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Re: Willem du Toit Dakar 2018
« Reply #120 on: March 29, 2017, 03:36:32 pm »
Willem.... Sjo! Sterkte eerstens en tweedens... SÍ net as ek jou moet kom start op n special... Ek like om julle fliks manne te sien speel..... Lol.

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Re: Willem du Toit Dakar 2018
« Reply #121 on: March 29, 2017, 06:07:03 pm »
Willem - The icy cold Coke was just a pleasure... since I decided not to ride the 2nd day (my first DNS :-( ...) it was only my duty to drive out to Alexander Bay to give you guys some support... to give you an idea how fast you guys were: I waited till the Spar opened in Port Nolloth, bought some cold drinks and ice, leisurely drove to Alexander Bay and when I was 200m from the turn into town you guys crossed the road to go to the petrol station!!!

I recorded 42degC on the road next to the Atlantic on my car... easily above 50degC a few km's inland.
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Re: Willem du Toit Dakar 2018
« Reply #122 on: March 30, 2017, 03:16:01 am »
50 degrees :eek: Alex! You're such a good guy, bud. :thumleft: :notworthy:

WDT: You go, you thing of beauty!  :biggrin:  O0  :ricky:

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A hire bike from BAS sounds like a good idea, and does work out a little bit cheaper in the end. I think.  :patch: Hopefully they have thrown in all the spares on the price, but its something to think about beforehand. Sometimes guys hire race bikes with spares included, but it might be cheaper (or more expensive) to hire just the bike plus spares.

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Re: Willem du Toit Dakar 2018
« Reply #123 on: March 30, 2017, 08:17:00 am »
Lekker Willem, ek hou dop ou maat, sterkte met al die voorbereiding vir Dakar..
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Re: Willem du Toit Dakar 2018
« Reply #124 on: March 30, 2017, 08:53:12 am »
Willem,
you mention in a reply to Rynet that you are glad that people read the gebabbel . . .
Luister ou - we don't just read it, we lap it up like the thirsty dogs we are!

Thank you for the labour of love in putting hands to keyboard. I was on one of the other support crews at the WC Baja and it was an insane experience to be close to the action. But to get a first hand account from the okes who did the riding (things of beauty or not  :biggrin:) is like drinking that ice cold coke you got from AlexRG!

Keep going strong for Dakar 2018 - I'll be following . . .
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Re: Willem du Toit Dakar 2018
« Reply #125 on: April 02, 2017, 08:47:30 pm »
Hi guys,

Willem created a Facebook page - please go and like/follow it and please share it with all your friends too so they can also like/follow it.

Here is the link:

https://web.facebook.com/willemdakar/?ref=bookmarks

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Re: Willem du Toit Dakar 2018
« Reply #126 on: April 04, 2017, 03:13:05 pm »
Good afternoon!

Short update.

The sponsorship proposal and website is in process. A first draught will be available soon. Really looking forward to get it so I can start in earnest to try and gest some sponsorship.
As Alex R has mentioned, the facebook page is also up and running. BEtween Alex and myself we will try to post regular content, consisting of general rally news, and of course any developments regarding my program.

Bart is still busy with my bike, should be finished any day now, and then shipped to SA. I really cant wait to start training on it.
On the subject of bikes, I finished yesterday evening prepairing my 2016 KTM 350 SX-F to sell. I will post an Auto Trader link as soon as my guys finished loading it, if any one is interested.

The weekends race was a moerse disaster! Me and Hentie did the Lichtenburg National Off road. Qualifying went OK, qualified in sixth, with Hentie third if I remember corectly. Then the race started! after having 3 BIG moments in the first 40km`s I decided to back of and just try and finish without any mishaps. The track consisted of 170km`s of lurkers! few of the top guys crashed out with broken collar bones, arms etc. I was too conservative and missed the time bar!!! actually I am not sure as the organisers extended it as well as hortened the second loop to under a hundred kms. No excuses, i was to slow and not brave enough.
Hentie finished 4th, he came very close to getting a podium, but he also decided it is not worth hurting himself. We will be back for the next one!

That is about all the news I have at the moment

A picture or 2 will follow

 

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Re: Willem du Toit Dakar 2018
« Reply #127 on: April 04, 2017, 03:15:57 pm »


Our grand pits this weekend, setting the standard for the pro teams...




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Re: Willem du Toit Dakar 2018
« Reply #128 on: April 04, 2017, 03:48:35 pm »

The weekends race was a moerse disaster!

NOT!
Would be a disaster if you got hurt...
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Re: Willem du Toit Dakar 2018
« Reply #129 on: April 04, 2017, 08:30:42 pm »
I agree. Brave is stupid most of the time.

You dodged a bullet. Good stuff!  :thumleft:
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Re: Willem du Toit Dakar 2018
« Reply #130 on: April 04, 2017, 08:35:03 pm »
Well done Willem, you made it back in one piece!

So, how does it feel to race with red numbers...  >:D

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Re: Willem du Toit Dakar 2018
« Reply #131 on: April 05, 2017, 06:40:47 am »
Well done Willem, you made it back in one piece!

So, how does it feel to race with red numbers...  >:D
Jaja, al berskil is dat die ouens wat my nou weg ry ouer is!


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Re: Willem du Toit Dakar 2018
« Reply #132 on: April 05, 2017, 06:42:03 am »
Well done Willem, you made it back in one piece!

So, how does it feel to race with red numbers...  >:D
Jaja, al berskil is dat die ouens wat my nou weg ry ouer is!


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Bud500 and Bb, thanks, I should look at it that way. Cheers


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Re: Willem du Toit Dakar 2018
« Reply #133 on: April 05, 2017, 07:02:53 am »
Jy het die regte attitude om te besluit tap af. Hou daai attitude vir Dakar. Race to race the next day.Groete da.
 

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Re: Willem du Toit Dakar 2018
« Reply #134 on: April 06, 2017, 11:07:09 am »
Nou lekker hier gelees oor jou Baja. Sien uit om verder te lees oor jou Dakar voorbereiding.  :thumleft:
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Re: Willem du Toit Dakar 2018
« Reply #135 on: April 06, 2017, 11:11:48 am »
Well done Willem, as Hientie besluit het om af te tap moet ek sÍ dit was wys.. ekself was ook maar altyd te bang om voluit te gaan..
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Re: Willem du Toit Dakar 2018
« Reply #136 on: April 07, 2017, 04:27:40 pm »
Video of the first 2 laps of the prologue, unfortunately I did not push record for the second round.
Camera was chest mounted, not a good view, but all i have

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Re: Willem du Toit Dakar 2018
« Reply #137 on: April 07, 2017, 07:12:14 pm »
Genade! Jy sien rooi as daar stof voor jou is.  :ricky:
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Re: Willem du Toit Dakar 2018
« Reply #138 on: April 07, 2017, 11:00:31 pm »
Eers was daar Superman, nou is daar Ironman.
 

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Re: Willem du Toit Dakar 2018
« Reply #139 on: April 10, 2017, 07:52:57 pm »
Cool video- must be inspired by Metalica's music :thumleft:-- looking at the mere mortals being overtaken- looked like moegoes from my riding group

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