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Offline Bill the Bong

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Re: West Coast Baja 2016 Updates
« Reply #60 on: March 18, 2016, 02:35:39 pm »
No, Willem has taken up off-road racing in a bakkie type special vehicle (Century Racing).  Kicking ass there as well.
 

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Re: West Coast Baja 2016 Updates
« Reply #61 on: March 18, 2016, 02:38:13 pm »
Dig the screen!



Pretty!







Parc feme

Riders are not allowed to touch the bikes again till the prologue.



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Re: West Coast Baja 2016 Updates
« Reply #62 on: March 18, 2016, 02:40:11 pm »
No, Willem has taken up off-road racing in a bakkie type special vehicle (Century Racing).  Kicking ass there as well.

Ahh, Ok, I do remember this chap, he's done the Amageza too. He was there in 2015. Can't remember his name though
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Re: West Coast Baja 2016 Updates
« Reply #63 on: March 18, 2016, 02:40:51 pm »
Some serious guys




KTM bike - BMW clothing . . . can't help but like the guy  :3some:
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Re: West Coast Baja 2016 Updates
« Reply #64 on: March 18, 2016, 03:05:14 pm »
Some serious guys




KTM bike - BMW clothing . . . can't help but like the guy  :3some:

It's better than that...

That's a factory KTM450RR... and his team mate Peter is on a BMW 450 (BMW badged, albeit with a rotax motor)

Roger is the Dealer Principle of a bike shop. Not only that, it's a BMW Motorad one.

He's kak fast!

http://www.bmwgroup-dealers.co.za/opencms/sites/MOTORRAD/Ryder_Motorrad/The_Team/
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Re: West Coast Baja 2016 Updates
« Reply #65 on: March 18, 2016, 03:10:05 pm »
Some serious guys




KTM bike - BMW clothing . . . can't help but like the guy  :3some:

It's better than that...

That's a factory KTM690RR... and

Roger is the Dealer Principle, not only that, it's a BMW Motorad one.

He's kak fast!

http://www.bmwgroup-dealers.co.za/opencms/sites/MOTORRAD/Ryder_Motorrad/The_Team/

You mean a 450RR Andrew..?  :thumleft:
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Re: West Coast Baja 2016 Updates
« Reply #66 on: March 18, 2016, 03:11:51 pm »
You mean a 450RR Andrew..?

Ha! Yes. Edited!
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« Reply #67 on: March 18, 2016, 04:19:08 pm »
Prologue started at 16:00...no pics yet
 

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Re: West Coast Baja 2016 Updates
« Reply #68 on: March 18, 2016, 04:20:03 pm »
Rogers other team mate is Greg Raaff another Dakar finisher!
Those three together Roger, Peter and Greg are a formidable team, seriously quick all of them!
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Re: West Coast Baja 2016 Updates
« Reply #69 on: March 18, 2016, 04:25:00 pm »
Prologue is only 3.8km's, which rather disappointing, I was expecting it to be around 50km's? Isn't that what was mentioned initially?
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Re: West Coast Baja 2016 Updates
« Reply #70 on: March 18, 2016, 04:39:02 pm »
Been on the tracking site. No tracking for the prologue i take it as it is over pretty fast.
 

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Re: West Coast Baja 2016 Updates
« Reply #71 on: March 18, 2016, 05:01:47 pm »
Sub.
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Re: West Coast Baja 2016 Updates
« Reply #72 on: March 18, 2016, 06:13:55 pm »
I'm in.

Any hints about the route?
 

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Re: West Coast Baja 2016 Updates
« Reply #73 on: March 18, 2016, 06:40:57 pm »
Ek weet nie veel nie, maar ek is nou so lus om daar te wees...om reg te maak vir 'n race môre, ek werk sommer aan my eie bike...met 'n wizza 8) ;D



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Re: West Coast Baja 2016 Updates
« Reply #74 on: March 18, 2016, 07:00:58 pm »
So they paraded through the sprawling megalopolis of Port Nolloth, the economic hub of, um, ahh, ok so they rode though it.

Then there was the prologue. A 4k sprint on a GPS track. A straight, then some sandy twisty a few corners and back.

There was a 500m aircraft runway straight to start with. What boy with a throttle, a hord of fellow competitors and the entire population of Port Nolloth watching is not going to make like Tarlton raceway dragster?







The aforementioned pensioner Gideon broke with tradition and wheelied the entire length of the runway.

 
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Re: West Coast Baja 2016 Updates
« Reply #75 on: March 18, 2016, 07:08:00 pm »
They've got their roadbooks.... actually it might be rather called their Road Encyclopaedia! Its only 257k's but will need to be chopped in half at least to fit the roadbook holder.

Alex took some harsh criticism last year for a overly sparse roadbook that had a few critical errors. It looks like what ever they will be riding will be a puzzle of note. It will be interesting to see the highest speed attained. Normally a thick roadbook means tricky navigating and many things to be careful of.

I'm going to say that the winning time will be about 3 and half hours. Average Joe will take 5 hours.





That's one mother of a roadbook!



 
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Re: West Coast Baja 2016 Updates
« Reply #76 on: March 18, 2016, 07:35:42 pm »
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Re: West Coast Baja 2016 Updates
« Reply #77 on: March 18, 2016, 07:39:45 pm »
So who won the day for a bit of glory??

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Re: West Coast Baja 2016 Updates
« Reply #78 on: March 18, 2016, 08:10:00 pm »
So who won the day for a bit of glory??

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Re: West Coast Baja 2016 Updates
« Reply #79 on: March 18, 2016, 08:24:00 pm »
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
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