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Offline Kamanya

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Re: West Coast Baja 2016 Updates
« Reply #80 on: March 18, 2016, 08:36:20 pm »
As to the prologue, The results are not out yet.

But, wining it, if you are keen on doing well overall is not tactically a good idea.

Opening the stage, unless you are a master navigator is hard. It ups the pressure of having to be right. When you are in the front, there is that voice that reminds you that you are the rabbit... you fuck up once and the dogs behind will catch you.

Starting between 6th and 10th is quite an advantage; all your navigation is constantly being confirmed by the tracks ahead. The mindset is of the hunter - "I know what I am doing and I am just checking to see where my prey is making mistakes"

It takes supreme confidence to ride at the front.

Having said that, a downside of being behind is dust.

Dust is super dangerous and very tiring to ride in. When the guy ahead is only marginally slower, it takes quite some luck to find the right moments to pin the throttle to get close enough to make a pass. Most times, it's a bit of a lottery. Many guys have a personal rule about dust - never pass in it. (wait until the wind is right to pass) this means that many guys will ride for hours waiting patiently for a pass.
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Re: West Coast Baja 2016 Updates
« Reply #81 on: March 18, 2016, 08:46:01 pm »
I'm going to formally request BB to pray that there isn't a fog issue tomorrow morning.

We have hectic fog tonight on the lower West Coast  :(

We all know what that means to a stage........... :'(

So BB, if you are in Lima, do your best to beam it into the time line from West to East ............
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Re: West Coast Baja 2016 Updates
« Reply #82 on: March 18, 2016, 09:44:49 pm »
Yep, fog is always a big risk so close to the coast, if there is hopefully it will burn off quickly.


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Re: West Coast Baja 2016 Updates
« Reply #83 on: March 18, 2016, 09:50:04 pm »


GJ and Greg having some fun on the runway.


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Re: West Coast Baja 2016 Updates
« Reply #84 on: March 18, 2016, 09:55:52 pm »
 :sip:

Thanks for the updates. Looking forward to tomorrow.
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Re: West Coast Baja 2016 Updates
« Reply #85 on: March 19, 2016, 07:44:03 am »
Update from Team Verve and Starting positions.
Rainer had a problem with his GPS yesterday and is leading the field today. Quite nervous. Chris is 5th and Gary 38th after getting wire around his back wheel yesterday. All excited and nervous.
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Re: West Coast Baja 2016 Updates
« Reply #86 on: March 19, 2016, 08:29:11 am »
Chris Ogden leading and seems Peter How moving extremely slow - really hope he's OK - awesome person and racer

Rainer (White Rhino) doing excellent at the moment :ricky:
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Re: West Coast Baja 2016 Updates
« Reply #87 on: March 19, 2016, 09:02:18 am »
Kobus Potgieter doing the Superman move and taking a huge shortcut  :lol8:

That will move him at least 10 x positions upwards
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Re: West Coast Baja 2016 Updates
« Reply #88 on: March 19, 2016, 09:19:17 am »
Kobie, of blind pensioner fame has already lost Gideon and taken the scenic route. This is with about 60 bikes ahead of him making tracks. He must be riding by Braille!



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Re: West Coast Baja 2016 Updates
« Reply #89 on: March 19, 2016, 09:20:59 am »
Pity, Ardi and son Mike have both got broken bikes. Mike seems to be on the way to Alexander Bay. I would presume he has a fuel tank issue? Bikes still going but he's short coursing.
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Re: West Coast Baja 2016 Updates
« Reply #90 on: March 19, 2016, 09:30:17 am »
Chris who was part of our support crew is flying. He's amongst the front 3

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Re: West Coast Baja 2016 Updates
« Reply #91 on: March 19, 2016, 09:48:33 am »
Oops! That's going to sting later.

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Re: West Coast Baja 2016 Updates
« Reply #92 on: March 19, 2016, 09:53:50 am »
Eish ja!!!
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Re: West Coast Baja 2016 Updates
« Reply #93 on: March 19, 2016, 10:02:01 am »
Mark on a 450 bike must have followed him. I'll say it'll cost him an hour or more penalty.

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Re: West Coast Baja 2016 Updates
« Reply #94 on: March 19, 2016, 10:02:15 am »
Go Chris! Seems my bike was a lot faster than I was 😀

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Re: West Coast Baja 2016 Updates
« Reply #95 on: March 19, 2016, 10:14:26 am »
Stephen Milburn who is up the pointy end doesn't feature on the entrants list? But no 27 is Brian Bontekoning and he's blitzig!
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Re: West Coast Baja 2016 Updates
« Reply #96 on: March 19, 2016, 10:19:30 am »
GG might get lucky. But knowing StephenD who will be keeping score is pretty sharp!

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Re: West Coast Baja 2016 Updates
« Reply #97 on: March 19, 2016, 10:25:28 am »
I know the feeling...



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Re: West Coast Baja 2016 Updates
« Reply #98 on: March 19, 2016, 10:40:15 am »
Hope nothing serious, Greg Raaff, Peter How and Joey Evans have all stopped in the same place 137k's in. A marshal looks close too.
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Re: West Coast Baja 2016 Updates
« Reply #99 on: March 19, 2016, 11:09:38 am »
Peter has pushed or someone has pushed his SOS. Medic on the way. 3 others have stopped. Bugger!
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