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Offline Kenisis

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Re: 2013 Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge.
« Reply #20 on: March 14, 2013, 12:54:58 pm »
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Are you at least joining the peanut gallery?
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Re: 2013 Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge.
« Reply #21 on: March 14, 2013, 03:48:52 pm »
Eish, sorry Al
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Re: 2013 Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge.
« Reply #22 on: March 27, 2013, 12:00:28 pm »
I may not be able to ride, It hasnt stopped me though!

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Re: 2013 Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge.
« Reply #23 on: March 28, 2013, 07:34:38 pm »
Wow, now that is inspirational!
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Re: 2013 Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge.
« Reply #24 on: March 31, 2013, 07:46:33 am »
Full entry list for bikes and quads

interesting to see the Erzberg dominator (# 8 ) on the list

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Re: 2013 Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge.
« Reply #25 on: March 31, 2013, 08:05:32 pm »
I see that they have shortened this challenge to 1300km of specials??

Will be nice event!.

Eugene, Good luck boet!
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Re: 2013 Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge.
« Reply #26 on: March 31, 2013, 08:23:41 pm »
Is Eugene a dawg?
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Re: 2013 Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge.
« Reply #27 on: March 31, 2013, 08:43:07 pm »
Yebo Skaaidawg!

Need an Awesome ride report ! :biggrin:
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Re: 2013 Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge.
« Reply #28 on: March 31, 2013, 08:50:14 pm »
Yebo Skaaidawg!

Need an Awesome ride report ! :biggrin:



Of Course - Sorry Eugene!

Go boytjie!! :hello2: :hello2:


Can you give us an idea what you are doing in preparations, shipping the bike etc?
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Re: 2013 Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge.
« Reply #29 on: March 31, 2013, 09:09:30 pm »
Best of luck Eug!
 

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Re: 2013 Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge.
« Reply #30 on: April 01, 2013, 06:23:59 am »
No Sarel di Preez?

Thought he was making some big announcement at this race????
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Re: 2013 Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge.
« Reply #31 on: April 02, 2013, 02:24:52 pm »
Best of luck Eug!


Eugene, Good luck boet!




Of Course - Sorry Eugene!

Go boytjie!! :hello2: :hello2:


Can you give us an idea what you are doing in preparations, shipping the bike etc?

Cheers fellas

Neil I am doing it on your least favorite of machines, a TRX700 Honda (quad)
Quad is built and prepped here in Dubai by Sebastian Husseini of Sebsports.com.

Its a stock motor, but with a rebuild top end. We changed the stock suspension with Elka stage 5 suspension and it made such a big difference, worth every penny spend on it. Other than that just the normal stuff that need to go on any rally bike or quad.

I have gone the Kenesis route of buying a cheap compass that points North! In any case if I do get lost where am I going to walk to? Even knowing where North is I would not know where to go to.

Documentation is this Thursday and Friday is scrutineering. Saturday is the prologue  and Sunday the rally proper start.


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From Buddhists to Sikhs, through Muslims and Christians and everything in between, there are many good people out there and if you do not allow yourself to be swayed by petulant religious opinion, the world is an awesome place with the odd idiot in between trying to make it rubbish for others.
 

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Re: 2013 Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge.
« Reply #32 on: April 02, 2013, 03:02:25 pm »
See you There Boet! Enjoy the Adventure!
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Re: 2013 Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge.
« Reply #33 on: April 02, 2013, 03:30:03 pm »
We will be cheering you on BIG time Eugene, despite the fact you will be riding a kwat. ;D
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Re: 2013 Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge.
« Reply #34 on: April 02, 2013, 09:09:51 pm »
Yes Eugene....

Thanx vir die invite maar ek kan dit rerig nie maak nie...

Alles van die beste vir die sirkus en vat dit maar rustig anders val al ons planne later die jaar plat !!!!

Laat weet hoe dinge gaan oppie BBM en dan sal ek hier post vir jou !!
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Re: 2013 Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge.
« Reply #35 on: April 03, 2013, 10:56:55 am »
Yes Eugene....

Thanx vir die invite maar ek kan dit rerig nie maak nie...

Alles van die beste vir die sirkus en vat dit maar rustig anders val al ons planne later die jaar plat !!!!

Laat weet hoe dinge gaan oppie BBM en dan sal ek hier post vir jou !!

Cheers Douw, sal jou laat weet met die BBM wat gebeur.
Courtesy from Grizz: In this day and age religion is often frowned upon, but I have met some of the most amazing people from various religions over time.
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Re: 2013 Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge.
« Reply #36 on: April 03, 2013, 02:29:50 pm »
Gooi mielies Skaiidawg!
 

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Re: 2013 Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge.
« Reply #37 on: April 05, 2013, 05:51:45 am »
And and.....?
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Re: 2013 Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge.
« Reply #38 on: April 05, 2013, 06:15:02 am »
Gooi mielies Skaiidawg!

Thanks Steve!

And and.....?

Documentation was good, no problems. My number is 144. I am scheduled for scrutineering at 10:30 this morning (Friday). Will take some photos and post after the rally, until such time, you have to rely on Kenesis and Firesquirel's snippets and the website.
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Re: 2013 Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge.
« Reply #39 on: April 05, 2013, 08:49:56 am »
Lekker!! :thumleft:

Hey Skaiidawg?




















Ride safe but give it horns!  :ricky:  >:D
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