Amageza Safari 2013 - The Revenge of the Richtersveldt

Discussion in 'Racing' started by Bluebull2007, Oct 4, 2013.

  1. SteveDennehy

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    And the next two...

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  2. SteveDennehy

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    Some more photos from the start of the Special:

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  3. 640 Armageddon

    640 Armageddon Do or Do Not. There is no try.

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    Thanks for the insight! Keep it coming!
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  5. SteveDennehy

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    The riverbed is taking no prisoners.
    One bike hit rock, broke sump, and is now being recovered.
    Another bike hit rock (another rock, not the same one, there are plenty to go around) and holed his petrol tank. He is limping to the bivuoac via tar road.
    The R1200GSA sunk in the sand almost immediately. To his credit, the rider got going again, but is now on a parallel route.

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  6. Bluebull2007

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    Thanks for the sticky guys! :thumb


    From the wilddog thread:

    It looks as if Gerrit Du Toit has decided to ride tar road to Sutherland, after holing his petrol tank

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  7. Bluebull2007

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    Dawn breaks over the bivouac. You can see the 1200 GSA on the right.
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    #109 Martinus Kruger killing it on his 690
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    Peter How (bonova) on his BMW 450 and Andrew Johnson (Kamanya) on his converted KTM 950 fuel bowser :lol3
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    Jan Niederhumer (N[]va on his DRZ 400 and Chris Kruger (speedmetal) on his 690
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    Jacques Kreef on this 650 Xchallenge and Dale Thompson on a 950
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    Juan Ballester gunning away
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    Charl Steyn on a 690 Oryx
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    And last but not least, the ill-fated sweep vehicles
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  8. Bluebull2007

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    Alexander Nel FB:

    Chris Opperman crossing the river at Malgas. Broke a chain link but managed to fix it.
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  9. Bluebull2007

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    Rider and inmate Andrew Johnson signs in an updates



    its now 20:32 in South Africa, raining and cold and here is the status:

    #115 Willem Weber is missing in action, last seen 3km into the special. Lets hope he is okay.

    #123 Jacques Coetzer and
    #128 Deon Augustyn got caught in a flash flood on the stage, they have sat phone, are okay and are making their way slowly out together.

    #135 Dale Thompson and
    #137 John Jordaan are also together. one of them has bike problems but they are also slowly making their way out of the special.
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  10. 640 Armageddon

    640 Armageddon Do or Do Not. There is no try.

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    From Amageza FB

    Looking forward to more pics and results :freaky
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  11. Bluebull2007

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    Im glad at least someone is reading all this! :D
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  12. Stagehand

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    got my interest
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    there is a few of us I guess, it has a real adventure spirit to it.
    I am liking it so keep it coming, wildogs needs a translation feature hehe
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  14. Aquatic

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    The problem there is they speaking English and Afrikaans, and a bastard of a language that is something in the middle
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    We are here Neil.
    Just watching quietly and wishing we were there
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  15. Bluebull2007

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    Its to keep guys like Troy Carpente Safari in check! :evil :rofl

    Just ask me if you need some help in translation :deal Or the peeps in WD's

    onward with the program:

    Some more photos, compliments of Wayne:

    Hunting for lost riders
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    Night time repairs
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    Loading tomorrows road book
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    Midnight repairs
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    Local sports change rooms being used as a midnight workshop for riders. No support crews.
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    Some guys work, others watch, and some give advice. I reckon the guy on the right is too tired to do much more than watch :lol3
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    Make shift workshop with lighting
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  16. Bluebull2007

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    The above results are PRELIMINARY and have not yet been signed off by the organisation (SteveD and Co Patch), though Im sure it will be pretty close.

    23 out of 41 Starters yesterday finished the stage.

    That's only 56% of the field on the first day, not counting the 4 riders who did not start yesterday!!

    The 19 who did not finish have now played their "pink card". While they are allowed to start, they still have to finish today to be allowed to continue on the 3rd and final stage.

    #135 Dale Thompson and 137 #Johan Jordaan arrived at the bivouac sometime between midnight and 4 a.m. this morning. They had to walk out, apparently abandoning their bikes! :huh

    Today the riders start out in reverse order, slowest guys first, in an attempt to give everyone the best chance on the stage. Its another monster stage:

    Sutherland to Springbok, 379km of liaison to a 150 km special stage, followed by a 200 km final liaision, almost all on dirt. Total stage length: 729 km. Its going to be a monster!
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  17. gagnaou

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    Thanks for compiling all the info for us in this thread Bluebull, that looks like a fun rallye! Definitely seems to have the spirit of the first Dakars...
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  18. 640 Armageddon

    640 Armageddon Do or Do Not. There is no try.

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    This is now one of my favourites :deal (thanks for the updates Neil - I am following thru FB as well :freaky )
    True old Dakar spirit, level of difficulty is top notch.

    I like a lot that this rally is full of everyday people who, despite not having top notch equipment, they prepared the bikes and went for the journey. That is the Rally spirit for me. Don't get me wrong, I like factory look bikes, clean, top equipment etc, but when I look some of these bikes and I see the true privateer spirit I cannot help it but thinking Dakar in the early stages....

    And the long stages, make it count. This is a true long distance rally. :freaky
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  19. Brink

    Brink Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the updates Neil.

    I hope you will be part of the organizing team when this rally becomes the 7 day+ event it deserves, with a host of international riders as well.

    Make a plan to come to RSA guys - the beauty is awesome - the adventure is ever present - and the currency favors the spending of your dollars ($1 = ZAR10):evil:clap:deal
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  20. Bluebull2007

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    This :deal
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