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Title: WC : Trials Riders
Post by: adv on December 16, 2014, 11:33:00 pm
Lets get a group of riders together and start playing.
Title: Re: WC : Trials Riders
Post by: KarooKid on December 17, 2014, 05:41:31 am
I'm in
Title: Re: WC : Trials Riders
Post by: Wookie on December 17, 2014, 06:29:14 am
Not sure if you joined up with these guys yet....

http://www.capetrials.co.za/ (http://www.capetrials.co.za/)



Cheers

W
Title: Re: WC : Trials Riders
Post by: adv on December 17, 2014, 06:54:09 am
Not sure if you joined up with these guys yet....

http://www.capetrials.co.za/ (http://www.capetrials.co.za/)



Cheers

W

Dead, dead, dead. unfortunately 
Title: Re: WC : Trials Riders
Post by: Wookie on December 17, 2014, 08:06:45 am
Seems like the only the guys up in Gauteng are active......  :-\
Title: Re: WC : Trials Riders
Post by: adv on December 17, 2014, 08:17:04 am
Its a pity though. I can see that its more than like Charles from the Bmwclubcape forum that runs cape trials. Same forum software and IMO it sucks.
Title: Re: WC : Trials Riders
Post by: Wookie on December 17, 2014, 08:27:57 am
Another option is the Trials SA facebook page....

https://www.facebook.com/trialssa (https://www.facebook.com/trialssa)
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Post by: adv on December 17, 2014, 08:28:32 am
Thanks dude
Title: Re: WC : Trials Riders
Post by: Wookie on December 17, 2014, 08:30:56 am
Cool..... hope you manage to get a group together down there  :thumleft:
Title: Re: WC : Trials Riders
Post by: spankme on December 17, 2014, 09:21:10 am
Get hold of Nomads MCC
Title: Re: WC : Trials Riders
Post by: PLUTO on December 18, 2014, 03:29:12 pm
Howzit adv

i am going to be riding my trials bike in Hermanus over Christmas 2014 if you would like to join in.  Also next year, there is a small group of us that ride all over Cape Town after work in the week.  Send me your number and i will let you know when we are riding .  rgds Pluto
Title: Re: WC : Trials Riders
Post by: jpcussen on January 19, 2015, 06:55:46 pm
Howzit adv

i am going to be riding my trials bike in Hermanus over Christmas 2014 if you would like to join in.  Also next year, there is a small group of us that ride all over Cape Town after work in the week.  Send me your number and i will let you know when we are riding .  rgds Pluto

Would you guys be open to some enduro bikes coming along to learn a few skills with you guys in the CT area, and perhaps wet the appetite for actual trials Riding? Certainly the skills of the trial rider can only improve our enduro skills… immensely in fact.
Title: Re: WC : Trials Riders
Post by: MaxThePanda on February 02, 2015, 06:51:02 am
Hey Pluto... I'm also interested in coming along on an enduro bikes for some trials exposure, if possible. You guys riding this year?
Title: Re: WC : Trials Riders
Post by: PLUTO on February 03, 2015, 10:42:15 am
Howzit Max

Me personally, I would love to try ride enduro bike on trials competition, but the oaks in charge don't smaak enduro bikes on their turf, so to speak.

Rgds

Pluto
Title: Re: WC : Trials Riders
Post by: adv on February 03, 2015, 02:46:55 pm
Howzit Max

Me personally, I would love to try ride enduro bike on trials competition, but the oaks in charge don't smaak enduro bikes on their turf, so to speak.

Rgds

Pluto

I still need to come through to town and ride... just such an awkward time.


Im keen to venture out to Bainskloof.
Title: Re: WC : Trials Riders
Post by: jpcussen on February 03, 2015, 05:29:27 pm
Howzit Max

Me personally, I would love to try ride enduro bike on trials competition, but the oaks in charge don't smaak enduro bikes on their turf, so to speak.

Rgds

Pluto

Jeez - I never knew the trials crew were such Knobs? They have the perfect approach then if they want to keep Trials riding off the radar in CT
Title: Re: WC : Trials Riders
Post by: zanderas on February 03, 2015, 10:16:04 pm
You might think we are knobs, but read below...

Trials is very much alive in the Cape, although a small group of dedicated riders, there are also those that come and go.
The Nomads MC club is what the cape trials falls under (or is affiliated to)
The www.capetrials.co.za (http://www.capetrials.co.za) site is very quite, except for the trials dates and the odd tech questions. We don't talk to much, but ride alot.
Trials in the cape was very big, but ever since two friends had a deadly head on at a club trial event, the sport here has gone low key.

There is an event every month, starting from March to Sept, (avoiding the very hot months, cause trials riding is hot enough as it is. Ride a trials bike in your back yard for 15min & you'll be breaking a sweat), IE every 2nd Sunday of the month is the setup of the course & the third Sunday of the month is the club event. Bunch of laid back guys, we score ourselves (like you do in golf) and are generally done by 1pm after a 10am start.

We ride every Thursday at Zonnebloem school in town and often do outrides in different neighborhoods and areas.
The bike don't make alot of noise & we don't tear up the terrain.
If it wasn't for that, we wouldn't have gotten the venues that we ride on, like two schools in the city.
We had a trial event at the Noon gun (Navy base/Signal hill) in 2014.
There is another venue on a farm in Durbanville and in the forest of an Constancia farm and also at Bonthuys farm on route to Stellenbosch (enduro bikes used to be allowed to ride there, but the farmer used to get to many complaints of noise from the Debonvale golf course).
Last year I rode 4 times a week, we even drove to Paarl rock and rode up to & on top of that big rock just for the kicks of it. But we are low key and don't make a nuisance of ourselves, so we get away with having a jol.

This year we are joining a sports event in Hermanus & are having a trial at the old Hermanus harbour. (try having an enduro event there... greenies...).

We need to protect our venues, as the land owners only allow trials bikes, otherwise we loose them.
Come watch an event or practice day. Bring the right bike for the sport and come ride...

Today I fetched my son from the creche on the trials bike, a few blocks away. Stayed on the back wheel until there, put his helmet on and rode back. Nobody knew there was a "knob", we just rode through the hood, under the radar...

Come ride for yourself, it's lekker

 ;D


Howzit Max

Me personally, I would love to try ride enduro bike on trials competition, but the oaks in charge don't smaak enduro bikes on their turf, so to speak.

Rgds

Pluto

Jeez - I never knew the trials crew were such Knobs? They have the perfect approach then if they want to keep Trials riding off the radar in CT

Title: Re: WC : Trials Riders
Post by: Berty77 on February 03, 2015, 11:18:36 pm
Bekstil... ;D
Title: Re: WC : Trials Riders
Post by: PLUTO on February 04, 2015, 09:25:23 am
I think Zanderas is mainly right, but there is more to it ...
Most people dunno what a trials bike is.  It doesn't really 'look' like a traditional motorcycle.  That combined with an open face helmet, lends itself towards a non-aggressive look, as compared to enduro bike rider in Darth Vader type outfit.  For this reason, trial bike riders can get away with riding where a traditional motorcycle would be 'banned'. 
When i say, 'get away with it' i don't mean trespass, i mean that landowners are open towards allowing trial bikes. 
But, there is a bigger picture ... trial biking is going to explode in popularity once battery powered bikes become affordable.  Then you are going to see trial bikes everywhere! 
So, my advise would be to hang in there a bit longer, and wait for  technology to shove the price of battery power down.   Or, if you can't wait, then get a petrol trials bike and come ride! 
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Post by: adv on February 04, 2015, 05:37:24 pm
I love my little gas gas. Will join you guys soon.
Title: Re: WC : Trials Riders
Post by: BrendaButtercup on February 13, 2015, 02:40:24 pm
Not sure if you joined up with these guys yet....

http://www.capetrials.co.za/ (http://www.capetrials.co.za/)

Cheers

W

Dead, dead, dead. unfortunately 

No it's not!  Did you post a query or register on the site?
Title: Re: WC : Trials Riders
Post by: BrendaButtercup on February 13, 2015, 02:46:48 pm
Come to the trial on Sunday and see for yourself:

http://capetrials.co.za/content/season-start-fun-trial-0 (http://capetrials.co.za/content/season-start-fun-trial-0)

If this is your first time, we walk through the sections before we ride them, so you can decide during the trial whether you will ride the clubman (safe & docile but not easy), experts (requires commitment) or masters (dangerous) lines.
Title: Re: WC : Trials Riders
Post by: Malmoer on February 13, 2015, 03:54:29 pm
Brendabuttercup???? :imaposer:

Charles who picked that name?

I bought an old Montesa from a friend and made my way up to one of the events. Nice bunch off blokes and very helpful. I learned a lot of new skills and if you are lucky enough to go view some of these guys and come to appreciate the skill involved i am sure one's opinion regarding trials will change. I am hoping to join them someday again soon.

I still get my weekly or fortnightly email informing me of future events.

Enjoy  the trials
Ruhan
Title: Re: WC : Trials Riders
Post by: Dusty Rusty on February 13, 2015, 04:14:19 pm
Ek wil ook eendag so bike he! 
Title: Re: WC : Trials Riders
Post by: Dusty Rusty on February 13, 2015, 04:17:06 pm
Kan mens iewerste 'n trail bike huur om te kyk of mens daarvan hou?
Title: Re: WC : Trials Riders
Post by: BrendaButtercup on February 13, 2015, 04:32:44 pm
Brendabuttercup???? :imaposer:

Charles who picked that name?

Ruhan

My first big bike is a yellow BMW 650 Funduro.  Brenda the Buttercup Yellow BMW...  then came Mr.Badger the big blue BMW.  It's a family thing - all our creatures and vehicles have names.

Funny thing is people on this forum who don't know me assume I am a girl.  One of my bikes is a girl...
Title: Re: WC : Trials Riders
Post by: BrendaButtercup on February 13, 2015, 04:36:57 pm
Kan mens iewerste 'n trail bike huur om te kyk of mens daarvan hou?

Come to the fun trial, or to practice at Zonnebloem on a thursday.  Someone is bound to let you have a ride on their bike.  Thing is, it is quite different to what you are used to, so does take a while to get into.  Most people take a year of practice before they can balance while stationary.

What I love is that I can get home from work, put on boots, pants, t-shirt, open helmet and gloves, and be riding in the neighbourhood in a few minutes.  After 30 minutes I have had a good workout and am drenched.
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Post by: Malmoer on February 14, 2015, 08:16:57 am
BBC all my bikes is girls. Just sound better we you say ' i thrashed her today' get my drift?
Yes Charles have to agree quick and easy. And if you practice balancing wheelies and stoppies you get n workout of note. I will make a plan to come visit one of the events soon.
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Post by: adv on February 14, 2015, 01:02:03 pm
I'm having a very hard time getting gear in cape town. I've spoken to Graham but he is up in jozi which makes sizing a little hard.

I don't like riding with a mx lid and then there are my gaerne mx boots.  Waay  too stiff.


Dusty jy is welkom om my 300 te kom ry as jy en nismark  in die area is.
Title: Re: WC : Trials Riders
Post by: Sprocketbek on February 14, 2015, 03:16:33 pm
You might think we are knobs, but read below...

Trials is very much alive in the Cape, although a small group of dedicated riders, there are also those that come and go.
The Nomads MC club is what the cape trials falls under (or is affiliated to)
The www.capetrials.co.za (http://www.capetrials.co.za) site is very quite, except for the trials dates and the odd tech questions. We don't talk to much, but ride alot.
Trials in the cape was very big, but ever since two friends had a deadly head on at a club trial event, the sport here has gone low key.

I was trying to guess what year that accident was, found the info on the Nomads history site: http://www.nomads.org.za/trials/trials-history/ (http://www.nomads.org.za/trials/trials-history/)

The 4 Koeberg guys mentioned were all colleagues of mine and Ben passing away was really tragic  :(
It was 1995.
20 years ago......
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Post by: zanderas on February 16, 2015, 10:58:33 am
I'm having a very hard time getting gear in cape town. I've spoken to Graham but he is up in jozi which makes sizing a little hard.

I don't like riding with a mx lid and then there are my gaerne mx boots.  Waay  too stiff.


Gear is a problem.
No one seems too eager to keep slow moving stock of all sizes.

I have found over the years that if your pip is a large in a mx/bmw/arai/etc then it's still a large for a trials helmet.
Same with mx/touring boots, it's the same size for a trials boot (normally a size or 2 bigger than your shoes size),

An open face helmet makes a biiiig difference, especially for visibility (looking up, sideways, etc.) The neck is also cut back for looking up.
The open airflow is what you appreciate most, mx helmets get stuffy fast.
Ironically, a closed face helmet for riding between the rocks and tree branches, would make sense, but have never had a close shave.

The main difference with a trials boot, is that the sole in flat, so the heel part doesn't get in the way of moving around on your peg.
It's also flexible at the ankles and has a rigid sole for the hours on the pegs.
The soles are also very grippy for walking up steep terrain and for on rocks.
Trials boots are very comfortable and last for a long time.

Gloves, you can get at many bike shops (thin mx style)  I used to ride with inner gloves too, to help with the initial callus/blister stage.
Knee guards - Polysport shin/knee guards or leatt's 3DF soft knee guards are very comfortable (tracmac, etc)
Pants - MX, etc

Try:
trials.co.za (http://trials.co.za) (Graham) for helmets & boots
World of accessories for helmets (they stocked the new Airoh trial helmet)
trialsuk.co.uk (http://trialsuk.co.uk) for all trials stuff. ("Alpine stars - no stop" Boots are 210 Pounds for a R6k boot here, ask a friend to bring it over for you)

Not much gear is needed for trials (helmet, boots, gloves, knee guards) & the maintenance costs on the bikes are minimal (clean air filter, change oil every 10-40hrs atf/10w40). Cheap cheap.... and ... the 3 litre fuel tank lasts longer than you can, hehe

You welcome to try someone else's gear on, for size, but do it before it gets wet...
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Post by: adv on February 16, 2015, 01:21:24 pm
Atf dex3  also recommended.
Title: Re: WC : Trials Riders
Post by: Kevin_ZA on February 16, 2015, 06:15:15 pm
Any reason why the Trials bikes do not seem to use "Cycra" type handguards....just getting into the sport and I have already broken the clutch lever.
Thought I was bike fit but make no mistake - it's a serious workout.
Title: Re: WC : Trials Riders
Post by: zanderas on February 16, 2015, 08:00:17 pm
Any reason why the Trials bikes do not seem to use "Cycra" type handguards....just getting into the sport and I have already broken the clutch lever.
Thought I was bike fit but make no mistake - it's a serious workout.

Some guys do fit those guards, they are useful when free riding through thick bush and a branch grabs a "handful" of front brake (or on a steep incline & the clutch is pulled), but most bikes don't have them on. Maybe weight saving, also when trials sections are set, the area is cleared nicely.

The trick to save the clutch/brake lever is to:
1.Set your levers 15mm from the bar ends, so that the handle bar hits the ground first and not the levers.
2.Loosen the levers & throttle housing so that they can move under impact. IE You can move them with 2 hands, that way the items rotate & don't brake. A couple of bangs and they are straight again to keep riding.

Also, fit bar ends (R150), they definitely help when the bike is dropped, especially the throttle side & it saves damaging the grips.

I haven't broken a lever in years since, but prior, used about 2 a year (at R300 a pop).

Ya, trials riding is a good (& satisfying) workout. You can't just sit on your bum & give it gas...
The mt bike is just standing cause the trials bike gives a good enough cardio workout
Trials biking is very progressive, wrt fitness & skill
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Post by: adv on February 16, 2015, 09:22:50 pm
I do have flappy type guards. They aren't fitted tho. Try and source some fancy folding levers... They work rather well.
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Post by: adv on February 16, 2015, 09:24:10 pm
I did some wheelie practice yesterday and can keep it up for a rugby field Length in 5th gear. Gets a little hairy at times tho. Hahaa
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Post by: zanderas on February 16, 2015, 09:33:50 pm
I did some wheelie practice yesterday and can keep it up for a rugby field Length in 5th gear. Gets a little hairy at times tho. Hahaa

Lekkkkkkeeeeerrrrrrr

Just cover the back brake, it's the only safety from flipping backwards

Braaaaaaaaap
Title: Re: WC : Trials Riders
Post by: Wookie on February 17, 2015, 07:40:37 am
Any reason why the Trials bikes do not seem to use "Cycra" type handguards....just getting into the sport and I have already broken the clutch lever.
Thought I was bike fit but make no mistake - it's a serious workout.


I use a couple of wraps of Plumbers Tape (PTFE) around the handle bars, under the clutch and brake lever perches.
Lets them rotate under force quite well....
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Post by: Dusty Rusty on February 18, 2015, 10:37:54 am
I'm having a very hard time getting gear in cape town. I've spoken to Graham but he is up in jozi which makes sizing a little hard.

I don't like riding with a mx lid and then there are my gaerne mx boots.  Waay  too stiff.


Dusty jy is welkom om my 300 te kom ry as jy en nismark  in die area is.
:o :o :o :o :o

Ooooooh! oooh!  Sjoe!  Dis sal awesome wees.  Dalk kry ek eendag se eendag liewerste vir my  'n trail bike as 'n plastic.  Ek hou van die stilstaan en balanseer idee.   ;D  Vreeslik baie dankie, ek sal hoor wanneer ons in jou rigting kan kom.    :toothy10: :toothy11: :toothy9: :toothy9:
Title: Re: WC : Trials Riders
Post by: Kevin_ZA on February 18, 2015, 02:12:12 pm
Any reason why the Trials bikes do not seem to use "Cycra" type handguards....just getting into the sport and I have already broken the clutch lever.
Thought I was bike fit but make no mistake - it's a serious workout.

Thanks....some good advice given.
Title: Re: WC : Trials Riders
Post by: BrendaButtercup on February 23, 2015, 02:18:34 pm
Here is the trip report of the Fun Trial we held at Zonnebloem on Sunday 15th Feb:
http://capetrials.co.za/content/fun-trial-2015-zonnebloem (http://capetrials.co.za/content/fun-trial-2015-zonnebloem)
Title: Re: WC : Trials Riders
Post by: jpcussen on February 24, 2015, 09:57:45 am
Looks like a Jol!  Some good skills being learnt there
Title: Re: WC : Trials Riders
Post by: adv on February 26, 2015, 12:31:09 am
Looks like a Jol!  Some good skills being learnt there


There is a 290 Sherco on gtree for 29k.  >:D >:D


My balance has improved 10x since I started riding this little thing. Now im just gooing wheelies and endos in the street  :peepwall:
Title: Re: WC : Trials Riders
Post by: BrendaButtercup on March 24, 2015, 09:03:38 am
Here is the trial report for the first official trial of the season: http://capetrials.co.za/content/nomads-trial-report-bonthuys-15-march-2015 (http://capetrials.co.za/content/nomads-trial-report-bonthuys-15-march-2015)
Title: Re: WC : Trials Riders
Post by: BrendaButtercup on May 21, 2015, 06:54:13 pm
Hi all

Here is the trial report for the May Nomads Trial, held at Spes Bona.  http://capetrials.co.za/content/nomads-trial-report-spes-bona-sun-17-may (http://capetrials.co.za/content/nomads-trial-report-spes-bona-sun-17-may) We had Wayne Sheppard with his drone to film some spectacular video of the event.
Title: Re: WC : Trials Riders
Post by: 2StrokeDan on May 22, 2015, 09:29:00 pm
Zanderas, a friend and myself were competing in the national at Theewaterskloof, somewhere in the 90's, when Ben and JJ hit each other head-on on a transport road.
One of them was rightfully returning along the road from the sections, and the other rider came along the opposite way, against traffic.
I belonged to the Nomads, and rode with Brian Barson.
Title: Re: WC : Trials Riders
Post by: BrendaButtercup on May 28, 2015, 10:18:33 am
We are having a trials training and practice day this Sunday 31 May.  Michael Krause and Brian Barson will be available to help with tips, advice and demos.

Details here http://capetrials.co.za/content/training-day-zonnebloem-sun-31-may (http://capetrials.co.za/content/training-day-zonnebloem-sun-31-may)
Title: Re: WC : Trials Riders
Post by: katana on May 28, 2015, 12:20:22 pm
Am I allowed to come watch?
Title: Re: WC : Trials Riders
Post by: BrendaButtercup on May 28, 2015, 03:30:48 pm
Yes, come watch if you like.  All are welcome.  The only restriction is that only trials bikes are allowed (no enduro/MX), for reasons of soil erosion and noise.
Title: Nomads Trial Report :: 21 June :: Vista School
Post by: BrendaButtercup on July 02, 2015, 06:53:12 am
The trial report is here: http://capetrials.co.za/content/nomads-trial-report-vista-21st-june-2015 (http://capetrials.co.za/content/nomads-trial-report-vista-21st-june-2015)
Title: Re: WC : Trials Riders
Post by: BrendaButtercup on July 14, 2015, 08:44:34 pm
The July Nomads trial will be held this sunday at Bonthuys farm (Welgelen in Klipheuwel).  Details here : http://capetrials.co.za/content/nomads-trial-sun-19th-july-bonthuys (http://capetrials.co.za/content/nomads-trial-sun-19th-july-bonthuys)
Title: Trial Report
Post by: BrendaButtercup on July 24, 2015, 08:23:58 am
The trip report of the July Nomads trial is up here: http://capetrials.co.za/content/nomads-trial-report-bonthuys-19th-july-2015 (http://capetrials.co.za/content/nomads-trial-report-bonthuys-19th-july-2015)
Title: Re: WC : Trials Riders
Post by: BrendaButtercup on April 21, 2016, 08:37:11 am
I've been a bit slack.  The most recent Nomads Trial Report is here: http://capetrials.co.za/content/nomads-trial-report-bonthuys-apr-2016 (http://capetrials.co.za/content/nomads-trial-report-bonthuys-apr-2016)

There are reports there also for the February Fun Trial, and the March Nomads Trial.

In October, Nomads is hosting two legs of the Trials Nationals.  You might want to pencil in the weekend of the 15th and 16th October.  Bases Farm in Wellington, and Bonthuys Farm in Klipheuwel.
Title: Re: WC : Trials Riders
Post by: BlueBull2007 on April 27, 2016, 09:20:47 am
Great reading your reports - Thanks for all the links and feedback! :thumleft:

One day I'd like to give this a go.
Title: Re: WC : Trials Riders
Post by: BrendaButtercup on May 10, 2016, 10:29:09 am
The next Nomads trial is this coming Sunday at the Elgin/Grabouw Country Club.  Details here: http://capetrials.co.za/content/nomads-trial-elgin-grabouw-country-club-sun-15th-may (http://capetrials.co.za/content/nomads-trial-elgin-grabouw-country-club-sun-15th-may).

The venue is seriously awesome, and you might just want to pop around for lunch and a bit of trials eye-candy.
Title: Re: WC : Trials Riders
Post by: XT JOE on May 11, 2016, 12:43:47 pm
Hope to make it there-stunning place. Will sit and drool :thumleft:
Title: Re: WC : Trials Riders
Post by: katana on May 11, 2016, 12:54:26 pm
I have been to two events now for tips.  Fun stuff.
Title: Re: WC : Trials Riders
Post by: FLINTS on May 11, 2016, 05:15:16 pm
Hoor die pas is toe, en die moere gooi weer klippe in Grabouw
Title: Re: WC : Trials Riders
Post by: Scribble on May 11, 2016, 08:42:31 pm
Hoor die pas is toe, en die moere gooi weer klippe in Grabouw
Ja the entire n2 has been diverted on Clarence drive
It sucks like you can't believe and since Monday night!!
If they don't get it sorted by the weekend will the event still run ? I would like to
Bring the family to watch
Title: Re: WC : Trials Riders
Post by: FLINTS on May 12, 2016, 10:30:38 am
Sir lowrys should be open before the week end . Me and Grant from Hermanus is going .  Sounds like fun, and u can get a chow from the Clubhouse there.   :thumleft:
Title: Re: WC : Trials Riders
Post by: XT JOE on May 15, 2016, 10:37:01 pm
Took a drive out to the Grabouw country club to see they guys strut there stuff. Must go there for lunch sometime- run by Brian (i think its his name) can only be a biker- cool guy- whole place was full of Ulysees club busy with a big brunch there

As the dam level is  low you have these pure white sandy beaches with the weird tree stumps sticking out. Very different but still interesting little loops were laid out over stumps,rocks and plenty black mud-   i will re size more pics and load but out of time now but Appel and supporter of WD's  from Hermanus can fill in blanks here :thumleft:
Title: Re: WC : Trials Riders
Post by: Scribble on May 16, 2016, 07:45:27 am
We arrived pretty late and were told it was all over
really bummed would have like to have watch some of the riding
Title: Re: WC : Trials Riders
Post by: XT JOE on May 20, 2016, 01:24:31 pm
Few more pics (battle to resize these monsters)- take them to photo bucket then copy out  there again
Title: Re: WC : Trials Riders
Post by: XT JOE on May 20, 2016, 01:34:48 pm
Photos taken in Constantia last year. Nice couple of classics in there doing it
Title: Re: WC : Trials Riders
Post by: FLINTS on May 20, 2016, 03:29:37 pm
Thanks XT JOE Vir die pics.  Die classic Suzuki se tenk het nou n moerse duik. Brenton het in die klippe neergeslaan. Ek het met my tweede rondte a face plant gehad oor daai omgevalde boom,  en 2 keer in die modder vas gesit. Eks bly daars nie fotos daar van nie  :lol8:
Title: Re: WC : Trials Riders
Post by: XT JOE on September 15, 2016, 06:50:55 am
Spent a hour on sunday at Welgelegen farm where CTC had ride and took some pics. Also the same venue where the upcoming Nationals will be held.
Title: Re: WC : Trials Riders
Post by: XT JOE on September 15, 2016, 06:59:55 am
As always the photos dont do justice
Title: Re: WC : Trials Riders
Post by: Tony the Boney on September 15, 2016, 07:09:14 am
I have great respect for trials riders....they can ride  :thumleft:
Title: Re: WC : Trials Riders
Post by: BlueBull2007 on September 15, 2016, 04:02:27 pm
I have great respect for trials riders....they can ride  :thumleft:

+1
Title: Re: WC : Trials Riders
Post by: Tony the Boney on September 16, 2016, 08:51:53 am
for the foot-up riders who are interested...I'm posting a pair of Gaerne Balance boots for sale later this weekend.
 
Title: Re: WC : Trials Riders
Post by: PLUTO on September 16, 2016, 10:06:22 am
Hi Tony the Boney, i would be interested in buying them.  Please let me know size and price on oh 8 three two 1 six seven 4 one zero.  Thanks Pluto
Title: Re: WC : Trials Riders
Post by: katana on September 16, 2016, 11:38:02 am
I will also be interested depending on size.
Title: Re: WC : Trials Riders
Post by: Tony the Boney on September 16, 2016, 04:12:42 pm
No problem Katana, I've just posted them for sale "Gaerne Balance Pro-Tech Boots and other bits and pieces"
Title: Re: WC : Trials Riders
Post by: XT JOE on September 21, 2016, 05:01:34 pm
Nationals at Welgelegen
Title: Re: WC : Trials Riders
Post by: BrendaButtercup on October 05, 2016, 08:08:36 pm
The Cape leg of the Trials Nationals starts on Saturday a week (15th to 16th Oct).  Spectators enter free.  Details are here: http://capetrials.co.za/ (http://capetrials.co.za/)
Title: Re: WC : Trials Riders
Post by: XT JOE on October 31, 2016, 04:41:21 pm
Terrible reporting so late but ja nee. Couple of the local gom gat gang went and spent a few hours watching the Nationals on the sunday. Eyes opened wide watching some serious punters plying the trade. Below is two links to a man with a bazooka camera taking stunning pics- even got a pic of my XT in there- my mik and druks to follow




•   Bases Farm
https://goo.gl/photos/9hJML5FkLrky5aNi9
•   Welgelegen
https://goo.gl/photos/2xqh6h3C56rpbVE59
Title: Re: WC : Trials Riders
Post by: XT JOE on October 31, 2016, 04:46:25 pm
Pics at Welgelegen
Title: Re: WC : Trials Riders
Post by: Tony the Boney on November 01, 2016, 05:50:02 pm
Love that last picture!
Title: Re: WC : Trials Riders
Post by: GSBoland on November 01, 2016, 07:47:31 pm
Howzit Max

Me personally, I would love to try ride enduro bike on trials competition, but the oaks in charge don't smaak enduro bikes on their turf, so to speak.

Rgds

Pluto
jip thats tru.  i wanted years back buy a tw200 and start riding.  just to see if i can and like to go further.  they ban me on the site.  how the ....... will the sport grow.  all a lot off ......
Title: Re: WC : Trials Riders
Post by: Storm Trooper on November 24, 2016, 08:37:42 am
Hi Guys

are there any EC trial riders on the forum? I ride with Tony Orrey but looking to get a few more guys together. :peepwall:
Title: Re: WC : Trials Riders
Post by: XT JOE on May 18, 2017, 03:44:47 pm
Cape Trails Club is having a ride on sunday 21/5 at Grabouw country club


http://capetrials.co.za/tracker
The Nomads trial for May has been moved to the 3rd weekend due to Mothers Day on the second Sunday.  The riding at the Elgin Grabouw Country Club is sublime.  There are logs of every size and description, a section up a river, rocks, sand, mud - you name it, we have it.  Have a look at last year's report.

The country club has lovely lawns, a restaurant, and ablutions.  There is entertainment for kids, and family will be comfortable waiting for you to finish riding.

The protocol for arriving at the club is as follows:

when you arrive you need to park on the grass on the immediate left as you enter the car park.
Please do not buzz the club area - when we start we will ride to the sections away from the clubhouse keeping noise levels low.  Believe me - you will be whooping with delight at the sections and the liasons, and there is no need to get any thrills in the parking area.
Our behavior and future use of this venue will depend on how we conduct ourselves in the public spaces.
Trial Details

Time: 9h30 for a 10am start.   (It takes an hour to get there  from Kirstenhof via Baden Powell.)
Cost: R150 per bike to parks board - you will see that it is worth it.  Pay Mark Shearer.
First Time? : See our FAQ
Lunch: Bring your family and have lunch after the trial at the restaurant.  Club number is 021-859-3651 and 082-335-7071 - http://www.countryclub.co.za/.
Electrics:
We will cater for electric bikes - there are sections right near the clubhouse, and some docile riding in front of the restaurant.  The further sections are via a flowing spoor where you can choose your line to be easy or difficult.

How to get there

Take the N2 over Sir Lowrys Pass and then take the main turnoff into Grabouw (R321 at the Orchard Farm Stall).
At the 2nd Stop Sign, turn left.
Carry on for about 2k’s until the road banks left...
at that point you will see a slip road going straight, over a railway line and a small Grabouw Country Club sign – go along there for another 2k’s and in to the club.
34° 7'39.38"S, 19° 1'27.57"E

The Elgin Grabouw Country Club

If you want to book for Breakfast or Lunch, please call the club or Willie and book (he is most accommodating).

Club number is: 021-859-3651 and 082-335-7071

Links.. http://www.countryclub.co.za/

“The Club has a fully licensed restaurant with stunning views across the Eikenhof dam. Come and experience the tranquility offered by this setting while enjoying any of our great value for money meals from our generous al la carte menu.

The restaurant is open from 11am to 9pm from Tuesdays to Friday and from 9am to 9pm on Saturday. The restaurant is also open on Sundays from 9am until 2pm. To avoid disappointment please book in advance.

The bar is open from 11am until late.

There is a selection of menu options available to suit all tastes. There are also braai & picnic facilities available. Booking is essential. Please contact the Club for pricing.
Tel: 021 859 3651 or Email: marketing@countryclub.co.za “
Title: Re: WC : Trials Riders
Post by: XT JOE on May 21, 2017, 07:29:06 pm
Charl and myself took a ride out there cutting across the now burnt/chopped Grabouw forest to go watch the guys do there stuff around the pretty pretty empty Grabouw country club dam. As always good to see- some pics -more to follow
Title: Re: WC : Trials Riders
Post by: XT JOE on May 22, 2017, 08:05:15 am
Battling with resizing- crap- Saw our world famous Rynet  walsing around there with a bazooka sized camera - so hoping for some better pics
Title: Re: WC : Trials Riders
Post by: PLUTO on May 22, 2017, 03:18:37 pm
Ja it was a very nice and different trial, with a worrying aspect to it.  Folks, this event took place IN the dam.  Have a closer look at the pics.  Where we were riding is all underwater normally.  the winter dam height is some 10 to 12 meters higher.  Those logs live underwater.  While it is great to have venues like this, going to them hits home just how hectic water crisis actually is.
Let's hope the rains come tumbling down - we really really need the water!
Nice to see new faces at the trial, and think it was the best turnout in a while. 
Title: Re: WC : Trials Riders
Post by: Rynet on June 11, 2017, 07:54:42 am
Battling with resizing- crap- Saw our world famous Rynet  walsing around there with a bazooka sized camera - so hoping for some better pics
:imaposer:

Haha certainly not famous , let alone world famous  :3some:

I will be taking my moderate talent with a camera out there today again to take photos in Stellenbosch for the monthly Trials Competition if anyone else wants to join. Quite a few Wilddogs do the trials thing including Superman Kobus .  :thumleft:

I have the pin drop for the place I can whats app the location ,it seems to be off the Botelary Road , into Steneveld Pad near or at the Team Offroad 4 x4 Training ( near/ at the Koopmanskloof Private Nature Reserve )


Ps I will try get my lazy ass to post photos later, yours look great X T Joe and see you there :thumleft: :thumleft:
Title: Re: WC : Trials Riders
Post by: Rynet on June 11, 2017, 08:13:11 am
Forgot to say it starts at 10 am , till about 2pm  :thumleft:
Title: Re: WC : Trials Riders
Post by: BrendaButtercup on May 13, 2018, 06:23:48 pm
The Nomads Trial for May is on the 20th May 2018 at Elgin Country Club.  Details here: http://capetrials.co.za/content/nomads-club-trial-elgin-20-may-2018 (http://capetrials.co.za/content/nomads-club-trial-elgin-20-may-2018)
Title: Re: WC : Trials Riders
Post by: XT JOE on July 26, 2018, 06:42:03 am
Cape trials club had a ride at the bottom of Du Toits kloof last sunday-just popped in for a hour or so. Beautiful riding area but as we left the decent cellphone at home did not take pics but hoping to get some from all the face book etc site- ran into this pommie on site and thought that voice and smile looks and sounds familiar. What a nice chap always ready with a smile and a  laugh.Not really made it to events this year but the the numbers seem to have increased and good to see their happy faces- trials guys always look happy :)
I think our  Superman Kobus Potgieter  is now organising-spoke briefly as he was also riding- nice one Kobus :thumleft:
Title: Nomads Trial :: Aug 19th :: Wellington
Post by: BrendaButtercup on August 11, 2018, 07:06:07 pm
http://capetrials.co.za/content/nomads-club-trial-2 (http://capetrials.co.za/content/nomads-club-trial-2)

This trial is at the same venue as the SA Nationals legs 5 & 6 that will be held on the 22nd and 23rd of September.  Pencil in those dates - spectators pay no entry, and there will be food stalls and exciting riding by the top riders in the country.

A contingent of Capies, including our Superman, drove up to compete in legs 3 & 4 of the SA Trials Nationals, held in Durban.  A trip report is here: http://capetrials.co.za/content/2018-nationals-legs-3-4-kzn (http://capetrials.co.za/content/2018-nationals-legs-3-4-kzn)
Title: Re: WC : Trials Riders
Post by: BrendaButtercup on August 15, 2018, 02:53:18 pm
Its a pity though. I can see that its more than like Charles from the Bmwclubcape forum that runs cape trials. Same forum software and IMO it sucks.
You know, that hurts.  I put in many of my personal hours to provide a service to a sport I love.  I also went to great effort to put up a site where you can upload images easily, without the hassle many people have with this forum that does not even have a WYSIWYG editor.

I don't go around dissing WildDogs, because it hurts the people who work on it and like it.  And I am sure you are a nice fellow - but you name me personally and imply that what I do is crap. 

I think an apology is in order.
Title: Legs 5 & 6 of Trials Nationals
Post by: BrendaButtercup on August 16, 2018, 12:04:31 pm
Keep the 22nd and 23rd of September free for the spectacle of the year.  Details in the attachment, or visit http://capetrials.co.za/nationals/register (http://capetrials.co.za/nationals/register).