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Offline Kenisis

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Desert X Round 5
« on: March 08, 2010, 09:33:15 pm »


Hi there WD`s.

Finally I have got my A into G and got round to working out how to post video and Pics. Thanks to all the guys giving advice in the how to section  :3some:

So here are some pics of the DesertX round 5 that took part in recently! These events are lap based with 7 X 30Km laps totalling 210Km in the softest sand in the world. So when they refer to the Dunes in the Dakar Rally I know exactly what they are on about!

First off the Kit.
The only thing that i can comment about my kit is the Leatt neck brace, Excellent investment! An no i am not sponsored by FOX but rather i sponsor Fox! (I am open to sponsorships should there be any willing people out there!




My Desert Bike. A Honda CRF 450 X A pure fun machine that de-stresses me on a regular basis as I am sure your boney`s do too.

Extra`s include a Yoshi pipe, Scott steering dampeners, Raised seat for my Tall butt and Uprated suspension Front and rear for my Heavy ass!




I was fortunate to be able to use the Company Gazebo, A Portable shade Gazebo (Proudly South African)
I almost look like a works team!




Here is a Pic of the Bivouac (Campsite for us normal folk)



Here is the pic from our riders briefing!





A picture of a Start. For safety we go off 4 at a time. This happens because a guy in round 2 did not see a huge ant hill and had a nasty fall!




Just to give you guys a feel of what it is like to ride in the desert i have included this video I hope you enjoy!!

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/txXq9_LPQ40&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1&amp;" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/txXq9_LPQ40&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1&amp;</a>



John Malan Showing off at the start!




Some pics of the Really fast guys.
James West and Shaun Gaugain in the background




Sam Sunderland out front!





I hope you guys enjoy this light read and if you guys want more i will post more events and from our adventures that we take part in the Arabian Desert!

Cheers

Ken
 
 
 
 
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Offline bradleys

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Re: Desert X Round 5
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2010, 09:06:55 am »
Awesome,nice video,would love to ride that,always keep us posted  :thumleft:
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1 = tar
2 = good gravel /pillian friendly
3 = interspersed with sand, mud, sand , bush / not pillian friendly
4 = lots of sand, technical riding 5 = expert only
 

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Re: Desert X Round 5
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2010, 09:22:28 am »
Awesome post thanks for sharing.  Where in the world is this?   :drif:  (more please)
 

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Re: Desert X Round 5
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2010, 10:14:57 am »
Hey Wolf.

This is in the United Arab Emirates, The event is near Abu Dhabi.

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Re: Desert X Round 5
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2010, 07:34:02 am »
Very very nice, thanks for posting and please do so again in the future!!
Enjoy!!!!!
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Re: Desert X Round 5
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2010, 04:10:10 pm »
Hi there Guys.

I have decided to do the last race in this series which is on Saturday. I will let you know how it goes!

Ken
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Re: Desert X Round 5
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2010, 04:20:27 pm »
Cheezzz!!!!  you guys have a nice playground there. :thumleft: