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Re: Kalahari Rally
« Reply #160 on: October 17, 2018, 02:07:18 pm »
Its ok, found him.. on the live tracking it says he is #25 then when you scroll in it changes to #24 because the okes are pretty close to each other but if you use the filter it works great
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Re: Kalahari Rally
« Reply #161 on: October 17, 2018, 02:11:41 pm »
Does anyone have any news on Jonathan St Claire..

He seems to be doing his thing, strong and steady  :thumleft:
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Re: Kalahari Rally
« Reply #162 on: October 17, 2018, 02:30:24 pm »
yeah for sure, very cool oke and I enjoy watching him ride.. one day when i'm big ill have a rallye bike like his and give it horns down those fast roads. lol
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Re: Kalahari Rally
« Reply #163 on: October 17, 2018, 02:46:46 pm »
;D @ Brian still smiling after rolling the car.  :thumleft:

@Ryan: Yes Lyndon must have lost concentration and then moved the ico too far back or something. It is ridiculously easy to get confused once you are off track. Backtracking plus making a mental note of what to set the ico to while worrying about being hit by someone else coming the other way. Of course you dont know how far you have gone when you turn around and it is twice the distance off when you return to a known point....so making a left instead of a right is an easy thing to do because you're second guessing yourself all the way until you realize where you might be.

Looks like this rally is being well run. Exciting stuff!
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Re: Kalahari Rally
« Reply #164 on: October 17, 2018, 02:47:31 pm »
Are the cars leaving after the riders or first?

That could be another thing - maybe Lyndon was following tracks.
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Re: Kalahari Rally
« Reply #165 on: October 17, 2018, 02:51:27 pm »
;D @ Brian still smiling after rolling the car.  :thumleft:

@Ryan: Yes Lyndon must have lost concentration and then moved the ico too far back or something. It is ridiculously easy to get confused once you are off track. Backtracking plus making a mental note of what to set the ico to while worrying about being hit by someone else coming the other way. Of course you dont know how far you have gone when you turn around and it is twice the distance off when you return to a known point....so making a left instead of a right is an easy thing to do because you're second guessing yourself all the way until you realize where you might be.

Looks like this rally is being well run. Exciting stuff!

I followed some of the rallye riders doing the Tankwa X and all I could do is admire the guys.. riding when following someone is one thing, riding to a GPS is another but trying to ride and navigate with a roadbook is a skill all on its own, how these okes do it at speed is fantastic to watch, overshoot or loose focus and you have to be awake to get back on track .. I think it really helps if you have a great sense of general direction.. which I don't  :laughing4:
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Re: Kalahari Rally
« Reply #166 on: October 17, 2018, 02:52:51 pm »
Spoke to him this morning and he was in good shape. Bike was good. The top runner have just left the fuel stop at in 255 and have another 70 to go in the special.
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Re: Kalahari Rally
« Reply #167 on: October 17, 2018, 03:56:02 pm »
This is going to the top 5 on my bucket list of things to do

Me too, scheming how I can make it happen
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Re: Kalahari Rally
« Reply #168 on: October 17, 2018, 04:31:35 pm »
Interesting end for the bikes.  Ross missed a CP and Lyndon got lost right at the dam.

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Re: Kalahari Rally
« Reply #169 on: October 17, 2018, 04:43:32 pm »
It is a cruel world out there.  Snip from the regulations.

1. Lyndon with 'Cut and Run' for yesterday?

2. Ross for possible skipping  CP today.  GREAT the Skipped CP popped out.  ALL GOOD.

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Re: Kalahari Rally
« Reply #170 on: October 17, 2018, 04:56:53 pm »
This is going to the top 5 on my bucket list of things to do

Me too, scheming how I can make it happen
I have an old crf450x I was thinking all I need is a pooratec tower and the suspension redone..  I'll never compete with the top okes but while I'm alive and can ride it has to happen

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Re: Kalahari Rally
« Reply #171 on: October 17, 2018, 06:06:44 pm »
Hey! You can start by buying my bike on the below link 😀 :

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This is going to the top 5 on my bucket list of things to do

Me too, scheming how I can make it happen
I have an old crf450x I was thinking all I need is a pooratec tower and the suspension redone..  I'll never compete with the top okes but while I'm alive and can ride it has to happen

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Re: Kalahari Rally
« Reply #172 on: October 17, 2018, 06:09:31 pm »
This is going to the top 5 on my bucket list of things to do

Me too, scheming how I can make it happen
I have an old crf450x I was thinking all I need is a pooratec tower and the suspension redone..  I'll never compete with the top okes but while I'm alive and can ride it has to happen

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It depends on your HEART. not the one in your chest but willpower.  I was late 50's at my first Amageza.  Even that I had to withdraw (was the only rider in the team of 3 still competing) it was the most fun/effort/work/training/.... I had in my life.  If I was a few years younger I would do it again.  There are lots of cost effective ways to get the bike and kit done.  The entry for 2018 was +-R18 000. (R55/day if you start saving now. Stop smoking, drink less anything will/is possible.

Even if you do not finish the full event, riding in the bush, following a roadbook, get lost etc etc is worth more than one night in a brothel. It make the muscles tense. >:D

Adie.

P.S. We will have our cost effective rally instruments available again next year. (currently at least two at Kalahari that I know of) Will also have towers and fuel tanks etc to meet the 250km range.
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Re: Kalahari Rally
« Reply #173 on: October 17, 2018, 06:32:23 pm »
This is going to the top 5 on my bucket list of things to do

Me too, scheming how I can make it happen
I have an old crf450x I was thinking all I need is a pooratec tower and the suspension redone..  I'll never compete with the top okes but while I'm alive and can ride it has to happen

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It depends on your HEART. not the one in your chest but willpower.  I was late 50's at my first Amageza.  Even that I had to withdraw (was the only rider in the team of 3 still competing) it was the most fun/effort/work/training/.... I had in my life.  If I was a few years younger I would do it again.  There are lots of cost effective ways to get the bike and kit done.  The entry for 2018 was +-R18 000. (R55/day if you start saving now. Stop smoking, drink less anything will/is possible.

Even if you do not finish the full event, riding in the bush, following a roadbook, get lost etc etc is worth more than one night in a brothel. It make the muscles tense. >:D

Adie.

P.S. We will have our cost effective rally instruments available again next year. (currently at least two at Kalahari that I know of) Will also have towers and fuel tanks etc to meet the 250km range.

Agreed Adie 100% - commit then execute !!! so guys all being well,  least you  will have two rallies 2019 ... K19 & Tankwa.
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Re: Kalahari Rally
« Reply #174 on: October 17, 2018, 09:56:57 pm »
It is a cruel world out there.  Snip from the regulations.

1. Lyndon with 'Cut and Run' for yesterday?

2. Ross for possible skipping  CP today.  GREAT the Skipped CP popped out.  ALL GOOD.

Adie

This CP was a fuel point, Ross was there so a tracking issue.
 

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Re: Kalahari Rally
« Reply #175 on: October 18, 2018, 05:50:08 am »
Adie, youre a legend, bud. :thumleft:

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Re: Kalahari Rally
« Reply #176 on: October 18, 2018, 07:14:02 am »
This is going to the top 5 on my bucket list of things to do

Me too, scheming how I can make it happen
I have an old crf450x I was thinking all I need is a pooratec tower and the suspension redone..  I'll never compete with the top okes but while I'm alive and can ride it has to happen

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It's life changing. Well it was for me anyway. The downer after a rally was unexpected. It's months of planning, bike prep, training, then the race and suddenly it's over and then... nothing. Adjusting back to reality was weird. One day I was on a special, having issues and struggling, a day later I was in a suit at a fancy wedding in Camps Bay feeling like I'd been transported into an alien world
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Re: Kalahari Rally
« Reply #177 on: October 18, 2018, 08:24:00 am »
This is going to the top 5 on my bucket list of things to do

Me too, scheming how I can make it happen
I have an old crf450x I was thinking all I need is a pooratec tower and the suspension redone..  I'll never compete with the top okes but while I'm alive and can ride it has to happen


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It's life changing. Well it was for me anyway. The downer after a rally was unexpected. It's months of planning, bike prep, training, then the race and suddenly it's over and then... nothing. Adjusting back to reality was weird. One day I was on a special, having issues and struggling, a day later I was in a suit at a fancy wedding in Camps Bay feeling like I'd been transported into an alien world
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Re: Kalahari Rally
« Reply #178 on: October 18, 2018, 08:33:10 am »
Your wedding Dwerg ? Bhahahaha!
So, will we see you at the KR 019 ?

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I'd love to be there if life allows it. We have been talking about it between the group of friends
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Re: Kalahari Rally
« Reply #179 on: October 18, 2018, 10:12:38 am »
This is going to the top 5 on my bucket list of things to do

Me too, scheming how I can make it happen
I have an old crf450x I was thinking all I need is a pooratec tower and the suspension redone..  I'll never compete with the top okes but while I'm alive and can ride it has to happen

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I started my rallye build on my CRF450X on Tuesday.  I thought I could stop rallying, does not seem doable.  I don't really care about top okes...