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Re: WCOC Off-Road Bot River "Around the Mountains" 15 March
« Reply #20 on: February 24, 2014, 02:18:57 pm »
@Buff - If you go through there, please make sure the GoPro is charged and ready  :thumleft:

@BB07 - The ladies ride better than they give themselves credit for, but we always ride together, and as good as it is I am not blind to the potential negatives like me always being there, them learning my bad riding habits etc. so it is time for them to learn from others and also see exactly what they can do without me hovering over their shoulders.  I do think they will have a blast.

@Offroad2- Thank you, have spoken with Dave a short while ago, he will send me all I need this evening, have also looked at the website between that I am sure we will get it all sorted  :thumleft:
 

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Re: WCOC Off-Road Bot River "Around the Mountains" 15 March
« Reply #21 on: February 24, 2014, 02:26:10 pm »
LOL... It will be charged and ready :)

I'll probably marshal the event as well.
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Re: WCOC Off-Road Bot River "Around the Mountains" 15 March
« Reply #22 on: February 24, 2014, 03:01:36 pm »
ride & marshal i hope  :thumleft:
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Re: WCOC Off-Road Bot River "Around the Mountains" 15 March
« Reply #23 on: February 24, 2014, 04:52:56 pm »
Saw there's a big bore class... what do they mean big bore, and are there normally a few bikes in that class?
This the kind of thing you can take on with a 690, or is that going to be like pushing a pig through a keyhole?

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Re: WCOC Off-Road Bot River "Around the Mountains" 15 March
« Reply #24 on: February 24, 2014, 05:05:26 pm »
ride & marshal i hope  :thumleft:

YEBO, ride in the morning, marshal in the afternoon... if I'm still able to move my aching body  ;)
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Re: WCOC Off-Road Bot River "Around the Mountains" 15 March
« Reply #25 on: February 24, 2014, 05:57:03 pm »
Saw there's a big bore class... what do they mean big bore, and are there normally a few bikes in that class?
This the kind of thing you can take on with a 690, or is that going to be like pushing a pig through a keyhole?

Ian, there was a big bore class, unfortunately not much interest.

We have had Lood on his XR650L, and Tour on his KTM950SE doing some of the races last year, no problem, and there is even the odd KLR650 participating, so it can be done.

Keep in mind that it is off road, and not enduro, so the technical difficulty concerns more the "go fast" aspect as opposed to going over a 5 foot bolder.

Phone me if you need more info - Cheers.
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Re: WCOC Off-Road Bot River "Around the Mountains" 15 March
« Reply #26 on: February 24, 2014, 05:58:36 pm »
Saw there's a big bore class... what do they mean big bore, and are there normally a few bikes in that class?
This the kind of thing you can take on with a 690, or is that going to be like pushing a pig through a keyhole?

We have just removed the big bore class but you can still enter a 690 in any SNR class (unlimited cc) just be prepared to scratch it on this race (Riebeek was more suitable)
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Re: WCOC Off-Road Bot River "Around the Mountains" 15 March
« Reply #27 on: February 24, 2014, 06:18:11 pm »
SNR TRACK WITH ELEVATION PROFILE


as you can see it is up down & around but free flowing with a couple technical sections - scenery is tops

Beserker will post a JNR track & maybe we should start a new thread for the Ladies INTRO class as there is LOTS of interest :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:
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Re: WCOC Off-Road Bot River "Around the Mountains" 15 March
« Reply #28 on: February 24, 2014, 10:48:09 pm »
Right I'm in!!!! ............................ But it's not on the Big Red this year unfortunately :'( :'( ........... just changed to something a little more blue!?................  :peepwall: so we'll see how it goes................ :biggrin: :ricky:
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Re: WCOC Off-Road Bot River "Around the Mountains" 15 March
« Reply #29 on: February 25, 2014, 05:58:16 am »
But it's not on the Big Red this year unfortunately :'( :'(

But there is a little red piggie, I believe  :deal:
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Re: WCOC Off-Road Bot River "Around the Mountains" 15 March
« Reply #30 on: February 25, 2014, 09:41:19 pm »
Yip! That's why I changed to something blue, otherwise he will be faster than me, and that's just not right!!!  :ricky:  :ricky: :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:
 

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Re: WCOC Off-Road Bot River "Around the Mountains" 15 March
« Reply #31 on: February 26, 2014, 02:37:12 pm »
Right I'm in!!!! ............................ But it's not on the Big Red this year unfortunately :'( :'( ........... just changed to something a little more blue!?................  :peepwall: so we'll see how it goes................ :biggrin: :ricky:

This is sounding good, am I detecting a hint of a WR450?  ;)  :ricky:
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Re: WCOC Off-Road Bot River "Around the Mountains" 15 March
« Reply #32 on: February 26, 2014, 08:35:06 pm »
Indeed Sir, you are correct in your assumption !!! So I'll see you guys there then!  :ricky: :ricky: :ricky: BUT that machine is  :peepwall:  :peepwall: :peepwall:, then you go :o :o :o :o and then  :biggrin: :biggrin: :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft: and THEN..........>:D >:D >:D!!!!
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Re: WCOC Off-Road Bot River "Around the Mountains" 15 March
« Reply #33 on: February 28, 2014, 05:11:42 pm »
@ Lood -   great you are going to love that WR - it will serve you well at Bot River - much lighter then you 650 & BR was your first race last year (think)
happy to hear Frans is going to start in juniors - he will enjoy it big time.

@ MaxthePanda i hear from Beserker you found a green plastic - welcome lets get you entered, you will be hooked. Recently had a look at some of your pictures on the threads  WOW stunning !

@ Scooter bike - guess you in for marshal or race pm me please.

@ Camelman lets see you entry (as an organizer - same deal offered)

Monday we will post track update & couple pics

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Re: WCOC Off-Road Bot River "Around the Mountains" 15 March
« Reply #34 on: March 01, 2014, 06:00:21 am »
Today we will SSSSS - Scout Some more Suffering Sweaty Sections   :ricky:
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Re: WCOC Off-Road Bot River "Around the Mountains" 15 March
« Reply #35 on: March 02, 2014, 04:49:29 pm »
Couple of pics and update tonight maybe :peepwall: :biggrin: :ricky:
 

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Re: WCOC Off-Road Bot River "Around the Mountains" 15 March
« Reply #36 on: March 03, 2014, 09:10:25 am »
Couple of pics and update tonight maybe :peepwall: :biggrin: :ricky:

For sure  :thumleft:

The old wizard and his two acolytes in search of magic ingredients to weave dark spells and black magic.



Up and down valleys, only the best will do. 



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is physically demanding (on the acolytes, they need H20, a type of magic potion)



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Re: WCOC Off-Road Bot River "Around the Mountains" 15 March
« Reply #37 on: March 03, 2014, 09:39:43 am »
For all the ladies, wondering (from what I have heard) in great trepidation about what is in stall for them:

Great news:

Some sweet single singletrack,



a few dongas, but well routed and momentum should see you through,





Up some hills,



some more dongas:



Like the say, the scenic route  ::)



I reckon the track will strike a balance between do-able, but still giving you a nice work out.

Roving marshals, as well as strategically placed stationary marshals should take care of the business of the day: an enjoyable day riding your bike!
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Re: WCOC Off-Road Bot River "Around the Mountains" 15 March
« Reply #38 on: March 03, 2014, 09:52:42 am »
OK for some updated SNR Track PICS - track is going to keep you busy







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Enjoy - now get your entries in
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Re: WCOC Off-Road Bot River "Around the Mountains" 15 March
« Reply #39 on: March 03, 2014, 09:58:05 am »
Riverbed section

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