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Re: 2017 West Coast Baja: The Race is ON!!!
« Reply #140 on: January 18, 2017, 08:52:56 am »
Do you guys think these stages are doable on a 990?

If you ride like Sam or Barreda, yes. It was answered before. :thumleft:
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Re: 2017 West Coast Baja: The Race is ON!!!
« Reply #141 on: January 18, 2017, 08:53:29 am »
Okay maybe not that bad, but it would be an afkak I think. ;)
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Re: 2017 West Coast Baja: The Race is ON!!!
« Reply #142 on: January 18, 2017, 09:32:02 am »
Is daai 701 se suspensie al gesort?
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Re: 2017 West Coast Baja: The Race is ON!!!
« Reply #143 on: January 18, 2017, 09:33:19 am »
Do you guys think these stages are doable on a 990?

Think its gonna be as technical as last year's Baja. 

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Re: 2017 West Coast Baja: The Race is ON!!!
« Reply #144 on: January 18, 2017, 09:53:07 am »
Quite few guys lurking in the wings, not wanting to commit.

Come on guys - you know you you are: If you don't register, you won't go. Don't Leave it to late.

Timing is off for me unfortunately. Changed jobs so I forfeited my bonus (aka racing money) and don't have leave yet anyway  :'(

Hopefully next year  :thumleft:
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Re: 2017 West Coast Baja: The Race is ON!!!
« Reply #145 on: January 18, 2017, 12:11:17 pm »
Do you guys think these stages are doable on a 990?

 

Adie

Last years Baja was quite hectic for a newbie like myself. This year the distances are longer...Amageza longer...hopefully less technical so that the newbies can manage...not catch a skrik. Hoping Alex keeps in mind that he needs to gain new riders...and hopefully not give us Devils Breath to ride on day 1....aftjop was dit darm....but there will be sand...and lots of it!!!! So excited!!



Does anybody know how many entries the Baja has this year to date?
 

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Re: 2017 West Coast Baja: The Race is ON!!!
« Reply #146 on: January 18, 2017, 05:46:20 pm »
Quite few guys lurking in the wings, not wanting to commit.

Come on guys - you know you you are: If you don't register, you won't go. Don't Leave it to late.

Timing is off for me unfortunately. Changed jobs so I forfeited my bonus (aka racing money) and don't have leave yet anyway  :'(

Hopefully next year  :thumleft:

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Re: 2017 West Coast Baja: The Race is ON!!!
« Reply #147 on: January 18, 2017, 06:36:58 pm »
Ek het Chris.  :wav:

Gaan ek jou daar sien?
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Re: 2017 West Coast Baja: The Race is ON!!!
« Reply #148 on: January 19, 2017, 09:15:56 am »
Once again we are left with interesting choices here:

Off-Road Class ('Lite'): This was created to cater for the guy who wants to test a long distance race without having to spend R20 000 on tanks and navigation equipment. It was never intended for a entry-level rider. Now this is not a bad idea, maybe a green a red route.
  • Green: Not technical rock or dune/soft sand.
  • Red: The tough stuff, Amageza style.

Rallye:
The normal Amageza-style & distance. All on a road-book.

If adding a green route to the Off-Road Class will mean more entries, I'm all for it! I understand now (it's takes time for me to learn....) that not everyone wants to sleep under a bush and carry their bike over a mountain....  :biggrin:

Although a full on bivvie with food, tents and toilets are not currently envisaged (due to unknown number of entries), we working on a PROPER end function though. Pool party, cash bar, braai with salads, rolls and malva pudding....  :lol8:

I have gone through all the emails regarding after the request for feedback. I will post some of the common questions and replies in due time. (After I have bandaged my wrists.... ;D) For those of you who replied, thanks!

Let me know what you think regarding GREEN and RED route Or maybe name it a Bronze and Silver route. (Gold for the rally class?).  It will mean more time finding routes, but if that will add a new class of rider and get more okes riding, then I'm game if you are?
 

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Re: 2017 West Coast Baja: The Race is ON!!!
« Reply #149 on: January 19, 2017, 09:34:06 am »
Very dark red route for the lites.  Pink for the rallye weanies that need a whole roll of toilet paper to show them the way.
 

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Re: 2017 West Coast Baja: The Race is ON!!!
« Reply #150 on: January 19, 2017, 10:07:05 am »
Quite few guys lurking in the wings, not wanting to commit.

Come on guys - you know you you are: If you don't register, you won't go. Don't Leave it to late.

Timing is off for me unfortunately. Changed jobs so I forfeited my bonus (aka racing money) and don't have leave yet anyway  :'(

Hopefully next year  :thumleft:

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Ai Ai - as jy dan nie die budget het nie, dis oor n lang naweek so kom Marshal dan? Onthou jy 2014?? Dit was mos lekker!!

Ek dink jy verwar my met kleinhandjies  ;D Ek het ongelukkig ten minste 2 dae nodig net om in Port Nolloth uit te kom

Ek onthou 2014 baie goed. Eks die ou wat elke keer by die check points aan gekom het en gelyk het of hy besig is om te vrek van babelas  :lol8:


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Re: 2017 West Coast Baja: The Race is ON!!!
« Reply #151 on: January 19, 2017, 01:13:19 pm »
Very dark red route for the lites.  Pink for the rallye weanies that need a whole roll of toilet paper to show them the way.

Bill only needs the refuel points, he can find the race route with a single thought... :DRUIDD:
 

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Re: 2017 West Coast Baja: The Race is ON!!!
« Reply #152 on: January 19, 2017, 01:49:08 pm »
Once again we are left with interesting choices here:

Off-Road Class ('Lite'): This was created to cater for the guy who wants to test a long distance race without having to spend R20 000 on tanks and navigation equipment. It was never intended for a entry-level rider. Now this is not a bad idea, maybe a green a red route.
  • Green: Not technical rock or dune/soft sand.
  • Red: The tough stuff, Amageza style.

Rallye:
The normal Amageza-style & distance. All on a road-book.

If adding a green route to the Off-Road Class will mean more entries, I'm all for it! I understand now (it's takes time for me to learn....) that not everyone wants to sleep under a bush and carry their bike over a mountain....  :biggrin:

Although a full on bivvie with food, tents and toilets are not currently envisaged (due to unknown number of entries), we working on a PROPER end function though. Pool party, cash bar, braai with salads, rolls and malva pudding....  :lol8:

I have gone through all the emails regarding after the request for feedback. I will post some of the common questions and replies in due time. (After I have bandaged my wrists.... ;D) For those of you who replied, thanks!

Let me know what you think regarding GREEN and RED route Or maybe name it a Bronze and Silver route. (Gold for the rally class?).  It will mean more time finding routes, but if that will add a new class of rider and get more okes riding, then I'm game if you are?

Great Stuff Alex! The gold will hopefully inspire the lite class to upgrade to rally class once they see they can do the lite stuff. Go for it!
 

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Re: 2017 West Coast Baja: The Race is ON!!!
« Reply #153 on: January 19, 2017, 01:50:40 pm »
Very dark red route for the lites.  Pink for the rallye weanies that need a whole roll of toilet paper to show them the way.

Bill only needs the refuel points, he can find the race route with a single thought... :DRUIDD:

I think only about food and coffee. Which reminds me...
 

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Re: 2017 West Coast Baja: The Race is ON!!!
« Reply #154 on: January 19, 2017, 07:18:36 pm »
Alexander: Post on Facebook and also a post in the general bike related banter - only petrol heads and rally nuts come into the racing section, :deal:
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Re: 2017 West Coast Baja: The Race is ON!!!
« Reply #155 on: January 20, 2017, 06:16:03 am »
Alexander: Post on Facebook and also a post in the general bike related banter - only petrol heads and rally nuts come into the racing section, :deal:

Mmmm.. my kinda people...  >:D

Will do so, thanks!
 

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Re: 2017 West Coast Baja: The Race is ON!!!
« Reply #156 on: January 20, 2017, 07:32:42 am »
If it is numbers you are looking for Alex, ....
Make the rally lite green route Adventure bike friendly  - then all the Wilddogs will turn up ;)
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« Reply #157 on: January 20, 2017, 07:44:23 am »
If it is numbers you are looking for Alex, ....
Make the rally lite green route Adventure bike friendly  - then all the Wilddogs will turn up ;)

I agree with Grolls. A green/bronze route which is rideable by a good rider on an adventure bike, with little or no modifications to the bike.

 

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2017 West Coast Baja: The Race is ON!!!
« Reply #158 on: January 21, 2017, 05:53:46 am »
Right
So far 3 riders from Team Verve and numbers growing


Who is gonna join the fun ?
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« Reply #159 on: January 21, 2017, 07:58:29 am »
If it is numbers you are looking for Alex, ....
Make the rally lite green route Adventure bike friendly  - then all the Wilddogs will turn up ;)

We have a "farmtruck" devision at the KoŽs rally for the guys feeling the petrol-pressure.....these guys take part in a much smaller race with normal bakkies (there are certain restrictions and rules though) or what have you, and allot of these okes get bitten by the rally bug and turn up the next year with a dedicated racing machine.....So I guess it is more or less the same as what Grolls suggest could happen if you include the adventure bike element.....in the early days of Amageza it was all Adventure bikes and the top finishers have mostly all gone on to dedicated recing machines........


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