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Re: Amageza 2014 with a Jagsding
« Reply #40 on: November 11, 2014, 04:17:16 pm »
Well done Andrew! Once again a pleasure riding with you..... even if you did scare the shit outa me on that one liason when u calmly had ur bike on cruise control and took off ur helmet to put in ur ear plugs.... at 100km/hour... hahaha.
I love the change in intensity of that v twin when it starts climbing that dune... it becomes almost desperate...but just keeps on giving....what a machine...what a rider!!
Gents.... that was not a dune for ants! And those woops that look small at the tops are just waiting to swallow ur front wheel and send you over the handle bars.
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Re: Amageza 2014 with a Jagsding
« Reply #41 on: November 11, 2014, 04:34:43 pm »
That video is deeply misleading propaganda in the vein of "anyone can do the Amageza" horsetrap. Do not believe the dubious sweet-tongued deception of the vertical-paralax-flattening camera lens. When I got there there were at least 8 bikes in various states of dismayed disarray spread out across the track and the verges of the hill. It was PROPERLY steep! Andrew made it look like a molehill, when in fact it was a steep sided mountain!
haha yea the video doesn't do it any justice at all
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Re: Amageza 2014 with a Jagsding
« Reply #42 on: November 11, 2014, 04:37:35 pm »
Nice one guys!

Justin, ek like jou pienk hempie :D :D

 

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Re: Amageza 2014 with a Jagsding
« Reply #43 on: November 12, 2014, 11:55:31 am »
Where to begin?

A few questions maybe?

Why do a rally? Really?

For me itís doing the very thing that inspired me to get into riding adventure bikes in the first place. The Dakar has inspired a whole industry, the roots of adventure riding can be traced directly to Rallying. Just as the roots of sports bikes are from track racing.

More, I get to enter in to a rite of passage of sorts that is far beyond the corporate bullshit, traffic jams and telephone bills. To shout at the wind and see if what Iíve got, still means something, if only to me. Also to join with others and witness their stories and share in the adventure. Itís a recipe that speaks to me deeply.

Lastly, shit, who doesnít want to ride in a rally and visit stunning parts of our country?!

Iíve had a shit year, divorce really isnít for sissies.

For many reasons the above being one of major ones, I had ridden the beast only once in 7 months. That was to Fishoek and back to test the new battery. Other than that, my preparation for the Amageza was some sporadic mountain biking. Banting had also made some substantial inroads to my waistline so I suppose that was a big benefit to the process. I was about 10kg down on my couch surfing weight.

To tell the truth I wasnít looking forward to the Amageza as much as I had for the others for all the shit that I was dealing with. But, as I had plopped money down as soon as Alex had opened the entries and Justin was committed, I couldnít really let him down.

I didnít have a garage anymore and the beast was stored in a Unit along with most of my life. Preparing my bike from a powerless storage unit that took 40 minutes to drive to wasnít much fun and hugely inconvenient.

2 weeks before the race I started preparing. Over the months Iíd created a lists of the stuff I need. It didnít look too imposing or expensive. How wrong Iíd be! First off servicing the bike, unbelievably, 3 of the cam bridge bolts stripped the Allen key holes. It took a bit of butchery to finally get them out. Not before taking the whole subframe and exhausts off.







A new F2R roadbook was mounted and I was going to try out using my Iphoneís rally app for the cap heading and ICO. An Iphone holder was mounted above this. I was quite pleased with the result.

Itís a bit rough, but it works





It seems that anything to do with rallying comes in multiples of R1000.00. The closer I got to kickoff the more my bank had to cough up these multiples. I stopped checking my bank notification SMSís after a while out of shear terror.

The weekend before we were to drive to Uppington, I went for a 300km shakedown ride. It was a tough bit of everything where I purposely tried to break things. A few things obliged; IPhone holder and back brake, rear exhaust manifold got a crack in it, this was better than having them go during the race. So off with the subframe again



I serviced the bike once more and checked all clearances in the cams and changed filters again.



The day before we were to leave, I had done most of what was on my list, it seemed ready. I certainly wasnít.


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 #44 on: November 12, 2014, 12:10:23 pm »
Nice post.

Sorry to hear about the Divorce.
 

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Re: Amageza 2014 with a Jagsding
« Reply #45 on: November 12, 2014, 12:21:03 pm »
Thanks K  :thumleft:

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Re: Amageza 2014 with a Jagsding
« Reply #46 on: November 12, 2014, 12:22:58 pm »
Loving this RR!

Also got divorced this year. Not pleasant.
 

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Re: Amageza 2014 with a Jagsding
« Reply #47 on: November 12, 2014, 04:02:07 pm »
Geez Andrew, really sorry to hear of your divorce!

But at least Justin was quick to move into that empty space!  :pot:

I will follow your report post for post.
 

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Re: Amageza 2014 with a Jagsding
« Reply #48 on: November 12, 2014, 06:38:41 pm »
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Re: Amageza 2014 with a Jagsding
« Reply #49 on: November 12, 2014, 09:52:33 pm »
Me luv u long time
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Re: Amageza 2014 with a Jagsding
« Reply #50 on: November 13, 2014, 07:15:55 am »
You did exceptionally well given the circumstances it seems  :thumleft:

I must admit I would be squeamish about using an iPhone on a Rally!  Its an expensive and delicate little thing, not something I would have thought could survive a thrashing - how did that turn out in the end?
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Re: Amageza 2014 with a Jagsding
« Reply #51 on: November 13, 2014, 08:33:02 am »
Huge respect, I am really enjoying this RR and will follow it closely. Great start...  :thumleft:
 
Ya the D thing is a huge upheaval , pain in the ass and expensive... been there too.
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Re: Amageza 2014 with a Jagsding
« Reply #52 on: November 13, 2014, 11:24:14 am »
Q: Why is divorce so difficult and expensive ?

A: Because it's worth it

Just remember - this too shall pass ...

In the end everything will be OK - if it's not OK it's not the end yet ...

Stay positive - positive things happen to positive people
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Re: Amageza 2014 with a Jagsding
« Reply #53 on: November 13, 2014, 12:08:55 pm »
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Re: Amageza 2014 with a Jagsding
« Reply #54 on: November 13, 2014, 12:11:34 pm »
Looking forward to this one. Going to be awsum.
I am suffering from post rallye depression and i was not even there
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Re: Amageza 2014 with a Jagsding
« Reply #55 on: November 13, 2014, 12:28:10 pm »
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Re: Amageza 2014 with a Jagsding
« Reply #56 on: November 13, 2014, 12:29:36 pm »
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Re: Amageza 2014 with a Jagsding
« Reply #57 on: November 13, 2014, 01:03:12 pm »
Check the kilos on that bike... 82k..   :o ;D ...... but I know not much of it is original anymore.  :thumleft:
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Re: Amageza 2014 with a Jagsding
« Reply #58 on: November 13, 2014, 01:22:12 pm »
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Re: Amageza 2014 with a Jagsding
« Reply #59 on: November 13, 2014, 01:53:23 pm »
Awesome dune riding, and much respect!  Just for interest sake:  what are your tyre pressures when riding sand like that in the video?
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