Wild Dog Adventure Riding

Riding: Plan, Report and Racing => Racing Section => Topic started by: Elkanah on December 17, 2020, 02:41:00 pm

Title: Guinness Attempt
Post by: Elkanah on December 17, 2020, 02:41:00 pm
From BMW on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/BMWMotorradSA/

From Saturday 19 December @ 6pm – Sunday 20 December @ 6pm, Bushy Mckelvey will once again race against the clock for charity to reclaim his Guinness World Record in Wartburg, KZN!

This remarkable bilateral amputee and Covid-19 survivor lapped Phakisa's Oval an astonishing 901 times recently, and he aims to fulfil his dream on home turf before year-end!

With a new BMW #S1000XR under him and solid support behind this official attempt, Bushy is completely confident he'll beat the current record of 3406,17 km in 24 hours on a good, straight road!


The straight is about 13 km long, the aim is to do 3500 km in 24 hours, so he will have to traverse it 269 times. With turning time, fuel stops etc, calculated in, he will have to travel at about 220 to 230 km/h down that straight. He still needs some marshals to man farm entrances and side roads to stop traffic into the road. If anyone is interested to help for 24 hours, you can pm me for his number. All roads will be blocked, once the marshalls are placed, there is no getting out and in for 24 hrs. One have to supply everything you would need during that period.

 
Title: Re: Guinness Attempt
Post by: 2StrokeDan on December 18, 2020, 02:34:42 pm
This is some very serious riding, even if it is done on a dedicated "track" with no speed limits.
Title: Re: Guinness Attempt
Post by: punisher on December 18, 2020, 03:49:44 pm
not gonna be easy
thats fer sure
Title: Re: Guinness Attempt
Post by: TheBear on December 18, 2020, 07:52:43 pm
This is some very serious riding, even if it is done on a dedicated "track" with no speed limits.

Indeed.  Average speed of 142 km/h over a 24 hour period is no mean feat.
Title: Re: Guinness Attempt
Post by: Ben-57 on December 23, 2020, 09:06:38 am
Please keep this updated.  Would love to see him achieve this!
Title: Re: Guinness Attempt
Post by: JonW on December 23, 2020, 12:41:18 pm
Sadly the SAPS closed the attempt down before it could be completed. :(
Title: Re: Guinness Attempt
Post by: Gerrard on December 23, 2020, 04:42:00 pm
Sadly the SAPS closed the attempt down before it could be completed. :(

And the excuse ?
Title: Re: Guinness Attempt
Post by: DUSTRIDERS on December 23, 2020, 05:16:32 pm
Sadly the SAPS closed the attempt down before it could be completed. :(

And the excuse ?
He will be riding after 10 pm at night!!! >:(
Title: Re: Guinness Attempt
Post by: 2StrokeDan on December 23, 2020, 05:41:22 pm
Sadly the SAPS closed the attempt down before it could be completed. :(

You want to tell me they forgot to organise permits??? :lol8:
Title: Re: Guinness Attempt
Post by: RobC on December 23, 2020, 10:08:51 pm
Sadly the SAPS closed the attempt down before it could be completed. :(

And the excuse ?
He will be riding after 10 pm at night!!! >:(
On a private race track??? fokken dom donners... >:(
Title: Re: Guinness Attempt
Post by: 2StrokeDan on December 23, 2020, 10:13:52 pm
Sadly the SAPS closed the attempt down before it could be completed. :(

And the excuse ?
He will be riding after 10 pm at night!!! >:(
On a private race track??? fokken dom donners... >:(

Seems like public roads, closed off for the event.
Title: Re: Guinness Attempt
Post by: RobC on December 23, 2020, 10:16:23 pm

Seems like public roads, closed off for the event.
Ok that makes more sense... but I doubt it would have been a super spreader event... nog steeds kak style.  :'(