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Re: 2011 Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge
« Reply #20 on: January 25, 2011, 08:56:26 am »
I did a day in the Dubai - Oman section on day appatrently day 4 of the old UAE race. My family is from Walvisbay so I have done my fair shar eof dune riding and lots of Atlantis. Those dunes where small, tiny, but on each other. Like riding over tipper heaps for 80 km. I was on a XR 440 what a lekker scooter. Those little dunes got my respect. The person that took me out was Peter Flack on his 660 r I was pleying a rugby tournament and he heard I was doing WC enduro champs and invited me on the ride whilst the rest of the team went shopping :bueller:..
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Re: 2011 Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge
« Reply #21 on: January 25, 2011, 09:10:45 am »
What is the chance of getting a Wilddog support crew together ? :mwink:
Hey Tau.

Thankfully the Desert challenge is centred around Moreeb Dune in the Liwa desert. So there is no  necessity to have movement of Back up crews etc. We may just require a team to go to the refuelling points should there be any problems.

I am bargning on all my work happening in Moreeb.

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Re: 2011 Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge
« Reply #22 on: January 25, 2011, 10:47:19 am »
Thx Kenesis

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Re: 2011 Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge
« Reply #23 on: January 25, 2011, 01:48:50 pm »

I thought you were going to do it on your 990 the way you do those corners and river beds ;D

HAHAHAHA I am still laughing about that incident Neil....
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Re: 2011 Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge
« Reply #24 on: February 01, 2011, 05:25:36 pm »
So Kenesis how is prep going? I am still waiting for my ship to come in....
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Re: 2011 Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge
« Reply #25 on: February 01, 2011, 06:46:22 pm »
Yeah I know, a 990 is not the bike for those dunes!

But you were cornering pretty awesome on one on a dirt road in your RR!

So on a smaller bike you should be able to ramp those dunes at least 20m....maybe catch every second one.  ;D

Seriously you should go for in on a bike. Did you check those okes on the Dakar on quad's? Its a lot harder. only 30% finished.
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Re: 2011 Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge
« Reply #26 on: February 01, 2011, 08:43:34 pm »
So Kenesis how is prep going? I am still waiting for my ship to come in....
Hey Tau.

My prep is coming on nicely, Although i should be training more, Currently only getting 3 days a week in the Gym with Gym, Rowing and Spinning topped off with a Ride on the week ends. a damn shame that i have to work for a living.

I did the first of my three setups last night, Fitted my Acerbis 24litre tank with hoses, The yank is about 3 years old and i am feeling that i may have to buy a new one maybe a Safari tank (Front and rear). I also Fitted my bash plate with water container.

We are going to do a shakedown with a 250km Run in the Liwa desert where the really big dunes are. We are going to end up in Moreeb where the base of the DC is. I will try and post a RR with this training ride after this week end.


Some Excellent news, My good mate Sean Gaugain s seriously thinking of Competing aswell. He is practising like a man posesed. He just needs to get the Pin removed from his leg after his fall at the end of last years challenge. It will be very interesting with All of them on 450`s Should he Race!

I will keep You All posted!


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Re: 2011 Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge
« Reply #27 on: February 01, 2011, 11:30:21 pm »
Sean should give them horns. He must just ride carefully and concentrate RIGHT TO THE FINISH. :p

You should post more often Kenesis, its great following other guys progress. Im afraid the chances of me going this year are fading fast... :\

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Re: 2011 Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge
« Reply #28 on: February 03, 2011, 03:49:11 pm »
Lekker Kenisis

How much fuel do you carry? just the 24L main tank? (blikskottel that is big...)
Nav gear RB, ICO and what else?

When do entry's close ?

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Re: 2011 Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge
« Reply #29 on: February 03, 2011, 04:22:25 pm »
This can get interesting... Looking forward to reading more info as it gets closer to the time
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Re: 2011 Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge
« Reply #30 on: February 05, 2011, 04:38:40 pm »
Hi there Guys.

I have Started a new thread pertaining to my assault on the Abudhabi Desert Challenge.

Read about it here.

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=64446.0

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Re: 2011 Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge
« Reply #31 on: February 05, 2011, 04:40:18 pm »
Lekker Kenisis

How much fuel do you carry? just the 24L main tank? (blikskottel that is big...)
Nav gear RB, ICO and what else?

When do entry's close ?


Hey Tau.

Entries close on the 18th of March. May not leave enought time for shipping at that date!
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Re: 2011 Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge
« Reply #32 on: February 06, 2011, 11:16:47 am »
Just recieved ths from the Organisers.

Accomodation:

We are delighted to introduce Yas Island Rotana as the official hotel for Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge 2011.
 
Yas Island Rotana is a 4 star deluxe hotel conveniently located on the spectacular Yas Island, minutes away from the Formula 1 Race Track, The Links Golf Course,  Yas Southern Marina and the all new Ferrari World Abu Dhabi.
 
Centro Yas Island (managed by Rotana) - a 3 star modern, stylish and affordable lifestyle business hotel. Developed by one of the most successful and applauded hotel groups in the region, Centro is a contemporary concept that is young and fresh in its approach, original in its presentation, and dynamic in its offerings. It is designed for a new generation of travelling executives who demand both finesse and functionality at reasonable rates.

Both Yas Island Rotana and Centro Yas Island are conveniently located 10 minutes away from the Abu Dhabi International Airport, 20 minutes from Abu Dhabi’s Business district and 40 minutes from Dubai.
 
ADDC special rates are inclusive of taxes and breakfast:
Yas Island Rotana ? single (AED 300), double (AED 350)
Centro Yas Island ? single (AED 250), double (AED 300)
 
The bookings have to be made by February 28th. Fill out the attached form and

e-mail it to res.yasisland@rotana.com
 
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