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Welcome to the official Thread providing thorough coverage of the Amageza Safari during the event

There is BGAN Inmarsat up-link, for tracking some of the riders so you we will hopefully be able to follow of the action here.

Post your news and picture here please. I will try and maintain an index. Tomorrow scrutineering starts.

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From Alex, the race Director:
A couple of firsts this year:

1) First year we almost cancelled. Never again!!
2) First year we sleep in another bivouac every evening.
3) First year we cross the border into another African country, even if its just for fuel! Next year! Watch this space closely!!
4) And the first year we will have 4 trophy's! 1st to 3rd is self explanatory, but the smallest and strongest of the three, is the 'Amadoda Yamadoda' prize. In Xhosa the meaning is 'Man Amongst Men'. The winner of this prize will be decided through a vote by the marshals and media team. This man displayed courage and endurance above and beyond human capacity.

To be considered for any of the above you will have to had completed all three stages without exceeding any stage cut-off time or be disqualified from a stage.

Epic!



So who are going to get these trophies???


Adrian Storm's bike


Speedmetal & Markdiver on their way yesterday, they must be in Gordon's Bay today.




N[]va seen shortly before his now famous faceplant in Altantis.

« Last Edit: October 18, 2013, 08:29:12 pm by BlueBull2007 »
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Re: 2013 Amageza Safari - Revenge of the Richtersveld Official Thread
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2013, 08:31:27 pm »
Chase vehicles on their way to Gordons bay - Thanks for the pics Wayne!


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Re: 2013 Amageza Safari - Revenge of the Richtersveld Official Thread
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2013, 09:14:45 pm »
 :pot: :ricky: :ricky: :pot:
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Re: 2013 Amageza Safari - Revenge of the Richtersveld Official Thread
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2013, 09:25:12 pm »
Doing some last minute (re)packing and rethinking but super amped for tomorrow!
So much of win it hurts! ^.^


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Re: 2013 Amageza Safari - Revenge of the Richtersveld Official Thread
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2013, 09:33:46 pm »
............Amadoda Yamahadoda.

Every one of the organisers and entrants, best of luck and I hope this bring immense enjoyment.

Got a pang of regret for not entering when I spoke to PistonPete about it today.
 

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Re: 2013 Amageza Safari - Revenge of the Richtersveld Official Thread
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2013, 10:15:53 pm »
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« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2013, 10:27:49 pm »
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« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2013, 10:39:34 pm »
 :thumleft: good luck everyone!
 

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Re: 2013 Amageza Safari - Revenge of the Richtersveld Official Thread
« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2013, 10:41:13 pm »
Huge Pressure....All the best to the Riders...Respect....Looks like a long haul...a well considered finish might be a win  :thumleft:
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Re: 2013 Amageza Safari - Revenge of the Richtersveld Official Thread
« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2013, 10:56:59 pm »
See you guys tomorrow!!!
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Re: 2013 Amageza Safari - Revenge of the Richtersveld Official Thread
« Reply #10 on: October 18, 2013, 11:09:59 pm »
Sterkte ou Koos, skop eerder gat as wat jy joune afval!  :ricky:
 

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Re: 2013 Amageza Safari - Revenge of the Richtersveld Official Thread
« Reply #11 on: October 18, 2013, 11:11:13 pm »
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Re: 2013 Amageza Safari - Revenge of the Richtersveld Official Thread
« Reply #12 on: October 18, 2013, 11:48:34 pm »
These trunks seem to get pretty small!

I've had a really bad flu and really busy work wise so not much was done. Then last minute dot com and it's Oil leaks, wheel bearings were shot, electrics, fried HID's, filter issues, importing stuff, get roadbook fixed, full service all in the last 2 days.







Make it puke visible is my theory...



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Re: 2013 Amageza Safari - Revenge of the Richtersveld Official Thread
« Reply #13 on: October 19, 2013, 12:07:56 am »
Well done Andrew!!! :hello2:
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Re: 2013 Amageza Safari - Revenge of the Richtersveld Official Thread
« Reply #14 on: October 19, 2013, 05:50:44 am »
Good luck to all those that are taking part, entrants and officials. I hope you all finish and that there are no horror stories.
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« Reply #15 on: October 19, 2013, 06:03:21 am »
Sterkte ou Koos, skop eerder gat as wat jy joune afval!  :ricky:

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« Reply #16 on: October 19, 2013, 06:09:25 am »
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« Reply #17 on: October 19, 2013, 06:13:13 am »
Going to need an anchor today for this wind!
Hope Alex and his team are still here!    ???
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Re: 2013 Amageza Safari - Revenge of the Richtersveld Official Thread
« Reply #18 on: October 19, 2013, 07:02:33 am »
Well its 7 am GOOD MORNING! Today is scrutineering day! Hope it all goes well!

Im off to lala land, looking forward to see your pics!
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Re: 2013 Amageza Safari - Revenge of the Richtersveld Official Thread
« Reply #19 on: October 19, 2013, 07:08:21 am »
Good luck to ya all and see ya soon! :D

Great job getting that all sorted in time Kamanya
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