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Offline wolf skaap

WFO anyone?
« on: December 27, 2013, 12:43:01 pm »
Hi there,

I am afraid that the open GOC off road races will kill me and I'm therefore strongly considering the WFO series for 2014 (at least a couple races)

Have any of you experience regarding the WFO races? Costs etc.?

*edit* I found the entry fees: "Regional Entry is R 400, Clubman is R 350 & Novice Clubman is R 300"  What else is needed? Racing license maybe?

Thanks!
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« Last Edit: December 27, 2013, 12:58:32 pm by wolf skaap »
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Re: WFO anyone?
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2013, 02:08:38 pm »
Looks like whitewater rafting! :imaposer:
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Re: WFO anyone?
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2013, 04:08:12 pm »
Pity no Rudamans series this year.

Ja, too many bikes in the GOC now, too much dust and the nice sandy races are 60kms of whoops from lap 2. Mates and I are thinking of doing the Northern Regions regional off roads. Vryburg and surrounds are nice semi desert racing and only a few bikes in comparion. Two of my mates did the 2013 season and enjoyed thoroughly. Also coming from GOC (I think 2 events are shared though)

Wil definately check that out.
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Re: WFO anyone?
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2013, 09:54:19 pm »
Darksider, actually the Rudaman's series is still going on. Rudaman's name changed to 'Lowveld Enduro Club'. First race will be held 25 January near Badplaas.. :thumleft:
 

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Re: WFO anyone?
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2013, 11:06:15 pm »
Darksider, actually the Rudaman's series is still going on. Rudaman's name changed to 'Lowveld Enduro Club'. First race will be held 25 January near Badplaas.. :thumleft:
O, OK. Thought they said they were taking a break fom organising and running races next year. That's cool then.
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Offline Malcolm

Re: WFO anyone?
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2014, 12:36:40 pm »
I have done a number of WFO's.  They are well organised technical races.  The fast guys still somehow go fast, the rest of us just survive.  Some of them are harder than others, eg Baynesfield is normally nasty.  If you get that Natal drizzle going in the lead up the races they can become very difficult.  But always fun.  If you are coming from JHB be prepared, they don't do flat riding....
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Re: WFO anyone?
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2014, 01:13:24 pm »
So doing the WFO's should be good training for the Roof?
 

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Re: WFO anyone?
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2014, 02:38:45 pm »
I have done a number of WFO's.  They are well organised technical races.  The fast guys still somehow go fast, the rest of us just survive.  Some of them are harder than others, eg Baynesfield is normally nasty.  If you get that Natal drizzle going in the lead up the races they can become very difficult.  But always fun.  If you are coming from JHB be prepared, they don't do flat riding....
Thanks,
Yes thats pretty much how I understand the scene.

What bike did you use?

Nevermind; see you have a ktm200  :thumleft:
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Re: WFO anyone?
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2014, 10:36:46 am »
WFO's are very good training for the roof.  They also reward those that ride with their head still switched on.  Ie race face is not always an advantage..  If you are still unsure one big advantage with the WFO format is that the laps are not too long.  Generally between 30-40km  so if you find yourself a bit out of your depth with the technical nature you can use the time to slowly complete one lap.  They are well marshalled and they will give you a hand if you really need it.

Smaller the better, hence the 200 :biggrin:
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