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Title: GXCC 2018
Post by: bud500 on January 22, 2018, 02:52:18 pm
Any Dogs doing some of these this year?
Title: Re: GXCC 2018
Post by: Cracker on January 22, 2018, 03:03:37 pm
Yep, I'm gonna do yet another 'final' year .........
Title: Re: GXCC 2018
Post by: bud500 on January 22, 2018, 03:07:11 pm
I'm also doing some. Racing to get fit again...... :lamer:
Title: Re: GXCC 2018
Post by: gser on January 22, 2018, 03:19:58 pm
Dankie vir info !
Title: Re: GXCC 2018
Post by: Dwerg on January 23, 2018, 07:34:15 am
A few nice and close to home! Where is Leahu?
Title: Re: GXCC 2018
Post by: landieman on January 23, 2018, 07:43:26 am
will definitely go spectate at a couple
Title: Re: GXCC 2018
Post by: bud500 on January 23, 2018, 08:22:34 am
I few nice and close to home! Where is Leahu?

I think, just north of Settlers.
Title: Re: GXCC 2018
Post by: wiledog_X on January 23, 2018, 03:04:06 pm
Yep, I'm gonna do yet another 'final' year .........

Good one, Cracker! I'll come spectate and say hi.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: GXCC 2018
Post by: Dwerg on February 05, 2018, 08:50:50 am
Right bring on the weekend! My ribs are very tender and fitness is almost non-existent so there won't be much "racing" but I'm going to try and make it to the time bar
Title: Re: GXCC 2018
Post by: gser on February 05, 2018, 09:04:05 am
Go Dwerg , go . . . !


Title: Re: GXCC 2018
Post by: Dwerg on February 05, 2018, 09:10:25 am
Go Dwerg , go . . . !

Gaan jy daar wees? Batch is op van die kaap af die week en gaan in die pits wees vir ons. Kom s hello
Title: Re: GXCC 2018
Post by: wiledog_X on February 05, 2018, 10:41:10 am
Some action from last year at Bronkies race.  :thumleft:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HK-9PhRGFU
Title: Re: GXCC 2018
Post by: wiledog_X on February 05, 2018, 11:28:12 am
Anyone have the GPS co-ords for Arbor race near Bronkies? Is is the same place as last year?
Title: Re: GXCC 2018
Post by: bud500 on February 05, 2018, 11:32:09 am
Anyone have the GPS co-ords for Arbor race near Bronkies? Is is the same place as last year?

Start/Finish: Bronkhorstspruit GPS Co-ordinates
25 ̊57.155S 28 ̊48.864E

18. DIRECTIONS:
Coming from Pretoria.
Travel on the N4 towards Witbank.
Exit at Groblersdal / Dalmas off ramp and turn right onto the R25 Continue on the R25 (cross over the N4)
When you get to the Toyota Godrich dealership, Turn left onto the R960. Continue on R960, This road turns into a gravel road.
After 15km turn left (there is a sign that says Arbor)
Continue to find GXCC branding
 
Title: Re: GXCC 2018
Post by: bud500 on February 05, 2018, 11:35:47 am
Wanted to attach the GXCC 1 Regs, but the file is too big.
Title: Re: GXCC 2018
Post by: gser on February 05, 2018, 03:36:00 pm
Go Dwerg , go . . . !

Gaan jy daar wees? Batch is op van die kaap af die week en gaan in die pits wees vir ons. Kom s hello
Sal kom Hallo se , wat se die weer vir Saterdag ?
Wie is bang ! wil net weet want die mos reentyd hier by ons . . .
Title: Re: GXCC 2018
Post by: bud500 on February 06, 2018, 08:01:32 am
Sal kom Hallo se , wat se die weer vir Saterdag ?
Wie is bang ! wil net weet want die mos reentyd hier by ons . . .

Moeilik om die voorspellings te glo deesdae, maar op die oomblik wys dit gedeeltelik bewolk en warm. En ons spring eers iets soos 11h30 weg... :o
Ek het gehoop vir meer reen die week en dus minder stof, maar op die oomblik lyk dit ook nie so nie.
Title: Re: GXCC 2018
Post by: Cracker on February 06, 2018, 08:28:25 am
Ja but we could end up with lotsa dust AND deep mud.
Title: Re: GXCC 2018
Post by: bud500 on February 06, 2018, 08:45:54 am
Ja but we could end up with lotsa dust AND deep mud.

Correct. I think there were some mud holes last year. I wasn't there.
Title: Re: GXCC 2018
Post by: Katumman on February 06, 2018, 12:10:08 pm
Yes manne

Waar kry ons die start tye vir Saterdag se GXCC
Title: Re: GXCC 2018
Post by: bud500 on February 06, 2018, 12:19:47 pm
Yes manne

Waar kry ons die start tye vir Saterdag se GXCC

Saturday 10 Feb 2018
   
 
06:00 to 07:20
All Jnrs & Snr QUADS
competitors
MSA LICENSE & PROOF OF PAYMENT MUST BE PRESENTED AT DOCUMENTATION!!
   
 
06:30 to 07:30
All Jnrs & Snr QUAD competitors line up
 
 
07:30 Compulsory
All Jnrs & Snr QUAD competitors Riders Briefing on Start Line
 
 
08:00
All Jnrs & Snr QUAD competitors RACE START
   
 
08:30 to 09:30
Snr BIKES (including WOW) Documentation MSA LICENSE & PROOF OF PAYMENT MUST BE PRESENTED AT DOCUMENTATION!!
   
 
09:00 to 10:30
Snr BIKE (including WOW) line up
 
 
10:00
Jnrs competitors Time bar
   
 
11:00
Snr QUAD competitors Time bar
   
 
11:00 Compulsory
Snr BIKES (including WOW) Riders Briefing on Start Line
   
 
11:30
Snr BIKES RACE START
 
 
14:30
Snr BIKES Time bar
Title: Re: GXCC 2018
Post by: Serf on February 08, 2018, 05:17:01 pm
J226 gereed vir Saterdag(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180208/7432d72e2121ac37c0b99280b44ab6e4.jpg)

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Title: Re: GXCC 2018
Post by: bud500 on February 09, 2018, 08:59:19 am
FYI - The Bronkhorstspruit 32km run is also being held tomorrow. They start, 06h00 and finish at the Highschool, the R25 is part of their route.
So this may, or may not result in added traffic.
Title: Re: GXCC 2018
Post by: Cracker on February 11, 2018, 08:24:12 am
Well - that was an eye opener!!!!!

I didn't realise how un-bikefit I've become. It's been 2 months since I've been on the bike and I nearly died yesterday. About half way through the third lap I ran outta puff.

But, it was a lekker course, fast and flowing. The first 5 or 10 kays were bumpy but after that it was just gravy .....................  :thumleft:

Now to get ready for the next one .............. how to get fit without actually doing anything?
Title: Re: GXCC 2018
Post by: Dwerg on February 11, 2018, 09:45:41 am
Yeah those first 10 kays were really intense physically. Not good for unfit guys like us. I could do the first part of the lap at my pace but then had to slow down for a lot to be able to complete the laps. My body is hurting today!
Title: Re: GXCC 2018
Post by: bud500 on February 12, 2018, 08:05:02 am
Man it was fun!
Agreed, damn I'm unfit. For me, the first third of the lap moered me hard, then I tried to recover in the second third and then tried to race the last third.

But I'm happy, I managed to finish three laps without incident.  :ricky: :thumleft:
Title: Re: GXCC 2018
Post by: gser on February 12, 2018, 08:11:39 am
I went there , wow , what a big entry . . .  fantastic weather for cross country racing after the previous nights rain . . . 
Could only find the WDers that were at the TRAX setup . . .
I had a enjoyable ride there and back with BZN, my trusty R80G/S . . .
Good luck with the next one . . .
Title: Re: GXCC 2018
Post by: bud500 on February 12, 2018, 08:28:12 am
 :ricky:

Title: Re: GXCC 2018
Post by: gser on February 12, 2018, 10:42:21 am
A happy Wild Dog  . . .
Title: Re: GXCC 2018
Post by: Katumman on March 05, 2018, 09:54:07 am
Howzit

Anybody with a location for Saturday's race at Fochville?
Title: Re: GXCC 2018
Post by: Katumman on March 07, 2018, 12:30:40 pm
Bump
Title: Re: GXCC 2018
Post by: Dwerg on March 07, 2018, 12:37:14 pm
Bump

Last GXCC comms said it will be in the info pack to be sent today
Title: Re: GXCC 2018
Post by: Katumman on March 07, 2018, 12:55:45 pm
Dankie
Title: Re: GXCC 2018
Post by: Serf on March 07, 2018, 05:34:50 pm
Bump
Info now on race control website

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Title: Re: GXCC 2018
Post by: Katumman on March 08, 2018, 08:46:59 am
Yes manne

Help my asb. Waar op die race control site sal ek die inligting kry. Ek soek maar kry niks.

Dankie
Title: Re: GXCC 2018
Post by: Dwerg on March 08, 2018, 08:52:04 am
GPS coordinates: S 26 35.113 E 027 35.107

Directions from PTA:
N12 towards Potchofstroom
Turn left on R500 towards Fochville
Continue over a big 4way stop.
Continue over a bridge.
Just after the bridge, turn Left on Raatskral road.
Turn Right on Elandsfontein road.
Continue +- 4km.
Turn left on the first big gravel road.
Continue +- 3km to find pit entrance on your left.
Title: Re: GXCC 2018
Post by: Serf on March 12, 2018, 05:59:21 am
Race 2 ended bad for my son. 7km into the first lap his engine seized. Was in the top 3 at that stage.

Let's hope the next race goes better.

Any other results from those that raced?

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Title: Re: GXCC 2018
Post by: bud500 on March 12, 2018, 08:22:18 am
Race 2 ended bad for my son. 7km into the first lap his engine seized. Was in the top 3 at that stage.

Let's hope the next race goes better.

Any other results from those that raced?

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Ag shit, bad luck.
I didn't race, but heard there was some serious hoops and muddy bits.
Title: Re: GXCC 2018
Post by: Cracker on March 12, 2018, 09:23:40 am
Hoops? ........................ man, that is an understatement .......... they were never ending. Remember the old-style chicken runs on MX tracks? It was like that.

They must have ploughed those fields years ago, ready for planting but never did it. Millions of little bumps ......................... loosened up all your muscles chop-chop. I first rode them relatively slowly but that was a nightmare. Speed was the answer but then you had to brake and turn as well. Had me a couple tank-slappers on those bumps.

Luckily, the rest of the loop was relatively smooth with some serious long straights to get your breath back. I managed 4 laps, which is a first for me, but I am really stiff today and I've got a couple blisters from those hoops.

AND I got stung by a bee ......... no biggee, I'm not allergic, so I just left it to keep stinging me while I rode. Big mistake!!! My arm puffed up and I spent the night in bed scratching and feeling lousy, sick. Can you become allergic if you've never been before?

Besides your son, serf, there were a helluva lotta bikes broken down. A LOT more than normal and 99.9% of them were KTMs.

And he was in for a top 3 finish? It must be heart-breaking when that happens. Especially when you break down, stuck out there in the middle of nowhere, waiting for a recovery.

This time I used a friend's CRF250X coz my KLX450 has a con-rod issue. I missed the power but once I got used to it, it was a lekker bike to ride. A lot lighter and more nimble than my 450, but then, a KLX is a bit of a tank anyway, not really a race bike. It was the first Honda I've ridden in decades and I was impressed, definately a bike I'd consider if I was in the market again.
Title: Re: GXCC 2018
Post by: Serf on March 12, 2018, 10:45:09 am
Hoops? ........................ man, that is an understatement .......... they were never ending. Remember the old-style chicken runs on MX tracks? It was like that.

They must have ploughed those fields years ago, ready for planting but never did it. Millions of little bumps ......................... loosened up all your muscles chop-chop. I first rode them relatively slowly but that was a nightmare. Speed was the answer but then you had to brake and turn as well. Had me a couple tank-slappers on those bumps.

Luckily, the rest of the loop was relatively smooth with some serious long straights to get your breath back. I managed 4 laps, which is a first for me, but I am really stiff today and I've got a couple blisters from those hoops.

AND I got stung by a bee ......... no biggee, I'm not allergic, so I just left it to keep stinging me while I rode. Big mistake!!! My arm puffed up and I spent the night in bed scratching and feeling lousy, sick. Can you become allergic if you've never been before?

Besides your son, serf, there were a helluva lotta bikes broken down. A LOT more than normal and 99.9% of them were KTMs.

And he was in for a top 3 finish? It must be heart-breaking when that happens. Especially when you break down, stuck out there in the middle of nowhere, waiting for a recovery.

This time I used a friend's CRF250X coz my KLX450 has a con-rod issue. I missed the power but once I got used to it, it was a lekker bike to ride. A lot lighter and more nimble than my 450, but then, a KLX is a bit of a tank anyway, not really a race bike. It was the first Honda I've ridden in decades and I was impressed, definately a bike I'd consider if I was in the market again.
He is in the 85 senior group and the top 3 finished very closely to one another so it was not a given that he would gave a good finish. At about 1.7 and 65kg he is just to big now for a 85 but to young for high school class. He can move to the 125 class in July.

We went riding yesterday and he kicked my @$$ riding a 300 and 350. I was on the 500. The reality is that I am too slow to keep up

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Title: Re: GXCC 2018
Post by: gser on April 12, 2018, 09:10:08 am
Babsfontein coming in 12 days . . .
 Good luck to all.
Many years ago we had the Babsfontein GP , then a mass start towards one farm gate a few km away . . . .
Title: Re: GXCC 2018
Post by: Serf on April 12, 2018, 10:36:17 am
Babsfontein coming in 12 days . . .
 Good luck to all.
Many years ago we had the Babsfontein GP , then a mass start towards one farm gate a few km away . . . .
Only 2 days, not 12

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Title: Re: GXCC 2018
Post by: Dwerg on April 12, 2018, 10:44:52 am
I'm dirt bike-less at the moment so no GXCC for me. Should be a muddy one but I'd take that over the insane dust at the Feb Bronkies race any day
Title: Re: GXCC 2018
Post by: gser on April 12, 2018, 11:06:32 am
Babsfontein coming in 12 days . . .
 Good luck to all.
Many years ago we had the Babsfontein GP , then a mass start towards one farm gate a few km away . . . .
Only 2 days, not 12

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Bliks+m ! . . time flies !
Dankie Serf . . .
 
Title: Re: GXCC 2018
Post by: gser on April 12, 2018, 11:22:27 am
Dwerg , jaag jy oormore ?
 . . . of gaan jy net ry . . . terg sommer net
Directions pls . . . (from Pretoria)
Title: Re: GXCC 2018
Post by: G@dget on April 12, 2018, 11:30:44 am
GPS coordinates:S 26 02.086  E 028 24.906
Google Maps (https://gxccracing.us12.list-manage.com/track/click?u=84147cb3d218b1e5cfd4bdbdc&id=ea562561f8&e=3faaa02266)

Travelling on N1,
Take Rigel Off-ramp
Turn towards Delmas on R50
Continue on Delmas Road R50 for 30km
Turn Right onto Pretoria Road R51
Continue approx 3.2km to find GXCC boards on your Left.
Title: Re: GXCC 2018
Post by: Dwerg on April 12, 2018, 11:33:21 am
Dwerg , jaag jy oormore ?
 . . . of gaan jy net ry . . . terg sommer net
Directions pls . . . (from Pretoria)

Ek dink nie ek sal ooit fiks genoeg wees om te jaag nie! Ek het in die Feb race klomp ouens verby gegaan in die eerste 8km toe mos ek vir 5 minute stop om te rus. Van daar af was dit opdraende vir die res van die dag  :imaposer:

Ek het my 250 verkoop en soek nog rond vir 'n vervanging. Tien teen een 'n 350 dan sal ek weeg kom ry  :thumleft:
Title: Re: GXCC 2018
Post by: Sputnik080 on April 12, 2018, 12:21:04 pm
Hoops? ........................ man, that is an understatement .......... they were never ending. Remember the old-style chicken runs on MX tracks? It was like that.

They must have ploughed those fields years ago, ready for planting but never did it. Millions of little bumps ......................... loosened up all your muscles chop-chop. I first rode them relatively slowly but that was a nightmare. Speed was the answer but then you had to brake and turn as well. Had me a couple tank-slappers on those bumps.

Luckily, the rest of the loop was relatively smooth with some serious long straights to get your breath back. I managed 4 laps, which is a first for me, but I am really stiff today and I've got a couple blisters from those hoops.

AND I got stung by a bee ......... no biggee, I'm not allergic, so I just left it to keep stinging me while I rode. Big mistake!!! My arm puffed up and I spent the night in bed scratching and feeling lousy, sick. Can you become allergic if you've never been before?

Besides your son, serf, there were a helluva lotta bikes broken down. A LOT more than normal and 99.9% of them were KTMs.

And he was in for a top 3 finish? It must be heart-breaking when that happens. Especially when you break down, stuck out there in the middle of nowhere, waiting for a recovery.

This time I used a friend's CRF250X coz my KLX450 has a con-rod issue. I missed the power but once I got used to it, it was a lekker bike to ride. A lot lighter and more nimble than my 450, but then, a KLX is a bit of a tank anyway, not really a race bike. It was the first Honda I've ridden in decades and I was impressed, definately a bike I'd consider if I was in the market again.

Yes, yes you can, ask me, I know.  :eek7:
After about 6 stings over a period of about 3 years, I am now allergic and always need to travel with HEAVY anti-histamine pills.
Title: Re: GXCC 2018
Post by: gser on April 12, 2018, 01:08:54 pm
Sputnik080 , I went through the same path , both racing and just advriding,
I now always carry a EPiPen , an adrenaline auto-injector with me together with anti-hisamine pills.
Get one, it could be a life saver  . . .ask me . . .
Title: Re: GXCC 2018
Post by: Cracker on April 15, 2018, 02:55:01 pm
Was a lekker race yesterday, one of the best I've done in a long time.

No whoops .................. what a pleasure. It was very fast but had a good mix of everything.

And yes, there was mud ........... quite a bit. Not much of that deep stuff that you can get stuck in but it threw you all over the place. that black soil is really nice to ride when it's damp with lots of grip and no dust. But when it's black mud, best you watch out!!

Yet again, a huge field. Which makes it lekker. There's always someone to race.

The next one's in July ............. one helluva wait ............I'm gonna get unfit again  ::)
Title: Re: GXCC 2018
Post by: BlueBull2007 on April 16, 2018, 04:03:31 am
Dwerg , jaag jy oormore ?
 . . . of gaan jy net ry . . . terg sommer net
Directions pls . . . (from Pretoria)

Ek dink nie ek sal ooit fiks genoeg wees om te jaag nie! Ek het in die Feb race klomp ouens verby gegaan in die eerste 8km toe mos ek vir 5 minute stop om te rus. Van daar af was dit opdraende vir die res van die dag  :imaposer:

Ek het my 250 verkoop en soek nog rond vir 'n vervanging. Tien teen een 'n 350 dan sal ek weeg kom ry  :thumleft:

Go on, buy that 350. I just serviced mine. Wow what a nice piece of engineering  :drif:
Title: Re: GXCC 2018
Post by: Cracker on April 16, 2018, 08:00:53 am
Yep, if I was buying again, that 350 would be top of my list.

It just feels so light and nimble compared to my 450 ............. something I need more and more as I get nearer to old age.
Title: Re: GXCC 2018
Post by: wiledog_X on May 03, 2018, 06:39:25 pm
A short video of the race in Bapsfontein.  :thumleft:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipfXefjIL9M&feature=youtu.be
Title: Re: GXCC 2018
Post by: Cracker on May 04, 2018, 07:42:28 am
Vid vanished when I try to play ................ ?
Title: Re: GXCC 2018
Post by: wiledog_X on May 04, 2018, 09:11:03 am
Vid vanished when I try to play ................ ?

mmm.... direct link:

&t=31s
Title: Re: GXCC 2018
Post by: Cracker on May 04, 2018, 07:47:37 pm
Thanks, lad, brings back some good memories  :thumleft:

Next one's in July ..................... I'll be fat and useless by then ........................... just like normal  :biggrin:
Title: Re: GXCC 2018
Post by: Cracker on May 13, 2018, 07:34:18 pm
Any of yous lesbians doing the Dewildt Funduro next week? ......................... come say howzit ...........  :thumleft:
Title: Re: GXCC 2018
Post by: Serf on August 13, 2018, 11:47:03 am
Anyone racing this weekend?

My son's 125 still in for repairs so he was practicing on my 500 over the weekend

https://youtu.be/lHS-5glBwos



https://youtu.be/K5Kw0rsj-1Y



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Title: Re: GXCC 2018
Post by: Cracker on August 13, 2018, 01:08:17 pm
Anyone racing this weekend?

My son's 125 still in for repairs so he was practicing on my 500 over the weekend

https://youtu.be/lHS-5glBwos



https://youtu.be/K5Kw0rsj-1Y



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Your son is looking fast ............ tell him to shout HI! as he passes me  :biggrin:
Title: Re: GXCC 2018
Post by: Serf on August 19, 2018, 07:24:57 pm
Anyone racing this weekend?

My son's 125 still in for repairs so he was practicing on my 500 over the weekend

https://youtu.be/lHS-5glBwos



https://youtu.be/K5Kw0rsj-1Y



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Your son is looking fast ............ tell him to shout HI! as he passes me 
How was your race?

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Title: Re: GXCC 2018
Post by: Cracker on August 21, 2018, 03:37:59 pm
My race was good but finished where I normall do ............  ::)

It was a tough track but had a bit of everything in it. I was shattered driving home and slept for 12 hours straight that night .............. oh, to be young again !!!
Title: Re: GXCC 2018
Post by: BlueBull2007 on August 22, 2018, 09:03:12 pm
Good stuff Cracker - huge respect to you, bud. :thumleft:
Title: Re: GXCC 2018
Post by: Buff on August 22, 2018, 09:05:36 pm
Well done Cracker, at least you stepped up to the plate and gave it a shot 👍🏼 Did you race the KLX?  :thumleft:
Title: Re: GXCC 2018
Post by: Cracker on August 23, 2018, 09:04:13 am
Oh yes ........ it's all I have. It's well suited to this open, fast racing. A bit of a handfull in the slow, tight twisty stuff, it doesn't like turning very much  :biggrin:

Not a race winning machine at all but it just goes and goes and goes ..............................  I've passed hundreds of KTMs broken down in the veld over the years but haven't had the 'pleasure' myself.

Would be a good Tankwa weapon but I can't make it this year - just can't afford a week away.  :'(

For those who wanna do a race, there's one coming up on the 8th at the Vaal. No license required. Similar setup to GXCC.

www.boschkopveldren.co.za

Title: Re: GXCC 2018
Post by: Dwerg on August 23, 2018, 09:49:16 am
Nice one Cracker
I need to get a dirtbike again. Im injured at the moment and doing Tankwa next year is my recovery motivation


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Title: Re: GXCC 2018
Post by: Buff on August 23, 2018, 11:29:09 am
The Tankwa Rally is the reason I bought mine and rebuilding it  :thumleft: God willing we'll all be on the line next year  :ricky:
Title: Re: GXCC 2018
Post by: Serf on August 23, 2018, 02:23:44 pm
My son said that Rysmierbult was a bit more technical than what he likes.

Next weekend there is a Farmjam in Middelburg - nice tracks.

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Title: Re: GXCC 2018
Post by: Serf on August 23, 2018, 03:36:54 pm
Tank slapper on the section passing the pits...

https://youtu.be/UiH7Irq1Wms

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