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Offline Sandban(g)k

Re: 2020 Honda Quest
« Reply #160 on: November 11, 2020, 06:13:42 pm »
Andrew, 2 questions:

Whats the feedback between DCT and manual from the contestants?

And one for Gerrit and Claude: the old AT vs the new one?

DCT for the win.

2020 all the way!

Why the 2020? Whats the big differences? Not on paper, but in terms of handling, comfort, power delivery etc?
 

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Re: 2020 Honda Quest
« Reply #161 on: November 11, 2020, 06:18:30 pm »
Love the feedback,thks.
 

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Re: 2020 Honda Quest
« Reply #162 on: November 11, 2020, 06:33:10 pm »
Thanx all for the amazing dayly update report, pictures and video's, you guy's are doing a stunning job.

I have a question though......will it be possible to see all the contestants arriving back at Kaleo on Friday?
And what time more or less are they expected to arrive?
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Re: 2020 Honda Quest
« Reply #163 on: November 11, 2020, 08:31:10 pm »
As a man thinketh, so he becomes...
 

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Re: 2020 Honda Quest
« Reply #164 on: November 11, 2020, 09:43:31 pm »
Thanx all for the amazing dayly update report, pictures and video's, you guy's are doing a stunning job.

I have a question though......will it be possible to see all the contestants arriving back at Kaleo on Friday?
And what time more or less are they expected to arrive?

11am we will be riding into Kaleo. If you're there by 10 at least you wont miss us.

It will be emotional.
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Re: 2020 Honda Quest
« Reply #166 on: November 11, 2020, 10:10:45 pm »
Thanx all for the amazing dayly update report, pictures and video's, you guy's are doing a stunning job.

I have a question though......will it be possible to see all the contestants arriving back at Kaleo on Friday?
And what time more or less are they expected to arrive?

11am we will be riding into Kaleo. If you're there by 10 at least you wont miss us.

It will be emotional.
I will try NOT to miss this oppertunity!
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Re: 2020 Honda Quest
« Reply #167 on: November 12, 2020, 04:41:34 pm »
How many punctures have the guys had to deal with ?

Not one!

2017 - there were maybe 90, yes, that's right ninety! (but there were 23 bikes as opposed to 17 with the other 2. Everyone got multiple fronts and on the last day we all had problems front and back)
2018 - about 10-15 I think

Murphy or commentators curse......haha
 

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« Reply #168 on: November 12, 2020, 06:38:42 pm »
Final anxiety provoking test.


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« Reply #169 on: November 12, 2020, 07:23:13 pm »
Lovely pics and thanks for the regular updates.

I just have one question relating to a serious breach of sarmie making principles.

Who's this bloke using the peanut butter knife in the apricot jam?
 
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« Reply #170 on: November 12, 2020, 10:12:11 pm »
Lovely pics and thanks for the regular updates.

I just have one question relating to a serious breach of sarmie making principles.

Who's this bloke using the peanut butter knife in the apricot jam?

@frankmac Tsek!

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« Reply #171 on: November 12, 2020, 10:16:48 pm »
How many punctures have the guys had to deal with ?

Not one!

2017 - there were maybe 90, yes, that's right ninety! (but there were 23 bikes as opposed to 17 with the other 2. Everyone got multiple fronts and on the last day we all had problems front and back)
2018 - about 10-15 I think

Murphy or commentators curse......haha
Yep.... and sommer two bikes got one at exactly the same place!



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« Reply #172 on: November 13, 2020, 05:53:51 am »

Who's this bloke using the peanut butter knife in the apricot jam?

@frankmac Tsek!

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« Reply #173 on: November 13, 2020, 09:50:51 am »
 

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« Reply #174 on: November 13, 2020, 11:29:59 am »
Day 7
 
Static day
 
The pace and intensity of Quest takes its toll on both Competitors and Support Crew. The static day is both a tradition and a very much needed break in the relentless pace of the competition and the space to take a deep breath before the final push.
 
“Static Day” is a little misleading as there are still challenges to be done, they just happen to take place around the area we stayed in.
 
Before sunrise, the contestants fanned out into the open plains of the Tankwa. After spending such intense time together, the opportunity to be alone with your thoughts and not on a bike, reflecting on their journeys whilst watching a sunrise can had profound effects.
 
After this “Alone Time” there was a GPS navigation exercise where some serious skills in waypoint management were tested. What made it a little more sweaty was that there was no bike involved, just plane foot power. Not an easy thing as many were carrying niggling bruises and strains.
 
Later, the contestants were asked to present their nominations for a worthy Humanitarian Project. The money they pledged will be more than matched by Specialized Adventures.
 
Nic Rossouw from Team 7 was the deserved winner.
 
It was mostly an early evening for all as the next day was to be the sting in the tail!







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« Reply #176 on: November 13, 2020, 11:33:11 am »
Day 8
 
Sting in the tail!!
 
Today we started straight into the Postal Route from the Tankwa side. A challenging route especially for big bikes, it has everything on offer – thick sand, steep rocky climbs, loose rocks, river crossings and magnificent vistas. Even more special is that this route will no longer be available to the public. We are effectively the last group granted permission from the farmers to be allowed through.
 
The trail crosses two rivers and climbs up into the central mountains of the Cedarberg. Playing heavy on the minds of the contestants was that this was the last full day of competition. Making mistakes is not an option.
 
It bears saying that few big bikes attempt this pass and especially from taking the “up” option, but as a result of the previous 8 days, all the contestants had zero trouble getting up the critical Karretjies Pass.
 
Once through, we would finish the day with the Eselbank 4x4 trail that starts in the picturesque village of Wuppertal to end at Kromrivier.
 
Lunch was accompanied by a refreshing dip into a tributary to the Keurbosfontein River
 
With less than 6.8km to go in the day, for the first time on this Quest, 2 bikes picked up front punctures within meters of each other. It took just 20 minutes before we were on our way again.
 
With the sun touching the tops of the rugged Cedarberg mountains, the last written test was sat. Included in it were questions taken from everything the group has experienced and learnt over the previous 8 days.
 
Tomorrow we find out, who will get to keep the keys of their Africa Twins by winning the 2020 Honda Quest True Adventure.










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« Reply #177 on: November 13, 2020, 11:37:32 am »
ah yes the crossing at Kamanya’s Drift


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« Reply #179 on: November 13, 2020, 12:08:12 pm »
the Postal Route

Seems it is still open then? ???
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