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Title: Buff's wife tackles her first Swartland 200 - RR
Post by: Buff on February 19, 2014, 09:43:37 pm
I thought I would share my experiences of my first ever Off road race in the hopes that it would encourage more ladies to join me in this amazing sport. It has challenged me and pushed my personal physical boundaries, but it's kept me out of the psychologists chair ever since i started. It's a great stress reliever. Although, you'd never say so after reading this.


1:30am in the morning – and I’m Wide awake.

Sleep has decided it’s no longer anywhere close to a possibility. And why?  Well, because I’m too bloody nervous, that’s why!!! I had the absolutely bright idea of entering my first Off-road Race EVER. And that as a lady of a wonderfully young age of 27…. okay, Okay, OKAY 37. I’ve had my Yamaha TTR125 for about a year now, and I got tired of sitting in the pits and seeing everyone else have fun. So brilliant idea, don’t you think? Well at 1:30 in the morning, it doesn’t seem like such a great idea anymore!!
WHAT WAS I THINKING!!!!

My kit is packed, bike is loaded on the trailer, all ready for today and now I just have to wait for the 4:30am alarm to go off, so I can wake my amazing dear husband who is sacrificing his chance to race today, so he can babysit me on my first off-road race. He even surprised me with awesome new sticker kit for my bike, done by Erich Luff.

O Boy!! The Nerves are killing me!!!

4:25am

5 minutes to go till the Alarm goes off. I still have not slept... at all. That’s right, 3 hours of trying to psyche myself up so I don’t back out. But I think I feel the start of a stomach bug. Oh Crap!!! I’ll go back to the bedroom and wait for the alarm so I can gently wake Brett.

4:30am…….Alarm…..“Babes, Babes!!! IT’S RACE DAY!!!”  (Gentle enough?)  ;D

The rest of the morning went smoothly, too busy to think about the race again until we were in the car on our way to meet the rest of the Gang. It’s going to be Chelsea Droomer and Renier Du Plessis ( 2 juniors) first races as well.

Renier (YAMI SUPER10's son)
(http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc443/Buff600z/Swartland200%20Cats/clip5_zps54f0581d.jpg)

Chelsea (David from Cayenne@Droomers' daughter)
(http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc443/Buff600z/Swartland200%20Cats/clip4_zpsafaa1f0d.jpg)

We arrived and found a spot to setup or pit. Registration was a breeze. Well done to the WCOC guys, you were really jacked up. I was a bit out of sorts not knowing what all the stickers were for and where to put the transponder (or what Chelsea will call the translator). But everyone was very friendly and helpful. Unfortunately, none of this was quelling my nerves.
I kitted up, my brain being pudding at this stage. I couldn’t think anymore. Putting my socks on seemed more complicated than a game of Chess, and the whole time, all I can think about is, WHAT WAS I THINKING!! I kept my composure though and no one noticed until I left half my kit off, only to be told by Chelsea that I had to put my vest and chest protector on too, BEFORE my camelback. Ja Ja. Laugh if you must guys.

(http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc443/Buff600z/Swartland200%20Cats/clip1_zps6bb128da.jpg)

Right, all set and we off to the start. I had my mother and my one daughter on the start line as my own rent-a-crowd. Amazing how no matter how old you are, when you do something you really scared of, how you always still need your mommy about. Thanks Mom.

(http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc443/Buff600z/Swartland200%20Cats/GOPR4260_zps59830e8a.jpg)

The start was a bit chaotic. I wasn’t sure where I needed to be, but it looked like everyone was just milling about and chatting, so I did the same. A really scary dude started calling out names for the start grids and boy I do mean scary. He had the authority of my old high school vice principal, and when he spoke, everyone switched off their bikes and listened. I did the same in fear of getting detention. After race briefing we were all good to go. The butterflies were amplified by all the noise of the bikes and I swear I almost turned around and hi-tailed it on my TTR all the way home. But Brett was right there next to me, and the excitement and pride reflected in his eyes motivated me to stay.

(http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc443/Buff600z/Swartland200%20Cats/clip3_zpsac1ebfe2.jpg)

(http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc443/Buff600z/Swartland200%20Cats/clip6_zps233979bc.jpg)

The surge of adrenalin at the start and the whole morning’s anticipation got me through the first sandy bit through the forest, but no one warned me about the trees being so close together. My claustrophobia caused me to get out of there as quickly as possible. Please tell me how the quads made it through there?

The first few km went uneventful. But nerves and unfamiliarity with the markings caused me to overshoot a marker and then I realized I needed to actually concentrate on where I was going. It helped once all the riders were passed and Brett and I were riding at the back by ourselves and a few marshals passing us every now and then. I started to relax and really get into it.
Good advice is to actually watch for triple markers though. I can’t stress this enough, it’s really good advice. It can prevent a lot of unnecessary accidents. I think Brett has had his fill of straightening my handlebars during this race. But for some or other reason, I just never saw them, and they caught me unawares on more than one occasion.

How did I not see these triple markers?
(http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc443/Buff600z/Swartland200%20Cats/clip8_zpscfca74f9.jpg)

the inevitable straightening of handlebars
(http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc443/Buff600z/Swartland200%20Cats/clip23_zps063786d1.jpg)

The only part of the course that had me really rattled was a little sloot. And when I say sloot, at the time I thought it was the Grand Canyon. But, in hind sight, it was a little river sloot, with a steep sandy entrance, a little puddle about 3 meter in diameter that was muddy around the puddle with patches of sticky clay. No biggy. But it was the only part of the course that pushed me out of my comfort zone. After successfully stalling my bike numerous times, climbing off my bike and feathering it passed the obstacle course and a quick pep talk by my very patient husband, I was on my way again.

The steep sandy descent into the pit of hades
(http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc443/Buff600z/Swartland200%20Cats/clip10_zpsa68d41c1.jpg)

The pit of Hades
(http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc443/Buff600z/Swartland200%20Cats/clip9_zpsf19620d8.jpg)

I also found out, that when my husband said: “keep the markers on my left hand side” you do not have to take it so literally and always keep the single markers on your left, because sometimes it’s just plain easier to have it on your right, especially when all the other bike tracks pass the marker on the left and I pass it on the right, sending me over a lovely rocky enduro obstacle.

See. Look Look. tracks on Left marker on right. I went right.
(http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc443/Buff600z/Swartland200%20Cats/clip13_zps3ba463ed.jpg)

Enjoying the flat open stretches
(http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc443/Buff600z/Swartland200%20Cats/clip17_zps4edb64cc.jpg)

If only the whole track was like this
(http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc443/Buff600z/Swartland200%20Cats/clip18_zpsf68533cb.jpg)

The sand was tough. I have never had to work so hard on the bike. It was exhausting work. My little Yamaha TTR125 has really tiny wheels and the sand made me feel like a fly trapped on flypaper. I had to nurse my way through the sandy parts. It wasn’t difficult, just really draining. Straight lines in sand is one thing, but this twisty turny, MIND THE FREAKING TREE is another story completely.
In the end, I did find out that the more aggressive I rode the bike, the easier the sand became… but then… it was directly proportional to the amount of times I fell over, rode over precious vegetation, or unintentionally went careering off into the unknown. Thank goodness, Port Jackson is not environmentally sensitive vegetation. At least, my chaperone gave me some very constructive support. “Whatever gives you traction my darling!!!” Ja right.

Looking for "Traction"
(http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc443/Buff600z/Swartland200%20Cats/clip24_zpsb7baa84c.jpg)

Sand
(http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc443/Buff600z/Swartland200%20Cats/clip7_zps31cfb8d6.jpg)

Sand
(http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc443/Buff600z/Swartland200%20Cats/clip14_zps8618e3e7.jpg)

and more sand
(http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc443/Buff600z/Swartland200%20Cats/clip33_zps350f2f2a.jpg)

and you guest it... more sand
(http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc443/Buff600z/Swartland200%20Cats/clip26_zpsed99834a.jpg)

And the dreaded vegetation that got in my way
(http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc443/Buff600z/Swartland200%20Cats/clip28_zps18cb7df1.jpg)

I was proud of myself with the little downhill that was thrown in. To you guys, yes, it probably felt like a little mole hill, but to me, I was careering down Mount Kilimanjaro at breakneck speed. Did I mention I was so proud of myself? That is until I got lapped by another rider and he asked my husband, “is this the junior track?”
Like, dude?!!!!! Come on!!!

Here's the dude asking Brett if this was the Junior track
(http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc443/Buff600z/Swartland200%20Cats/clip19_zps189baf46.jpg)

There was one really hair raising moment when my back wheel washed out on some gravel while in 4th gear going at a bit of speed and my rear wheel overtook my front in a skid. It was the first time that I’ve fallen that I first took time out to see if I was okay before going to my bike. Breathing – check, Toes – check, Fingers – check, Broken bones – Phew !!! I was pleasantly surprised that it was the first fall of the day that I actually didn’t get hurt in, even though I was going quite fast. My bike unfortunately was not so lucky. Safety gear works!!!

Once again Brett straightened my handle bars and then tied the handle bar guards back to my bike with cable ties.
Eventually after more grueling sandy tracks, Brett had to let me go it alone, while he stayed to help Dion (Yami Super10) with fuel for his bike, as he had ground to a halt with an empty fuel tank. McGuiver, I have my own special Camelman!!

Fixing my Handlebars
(http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc443/Buff600z/Swartland200%20Cats/clip31_zpsb36ba0d2.jpg)

I really enjoyed the last 7 km by myself. I had gained in confidence, I rode at my own pace without worrying that Brett would be getting bored or that he would be stressing out about the breakneck speeds I was going. Okay, I can dream, can’t I?
It was all good, until about 100m to the finish line, when my little TTR’s small wheels couldn’t quite make the angle of the last ditch and there I was left precariously perched in the ditch doing a slow motion tilt to the ground. I am very vertically challenged, so I stood no chance at keeping the bike propped up. Memories of my first introduction to clipless bicycle peddles went flashing through my mind. TIMBER!!! I hit the ground with the TTR on top of me.

It was great amusement for the farm laborers that were watching though, and I am so pleased that I could brighten their day. I was stuck there though for a good 15 minutes trying to get my bike started again. I thought it was just exhaustion, but then David Droomer, who was marshalling on the junior track, came to assist me. I had flooded my bike and there was fuel in the airbox. I now know how to fix that if it happens again.

In hindsight it was probably a good thing, because if I made it back to the finish line within 2 hours, I would’ve been sent out again, and there was no way that my fitness would’ve held out.
My time was 2:22:40 and seeing as there were only 4 ladies racing on the day, I received a trophy for 4th place. That trophy was worked for and I will always remember this day. It was fun, hard work, draining, but even the parts where I was frightened, I still enjoying pushing my personal boundaries.

What I learnt on the day:
•   how to fix the chain when it comes off when you decide to drag a tree stump along with you.

(http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc443/Buff600z/Swartland200%20Cats/clip16_zps42828484.jpg)

•   that during high speed wipeouts, just go with the flow, you will eventually come to a stop.
•   Watch out for triple markers.
•   And most importantly, that praying during the race helps a lot.
•   Racing is fun; I absolutely loved every minute of it.

I’ll be back on the 15 March in Botrivier. Who's joining me?
Title: Re: Buff's wife tackles her first Swartland 200 - RR
Post by: Worth-It on February 19, 2014, 10:23:10 pm
Nice one Mrs Buff :thumleft:
Hope to join you in the coming events.....maybe after a wee bit of training, I might just get the courage to do it with you :ricky:
Nice report :sip:
Title: Re: Buff's wife tackles her first Swartland 200 - RR
Post by: Yami Super 10 on February 19, 2014, 10:37:35 pm
Nice one Cat :thumleft:  you did very well for the first race :ricky:
Title: Re: Buff's wife tackles her first Swartland 200 - RR
Post by: GJ on February 19, 2014, 10:57:37 pm
Bret,jy is gelukig om n vrou te he wat die sport saam met jou doen,well done Cat :thumleft: :hello2:
Title: Re: Buff's wife tackles her first Swartland 200 - RR
Post by: Rynet on February 20, 2014, 05:34:53 am
Very well done Mrs Buff.   :ricky: Respect to you for pushing through your comfort zone and doing it , and finishing well too.  :thumleft: thanks for sharing and for the pics.  :3some:
Title: Re: Buff's wife tackles her first Swartland 200 - RR
Post by: whitedelight on February 20, 2014, 06:26:07 am
Nice one Cat :thumleft:
Title: Re: Buff's wife tackles her first Swartland 200 - RR
Post by: Crossed-up on February 20, 2014, 06:41:46 am
Great report and very well done indeed.
Title: Re: Buff's wife tackles her first Swartland 200 - RR
Post by: Lem on February 20, 2014, 07:01:20 am
hierdie is super cool, Buff & Catherine  :thumleft:

jy het seker gevoel soos 'n privateer op die Dakar rally. Sien uit na die volgende ride report  :deal:
Title: Re: Buff's wife tackles her first Swartland 200 - RR
Post by: Cracker on February 20, 2014, 07:30:54 am
Great write-up and pictures ........  :thumleft:

Looks a very nice place to ride as well

Please keep us up to date with your progress
Title: Re: Buff's wife tackles her first Swartland 200 - RR
Post by: MissM on February 20, 2014, 08:21:43 am
Awesomeness! I would love to give this a go :)
Title: Re: Buff's wife tackles her first Swartland 200 - RR
Post by: Herminator on February 20, 2014, 08:37:27 am
Very Cool  :)
Title: Re: Buff's wife tackles her first Swartland 200 - RR
Post by: Offroad2 on February 20, 2014, 09:22:31 am
@ Mrs Buff great report & glad you finished, well done !  :thumleft:
@ Mrs M - come join the ladies classes , see the thread " WCOC Introduction Class" which we will run at Bot River onwards (liitle sand).
Ladies now have a choice to get started in the Introduction class 1.5 hrs on jnr track (15-20km) or 2/3 hours on the Snr tracks (35-40km).

Title: Re: Buff's wife tackles her first Swartland 200 - RR
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on February 20, 2014, 10:46:54 am
 :o look at all that sand.. flip sorry I missed it

Great RR.. nice to see the ladies out there enjoying themselves.
Title: Re: Buff's wife tackles her first Swartland 200 - RR
Post by: MissM on February 20, 2014, 10:47:49 am
@ Mrs Buff great report & glad you finished, well done !  :thumleft:
@ Mrs M - come join the ladies classes , see the thread " WCOC Introduction Class" which we will run at Bot River onwards (liitle sand).
Ladies now have a choice to get started in the Introduction class 1.5 hrs on jnr track (15-20km) or 2/3 hours on the Snr tracks (35-40km).



I'd love to, but I don't have a plastic! I don't think that 650s are welcome  :peepwall:
Title: Re: Buff's wife tackles her first Swartland 200 - RR
Post by: Garfield on February 20, 2014, 10:54:40 am
Nice to see the TT-R put to good use  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Buff's wife tackles her first Swartland 200 - RR
Post by: Offroad2 on February 20, 2014, 12:10:07 pm
@ Mrs Buff great report & glad you finished, well done !  :thumleft:
@ Mrs M - come join the ladies classes , see the thread " WCOC Introduction Class" which we will run at Bot River onwards (liitle sand).
Ladies now have a choice to get started in the Introduction class 1.5 hrs on jnr track (15-20km) or 2/3 hours on the Snr tracks (35-40km).



I'd love to, but I don't have a plastic! I don't think that 650s are welcome  :peepwall:
Miss M  we have had a couple 650 run with our races ( if you dont mind some scratches) however that is going to depend on your rider ability & fitness level (on Snr Track)

The INTRO class (unlimited cc) is aimed at newbie ladies on about 16km track where they ride/race in thier own time slot with roving marshals to help out.
This track is a little challenging - our 85cc 2T & 150 4t run it at a differant time slot & are very competitive but you can get back in refresh and go out again.
Beserker might like to comment after all he is responsible for junior tracks


Title: Re: Buff's wife tackles her first Swartland 200 - RR
Post by: Scooterbike on February 20, 2014, 01:15:16 pm
Nice report. I was one of the marshals that past you a few times. BUT NO!!! I was not allowed to help...!! Just go  she said   :ricky:
 :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:
Title: Re: Buff's wife tackles her first Swartland 200 - RR
Post by: Snafu on February 20, 2014, 02:41:04 pm
Well done!!!


and there goes the neighborhood :)
Title: Re: Buff's wife tackles her first Swartland 200 - RR
Post by: lowrider on February 20, 2014, 06:51:01 pm
Very Nice report, thanks for sharing your experience!
Title: Re: Buff's wife tackles her first Swartland 200 - RR
Post by: Buff on February 20, 2014, 06:59:40 pm
Nice to see the TT-R put to good use  :thumleft:

CAT here: hogging Buff's forum. Maybe I should get a profile.

I'm loving the TTR, even had her on the main MX Track. She might get a sister soon just for Zone 7 though.

But I don't think I'll ever part with her, she's been very good to me
Title: Re: Buff's wife tackles her first Swartland 200 - RR
Post by: Garfield on February 20, 2014, 07:06:54 pm
Nice to see the TT-R put to good use  :thumleft:

CAT here: hogging Buff's forum. Maybe I should get a profile.

I'm loving the TTR, even had her on the main MX Track. She might get a sister soon just for Zone 7 though.

But I don't think I'll ever part with her, she's been very good to me

Want to get my daughter into this, will PM Buff will put the girls in contact with you.
Title: Re: Buff's wife tackles her first Swartland 200 - RR
Post by: Buff on February 20, 2014, 07:09:13 pm
Cat here. Buff's wife.

Thanks for the positive response. :biggrin:

MissM, I know you'll love it. If you can take that beast of yours into Atlantis, I think you can take it anywhere.   :ricky:

To my stalker Marshall.

It's not that I didn't want the help, I just didn't want more people to have any ammunition against me like Buff did. Plenty recorded GoPro footage of   "How not to do it" :imaposer:
Title: Re: Buff's wife tackles her first Swartland 200 - RR
Post by: Buff on February 20, 2014, 07:19:27 pm
Nice to see the TT-R put to good use  :thumleft:

CAT here: hogging Buff's forum. Maybe I should get a profile.

I'm loving the TTR, even had her on the main MX Track. She might get a sister soon just for Zone 7 though.

But I don't think I'll ever part with her, she's been very good to me

Want to get my daughter into this, will PM Buff will put the girls in contact with you.

I was actually looking for your wife and daughter for a ladies intro and training get together that we had at Zone 7. I have a ladies mailing group and Wattsapp group to inform of upcoming events and training sessions. If they interested, PM Buff and he can give you my contact details. I am seriously motivated to grow ladies interest in all genre of riding.
There's so few of us, it's hard to get a support base.
Title: Re: Buff's wife tackles her first Swartland 200 - RR
Post by: Garfield on February 20, 2014, 07:23:59 pm
Nice to see the TT-R put to good use  :thumleft:

CAT here: hogging Buff's forum. Maybe I should get a profile.

I'm loving the TTR, even had her on the main MX Track. She might get a sister soon just for Zone 7 though.

But I don't think I'll ever part with her, she's been very good to me

Want to get my daughter into this, will PM Buff will put the girls in contact with you.

I was actually looking for your wife and daughter for a ladies intro and training get together that we had at Zone 7. I have a ladies mailing group and Wattsapp group to inform of upcoming events and training sessions. If they interested, PM Buff and he can give you my contact details. I am seriously motivated to grow ladies interest in all genre of riding.
There's so few of us, it's hard to get a support base.

We saw that but had already committed to a weekend away at Koringberg (awesome riding there) but will be great if they can get involved, PM on the way.
Title: Re: Buff's wife tackles her first Swartland 200 - RR
Post by: MissM on February 21, 2014, 07:48:59 am
Cat here. Buff's wife.

Thanks for the positive response. :biggrin:

MissM, I know you'll love it. If you can take that beast of yours into Atlantis, I think you can take it anywhere.   :ricky:

To my stalker Marshall.

It's not that I didn't want the help, I just didn't want more people to have any ammunition against me like Buff did. Plenty recorded GoPro footage of   "How not to do it" :imaposer:

Bwahaha you should see what we ride with ROV Rat, too. But it is more the other plastics for me. I'd prefer to be on similar footing to everyone else!

I am really game to come to another one of your events, though, and take one of them for a spin!

I'll PM Buff :)
Title: Re: Buff's wife tackles her first Swartland 200 - RR
Post by: Beserker on February 21, 2014, 09:04:45 am
CAT here: hogging Buff's forum. Maybe I should get a profile.

You must....you are a fully fledged rider after all  :thumleft:

I still remember Brett and Ian coming out to Montagu about three years ago, to help with the marshalling of the juniors, on their KDX's.

The morning started out with them being slightly apprehensive about going out on the National track, but within half an hour they enjoyed it so much, they were marshal ling everything in sight. If it moved, there was a green KDX not far behind  ;D

They came through the pits about 30 times that day.

Want to get my daughter into this, will PM Buff will put the girls in contact with you.

Apologies for the 7/11...

A circular from the WCOC/WCJOC riders rep:

We have introduced 3 new classes in the bikes.....

LADIES INTRODUCTION BIKE CLASS: All beginner and inexperienced ladies (16 and older) who feel completely out of their depth while riding the main bike race may move over to compete on the junior track in the afternoon for 1.5hrs. There will be roving marshalls on hand to help. If your partner wishes to assist as a marshall they will need to sign in at documentation – no problem.

JUNIOR LADIES CLASS. This is a support class with certificate awards to acknowledge any girls who enter any Junior Class

For what it is worth, the Junior track is the ideal learning ground, in terms of technical difficulty it is not necessarily much easier, the water crossings will be a bit shallower etc, but the rest - sand, ascents, descents are all there, but over a shorter distance that slows the top speed down.

With the shorter distance you are guaranteed a roving marshal to your aid very quickly, so there is no reason why you can not do it on your own without being pressurized by a hubby on your tail all the time.

As we all know, practice is about repetition, and the shorter distance will give you more laps, more opportunity to practice those pesky obstacles, making you a better all round rider.

Looking forward to ladies of all ages to join us, I'll put up some pics of the junior track after the weekend.

Well done Mrs Buff  :ricky:
 
Title: Re: Buff's wife tackles her first Swartland 200 - RR
Post by: Garfield on February 21, 2014, 09:22:56 am
CAT here: hogging Buff's forum. Maybe I should get a profile.

You must....you are a fully fledged rider after all  :thumleft:

I still remember Brett and Ian coming out to Montagu about three years ago, to help with the marshalling of the juniors, on their KDX's.

The morning started out with them being slightly apprehensive about going out on the National track, but within half an hour they enjoyed it so much, they were marshal ling everything in sight. If it moved, there was a green KDX not far behind  ;D

They came through the pits about 30 times that day.

Want to get my daughter into this, will PM Buff will put the girls in contact with you.

Apologies for the 7/11...

A circular from the WCOC/WCJOC riders rep:

We have introduced 3 new classes in the bikes.....

LADIES INTRODUCTION BIKE CLASS: All beginner and inexperienced ladies (16 and older) who feel completely out of their depth while riding the main bike race may move over to compete on the junior track in the afternoon for 1.5hrs. There will be roving marshalls on hand to help. If your partner wishes to assist as a marshall they will need to sign in at documentation – no problem.

JUNIOR LADIES CLASS. This is a support class with certificate awards to acknowledge any girls who enter any Junior Class

For what it is worth, the Junior track is the ideal learning ground, in terms of technical difficulty it is not necessarily much easier, the water crossings will be a bit shallower etc, but the rest - sand, ascents, descents are all there, but over a shorter distance that slows the top speed down.

With the shorter distance you are guaranteed a roving marshal to your aid very quickly, so there is no reason why you can not do it on your own without being pressurized by a hubby on your tail all the time.

As we all know, practice is about repetition, and the shorter distance will give you more laps, more opportunity to practice those pesky obstacles, making you a better all round rider.

Looking forward to ladies of all ages to join us, I'll put up some pics of the junior track after the weekend.

Well done Mrs Buff  :ricky:
 

May I ask you to start a thread for this (unless there is one already) - then we can follow it there and you can post all the relevant information there.

As I said would love to get my daughter into this, and would not mins marshaling myself.

Cat, apologies for all this on your RR.
Title: Re:
Post by: adv on February 23, 2014, 11:33:34 pm
Respek
Title: Re: Buff's wife tackles her first Swartland 200 - RR
Post by: BlueBull2007 on February 27, 2014, 11:39:43 pm
Fantastic Stuff Cat!! Very well done!!! :hello2: :notworthy: :hello2:

Its so awesome that you are going to come back for more too. My wife rides but is way too scared of the sand monster at the moment. Im going to show her this thread.

Well done Buff, "anything for traction my darling!" :imaposer: :thumleft:

Cat: Please get a profile we would love to hear about your preparation and other stories too here in the racing section. It would be great for the other ladies as well. :deal: