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Offline Camelman

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Re: 2017 West Coast Baja: The Race is ON!!!
« Reply #180 on: January 27, 2017, 09:54:48 am »
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Re: 2017 West Coast Baja: The Race is ON!!!
« Reply #181 on: January 27, 2017, 11:01:46 am »
Careful Alexander, you might not have any marshals. They'll all be competing.
 

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Re: 2017 West Coast Baja: The Race is ON!!!
« Reply #182 on: January 27, 2017, 12:16:08 pm »
I'm with you. Have my tinted helmet on standby. Look our for the rider or joins last.....  :biggrin:
 

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Re: 2017 West Coast Baja: The Race is ON!!!
« Reply #183 on: January 28, 2017, 12:31:28 am »
Damn!!! how do I get more leave...
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Re: 2017 West Coast Baja: The Race is ON!!!
« Reply #184 on: January 28, 2017, 05:27:42 am »
It's a long weekend.
 

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Re: 2017 West Coast Baja: The Race is ON!!!
« Reply #185 on: January 28, 2017, 10:54:43 am »
I'm with you. Have my tinted helmet on standby. Look our for the rider or joins last.....  :biggrin:

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Re: 2017 West Coast Baja: The Race is ON!!!
« Reply #186 on: January 29, 2017, 01:48:50 pm »
Briliant idea
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Re: 2017 West Coast Baja: The Race is ON!!!
« Reply #187 on: February 11, 2017, 09:56:03 pm »
Careful Alexander, you might not have any marshals. They'll all be competing.
hi Alex I will be taking a long ride up from Port Alfred via Winterg/Katberg informal ride get together to come visit and watch , will happily be a marshall if you need . First time to Richtersveld area and then a slow ride back down west coast then via TankwaLangkloof Baviaans to home. Would love to race it but still got to get home on my bike . Pm me if marshalls needed Cheers
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Re: 2017 West Coast Baja: The Race is ON!!!
« Reply #188 on: February 13, 2017, 08:39:42 am »
hi Alex I will be taking a long ride up from Port Alfred via Winterg/Katberg informal ride get together to come visit and watch , will happily be a marshall if you need . First time to Richtersveld area and then a slow ride back down west coast then via TankwaLangkloof Baviaans to home. Would love to race it but still got to get home on my bike . Pm me if marshalls needed Cheers

Thanks for the offer!

I do recommend though that you come do the Adventure class. It's not a race for this class. If you finish first or last, you still only get a finishers medal. In fact, you won't even be getting your time. Your objective is NOT to race, but to enjoy the spectacular terrain with backup, insurance, etc.  :ricky:
 

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Re: 2017 West Coast Baja: The Race is ON!!!
« Reply #189 on: February 14, 2017, 08:17:11 am »
See how quiet this thread has become . . . no-one has any excuses not to participate and now they (we) are not so loud anymore  :pot:

I have absolutely NO excuse not to come and do the Adventure Class on my F650GS Dakar. it has done 109 000km already - surely it can do a few hundred more. None of the "one day I'll have the money to buy a race-ready bike" or "I'm a great rider, but I just don't have the time to get race fit "  hold any water with the Adventure Class!!! Seriously. Let's just get up there and ride!

Oh wait . . . I already committed to be on a friend's pit crew - he is doing the real race. But, seriously, if it wasn't for that, I would be up there riding the Adventure Class on my Dakar. The rest of you have no excuses!!  :pot: :peepwall: :pot:
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Re: 2017 West Coast Baja: The Race is ON!!!
« Reply #190 on: February 14, 2017, 10:24:56 am »
Exactly what type of pit crew work do you think you'll do?  Enter the BMW!
 

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Re: 2017 West Coast Baja: The Race is ON!!!
« Reply #191 on: February 14, 2017, 10:46:21 am »
Baja Rallye Entry available for R5000.
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Re: 2017 West Coast Baja: The Race is ON!!!
« Reply #192 on: February 15, 2017, 02:31:48 pm »
Exactly what type of pit crew work do you think you'll do?  Enter the BMW!

I signed up for the distinguished title of "slave" - which I guess translates to "pit b!tch" or "pass-me" (as in, "pass-me my gloves", "pass-me the 19-inch spanner", "pass-me some water and a snack" and "pass-me a beer, dammit!" . . .)

All of a sudden entering the BMW sounds a lot more appealing!
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Re: 2017 West Coast Baja: The Race is ON!!!
« Reply #193 on: February 15, 2017, 06:39:45 pm »
That stuff you can do after you have ridden the stage.
 

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Re: 2017 West Coast Baja: The Race is ON!!!
« Reply #194 on: February 16, 2017, 06:19:11 am »
Four weeks and one day to the 2017 West Coast Baja!

The Rally Class shown in the image below will be styled on the 2016 Amageza Rallye routes. So longer than the other classes on the Baja, faster (read: less technical), flowing with good navigation!

If you haven't entered yet, you should. I'm working very hard with various governments to make the 2017 Amageza still happen. You are going to wish you had some more good navigational racing before that one happens!!

To many great rally pilots and upcoming rally pilots to let this sport go. We need a African born rider on the Dakar podium. The saying goes 'It takes a village to raise a kid'. In rally terms I say: We need 200 rally pilots, in anything that moves with a engine, to make sure we can hone the skills of the few who will make it physically and financially to the Dakar podium.

It's time: Get off the fence and into the frying pan. If you are already in the frying pan, get into the fire! If you're in the fire, call me. I'm there already, we can comfort each other!  :biggrin:

Jokes aside: You keep entering, and I'll keep fighting the fight!

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Re: 2017 West Coast Baja: The Race is ON!!!
« Reply #195 on: February 16, 2017, 06:34:49 am »
I'm working very hard with various governments to make the 2017 Amageza still happen.

That is awesome news!! Thanks for all your effort in keeping the South African Rally scene alive  :salut: :salut:
 

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Re: 2017 West Coast Baja: The Race is ON!!!
« Reply #196 on: February 16, 2017, 04:50:25 pm »
Jis guys 4 weeks to go and still plenty to do.

What do you guys typically carry with you in terms of spares? And how do you fit/carry this to the bike?

I was thinking large camelback with space for 4/5liters of water, medical pack and basics like cable ties and duct tape.

But that will get very heavy on your back, and you haven't even mentioned tyre levers and spare tubes yet...

Waar is die manne wat weet? Share your wisdom with the rookies please
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2017 West Coast Baja: The Race is ON!!!
« Reply #197 on: February 16, 2017, 05:22:04 pm »
Jis guys 4 weeks to go and still plenty to do.

What do you guys typically carry with you in terms of spares? And how do you fit/carry this to the bike?

I was thinking large camelback with space for 4/5liters of water, medical pack and basics like cable ties and duct tape.

But that will get very heavy on your back, and you haven't even mentioned tyre levers and spare tubes yet...

Waar is die manne wat weet? Share your wisdom with the rookies please
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Cdp13, hier kom sommer advies van nog 'n rookie wat al party manne mal gemaak het met vrae en baie met die oog steel.

Die basiese spares wat ek saam vat:

Fuses
Clutch lever
Tyre repair kit
Gas bombs
Spark plug
Dun draad
Pratley steel
Valve stem puller
Master link
Tyre levers
Sunlight liquid
KTM tool kit
Inline fuel filters

Bogenoemde gaan alles in 'n tool bag wat agter op die fender vas kom. (Sal nou nou foto plaas)



Spares in Camelback:

Cable ties
Spare tubes (die dunnes)
3 liter water
Two way radio
Light jacket

Tool belt:

Medical supplies
Torch
Daily rations

Duct tape wrapped around side stand

Other spares not carried:

Brake lever front and back (stuff I have, not bought)
Gear lever (stuff I had, not bought)
Chain
Sprockets
Spare tyres (old ones)
Wheel bearings
Chain guide and chain slide (stuff I have)
Spare ICO (stuff I have)
Spare roadbook (stuff I have)
Oils & lubricants
Air filter

Hoop dit help so bietjie.  Die ervare manne moet maar by las.
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Re: 2017 West Coast Baja: The Race is ON!!!
« Reply #198 on: February 16, 2017, 06:44:09 pm »
Baja Rallye Entry available for R5000.
Friend of mine, please let me know.

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Re: 2017 West Coast Baja: The Race is ON!!!
« Reply #199 on: February 17, 2017, 03:45:21 am »
Who wants to sponsor me to do this... I promise Ill be moer fast. my KTM 500 is almost ready.
Too many toys and not enough time...