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Re: Amageza 2014 (Kalahari Safari): Entries Open
« Reply #60 on: January 17, 2014, 01:39:38 pm »
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Re: Amageza 2014 (Kalahari Safari): Entries Open
« Reply #61 on: January 17, 2014, 04:32:25 pm »
So much of win it hurts! ^.^


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Re: Amageza 2014 (Kalahari Safari): Entries Open
« Reply #62 on: January 17, 2014, 05:19:59 pm »
Any news on the Requirement:

"Completed a Amageza Racing (Pty) Ltd approved course in Rally Racing"

Hopefully content will include tutoring on Roadbooking etc?
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Re: Amageza 2014 (Kalahari Safari): Entries Open
« Reply #63 on: January 19, 2014, 07:06:09 am »
Any news on the Requirement:

"Completed a Amageza Racing (Pty) Ltd approved course in Rally Racing"

Hopefully content will include tutoring on Roadbooking etc?


The answer and reasoning behind this is as follows:
  • It is important that a rider deciding to do the Amageza knows what he is getting himself into. This is part of the 'Reasonable Man' test required in a Court of Law if ever the question should be raised: 'Did Johnny Bravo know what he was getting him into before he got stuck in the Kalahari dunes with his Hayabusa?'
  • Doing a 'approved' rally course just gives me the ability to ensure that the course being provided is actually going to give the rider a introduction into what he may be into on the Amageza. As we all know, there are those persons who will promise the world and deliver nada. 'Approved' means I have done their course and am happy that the minimum requirements will be met.

When done with the course, the rider must understand the following and have the ability to train himself further:
  • What are the three vectors always present in a road-book, and how to I use them to navigate.
  • What GPS is best for the job, how do I add, edit or update manual Waypoints, and how to I navigate using only the Compass Heading
  • Is my bike up to the job, and where do I need to tweak my setup.
  • Am I up to the job, and where do I need to up my training.

To do the Amageza is the most be one of the most difficult things you can do on a bike. To do low level flying over anything from 'Roof' style rocks to 'Botswana 1000' style sand tracks and two stages of dunes, while reading of a road-book, monitoring your ICO and following a compass heading, takes training and commitment. Other than the Dakar, 80% of all your waypoints are hidden. This makes the Amageza more difficult to navigate than the Dakar.

Doing a course, then completing a shortened rally stage will give you the idea if this is for you or not. The guys who have done a Roof, or Botswana 1000 have a understanding of this, although they might need training in roadbook navigation, and when asked the question, 'did you know what you were getting yourself into?' the answer can only be 'Yip'.

It is easy to promise the world and throw in some photo's of dunes and the massive adventure. But we can't accept your entry fee with a clear conscience if I am not convinced that you are prepared and have a plausible chance to make the finish line.

I am just waiting for some guys to come back from the Dakar before we finalize the training school. I'll give them a week to rest.  ;D
 

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Re: Amageza 2014 (Kalahari Safari): Entries Open
« Reply #64 on: January 19, 2014, 07:33:10 am »
Thanks for the further clarity  :thumleft:  - all makes absolute sense and I support your position on accountability regarding potential entrants. I think this relates in part to the problem that the Roof has experienced recently in the Bronze class with larger numbers of weekend warriors creating a congestion circus ... guys out of their depth but adament that it is on their 'bucket list' and so must get the badge or t-shirt or whatever at all cost!  ::) 
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Re: Amageza 2014 (Kalahari Safari): Entries Open
« Reply #65 on: January 19, 2014, 08:08:48 pm »
A short video from the 2013 Amageza Rallye… to wet the appetite  :drif:


<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/DL4BEvaIwJ0" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/DL4BEvaIwJ0</a>
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/UV8AJNYHIGc" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/UV8AJNYHIGc</a>
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Re: Amageza 2014 (Kalahari Safari): Entries Open
« Reply #66 on: January 19, 2014, 09:48:34 pm »
cool  :thumleft:
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Re: Amageza 2014 (Kalahari Safari): Entries Open
« Reply #67 on: January 20, 2014, 08:30:08 am »
Out training. Haha.






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Re: Amageza 2014 (Kalahari Safari): Entries Open
« Reply #68 on: January 20, 2014, 02:00:25 pm »
Somehow vermoed ek , ek gaan deel word van Amageza of ek wil of  nie.

Hentie het klaar vanoggend begin praat van mechanic en backup crew etc. nudge nudge wink wink.




Ok, hy het nie , maar ek hoop hy vang die skimp.
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Bring jou kamera saam, ons kan doen met nog ouens wat kan fotos neem!

That would have gone without saying.

You think I want to go there to be pitcrew ???

How else am I going to get away and out there to take pics ?
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Re: Amageza 2014 (Kalahari Safari): Entries Open
« Reply #69 on: January 20, 2014, 02:15:58 pm »
Somehow vermoed ek , ek gaan deel word van Amageza of ek wil of  nie.

Hentie het klaar vanoggend begin praat van mechanic en backup crew etc. nudge nudge wink wink.




Ok, hy het nie , maar ek hoop hy vang die skimp.
Noted  :deal:  ;)


Bring jou kamera saam, ons kan doen met nog ouens wat kan fotos neem!

That would have gone without saying.

You think I want to go there to be pitcrew ???

How else am I going to get away and out there to take pics ?
Jy gaan jou moer suur werk  :deal:  :lol8:  :lol8:
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Re: Amageza 2014 (Kalahari Safari): Entries Open
« Reply #70 on: January 20, 2014, 04:23:46 pm »
Ek is in
 

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Re: Amageza 2014 (Kalahari Safari): Entries Open
« Reply #71 on: January 20, 2014, 04:26:23 pm »
Moet nou net 'n bank roof
 

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Re: Amageza 2014 (Kalahari Safari): Entries Open
« Reply #72 on: January 20, 2014, 06:52:05 pm »
Ek is in

Awesome, Marthinus  :thumleft:  ...Just leave the wire fences alone this time, please.  ;D
 

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Re: Amageza 2014 (Kalahari Safari): Entries Open
« Reply #73 on: January 21, 2014, 09:58:43 am »

 :o 24x confirmed entries, in the first week   :deal: 



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Re: Amageza 2014 (Kalahari Safari): Entries Open
« Reply #74 on: January 21, 2014, 09:59:29 am »
Wild!
 

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Re: Amageza 2014 (Kalahari Safari): Entries Open
« Reply #75 on: January 21, 2014, 10:10:18 am »
I have tweeted the link of Amageza to Charley, let see if he is up to the challenge  ;D
 

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Re: Amageza 2014 (Kalahari Safari): Entries Open
« Reply #76 on: January 21, 2014, 10:31:33 am »
Out training. Haha.

Nice pics!

Those 690's jump well for a fat bike hey...  ;D
 

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« Reply #77 on: January 21, 2014, 03:31:11 pm »
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Re: Amageza 2014 (Kalahari Safari): Entries Open
« Reply #78 on: January 22, 2014, 02:19:11 pm »
What fuel capacity is required?
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Re: Amageza 2014 (Kalahari Safari): Entries Open
« Reply #79 on: January 22, 2014, 02:25:17 pm »
Ok, I have some questions regarding the support vehicles (I tried to find this info in the guide and online, apologies if I missed it):

1. What is the cost of entering one support vehicle and one support team member (and what is free if you enter a team of 5, vehicle or support team member entry)?

2. What equipment is compulsory for them? (e.g. Radio, GPS, roadbook ect).

3. Where can they sleep, do they also buy the camping option per person?

Have some mates who are interested.