|09-26-2014, 12:41 AM||#1|
Andrew to most
Joined: Jun 2004
Location: Southern Tip of Africa
Rallye opportunity in South Africa 1 November
It's a long shot, but one of you may be crazy enough to try it.
This rallye - Amageza (it means crazy in our language) Kicks off in a remote area in Northern South Africa on the 1st November.
It's intended to copy the Dakar rallye in many ways in terms of toughness and format. There are no cars or trucks through. It will be 5 days & 3000km through some of the very best scenery we have.
Joey, a fellow competitor, hit a cow in training last month and is out and is willing to sell his ticket - organisers are happy for this to happen.
He has a malle moto entry.
The cost would be far less that $2000 for the full entry.
Currently there are a crop of bikes for sale here that you could buy, from as little as $5000 fully or almost fully kitted.
Our currency has tanked recently so you would be sitting pretty.
If you can land in either Cape Town or Johannesburg, the community here should be able to look after you and get you to the start line.
> Documentation & Scrutineering: Upington; 1 November
> Scrutineering & Prologue: Upington; 2 November
> Stage 1: Upington to Askham; 3 November
> Stage 2: Ashkam to Kakamas; 4 November
> Stage 3: Kakamas to Springbok; 5 November
> Stage 4: Springbok to Sutherland; 6 November
> Stage 5: Sutherland to Cape Town; 7 November
> Finishing Function: Eden on the Bay, Big Bay, Cape Town; 7 November
Become a member of the local forum;
Introduce yourself on this thread and before you know it, you could have a ton of instant Southern African friends who will look after you.
2014 Amageza Cross-Country Rallye
Finish is in Cape Town. Drink a lot of beer there, put your bike up for sale or store it for the next year and fly home.
Are you Amageza enough? Apart from some spare time and cash, you'd have to have some mad organizing skills and a bit of luck.
PS - I've heard that your bear spray doesn't work on our lions here...
I often wonder where that road goes? And that, has usually made all the difference. Appologies to Mr Frost
kamanya screwed with this post 09-26-2014 at 01:40 AM
|09-27-2014, 04:41 AM||#2|
Joined: Nov 2011
Location: Cape Town RSA
This is one hell of a opportunity.
And as Andrew says, the South African hospitality is second to none.
Riding a block of flats in the sand is quite fun!
(Previous bike: Kawasaki KLR 650: The Art of Arriving)
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