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Re: Pongola 500 - 2010
« Reply #40 on: October 19, 2010, 05:23:55 pm »
Hi Chicco

Thanks for quick upload of the 1st pictures, this was a wonderful weekend, and one should go again and again and again...! One thing I did learn however, when Dallie smiles .... a trouble is a brewing! >:D
 

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Re: Pongola 500 - 2010
« Reply #41 on: October 19, 2010, 07:07:10 pm »
some BMW.......that can ride sand.......
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Re: Pongola 500 - 2010
« Reply #42 on: October 20, 2010, 03:13:36 pm »
Chicco without being modest - how should I intrepret the " 90% roof, nationals etc" quote?

No bullshitting please! :deal:
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Re: Pongola 500 - 2010
« Reply #43 on: October 20, 2010, 06:44:40 pm »
Chicco without being modest - how should I intrepret the " 90% roof, nationals etc" quote?

No bullshitting please! :deal:

Its not a newbie ride, not even the green route.
Its mostly about sand, so if you can ride thick sand, no problem
The other sections should be fine if its dry, the mud is no ones friend.
Guys did it on 1200's and they made it fine
If you're on a 990 you're already 50% there... :thumleft: a 990 is better in the sand then any other big bike, including the SE and HP2.
Best bike to do this route is a 690.
Next year will be more technical.  :mwink:
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Re: Pongola 500 - 2010
« Reply #44 on: October 21, 2010, 07:53:03 am »
Chicco without being modest - how should I intrepret the " 90% roof, nationals etc" quote?

No bullshitting please! :deal:

Its not a newbie ride, not even the green route.
Its mostly about sand, so if you can ride thick sand, no problem
The other sections should be fine if its dry, the mud is no ones friend.
Guys did it on 1200's and they made it fine
If you're on a 990 you're already 50% there... :thumleft: a 990 is better in the sand then any other big bike, including the SE and HP2.
Best bike to do this route is a 690.
Next year will be more technical.  :mwink:


I would say comparared to KTM Rally Raid 1 this is less technical, but it is Super Exhausting.  The red stretch against the Moz border is 120km non-stop thick, thick sand and dunes. 
 

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Re: Pongola 500 - 2010
« Reply #45 on: October 21, 2010, 08:06:40 am »
Awesome ride! :thumleft:
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Re: Pongola 500 - 2010
« Reply #46 on: October 21, 2010, 02:47:06 pm »
Looks like a very lekker ride, and nice pictures. Who rides the 690 Rally - looks awesome in white.!!
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Re: Pongola 500 - 2010
« Reply #47 on: October 21, 2010, 03:09:53 pm »
Looks like a very lekker ride, and nice pictures. Who rides the 690 Rally - looks awesome in white.!!

Ian Stevenson, SA only 2010 Dakar entry.

He entered as a privateer...R1,2m to date and counting.... :-[

He's next training is in Namibia.
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Re: Pongola 500 - 2010
« Reply #48 on: October 21, 2010, 03:31:32 pm »
Looks like a very lekker ride, and nice pictures. Who rides the 690 Rally - looks awesome in white.!!

Ian Stevens, SA only 2010 Dakar entry.

He entered as a privateer...R1,2m to date and counting.... :-[

He's next training is in Namibia.

Must take some serious ballas to invest that type of money into a race as a privateer!! BIG Respect!! It is a once in a lifetime opportunity though, and if one can afford it (or make it happen) - why not.

I would be so kak scared that I do one day's racing and I mess up myself or the bike, after all that money and commitment.



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Re: Pongola 500 - 2010
« Reply #49 on: October 26, 2010, 03:06:32 pm »
Oh donner! Next time Ill be there on old trusty!!!  :'(
 

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Re: Pongola 500 - 2010
« Reply #50 on: November 09, 2010, 08:25:48 am »
Looks like an awesome ride, does anybody have a route  for it.
Who's the guy with the Tenere?
 

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Re: Pongola 500 - 2010
« Reply #51 on: November 11, 2010, 12:39:38 pm »
Looks like an awesome ride, does anybody have a route  for it.
Who's the guy with the Tenere?

the guy on the red tenere isEddieS also a WD, the other black tenere belongs to my riding buddy Raymond Wolmarans.
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Re: Pongola 500 - 2010
« Reply #52 on: November 12, 2010, 12:22:43 am »
Thanks, I've sent you a PM
 

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Re: Pongola 500 - 2010
« Reply #53 on: November 23, 2010, 11:58:13 pm »
Awesome RR, wish I could have been there!

Wat het julle gedoen vir navigation? Roadbooks or GPS?

Looks like a very lekker ride, and nice pictures. Who rides the 690 Rally - looks awesome in white.!!

Ian Stevenson, SA only 2010 Dakar entry.

He entered as a privateer...R1,2m to date and counting.... :-[

He's next training is in Namibia.


Chicco is daar n manier ek kan Ian in die hande kry? Se jy hy gaan in die Januarie 2011 Dakar ry?

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Re: Pongola 500 - 2010
« Reply #54 on: November 26, 2010, 04:18:11 pm »
PM vir Dallie, hy sal sy nommer he, ander moet jy vir Alfie n mail stuur, hy help hom met die voorberyding, Alfie doen ook weer die dakar die jaar.
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Re: Pongola 500 - 2010
« Reply #55 on: December 01, 2010, 09:11:25 pm »
If you're on a 990 you're already 50% there... :thumleft: a 990 is better in the sand then any other big bike, including the SE and HP2.
Best bike to do this route is a 690.
Next year will be more technical.  :mwink:
Lets compare this to golf....
There is something in the club, but more in the player....
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Re: Pongola 500 - 2010
« Reply #56 on: December 02, 2010, 07:21:30 pm »
If you're on a 990 you're already 50% there... :thumleft: a 990 is better in the sand then any other big bike, including the SE and HP2.
Best bike to do this route is a 690.
Next year will be more technical.  :mwink:
Lets compare this to golf....
There is something in the club, but more in the player....


not my observation, maybe it was the jagermeister talking.......the 990 is much faster than the 950, and everything, including sand, is better at 180km/h......but I wont test this one....will take Alfie's and Dallie's word on it.....
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Re: Pongola 500 - 2010
« Reply #57 on: December 03, 2010, 10:39:58 pm »
....will take Alfie's and Dallie's word on it.....

Like I said.....  ..........more in the player....
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Re: Pongola 500 - 2010
« Reply #58 on: December 26, 2010, 08:37:14 pm »
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Re: Pongola 500 - 2010
« Reply #59 on: December 31, 2010, 11:10:54 am »
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