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Re: Amageza 2016: Its Time To Race!
« Reply #320 on: November 16, 2016, 07:46:48 am »
What a brilliant event. Top Marks Alex and team, was near perfect. Variety of terrain every single day, some flat bits, sand bits and rocky bits.

As Donovan put it simply (have done them all to date), best Amageza yet. Glad i was part of it.

Well done to Willem for a top class racing example and on winning the Dakar challenge. Cudos to you.

Well done to you too Rubiblue - 3rd in Restricted class and 6th overall yourself  :thumleft: :thumleft:

No mean feat either

Well done to Alex and his team, all riders and support staff for a great Amageza
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Re: Amageza 2016: Its Time To Race!
« Reply #321 on: November 16, 2016, 07:32:00 pm »
First Amageza --> Done and finished. Next Amageza (I hope it's coming) is waiting.

For me this was first time in South Africa and must honestly say that it was perfect place for rally racing. You have everything there, soft sand, jeep tracks for thousands of miles, rocky mountain areas and even some dunes, open areas...everything.

Sometimes at the beginning it was a bit difficult to understand rb makers idea where we have to go and I was more or less lost. I think since 3rd day I got better confidence for navigation and was able to give more throttle. Anyway just in case when refueling I took allways full tank, 35liter total. A few times there was left enough for another round...

Italian lady worked like a swiss clock through the hole race, only one mistake was nearly flat battery in one morning (own mistake). There was some really fast places and little V2 was roaring like a bigger lion and gps says that 179kmh was top speed. Not bad for 5years old ex dakar bike?

Thanks for everyone and special thanks for MalleMoto guys.

Greetings from snowy and cold Finland,
Jori #20
 

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Re: Amageza 2016: Its Time To Race!
« Reply #322 on: November 16, 2016, 07:37:33 pm »
First Amageza --> Done and finished. Next Amageza (I hope it's coming) is waiting.

For me this was first time in South Africa and must honestly say that it was perfect place for rally racing. You have everything there, soft sand, jeep tracks for thousands of miles, rocky mountain areas and even some dunes, open areas...everything.

Sometimes at the beginning it was a bit difficult to understand rb makers idea where we have to go and I was more or less lost. I think since 3rd day I got better confidence for navigation and was able to give more throttle. Anyway just in case when refueling I took allways full tank, 35liter total. A few times there was left enough for another round...

Italian lady worked like a swiss clock through the hole race, only one mistake was nearly flat battery in one morning (own mistake). There was some really fast places and little V2 was roaring like a bigger lion and gps says that 179kmh was top speed. Not bad for 5years old ex dakar bike?

Thanks for everyone and special thanks for MalleMoto guys.

Greetings from snowy and cold Finland,
Jori #20

Nice meeting you.
Hope seeing you again.
 

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Re: Amageza 2016: Its Time To Race!
« Reply #323 on: November 16, 2016, 10:27:50 pm »
Hey guys,

This was a spectacular event and as many said definitely not easy!!! Incredible routes and terrain!!! Perfect roadbook!!!

I think Alex Nel has taken this sport to the next level and the high finish rate says a lot about rider skills and preparation, each year it will get better and better. Guys train harder and build better bikes, learn from others and own mistakes and so everyone levels up.

Doing my first Malle Moto was daunting... BUT I actually had a team of 15 riders to encourage and support me... who can say that? Malle Moto all the way!!! There's a brotherhood in the Malle Moto camp! Thanks to Antal for the spare ICO cable and Claude for helping me fix my handlebar on the marathon stage.

Was also great to meet new guys like Grazer (Jonathan) and a whole lot of others, also great to be in Joey and Neil's presence to learn from them by looking. Then thanks to Gerrit, Claude, Marcel, Rudi, J3thro and Donovan and Jori for a good time.

To all the marshals: you did great!!!

BTW: the water hole that caught Geoff Patterson was almost mine too...

Happy with the result :-)

Cheers,
Alex
 

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Re: Amageza 2016: Its Time To Race!
« Reply #324 on: November 16, 2016, 10:43:22 pm »
Geoff's waterhole... only a handguard shows...
 

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Re: Amageza 2016: Its Time To Race!
« Reply #325 on: November 16, 2016, 10:44:53 pm »
A fat road book... Coke can size!
 

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Re: Amageza 2016: Its Time To Race!
« Reply #326 on: November 16, 2016, 10:46:28 pm »
Broken roadbook holder and tower... Marcel :-(
 

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Re: Amageza 2016: Its Time To Race!
« Reply #327 on: November 17, 2016, 06:29:30 am »
What's news of Mark Kapnoudhis?  I do hope his recovery is going well.
 

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Re: Amageza 2016: Its Time To Race!
« Reply #328 on: November 17, 2016, 07:19:14 am »
First Amageza --> Done and finished. Next Amageza (I hope it's coming) is waiting.

For me this was first time in South Africa and must honestly say that it was perfect place for rally racing. You have everything there, soft sand, jeep tracks for thousands of miles, rocky mountain areas and even some dunes, open areas...everything.

Sometimes at the beginning it was a bit difficult to understand rb makers idea where we have to go and I was more or less lost. I think since 3rd day I got better confidence for navigation and was able to give more throttle. Anyway just in case when refueling I took allways full tank, 35liter total. A few times there was left enough for another round...

Italian lady worked like a swiss clock through the hole race, only one mistake was nearly flat battery in one morning (own mistake). There was some really fast places and little V2 was roaring like a bigger lion and gps says that 179kmh was top speed. Not bad for 5years old ex dakar bike?

Thanks for everyone and special thanks for MalleMoto guys.

Greetings from snowy and cold Finland,
Jori #20
Well done Jori !
It was a joy to have been your Malle Moto marshal  . . .
Come back soon . . . and bring your mates along to a sunny South Africa ?
 

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Re: Amageza 2016: Its Time To Race!
« Reply #329 on: November 17, 2016, 07:27:28 am »
Hey guys,

This was a spectacular event and as many said definitely not easy!!! Incredible routes and terrain!!! Perfect roadbook!!!

I think Alex Nel has taken this sport to the next level and the high finish rate says a lot about rider skills and preparation, each year it will get better and better. Guys train harder and build better bikes, learn from others and own mistakes and so everyone levels up.

Doing my first Malle Moto was daunting... BUT I actually had a team of 15 riders to encourage and support me... who can say that? Malle Moto all the way!!! There's a brotherhood in the Malle Moto camp! Thanks to Antal for the spare ICO cable and Claude for helping me fix my handlebar on the marathon stage.

Was also great to meet new guys like Grazer (Jonathan) and a whole lot of others, also great to be in Joey and Neil's presence to learn from them by looking. Then thanks to Gerrit, Claude, Marcel, Rudi, J3thro and Donovan and Jori for a good time.

To all the marshals: you did great!!!

BTW: the water hole that caught Geoff Patterson was almost mine too...

Happy with the result :-)

Cheers,
Alex
Also to you Alex , mooi so , well done ! . . . and to all Malle Moto riders. Respect to you all ! WOW !
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Re: Amageza 2016: Its Time To Race!
« Reply #330 on: November 17, 2016, 08:42:57 am »
What's news of Mark Kapnoudhis?  I do hope his recovery is going well.

He got to Upington yesterday.  Broke a piece off from his upper pelvis.
 

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Re: Amageza 2016: Its Time To Race!
« Reply #331 on: November 17, 2016, 08:43:27 am »
Geoff's waterhole... only a handguard shows...

Shite!
 

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Re: Amageza 2016: Its Time To Race!
« Reply #332 on: November 17, 2016, 09:35:49 am »
Geoff's waterhole... only a handguard shows...

Truly the outstanding picture of Amageza 2016! Even if you have to look a little closer...  :laughing4:


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Re: Amageza 2016: Its Time To Race!
« Reply #333 on: November 17, 2016, 11:30:27 am »
Geoff's waterhole... only a handguard shows...

Truly the outstanding picture of Amageza 2016! Even if you have to look a little closer...  :laughing4:



Hell! I hope he didn't swallow any of that stuff.
 

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Re: Amageza 2016: Its Time To Race!
« Reply #334 on: November 17, 2016, 12:57:50 pm »
Geoff's waterhole... only a handguard shows...

Classic story. Drowning your bike in the one and only water hole among endless spaces of dust and sand.. Glad you survived to tell your story Geoff  :thumleft:

On the picture, did you enter the water from the camera view point?
 

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Re: Amageza 2016: Its Time To Race!
« Reply #335 on: November 17, 2016, 02:01:09 pm »
I believe he came from left to right? Greg had to help pull him out, was trapped under the bike. Apparently he had weeds hanging off his helmet like some kind of crazy swamp monster. ;D

When I came past I did not notice the bike, and thought Greg had crashed. It was a sharp curve in the RB, but it caught a few of us out. It was tricky dodging the other bikes that had stopped. I understand he passed Donovan in the dust just before missing the turn.

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Re: Amageza 2016: Its Time To Race!
« Reply #336 on: November 23, 2016, 10:49:47 pm »
What a great Camaraderie Team  !







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Re: Amageza 2016: Its Time To Race!
« Reply #337 on: November 23, 2016, 11:56:21 pm »
Passop vir Koos op Scruiteneering , Hy bring sy vrou saam >

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Re: Amageza 2016: Its Time To Race!
« Reply #338 on: November 23, 2016, 11:58:01 pm »
Nee wat , daardie petrol pyp is geskaaf , vervang dit asb. ?

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Re: Amageza 2016: Its Time To Race!
« Reply #339 on: November 24, 2016, 12:00:39 am »
My "Trainee" Scruteneers were Top Knotch,
Thanks CP en Jaco ! Julle was op die ball !

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