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Re: Buff's 2013 Offroad (WC) - with 1st RR pg.3
« Reply #100 on: February 04, 2013, 09:39:07 pm »
But it is not fair to compare the YZ as a motocross bike to the enduro bikes , yes of course it is going to be a handful .
You are correct , the KTM200 is a brilliant bike and still one of my favourites , I think one of the reason I like them is that you avtually feel in control of a 200 rather than being a hang on passenger with the 300's or 450's . IMHO the 2008 and later KTM 200's are far superior to the older models , for soem or other reason I never gelled with the older 200's .
And then don't forget that GasGas also do a 200 , different to the KTM but still a good bike .
Ultimately the guys need to go out and test the different bikes in the enviroment they will be riding and make their own decisions , but for me and my budget at the moment a KDX will do just fine thanks :thumleft:

On the subject of 500's , seeing as Service Honda are doing the frame transplants with the 500 engines it is still possible to get a modern 500 , and they also do the ultimate KDX as well
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Re: Buff's 2013 Offroad (WC) - with 1st RR pg.3
« Reply #101 on: February 04, 2013, 09:40:19 pm »
Well done buff. It gets easier :ricky:

I did this race on the rallye bike last year. That climb was quite interesting once you hit the lappers.
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Re: Buff's 2013 Offroad (WC) - with 1st RR pg.3
« Reply #102 on: February 04, 2013, 09:48:47 pm »
Well done buff. It gets easier :ricky:

I did this race on the rallye bike last year. That climb was quite interesting once you hit the lappers.

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Re: Buff's 2013 Offroad (WC) - with 1st RR pg.3
« Reply #103 on: February 04, 2013, 09:55:44 pm »
Well done buff. It gets easier :ricky:

I did this race on the rallye bike last year. That climb was quite interesting once you hit the lappers.

I was told a story about you the other day (no names mentioned) apparantly you cable tie your throttle open at the start of the race and then cut the cable tie at the end of the race  :ricky: :ricky:
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« Reply #104 on: February 04, 2013, 09:57:15 pm »
Got the results of the race this afternoon. GJ was right, the Seniors gave me an ass wipping of note  :o I placed 10th ... out of 10 riders  :imaposer: Guess it can only get better from here :imaposer: :-[ But hey, it's not like I wasn't expecting it and I'm grateful I didn't get a DNF after my name  ;D

Here's a few more pics taken around the pit area by my niece.

1. Final kit up.

2. The eyes tell a story  :eek7: :imaposer:

3. The start line

4. Pit stop with Ross Anderson imparting some encouragement  :thumleft:

5. Finished... in more ways than one and sporting my dust mo ;)
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Re: Buff's 2013 Offroad (WC) - with 1st RR pg.3
« Reply #105 on: February 04, 2013, 09:57:44 pm »
But it is not fair to compare the YZ as a motocross bike to the enduro bikes , yes of course it is going to be a handful .
You are correct , the KTM200 is a brilliant bike and still one of my favourites , I think one of the reason I like them is that you avtually feel in control of a 200 rather than being a hang on passenger with the 300's or 450's . IMHO the 2008 and later KTM 200's are far superior to the older models , for soem or other reason I never gelled with the older 200's .
And then don't forget that GasGas also do a 200 , different to the KTM but still a good bike .
Ultimately the guys need to go out and test the different bikes in the enviroment they will be riding and make their own decisions , but for me and my budget at the moment a KDX will do just fine thanks :thumleft:

On the subject of 500's , seeing as Service Honda are doing the frame transplants with the 500 engines it is still possible to get a modern 500 , and they also do the ultimate KDX as well

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Re: Buff's 2013 Offroad (WC) - with 1st RR pg.3
« Reply #106 on: February 04, 2013, 11:05:43 pm »
I personally prefer the 250 - 2 stroke , the 300 is great but that last hour of any enduro or offroad it does become just a bit much , Rob if you are referring to a 300 for your novice mate then I would rather look at something smaller , the KDX is a great forgiving bike to spend a year or 2 on .
Muz - the 250 - 4 strokes are very maintenance intensive ,the running costs without anything going bang are easily 4 to 5 times as much as a 200 - 2 stroke ,then again if something does go wrong on a 4 stroke there is a lot more to break so the repair bill is astronomical , and as much as you like Honda they also have the worst reputation of the 250 - 4 strokes .

Referring to myself Donald, what you reckon? If I get a 250, I'm worried I will want a bit more and want a 300 then. So jumping strait to  300 sounds like the sensible thing to do.
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Re: Buff's 2013 Offroad (WC) - with 1st RR pg.3
« Reply #107 on: February 05, 2013, 05:32:56 am »
Very nice pics Buff. That photo with the finishers smile is brilliant!!

Quite a hill climb that!
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Re: Buff's 2013 Offroad (WC) - with 1st RR pg.3
« Reply #108 on: February 05, 2013, 06:44:35 am »

Referring to myself Donald, what you reckon? If I get a 250, I'm worried I will want a bit more and want a 300 then. So jumping strait to  300 sounds like the sensible thing to do.

The 250 doesn't lose out much to the 300 , mainly a bit of bottom end , top end very similar , I have ridden both and even in situations where we had them flat out the 250 and 300 were running side by side , so in my opinion the 250 isn't really that much slower just smoother in its power delivery .
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« Reply #109 on: February 05, 2013, 06:47:46 am »
Perhaps we should start a new thread on the topic , at the moment we are just hijacking Buff's awesome RR .
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Re: Buff's 2013 Offroad (WC) - with 1st RR pg.3
« Reply #110 on: February 05, 2013, 10:35:54 am »
True, sorry Buff!
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« Reply #111 on: February 05, 2013, 10:48:51 am »
It's cool, bikes are part of Offroading  ;D I'll just ask the mods to clean up the thread after the last race of the season so guys wanting info don't have to browse hundred of pages  :thumleft:
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« Reply #112 on: February 05, 2013, 11:26:15 am »
Well done mate!!!
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« Reply #113 on: February 05, 2013, 12:59:23 pm »
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Re: Buff's 2013 Offroad (WC) - with 1st RR pg.3
« Reply #114 on: February 05, 2013, 03:01:27 pm »
Good luck off road/enduro riding is another type of fit, but the more you ride it the more addictive.
KDX is bullet proof aswell. :laughing4:
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Re: Buff's 2013 Offroad (WC) - with 1st RR pg.3
« Reply #115 on: February 08, 2013, 03:35:28 am »
I'm coming along for the ride ... good on you to take the challenge.

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« Reply #116 on: February 11, 2013, 11:58:25 am »
Good to see you, and sweating it at Macasser...keep it up!
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Re: Buff's 2013 Offroad (WC) - with 1st RR pg.3
« Reply #117 on: February 11, 2013, 12:55:45 pm »
Spoke to Gideon, and a few of you yesterday about the cost of WCOC races, and I took it up with the WCOC steering commitee.

The are willing to drop the price to the same level as for Club members, considering that you guys are already doing "Regional Status" races with Alana.
I essentially put it to them that you will partake on the basis of you seeing it as additional practice.

The social class is then also a very viable option, although I imagine it will be a friggin fast social ride, with GJ and rest of gang!


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We are going to drop the non membership fee so you pay the same fee as our members R470 INCLUDING TIMING.

Start at 1pm

 Senior 3 Hour club class = R470
 Senior 2 hour Social class = R250


Mail me for regs, entries etc. dave@hardrain.co.za

@Buff...bring the YZ, the venue is ideal for you to stretch it's legs.




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« Reply #118 on: February 11, 2013, 01:56:53 pm »
Good catching up again Dave, we had an awesome session at Macassar yesterday, that sand was so lekka after Saturdays rain. GJ had us on our hands and knees again... literally  :)

Thanks for your effort regarding the WCOC's race on the 16th. As much as I would love to do that event I just don't have the bucks available to do two events per month, especially after having to do the whole MSA and medical insurance thing in January  :( It's a pity because that wide open stuff would suit the 450  :-\
Good luck with the event though, it looks like the guys have put in a lot of time and effort to present something special on the day  :thumleft:
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« Reply #119 on: February 17, 2013, 02:07:19 pm »
Thought I'd give you guys a quick update on how my training has been going since the Caledon event.

With my eye on the Argus on the 9th March and the next Offroad the following day in Wellington, I've been focussing on cross training quite a bit. Normally that consists of one day on the mountain bike and one day on the dirt bike. The days where life interferes, I try fit in a gym session.

I can definitely now feel an improvement in my overall fitness and I've managed to lose 4kg's since the middle of January, which I'm rather chuffed about. I still have another 6 to lose but at least it's heading in the right direction now.

With GJ's training track being within riding distance of my place, I'm able to fit in around 3 dirt bike sessions a week, which is way more than in the past. I'm hoping this is going to make a difference at the Wellington event.

I couldn't afford to race yesterday's WCOC event in Riebeeck West so I did the next best thing and offered my services as a roving marshal. It allowed me to at least ride a new track and experience different riding conditions... Sand glorious sand. I rode this event on my WR450 expecting wide open section only to be met with a sand fest of note. Riding at 1pm in the heat of the day did nothing to help matters and I had to stop frequently to help social riders who were either stuck, had wiped out or were simply struggling with heat exhaustion... On lap one  :o Some struggled so badly they never even attempted a second lap.
The bonus was I at least managed to get in a solid training session.

On the biking side, just a big shout out to "Dux" who sponsored me a tweaking and tuning service on the KDX to get her running sweetly for Wellington. Thanks a million Donald  :thumleft:

The week ahead will be a chilled week for me. I'm doing some on job training sessions up in George and Plett. so I'll be off the bikes for a few days. The bonus is I'll be staying in Vic Bay for 3 days... Tough life hey  ;D Sometimes a good rest is a blessing in disguise  :thumleft:
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