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Re: West Coast Baja 2016 Updates
« Reply #160 on: March 20, 2016, 04:49:45 pm »
Thanks for the really fantastic updates guys. What a lot of drama! Loving it.

Seems quite a few guys are maybe riding a little too fast and crashing? Hope no one got too badly hurt. That road book looks extremely detailed, with tulips just a couple of hundred meters apart...makes for slower riding especially if you are not used to riding to a road book, but I'm guessing the it was a lot more precise. :thumleft:

I guess the vid's came from Justin. Bummed about your mechanical.

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Re: West Coast Baja 2016 Updates
« Reply #161 on: March 20, 2016, 05:29:34 pm »
Results out yet?

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Re: West Coast Baja 2016 Updates
« Reply #162 on: March 20, 2016, 05:43:10 pm »
Hoping Buff can get them for us again. :deal:

I tried through official lines and got absolutely nowhere....I dont think they realize how important it is to get the provisional results out for the those following. :(
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Re: West Coast Baja 2016 Updates
« Reply #163 on: March 20, 2016, 05:43:22 pm »
Results not out yet.

What an absolute fun event!!!!

Prologue, had a blast  :biggrin:
Stage 1, navigation awesome, made two small mistakes combined less than 1km extra.  Waited for Mike did not know he did not start.  Lost 40 odd minutes that way, dumb mistake from me.
Missed second cutoff because of that.
Stage 2, had a great start at the back, caught a few guys, then on the big dune at the top I accidetally stepped on gear lever and went down a gear with throttle pinned.  Flipped bike which then attacked me, injured both knees, left just quite sore but OK, right fucking painfull probably ligament will have it checked out tomorrow.  Rally tower and roadbook holder ISM as well.

Have a few photos will post when back tomorrow.

Almost beer time...
 

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Re: West Coast Baja 2016 Updates
« Reply #164 on: March 20, 2016, 05:58:41 pm »
Sorry about the off Geel Kat.

Kan nie wag vir pics nie. Klink awesome.
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Re: West Coast Baja 2016 Updates
« Reply #165 on: March 20, 2016, 06:31:39 pm »
Seems there's issues regarding the 4 Lite riders going the wrong way so results delayed. GJ obviously very disappointed, he was having a jol.


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Re: West Coast Baja 2016 Updates
« Reply #166 on: March 20, 2016, 06:32:19 pm »
Sorry to hear about the bad luck Kobus, hope it's nothing too serious.


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Re: West Coast Baja 2016 Updates
« Reply #167 on: March 20, 2016, 06:41:35 pm »
The fact that there was a loop (it seems) must have made it difficult for the lite guys. Would be diffucult to determine which way to head i would presume.
 

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Re: West Coast Baja 2016 Updates
« Reply #168 on: March 20, 2016, 07:21:26 pm »
Results not out yet.

What an absolute fun event!!!!

Prologue, had a blast  :biggrin:
Stage 1, navigation awesome, made two small mistakes combined less than 1km extra.  Waited for Mike did not know he did not start.  Lost 40 odd minutes that way, dumb mistake from me.
Missed second cutoff because of that.
Stage 2, had a great start at the back, caught a few guys, then on the big dune at the top I accidetally stepped on gear lever and went down a gear with throttle pinned.  Flipped bike which then attacked me, injured both knees, left just quite sore but OK, right fucking painfull probably ligament will have it checked out tomorrow.  Rally tower and roadbook holder ISM as well.

Have a few photos will post when back tomorrow.

Almost beer time...

Well done on making it! Thanks for the update GK. :thumleft:

Hope the kneemonia is not a ligament.
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Re: West Coast Baja 2016 Updates
« Reply #169 on: March 20, 2016, 08:16:37 pm »
Results not out yet.

What an absolute fun event!!!!

Prologue, had a blast  :biggrin:
Stage 1, navigation awesome, made two small mistakes combined less than 1km extra.  Waited for Mike did not know he did not start.  Lost 40 odd minutes that way, dumb mistake from me.
Missed second cutoff because of that.
Stage 2, had a great start at the back, caught a few guys, then on the big dune at the top I accidetally stepped on gear lever and went down a gear with throttle pinned.  Flipped bike which then attacked me, injured both knees, left just quite sore but OK, right fucking painfull probably ligament will have it checked out tomorrow.  Rally tower and roadbook holder ISM as well.

Have a few photos will post when back tomorrow.

Almost beer time...
:'( hoop als is ok..
 

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« Reply #170 on: March 20, 2016, 08:44:38 pm »
Baja routes were amazing but what a mess of the rest!  8.20 and no results no prize giving. Cold miserable tent not even a drink! Alex a stickler for the rules and time but not when it applies to him!  Every briefing late!  Suspect like 2014 late event and we'll post your medal!

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« Reply #171 on: March 20, 2016, 11:41:10 pm »
Baja routes were amazing but what a mess of the rest!  8.20 and no results no prize giving. Cold miserable tent not even a drink! Alex a stickler for the rules and time but not when it applies to him!  Every briefing late!  Suspect like 2014 late event and we'll post your medal!

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The prize giving started with a slide show at 8.30? That's only 30 minutes after the published time was to have been in the program.
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Re: West Coast Baja 2016 Updates
« Reply #172 on: March 20, 2016, 11:46:23 pm »
And the winner is?
 

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Re: West Coast Baja 2016 Updates
« Reply #173 on: March 21, 2016, 07:38:31 am »
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Re: West Coast Baja 2016 Updates
« Reply #174 on: March 21, 2016, 07:42:55 am »
And the winner is?


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Re: West Coast Baja 2016 Updates
« Reply #175 on: March 21, 2016, 07:43:36 am »
For those who have not done a rally, this is the finest video showing how much thinking goes into trying to chase that roll of paper.

Lyndon has achieved a top 10 on a stage in the 2014 Dakar. As a privateer it's outstanding.

His video shows just how much goes on mentally, emotionally and physically trying to decipher and deal with the roadbook and the track.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQiqxbKxCR4&feature=em-subs_digest

And while we are waiting, to get you in the mood for the Amageza, check out what the top guys look like in the same dunes. This is Pal Anders, chasing Laia Sanz, Mark Coma and a few others....

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/sJT3VUHU2NA" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/sJT3VUHU2NA</a>
Amazing how smooth they are.
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Re: West Coast Baja 2016 Updates
« Reply #176 on: March 21, 2016, 08:03:40 am »
Neil,
Do you know what is the story with Pal Anders? He seem to have vanished off the face of the earth, he was one of may favorite riders, and he is so incredibly fast and his interviews with the press are hilarious! He just always seems like such a fun and positive guy. Maybe he ran out of money and is struggling to find sponsorship, if this is the case, it is really sad as he is such a talented rider!!




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Re: West Coast Baja 2016 Updates
« Reply #177 on: March 21, 2016, 08:15:23 am »
I'm still haven't seen the final results either but I know the 4 that took the loop in the wrong direction got slapped with a 30m time penalty. GJ is obviously disappointed but reckons it's a lot better than a disqualification  :thumleft:
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Re: West Coast Baja 2016 Updates
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Re: West Coast Baja 2016 Updates
« Reply #179 on: March 21, 2016, 08:27:39 am »
Out of interest - were they running the guys on the GPS tracks and the guys on the roadbooks on the same tracks at the same time?