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Offline SteveD

Re: Gauteng Road Book Training
« Reply #40 on: August 10, 2014, 09:30:53 am »
5 punctures! What did he do, spit at the Gods before he left?
 

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Re: Gauteng Road Book Training
« Reply #41 on: August 10, 2014, 09:32:18 am »
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Re: Gauteng Road Book Training
« Reply #42 on: August 10, 2014, 11:51:15 am »
Quick ride report. First of all, thanks to Mark for organizing and for the great roadbook. Was lekker meeting you okes!

I did 565 km for the day, including the 435 km roadbook ride. Of the total I guess about 230-250 was tar, the rest dirt roads and tracks. All my equipment worked as it should (except my front tyre, eish). The navigation for the most part was ok, but got really difficult for me when there were almost no tracks and a lot of instructions close together (as in 50-300 meters). I had to navigate to the closest waypoint twice, still have to look on Basecamp if I missed any of them (will post a screen grab of the track).

The pace of Brett and Gavin (Wilddog name?) was impressive (check the clip below), and I lost about 1h:30 on them over the 435 km. What I knew beforehand was that I wanted to stop as little as possible and this helped keep the average speed up. I stopped once for fuel and twice to put plugs in and inflate. This will be key for me in the Amageza, to keep the wheels rolling, as my average speeds over the specials will be much slower than the 450's. 

My front tyre needed about 8 plugs during various stages of the route, and is flat again. That tyre is clearly not intended for ralley/offroad, thin sidewalls and way too soft. It's coming off this week. 

Great fun and a good learning exercise. Highly recommended for the other Gauteng Amageza chaps.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/MiQlGQx5YRI&amp;" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/MiQlGQx5YRI&amp;</a>
 

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Re: Gauteng Road Book Training
« Reply #43 on: August 10, 2014, 01:43:55 pm »
Excellent Video Pieter - thanks  :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:
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Re: Gauteng Road Book Training
« Reply #44 on: August 10, 2014, 07:04:18 pm »
Here's my logged track and all the waypoints. I only missed one, no 18, the one Mark specifically asked us to look for. I just saw them as numbers, I should have saved them with more descriptive names, so I had no idea that that was the hidden one. Next time.

 

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Re: Gauteng Road Book Training
« Reply #45 on: August 11, 2014, 08:56:57 am »
BIG thanks to Mark for putting in all the effort , wow what would this earth be like without people like you !!
Great ride and an even more challenging dimension to ride and to navigate , you are certainly kept busy all the time.
If you doing the Amageza best you make the effort and go ride Marks route, it will certainly test yours and your bikes weaknesses and areas that need some work.
I will certainly run it again some time
Thanks to all involved   
 

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Re: Gauteng Road Book Training
« Reply #46 on: August 11, 2014, 08:58:31 am »
Ok, so far keeping RB's for:

aka.Goliath
Cracker
Darksider
Bazinga
Stef
Dwerg
3 remaining.
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Re: Gauteng Road Book Training
« Reply #47 on: August 11, 2014, 01:42:36 pm »
Ok, so far keeping RB's for:

aka.Goliath
Cracker
Darksider
Bazinga
Stef
Dwerg
3 remaining.


Appreciate it a lot. Thx Mark
 

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Re: Gauteng Road Book Training
« Reply #48 on: August 13, 2014, 05:58:33 pm »
Yeah again thanks a lot
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Re: Gauteng Road Book Training
« Reply #49 on: August 14, 2014, 06:21:22 am »
Looks awesome guys. I'm lining up for next year. Will look out for future training rides like this.
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Re: Gauteng Road Book Training
« Reply #50 on: August 15, 2014, 08:13:07 am »
BIG thanks to Mark for putting in all the effort , wow what would this earth be like without people like you !!
Great ride and an even more challenging dimension to ride and to navigate , you are certainly kept busy all the time.
If you doing the Amageza best you make the effort and go ride Marks route, it will certainly test yours and your bikes weaknesses and areas that need some work.
I will certainly run it again some time
Thanks to all involved   

Absolute pleasure Gavin, it was a blast.  Good to have met all you guys.  Next time we meet, it will be the real deal AMAGEZA!!  Getting very amped now!!
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Re: Gauteng Road Book Training
« Reply #51 on: September 10, 2014, 08:34:22 am »
Ok, so far keeping RB's for:

aka.Goliath
Cracker
Darksider
Bazinga
Stef
Dwerg
3 remaining.


Hi Mark...Seems you marked an excellent route - must have been quite time consuming.
Do you have any roadbooks left ???
Thanks, cheers and go well. Hope to see you at the Amageza
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Re: Gauteng Road Book Training
« Reply #52 on: September 10, 2014, 08:44:01 am »
Ok, so far keeping RB's for:

aka.Goliath
Cracker
Darksider
Bazinga
Stef
Dwerg
3 remaining.


Hi Mark...Seems you marked an excellent route - must have been quite time consuming.
Do you have any roadbooks left ???
Thanks, cheers and go well. Hope to see you at the Amageza

Hey Kevin, Yes I do - drop me a PM with your e-mail and will send you all the need to know.  :thumleft:
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Re: Gauteng Road Book Training
« Reply #53 on: September 10, 2014, 08:56:05 am »
For the next one, you can count me in.   :deal:

Breakfast included?   :peepwall:
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Re: Gauteng Road Book Training
« Reply #54 on: September 10, 2014, 12:12:44 pm »
For the next one, you can count me in.   :deal:

Breakfast included?   :peepwall:

No problem at all - skaap kop it is then.   >:D ;D
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Re: Gauteng Road Book Training
« Reply #55 on: September 10, 2014, 01:17:49 pm »
For the next one, you can count me in.   :deal:

Breakfast included?   :peepwall:

No problem at all - skaap kop it is then.   >:D ;D

Desert?
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Re: Gauteng Road Book Training
« Reply #56 on: September 10, 2014, 01:20:05 pm »
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Re: Gauteng Road Book Training
« Reply #57 on: September 10, 2014, 01:35:38 pm »
For the next one, you can count me in.   :deal:

Breakfast included?   :peepwall:

No problem at all - skaap kop it is then.   >:D ;D

Desert?

We will be boring and stick with coffee & rusks for dessert, hows that?   :thumleft:
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Re: Gauteng Road Book Training
« Reply #58 on: September 10, 2014, 01:37:12 pm »
For the next one, you can count me in.   :deal:

Breakfast included?   :peepwall:

No problem at all - skaap kop it is then.   >:D ;D

Desert?

We will boring and stick with coffee & rusks for dessert.   :thumleft:

Any idea when you planning to have the roadbook ride?
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Re: Gauteng Road Book Training
« Reply #59 on: September 10, 2014, 01:43:07 pm »
For the next one, you can count me in.   :deal:

Breakfast included?   :peepwall:

No problem at all - skaap kop it is then.   >:D ;D

Desert?

We will boring and stick with coffee & rusks for dessert.   :thumleft:

Any idea when you planning to have the roadbook ride?


Koos - As you know, I won't be home until 13 October, so suggest ride anytime you want dude.  Kevin_ZA is going to collect a RB, so maybe you could hook up with him and ride on same day.  When I get back, I had planned for another RB day on the 19th for anyone who may still be interested and despearte to get in some RB time.  I will ride that week-end regardless, so we can hook up then too.
« Last Edit: September 10, 2014, 01:46:46 pm by markdiver »
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