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Donaldson 1000 Desert Race June 2016 info
« on: May 29, 2016, 05:37:02 pm »
Hi
Does anyone know where to find info on the spectators points/maps/camping grounds for the 2016 Donaldson Botswana 1000 desert race in June?
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Re: Donaldson 1000 Desert Race June 2016 info
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2016, 05:59:22 pm »
Hmmm...they usually only release them about a week before the race. Best is to email em, they pretty good in getting back to you: mail@sacrosscountryracing.co.za
 

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Re: Donaldson 1000 Desert Race June 2016 info
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2016, 06:24:01 pm »
I see they got a DS class?
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Re: Donaldson 1000 Desert Race June 2016 info
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2016, 06:26:29 pm »
Thanks OOOOMS!
Really appreciate!
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Re: Donaldson 1000 Desert Race June 2016 info
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2016, 11:57:29 am »
Entered again.  Last year was a blast.
 

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Re: Donaldson 1000 Desert Race June 2016 info
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2016, 08:42:18 am »
Who here is going?
 

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Re: Donaldson 1000 Desert Race June 2016 info
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2016, 10:27:30 am »
Unfortunately I can't make it due to leave constraints but a large contingent of my Droomers Yamaha Racing team mates will be there to tackle the desert challenge  :thumleft:
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Re: Donaldson 1000 Desert Race June 2016 info
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2016, 04:07:31 pm »
I have the spectators map, but unable to load it here, welcome to PM me with your email address and I can mail it to you  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Donaldson 1000 Desert Race June 2016 info
« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2016, 02:19:13 am »
Entered again.  Last year was a blast.
Can you give an overview of the event - distance, ideal bike, terrain, highlights - looks interesting.
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Re: Donaldson 1000 Desert Race June 2016 info
« Reply #12 on: June 22, 2016, 08:30:32 am »
Entered again.  Last year was a blast.
Can you give an overview of the event - distance, ideal bike, terrain, highlights - looks interesting.

Distance depends on what you entered:  Friday a 40km prologue, then Saturday and Sunday 2 loops each day that will approximate 500km a day.  Normally its less than 500.  If you enter the BMS 500 class, you do 1 loop a day, but must finish all the days to classify.  In the National class, its actually 2 races.

I think a 350/450 is ideal.  I'm doing it on a 300 2 stroke

Very sandy  :imaposer: and can vary between very tight cattle paths to open 2 spoor kap-lyne.  I had my 300 pinned for extended periods last year.  The tight portions are the killers. Low hanging branches mean you rarely stand and thorn bushes cut you hands and arms constantly.  Unless you are a sponsored rider, don't put on a new sticker kit before you go.
 

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Re: Donaldson 1000 Desert Race June 2016 info
« Reply #13 on: June 22, 2016, 08:33:21 am »
I use double hand guards; looks terrible  :biggrin:

 

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Re: Donaldson 1000 Desert Race June 2016 info
« Reply #14 on: June 27, 2016, 02:02:45 pm »
How many km was it? I see the top guys did 5.15 hrs
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Re: Donaldson 1000 Desert Race June 2016 info
« Reply #15 on: June 27, 2016, 02:27:38 pm »
Someone sent me this on whatsapp... check the clours on Bollie's pipe after keeping it pinned for a few hundred kays... gives new meaning to "On the Pipe"  :eek7:
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Re: Donaldson 1000 Desert Race June 2016 info
« Reply #16 on: June 27, 2016, 02:33:28 pm »
5hrs  on 1000km through the Botswana bush??? ave of nearly 200km/h :eek7: :eek7: :eek7: :eek7: :eek7:
If i had to explain you would not understand anyway......
 

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Re: Donaldson 1000 Desert Race June 2016 info
« Reply #17 on: June 27, 2016, 03:43:51 pm »
5hrs  on 1000km through the Botswana bush??? ave of nearly 200km/h :eek7: :eek7: :eek7: :eek7: :eek7:

Divide by two....500km per day.
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Re: Donaldson 1000 Desert Race June 2016 info
« Reply #18 on: June 27, 2016, 03:45:19 pm »
5hrs  on 1000km through the Botswana bush??? ave of nearly 200km/h :eek7: :eek7: :eek7: :eek7: :eek7:

Divide by two....500km per day.

Total time on Race Control given .......
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Re: Donaldson 1000 Desert Race June 2016 info
« Reply #19 on: June 27, 2016, 05:06:05 pm »
Someone sent me this on whatsapp... check the clours on Bollie's pipe after keeping it pinned for a few hundred kays... gives new meaning to "On the Pipe"  :eek7:

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Daai arme 300 is gery dat hy kak. Ek kry dan ene my 300 in n WCOC jammer, nie eers gepraat van 1000km so op die pyp ry nie. Dit is sekerlik n nuwe top na die race