Between Two Rivers

The Two Rivers Epedition was a great success and I have managed to learn a great deal about what may be in stall for me during my solo Capri-X 2012 Expedition. These are exciting times! My riding partner and I managed to average 120km’s per day in temperatures ranging between 35 and 45°C. The total distance of 1500km’s+ in 12 days.



BIGGEST CHALLENGE:

Heat was a massive challenge and keeping clear of the roaming desert elephants


FAVOURITE MOMENT:

Finding a windmill and water tank in the middle of nowhere and having a swim to cool down.


LESSONS LEARNT:

Arno was an incredible expedition partner and he taught me many valuable lessons about helping others succeed.


EXPEDITION INFORMATION:

This expedition was a 1750Km mountain bike ride with a good friend and accomplished mountain bike rider, Arno van der Merwe, between two mighty rivers. The Orange River, which borders South Africa in the south of Namibia, to the Cunene River which borders Angola in the north of Namibia.


QUICK FACTS:

  • Support Distance traveled

    6800km’s

  • Temperature

    18°C to 35°C

  • Crew Transport

    1 x Isuzu 3L Double Cab

  • Mountain Bike

    Giant Anthem 29er 2

  • Countries

    South Africa, Namibia


PARTICIPANTS:

  • PETER VAN KETS

  • Arno van der Merwe

  • Garth Ham

    Videographer/logistics

  • Erlin Moll

    Logistics


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CHARITY:


SPONSORS:


  • Dunlop Tyres SA

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