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Title: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Kobus Myburgh on February 10, 2018, 07:39:44 am
Anyone with more information on this, costs etc.?  I can't get into the website.  Edit - I see the website only goes live end of February.

A pity it's so close to the Tankwa cross country.

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Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Fudmucker on February 10, 2018, 09:08:01 am
They can't afford a spell-checker...?
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Bill the Bong on February 10, 2018, 09:29:52 am
Maybe if spelling issues bum you out, then rallye would not be for you.
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Kobus Myburgh on February 10, 2018, 09:31:29 am
They can't afford a spell-checker...?

Jip, off cors importanter than the kontents.  ::)
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: SchalkL on February 10, 2018, 10:48:31 am
They can't afford a spell-checker...?

Jip, off cors importanter than the kontents.  ::)
LOL  :laughing4:
Anyway............  Yipee Jai Jo, its on my doorstep. I don't have the skills to compete but will be there to support with beer and biltong.
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Kobus Myburgh on February 10, 2018, 10:56:34 am

"Costing will be out next week…just waiting on the final international timing costing so we can
publish the rally entry fees!
 
I have you email and will keep you posted."
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: JustBendIt on February 10, 2018, 10:57:06 am
They can't afford a spell-checker...?

Edukashyn is importint but racing is moor importinta
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: DUSTRIDERS on February 10, 2018, 11:07:31 am
Julle spot lekker met ons né?!! :lol8:

Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: BlueBull2007 on February 11, 2018, 06:47:23 am
Is this going to be an event that is run under an FIM umbrella? Hope so. Having visions of the Namaqua all over again.
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: RyanI on February 11, 2018, 07:06:46 am
Very excited about this. At last something closer to us Gautengers. And I’m glad to see that we will now have proper rally with cars bikes and quads. There must so many Dakar spec cars in this country after all the attempts at the real thing. I will certainly try and follow this on my adv bike and maybe compete in a year or two.
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Cracker on February 11, 2018, 08:19:35 am
Think I might do the adventure class - not too keen on buying all that nav kit again.

BUT ...... maybe .............. we can run the adventure class on our 450s ....... hmm

And a start and finish in Mafikeng .................. big bonus  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: noble steed on February 11, 2018, 08:28:44 am
My nav equipment has gone unused too long. I need to make a plan for this one..!
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Weedkiller - Adie on February 11, 2018, 11:32:56 pm
Ons het roadbook holders en Trip-CAP's beskikbaar. 

Nuwe ontwerp op Trip-CAP.  Platter en die 'screen' is nie meer soos 'n spinnerak van die epoksie nie.

A
P.S.  ek sien daar is 'n klas vir oumense ook.  >:D
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: gser on February 12, 2018, 08:14:36 am
I'm looking forward to this Rally . . .
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Scrat on February 12, 2018, 08:51:23 am
Ons het roadbook holders en Trip-CAP's beskikbaar. 

Nuwe ontwerp op Trip-CAP.  Platter en die 'screen' is nie meer soos 'n spinnerak van die epoksie nie.

A
P.S.  ek sien daar is 'n klas vir oumense ook.  >:D
MMM dit klink BAIE goed Oom Addie....

dink ek moet kom draai maak - daar is n paar goed wat ek wil kom uitvind  :thumleft: :thumleft:
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: bud500 on February 12, 2018, 09:06:12 am
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Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Garth Roberts on February 12, 2018, 11:51:09 am
HI GUYS,

FIRSTLY FANK YOU KOBUS 4 SHERRING THJIS POAST!!!

Yes guys my typing skills are not so lekka ...even with 2 people shecking the broschure LOL  :)

To answer some questions, the idea for this rally sarted in 2014 when i raced Namaq with my team, Simon Schimmel
who some of you mayy know put this crazy idea in my head, and fed the mnster over the past 3 years.

We did not want to launch this as amageza gained tractin and would rather have supported alex amageza and RRR then focused
on building bikes...that being said I served n MSA for 15yrs as well as Mike for over 40yrs and both of us served as chair at MMC
for many years with the Maf 1000/500, so we not going iin blind or inexperienced. In a addition I personally raced at a top level back in
the day, and then rallies locally over seas...that a bit about us.

No one can guarentee a perfect rally or race, that we have come to learn over 30 yrs of Maf 500/1000, we will make mistakes, but its how
one is prepared to fix those mistakes during the event.

The costing will be out this week as you could see on the one post...
Tracking and timing is a big priority as well as  medical support(see the brochure)...these 2 items
are more than 50% of our costs,aside from the road books.

We have also brought in a very experienced international rally organiser and rally control centre for our brains trust
as a technical advisor, to asists us so that we dont have to reinvent the wheel! (almost like what the boks needed LOL...too soon LOL :) )

I cant promise we will be perfect, what I can promise is that we are putting so much in place to avoid mistakes, i.e....
2 pre runners 2 stages ahead of the rally, 5 route directors 1 for each stage (supporting each other), FIA standatd R/books,
technical advisors for the relevat categories, etc etc...and 2 Rally Directors for continuity!

These are the basics around our approach, maybe not perfect, but the watsap group of over 60 potential competitors(locally & Intern.)
gave us so much input on what they wanted and teh short falls.

Remember Alex set the bar, and really pioneered rally after Namaq, so we need to build on his legacy and keep it alive!!!
I may not be the right person to do this, but someone had to put up their hand and be willing, so I really hope that you will help keep rally
alive in SA!!! :)

IF you are really keen onracing or doing the adventure class pls watsap me your number and I will gladly add you...
The group is a no chatter and no posting funnies group...we keep it strict and relevant...if you keen!

Thanks guys and look forward to your comments!

Cheers
Garth Roberts




Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Dustman on February 12, 2018, 12:16:21 pm
WOW this going to be epic. Wish you all the best and success with the planning and executing of this rally. SA needs to show the world there is more than cricket and rugby  :peepwall: in this country.
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: BlueBull2007 on February 12, 2018, 04:22:03 pm
Well Garth, wishing you all the best for the preparations. Trusting you will get all the permissions and permits without too much hassle and that your road book guy is good.

Hopefully the pre-runners will be a good while before the actual event otherwise it will just be a case of following tracks!  ;D
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: B.V. on February 12, 2018, 05:40:04 pm
Good luck Garth.!!!!
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Garth Roberts on February 14, 2018, 10:10:40 am
Well Garth, wishing you all the best for the preparations. Trusting you will get all the permissions and permits without too much hassle and that your road book guy is good.

Hopefully the pre-runners will be a good while before the actual event otherwise it will just be a case of following tracks!  ;D

Hi Bud,

The standards procedures i.r.o. FIA etc will always be followed , like I said Mike have been organising Maf 1000/500 for over 30yrs and myself since 1998..
so no short cuts! The road books are drawn up by 2 people and pre run 3 times with different pre runners, aside from that, there's a pre run team 2 days ahead of
each stage done by Simon Schimmel-Dutch (done more  ralles than we can count). We have also partnered with a very experienced inernationl rally timing and tracking company that will also officiate on teh rally and very experinced in rally...so no gps timing.

Hope this helps!
cheers Garth

Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: charliepappa on February 14, 2018, 04:15:38 pm
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Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: BlueBull2007 on February 14, 2018, 11:42:42 pm
Well Garth, wishing you all the best for the preparations. Trusting you will get all the permissions and permits without too much hassle and that your road book guy is good.

Hopefully the pre-runners will be a good while before the actual event otherwise it will just be a case of following tracks!  ;D

Hi Bud,

The standards procedures i.r.o. FIA etc will always be followed , like I said Mike have been organising Maf 1000/500 for over 30yrs and myself since 1998..
so no short cuts! The road books are drawn up by 2 people and pre run 3 times with different pre runners, aside from that, there's a pre run team 2 days ahead of
each stage done by Simon Schimmel-Dutch (done more  ralles than we can count). We have also partnered with a very experienced inernationl rally timing and tracking company that will also officiate on teh rally and very experinced in rally...so no gps timing.

Hope this helps!
cheers Garth



It does indeed, thanks for the feedback. Quite excited for you Garth. You are passionate about rallying that we know! Hopefully the pre-runners will keep the course to themselves as well.

Its tough business and South Africans are a negative bunch but we would love to help in whatever way we can. :thumleft:

Not sure I will have the chance to race this year but would love to do it. :ricky:
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Kobus Myburgh on February 17, 2018, 06:31:07 am
Website now live.  :ricky:

http://kalaharirally.com
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: melvman on February 17, 2018, 08:54:33 am
 :sip:
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Sláinte Mhaith on February 17, 2018, 11:36:40 am
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Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Ross Riddle on February 20, 2018, 02:57:17 pm
Sub :drif: :peepwall:
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: m0lt3n on February 27, 2018, 12:19:17 pm
sub!
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Kobus Myburgh on March 07, 2018, 01:56:37 pm
I see no one has mentioned it yet:

"KALAHARI RALLY 2018 ENTRIES ARE OFFICIALLY OPEN!!!

DON’T MISS OUT ON THE “EARLY BIRD” ENTRY FEE DISCOUNT!!!"

Go to:  www.kalaharirally.com
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: onderbroek on March 07, 2018, 03:18:27 pm
Subbing

For interest sake, what does the entry fee include and exclude?

Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: saklx650c on March 08, 2018, 02:07:09 pm
Subbing

For interest sake, what does the entry fee include and exclude?

On the website.
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: onderbroek on March 19, 2018, 10:13:05 am
Any WD's doing this rally?

Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Ross Riddle on March 19, 2018, 11:02:57 am
Hi,

Yes, providing i can get a job prior!
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: BlueBull2007 on March 19, 2018, 01:43:46 pm
Welcome to the forum Ross! :thumleft:

@ onderbroek, I unfortunately wont be in RSA to make it :(

Will be following with great interest though. Hope they have some form of online tracking.
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: noble steed on March 19, 2018, 02:01:59 pm
When will full regulations be available on website? I'm interested, but need more details before I can start trying to convince wife to let me start pouring money down another rally hole...
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: onderbroek on March 19, 2018, 03:33:29 pm
Hi,

Yes, providing i can get a job prior!

I get you,

We work  so we can  ride!

MAybe i can help:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/4t28dnhuznmlc6s/AAABQ8lmNJJDRk1udDkLnSqra?dl=0 (https://www.dropbox.com/sh/4t28dnhuznmlc6s/AAABQ8lmNJJDRk1udDkLnSqra?dl=0)
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: GraZer on March 30, 2018, 01:33:53 pm
Entered and paid!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Andy660 on June 28, 2018, 09:58:58 pm
Ralley,Ralley, Ralley forever,
All the best !
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Dustman on June 29, 2018, 01:42:49 pm
 :thumleft:
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Dustman on June 29, 2018, 01:46:30 pm
Is the Tankwa Cross Country Rally ( http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=220947.0 )a warm-up for this?
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: BlueBull2007 on June 30, 2018, 04:08:50 pm
Is the Tankwa Cross Country Rally ( http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=220947.0 )a warm-up for this?

I understand they are two separate events, but any rally event is a warm up! :thumleft:
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Bill the Bong on July 03, 2018, 08:19:27 pm
Is the Tankwa Cross Country Rally ( http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=220947.0 )a warm-up for this?

I understand they are two separate events, but any rally event is a warm up! :thumleft:

Just stretch before the time.
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Ross Riddle on August 19, 2018, 12:37:11 am
This is sneaking up on us all!!!!
We need to get this thread rolling again.
How are the guys bike build's going? Training?
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: gser on August 20, 2018, 08:52:07 am
Please , tell and show us . . .
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: AlexRG on August 21, 2018, 07:36:53 pm
If you don't have a bike yet mine is for sale:

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=222727.0

Ready to Race 🏁🤘🏼
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Africamike on August 22, 2018, 08:45:37 am
 :sip:
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Dustman on August 25, 2018, 02:31:04 pm
 :spitcoffee:
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: onderbroek on September 08, 2018, 08:11:35 am
I see Lyndon Poskitt entered the kalahari rally
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Kortbroek on October 13, 2018, 11:17:56 am
I see scrutineering is underway. Any way we can follow the rally with live tracking?
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: RobC on October 13, 2018, 11:50:30 am
I see Lyndon Poskitt entered the kalahari rally
Ross Branch too... brand new KTM 450. >:D
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Weedkiller - Adie on October 13, 2018, 11:50:51 am
I see scrutineering is underway. Any way we can follow the rally with live tracking?

It is timed by Geotraq.  No info on their site yet.  Not even a mention about rally at all.  :-[

** edit **
My informant daar se dit sal op http://kalaharirally.com/ verskyn.  Sien daar is 'n link regs onder/middel van blad. 
dit sal MORE lewendig wees as die rally begin.
** end edit **

Adie
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Ross Riddle on October 13, 2018, 04:27:29 pm
All scuritneering complete!
Riders briefing at 7 tonight and prologue tomorrow morning.
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Ross Riddle on October 13, 2018, 04:29:43 pm
Live tracking is on the website.
Had a look at Ross Branch’s new 450 rally and what a machine. It is so neat and small it’s almost cheating!
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: aka.Goliath on October 14, 2018, 11:05:19 am
Good luck to all the competitors and officials. I'm following this intently.
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Kortbroek on October 14, 2018, 11:36:47 am
https://live.geotraq.org/kalahari-rally-2018/

Here we go. I like  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: SchalkL on October 14, 2018, 04:07:18 pm
Artikel in ons plaaslike koerantjie:

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Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Weedkiller - Adie on October 14, 2018, 06:27:28 pm
Schalk

die berig het verdwyn.

Adie
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: EtienneXplore on October 14, 2018, 06:55:55 pm
I don't think people always realise just how fast Lyndon actually is........ He is leading after the 1st special, ahead of Ross Branch who is one of the fastest riders around!
BUT...... It looks like Ross was caught for speeding!  :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:

Even after Ross's 13min penalty, Lyndon was still faster than Ross.... :o

Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Kobus Myburgh on October 14, 2018, 07:25:37 pm
Very true.  See he took honors for the day.

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Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
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Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Mr D on October 14, 2018, 08:16:55 pm
Good to see GraZer up there in the ranks too!
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Ace Venture on October 14, 2018, 09:09:12 pm
I don't think people always realise just how fast Lyndon actually is........ He is leading after the 1st special, ahead of Ross Branch who is one of the fastest riders around!
BUT...... It looks like Ross was caught for speeding!  :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:

Even after Ross's 13min penalty, Lyndon was still faster than Ross.... :o

Ross got lost a few times today, remember he is still very new to Rally.
Lyndon was surprisingly quick.
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: 1ougat on October 14, 2018, 09:26:12 pm
 :sip:
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Hondsekierie on October 14, 2018, 10:22:16 pm
We were there and watched the riders at a number of spectator points and can say Ross looks a bit quicker on the track, but he's going to battle big time to keep up with Lyndon.  It simply boils down to navigational experience - this is Ross' first ever road book rally and although I think he will pick up on his nav skills I don't think it will  be enough to defend against someone who has done the Dakar 3 x times.

I had the privilege to ride a number of small sections with Lyndon at the KTM Rally and can tell you he is scary fast and skilled.  I guess so many years racing around the world does have that kind of effect on a person :biggrin:

Must say the event was really well organized and from a spectator point of view it was fantastic to have the live tracking and view points.  Competitors also commented on how smooth and professional scrutineering went and some guys apparently found out the hard way that partying the night before will be dealt with harshly...

To all the guys (WD specially) taking part - all of the best and enjoy it :thumleft:
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Kortbroek on October 15, 2018, 10:16:54 am
Lyndon Poskitt seems to already have quite a big lead for today. Experience and being consistent with Nav and still a fast rider is showing.
Which puts into perspective just how damn fast the top DAKAR guys are  :eek7:

Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Kortbroek on October 15, 2018, 11:34:57 am
I suspect that was some sort of un-timed/liason section. I see timing for the cars is live on the red section now.
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Weedkiller - Adie on October 15, 2018, 11:56:28 am
ross and Lyndon gooi Mielies up front.  not sure they started on the right track as the followers did it differently.

Adie
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Kortbroek on October 15, 2018, 12:00:49 pm
Ja don't know but I see Ross is currently ahead of Lyndon so he must be flying
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Weedkiller - Adie on October 15, 2018, 12:32:13 pm
Shit, Ross stuck at the trees, Lyndon stopped there as well but is going again

A
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Hingsding on October 15, 2018, 12:32:58 pm
Sipskraaaaaip!
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Kortbroek on October 15, 2018, 01:21:07 pm
I see now at Cp1 Lyndon was just about 13min off the pace according to the live results putting him 9th. Ross Branch also way down.

But live tracking shows Lyndon way out in front. Wonder what happenned? Maybe timing issue? I realise like the idiot I am they're timing from start.  :lamer:
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Kortbroek on October 15, 2018, 01:27:34 pm
Looking at the satellite image of where they're riding I suspect navigation must be very tricky as the distances don't look that great?
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Weedkiller - Adie on October 15, 2018, 01:34:53 pm
Looking at the satellite image of where they're riding I suspect navigation must be very tricky as the distances don't look that great?

Read my post above.  Lyndon waited/helped Ross at trees.

See Ross running again.  the stopped cost Lyndon about 7 minutes if I remember.

Adie
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Kortbroek on October 15, 2018, 01:39:18 pm
Looking at the satellite image of where they're riding I suspect navigation must be very tricky as the distances don't look that great?

Read my post above.  Lyndon waited/helped Ross at trees.

See Ross running again.  the stopped cost Lyndon about 7 minutes if I remember.

Adie

Makes sense. Ross having bike trouble I wonder? What a pity if that's the case.

In that case says a lot about Lyndon if he's able to reel in the field that fast again.
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Kortbroek on October 15, 2018, 01:45:59 pm
Hierdie doen nou weer wondere vir my produktiweteit by die werk. Kyk elke 5 min na die tracking  O0
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Ace Venture on October 15, 2018, 02:49:20 pm
Ross had a big crash, took a while to recover but he's back on track.
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Kortbroek on October 15, 2018, 03:09:05 pm
Ross had a big crash, took a while to recover but he's back on track.

Damn, glad he's still going in that case.
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Weedkiller - Adie on October 15, 2018, 03:22:19 pm
Thought it was out of the ordinary when I saw him and Lyndon stationary for so long and other riders passed.  they were really gunnining it up to the block of trees.  See Ross finished, so hope he is ok, Never nice if someone is hurt.

Wonder if Lyndon will get time compensation as per normal FIM regulations.

Adie
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: gser on October 15, 2018, 04:11:36 pm
Thought it was out of the ordinary when I saw him and Lyndon stationary for so long and other riders passed.  they were really gunnining it up to the block of trees.  See Ross finished, so hope he is ok, Never nice if someone is hurt.

Wonder if Lyndon will get time compensation as per normal FIM regulations.

Adie
Hy moet net daarvoor ook vra, dit kom nie van self nie . . .
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Kortbroek on October 15, 2018, 06:15:35 pm
Day 1 Results.
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Kortbroek on October 15, 2018, 06:17:51 pm
Anyone know what happened with Greg Raaf? He was riding so well but by the looks of it didn't finish?
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Weedkiller - Adie on October 15, 2018, 07:18:05 pm
I saw him taking a shortcut at the dam.  Depending on the issue he might use one of his 'Duck and dive' (or what it is called and still complete the rally.

I think the final results might change due to penalties as a few missed waypoints.

Adie
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Weedkiller - Adie on October 15, 2018, 07:23:48 pm
Just noticed again that this is a WOMSA event and not MSA.  Wonder how that would affect the entrants.  Are MSa members allowed to enter WOMSA event?

Adie
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Buff on October 15, 2018, 09:17:18 pm
Sadly I heard from Martin Lourens this evening that Greg Raaff had a big off today as well and has injured his back & shoulder. He needed to go to hospital for treatment. Trusting he'll make a quick recovery  :-\

Martin finished the day in provisional 5th. He recons Lyndon is crazy fast and throws that 700 around like a 2stroke  :o
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Buff on October 15, 2018, 09:21:18 pm
Prov Stage 1

1. Lyndon
2. Roger Kane-B
3. Johan v Wyk
4. Brian Bontekoning
5. Martin Lourens
6. Beau Levey
7. Ross Branch
8. Gary Pretorius
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Kortbroek on October 15, 2018, 09:33:32 pm
Sadly I heard from Martin Lourens this evening that Greg Raaff had a big off today as well and has injured his back & shoulder. He needed to go to hospital for treatment. Trusting he'll make a quick recovery  :-\

Martin finished the day in provisional 5th. He recons Lyndon is crazy fast and throws that 700 around like a 2stroke  :o

Damn and he was on the pace earlier. Speedy recovery I hope.

Yeah Lyndon is quick for sure, bloody impressive.
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Kortbroek on October 15, 2018, 09:35:15 pm
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Little summary, lots of mud, pleased to say Ross Branch is ok after his crash but a bit banged up. Tomorrow’s the long day, 800km+
From Lyndon Poskitt's fb page.
https://www.facebook.com/LyndonPoskitt/videos/303594443568506/?t=0

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Over 1000 instructions on tomorrow’s roadbook which is 800km long, that’s an average of one instruction every 800 meters. It just took me 3.5hours to mark it all

800km roadbook is going to be a long day.
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: windswept on October 16, 2018, 12:33:56 am
And for those not on facebook Lyndon has put some photos on advrider.
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Kobus Myburgh on October 16, 2018, 05:02:44 am
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Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
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Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Weedkiller - Adie on October 16, 2018, 07:10:12 am
Lyk of hulle dieselfde roete as gister ry vir die eerste SS ?

Adie
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Hondsekierie on October 16, 2018, 07:23:11 am
Brian Bontekoning (#15) is racing with a broken hand (broke it in Lesotho previous weekend) - talking about old school tuff  ;)

Real pity about Giraffe (Greg Raaf for those who don't know) and just glad Ross was able to continue.  Wish one could tell Ross that he doesn't need to win this one and that he must rather focus on the roadbook (that means also not riding next to Lyndon) and his own navigation.

Interesting to note how many racers have been slapped with penalties, especially for speeding. 

I think this is going to be made more tuff by the busy roadbook and according to Garth he expects the front runners only to come in between 19h00 - 20h00 on Thursday - not for the fainthearted
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Battlestar on October 16, 2018, 07:47:39 am
Roger Kane Burman 2nd and only 5 min behind Posket? Thats impressive and good going
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Kortbroek on October 16, 2018, 08:01:38 am
Lyk of hulle dieselfde roete as gister ry vir die eerste SS ?

Adie

Lyk vir my na dieselfde area maar roete is bietjie anders. Neem aan hulle het cp's geskuif etc so ouens sal maar moet roadbook volg.
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Kortbroek on October 16, 2018, 09:24:26 am
I see on SS1 today Ross Branch was faster than Lyndon by 32sec. And looking at their times they are right up there among the cars along with Roger Kane-Berman.

They must have been flying  :ricky:
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Buff on October 16, 2018, 10:49:50 am
How's the route on that web site work? Blue is obviously liaison but what's red, just the general direction of the route?
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Kortbroek on October 16, 2018, 11:07:47 am
The red route is the SS route and I suspect is just a series of straight lines between certain roadbook points, maybe prominent changes in direction? I guess this is to give spectators an idea of the route without giving away too much detail.
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Buff on October 16, 2018, 11:13:01 am
Thanks Kortbroek, I figured it that way as well  :thumleft: Rather exciting watching that page, one of the best tracking sites I've seen, just makes me wish I was there  :)
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Kortbroek on October 16, 2018, 11:18:54 am
Thanks Kortbroek, I figured it that way as well  :thumleft: Rather exciting watching that page, one of the best tracking sites I've seen, just makes me wish I was there  :)

Join the club haha. High time my ship comes in I think  :deal:

I guess they won't be able to do this with larger rallies like dakar to prevent teams using it to give riders live updates etc. Or maybe that is not really an issue? I love this tracking site as well, gives you a great idea of what's going on.
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Buff on October 16, 2018, 11:23:24 am
Roger Kane-B is doing some low flying chasing Lyndon  :o
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Kortbroek on October 16, 2018, 11:29:46 am
Must be a helluva race between Ross, Lyndon and Roger as they were very close to each other time wise at the end of SS1.

Ross Branch and Lyndon were 32 sec apart with Roger only 2 min behond Lyndon in the standings.
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Kortbroek on October 16, 2018, 11:32:28 am
Bloody impressive from Ross Branch considering his crash yesterday.
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Ross Riddle on October 16, 2018, 11:47:27 am
Hey all,
Unfortunately Greg had a big off yesterday hitting a stump and had broken his right ankle and shoulder, going to need multiple surgeries to fix him up. Ross was in good spirits yesterday after his crash and started well this morning. A long day today over 800 km. A repeat of the special from yesterday then a short liaison and another 260 special then a lond liaison. Yesterday was a very flat and fast day. Too fast along fence lines. Unfortunately there were a few retirees me included :'( broken wrist! Hit a mud puddle and talent ran out, 160km into the special. 
The top boys are really putting on a show but with Lyndon riding a 730 makes a huge difference.
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Kortbroek on October 16, 2018, 11:50:16 am
Ah man bummer about the wrist. Hope you recover soon. I hope Greg recovers well, sounds like a rough ride.
Yeah I'm sure that 730 Lyndon is on makes for a big advantage where things open up a bit.

I see Roger must have made a nav error, he's back tracking, looks like he got his distance wrong and turned too early.  By the looks of it this has cost him quite a bit of time.
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Kortbroek on October 16, 2018, 11:55:50 am
Yesterday was a very flat and fast day. Too fast along fence lines.

What is the expected terrain to come? If it get more technical then the 450's might have a better chance against Lyndon?

Looking at the guys average speeds they must really be flying at insane speeds in the open sections.
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Kortbroek on October 16, 2018, 12:48:46 pm
SS2 Cp1
Lyndon Poskitt         : +1:17:03
Ross Branch            : +1:20:21
Roger Kane-berman: +1:33:38

Roger's nav mistake cost him a lot of time by the look of it. Lyndon's pace is faster even than the fastest car/buggy/sxs. I wonder if they're all on the same roadbook?
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: RyanI on October 16, 2018, 12:51:23 pm
Yesterday was a very flat and fast day. Too fast along fence lines.

What is the expected terrain to come? If it get more technical then the 450's might have a better chance against Lyndon?

Looking at the guys average speeds they must really be flying at insane speeds in the open sections.

I suspect they are going to stay pretty much in the same area with similar terrain. It would be great if they moved more west towards the softer sand in the Vostershoop area. So far looking like a great event and I think numbers will grow.
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Kortbroek on October 16, 2018, 12:54:15 pm
Yeah I was hoping they'd make it further west maybe into some dunes and sand. Very keen to hear the feedback regarding organisation, if they're on point then as you say the numbers will follow.
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: RyanI on October 16, 2018, 12:58:06 pm
strange, looks like Lyndon has stopped and the leading car that he just passed is going backwards!!



Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Kortbroek on October 16, 2018, 12:59:53 pm
Odd. Lyndon has been stationary for a while now.

Also odd 313 the Batt of Marius and Jolinda fourie turned around a bit ahead of Lyndon and are now by the look of it heading south of the course almost directly to the SS2 start/finish. edit: I see now they're going the other way. Damn could be a major nav mistake or roadbook issue?
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Kortbroek on October 16, 2018, 01:01:21 pm
Nope #313 is making straight for the start. Wonder what's wrong. Lyndon is still stationary
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: RyanI on October 16, 2018, 01:01:50 pm
Car 313 is heading back to the start ?????

 
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Kortbroek on October 16, 2018, 01:05:52 pm
#313 back at the start of SS2, made a beeline there. Lyndon still stationary

edit: Ross branch is getting closer to Lyndon now. Behind him looks like car #380 and Roger made another Nav error. They've back tracked and seem on course now
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: RyanI on October 16, 2018, 01:06:17 pm
Are there any WhatsApp or Telegram groups set up for this rally? I really enjoyed the Telegram group for this years Dakar. Live info, pictures and video as it happened.
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Kortbroek on October 16, 2018, 01:07:57 pm
Are there any WhatsApp or Telegram groups set up for this rally? I really enjoyed the Telegram group for this years Dakar. Live info, pictures and video as it happened.

Willem Avenant of Team Karoo Running posted a WA group link on the Karoo Running fb page a while ago
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Kortbroek on October 16, 2018, 01:10:45 pm
Lyndon is OUT  :'(
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: aka.Goliath on October 16, 2018, 01:11:23 pm
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Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Kortbroek on October 16, 2018, 01:12:13 pm
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I guess I found the limit...probably fatigue. It’s done some work this bike, 200,000km with me, about 50% off road with luggage and 8 international cross country races including a Dakar back in the day

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Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: RyanI on October 16, 2018, 01:13:32 pm
Damn, thats kak. Maybe he was just asking too much of that swingarm after many thousands of km.
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Kortbroek on October 16, 2018, 01:15:29 pm
He reckons he was doing 140km/h when it went  :eek7:
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Kortbroek on October 16, 2018, 01:18:46 pm
in other news. Car #313 is back on course after beelining to the start/finish, weird.

And Ross Branch is leading the way for the bikes




oh and I'm getting very little work done at all  :peepwall:
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: aka.Goliath on October 16, 2018, 01:21:18 pm
He reckons he was doing 140km/h when it went  :eek7:
That's must have been 'fun' trying to stop that
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Kortbroek on October 16, 2018, 01:35:51 pm
I guess a swingarm is not the type of thing you fix with some bloudraad from a fence unfortunately.
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Scalpel on October 16, 2018, 01:44:25 pm
I guess a swingarm is not the type of thing you fix with some bloudraad from a fence unfortunately.

Bloudraad and Pratley Steel!!  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Kortbroek on October 16, 2018, 02:01:43 pm
I See Ross Riddle has been parked on the N18 next to the route for a while I wonder if it's a cp maybe? Ross Branch was stationary there for what looked like a few min and Roger as well. Ross Branch just got moving again a minute ago.
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Kortbroek on October 16, 2018, 02:11:00 pm
Must be a CP or something next to the road/N18 there. Guys are spending a lot of time in that spot. Can't imagine they would have a refuel in the middle of a SS? Even then, Roger is still there and has been for a few min now.
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Ace Venture on October 16, 2018, 02:11:51 pm
I See Ross Riddle has been parked on the N18 next to the route for a while I wonder if it's a cp maybe? Ross Branch was stationary there for what looked like a few min and Roger as well. Ross Branch just got moving again a minute ago.

Was a CP with a 15 min decontrol.
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Weedkiller - Adie on October 16, 2018, 02:16:03 pm
Lyndon is Malle-Moto so need to borrow a 690 swingarm somewhere.  >:D

Adie
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Kortbroek on October 16, 2018, 02:17:50 pm
Shot  :thumleft:

So for those not in the know, what's a "decontrol" ?

Lyndon is Malle-Moto so need to borrow a 690 swingarm somewhere.  >:D

Adie

I was wondering that same thing Oom Adie. Saw someone comment on Fb he should weld it, I guess to finish a stage but I wouldn't trust a weld there for the rest of the race.
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: RyanI on October 16, 2018, 02:26:49 pm
There is no way a cast aluminium part that is as heavily stressed as that can be welded.

I dont think the normal 690 Enduro swing arm will fit. Remember he is riding a 690 Rally, which is a totally different bike to the normal 690 enduro and if I remember correctly from Lyndons talk a few weeks ago, the 690 Rally has a longer swing arm. I know that the 450 Rally has a longer swing arm than the enduro 450. Increased wheel based for better high speed stability.
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Kortbroek on October 16, 2018, 02:27:52 pm
damn ja unfortunately that's the name of the game. He had a helluva ride to that point though.
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Buff on October 16, 2018, 02:30:16 pm
Maybe he can get a swingarm off one of the riders that are already out due to injury?
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Ross Riddle on October 16, 2018, 02:39:34 pm
Ross Riddle was waiting for Roger Kane Berman at the splash and dash control refuel. We were allowed 15 min to assist in fuel and loading the road book that had to be cut in two as it wouldn’t fit in the road book holder!!! Greg has offered Lyndon his.
My tracker has not been switched off yet but unfortunately I am not playing anymore part of this Rally.
The cars have had a tough day too, CEntury Racinf buggy crashes but it seems Bryan Bara and Corbett are okay. The other CR buggy had a crash with car number 313.
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Kortbroek on October 16, 2018, 02:42:43 pm
Thanks for the update Ross. Man seems to be a tough day out there.
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Buff on October 16, 2018, 02:51:24 pm
Sorry to hear Ross.

Other Ross is standing still for way too long now, something must be wrong or the tracker is playing up.
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Buff on October 16, 2018, 03:04:40 pm
False alarm, the tracker must have just lost signal, he still on the gas
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Mr D on October 16, 2018, 03:33:39 pm
I see on Instagram that Lyndon is good to go again - oke just keeps on going hey.
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Buff on October 16, 2018, 03:58:52 pm
Got feedback from Martins wife that Lyndon is swopping out the swingarm off Gregs bike on the side of the road and then he's going to try and finish the stage  :thumleft: The okes spirit is resolute, I love it  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: BiG DoM on October 16, 2018, 04:06:54 pm
Fantastic - as one of the rally greats we know says - "you have not come this far, to only come this far"  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Weedkiller - Adie on October 16, 2018, 04:25:44 pm
bliksem, Lyndon het so pas weer op die SS gekom, 'n klompie km voor hy weer is waar die swingarm gebreek het.

dit gaan 'n lang dag wees. na die SS is dit nog 244km Liason.

Adie
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Hondsekierie on October 16, 2018, 06:25:30 pm
Lyndon seems to be out - was told at refuelling stop that he was not allowed to continue.  Maybe it's just for the stage and he can still compete with big penalties.  Will be a pity to lose him.
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Kortbroek on October 16, 2018, 06:38:16 pm
Saw on Facebook now, looks like he is out of the Rally. I'm not that familiar with the rules and all but surely this can't count as assistance during a stage? Sounds similar to what happened with Joey Evans in dakar, using another bike to rebuild his own.

Lyndon Poskitt -
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So gutted after everything I did to get back in the game today.

https://www.facebook.com/LyndonPoskitt/videos/510784886064402/?t=0

In other news:
Great stuff with provisional standings showing Ross Branch 1st, Roger Kane-berman 2'nd and Johan van Wyk 3'rd. Best of all, this is the overall standings for today, they even beat the cars.
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Weedkiller - Adie on October 16, 2018, 08:04:42 pm
Saw on Facebook now, looks like he is out of the Rally. I'm not that familiar with the rules and all but surely this can't count as assistance during a stage? Sounds similar to what happened with Joey Evans in dakar, using another bike to rebuild his own.

this is a bummer BUT
I think there would be a good and valid reason. Garth and Co will not let exposure like this go without sticking to the rules.

I can guess one of two reasons.
1.  Joey got to the 'donor bike' on own steam.  I am sure I saw Lindon's bike move.  Now was that on own power or assisted.  No outside assistance allowed - especially Malle-Moto.
2.  The other bike (I think 21) was also turned away.  In most smaller rallies around the world there are 'cutoff times'   Looking at the rest of the SS he would be riding in the dark.  A TOTAL NO-NO safety wise.

That is just my 2c.

Adie


Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Sláinte Mhaith on October 16, 2018, 08:05:41 pm
Saw on Facebook now, looks like he is out of the Rally. I'm not that familiar with the rules and all but surely this can't count as assistance during a stage? Sounds similar to what happened with Joey Evans in dakar, using another bike to rebuild his own.

He got to the fuel stop in some way and did the swing arm replacement, then returned to where he broke the swing arm and rode to the fuel stop again.

Sounds to me that he got to the fuel stop the first time with outside assistance ???
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Weedkiller - Adie on October 16, 2018, 08:18:25 pm
Just to confirm my Cutoff theory.

It is now 20:23 and there are still 11 (ELEVEN) bikes on the Leason.  6 of them just passed the point where Lyndon was 'turned away'.
One of the riders was abiut 5km from the DD end when Lyndon left the fuelstop.

Adie
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: BlueBull2007 on October 17, 2018, 03:12:38 am
Wow, quite a drama! Ross: Sorry you are out man :(
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: BlueBull2007 on October 17, 2018, 03:28:52 am
Poskitt - Seems he is on the provisional finish list in 20th.

I cant seem to use the filters on that page.... It is just me?  :P
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: RyanI on October 17, 2018, 06:34:03 am
Morning guys,. looks like its going to be another day of low productivity at work  :laughing9:

Glad to see they are going due west today so the terrain should change a bit if I remember correctly from a few rides through that region. They should hit some softer sand.

Lots of drama yesterday - just as it should be. Nice to see that Lyndon is back in the Rally - allbeit penalised.

Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Kortbroek on October 17, 2018, 07:30:22 am
Great to see Lyndon back in the race.

Yeah things are looking exciting indeed. You guys are going to have to keep the thread going, I'll be mostly offline the next two days so this will be my go to for updates  :deal:

Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: RyanI on October 17, 2018, 08:44:08 am
Cars are off. Pity there aren't more in the rally but I believe there will be many more next year.

Looks like they stayed at a lekker place last night:
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: RyanI on October 17, 2018, 08:54:19 am
I find it quite interesting that after today's special stage there is a liaison to Mahikeng which clearly takes the long way round. I am not sure why they would want to do this except to make the overall distance longer or keep the race vehicles off the tar. I have physically followed the Dakar twice in South America and their liaisons seem to be the quickest possible route to the start or bivuoac. (whether that is tar or dirt)

 
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: RyanI on October 17, 2018, 10:15:20 am
Looks like navigation is a bit tricky:
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: RyanI on October 17, 2018, 10:17:37 am
Looks like Ross Branch is flying and gonna be interesting to watch Lyndon coming through the field.
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Buff on October 17, 2018, 11:00:04 am
Lyndon is on an absolute mission, he's doing some low flying again today. I race against Martin Lourens (50) and he's no slouch on a bike, actually he's bloody fast and he's also the WC Offroad Masters Champ. He and Lyndon started almost together, he has simply blown Martin away  :o :o :o
Unless Martin has fueling issues again today, he lost a lot of time stranded yesterday after lying in 4th place most of the day  :-\
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: RyanI on October 17, 2018, 11:23:27 am
I am no Rally expert but it puzzles me why the  guys do certain things. Take Lyndon, he was in front of Beau Levey, and took the first right turn shown below, Beau passed him and he turned around and got back onti the track. Then he makes another left turn off the route again. From an armchair perspective it doesnt make sense. Also seeing that there are tracks from 4 cars and 3 bikes that already been thorugh there.
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Weedkiller - Adie on October 17, 2018, 11:37:43 am
That is called 'getting lost'  :-[

At those speeds it takes less than 5 seconds to miss a turn/waypoint and then only realise a few hondred meters further that the road and the Roadbook does not match anymore.  Then it is quite a maths thing to get back to the 'error', reset the tripmeter to match the roadbook and carry on on the 'correct' track.

One of the cars racing in the 'other' rally made a interesting comment about the dificulty of 'real' rally navigation as they're used GPS and markers.

Adie.
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Brink on October 17, 2018, 12:06:39 pm
In  thousands of seconds,,,,

https://www.facebook.com/BrianBaraG/videos/175883990005647/?t=1

Brian Baragwanath
Big crash today! I think we were close to 170km/h when we somersaulted! Thankfully we ok just concussed for a few minutes and woke up upside down. These cars are amazingly strong! The roadbook has... https://www.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10155434656986065&id=694961064 …
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: wiledog_X on October 17, 2018, 01:39:44 pm
In  thousands of seconds,,,,

https://www.facebook.com/BrianBaraG/videos/175883990005647/?t=1

Brian Baragwanath
Big crash today! I think we were close to 170km/h when we somersaulted! Thankfully we ok just concussed for a few minutes and woke up upside down. These cars are amazingly strong! The roadbook has... https://www.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10155434656986065&id=694961064 …

Saw that - Hectic crash - glad they walked away from that one!  :eek7:

(https://scontent.fdur2-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/44113579_10155434632601065_4282281010579636224_o.jpg?_nc_cat=106&oh=45d5996873cd28b0e58198d72bc8c7e4&oe=5C5D820E)

(https://scontent.fdur2-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/44240117_10155434635901065_419095817752674304_o.jpg?_nc_cat=106&oh=5c0bbbb5d5afb8e44b6ac4e7114170a1&oe=5C5DD23C)

Video:
https://www.facebook.com/BrianBaraG/videos/175883990005647/
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on October 17, 2018, 01:52:59 pm
This is going to the top 5 on my bucket list of things to do
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on October 17, 2018, 02:00:05 pm
Does anyone have any news on Jonathan St Claire..
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on October 17, 2018, 02:07:18 pm
Its ok, found him.. on the live tracking it says he is #25 then when you scroll in it changes to #24 because the okes are pretty close to each other but if you use the filter it works great
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Buff on October 17, 2018, 02:11:41 pm
Does anyone have any news on Jonathan St Claire..

He seems to be doing his thing, strong and steady  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on October 17, 2018, 02:30:24 pm
yeah for sure, very cool oke and I enjoy watching him ride.. one day when i'm big ill have a rallye bike like his and give it horns down those fast roads. lol
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: BlueBull2007 on October 17, 2018, 02:46:46 pm
;D @ Brian still smiling after rolling the car.  :thumleft:

@Ryan: Yes Lyndon must have lost concentration and then moved the ico too far back or something. It is ridiculously easy to get confused once you are off track. Backtracking plus making a mental note of what to set the ico to while worrying about being hit by someone else coming the other way. Of course you dont know how far you have gone when you turn around and it is twice the distance off when you return to a known point....so making a left instead of a right is an easy thing to do because you're second guessing yourself all the way until you realize where you might be.

Looks like this rally is being well run. Exciting stuff!
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: BlueBull2007 on October 17, 2018, 02:47:31 pm
Are the cars leaving after the riders or first?

That could be another thing - maybe Lyndon was following tracks.
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on October 17, 2018, 02:51:27 pm
;D @ Brian still smiling after rolling the car.  :thumleft:

@Ryan: Yes Lyndon must have lost concentration and then moved the ico too far back or something. It is ridiculously easy to get confused once you are off track. Backtracking plus making a mental note of what to set the ico to while worrying about being hit by someone else coming the other way. Of course you dont know how far you have gone when you turn around and it is twice the distance off when you return to a known point....so making a left instead of a right is an easy thing to do because you're second guessing yourself all the way until you realize where you might be.

Looks like this rally is being well run. Exciting stuff!

I followed some of the rallye riders doing the Tankwa X and all I could do is admire the guys.. riding when following someone is one thing, riding to a GPS is another but trying to ride and navigate with a roadbook is a skill all on its own, how these okes do it at speed is fantastic to watch, overshoot or loose focus and you have to be awake to get back on track .. I think it really helps if you have a great sense of general direction.. which I don't  :laughing4:
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Ross Riddle on October 17, 2018, 02:52:51 pm
Spoke to him this morning and he was in good shape. Bike was good. The top runner have just left the fuel stop at in 255 and have another 70 to go in the special.
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: RyanI on October 17, 2018, 03:56:02 pm
This is going to the top 5 on my bucket list of things to do

Me too, scheming how I can make it happen
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Weedkiller - Adie on October 17, 2018, 04:31:35 pm
Interesting end for the bikes.  Ross missed a CP and Lyndon got lost right at the dam.

Adie
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Weedkiller - Adie on October 17, 2018, 04:43:32 pm
It is a cruel world out there.  Snip from the regulations.

1. Lyndon with 'Cut and Run' for yesterday?

2. Ross for possible skipping  CP today.  GREAT the Skipped CP popped out.  ALL GOOD.

Adie
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on October 17, 2018, 04:56:53 pm
This is going to the top 5 on my bucket list of things to do

Me too, scheming how I can make it happen
I have an old crf450x I was thinking all I need is a pooratec tower and the suspension redone..  I'll never compete with the top okes but while I'm alive and can ride it has to happen

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Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: AlexRG on October 17, 2018, 06:06:44 pm
Hey! You can start by buying my bike on the below link 😀 :

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=222727.0



This is going to the top 5 on my bucket list of things to do

Me too, scheming how I can make it happen
I have an old crf450x I was thinking all I need is a pooratec tower and the suspension redone..  I'll never compete with the top okes but while I'm alive and can ride it has to happen

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Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Weedkiller - Adie on October 17, 2018, 06:09:31 pm
This is going to the top 5 on my bucket list of things to do

Me too, scheming how I can make it happen
I have an old crf450x I was thinking all I need is a pooratec tower and the suspension redone..  I'll never compete with the top okes but while I'm alive and can ride it has to happen

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It depends on your HEART. not the one in your chest but willpower.  I was late 50's at my first Amageza.  Even that I had to withdraw (was the only rider in the team of 3 still competing) it was the most fun/effort/work/training/.... I had in my life.  If I was a few years younger I would do it again.  There are lots of cost effective ways to get the bike and kit done.  The entry for 2018 was +-R18 000. (R55/day if you start saving now. Stop smoking, drink less anything will/is possible.

Even if you do not finish the full event, riding in the bush, following a roadbook, get lost etc etc is worth more than one night in a brothel. It make the muscles tense. >:D

Adie.

P.S. We will have our cost effective rally instruments available again next year. (currently at least two at Kalahari that I know of) Will also have towers and fuel tanks etc to meet the 250km range.
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Offroad2 on October 17, 2018, 06:32:23 pm
This is going to the top 5 on my bucket list of things to do

Me too, scheming how I can make it happen
I have an old crf450x I was thinking all I need is a pooratec tower and the suspension redone..  I'll never compete with the top okes but while I'm alive and can ride it has to happen

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It depends on your HEART. not the one in your chest but willpower.  I was late 50's at my first Amageza.  Even that I had to withdraw (was the only rider in the team of 3 still competing) it was the most fun/effort/work/training/.... I had in my life.  If I was a few years younger I would do it again.  There are lots of cost effective ways to get the bike and kit done.  The entry for 2018 was +-R18 000. (R55/day if you start saving now. Stop smoking, drink less anything will/is possible.

Even if you do not finish the full event, riding in the bush, following a roadbook, get lost etc etc is worth more than one night in a brothel. It make the muscles tense. >:D

Adie.

P.S. We will have our cost effective rally instruments available again next year. (currently at least two at Kalahari that I know of) Will also have towers and fuel tanks etc to meet the 250km range.

Agreed Adie 100% - commit then execute !!! so guys all being well,  least you  will have two rallies 2019 ... K19 & Tankwa.
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Ace Venture on October 17, 2018, 09:56:57 pm
It is a cruel world out there.  Snip from the regulations.

1. Lyndon with 'Cut and Run' for yesterday?

2. Ross for possible skipping  CP today.  GREAT the Skipped CP popped out.  ALL GOOD.

Adie

This CP was a fuel point, Ross was there so a tracking issue.
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: BlueBull2007 on October 18, 2018, 05:50:08 am
Adie, youre a legend, bud. :thumleft:

Quoted for posterity:
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riding in the bush, following a roadbook, get lost etc etc is worth more than one night in a brothel. It make the muscles tense.

 :laughing4: TRUE
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Dwerg on October 18, 2018, 07:14:02 am
This is going to the top 5 on my bucket list of things to do

Me too, scheming how I can make it happen
I have an old crf450x I was thinking all I need is a pooratec tower and the suspension redone..  I'll never compete with the top okes but while I'm alive and can ride it has to happen

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It's life changing. Well it was for me anyway. The downer after a rally was unexpected. It's months of planning, bike prep, training, then the race and suddenly it's over and then... nothing. Adjusting back to reality was weird. One day I was on a special, having issues and struggling, a day later I was in a suit at a fancy wedding in Camps Bay feeling like I'd been transported into an alien world
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: gser on October 18, 2018, 08:24:00 am
This is going to the top 5 on my bucket list of things to do

Me too, scheming how I can make it happen
I have an old crf450x I was thinking all I need is a pooratec tower and the suspension redone..  I'll never compete with the top okes but while I'm alive and can ride it has to happen


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It's life changing. Well it was for me anyway. The downer after a rally was unexpected. It's months of planning, bike prep, training, then the race and suddenly it's over and then... nothing. Adjusting back to reality was weird. One day I was on a special, having issues and struggling, a day later I was in a suit at a fancy wedding in Camps Bay feeling like I'd been transported into an alien world
Your wedding Dwerg ? Bhahahaha!
So, will we see you at the KR 019 ?
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Dwerg on October 18, 2018, 08:33:10 am
Your wedding Dwerg ? Bhahahaha!
So, will we see you at the KR 019 ?

 :lol8:

I'd love to be there if life allows it. We have been talking about it between the group of friends
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Bill the Bong on October 18, 2018, 10:12:38 am
This is going to the top 5 on my bucket list of things to do

Me too, scheming how I can make it happen
I have an old crf450x I was thinking all I need is a pooratec tower and the suspension redone..  I'll never compete with the top okes but while I'm alive and can ride it has to happen

Sent from my SM-J530F using Tapatalk

I started my rallye build on my CRF450X on Tuesday.  I thought I could stop rallying, does not seem doable.  I don't really care about top okes...
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: noble steed on October 18, 2018, 10:18:19 am
It's life changing. Well it was for me anyway. The downer after a rally was unexpected. It's months of planning, bike prep, training, then the race and suddenly it's over and then... nothing. Adjusting back to reality was weird. One day I was on a special, having issues and struggling, a day later I was in a suit at a fancy wedding in Camps Bay feeling like I'd been transported into an alien world

I can relate, even if I only managed 1 day of rally... The whole year is spent prepping, riding every free minute, nights in garage building, testing and rebuilding, and then suddenly you trailer home, back at work and nothing to do...

Would love to do it again, but for now will have to be a dream, and just follow the Rally on-line.
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Buff on October 18, 2018, 11:22:20 am
Lyndon appears to be having a nightmare of a day with navigation where Ross is styling. Something doesn't add up, he's making silly turns all over the place. I wonder if he has the right roadbook loaded or if it's playing up?
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: BiG DoM on October 18, 2018, 11:36:15 am
How is Roger K-B doing?
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: RyanI on October 18, 2018, 12:09:05 pm
How is Roger K-B doing?

Came through second check point in 6th
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: RyanI on October 18, 2018, 12:18:18 pm
Lyndon appears to be having a nightmare of a day with navigation where Ross is styling. Something doesn't add up, he's making silly turns all over the place. I wonder if he has the right roadbook loaded or if it's playing up?

Looks like it has cost him dearly. He was 2min faster at CP1, 3min faster at CP2, then 7min slower at CP3.
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: BlueBull2007 on October 18, 2018, 02:12:57 pm
Its what I love about rally.You don't have to be the fastest to do well but its also all yours to lose and that can happen so quickly.
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: RyanI on October 18, 2018, 04:21:39 pm
I cant help but wonder what it is like to be the last oke out there, maybe two thirds of the way through the special and a loooong way still to go. And that after probably two very long days prior.
Must be very lonely.
 
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Dwerg on October 18, 2018, 04:31:51 pm
Its what I love about rally.You don't have to be the fastest to do well but its also all yours to lose and that can happen so quickly.


I was first on the road after starting mid 20s because I marked the crap out of a +-V track and got it right while the others got it wrong. It was a glorious few minutes until they came flying past me again
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Serf on October 18, 2018, 05:27:59 pm
I cant help but wonder what it is like to be the last oke out there, maybe two thirds of the way through the special and a loooong way still to go. And that after probably two very long days prior.
Must be very lonely.
At least he is out there riding, lonely or not

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Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Kortbroek on October 19, 2018, 07:57:58 am
Last day.

Seems like this rally has been taking it's toll on people. Got this via a whatsapp group:

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The guy camping next to us, no. 26 Johan van Wyk, had a bad crash yesterday into a barbed wire fence and badly cut his wrist open on the wire. He is okay but his bike is seized up. He and his crew drove to Jo’burg last night to get his other bike, a Husky 501. It’s not a rally bike and doesn’t have roadbook/nav capabilities. He needs to follow someone through the course in order to finish, so is going to follow Willem Avenant.
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Buff on October 19, 2018, 09:39:52 am
Hectic stuff  :o

This rally certainly has taken it's toll. Even Lyndon looks properly broken last night... not to mention Basil Bike that's finding out that Africa ain't for sissies.

Chuffed my team mate Martin Lourens got 3rd on the stage yesterday. No penalties helped him a lot  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Kortbroek on October 19, 2018, 09:43:26 am
Just  been told the race organisers decided to give #26 Johan van Wyk the route on the GPS and let him sweep at the back so at least he gets to finish considering his bike died.

Ja looking at how the field is doing I think canceling the second stage yesterday was a good decision in the interest of the event. As the experience builds I hope they'll keep trying to include those long days as the endurance factor really is a big part of rally.
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: BiG DoM on October 19, 2018, 09:45:07 am
How does one get overall standing results?
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Kortbroek on October 19, 2018, 09:47:00 am
No idea, I couldn't figure that out either.

It looks like today's stage will be over quickly as the lead guys are already some distance into the route.
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Weedkiller - Adie on October 19, 2018, 09:50:11 am
I just wanted to reply about 'changing a vehicle is not allowed' regulation.

I am actually glad that they 'accommodate' the riders.  Hopefully this is going to develop in a great event in the future.

We also talked about the severity of the penalties for a short event compared to Dakar two weeks.  60 minutes for missing a VISIBLE waypoint is almost impossible to recover over a 4 stage event (exclude prolog)  It is only 5 minutes for missing a hidden one.

Let the sport GROW.!!!!!!!

Adie
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: RyanI on October 19, 2018, 09:58:41 am
How does one get overall standing results?

What I have figured out is as follows:
Picture 1: Click on this blue colum/button on the far right hand side of the timing screen:
Picture 2: Then you should see this: (I cant find where to see a summayr of days with penalties etc)

Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: RyanI on October 19, 2018, 10:00:35 am
What I cant figure out is how to go back and see previous days results. Many guys on facebook post this but the resolution is so kak that it cant be ready easily.

Anyone have a better idea?
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Kortbroek on October 19, 2018, 10:00:59 am
I just wanted to reply about 'changing a vehicle is not allowed' regulation.

I am actually glad that they 'accommodate' the riders.  Hopefully this is going to develop in a great event in the future.

We also talked about the severity of the penalties for a short event compared to Dakar two weeks.  60 minutes for missing a VISIBLE waypoint is almost impossible to recover over a 4 stage event (exclude prolog)  It is only 5 minutes for missing a hidden one.

Let the sport GROW.!!!!!!!

Adie

Yes Adie I agree hopefully this can grow.

On the penalties I concur, make them relevant to the overall time available in the event.
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: RyanI on October 19, 2018, 10:02:34 am
Where is RKB going?
Lyndon and Ross hunting down the guys in front.
Brilliant stuff
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Kortbroek on October 19, 2018, 10:02:44 am
What I cant figure out is how to go back and see previous days results. Many guys on facebook post this but the resolution is so kak that it cant be ready easily.

Anyone have a better idea?

Maybe those are from the notifications posted on the kalahari rally website? Or maybe there is an app?
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: RyanI on October 19, 2018, 10:05:48 am
Question:

So RKB is back on track but it is clear he missed something. Does that mean a penalty?
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Kortbroek on October 19, 2018, 10:10:11 am
I don't think that was a CP. Would only be an issue I think if he misses a cp or "cut and run" which he didn't do
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Kortbroek on October 19, 2018, 10:13:21 am
Lyndon made a nav mistake heading toward the Dam. Backtracking now. Martin Louwrens and Ross branch seem on track.

Edit: I see Lyndon met up with Rkb now.
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Kortbroek on October 19, 2018, 11:02:41 am
Lyndon must be flying today. Looks like RKB lost quite a bit of time somewhere.
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Kortbroek on October 19, 2018, 12:04:14 pm
Ross Branch, Martin Louwrens and Gary Pretorius leading the field on bikes. Marcel Breytenbach showed 4th at cp3 but his live tracking is stationary and have been for a while. RKb seem right there with them on live tracking as well. Not showing up at cp3 yet. I wonder if there are some tracker issues.

Lyndon must have got lost or had bike trouble somewhere. Waaay behind.
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Kortbroek on October 19, 2018, 12:08:31 pm
The route is quite confusing to follow/figure out today on live tracking for me.

Looking at some of the movements I get the idea that navigation is very tricky today.
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Weedkiller - Adie on October 19, 2018, 12:34:46 pm
What I cant figure out is how to go back and see previous days results. Many guys on facebook post this but the resolution is so kak that it cant be ready easily.

Anyone have a better idea?

Maybe those are from the notifications posted on the kalahari rally website? Or maybe there is an app?

It seems as if the GEOTRAQ system only show the 'current' info.  I even tried the 'back door' without any success.  >:D
They still new in this game. Hopefully will improve with time.

Adie
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Kortbroek on October 19, 2018, 01:06:09 pm
Looking at tracking it seems RKB is completely lost now? He's missed one CP according to the Live Results.
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Weedkiller - Adie on October 19, 2018, 01:21:52 pm
A lot is losing it today.

Adie
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Buff on October 19, 2018, 01:59:29 pm
The nav. must be really challenging out there today. Martin was running with Ross for most of the stage but then got lost and he's gone and lost a huge amount of time. Ross is finished and he's still out there in the wilderness  :-\ Lyndon seems to be struggling as well.
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Kortbroek on October 19, 2018, 02:03:45 pm
The preceding days people mostly seemed on track and only a few times I noticed guys going off route then realising soon they've made a mistake, backtracking and correcting.

Today many riders and cars seemed all over the place.
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: RyanI on October 19, 2018, 02:12:49 pm
Looks like the organisers had some fun with the route today:
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Buff on October 19, 2018, 02:13:54 pm
I think the opening stage were mostly running fence lines, if you zoom to the terrain now you can see how challenging the tracks are, there's paths going in all directions.
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Kortbroek on October 19, 2018, 02:25:33 pm
Ja I noticed that. I wonder if there were sections today that were maybe just straight cap headings. Doing a beeline in this type of terrain would be bloody hard I suspect.
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: onderbroek on October 19, 2018, 02:41:03 pm
Looks like the organisers had some fun with the route today:

Lyndon doing his 2nd loop on this track as im typing this  :imaposer:
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Kortbroek on October 19, 2018, 02:46:34 pm
Looks like the organisers had some fun with the route today:

Lyndon doing his 2nd loop on this track as im typing this  :imaposer:

Ja was watching that now. I wonder if there was some roadbook issue maybe? The car that was behind him went through there fast with no nav troubles.
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Kortbroek on October 19, 2018, 02:52:14 pm
Watching lyndon near the end here, he really must have had a horrible day nav wise. Saw him lost a bunch of times.
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Mooch on October 19, 2018, 03:28:43 pm
......
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: BlueBull2007 on October 19, 2018, 03:42:34 pm
Hehe, a true hard rally. Cancelled stages means Dakar level difficulty/endurance;  guys getting hopelessly lost, broken bikes, sore bodies.

Well done everyone & the organizers.
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Kortbroek on October 19, 2018, 04:36:30 pm
Looks like it was a great event. Curious to hear feedback from competitors regarding quality of organisation, roadbooks etc.

Hoping this can grow and keep going so I can go do it one day when my ship comes in.
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: RyanI on October 19, 2018, 05:33:18 pm
I’ve done many enduros and this year did my first two GXCCs but was still on the fence about whether I wanted to try Rally. However after following this so closely for a few days I am Inspired to give it a go.  At this stage I only have the 300 2 stroke so I’ll have to plan to get a rally bike some time next year. Already made a deal with SWAMBO so that’s important. Now to figure out how the hell to get a third bike.

If I can possibly get that right then it’s Tankwa next year and Kalahari the year after.

Loved every minute of following this rally and I really wish they get even stronger next year.
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Buff on October 19, 2018, 08:38:10 pm
Some feedback I got from Martin today after he finished " Sjoe have been running up front with Ross & the 2 leading cars. Hectic to hear that Renault Elf behind you come through. Unfortunately I made a mess of one waypoint which they changed on route. I was to pumped to remember what the marshal said and that was my race gone. All good just wanted to have fun the last day & that I did! Enjoyed that bike. All top guys asking me what suspension I'm running... answer... Std Yamaha... ;D ;D who needs a 600K rally orange  :o ;D

Martin was racing a WR450F   :thumleft: Looks like he placed 3rd in 450moto and 5th Overall which is a great result  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Kortbroek on October 19, 2018, 08:40:10 pm
Awesome  :thumleft: :thumleft:

Live video feed of the prize giving: https://www.facebook.com/kalaharirally/videos
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Brink on October 19, 2018, 10:50:17 pm
Strength and good thoughts for Gavin Breckle  (also a WD) that had a bad crash today.

 :eek7:
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Weedkiller - Adie on October 20, 2018, 10:03:16 am
Awesome  :thumleft: :thumleft:

Live video feed of the prize giving: https://www.facebook.com/kalaharirally/videos
Very interesting between 1:30 and 1:45 where Lyndon speaking.

THAT IS GOOD FOR OUR COUNTRY AND SPORT.

Adie
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: Buff on October 20, 2018, 12:57:33 pm
Garth's tribute to Alexander Nel was also very thoughtful of him. He credited the starting of the Kalahari to Alex's efforts in getting the Amageza off the ground and established and then presented an award to the team/rider showing the most vasbyt through out the rally in honour of Alex  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: BlueBull2007 on October 21, 2018, 05:08:45 am
Garth's tribute to Alexander Nel was also very thoughtful of him. He credited the starting of the Kalahari to Alex's efforts in getting the Amageza off the ground and established and then presented an award to the team/rider showing the most vasbyt through out the rally in honour of Alex  :thumleft:

Thats great to hear. Well done Garth!! :thumleft:
Title: Re: Kalahari Rally
Post by: BlueBull2007 on October 21, 2018, 05:10:03 am
I’ve done many enduros and this year did my first two GXCCs but was still on the fence about whether I wanted to try Rally. However after following this so closely for a few days I am Inspired to give it a go.  At this stage I only have the 300 2 stroke so I’ll have to plan to get a rally bike some time next year. Already made a deal with SWAMBO so that’s important. Now to figure out how the hell to get a third bike.

If I can possibly get that right then it’s Tankwa next year and Kalahari the year after.

Loved every minute of following this rally and I really wish they get even stronger next year.

Yeah RYAN!!  :ricky: Finally, after 6 years you have finally been bitten.  :thumleft: :thumleft:

 Please start a thread on your rally bike thoughts & prep. Who knows, maybe I will come out for next year too :deal: