Wild Dog Adventure Riding

Riding: Plan, Report and Racing => Racing Section => Topic started by: donovanwho on April 24, 2017, 10:31:28 pm

Title: #mydaringadventure continues to Dakar 2020
Post by: donovanwho on April 24, 2017, 10:31:28 pm
Wild Dog Adventurers: It’s time to reveal - MY DARING ADVENTURE

For us mere mortals, our dreams are only a reality when we sleep. I have decided that it’s time to live my dream by entering the most daring adventure possible, - Dakar 2018.
For the past 5 years I have been working towards the day when I have grown big enough balls to make this decision. I’m not there yet (big balls) but with the experience I have gained over the past few years in our local South African rallies, including West Coast Baja and Amageza, as well as the success of our own Dakar Hero Joey Evans, I’ve realised that anything is possible if you work hard and put your mind to it.

I have been in contact with A.S.O. (Amaury Sport Organisation) regarding my entry and submitted my rally portfolio. At this stage I entered based on my current experience which is 4 Amageza rallies and 2 WC Baja where I finished, all of them successfully without any mechanical issues, Malle Moto style.  A.S.O. cannot officially confirm 100% that I will make the entry list as I have not competed in a rally that is part of the FIM Cross-Country Rally World Championship but confirms that with my current experience and the fact that I have successfully finished all the rallies I have entered, I stand a good chance of being accepted.

The original plan was to enter the Merzouga Rally in Morocco, which gives you automatic entry into the Dakar if you complete the entire itinerary but with a R250K price tag, I have decided to put the faith in my current experience and use the R250K towards my Dakar funds. If A.S.O. denies my entry I will most likely enter the Rally OiLibya du Maroc, in Morocco in October, but I’ll cross that bridge when I get there.

With this being a daring adventure, and me being a person who likes to challenge myself, I will also enter the Dakar Rally Malle Moto style, for my first attempt, you might think that it’s crazy but I believe it’s the way to do it. Failing to plan is planning to fail.

Regarding the bike: I personally do not think that a 450 Rally is the only bike that can finish the Dakar, I plan to do it with a 2017 Hasqvarna FE450 with a rally light setup as I know these FE bikes quite well mechanically, but to date, long range tanks are not available for these new models yet. I therefore decided to hire a bike in Europe. I have discussed support packages with teams but subsequently they do not hire bikes if you are not part of their team. This makes the decision on the bike more difficult. As I would like to enter the rally Malle Moto, the logistic will be a nightmare as this will be my first attempt. However I am working on a plan to get involved with a team to help with the logistics (flights, documentation, bike hire and transport thereof and then moral support), and carry my tyres during the rally. This part of the organisation is probably the most important - so besides raising the funds - this will be my key focus.

As I am just a normal guy with a big kickass dream, the funds to get to the Dakar are probably the biggest hurdle, - but I am committed to succeed. As only a handful of South Africans have attempted the Dakar and most of us dream and live the Dakar each year during those two weeks, my mission will be to get as much support from the South African people to sustain myself financially along with the rest of the RSA guys attempting the 40th addition of the Dakar.

I will be selling My Daring Adventure supporters’ t-shirts, caps and jackets (available soon) to get the people involved and to help with raising funds. I also plan to introduce two fundraisers - in September and October - where I will raffle some goodies including my current rally bike (Husqvarna FE501); final details will be released when confirmed.

As I want the rally community and the larger community of Dakar enthusiasts in South Africa to get involved with my journey towards reaching Dakar, I also want them to ride with me, Gerrit (Du Toit) does Amageza had selfies of his fans; Joey Evans had the names of his supporters on his bike. For a small donation, I will add your signature on my bike.
Every cent will help me claw my way to the starting line in January 2018!

I will provide updates on my progress here as often as possible. Please follow me on:

Facebook: - My Daring Adventure Donovan2Dakar

Instagram: - @mydaringadventure_dakar_2018

Website: - MyDaringAdventure.co.za (in progress)

Thanks for the support and PM me if you can help with anything.
Donovan



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Post by: donovanwho on April 24, 2017, 10:50:25 pm
 

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Post by: ChrisMann on April 24, 2017, 11:01:37 pm
Fantastic Donovan! Hope you get your entry letter from ASO soon.  :thumleft:
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Post by: MaxThePanda on April 25, 2017, 07:01:35 am
Nice work Donnie! We're all wishing you luck. By the way, there is a 17.5l IMS tank for the 2017 now, and I'm sure you could get a Safari rear tank to fit, which would mean 27l, so don't give up on that option if it's the only one you have.
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Post by: Cdp13 on April 25, 2017, 07:08:40 am
Lekker man Donovan! Ons hou duim vas vir daai entry.

Groete
Charl duP
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Post by: rubiblue on April 25, 2017, 08:24:17 am
Awesome Donovan. Big up for making the final call and committing, I feel my turn is not far off. All the best with the fund raising etc. You are an yster, dakar watchout!
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Post by: SteveD on April 25, 2017, 10:25:31 am
Awesome!
I would seriously consider forking out the extra to get team support rather than try Malle Moto. I think ASO will be less likely to give you an entry if you are Malle Moto, with limited international rallye experience.
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Post by: Geel Kat on April 25, 2017, 10:48:28 am
Sub  :thumleft:
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Post by: gser on April 25, 2017, 10:51:20 am
Lekker Donovan !
Strekte  (your malas moto marshal Amageza 2016 , etc.)
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Post by: Bill the Bong on April 25, 2017, 02:29:13 pm
Voorspoed
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Post by: m0lt3n on April 25, 2017, 03:20:32 pm
Good Luck!
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Post by: aka.Goliath on April 25, 2017, 04:34:45 pm
Awesome stuff. I always like to support the locals guys who are doing there dream and not only the top boys. I'm eagerly awaiting to order my T-shirt and cap.
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Post by: BlueBull2007 on April 27, 2017, 01:55:39 pm
Brilliant Stuff Donny, have been waiting for you to make this announcement here :thumleft:

Get hold of Manuel Luchesse, who is a master of doing the Dakar your style. Nice Italian chap who speaks good English. I think he is the only guy I know who entered malle moto the first time and got the place. Did it on a shoestring, bumming just about everything off other teams when he was there. Hence his nickname to many of us is Manny Shoestring :imaposer: He has done a couple of great videos on prepping for Dakar on youtube. Also, he worked with the orga one year, so he has the contacts which I am thinking you will need as a first time Malle moto entrant. :deal:

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Post by: donovanwho on April 29, 2017, 10:55:44 pm
With the Merzouga around the corner and me not on the starting line :(, I am keeping myself busy (focused) getting some saddle time on the single tracks in Atlantis, a 30km loop fairly whoopie (60%) and nice fast sandy sections in the end, the hot conditions here in Cape Town makes 2 laps very interesting, testing the fitness, getting there slowly

Check out/Like my Facebook page (My Daring Adventure) for some Videos, (weeti hoe om hulle hier te laai nie)

cjorts
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Post by: donovanwho on April 30, 2017, 09:08:06 pm
Loaded onto Youtube (being very creative over this long weekend)

https://youtu.be/GT40aCMBfUI (Trailing the Ellis Brothers, trying to keep up)

https://youtu.be/XURtEVWYYSE (Shredding Atlantis)

https://youtu.be/jbVEcDU3p0s (West Coast Baja Prologue 2017)
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Post by: Kamanya on April 30, 2017, 11:17:13 pm
I'm single and with few responsibilities, so anytime you need a pit bitch, timekeeper, spanned swinger or shuttle bunny, shout.
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Post by: GO GIRL on May 02, 2017, 05:33:54 pm
AWSUM DONOVAN...will keep watching good luck with prep..
Go Girl

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Post by: Rokie on May 02, 2017, 06:18:05 pm
Rock On Donovan! You've totally got what it takes! I wrote this on the West Coast Baja thread:
"you know, the keyboard fraternity (like me) are the leaches that want the brave okes to announce and chase and fulfil their Dakar dreams . . .
hopefully our (sometimes desperate) desire to share in the toil and the struggle also provides some inspiration to spur you on as we quietly shout "come on!" in our hungry hearts"

PM sent
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Post by: Rynet on May 02, 2017, 08:45:31 pm
Wild Dog Adventurers: It’s time to reveal - MY DARING ADVENTURE

 I’ve realised that anything is possible if you work hard and put your mind to it.

......

With this being a daring adventure, and me being a person who likes to challenge myself, I will also enter the Dakar Rally Malle Moto style, for my first attempt, you might think that it’s crazy but I believe it’s the way to do it. Failing to plan is planning to fail.

Donovan

If anyone can do it Malle Moto 1st time, it will be you Donovan.   :thumleft: 

You are a skilled , frearless rider, but most of all you have the right attitude , the unshaken belief that you can do it  , passion , determination and grit.  oh and youth .  :biggrin:
With you on this Journey.  :ricky:
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Post by: Ross Riddle on May 02, 2017, 09:21:35 pm
That is awesome news and wishing you best of luck.
I was under the impression that you are not allowed to do your first Dakar Malle Moto? I maybe wrong.
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Post by: donovanwho on May 04, 2017, 04:51:39 pm
And the training continues, a bit of rock and awesome scenery, and a bit to close to the edge.

https://youtu.be/-B0fOi_ad80



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Post by: donovanwho on May 07, 2017, 08:50:26 pm
Hitting the tight stuff, fitness keeping up.





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Post by: BlueBull2007 on May 08, 2017, 09:02:23 am
Nice Donovan :ricky:
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Post by: tehdutchie on May 09, 2017, 11:51:39 am
Big kudos and respect!! Hope you can enjoy it al a little too  :imaposer:
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Post by: Crossed-up on May 09, 2017, 12:27:41 pm
I know those tracks well. Hitting them at speed is hard work!
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Post by: Rokie on May 09, 2017, 01:05:28 pm
Go bro!
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Post by: Rynet on May 16, 2017, 07:12:27 am
Jeepers that is some insane speeds Donovan . :ricky: :ricky:

Good to see you so dedicated and good luck with the sponsorships.  :thumleft: :thumleft:
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Post by: XT JOE on May 21, 2017, 07:00:37 pm
cool video --good luck man
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Post by: donovanwho on May 28, 2017, 06:03:56 pm
My Daring Adventure supporters.
Caps and T shirts are available

As you know, I signed up for the Dakar in January 2018, if not, then yes , it is only 7 months away!
The most difficult part of the "Adventure" is to get there, ie to find the cash (R1m) for a two week “Afkak” session, this is madness for most ….., but for me it's my Daring Adventure.

To help with the finances, I would like ask each and every one of you to support me by buying either a Cap for R300 or T-shirt for R350 and if at all possible both.

The cents are being counted and every bit will help, share in my dream of a lifetime.

If you would like to support me, send me a message on WhatsApp 0823127819 or Email  Info@mydaringadventure.co.za.

Kind regards Donovan

Please Share far and wide, I need all the help I can get.

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Post by: Kobus Myburgh on May 28, 2017, 06:16:24 pm
I'm in for a cap and will be rooting for you guys Donovan. 

Anyone else in Gauteng that's willing to split courier costs?
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Post by: Len vR on May 28, 2017, 06:49:27 pm
Keen on a cap and shirt,send details.
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Post by: weskus on May 31, 2017, 01:02:15 pm
Nice Donovan, I already ordered through Gerrit, if you do Atlantis again and need a mate, please shout..
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Post by: donovanwho on May 31, 2017, 02:51:46 pm
Thanks for the support ladies and gents.
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Post by: Rokie on June 01, 2017, 02:24:25 pm
T-Shirt please! Will send you an email  O0
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Post by: donovanwho on June 09, 2017, 06:47:27 pm
The heat is on, Dakar Entry is in, first payment due................... ching ching

and here is another
just to keep me calm and focused.
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Post by: gser on June 10, 2017, 09:40:46 am
Ons hou duim vas  . . . .




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Post by: darthvader on June 10, 2017, 10:51:53 am
It is getting real! Good job!
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Post by: Rynet on June 11, 2017, 07:48:39 am
Nice Donovan , keeping the Dakar momentum going  :thumleft: :thumleft:
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Post by: Scrat on June 12, 2017, 07:48:51 am
It is getting real! Good job!

Yeah!!! Ek dink ek is meer excited as jy!!
Awesome !!!!
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Post by: Rokie on June 13, 2017, 10:43:25 am
It is getting real! Good job!

Yeah!!! Ek dink ek is meer excited as jy!!
Awesome !!!!

+1
You've got this!!
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Post by: donovanwho on July 08, 2017, 10:42:31 pm
My eerste groot hekkie amper plat, almost "real"

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Post by: darthvader on July 08, 2017, 11:05:09 pm
We will resume training on Monday!

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Post by: gser on July 09, 2017, 10:53:43 am
. . . ons hou duim vas  . . .
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Post by: zebra - Flying Brick on July 10, 2017, 10:35:55 am
Flying Brick is carrying stock of Donovan's CAPS - these form part of his FUND-RAISING drive to get to the Dakar - they are R300 each, beautifully made, and by buying one (or more!) you are helping a fellow WD get to the Dakar!


We add no margin, simply hold stock for him and sell it.


Let us know how many you need!


"My Daring Adventure" indeed!


Good luck, Donovan!
Chris & team
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Post by: donovanwho on July 17, 2017, 08:42:19 pm
Howdy Gents - my tummy has been turning the last few weeks as the entries are now closed for the Dakar 2018 Motorcycle category, the entries are currently with the aliens making the tough decisions, holding thumbs to have some good news in the next week or so, then the hard work starts.
I managed to get some airtime (TV) soon to be revealed.
Otherwise all good and on plan!!! (My Mentor, Kobus Potgier is keeping me focused)
cjorts
D
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Post by: Crossed-up on July 17, 2017, 10:44:33 pm
We're all holding thumbs for you. All the best.
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Post by: donovanwho on July 19, 2017, 09:09:07 pm
The shit just become real, from contender to competitor, I am going to the dakar 2018!!!!!!!!

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Post by: seankriel on July 19, 2017, 09:26:27 pm
Congratulations Donovan... keep us posted on your training and preparations...  good for you!!!

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Post by: aka.Goliath on July 19, 2017, 11:25:40 pm
Awesome stuff congratulations. I'm sure you gong to make a lot of proud saffers come January.
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Post by: gser on July 20, 2017, 10:04:02 am
. . . mooi so !
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Post by: bud500 on July 20, 2017, 10:22:30 am
The shit just become real, from contender to competitor, I am going to the dakar 2018!!!!!!!!

 :thumleft: :thumleft:

All the best!
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Post by: Crossed-up on July 20, 2017, 11:38:12 am
Indeed, congratulations!

You've got "the right stuff" to make a great success of it. I look forward to following your progress.
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Post by: rubiblue on July 21, 2017, 11:20:15 am
Awesome Donny! Congrats mate. behind you all the way.
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Post by: donovanwho on July 23, 2017, 08:10:36 pm
#mydaringadventure supporters gear
Who wants in? Its all real now!!

Check out my web page for info on #mydaringadventure, where, what and how.....

www.mydaringadventure.co.za

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Post by: donovanwho on July 24, 2017, 10:00:02 pm
Tomorrow night, Tuesday 25/07 @ 8pm on Supersport 1, The Showcase, the story behind #mydaringadventure

Enjoy and bring the popcorn

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Post by: donovanwho on July 27, 2017, 01:13:55 pm
For those that missed it on Supersport, my 12min of "Fame"

Https://youtu.be/YFThHi7Yqto


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Post by: XT JOE on July 27, 2017, 04:12:44 pm
No luck with that video- why dont you put some shirts at Flying Brick as well-  i will definitely support

Post us one your looney rides again with some Metallica or Lincoln Park
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Post by: zacapa on July 27, 2017, 08:06:31 pm
Link fixed:

&feature=youtu.be
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Post by: zebra - Flying Brick on July 28, 2017, 08:07:55 am
Flying Brick HAAS the caps - please support Donovan - but Not YET the shirts - I will make sure we order a couple in, different sizes, etc.


If you know what size you want, please let me know HERE:




1.
2.
3. etc


thanks!
Chris & Team
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Post by: Rynet on July 28, 2017, 08:55:31 am
Link fixed:

&feature=youtu.be
Great interview Donnie  :thumleft:

Proud of you . I was there in Donnie's first Amageza when he rode into that wire across the track . The only thing he said before continuing the race was don't tell my wife .  :imaposer:  Carrying on a race despite being almost decapitated , and more concerned about his wife than himself , that's the spirit . :3some:

We will be watching you and supporting you from now until the finish line of the Dakar .   :ricky: :ricky:
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Post by: Rokie on July 28, 2017, 10:14:06 am
Great interview!! Very well done Donovan!!

I only got to see it now. Keep going bro!
[I have a T-shirt and cap . . . are you selling Buffs as well?]
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Post by: donovanwho on July 28, 2017, 08:18:00 pm
Hi EveryOne

Here is what I have on offer to help me raise some funds, "I need to buy my house back end of January when I cross the finish line" :)

Buffs - R200 (2 different ones)
Caps - R300
DonnyDakar T shirt - R350 (S,M,L,XL,2XL and Kiddies)
Hight Quality Jacket - R1250 (S,M,L,XL - 4XL)

Sign & Ride with me - "you donate BIG or small and I will gladly put your signature on my Dakar Bike"


Send me an Email to place your order and I will get it to you pronto.

Thanking You

DonnyDakar
donovan@mydaringadventure.co.za
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Post by: donovanwho on July 28, 2017, 08:19:26 pm
The Jacket
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Post by: TinusBez on July 29, 2017, 06:50:40 pm
All the best Donnie! I'll order a few items.
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Post by: donovanwho on July 31, 2017, 11:02:16 am
Support #mydaringadventure to DAKAR 2018
Buy a Raffle ticket to win my Eddy2Race Husqvarna FE501
Limited Tickets for ONLY R3000
(Entry includes high quality supporters jacket)
To enter send email to info@mydaringadventure.co.za

Help me help you :)
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Post by: donovanwho on July 31, 2017, 09:35:51 pm
Support #mydaringadventure to DAKAR 2018
Purchase a Raffle ticket to win 1 of 4 pairs of Sidi Cross Fire 2 Boots worth R7500 - tickets only R250
Your size in your color!!

To enter send email to info@mydaringadventure.co.za

First Lucky Draw Ends 14th of August 2017

Xmas is coming early thanks to MX24 and E2R where you get more than just service.😎
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Post by: BlueBull2007 on August 01, 2017, 06:05:24 am
Seriously considering that raffle ticket.

Scrat: Youre still recognisable behind that balaclava ;)

Keep up the great drive Donny.
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Post by: donovanwho on August 18, 2017, 09:09:12 pm
Support #mydaringadventure to Dakar2018 and win with MX24 and E2R


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Post by: donovanwho on September 14, 2017, 06:25:21 am
Howdi
I have worked hard behind the scene (funding and logistics) and all on track getting to the dakar.
I have decided to rent a bike from Bart in Holland, race ready and collecting it in Lima, no worries about paperwork and scrutineering as  Bart has done this plenty of times. Plane tickets are book, myself and Willem will be flying to South America together on the 1/1/18 (gerry is still deciding how he wants to do it) I will spend the days leading up to the Dakar with Bart's team, documentation and testing/setup of the bike ect. Time is a ticking bomb for me at this stage as my work is starting to interfere with my Dakar plans.LOL

Training is the fun part, I am spending a lot of time in the saddle, 2 times a week and then a race or long ride over the weekends, keeping it safe so far.

Once again i have dotted my name down in the last week when it comes to commitment to a rally, I will be on the starting line for the Badlands survivor challenge, hosted by Amageza but not part of Amageza, or some sorts.
I have decided to go the extra mile and ride from Cape Town to The start of the rally in upington as the extra training will only do me good and will test my fitness. Did i mention doing it without backup, mmmmm........

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Lets do this, this Dakar Dream is starting to kick in big time!!!!




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Post by: BlueBull2007 on September 17, 2017, 05:22:18 am
Aweome update Donny.

Take it easy out there on the Badlands, you are doing great coming in 2nd/3rd each day :ricky: :thumleft:
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Post by: gser on September 20, 2017, 09:54:29 am
Keep it up mate . . . !
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Post by: Crossed-up on September 20, 2017, 12:42:14 pm
I watched Donovan riding the Badlands and saw how committed he is.

Look out South America - here comes Donovan!
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Post by: donovanwho on September 28, 2017, 05:14:33 am
Good Morning DonnyDakar Supporters

Raffle 2 ends in 3 days (1 October)

Do you have your entries, Do you feel lucky??

Remember - All Entries for Raffle 1 gets a Buy 1 get 1 Free entry into Raffle 2!!

Main Raffle - FE501 (including a Supporters Jacket with every entry)  – limited tickets available for only R3000. 17/40 tickets still available

Supporters gear, T-shirts, buffs, jackets and caps available at E2R if you do not have one already or send me a PM and I will post/deliver myself.

Thanking you for your support and do not forget to follow #mydaringadventure on Facebook and Instagram

Cheers
D
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Post by: donovanwho on October 01, 2017, 06:57:03 am
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Join the Legends Joey And Kobus and the newbies WDT and myself for a fun day raising funds for our journeys to Dakar.  I Hope to see you there!!!


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Title: My Daring Adventure - Donovan2Dakar 2018
Post by: donovanwho on November 04, 2017, 05:20:42 pm
Go big or go home, might as well experience the whole Dakar. Flying to Paris for the presentation and going to Le Harve to load my bike, rented from Bart in Holland, on the ASO boat to Peru, making #mydaringadventure memorable. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171104/2d191ca255f1bd1cd8b2e0aae29b425b.jpg)


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Title: Re: My Daring Adventure - Donovan2Dakar 2018
Post by: BlueBull2007 on November 04, 2017, 10:21:12 pm
That's Awesome Donny!  Don't forget to take your babel fish.
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Post by: gser on November 05, 2017, 12:18:59 pm
. . . Go ! , Go !  Donny , Go . . .
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Post by: Rokie on November 06, 2017, 02:28:16 pm
Learn some French while you are there  :thumleft:

Go Donovan!!
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Post by: donovanwho on November 06, 2017, 04:27:43 pm
I will be there for 3 days, as miserable as them french ?$%^
Luckily I like getting lost so I will be OK, I hope. (Malle moto style)
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Post by: BlueBull2007 on November 07, 2017, 07:44:52 am
Ah, the French are actually okay. Just really gatvol with the english. Praat die taal met hulle ;) Dan gaan hulle vir jou vra, "Err. do you speak a leetle engleesh?". Jy kan dan se "A Little". :deal:
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Post by: donovanwho on November 11, 2017, 09:23:09 pm
And here is she, last bits of prep before leaving for Dakar, I will be Flying (malle moto, solo) to Paris on the 21st to attend the Official Dakar Presentation on the 22, meet up with the other #originalsbymotul (malle moto) competitors and meet some Aliens (Dakar Legends) I will also travel to Le Havre to meet up with the Bass Truck Team on the 23, I am renting this beast from them and I will be traveling with them before and after the Dakar. They will load my and the Teams bikes and assistant vehicles on the boat that will  ship the Dakar convoy to Peru for the start of the Dakar on the 6th of Jan 2018, I will then return to SA on the 25th. Why not experience the full flight of the Dakar, this is #mydaringadventure!!(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171111/cf5c34f430b7b37817edac712d761264.jpg)


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Post by: BlueBull2007 on November 12, 2017, 01:57:19 am
Shit getting really real right now. You must be so excited Donny! :ricky:
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Post by: JustBendIt on November 12, 2017, 03:24:14 am
GO DONNY YOU YSTER !!!!

YOU CAN DO IT !!!
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Post by: Jovan on November 12, 2017, 05:20:31 am
Good luck!
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Post by: P.K. on November 20, 2017, 02:32:33 pm
Donovan...good luck with the loading and logistcs..ENJOY !!
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Post by: gser on November 20, 2017, 02:39:39 pm
Wow ! time flies . . .
I'm sure that your Malle Moto mind has kicked in ?
Sterkte ! and enjoy  . .  .
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Post by: BlueBull2007 on November 21, 2017, 03:46:10 pm
en toe??
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Post by: donovanwho on November 25, 2017, 02:44:14 pm
Sitting on the bus on the way to the airport after a very unsuccessful Eiffel tower expedition, later about that. Yip I had 3 very exciting days of Dakar business. I will say this, its huge and everything is in place and organized, ASO are the business. Landed Wednesday morning in Paris @ 7am and had to make my way straight to the Presentation that started at 10am,I had my public transport route planned but decided to take a taxi as I had my spare wheels and some spares with me witch I had to to take to Le Havre to give to the Malle Moto guys, ended up very expensive but was probably worth it.

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I arrived at the Presentation venue with plenty of time to spare and used their lovely restroom the freshen up a bit, yip, not a-lot of sleep the previous day due to all the excitement and of course the flight. The entrance of the venue had all these cars from previous Dakar’s on display, a-lot have changed over the years but the old cars have some magical history of the dakar back in Africa.

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Post by: donovanwho on November 25, 2017, 03:02:23 pm
We as malle moto competitors, now known as the Originals by Motul, planned to meet before 10am to take a group photo with the Sponsor of this class, MOTUL Lubricants and no other than Marc Coma, the Sporting Director and 5x Champion. We are 28 competitors in the Original by Motul class this year.
Only 4 of us made it in time for the photo, to the left of Marc is Oliver Pain, a top 20 rider in his 11th Dakar.
And guess what, none of them can speak English.

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And on display at the entrance is the winning trophy for Dakar2018 40th edition, I couldn’t resist .

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Title: Re: My Daring Adventure - Donovan2Dakar 2018
Post by: donovanwho on November 25, 2017, 03:13:02 pm
Also on display.... some eye candy

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And some inspiring phrases to think about

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Title: Re: My Daring Adventure - Donovan2Dakar 2018
Post by: donovanwho on November 25, 2017, 03:57:51 pm
Its time for the presentation, 3/4 of the hall was filled with media and sponsors. This photo does not do the  magnitude of the event justice, I just had to be in a pic with plenty of people LOL

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The whole of the presentation was in French and Spanish, I could only understand when  they said Dakar in every third sentence, so I just followed the screen which had sone pictures displayed, I noticed that a-lot of the people had head phones on and didn’t though much about it until I realized have way trough the presentation that they are translating to English and you could get a pair of head phones from the media corner,  I was to late for a pair, now I know for next time.




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Title: Re: My Daring Adventure - Donovan2Dakar 2018
Post by: donovanwho on November 25, 2017, 04:02:25 pm
The Route, gonna be some long days towards the end of the Rally(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171125/fe4734cd03a9f754f095f041643857d7.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171125/b0683ae723b019ad750cb0455d8e0eca.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171125/5049f214f25e12086bfbfcb62acbbb97.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171125/86c84adcdda17c445d1399dd88e04fa3.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171125/0322c52aa4f22541738d3331e32fbfde.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171125/20989a995e5bd4a16999158be7989dff.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171125/02c440a41cf6aeb81f0664905a528db0.jpg)


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Post by: donovanwho on November 25, 2017, 04:05:31 pm
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Post by: donovanwho on November 25, 2017, 04:44:20 pm
After the presentation we had a chance to meet and great all the big guns but it was chaos as al the media swamped all the Dakar Legends, I had a quick bite to eat, fancy finger foods, and headed off as I had to travel to Le Havre 200km East where I decided to overnight. My convocation was at 9am the following day and  traveling from Paris to Le Havre  takes over 2 hours with the train, and I didn’t want to be late.

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Once again public transport cost a-lot of money but I am living a dream and a taxi ride ant gonna make me bankrupt At least the Taxi had wifi so that I could send a Ok msg to my darling wife.

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Yip and then the trains are on time and in a good condition with everybody abiding the rules, makes you think about the state of ours.

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Le Havre is a coastal town which has a big ass harbor, quiet a-lot of young people, clean streets and plenty of restaurants to pic from, yip and nobody speaks english, which suck again. Went for a long walk just to recap my day which was filled with Dakar.

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Title: Re: My Daring Adventure - Donovan2Dakar 2018
Post by: donovanwho on November 25, 2017, 05:39:59 pm
This is why I paid the money to come to France, meeting my rally bike, prepped by Bart from the Bass Dakar team, for the first time. Fellow Dakar competitors Willem and Gerry are in the Bass Dakar team and their teams bikes would also be going trough pre-scrutineering to be loaded onto the boat for shipping to Peru. I was up early and ready to go, breakfast done and called on a taxi expecting a-lot of morning traffic, but to my surprise nothing, this was just after 8, no traffic, none, nada, fokol. But I was to excited and we were off, 10km down the road I started to see the Dakar signs on the lamp posts directing to Hanger 122, it was an Eye opener, trucks and trucks and more trucks with racing trucks on the back, trailers with cars and bikes all over the place, its huge.

The Bass Dakar team ran a bit late as they drove all the way from Holland, sounds far but actually just around the corner, 600km away.
I could not wait and made my way to checkpoint 1.
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171125/7757a7fc9041455532399a6c2f975c8f.jpg) Sign in here, yo but is a good feeling when they find your name amongst 550 competitors, no 125.

Step 2 (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171125/6bc9cd6da0b0f94d2cda36df34e440eb.jpg) Here they are looking for your license and registration of your race machine, luckily I had my copies on my phone as Bart and team have not arrived yet. Here I ran into Xavier who is the Competitor Director for Dakar, we met at the Dessert 1000 in the middle of the year when I was still uncertain about my entry. I must have made an impact then because he remembered who I was. Another awesome feeing.

Step 3 - I could not do this step as I had to have the packing list for my bike and spares for the customs, so I skipped this step and moved on.

Did I mention that you get a booklet with all the activities that you had to perform and gets stamped at each station.
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Step 4 - collect your ERTF GPS and Marlink irritrack and Balise(emergency device), you had to pay a deposit (€3200) to receive these items, if you break them you pay them, they keep you save and trackable on the routes at Dakar.
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Back to step 3 after I met with Bart to get the last of my paperwork sorted and with the equipment in hand I set of to go meet my bike. What a feeling, it sommer started to rain. It had my name on it.
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Post by: donovanwho on November 25, 2017, 05:52:46 pm
The rain did not stop us and we started the fit the ERTF Gps unit, this is the unit on the handle bars, the Irritrack unit is the blue box on the side of the nav tower, the wiring and brackets must be done before hand ready to fit the units, the Balise is a sort of Panic button, if you press that red button your race is over, the yellow sticker indicates where to find it if another competitor has to press it for you in an emergency.
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With the units installed we can now go and do the physical testing of them with the officials and stamp them ready to race

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Post by: donovanwho on November 25, 2017, 06:26:09 pm
The prep on these machines are top class, just looking at the finer details, you can see that time has been spend on getting them ready for Dakar, I am so glad that I made the decision to get a bike prepped by Bart, my gut feeling says that if I do not crash this bike to pieces it will easy make the finish line.

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It started first time and I was of for the technical checks. Firstly they check the GPs for signal and if the sentinel (alarm warning device) that works with the gps works correctly, once checked you get another stamp from the ERTF technicians.

All the bikes in line for the technical checks.

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This guy Checking my irritrack, all good.

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Post by: Crossed-up on November 25, 2017, 07:43:37 pm
This is fantastic to see all of this business, Donovan. Thanks for taking all the time and trouble to post this stuff. Normally we only see the race as it starts in South America, so all this background and preliminary detail fills out the story for us. All the best!
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Post by: BlueBull2007 on November 26, 2017, 04:57:37 pm
This is fantastic to see all of this business, Donovan. Thanks for taking all the time and trouble to post this stuff. Normally we only see the race as it starts in South America, so all this background and preliminary detail fills out the story for us. All the best!

+1 :thumleft:

Donovan can I ask what is in the Balise bag? Is that a 1st aid kit?
Also what do they do about the batteries on the bike when it is shipped? Curious to know if they have had a lot of issues with that, and if they have spares (I suppose they do). I know I did on my home prepped race bike when shipping.
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Post by: lpj on November 26, 2017, 06:01:52 pm
Cheers Donovan, thanks for taking the time. 40 days and counting...
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Post by: gser on November 26, 2017, 06:32:23 pm
Kwaai  . .  Donovan  . . .
ons is saam met jou !
Allie pad  ..
Dankie vir jou terug veering  . . .
 
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Post by: donovanwho on November 26, 2017, 10:08:25 pm
This is fantastic to see all of this business, Donovan. Thanks for taking all the time and trouble to post this stuff. Normally we only see the race as it starts in South America, so all this background and preliminary detail fills out the story for us. All the best!
All good John, I have to share this with everyone, it makes my journey so much memorable


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Post by: donovanwho on November 26, 2017, 10:15:31 pm
This is fantastic to see all of this business, Donovan. Thanks for taking all the time and trouble to post this stuff. Normally we only see the race as it starts in South America, so all this background and preliminary detail fills out the story for us. All the best!

+1 :thumleft:

Donovan can I ask what is in the Balise bag? Is that a 1st aid kit?
Also what do they do about the batteries on the bike when it is shipped? Curious to know if they have had a lot of issues with that, and if they have spares (I suppose they do). I know I did on my home prepped race bike when shipping.

The Balise is a sort of Panic Button(distress beacon), all hell breaks lose when this button is pressed for an emergency, Your race is over, Bart told me that they cable tie the Balise device so that when you want to push it you must make extra effort to go out of the race.


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Post by: donovanwho on November 26, 2017, 10:16:24 pm
Now the next stage is the stickers, this ant just plakking a sticker on a bike, these guys are serious about them stickers. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171125/8179fcf49c302d6b3765bd2d53432354.jpg)
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This was the proud moment, look at that, dreams do come true, yes the Dakar is only in January but seeing this is another level.

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Title: Re: My Daring Adventure - Donovan2Dakar 2018
Post by: BlueBull2007 on November 27, 2017, 12:26:05 am
 :drif: I have no words.  :drif:
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Post by: Cracker on November 27, 2017, 10:24:40 am
Reading this and seeing the pics is way better than watching the race on TV .........  :thumleft:
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Post by: roxenz on November 27, 2017, 02:05:54 pm
Donovan, with that surname they must have thought you are Dutch, hence the oranje-blanje-blou colours...   ;D

Thanks for all this, as Crossed-up said, this makes it much more real and interesting for us arm chair jockeys!  :thumleft:
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Post by: Cdp13 on November 27, 2017, 05:32:24 pm
Awesome. Eenvoudig net awesome.
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Post by: XT JOE on November 28, 2017, 10:10:54 am
Stunning
Thanks for all those pics of old Dakar Xt's
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Post by: Crossed-up on December 19, 2017, 10:45:02 am
http://www.wheels24.co.za/Motorsport/Dakar/dakar-rally-2018-capetonian-rider-set-to-take-on-gruelling-malle-moto-class-alone-20171219
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Post by: gser on December 20, 2017, 08:28:44 am
 . .  .Kwaai . . .
10 days to go . .  .
WOW !
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Post by: BlueBull2007 on December 22, 2017, 04:32:26 am
:ricky:
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Post by: donovanwho on December 22, 2017, 07:39:34 pm
Made it onto Radio Tygerberg with Superman and David Thomas, a first for me, must say intimidating but a good feeling.

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Post by: donovanwho on December 22, 2017, 07:43:39 pm
Just making sure I can change an engine for just in case, thanks Kobus Potgieter for trusting me in stripping and rebuilding your KTM 450 RFR, easy peasy i must say

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Post by: donovanwho on December 22, 2017, 07:49:27 pm
Superman aka Kobus Potgieter has been my mentor in this journey to Dakar, we share the same race number, hopefully this number, 125, will be good for me to.

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Post by: donovanwho on December 22, 2017, 07:52:53 pm
And the training never stopped, an altitude mask set at 4800 and a lot of swimming to get the lungs ready for altitude.

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Post by: Hondsekierie on December 22, 2017, 07:55:32 pm
Fantastic, we're all behind you :thumleft:

Like the spannering skills ;)
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Post by: donovanwho on December 22, 2017, 07:57:04 pm
And then there is my riding partner, Robert Adams who eats my dust and have my back all the time. We luv what we do, Just Ride

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Post by: donovanwho on December 22, 2017, 07:58:54 pm
This one.... just because I can


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Title: Re: My Daring Adventure - Donovan2Dakar 2018
Post by: donovanwho on December 22, 2017, 08:05:37 pm
As we, the #originalsbymotul (malle moto) will be sponsored at the Dakar by Motul with all our lubricants, Motul SA have kindly supported me with some products to familiarize myself with the products that they will supply us riders at Dakar.
They do have some nice products.

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Title: Re: My Daring Adventure - Donovan2Dakar 2018
Post by: donovanwho on December 22, 2017, 08:39:12 pm
And then there is the Rally Jacket, who is the best and where do we buy at what price.

Gerrit du Toit offered to help in this department, his wife Marique is a designer of note with some rad skills.

After about 3 prototypes and “some” testing by myself and Willem du Toit we now have locally made, kick ass Jackets for Dakar.

A brand was launched

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Title: Re: My Daring Adventure - Donovan2Dakar 2018
Post by: Crossed-up on December 22, 2017, 09:33:55 pm
Big up to Scrat! Is this the start of big things?
Title: Re: My Daring Adventure - Donovan2Dakar 2018
Post by: BlueBull2007 on December 22, 2017, 09:39:35 pm
Fantastic DONOVAN!! :thumleft:

This thing is getting real so fast!  :ricky:

We are all so, so excited for you.

Boet, do you need help with some key phrases that I can write out for you to print and put in your helmet or something? You won't believe how important communication can be at times.
Title: Re: My Daring Adventure - Donovan2Dakar 2018
Post by: donovanwho on December 22, 2017, 09:57:44 pm
And then there is the stickers, proudly Sponsored by Stefan Kleyn, at least my bike will look like a winner all the time.

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Title: Re: My Daring Adventure - Donovan2Dakar 2018
Post by: Rooi Wolf on December 23, 2017, 04:33:23 am
Donovan jou doring!

Enjoy the event and bring it home bra.
Title: Re: My Daring Adventure - Donovan2Dakar 2018
Post by: donovanwho on December 23, 2017, 09:09:36 pm
Me having some fun on the beach with my new Dakar kit, I must say, It all come out pretty spectacular and Oakpics doing an even better job making me looking like a Pro.

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Title: Re: My Daring Adventure - Donovan2Dakar 2018
Post by: donovanwho on December 26, 2017, 03:29:23 pm
Just had my first Dakar moment watching this video of Lyndon Poskitt who competed in the Malle Moto Class Dakar 2017, its going to be tough, I will fight to the end for the friends and family that got me here, living this ultimate dream, #mydaringadventure





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Title: Re: My Daring Adventure - Donovan2Dakar 2018
Post by: gser on December 26, 2017, 04:25:24 pm
Malle Moto is not for sissies  . . .
You have done Malle Moto in two Amageza Rallies and you have done very well in the bivy, I have watched you closely.
You are well organised and technically, you know your bike and you have the skill to do what is required.
It is only 2 Amageza Rallies in one go, you have it all to do it No 125 !




Title: Re: My Daring Adventure - Donovan2Dakar 2018
Post by: BlueBull2007 on December 26, 2017, 05:36:49 pm
Actually its more like 4 Amageza's  in one go. ;D
Title: Re: My Daring Adventure - Donovan2Dakar 2018
Post by: alli on December 26, 2017, 09:55:24 pm
Good luck Donovan 👍🏻, what an awesome life experience, gooi mielies Boet
Title: Re: My Daring Adventure - Donovan2Dakar 2018
Post by: landieman on December 27, 2017, 07:15:07 pm
awesome how our greatest adventures start with the smallest idea.give it horns Donny
Title: Re: My Daring Adventure - Donovan2Dakar 2018
Post by: TheAnt on December 27, 2017, 08:02:11 pm
GOOD LUCK MAN WITH BALLS OF STEEL! We shall support you all the way! Just starting is a achievement, but we will stand in support untill the end.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: My Daring Adventure - Donovan2Dakar 2018
Post by: gser on December 28, 2017, 07:15:35 am
Actually its more like 4 Amageza's  in one go. ;D
. . . . then make it 4 Amagezas . . .BB2007 knows , you have done it, wow !
Donovan, sterkte weereens.
You have a rest day about between the "two" Amagezas . .  .
Title: Re: My Daring Adventure - Donovan2Dakar 2018
Post by: Mooch on December 30, 2017, 05:32:40 pm
Looking good Don. Good luck! Give it horns...  :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:
Title: Re: My Daring Adventure - Donovan2Dakar 2018
Post by: BiG DoM on December 30, 2017, 05:41:54 pm
Indeed big respect and good luck - if you can think it you can do it. We will be with you every km of the way  :ricky:
Title: Re: My Daring Adventure - Donovan2Dakar 2018
Post by: saklx650c on January 01, 2018, 08:40:05 pm
All the very best Donovan,  not long to go.   :thumleft:
Title: Re: My Daring Adventure - Donovan2Dakar 2018
Post by: Heimer on January 03, 2018, 12:13:41 pm
So great to have local guys - direct forum members to support
Title: Re: My Daring Adventure - Donovan2Dakar 2018
Post by: roxenz on January 03, 2018, 01:23:08 pm
Yip, can't wait for the Dakar to start. With so many local ysters to support, I'll be sitting most evenings hitting the F5 button on that Nederlandse chappie's website with the live timing...  Let's roll!

Good luck to all competitors, and the very best of luck to all the Saffers!!!
Title: Re: My Daring Adventure - Donovan2Dakar 2018
Post by: donovanwho on January 05, 2018, 03:25:40 pm
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Title: Re: My Daring Adventure - Donovan2Dakar 2018
Post by: donovanwho on January 05, 2018, 03:27:39 pm
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Title: Re: My Daring Adventure - Donovan2Dakar 2018
Post by: donovanwho on January 05, 2018, 03:28:05 pm
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Title: Re: My Daring Adventure - Donovan2Dakar 2018
Post by: BlueBull2007 on January 05, 2018, 03:34:56 pm
Awesome pics Donovan, thank you!!

Mucha suerte amigo. :ricky:
Title: Re: My Daring Adventure - Donovan2Dakar 2018
Post by: landieman on January 05, 2018, 06:44:35 pm
goodluck for tomorrow Donovan,try for lots of sleep tonight
Title: Re: My Daring Adventure - Donovan2Dakar 2018
Post by: africanSky on January 05, 2018, 06:59:24 pm
Best of luck!!
Title: Re: My Daring Adventure - Donovan2Dakar 2018
Post by: Brink on January 05, 2018, 07:12:56 pm
Have a stonking time,,,,,

 :ricky: :ricky: :ricky:
Title: Re: My Daring Adventure - Donovan2Dakar 2018
Post by: Serf on January 05, 2018, 08:07:33 pm
All the best.  Take it to the end

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Title: Re: My Daring Adventure - Donovan2Dakar 2018
Post by: lpj on January 06, 2018, 10:37:45 am
All the best Donovan, and enjoy it  :thumleft:
Title: Re: My Daring Adventure - Donovan2Dakar 2018
Post by: Rooi Wolf on January 06, 2018, 11:06:38 am
Very nice to get 1'st hand feedback, pictures and input, thanks Donovan!  :thumleft:

..although I would imagine that over the next 2 weeks, every minute spent sleeping will be crucial. So updates might be few and far between.

Gooi mielies!!

Title: Re: My Daring Adventure - Donovan2Dakar 2018
Post by: donovanwho on January 06, 2018, 12:10:58 pm
Its go time, its been a long long tough road but here I am at the start if the biggest challenge of my life, grabbing life with both hands, thanks to a-lot of people and the MAN upstairs I am living my dream, the adventure starts today. I am Donovan van de Langenberg, Rider 125 and One of the Originals (malle moto) and I am having the time of my life, luv you all and God Speed.



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Title: Re: My Daring Adventure - Donovan2Dakar 2018
Post by: donovanwho on January 06, 2018, 12:13:23 pm
Good luck to all the other riders, especially Willem, Gerry, David and Wessel my RSA team mates, there is only one way and thats all the way to the finish


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Title: Re: My Daring Adventure - Donovan2Dakar 2018
Post by: Welsh on January 06, 2018, 12:35:55 pm
Awesome.. enjoy and experience it...  8)
Title: Re: My Daring Adventure - Donovan2Dakar 2018
Post by: BlueBull2007 on January 07, 2018, 12:43:53 am
Go Donovan!
Title: Re: My Daring Adventure - Donovan2Dakar 2018
Post by: roxenz on January 11, 2018, 05:12:01 pm
Donovan doing amazingly well. Difficult to believe its his first Dakar - he's running with the pro's!
Title: Re: My Daring Adventure - Donovan2Dakar 2018
Post by: Rooi Wolf on January 21, 2018, 04:21:04 pm
Donovan you legend!!

Title: Re: My Daring Adventure - Donovan2Dakar 2018
Post by: Andy660 on January 22, 2018, 07:44:04 pm
i expect all the true Donovan Dakar Cape Town  Supporters to be at DF Malan airport tomorrow.
Plane lands at 12 h 15..
We the Amageza manne will be there !
Title: Re: My Daring Adventure - Donovan2Dakar 2018
Post by: Heimer on January 22, 2018, 09:07:46 pm
i expect all the true Donovan Dakar Cape Town  Supporters to be at DF Malan airport tomorrow.
Plane lands at 12 h 15..
We the Amageza manne will be there !

 :thumleft:
Title: Re: My Daring Adventure - Donovan2Dakar 2018
Post by: Mooch on January 23, 2018, 09:25:03 am
Well done Donovan!!! Outstanding Achievement!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: My Daring Adventure - Donovan2Dakar 2018
Post by: gser on January 23, 2018, 12:17:49 pm
Ons is baie trots op jou, The Don !
Well done Donovan !
Title: Re: My Daring Adventure - Donovan2Dakar 2018
Post by: BlueBull2007 on January 30, 2018, 07:22:43 pm
Ping Donovan. Let us know how it was for you, bru. :deal:
Title: Re: My Daring Adventure - Donovan2Dakar 2018
Post by: donovanwho on March 19, 2018, 04:25:46 pm
2 months down the line and still smiling.

https://youtu.be/lJ6HIzbTaZc
Title: Re: My Daring Adventure - Donovan2Dakar 2018
Post by: BlueBull2007 on March 20, 2018, 01:34:07 am
Thats a lekker interview Donovan. Thanks for sharing it.
Title: Re: My Daring Adventure - Donovan2Dakar 2018
Post by: donovanwho on April 14, 2018, 05:14:19 pm
Look at that..... puts the presure on for going back for more. #mydaringadventure.20 sounds not to bad(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180414/12142a7a92eb59872d036057975f68dd.jpg)

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Title: Re: My Daring Adventure - Donovan2Dakar 2018
Post by: donovanwho on April 14, 2018, 05:17:46 pm
The story behind the story.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180414/5a33e9c2bea6bfa025825bf0b876b5a0.jpg)

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Title: Re: My Daring Adventure - Donovan2Dakar 2018
Post by: donovanwho on May 15, 2018, 10:13:43 am
https://youtu.be/Gx_eaDvjpwQ



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Title: Re: My Daring Adventure - Donovan2Dakar 2018
Post by: donovanwho on June 27, 2019, 09:08:07 pm
https://web.facebook.com/donovan.langenberg/posts/10156112089082330

Title: Re: #mydaringadventure continues to Dakar 2020
Post by: donovanwho on August 01, 2019, 05:27:58 am
the dream continues
Title: Re: #mydaringadventure continues to Dakar 2020
Post by: BiG DoM on August 01, 2019, 05:38:35 pm
Excellent. Game on proper. Good luck.  :ricky: :ricky: :ricky:
Title: Re: #mydaringadventure continues to Dakar 2020
Post by: donovanwho on August 02, 2019, 05:51:30 am
#mydaringadventure 2.0 – the journey continues to Dakar 2020


Dakar – a journey for those that dream and an adventure for those that dare.

In 2018 I finished the Dakar in the “original – by Motul” class as a rookie competitor; placing in the top ten in my class I proved to myself and the world that dreams do come true!
Fast forward some 14 months later and the effect from this finish, the ultimate feeling of achieving your dream is still with me, burning brighter than ever.

Although I competed in the Dakar on my own, in the most extreme format - completely unassisted in the Original Malle Moto class, I know that it was the team behind me that got me to the start. Even now 14 months later I know that I would never have been able to complete every one of those 9000 Kilometers had it not been for those who backed me in 2018! The real hero’s of my adventure are those that supported me. People like you who contributed in whatever way they could manage where the ones who I owe my success to.

Last year the Dakar focused on the tough and unforgiving sand dunes in Peru (the Dakar I completed stitched together three countries namely, Peru, Bolivia and Argentina) It proved to be one of the most exciting Dakar yet. I had serious FOMO not competing and watching it on television I knew that I had to give it more shot in the Original Malle Moto class. I am convinced that I can do better with the experience behind me.
I know now that hard work, pain and failure are followed by success.
I am willing to put in the hard work again, I am willing to endure the pain again, I know that I can succeed and I know that I need each and every one of you as my teammates. As my Dakar in 2018 proved, “Its teamwork that makes the dream work”

Dakar 2018 – A recap

It started with a dream for me; the appeal lay in the challenge. Few had ever attempted it and far fewer had succeeded, this for me became the ultimate daring adventure.
The project kicked off for me in 2017, I had to commit a year before in order to prepare myself thoroughly. Through the year I focused on the goal ahead so intently that I did not live in the present, the preparations become all-consuming, the unknown of what lay ahead meant me devoting all my energy to prepare myself for any eventuality.
This weighed in heavily with me over the course of the year but I pushed on, all that mattered to me was to fight the odds and get to that start line. Whoever said that planning for an event like this would be easy must be mad. It was everything but easy. When I first started my preparations I can honestly say that knew my chances of success where fifty-fifty, I did not admit it at the time but looking back I can share this with you that I had my doubts. Need-less to say I pushed on and reached the start line.
Arriving at the Dakar I saw it for the Monster that it was, the terrain was intimidating, the competition was unforgiving and once that clock started there was no going back. Each and every day was a fight for me, I was running on pure adrenaline and it took all my strength, will-power and courage to complete the race. Through all of this, I may not have had the biggest smile but I was still smiling, the reason for this is that I was living my dream and had dared to complete my biggest adventure.
When I eventually crossed the finish line, I thought of two things. How blessed I was to have the love and support of so many good people around me that got me to the point where I was and secondly that I could do better, I knew a podium finish was within my grasp and that I HAD to come back and give it one more shot.
I had discovered what was possible by attempting the impossible and that nothing happens unless you make it happen.

Chasing a dream is a lonely pursuit, once all that is said and done it’s me that am on that start line and it’s me riding alone daily. The thing that kept me going was the thought of my friends and family that pulled through, pitched in and got me to the start line… every day was a fight, a fight to the finish and I did it for my supporters.
 





Going back for seconds……. Dakar 2020

Having been through one Dakar you would think I have had enough, this is not the case. I want more.
My dream, my daring adventure is still alive.
Dakar 2018 was incredibly tough on my mind, body, and spirit, but now that I know what it takes I know I can do better. I placed in top ten as a rookie and I know that if I go back a podium finish in the world’s toughest motorsport race is within my reach.

I know it is within my reach as I have tried and tested myself and I know my limits now. I know where my weaknesses and strengths are and I am using this time to prepare myself to take on this adventure again. There is an old racing mantra that goes like this, “To finish first you have to first finish”, my goal in 2020 will be to do both.
I will have to endure a lot of sacrifices in the next year as I prepare myself. As a privateer and average Joe without any factory race team backing me the financial burden itself will test me to my limits. The training will push me to my limits, the preparation and logistics required will push me to my limits, but I am ready and willing to tackle this 100% head-on and give everything I have to realize my dream.
The year ahead is going to be tough and that is why I need your support, if you love motorsport and racing and always wanted to test yourself but you cannot, I invite you to join me and we will do it together. With you as my backup, we will tackle this ultimate adventure together, I am willing to put everything on the line to do this, quitting is not an option for me but I can’t do it without each and every one of you. I invite you to join team #mydaringadventure 2.0 let’s do this, together, once and for all let's climb that podium step together.
Title: Re: #mydaringadventure continues to Dakar 2020
Post by: Ross Riddle on August 02, 2019, 06:32:28 am
Super stoked for you Donavan. I certainly will be part of the team supporting you and living the race through you. Good luck.
Title: Re: #mydaringadventure continues to Dakar 2020
Post by: JustBendIt on August 02, 2019, 07:50:42 am
Go Donny 2020 !!!
Title: Re: #mydaringadventure continues to Dakar 2020
Post by: rubiblue on August 02, 2019, 06:40:18 pm
All the best Donny!

Give it horns and go for gold.
Title: Re: #mydaringadventure continues to Dakar 2020
Post by: XT JOE on August 03, 2019, 08:06:41 pm
Best of luck Donovan-will support somehow somewhere
Title: Re: #mydaringadventure continues to Dakar 2020
Post by: donovanwho on September 09, 2019, 10:28:07 pm
4 months to go..... officially got my first "o fok" for Dakar 2020, I have been so relaxed over the past few months and today, I just woke up in a cold sweat, not knowing where to run to. Although I know where and what, it's still intimidating, this whole struggle to make this daring adventure once again a reality.

Let's start fundraising they say............

My first batch of #mydaringadventure apparel has arrived and the feedback is pretty good. I have changed it up a bit this year with some options in colors.

Buffs in blue, yellow and red @ R250 ea

Shirts in XS to 3XL @ R350 ea

Caps various colors @ R300 ea

and then,,,,,,,

I have these 2 awesome Raffles, a TREK Carbon MTB and a 1934 Hotrod up for grabs for showing your support. (go big or stay home)

pay by snapscan or EFT with ref:  your name and cell no.

Your support is appreciated

cheer

Donnydakar.






Title: Re: #mydaringadventure continues to Dakar 2020
Post by: Rynet on September 21, 2019, 09:57:16 am
Very impressive stock you have there Donny. The quality looks even better than before.

Maybe I should get a red cap , or maybe black one ..... to go with the Hot Rod I will be winning.  :biggrin:

All the best and we know you can ride. At the very least you know you are one of those special people that can just pitch up at the start line of the Dakar and just turn on the ignition and finish . We know you will style this. You are a natural athlete with a cool head and solid endurance and bravery.  :3some:

Go Donny  :thumleft: :thumleft:

Let's support Donny and the merchandise is really cool too .  And some very rich rewards this year to some lucky winners of the raffle . 8)
Title: Re: #mydaringadventure continues to Dakar 2020
Post by: Ross Riddle on September 22, 2019, 07:26:27 am
@Rynet sorry to let you down brother but the caps are the only thing you will be getting as the hot rod and bicycle will be in my garage :ricky: :ricky:
On a serious note though Don needs as much support as we can generate.
Title: Re: #mydaringadventure continues to Dakar 2020
Post by: BiG DoM on September 22, 2019, 03:27:00 pm
@Rynet sorry to let you down brother but the caps are the only thing you will be getting as the hot rod and bicycle will be in my garage :ricky: :ricky:
On a serious note though Don needs as much support as we can generate.

RR - Rynet would be your sister not your brother.  :3some: :biggrin:
Title: Re: #mydaringadventure continues to Dakar 2020
Post by: Sardine on September 22, 2019, 05:29:33 pm
 :thumleft:

Entered for the bicycle.

Best of luck on your adventure!  :ricky:
Title: Re: #mydaringadventure continues to Dakar 2020
Post by: Rooi Wolf on September 23, 2019, 05:34:21 am
All the best Donovan, may te force be with you!!

What qualifier(s) will you be doing before the DAKAR?
Title: Re: #mydaringadventure continues to Dakar 2020
Post by: donovanwho on September 29, 2019, 01:17:07 pm
All the best Donovan, may te force be with you!!

What qualifier(s) will you be doing before the DAKAR?

no need to qualify as I have competed in a previous Dakar already :) 2018
for the first one, I was lucky to qualify with 5 amageza rallies, finished them all unsupported which gave me the entry I think.
Title: Re: #mydaringadventure continues to Dakar 2020
Post by: donovanwho on September 29, 2019, 02:25:03 pm
when we ride there is always a risk, most of the times we walk away, not this time.
luckily nothing serious but out for 6 weeks.
assessing the situation...... most will start thinking of withdrawing from the Daker, for me jus another hurdle on my way to another spectacle, I must admit that it is frightening,  at least I know what I am in for.
I look at it this way.... a nice rest period, just keeping the fitness in order until the cast comes off the end of October, then its 6 weeks of mayhem getting strong, hopefully, this will make me more focussed and better pre-paired towards the end of December when I leave to Saudi.

still, init to win it :thumleft:

Oja, MTB raffle on Friday, still plenty of tickets left. pls support.

cheers for now.



Title: Re: #mydaringadventure continues to Dakar 2020
Post by: donovanwho on September 29, 2019, 02:27:05 pm
WIN WIN WIN!!!!
Title: Re: #mydaringadventure continues to Dakar 2020
Post by: donovanwho on September 29, 2019, 02:32:04 pm
WIN WIN WIN!!!!

BANK DETAILS IF SNAPSCAN IS NOT YOUR THING

D VAN DE LANGENBERG
ABSA SAVINGS
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REF-  MTB NAME AND CELL NO.
Title: Re: #mydaringadventure continues to Dakar 2020
Post by: Rooi Wolf on September 30, 2019, 04:09:09 am
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still, init to win it :thumleft:

Sjoe, good luck with this latest challenge. Bad timing, but good attitude!!
Title: Re: #mydaringadventure continues to Dakar 2020
Post by: Sardine on October 04, 2019, 03:51:49 pm
So, who won the MTB? :peepwall:

Pleasebemepleasebemepleasebeme.
Title: Re: #mydaringadventure continues to Dakar 2020
Post by: donovanwho on October 11, 2019, 11:44:41 am
checkout my Facebook page - the winner is Jurie Botha, he actually bought the most tickets as well.