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Re: Amageza 2014 (Kalahari Safari): Entries Open
« Reply #120 on: January 31, 2014, 06:54:09 pm »
My experience is not dissimilar to yours - I think it does depend on your height and riding style. Personally I have risers on all my bikes but am reasonably tall - I do not like to be crouched over the bars when standing and have a cricked neck. I have though been picked out about them by Jan du Toit and a few other accomplished riders. I would agree when standing and often sitting straight backed it is more comfortable but where I have experienced the dilemma is on technical hill climbs - it is more difficult to keep the front wheel down and the bars end up closer to you with less control - and also in some fast stuff where you want to be really over the front wheel. I guess it is different strokes for different folks. It would be interesting to move this to the Riding Tips section.
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Re: Amageza 2014 (Kalahari Safari): Entries Open
« Reply #121 on: January 31, 2014, 07:09:44 pm »
We are all different heights and have different body/arm lengths plus have different postures that we are comfortable with - hence we have different preferences. A shorty can't speak for a tall person and vice versa.

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Re: Amageza 2014 (Kalahari Safari): Entries Open
« Reply #122 on: February 02, 2014, 05:49:56 am »
The 'Rally School' entry restriction has been lifted.  The guys who were going to open the school, changed their mind.  :-\

Please review the 'Terms and Conditions' section on the website. http://amageza.com/web/terms.html
 

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Re: Amageza 2014 (Kalahari Safari): Entries Open
« Reply #123 on: February 04, 2014, 02:57:26 pm »
My experience is not dissimilar to yours - I think it does depend on your height and riding style. Personally I have risers on all my bikes but am reasonably tall - I do not like to be crouched over the bars when standing and have a cricked neck. I have though been picked out about them by Jan du Toit and a few other accomplished riders. I would agree when standing and often sitting straight backed it is more comfortable but where I have experienced the dilemma is on technical hill climbs - it is more difficult to keep the front wheel down and the bars end up closer to you with less control - and also in some fast stuff where you want to be really over the front wheel. I guess it is different strokes for different folks. It would be interesting to move this to the Riding Tips section.

Put your left foot on the passenger peg. Sorts out the bar in your face going up steep hills. Install a peg there if you don't have one. :thumleft:

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Re: Amageza 2014 (Kalahari Safari): Entries Open
« Reply #124 on: February 06, 2014, 07:14:45 am »
Entered!!! :thumleft:
 

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Re: Amageza 2014 (Kalahari Safari): Entries Open
« Reply #125 on: February 06, 2014, 10:02:00 am »
Is there somewhere where we can see how many & who have entered?
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Re: Amageza 2014 (Kalahari Safari): Entries Open
« Reply #126 on: February 06, 2014, 11:11:34 am »
Will light a fire under some of my lazy arse mates if they see only 8... 7... 6... 5 more places left!

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Re: Amageza 2014 (Kalahari Safari): Entries Open
« Reply #127 on: February 06, 2014, 02:01:57 pm »
Is there somewhere where we can see how many & who have entered?

At this stage:

32 Entered.
30 Paid or Partially Paid.

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Re: Amageza 2014 (Kalahari Safari): Entries Open
« Reply #128 on: February 06, 2014, 09:24:36 pm »
So if I understand there is only space for 55 riders and once that is achieved no more.
 

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Re: Amageza 2014 (Kalahari Safari): Entries Open
« Reply #129 on: February 06, 2014, 10:58:08 pm »
Yes, probably less by now. I had better get my ass into gear

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Re: Amageza 2014 (Kalahari Safari): Entries Open
« Reply #130 on: February 07, 2014, 11:29:20 am »
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Re: Amageza 2014 (Kalahari Safari): Entries Open
« Reply #131 on: February 07, 2014, 03:27:51 pm »
Selling my kidney

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Re: Amageza 2014 (Kalahari Safari): Entries Open
« Reply #132 on: February 07, 2014, 10:19:18 pm »
It is the 30 partially paid that still give me hope. History dictates they all not taking part :sip: :sip: :sip:
 

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Re: Amageza 2014 (Kalahari Safari): Entries Open
« Reply #133 on: February 07, 2014, 10:38:19 pm »
Hey Harry , how's it going, you three entering again then :ricky:
 

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Re: Amageza 2014 (Kalahari Safari): Entries Open
« Reply #134 on: February 08, 2014, 06:31:26 pm »
Hey Lood we will c later after the Namakwa  are you three musketeers also going to give it a go.
 

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Re: Amageza 2014 (Kalahari Safari): Entries Open
« Reply #135 on: February 09, 2014, 02:35:49 pm »
Jip, looks like it, I'll be there on something different this year though................ :peepwall:
 

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Re: Amageza 2014 (Kalahari Safari): Entries Open
« Reply #136 on: February 10, 2014, 08:05:54 am »
Jip, looks like it, I'll be there on something different this year though................ :peepwall:

Hey Lood, good to see you entering again.  Show us what your weapon of choice is gonna be. Don't make a ou beg jong!!  ;D
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Re: Amageza 2014 (Kalahari Safari): Entries Open
« Reply #137 on: February 19, 2014, 06:25:44 am »
A quick update for you racing-mad crazies!

I am in an advanced stage of negotiating with Botswana and Namibia, so expect route changes and epic Selective Sections this year! However, we will still start in Upington and finish in Cape Town.

So make sure you, your bike, and especially your navigation setup is tried and tested.

Keep your eye on the 'News' section on the Amageza Website ,http://amageza.com/web/news.html,  for the latest developments in the 'There can only be one' , Amageza Rallye!  >:D

For those of you riding the fence:  ;D

I am in a advanced stage negotiating with FIM Africa. We will have to ride using FIM Rally Rules 2015. Also 2015 we are very likely to be racing Cape Town to Lusaka, Zambia. This means that like Dakar, without any rally-raid experience, you may not be allowed to enter. Off-course, with Amageza 2012 and later under your belt, you will be allowed.

Like I have been preaching for years, DO IT WHILE ITS CHEAP!
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Re: Amageza 2014 (Kalahari Safari): Entries Open
« Reply #138 on: February 19, 2014, 11:16:17 am »
QUADS????!!! ;)

Spent the last week scoping out some possible/likely routes in Richtersveld and Orange River/Pofadder surrounds. God it was hot!

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Re: Amageza 2014 (Kalahari Safari): Entries Open
« Reply #139 on: February 19, 2014, 12:10:07 pm »
Subs. Hope to be able to enter again :thumleft:
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