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Re: Buff's attempt at the 2013 Offroad series in the WC
« Reply #20 on: January 30, 2013, 06:09:09 am »
Lekker Buff! Eks ook nogals heel lus om die racing ding te probeer so ek sal aandagtig volg  :thumleft:
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Re: Buff's attempt at the 2013 Offroad series in the WC
« Reply #21 on: January 30, 2013, 07:25:56 am »
Ek is opgewonde vir jou part.  :ricky:
 

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Re: Buff's attempt at the 2013 Offroad series in the WC
« Reply #22 on: January 30, 2013, 11:37:11 am »
To be honest, I considered join WCOC as well and racing their series as well but it gets a bit expensive. I'll rather just enter one or two of their events this year and see what the new routes are like. With a R30 difference per race between a member and non-member I'm failing to see what the attraction is to join the club if you're not in contention for a podium?

The family option (one price for the whole family) works out quite cheap....remember I have 2 sons as well.
For an individual, I suppose it is different.


At this stage my eldest daughter is still too green to race. She's only just got her PeeWee and still hasn't even ridden it yet as Dad's still tinkering  :)

The PW class is very "non threatening"...last year we had a girl, at 3 and a half, second ride ever, on the starting line.
Dads ride with, and including the marshalls, they outnumber the riders at 2:1  ;D
It is great motivation for them, and seeing other kids doing it, takes the edge off the mental thing that they need to overcome.
It is better training than training itself....dude, stop tinkering, the first race is on the 16th, Riebeeck West


I rode GJ's course with them last night on the WR... WOW  :o

Yip, it is non stop technical, and apart from the technical skills you aquire, doing it fast, also teaches you the extended periods of concentration required for real life Enduro races.
The concentration skill is an aspect that a lot of people neglect working out on an MX Track. The fitness training is an added bonus.

Dean, the little guy you and Ian helped to marshal at Montague 2 years ago, is now on an 85, and  he consistently laps at 6.2  - 6.8 minutes. His record to date is 12 laps non stop except for refuel.  (Mine is like 4 laps at that pace.  >:( )

Out there on Sunday morning if you are interested.


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Re: Buff's attempt at the 2013 Offroad series in the WC
« Reply #23 on: January 30, 2013, 12:56:18 pm »
Please let me know when you going for training rides, keen to join on my 250.
 

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Re: Buff's attempt at the 2013 Offroad series in the WC
« Reply #24 on: January 30, 2013, 02:42:44 pm »
Thanks for the info on the little ones Dave, I'll keep it in mind  :thumleft: We're taking it very easy with introducing her to bikes as she's very much a girly girl, too much pushing and I know she'll bail. Girls are most different to boys when it comes to bikes  ;)

I'll probably skip on this Sunday invite thanks, riding Caledon on Sat so I have a feeling my body will be a bit tender come Sunday  :-\

Et, send GJ a PM regarding the midweek stuff. I'm not at liberty to invite as I'm an invited guest myself  ;)

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Bought myself an awesome Leatt Chest protector only to find out last night that I can't wear the damn thing  ???

It has an adjustment system on it where it hangs over your shoulder that has aluminium bolts through it and the bolt chaffs through onto the plate that I have in my collarbone. The collarbone is supersensitive at that point as the skin is very thin so there's no way I can ride like that for 3 hours. I've considered padding it up with foam but I don't think I should need to do that with a Protector that costs this much  :-\
It's even worse when I weight it and add the full Camelback so I guess it's going to have to go back and I'll have to find something better suited to my broken body :'(
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Re: Buff's attempt at the 2013 Offroad series in the WC
« Reply #25 on: January 30, 2013, 04:04:21 pm »
Try the thor sentinal chesty, doesn't have any bolts in it.
 

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Re: Buff's attempt at the 2013 Offroad series in the WC
« Reply #26 on: January 30, 2013, 04:10:41 pm »
Try the thor sentinal chesty, doesn't have any bolts in it.

Thanks Et, I check it out  :thumleft:
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Re: Buff's attempt at the 2013 Offroad series in the WC
« Reply #27 on: January 30, 2013, 09:54:44 pm »
Kyk jy het n PM.
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Re: Buff's attempt at the 2013 Offroad series in the WC
« Reply #28 on: February 01, 2013, 10:21:34 am »
Kyk jy het n PM.

Thanks Breekbeen  :thumleft:

One day to Race day:

I haven't been nervous up till now but today it's kicked in, full blown jumbo jets in my tummy  :o I'm just hoping it's excitement rather than nerves  ;D

The bike is sorted and ready to rock 'n roll. The kit is sorted and packed. I still need to find an Environmental Mat and a few little odds 'n sods.

The fitness is so 'n so. I think the heat tomorrow will play a big roll so staying well hydrated and cramp free will be important. It's cooking in CT and the race only starts at 10 and is 3 hours long so it does into midday  :o

My main man Donald has bailed due to babysitting issues so I'm probably going to pit with GJ and co. Another mate of mine will probably come through to help as well (Ian).


Lasty, before the RR... "Hou my dop en tjek hierdie move"   :laughing7:
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Re: Buff's attempt at the 2013 Offroad series in the WC
« Reply #29 on: February 01, 2013, 10:35:15 am »
Go break a leg!!!


Oops, ok, you know what i mean!!! :)

Good luck Buff, most important, go and have fun!!
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Re: Buff's attempt at the 2013 Offroad series in the WC
« Reply #30 on: February 01, 2013, 10:41:03 am »
I haven't been nervous up till now but today it's kicked in...

Keep it cool, keep it pinned... :thumleft:

Seriously, your state of mind at the start and the first 20min is crucial in terms of managing your physical ability to complete the race.
Stress causes tensing up resulting in severe arm pump and lactic acid build up from the onset.

Relax, you will overtake the few that passes you at the first obstacle by being cool and focused. At the start, take a few seconds, manage your breathing, and you are good to go!
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Re: Buff's attempt at the 2013 Offroad series in the WC
« Reply #31 on: February 01, 2013, 10:56:23 am »
Schweet, thanks guys  :thumleft:

I'm going to take the first lap fairly easy and try to go progressively faster each lap rather than cook myself by trying to chasing the okes down. I'm starting way down the grid in row 16 so I'll be eating a shit load of dust till the field thins out  :(

After chatting to the guys at training last night, it sounds like Hamburger Hill can make or break you in this race. It's apparently got a few nice step ups and normally a big bottleneck forms on it on the first lap. Hitting it clean and in one go is the goal, hopefully the dust gaps will open up after that  :thumleft:
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Re: Buff's attempt at the 2013 Offroad series in the WC
« Reply #32 on: February 01, 2013, 11:01:52 am »
All the very best of luck!  I hope it all goes really well for you.
 

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Re: Buff's attempt at the 2013 Offroad series in the WC
« Reply #33 on: February 01, 2013, 11:34:43 am »
Will be rooting for ya mate!
So much of win it hurts! ^.^


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Re: Buff's attempt at the 2013 Offroad series in the WC
« Reply #34 on: February 01, 2013, 03:19:35 pm »
Sterkte Buff. Hoop dinge loop mooi en geniet dit :thumleft:
 

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Re: Buff's attempt at the 2013 Offroad series in the WC
« Reply #35 on: February 01, 2013, 03:50:29 pm »
Ek het net n seil gehad groot genoeg vir die hele bike om op te pas, werk vir enviromental mat.
Hulle wil net nie he jy moet petrol of olie in die pits mors nie.
Kyk jy het n PM.

Thanks Breekbeen  :thumleft:

One day to Race day:

I haven't been nervous up till now but today it's kicked in, full blown jumbo jets in my tummy  :o I'm just hoping it's excitement rather than nerves  ;D

The bike is sorted and ready to rock 'n roll. The kit is sorted and packed. I still need to find an Environmental Mat and a few little odds 'n sods.The fitness is so 'n so. I think the heat tomorrow will play a big roll so staying well hydrated and cramp free will be important. It's cooking in CT and the race only starts at 10 and is 3 hours long so it does into midday  :o

My main man Donald has bailed due to babysitting issues so I'm probably going to pit with GJ and co. Another mate of mine will probably come through to help as well (Ian).


Lasty, before the RR... "Hou my dop en tjek hierdie move"   :laughing7:
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Re: Buff's attempt at the 2013 Offroad series in the WC
« Reply #36 on: February 01, 2013, 06:59:13 pm »
Thanks guys  :thumleft:

Bakkie is packed and ready to go. Managed to rope in my niece and her boyfriend (visiting from PE) in as my pit crew  ;D

Bought a nice environment mat from Dirtrider, 'n Leatt mat nogal. Cost me R330 which is way cheaper than any of the others I priced.
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Re: Buff's attempt at the 2013 Offroad series in the WC
« Reply #37 on: February 01, 2013, 07:58:47 pm »
Good luck Buff!!  :thumleft:

Was meant to be racing tomorrow too, but my sister had her baby today, and I thought I would get in a fair amount of trouble from my mrs if I said I was going racing  :-\

See you next time  ;)
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Re: Buff's attempt at the 2013 Offroad series in the WC
« Reply #38 on: February 01, 2013, 08:00:14 pm »
Maybe we should get a WD pit area going? Get branding on a gazebo, the ladies in bakini's with umbrella'son the starting line, etc  ;D
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Re: Buff's attempt at the 2013 Offroad series in the WC
« Reply #39 on: February 01, 2013, 09:12:20 pm »
Jeez Rob , you haven't changed  ;D ;D

Good ride tomorrow Brett , I will be there the rest of the year for you  :thumleft: :thumleft:
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