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2015 GOC
« on: January 05, 2015, 09:25:28 am »
So who's doing GOC (or is it GNHC) this year? I'm still shopping for a bike but if all else fails I'll just do it on the 230.

Does anyone have some info on how to go about joining a club and getting a licence?


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GOC Harescramble Senior Series
Date   Venue   Status
14 February   Bronkhorstspruit    GOC Club
14 March   Radium   GOC Club
11 April   Carltonville   GOC Club
23 May   Rysmierbult   GOC Club
15 August   Warm Baths   GOC Club
19 September   Balmoral   GOC Club
24 October   Parys   GOC Club
14 November   Bronkhorstspruit   GOC Club
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Re: 2015 GOC
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2015, 10:02:20 am »
Just found this bit on E-dirt

MSA / WOMZA / NONE LICENSE HOLDERS
• You don’t need any license to come and enjoy GOC racing for 2015. Everyone is welcome.
• GOC Membership still entitles you to discount at selected sponsors eg. Factory Racing, EMD, Portable Shade, Sign Wonder, Inxon.
• The only requirement will be proof of your medical aid.
• There will be no discrimination against any affiliation.
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Re: 2015 GOC
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2015, 10:16:24 am »
Die GOC's was bietjie vinnig vir my laas jaar, wonder watter effek die nuwe formaat gaan he? Teen daardie spoed gaan mens een of ander tyd jou moer suur val. Glo nie dit gaan baie meer tegnies wees as laas jaar nie.

Ek het elkgeval nie 'n bike daarvoor op die oomblik nie, net 'n shitty KDX op die oomblik. Gaan wel 'n enduro of twee try.
 

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Re: 2015 GOC
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2015, 10:19:24 am »
Give some more info on the enduro's if you can please?

Speed won't be an issue if I am doing on the 230  ;D
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Re: 2015 GOC
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2015, 10:32:41 am »
I'm not too sure myself, I did all the homework on the GOC's last year and now I have to start from scratch. Best place to ask is probably Moto101.

The EWXC (Enduro World Cross Country) series is very popular in Gauteng. I think you need a WOMZA license for that (please correct me if I'm wrong). Much more technical than the GOC's, and much harder as well.
 

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Re: 2015 GOC
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2015, 10:37:41 am »
As practice for Amageza, don't you think a faster and LESS technical enduro would be better training?
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Re: 2015 GOC
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2015, 10:41:05 am »
As practice for Amageza, don't you think a faster and LESS technical enduro would be better training?

For Amageza prep, the GOC's are perfect. Nothing makes you a better rider than race pace. I think my km's clocked in the GOC's and Amageza SS's last year did more for my pace and skill than any training rides.
 

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Re: 2015 GOC
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2015, 10:43:05 am »
I've said it elsewhere as well, but if you have no racing experience, doing a few smaller races before your first Amageza is fantastic prep not just for riding, but also the mentality you need to have. Does wonders for the nerves as well.
 

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Re: 2015 GOC
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2015, 10:50:18 am »
That's the plan here :thumleft:
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Re: 2015 GOC
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2015, 12:03:46 pm »
Did a bit of reading and I'm confused about the license part. Some posts say it won't be needed, others say it will  ???
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Re: 2015 GOC
« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2015, 12:42:10 pm »
It is confusing because of the split in GOC, late last year and now there may be 2 series - the harescrambles and the nationals - I understood things at first but they're starting to confuse me as well. Seems to me they are still sorting out their internal strife. I will be calling them to see what the real story is but seeing as I'm on crutches again I'm in no hurry. I won't be riding until March anyway.

I have joined the GOC club in the mean time, as I will need that to get an MSA club license for off-roads, enduros and Amageza. Whether I'll actually use it remains to be seen. 

Here's a copy of the last e-mail GOC sent me in December, with contact details .........................


GOC 2015 SA HARESCRAMBLES

 

MSA

 

The GOC SA Harescrambles will be affiliated with MSA for the year 2015.

The minimum requirement to race the GOC next year is a Club License.

 

Side-by-Side Class

 

We will also have a Side-by-Side class.

The Side-by-Side class will race on a Sunday after the junior race is done. They will do the same route the seniors did on the Saturday.

The Side-by-Side class will have eight races for 2015.

 

Entry Fee

 

Entry fee for the 2015 GOC will be:

Seniors: R600

Juniors: R 450

Side-by-Side: R650

 

2015 Race Dates

 

The 2015 Race Dates are available you can download them on www.gocracing.com

 

 

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Tel no: 012 333 1852

Fax: 086 560 7761

Email: gocracing1@gmail.com

Website: www.gocracing.com

 
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Re: 2015 GOC
« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2015, 07:48:59 pm »
I'm Keen on doing a few of these this year too!
 

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Re: 2015 GOC
« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2015, 08:03:52 pm »
Shot Cracker. I'll pop them a mail
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Re: 2015 GOC
« Reply #13 on: January 06, 2015, 03:10:40 pm »
The decision to affiliate with MSA has cut the field down by half I reckon, it would have been great for riders to just rock up and race!
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Re: 2015 GOC
« Reply #14 on: January 09, 2015, 12:41:42 pm »
I also plan to do a few GOC races this year. I fail to see what the issue is regarding MSA licenses? From my uninformed view that is the way to go.
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Re: 2015 GOC
« Reply #15 on: January 09, 2015, 12:43:40 pm »
I also don't have an issue with the licenses, I just want clarity. What will you be riding on?
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Re: 2015 GOC
« Reply #16 on: January 09, 2015, 02:52:38 pm »
The issue is it takes a lot of riders out of the race who don't want to get licences,, Farm Jam type riders
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Re: 2015 GOC
« Reply #17 on: January 09, 2015, 05:57:22 pm »
I also don't have an issue with the licenses, I just want clarity. What will you be riding on?
I am looking for a WR450 but I might have to do the first few on a KTM 300 EXC.
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Re: 2015 GOC
« Reply #18 on: January 10, 2015, 11:21:58 am »
The issue is it takes a lot of riders out of the race who don't want to get licences,, Farm Jam type riders

Last year I did the first farm jam in Middleburg - there were hundreds of riders, way more than a GOC - even my class of the oldest men had dozens of competitors.

What I didn't like was the bottlenecks we hit due to the harescramble starts and when you catch the group in front, but they were only there on lap 1 and it gave you a chance to rest and get your red mist sorted. More riders may suit the organisers but there's no advantage to the competitiors on the day - there's plenty people at a GOC to race with, whether they're old, young, male or female.

My next race was the national/club seeding event followed by the first GOC - both in Middleburg - which put me off ever going back to the farm jams just coz I'd had enough of the area.

Maybe this year I'll try one or two - to be honest, I'm gonna ride where my riding buddies ride and the license thing is a non-issue, it costs bugger all for a club license anyway.

The 300 is great for the GOCs, lighter is still better. Yes, they are 'fast' races but there's plenty tech to keep you on your toes - they are only called mielie-field races by those who like paddling over rocks ..................... 
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Re: 2015 GOC
« Reply #19 on: January 10, 2015, 02:45:34 pm »
Cracker, we have attended every GOC since the begining of time except for 2014
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