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Re: 2015 Amageza Rallye
« Reply #760 on: August 28, 2015, 01:55:09 pm »
Amageza getting mainstream coverage from Netwerk24:

Die Amageza-koors loop hoog in Kimberley en dis net geharde avonturiers waar ín mens kyk.

Ja, dit is weer tyd vir die jaarlikse Amageza-motorfietsren en Sondag sal 84 dapper deelnemers ín baie uitdagende wedren aandurf.

Die roete strek oor sewe dae en 4 911 km oor onherbergsame terrein vanaf Kimberley, deur Botswana na verafgeleŽ bestemmings soos Kang en weer al die pad terug na Kimberley waar dit op Saterdag 5 September ten einde loop. Van die skofte is tot so ver as 890 km op een dag en deelnemers se navigasievermoŽ, fiksheid en uithouvermoŽ gaan tot die uiterste beproef word.

Die Amageza Rally is die langste van sy soort in Afrika en naas die Dakar Rally die tweede langste in die wÍreld. Deelnemers gebruik dit as voorbereiding vir die Dakar wat in Januarie in ArgentiniŽ plaasvind.

Tydens Amageza kry deelnemers die geleentheid om op die mees afgeleŽ, ongerepte plekke in ons land en oor die grense van Botswana te ry en soms word hulle met moordende uitdagings gekonfronteer Ė Amageza is nie verniet die Xhosa-woord vir ďmalĒ nie.

Volgens Alexander Nel, die stigter en breintrust agter Amageza, gaan vanjaar se tog by verre die moeilikste een nog wees, maar wanneer deelnemers tydens die sewende skof oor die eindstreep in Kimberley ry, gaan dit ín onvergeetlike soete oorwinning wees.



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Re: 2015 Amageza Rallye
« Reply #761 on: August 28, 2015, 02:40:45 pm »
Will we still have access to our bikes after scruiteneering?
I usually prep my bike onthe last day  ;D
Cant go racing with half prepped bike  :ricky:
 

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Re: 2015 Amageza Rallye
« Reply #762 on: August 28, 2015, 03:21:30 pm »
Has someone posted a link on Advrider?
 

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Re: 2015 Amageza Rallye
« Reply #763 on: August 28, 2015, 03:51:39 pm »
Will we still have access to our bikes after scruiteneering?
I usually prep my bike onthe last day  ;D
Cant go racing with half prepped bike  :ricky:


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Re: 2015 Amageza Rallye
« Reply #764 on: August 28, 2015, 11:12:07 pm »
Will we still have access to our bikes after scruiteneering?
I usually prep my bike onthe last day  ;D
Cant go racing with half prepped bike  :ricky:


Apparently not Eddie. Make sure you do your fixing early tomorrow!
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Re: 2015 Amageza Rallye
« Reply #765 on: August 28, 2015, 11:16:19 pm »
This is the advrider thread: http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/2015-amageza-rallye-southern-africa-28-aug-5-sept.1057785/page-3

I reckon this thread will be a lot more interesting, but thats just me :deal:
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Re: 2015 Amageza Rallye
« Reply #766 on: August 28, 2015, 11:51:35 pm »
Hi Guys,

There is a first short update from our arrival in Kimberly on the FB page. Currently I am on wifi but I think it will be the last of it this event :-)

https://www.facebook.com/dutchrallypress

What do you guys prefer? I send out daily reports to a number of emailadresses, I can easily add someone who is also on the forum.

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Re: 2015 Amageza Rallye
« Reply #767 on: August 29, 2015, 12:09:21 am »
nino, you can email me or post what you like here (preferably). :deal:

Some great pictures coming out already! :thumleft:

With your permission I would like to re post some of your pics and FB comments here too (always with a reference of course)!?
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Re: 2015 Amageza Rallye
« Reply #768 on: August 29, 2015, 01:14:24 am »
Wow, this thread has seen 24,168 hits & 768 posts up until 00:15 on scrutineering day (see screenshot below)! :hello2:
Will be interesting to see how many we get in the next 8 days... :deal:

Thank you to all those who contributed so far!! :thumright:

Please keep posting on the Amageza 2015 - Official Thread (click here)
 
or

Click here to go to the latest post in the official thread.

Traditionally we start a new thread on Race day, but this year it starts on scrutineering so the riders have an opportunity to post their links as well.

See you on the other side! :thumleft:
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Re: 2015 Amageza Rallye - Buildup Thread
« Reply #769 on: September 07, 2015, 10:28:52 am »
Alex thanks for a wonderful rallye.  The scenery was amazing and it was well organized (with limited marshals and funding).

I especially enjoyed the food at Van Zyl's Rus, scenery in the Richtersveld and the the new friends I made en route.


Much appreciated