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Title: Wild-West 5hour night race
Post by: Tman21 on October 18, 2013, 12:13:37 pm
Hi guys, ive entered the Wild-West 5hour enduro Night race,
We start @2pm and tike bar is at 19:00.
My KTM has a number board what will my lighting options be?
Title: Re: Wild-West 5hour night race
Post by: bud500 on October 18, 2013, 12:18:39 pm
 :lol8: Maybe should have thought about that before you entered...

Which KTM? Maybe you can borrow a headlight somewhere.
Title: Re: Wild-West 5hour night race
Post by: Spozzy on October 18, 2013, 12:24:58 pm
Where apart from the North and South Poles can 14h00 - 19h00 be classified as night, I know KTM's are fast, but faster than the speed of light, I don't think so. :imaposer:
Title: Re: Wild-West 5hour night race
Post by: Tman21 on October 20, 2013, 10:30:04 am
Last people on the track will finish by 20:00
I am hoping to do 8 laps or more so i should finish between 19:20-20:00.

2013 KTM 200 gonna try and fit a led spot or so!
Title: Re: Wild-West 5hour night race
Post by: bungycool on October 20, 2013, 05:11:02 pm
Where apart from the North and South Poles can 14h00 - 19h00 be classified as night, I know KTM's are fast, but faster than the speed of light, I don't think so. :imaposer:

Lol you've never lived in Scotland. 10till 2 daylight in winter.
Title: Re: Wild-West 5hour night race
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on October 20, 2013, 06:16:26 pm
I bought a 1000 lumen battery powered LED from Extreme lights who is a forum vendor here, the light is really bright and should be more than enough to light your way. I am under correction but it cost about R600 odd..

Quick and simple to charge, lasts hours, easy to mount

Problem solved.
Title: Re: Wild-West 5hour night race
Post by: Tman21 on October 21, 2013, 09:15:33 am
Do you have a model number for me?
Title: Re: Wild-West 5hour night race
Post by: Chukudeer on October 21, 2013, 05:45:36 pm
Wow. You wanna do 8 laps of Wild West in 5 hours ?
Title: Re: Wild-West 5hour night race
Post by: Tman21 on October 22, 2013, 08:36:26 am
Jip, but they excluding Mordor for the race, last time round I managed 6, but fitness and saddle time has increased big time. Been riding with a bunch of mates doing roof training!
Title: Re: Wild-West 5hour night race
Post by: Chukudeer on October 22, 2013, 11:36:46 am
Lol, don't be so sure about Moredore...... :biggrin: 

Good luck anyway, why not first try setting up timed laps this weekend with the Beta demo day, think it is on Sunday :thumleft:
Title: Re: Wild-West 5hour night race
Post by: Tman21 on October 22, 2013, 11:48:08 am
Roof monkeys heading for the hills on saterday and im joining them, sunday is gerage day, bike wash and getting kit sorted!
Title: Re: Wild-West 5hour night race
Post by: Tr0jan on October 22, 2013, 12:06:29 pm
Good for you man, im aiming to be done by 18:00, 5 laps. Ive got no lights, and not going to struggle with a headlight.
Title: Re: Wild-West 5hour night race
Post by: Chukudeer on October 22, 2013, 03:51:40 pm
Great to see some fit people here..... :thumleft: Me I'll do one lap and by that time it should be totally dark..... :biggrin:

I'll go have a look see tomorrow on track conditions after the rain, should be really good!  :ricky:
Title: Re: Wild-West 5hour night race
Post by: BlueBull2007 on October 27, 2013, 07:01:59 pm
Sounds great, all the best with your race and please keep us informed how it goes!
Title: Re: Wild-West 5hour night race
Post by: Tr0jan on October 29, 2013, 06:27:45 am
We have rain up until thursday, so it will probably be a nightmare. Me? Im taking a zamalek with in my camelback, and if its too hectic ill make a halfway pub stop  >:D
Title: Re: Wild-West 5hour night race
Post by: Motties on October 29, 2013, 07:03:52 am
Wow. You wanna do 8 laps of Wild West in 5 hours ?
You must be a rider of note. Let us know how many you manage :thumleft:
Title: Re: Wild-West 5hour night race
Post by: Chukudeer on October 29, 2013, 08:18:31 am
We have rain up until thursday, so it will probably be a nightmare. Me? Im taking a zamalek with in my camelback, and if its too hectic ill make a halfway pub stop  >:D

Great stuff, I'll join you in that one....lucky I know a shortcut back to the bar should we run out.... :imaposer: :imaposer:
Title: Re: Wild-West 5hour night race
Post by: Tman21 on November 02, 2013, 08:56:10 am
Wow. You wanna do 8 laps of Wild West in 5 hours ?
You must be a rider of note. Let us know how many you manage :thumleft:

 :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:
Haha thanks but im wondering if those 9 milkstouts of last night was such a great idea??
But its almost go time, cant wait! Gonna push myself like never before, started taking cramp block morning and night since wednesday! :biggrin:

Thanks guys ill let you know how it all went down!
Title: Re: Wild-West 5hour night race
Post by: BlueBull2007 on November 02, 2013, 05:54:49 pm
:thumleft: Looking forward to this!
Title: Re: Wild-West 5hour night race
Post by: Tman21 on November 03, 2013, 08:08:08 am
So who else entered this event??

Jislaaikit, what a race. We basically did the entire trac exluding mordor and a small section of the koppie.
Managed a 3rd place and 7 laps, started my 8th but had to turn around due to cramps 2km into the loop!

Great day and great event!
Title: Re: Wild-West 5hour night race
Post by: Motties on November 03, 2013, 08:34:52 am
So who else entered this event??

Jislaaikit, what a race. We basically did the entire trac exluding mordor and a small section of the koppie.
Managed a 3rd place and 7 laps, started my 8th but had to turn around due to cramps 2km into the loop!

Great day and great event!

Well done Tman, that must have been some hard work!!
Title: Re: Wild-West 5hour night race
Post by: Tr0jan on November 03, 2013, 04:58:21 pm
lekke Tman. I was packing in beers when I saw you still going!


In our group we had a 4 laps, 3 laps (me) and two fellows with only one lap that looked like they did 10!
Title: Re: Wild-West 5hour night race
Post by: BlueBull2007 on November 03, 2013, 07:41:40 pm
Was it very hard riding? How long was a lap?
Title: Re: Wild-West 5hour night race
Post by: Tr0jan on November 03, 2013, 07:59:10 pm
Was it very hard riding? How long was a lap?

A mere 11 km
Title: Re: Wild-West 5hour night race
Post by: Tman21 on November 03, 2013, 08:17:39 pm
After 3 laps the very technical slow river section kinda broke my spirits every lap as I felt im losing rythm and concentration but gathered myself  on the short breather afterwards.
But I had the lead for lap 4 and from there on chased harder and harder but my pitcrew gave me a full tank of fuel (kak swaar) and a tripper fullll of ice, so went into the pits after 4 laps and then my tripper was emty by the start of lap 6 and cramps sterted half way throug lap 5, Ive never pushed so hard or far as I only started riding 2 years ago and started with racing as a clubbie this year!
Amazed by gym fittnes and a extra bit off saddle time!
But yeah good fun but im parking the bike for 2-3 weeks!
Title: Re: Wild-West 5hour night race
Post by: Chukudeer on November 04, 2013, 08:42:21 am
Well done, you are a man amongst men.... :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:

I had to take a group to DeWildt in the morning and just did not have the extra willpower to join the race...we did come to spectate and I am very impressed with the laptimes considering that they had added the koppie in.

I see Ruan Smith came in first, How many laps did he do?
Title: Re: Wild-West 5hour night race
Post by: Mikie on November 04, 2013, 08:42:45 am
Well done man, what you riding? KTM?
Title: Re: Wild-West 5hour night race
Post by: Tr0jan on November 04, 2013, 09:23:21 am
Well done, you are a man amongst men.... :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:

I had to take a group to DeWildt in the morning and just did not have the extra willpower to join the race...we did come to spectate and I am very impressed with the laptimes considering that they had added the koppie in.

I see Ruan Smith came in first, How many laps did he do?

8 IIRC.

He came past me at one stage like I was looking for a pi$$ plek!

@Mikie, KTM 200 if I saw correctly.
Title: Re: Wild-West 5hour night race
Post by: Chukudeer on November 04, 2013, 09:33:17 am
Ruan Smith was on a Huskavarna, think it is a 250, kid is fast.  :thumleft:

Title: Re: Wild-West 5hour night race
Post by: Mikie on November 04, 2013, 10:30:10 am
Well done, you are a man amongst men.... :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:

I had to take a group to DeWildt in the morning and just did not have the extra willpower to join the race...we did come to spectate and I am very impressed with the laptimes considering that they had added the koppie in.

I see Ruan Smith came in first, How many laps did he do?

8 IIRC.

He came past me at one stage like I was looking for a pi$$ plek!

@Mikie, KTM 200 if I saw correctly.

Same as yours then

Maybe next year, I need to carry on working on my fitness and ride more too
Title: Re: Wild-West 5hour night race
Post by: ROOI on November 04, 2013, 11:00:17 am
lekke Tman. I was packing in beers when I saw you still going!


In our group we had a 4 laps, 3 laps (me) and two fellows with only one lap that looked like they did 10!
Was riding there yesterday must say the first real ride this year and did blue loop took about 7 minutes.Then did the red and saw that the koppie was part of the race route, took me 1 half hour and  was one of the okes that looked and felt like I had done 10 laps  :imaposer:
Title: Re: Wild-West 5hour night race
Post by: Mikie on November 04, 2013, 11:02:00 am
Is the Koppie not Mordor? Which one is Husaberg Hill?
Title: Re: Wild-West 5hour night race
Post by: Tman21 on November 04, 2013, 01:18:06 pm
Winner and 2nd did 8 laps but i never fitted headlight and cramps were killing me!
I managed 7 on my KTM200
In that 7 laps only rested for about 3min! Cramps started early on lap 5!
Mordor is Husaberg Hill, which they excluded but 80% of the rest of the koppie was included!

Foot note: only recently got the 200, ive had 6 300's and thats my secret to success! The 200 is tops and im still a fat bugger @90kg but you twist the ear and of she goes, hold on tight of jy gan op jou gat beland!
What ive found is that gear selection on the 200 is key but once you've learned to choose gears wisely!
Title: Re: Wild-West 5hour night race
Post by: Tman21 on November 04, 2013, 01:18:59 pm
Imagine 7 laps flat out!

Havnt seen the times yet but lap5 and 6 felt pritty fast!
Title: Re: Wild-West 5hour night race
Post by: Tr0jan on November 04, 2013, 01:36:54 pm
Winner and 2nd did 8 laps but i never fitted headlight and cramps were killing me!
I managed 7 on my KTM200
In that 7 laps only rested for about 3min! Cramps started early on lap 5!
Mordor is Husaberg Hill, which they excluded but 80% of the rest of the koppie was included!

Foot note: only recently got the 200, ive had 6 300's and thats my secret to success! The 200 is tops and im still a fat bugger @90kg but you twist the ear and of she goes, hold on tight of jy gan op jou gat beland!
What ive found is that gear selection on the 200 is key but once you've learned to choose gears wisely!

I wont trade my 200 for anything! Love that little bike. Its very underrated, but capable like no ones business!
Title: Re: Wild-West 5hour night race
Post by: Mikie on November 04, 2013, 01:52:28 pm
Ja my RMZ450 is a big fat heavy bitch for WW, but I have still done it.

Mordor, was nearly the death of me, I swore I will never allow anyone to ever make me go there again. You need big brass ones for that
Title: Re: Wild-West 5hour night race
Post by: Tr0jan on November 04, 2013, 01:58:44 pm
Ja my RMZ450 is a big fat heavy bitch for WW, but I have still done it.

Mordor, was nearly the death of me, I swore I will never allow anyone to ever make me go there again. You need big brass ones for that

Try it without the rekluse!!!  >:D
Title: Re: Wild-West 5hour night race
Post by: Mikie on November 04, 2013, 02:05:14 pm
Ja my RMZ450 is a big fat heavy bitch for WW, but I have still done it.

Mordor, was nearly the death of me, I swore I will never allow anyone to ever make me go there again. You need big brass ones for that

Try it without the rekluse!!!  >:D

You must have hit your head hard doing that race?  :deal:

Are you mad?? There is no chance  :eek7:
Title: Re: Wild-West 5hour night race
Post by: Tman21 on November 04, 2013, 02:22:24 pm
Mordor, 2 gear on the pegs!
Dont sit down dont paddle keep left!
30sec amd you at te top :biggrin:
Title: Re: Wild-West 5hour night race
Post by: Mikie on November 04, 2013, 02:24:08 pm
Mordor, 2 gear on the pegs!
Dont sit down dont paddle keep left!
30sec amd you at te top :biggrin:

Possibly my mistake I stuck to the right, but stop trying to change my mind
Title: Re: Wild-West 5hour night race
Post by: Tr0jan on November 04, 2013, 02:33:40 pm
Mordor, 2 gear on the pegs!
Dont sit down dont paddle keep left!
30sec amd you at te top :biggrin:

Possibly my mistake I stuck to the right, but stop trying to change my mind

Keep left, after the top, keep right :)
Title: Re: Wild-West 5hour night race
Post by: Tman21 on November 04, 2013, 03:34:40 pm
Ja thats also a lekker line but then you have a much longer climb to the koppie!
Title: Re: Wild-West 5hour night race
Post by: BlueBull2007 on November 05, 2013, 02:21:15 am
Bliksem sounds hard....Im way too unfit for this kind of thing right now ::)
Title: Re: Wild-West 5hour night race
Post by: Mikie on November 05, 2013, 07:33:38 am
Bliksem sounds hard....Im way too unfit for this kind of thing right now ::)

Its good fun though but it can almost break you
At De Wildt up Coconuts, which is similar to Mordor, I got halfway and even considered leaving the bike there
Title: Re: Wild-West 5hour night race
Post by: Tman21 on November 05, 2013, 11:01:45 am
Coconuts and mordor 2 completely different things, mordor has sharp loose shale rocks and coconuts have small round rocks and they are solid, dont really move
Title: Re: Wild-West 5hour night race
Post by: Mikie on November 05, 2013, 11:02:45 am
Coconuts and mordor 2 completely different things, mordor has sharp loose shale rocks and coconuts have small round rocks and they are solid, dont really move

They are both still damn hard to ride up, Coconuts is also so much longer
Title: Re: Wild-West 5hour night race
Post by: Tman21 on November 05, 2013, 12:17:33 pm
Indeed
Title: Re: Wild-West 5hour night race
Post by: Chukudeer on November 05, 2013, 01:08:07 pm
Coconuts is fun, you should try some of the other climbs up that hill, my nemesis at the moment is Samurai, just can't get up there in one go....need a long breather half way.  :'( :'(
Title: Re: Wild-West 5hour night race
Post by: Tman21 on November 05, 2013, 01:11:01 pm
Momentum momentum momentum!
Title: Re: Wild-West 5hour night race
Post by: Tr0jan on November 05, 2013, 01:11:16 pm
Coconuts and mordor 2 completely different things, mordor has sharp loose shale rocks and coconuts have small round rocks and they are solid, dont really move

They are both still damn hard to ride up, Coconuts is also so much longer

you've riddin V, dunno why you are complaining about coconuts???  O0
Title: Re: Wild-West 5hour night race
Post by: Tman21 on November 05, 2013, 08:00:35 pm
We usually start at the copshop, do a climb or 2 there, down with Butches and then head to klipgat to the pakistanie for 2l fuel and a snack!
then off to morula koppie, up samurai, down something, up something, down V up gulley, down coconuts, then head home with darryls river, over butches and then we back at the cop shop, thats a lekker ride!
Title: Re: Wild-West 5hour night race
Post by: BlueBull2007 on November 05, 2013, 09:39:11 pm
Anything like this? Go to minute 3:00

https://www.youtube.com/v/PI-c3KvfC0U
Title: Re: Wild-West 5hour night race
Post by: Chukudeer on November 05, 2013, 09:43:05 pm
We usually start at the copshop, do a climb or 2 there, down with Butches and then head to klipgat to the pakistanie for 2l fuel and a snack!
then off to morula koppie, up samurai, down something, up something, down V up gulley, down coconuts, then head home with darryls river, over butches and then we back at the cop shop, thats a lekker ride!


Dude you ain't well!   :o

Title: Re: Wild-West 5hour night race
Post by: Mikie on November 06, 2013, 07:18:32 am
Coconuts and mordor 2 completely different things, mordor has sharp loose shale rocks and coconuts have small round rocks and they are solid, dont really move

They are both still damn hard to ride up, Coconuts is also so much longer

you've riddin V, dunno why you are complaining about coconuts???  O0

I've ridden V? You saw how I wanted to die up coconuts, ok I was very unfit, maybe once I have picked up this fitness issue it will be easier
Title: Re: Wild-West 5hour night race
Post by: Mikie on November 06, 2013, 08:18:46 am
Anything like this? Go to minute 3:00

https://www.youtube.com/v/PI-c3KvfC0U

honestly, except for the steep sides, Mordor is far worse than this

These photos dont dot it justice, those loose rocks are kak

Title: Re: Wild-West 5hour night race
Post by: Tman21 on November 06, 2013, 09:16:20 pm
True story, and for the sake of momentum you must stand as far as possible (requires bit more speed tho)