several rimes and also the C14/C26 has been travels countless times by myself.

    The Red route Rico is proposing is something a bit different, new area and possibility to see lots of game. Once again for myself, the attraction to this route is the fact that I have not really traveled those roads before. Chance to see game up close and to get to know Namibia's gravel options better.


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    Re: Omaruru AGM Ride(s) 2012

    Post by Richard Laborn on Mon Jul 23, 2012 12:54 am

    I support the Hochfeld route, but doesn't actually matter to me as long it is gravel
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    Re: Omaruru AGM Ride(s) 2012

    Post by Pieter-Slabber on Mon Jul 23, 2012 2:58 am

    taz! I'm in for the green route as well.
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    Re: Omaruru AGM Ride(s) 2012

    Post by HaraldP on Mon Jul 23, 2012 11:17 pm

    Hi everyone. This is my first attempt on the forum. Just registered, Hope it works.... Planning to leave from Windhoek to Omaruru early, if need be alone ( say 07:00h latest 07:30h ). Going directly. Still need to prepare matters for the AGM. Sunday I won't be joining the Windhoekers snce I'm continueing to the coast.....and only returning to Windhoek omn Monday.


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    Re: Omaruru AGM Ride(s) 2012

    Post by Rico1200GSA on Mon Jul 23, 2012 11:33 pm

    Welcome, our esteemed Chairman! Twisted Evil

    Now to find out how the coastal guys will be going back home...Wimpie??? Antony???


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    Re: Omaruru AGM Ride(s) 2012

    Post by Richard Laborn on Mon Jul 23, 2012 11:47 pm

    Hey Harald, technology is a wonderful thing
    Welcome - now it's getting crowded
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    Re: Omaruru AGM Ride(s) 2012

    Post by David van Breda on Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:08 am

    I am down in bed with flu....if not much better by Friday...I'll probably not even make it to Omaruru! Sad
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    Re: Omaruru AGM Ride(s) 2012

    Post by Jacques Arangies on Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:21 am

    If you can't make it to Omaruru Dawid, please remember to give your proxies for the AGM


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    Re: Omaruru AGM Ride(s) 2012

    Post by Pieter-Slabber on Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:26 am

    David - go to the pharmacy and then pump yourself full of Linctagon. This muti really works magic - quickly!


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    Re: Omaruru AGM Ride(s) 2012

    Post by Jacques Arangies on Tue Jul 24, 2012 5:54 am

    Rico some questions about your Red route back to Windhoek.
    If I have it correct the route is 420 km total, which is no problem for the guys on the Adventures. You mentioned Toni will accompany us on the route, so I presume we will be able to load some fuel on there for the guys that will not be able to make the full 420 km Question

    Same goes for Dawid's yellow route which will be approximately 475 km. I would presume Question

    The yellow route might be a bit of a long stretch for one day as we would look at around 8 hrs. 30 minutes riding time, whereas the red route is about 1and a half hours shorter riding time.

    Anyways guys, tomorrow is D-Day where we will have to decide which routes were taking and then finalizing everything.

    To Recap:
    So far we have most (5) people that is going Green Route to Omaruru and from what I can see about 3 or 4 that would be willing to do the Red route back on Sunday.
    If you have note cast your vote yet on a route to Omaruru, please do so in order for us to get a better count of who is going with what route to Omaruru.


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    Re: Omaruru AGM Ride(s) 2012

    Post by wimpie on Tue Jul 24, 2012 6:18 am

    Rico1200GSA wrote:Welcome, our esteemed Chairman! Twisted Evil

    Now to find out how the coastal guys will be going back home...Wimpie??? Antony???

    I think the coastal guys can plan this on Saturday evening. We do not have many options but I suggest we come back via Uis and possibly Omdel Dam, then along the pipeline to swakop and Walvis.

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