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Offline Dwerg

Re: 2016 West Coast Baja
« Reply #60 on: October 10, 2015, 11:51:40 am »
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Re: 2016 West Coast Baja
« Reply #61 on: October 10, 2015, 03:04:22 pm »
I've ridden the Pela area twice in mid-summer. Last December, just after Amageza on some pretty similar routes, and February last year. It was brutally hot both times, and if one is suffering and stuck in soft sand it's a near killer... but the point of rally is to be booming along at speed, right?, so I can't see November as being such a bad call. The west coast sand is all quite close to the sea and much cooler.

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I agree.

I'd trade long boring distances, cooler temps and less daylight for hotter, harder routes with more navigation.
I wonder where that gravel road goes? And that, has usually made all the difference. (Apologies to Mr Frost)

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Re: 2016 West Coast Baja
« Reply #62 on: October 10, 2015, 03:19:34 pm »
I've ridden the Pela area twice in mid-summer. Last December, just after Amageza on some pretty similar routes, and February last year. It was brutally hot both times, and if one is suffering and stuck in soft sand it's a near killer... but the point of rally is to be booming along at speed, right?, so I can't see November as being such a bad call. The west coast sand is all quite close to the sea and much cooler.

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I agree.

I'd trade long boring distances, cooler temps and less daylight for hotter, harder routes with more navigation.

Me too. The heat just give this whole thing more the Dakar feeling.
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2016 West Coast Baja
« Reply #63 on: October 10, 2015, 10:59:58 pm »
The memories gets written on the day,  only a a few will survive to tell the tale, thats the good about a proper adventure, there like a bear kwadraad.


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Re: 2016 West Coast Baja
« Reply #64 on: October 11, 2015, 08:25:45 am »
The Lite option appeals to me.  A nice introduction to have a "look see" what this is all about and to determine if I am tough enough for this.
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Re: 2016 West Coast Baja
« Reply #65 on: October 11, 2015, 09:49:27 pm »
2: Looking at the Baja Mexico rally ( http://www.bajarallymoto.com/ ) They cater for DS bikes as well. This will mean a 'standard' 650 DS with E-Trex can give you the best fun ever. hell, you can actually ride to the event and back on Sunday.  >:D

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Re: 2016 West Coast Baja
« Reply #66 on: October 11, 2015, 10:11:05 pm »
This idea excites me too!! Amageza is probably a step too far but I would be very keen on this event. Ok, juts need to get a Rally bike then . . .
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Re: 2016 West Coast Baja
« Reply #67 on: October 11, 2015, 10:58:10 pm »
I've ridden the Pela area twice in mid-summer. Last December, just after Amageza on some pretty similar routes, and February last year. It was brutally hot both times, and if one is suffering and stuck in soft sand it's a near killer... but the point of rally is to be booming along at speed, right?, so I can't see November as being such a bad call. The west coast sand is all quite close to the sea and much cooler.

HTFU FFS!

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I agree.

I'd trade long boring distances, cooler temps and less daylight for hotter, harder routes with more navigation.

Yes please.
Hard in terms of riding - awesome!
Navigation - that makes it a rally and not an offroad flat out speed race.
And probably my most important criteria : no racing on public gravel roads-this is actually my biggest deciding factor for any future race for me personally.
If its anything like 2013 and 2014 amageza's then im there like a bear!  :thumleft:

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« Reply #68 on: October 12, 2015, 07:29:44 am »
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Re: 2016 West Coast Baja
« Reply #69 on: October 12, 2015, 11:56:09 am »
This sounds like something I would like to do.

Would be a pity to sell my 950 to get something smaller though......
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Re: 2016 West Coast Baja
« Reply #70 on: October 12, 2015, 12:22:10 pm »
I've ridden the Pela area twice in mid-summer. Last December, just after Amageza on some pretty similar routes, and February last year. It was brutally hot both times, and if one is suffering and stuck in soft sand it's a near killer... but the point of rally is to be booming along at speed, right?, so I can't see November as being such a bad call. The west coast sand is all quite close to the sea and much cooler.

HTFU FFS!

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I agree.

I'd trade long boring distances, cooler temps and less daylight for hotter, harder routes with more navigation.

Yes please.
Hard in terms of riding - awesome!
Navigation - that makes it a rally and not an offroad flat out speed race.
And probably my most important criteria : no racing on public gravel roads-this is actually my biggest deciding factor for any future race for me personally.
If its anything like 2013 and 2014 amageza's then im there like a bear!  :thumleft:



I disagree a bit. I agree well used public roads aren't cool for flat out racing, but there is a lot of skill riding to a speed limit on them when they are still part of a stage.

They are needed to connect the faster bits but it takes skill and concentration to maintain the limits around corners and not speed or lose time on the straights.

But 600k sections that are included in the racing stage is not cool and flipping dangerous. E.g. Stage 7
I wonder where that gravel road goes? And that, has usually made all the difference. (Apologies to Mr Frost)

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Re: 2016 West Coast Baja
« Reply #71 on: October 12, 2015, 12:57:46 pm »
This sounds great. You have my attention. :sip:
 

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Re: 2016 West Coast Baja
« Reply #72 on: October 12, 2015, 02:20:51 pm »
I've ridden the Pela area twice in mid-summer. Last December, just after Amageza on some pretty similar routes, and February last year. It was brutally hot both times, and if one is suffering and stuck in soft sand it's a near killer... but the point of rally is to be booming along at speed, right?, so I can't see November as being such a bad call. The west coast sand is all quite close to the sea and much cooler.

HTFU FFS!

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I agree.

I'd trade long boring distances, cooler temps and less daylight for hotter, harder routes with more navigation.

Yes please.
Hard in terms of riding - awesome!
Navigation - that makes it a rally and not an offroad flat out speed race.
And probably my most important criteria : no racing on public gravel roads-this is actually my biggest deciding factor for any future race for me personally.
If its anything like 2013 and 2014 amageza's then im there like a bear!  :thumleft:



I disagree a bit. I agree well used public roads aren't cool for flat out racing, but there is a lot of skill riding to a speed limit on them when they are still part of a stage.

They are needed to connect the faster bits but it takes skill and concentration to maintain the limits around corners and not speed or lose time on the straights.

But 600k sections that are included in the racing stage is not cool and flipping dangerous. E.g. Stage 7

Yes i was not clear there. Riding dirt road sections that are speed limited and still part of a SS im 100% for....that takes a hell of alot of concentration i agree!. (And is unavoidable i'm sure. ) But  what i mean is that putting public dirt roads in an SS with no speed limit....well thats only a short matter of time until someone dies. farmer joe is not expecting a 173km/hr 690 on the rev limiter...with a crazy rider on it screeming passed his driveway on the wrong side of the road. And lets be honest....thats what happens.
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Re: 2016 West Coast Baja
« Reply #73 on: October 12, 2015, 02:57:57 pm »
My 690 would not go more than 169 kph.  I thought you were going to build an F800GS based race bike for next year?  >:D

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Re: 2016 West Coast Baja
« Reply #74 on: October 12, 2015, 03:59:08 pm »
My 690 would not go more than 169 kph.  I thought you were going to build an F800GS based race bike for next year?  >:D

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Re: 2016 West Coast Baja
« Reply #75 on: October 13, 2015, 08:26:10 am »
If I already had a 950 (or 2, apparently  :P), I would definitely not think F8GS.  Mine drags its belly on a brick.  Not that this will be an issue in a sand drag race, but getting paddle tires in 190/17 might be :lol8:

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« Reply #76 on: October 19, 2015, 07:13:35 pm »
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Re: West coast BAJA and Amageza 2016
« Reply #77 on: October 19, 2015, 07:30:42 pm »
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Re: 2016 West Coast Baja - ENTRIES OPEN
« Reply #78 on: October 20, 2015, 12:09:47 pm »
ENTRIES ARE OPEN!

Everything is here: http://www.amageza.com/#!weste-coast-baja/lddzs

If you already registered on the shop, you can go straight here:
http://amageza.com/web/shop/index.php?route=product/category&path=76_79

If you are among the first 10 to enter and pay, you get one of the lani Cool-Max Amageza shirts.

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Re: 2016 West Coast Baja - ENTRIES OPEN
« Reply #79 on: October 20, 2015, 12:20:23 pm »
Super keen on the lite class!!
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