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Amageza 2016: Its Time To Race!
« on: November 02, 2016, 03:05:52 pm »
Hey guys,

To all of you going to race, see you in Upington Saturday evening for the opening and briefing for Stage 1! For those of you who would like to spectate, here is the first map. I will make some more maps of the other stages and post here as well. If you are at one of the bivouac towns, and you come per bike. Let them get hold of me, and I'll make a plan for you to come scope out the bivvie. We cannot let you hang around at night though as we pay per head for everything! If you do go to one of the spectator points, your GPS should be able to route you there. Please take care and don't get hurt. We have no extra medics to assist. You will be on your own. The resources are for the guys racing. Please stay off any Jeep track around a spectator point as you will have a competitor up your nostril sooner than you can say duckwalk!

We will also have a moving map display with the competitor trackers displayed. This will go live soon as well. You won't be able to see the marshal and aircraft trackers. Please keep in mind that the trackers sometimes go AWOL. This means that the location gets held up upstream of the server. Eventually it comes through and the rider jumps a couple of km's up the road. But PLEASE DON'T call the OPS phone. She is monitoring all movements and will alert me sitting somewhere under the wing of a Bushbaby (Yes, my Gyro is still broke) waiting for her call to go find the lost lamb. Enjoy it guys. This one is going to be epic!
 

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Re: Amageza 2016: Its Time To Race!
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2016, 03:22:06 pm »
Can't wait - see you all there!
 

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Re: Amageza 2016: Its Time To Race!
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2016, 03:26:43 pm »
Thank you Alex for putting together another event like this. We (read I) who bitch and moan the most also appreciate your efforts the most.

You, Marie-Louise and the team really came through on this one. Zee ya Saterday!  :ricky:



 
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Re: Amageza 2016: Its Time To Race!
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2016, 03:42:57 pm »
Thank you Alex for putting together another event like this. We (read I) who bitch and moan the most also appreciate your efforts the most.

You, Marie-Louise and the team really came through on this one. Zee ya Saterday!  :ricky:


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Love it. Lambs. ;D Cant wait now.
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Re: Amageza 2016: Its Time To Race!
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2016, 03:56:36 pm »
White Rhino and I will be there as spectators until Monday

Good luck Team Verve
Enjoy the race guys  :thumleft:
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Re: Amageza 2016: Its Time To Race!
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2016, 04:16:19 pm »
Chief Alexander

rephrase: "me sitting somewhere under the wing of a Bushbaby" Ja right... you will be sitting.... ha ha - you funny...

Can't wait for this Amageza 2016 to start now!!! Let's go!!
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Re: Amageza 2016: Its Time To Race!
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2016, 04:20:52 pm »
Here we go, started to do final packing !
 

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Re: Amageza 2016: Its Time To Race!
« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2016, 04:51:30 pm »
White Rhino and I will be there as spectators until Monday

Good luck Team Verve
Enjoy the race guys  :thumleft:
Indeed - getting very exciting - looking forward to seeing this blast off!
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Re: Amageza 2016: Its Time To Race!
« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2016, 05:07:28 pm »
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Re: Amageza 2016: Its Time To Race!
« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2016, 05:10:15 pm »
Scrat you racing this year?

Will shout for you on the Husky.
 

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Re: Amageza 2016: Its Time To Race!
« Reply #10 on: November 02, 2016, 05:15:32 pm »
Scrat you racing this year?

Will shout for you on the Husky.

Kykdaar.... jy moet ophou shout en self kom saam ry... lol
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Re: Amageza 2016: Its Time To Race!
« Reply #11 on: November 02, 2016, 05:32:37 pm »
Scrat you racing this year?

Will shout for you on the Husky.

Kykdaar.... jy moet ophou shout en self kom saam ry... lol

Nee ek is te bangat (en hou te veel van loaf) om daai ding te doen. ;D

Dink nou eers daaraan dat ek verlof moes gevat het en kom support het met n bakkievrag vol Husky parte. As ek reg onthou ry Scrat n SM610 en ek het genoeg spares om daai bike in die veld oor te bou as dit moet.

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Re: Amageza 2016: Its Time To Race!
« Reply #12 on: November 02, 2016, 05:48:25 pm »
Thank you Alex for putting together another event like this. We (read I) who bitch and moan the most also appreciate your efforts the most.
You, Marie-Louise and the team really came through on this one. Zee ya Saterday!  :ricky:

I am very chuffed that you are riding  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Amageza 2016: Its Time To Race!
« Reply #13 on: November 02, 2016, 09:15:46 pm »
Here is the entry list in with the numbering in chronological order and the malle moto guys in blue. They the 15 guys who are not going to be doing it with any team or outside assistance at all.

You will also notice that the 450's start with No 1 and the bgger bikes like the 690s start with No 101. The only quad is 301. Looks like no cars this year. Total of 46 entrants. Hopefully everyone gets to start. I got a learners licence this time round just in case they don't like my Peruvian one! My bike is even legal. ;)




17 big bikes and 26 450's so the lighter bikes are being favoured. Will there be enough open space for the bigger bikes to dominate? I think with the shortened stages and looping nature of th rally we may find ourselvs in more technical terrain than last year.

27 KTM's will be racing and 12 Husqvarnas. Then comes the Yamaha;s only 3 of us excluding the quad. One Honda, one Aprillia and one BMW. So a nice, on-sided mix which is not that surprising really.. ;D
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Re: Amageza 2016: Its Time To Race!
« Reply #14 on: November 02, 2016, 09:19:05 pm »
Looking at the names, there are some really fast guys in this one. The top 10 of each set of riders 1-10 and 101-110 are mostly the guys came in the top 20 last year. This will be the group to watch. Then there will be the race within the race. The malle moto guys, who most if not all I believe have entered the Dakar challenge as well. The winner of this group will be getting a free ticket to the Dakar.

Then my favourite is to follow the slower guys who do the most amount of riding in the worst conditions, the ones who come in at 2 in the morning to start the next stage less than 4 hours later.

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Re: Amageza 2016: Its Time To Race!
« Reply #15 on: November 03, 2016, 08:46:39 am »
Watch Hentie Hanekom, winner 2 years back.  He is 114.  So, the top 10 of each set is not the end-all.  Also weird is Joey.  #109, but he is on a 450.  Rudi Tour Neethling is back on a Honda XR400.  Will be interesting to watch after years on the big machines.
 

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Re: Amageza 2016: Its Time To Race!
« Reply #16 on: November 03, 2016, 10:05:37 am »
Hello gents... well let the games bigin :biggrin: :ricky:
Good luck to all racing be safe have fun  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Amageza 2016: Its Time To Race!
« Reply #17 on: November 03, 2016, 10:11:30 am »
Here is the entry list in with the numbering in chronological order and the malle moto guys in blue. They the 15 guys who are not going to be doing it with any team or outside assistance at all.

You will also notice that the 450's start with No 1 and the bgger bikes like the 690s start with No 101. The only quad is 301. Looks like no cars this year. Total of 46 entrants. Hopefully everyone gets to start. I got a learners licence this time round just in case they don't like my Peruvian one! My bike is even legal. ;)




17 big bikes and 26 450's so the lighter bikes are being favoured. Will there be enough open space for the bigger bikes to dominate? I think with the shortened stages and looping nature of th rally we may find ourselvs in more technical terrain than last year.

27 KTM's will be racing and 12 Husqvarnas. Then comes the Yamaha;s only 3 of us excluding the quad. One Honda, one Aprillia and one BMW. So a nice, on-sided mix which is not that surprising really.. ;D

Nice to see your name up there again Neil, good luck  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Amageza 2016: Its Time To Race!
« Reply #18 on: November 03, 2016, 10:24:20 am »
More Spectator points.

Please read the notes at the bottom of each image.

Guys, please, please stay off the race route. No matter how fast you think you are, these competitors are insanely fast. If you should fall on a Jeep track, and you are trying to pick up your hog, you are going to get trampled.

If this spectator thing works out, we can do it in future again.

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Re: Amageza 2016: Its Time To Race!
« Reply #19 on: November 03, 2016, 10:26:38 am »
And the GPS Way-point files for the Spectator Points...