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Re: Amageza 2014 with a Jagsding
« Reply #100 on: November 17, 2014, 09:18:59 pm »
Justin you are such a chop!!
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Re: Amageza 2014 with a Jagsding
« Reply #101 on: November 17, 2014, 09:56:56 pm »
Hey really enjoying this one...!!! Great skill Andrew and Justin just a good lag... :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:
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Re: Amageza 2014 with a Jagsding
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Re: Amageza 2014 with a Jagsding
« Reply #103 on: November 17, 2014, 10:20:38 pm »
Hahaha.........great storytelling & pics, really enjoyed the video!


Still think you had sunstroke, asking me if I had petrol whilst I was standing in the middle of nowhere taking pics......  next time I'll make sure I have a stash, OK?

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Re: Amageza 2014 with a Jagsding
« Reply #104 on: November 17, 2014, 10:25:51 pm »
It was sure spectacular to watch you put the 990 through it's paces  :thumleft:
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Re: Amageza 2014 with a Jagsding
« Reply #105 on: November 17, 2014, 10:38:20 pm »
Awesome!
Hard braking there... Back wheel off the ground!
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Re: Amageza 2014 with a Jagsding
« Reply #106 on: November 17, 2014, 11:04:37 pm »
Bliksem thats a nice slide Kamanya.

Ehats up with the quad throttle on the one bike?
 

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Re: Amageza 2014 with a Jagsding
« Reply #107 on: November 18, 2014, 02:18:46 am »
Almost plain sailing so far  :peepwall:
 

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Re: Amageza 2014 with a Jagsding
« Reply #108 on: November 18, 2014, 02:29:37 am »
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Re: Amageza 2014 with a Jagsding
« Reply #109 on: November 18, 2014, 03:21:33 am »
Justin you are such a chop!!


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Re: Amageza 2014 with a Jagsding
« Reply #110 on: November 18, 2014, 03:33:10 am »
Loved the video! I had a similar experience at that gate with the spectators, it was hidden behind a bush and pounced on me. I came in too fast as well and almost took it out, having to powerslide through it to make it. Touch and go, a real sphincter moment, but awesome to pull off in retrospect.

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Re: Amageza 2014 with a Jagsding
« Reply #111 on: November 18, 2014, 06:07:54 am »
I was braking hard there, but I doubt it was endo'ing. I can't do that on tar let alone gravel. Must have been a bump. A Michelin Desert front is pretty reliable in that department though.

Great pics Nick, and the petrol asking was a long shot but I was desperate.
I wonder where that road goes? And that, has usually made all the difference. Appologies to Mr Frost

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Re: Amageza 2014 with a Jagsding
« Reply #112 on: November 18, 2014, 06:41:52 am »
This photo sort of sums up a great aspect of the expereince.



All the other guys in the photo are technically competitors, but with no hesitation they dove into Kobie's bike and finally found the offending short that had killed it.

Kobie though blitzig on a bike is, I sense, not gifted with mechanics; I have him on video calling his 690 a "plaas bike" and was not sure what the capacity of the thing is. I get the impression that giving him tools to carry is wishful thinking and probably the main reason why he and Gideon teamed up.

The race is mostly with ones self and the others just make it super exciting. The camaraderie and fun factor is very high. It's not hard to see how much effort was required just to get to the start line so that seeing someone drop out is not a nice feeling. I was helped many times and where I could, gave back in return. (except to help change mouses of course!).


I wonder where that road goes? And that, has usually made all the difference. Appologies to Mr Frost

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Re: Amageza 2014 with a Jagsding
« Reply #113 on: November 18, 2014, 06:44:13 am »
So how did the iPhone hold up as an ICO?

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« Reply #114 on: November 18, 2014, 06:55:48 am »
Got sweaty palms reading this. Great RR Andrew.

Anybody know how old the oldest competitor was (is?)?
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Re: Amageza 2014 with a Jagsding
« Reply #115 on: November 18, 2014, 07:14:13 am »
Bliksem thats a nice slide Kamanya.

Ehats up with the quad throttle on the one bike?

I think it is probably Brian Baragwanath's bike, he is a pro Quad rider and did Amageza on a bike for Dakar Navigation training, so I guess he is so used to ride with a quad throttle, that he modified the bike to fit his needs.

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Re: Amageza 2014 with a Jagsding
« Reply #116 on: November 18, 2014, 07:24:38 am »
Bliksem thats a nice slide Kamanya.

Ehats up with the quad throttle on the one bike?

I think it is probably Brian Baragwanath's bike, he is a pro Quad rider and did Amageza on a bike for Dakar Navigation training, so I guess he is so used to ride with a quad throttle, that he modified the bike to fit his needs.



Correct - and he's seriously talented on a bike too.
 

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Re: Amageza 2014 with a Jagsding
« Reply #117 on: November 18, 2014, 07:27:05 am »
Bliksem thats a nice slide Kamanya.

Ehats up with the quad throttle on the one bike?

I think it is probably Brian Baragwanath's bike, he is a pro Quad rider and did Amageza on a bike for Dakar Navigation training, so I guess he is so used to ride with a quad throttle, that he modified the bike to fit his needs.



Yep, he's riding the Dakar on a quad and originally entered the Amageza on one. However, when the race required road legal status machines he took a bike. A thumb throttle is more comfortable for him. He is incredibly quick on a bike, I'd hate to know how fast he is on his preferred choice of steed.

His golas were "thumb time" and navigating. On stage 4 he was just cruising and not putting himself or his Dakar at risk.
I wonder where that road goes? And that, has usually made all the difference. Appologies to Mr Frost

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Re: Amageza 2014 with a Jagsding
« Reply #118 on: November 18, 2014, 08:37:21 am »

Very nice entertaining report. :lol8: :thumleft:
 

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Re: Amageza 2014 with a Jagsding
« Reply #119 on: November 18, 2014, 09:51:22 am »
awesome pic of you putting it in sideways