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Offline CHorse

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Re: Kakamas you say?
« Reply #20 on: October 29, 2013, 07:06:40 pm »
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Re: Kakamas you say?
« Reply #21 on: October 29, 2013, 07:25:35 pm »
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Re: Kakamas you say?
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Re: Kakamas you say?
« Reply #23 on: October 30, 2013, 09:03:22 am »
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Re: Kakamas you say?
« Reply #24 on: October 30, 2013, 10:56:10 am »
Looks like fun!
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Re: Kakamas you say?
« Reply #25 on: October 30, 2013, 10:28:12 pm »
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Re: Kakamas you say?
« Reply #26 on: October 30, 2013, 10:58:16 pm »
Come dude we all awaiting with abated breath....
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Re: Kakamas you say?
« Reply #27 on: October 30, 2013, 11:53:21 pm »
I had ordered a new HD helmet camera that I had received 2 days before the start so I hadn’t had time to calibrate and work out what the best settings were. Also, was trying out new batteries. So needless to say, not the best preparation. It showed, I haven’t got a lot of great footage sadly.

One thing that I did feel better about was that I had been sweating my MTB up Table Mountain on a regular basis and was feeling fairly fit. It would come in very handy later.

My wife was not keen on me going as I had been so sick just days before. I had let slip that Dakar guys had taken 5 hours to do 70k’s, so she wasn’t keen. In fact, she and her friend on the Thursday evening tried to get me to pull out. After telling them of the escape route option and that I’d look after myself they relented under duress.

I had to rope my wife in get my trunk to the start. At the last minute, due to a slight Black South Easter fart, they changed the start to a farm in Grabouw. As it turned out, it was a far better idea.

I felt a bit like the poor cousin next to all the bling. Of the 44 bikes there, almost all were looking very rallye like. My petrol bowser seemed more at home with the one 1200GS there.






There ere lots of familiar faces and a few I embarrassingly didn’t recognise.

Some familiar faces





There is something about stickers. Up until I had scraped them onto the bike, it just didn’t feel real. Stickers somehow are for me the boundary between dreaming about doing stuff like this and actually being in it. Not sure why but for me that’s just the way it is. Cool stickers! There’s only 44 like these in the world and 106 belongs to me. Mooi ne?



The medical lady was kind enough to say that if I was 18, my numbers would have been perfect.



Scrutineeing is a lot more thorough than last year with more stuff being required and checked.





My radio was not 100%, it was a bit of an issue.



All the powers that be say that after everything except a cavity search, I am an official entrant to the 2013 Amageza Race…. Er, navigation exercise.



“So, when you kak in the bos, you need to execute the "shitting dog stare"…”



So mid-afternoon with nothing to do, there was a restaurant to go calm the nerves and check out the dronk farmers wives. It felt a bit wrong having a beer. I mean I am about to potentially end my life in opfok nr 1, or at the very least make a big dent in it, surely relaxing and drinking beer shouldn’t be something that one does prior to such an event?

That beer sure tasted good.









This was a nice touch; when you are dead or dying they know what blood group you are to sell it;



Alex scared the shit out of me in the briefing. I really hadn’t expected it to be this hard. Even the liaisons sounded like a bit of a mission.







Supper was a wholesome farm style affair. After Alex’s briefing it felt like the last supper.



You gotta love roadbooks, there’s nothing that says, “you’re in a rally son”, like 10 meters of hieroglyphs.



I was more aware this year of speeding and was going to make an effort to ride within the rules and try not pick up that many penalties. The roadbook is a vital part of the rally. Without it one can come seriously unstuck and lost.

I loaded mine into the roadbook holder, had my meal and went to check the last few things. I wasn’t keen to share a tent and was quite happy to sleep on some old doors in the barn. Even with minimal faffing I still only got to sleep at about midnight.



Trunk packed. One more sleep




« Last Edit: October 31, 2013, 06:24:32 am by Kamanya »
I wonder where that gravel road goes? And that, has usually made all the difference. (Apologies to Mr Frost)

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Re: Kakamas you say?
« Reply #28 on: October 31, 2013, 12:00:58 am »
That was not a beer in front of me... it was a full frontal lobotomy  ;D
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Re: Kakamas you say?
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Re: Kakamas you say?
« Reply #30 on: October 31, 2013, 07:57:12 am »

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All the powers that be say that after everything except a cavity search, I am an official entrant to the 2013 Amageza Race…. Er, navigation exercise.
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So mid-afternoon with nothing to do, there was a restaurant to go calm the nerves and check out the dronk farmers wives. It felt a bit wrong having a beer. I mean I am about to potentially end my life in opfok nr 1, or at the very least make a big dent in it, surely relaxing and drinking beer shouldn’t be something that one does prior to such an event?
...

This was a nice touch; when you are dead or dying they know what blood group you are to sell it;
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Supper was a wholesome farm style affair. After Alex’s briefing it felt like the last supper.
...
You gotta love roadbooks, there’s nothing that says, “you’re in a rally son”, like 10 meters of hieroglyphs.


  :laughing4: :laughing4:  You sure have a way with words K .  :imaposer:
Loving your RR , excellent , as usual .  :thumleft:

Some of the farmers wives.  :biggrin:
 

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Re: Kakamas you say?
« Reply #31 on: October 31, 2013, 10:24:01 am »
I should buy a farm....
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Re: Kakamas you say?
« Reply #32 on: October 31, 2013, 05:37:38 pm »
Nice RR and well done. :thumleft:
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Re: Kakamas you say?
« Reply #33 on: October 31, 2013, 06:58:54 pm »
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Re: Kakamas you say?
« Reply #34 on: October 31, 2013, 08:32:49 pm »
Congratulations and well done in the Amegeza 2013...Andrew. :thumleft:

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« Reply #35 on: October 31, 2013, 09:59:03 pm »
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Re: Kakamas you say?
« Reply #36 on: October 31, 2013, 11:36:21 pm »

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All the powers that be say that after everything except a cavity search, I am an official entrant to the 2013 Amageza Race…. Er, navigation exercise.
...
So mid-afternoon with nothing to do, there was a restaurant to go calm the nerves and check out the dronk farmers wives. It felt a bit wrong having a beer. I mean I am about to potentially end my life in opfok nr 1, or at the very least make a big dent in it, surely relaxing and drinking beer shouldn’t be something that one does prior to such an event?
...

This was a nice touch; when you are dead or dying they know what blood group you are to sell it;
...
Supper was a wholesome farm style affair. After Alex’s briefing it felt like the last supper.
...
You gotta love roadbooks, there’s nothing that says, “you’re in a rally son”, like 10 meters of hieroglyphs.


  :laughing4: :laughing4:  You sure have a way with words K .  :imaposer:
Loving your RR , excellent , as usual .  :thumleft:

Some of the farmers wives.  :biggrin:
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Re: Kakamas you say?
« Reply #37 on: November 01, 2013, 04:32:30 am »
Very interesting.
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Re: Kakamas you say?
« Reply #38 on: November 01, 2013, 06:07:44 am »
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Re: Kakamas you say?
« Reply #39 on: November 01, 2013, 08:28:24 am »
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