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Offline Offroad2

Tankwa X Country GPS Navigational Challenge 21-23 Oct
« on: September 16, 2016, 06:05:25 pm »
Optional Time Trial  21 Oct
Multi stages 22/23 Oct
Outside Refuel -+ 60km apart

See WCOC facebook for details  or mail info@westerncapeoffroad.co.za.



http://vid1246.photobucket.com/albums/gg611/clivec3/Tankwa%20vid%201_zpstarsklu8.mp4





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Re: Tankwa X Country GPS Navigational Challenge 21-23 Oct
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2016, 06:13:06 pm »
All the good things happen in the Cape.  :patch:
"If you have men who will only come if they know there is a good road, I don't want them.  I want men who will come if there is no road at all."

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Re: Tankwa X Country GPS Navigational Challenge 21-23 Oct
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2016, 06:14:12 pm »
Do you perhaps have the Facebook link Offroad2?
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Re: Tankwa X Country GPS Navigational Challenge 21-23 Oct
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2016, 06:46:21 pm »
Hi Kobus,

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=295146427314606&set=a.104621903033727.10879.100004577528609&type=3&source=11

also my cell number 0829001334  (Clive)  - with recent National .... been a bit on back foot but welcome to call & we hope to have regs out in two weeks

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Re: Tankwa X Country GPS Navigational Challenge 21-23 Oct
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2016, 06:49:25 pm »
Thanks  :thumleft:
"If you have men who will only come if they know there is a good road, I don't want them.  I want men who will come if there is no road at all."

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Re: Tankwa X Country GPS Navigational Challenge 21-23 Oct
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2016, 01:24:53 pm »
SOME TEASER PICS FROM WEEKEND - FOREVER CHANGING TERRAIN



































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Re: Tankwa X Country GPS Navigational Challenge 21-23 Oct
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2016, 01:34:38 pm »
Wow, this looks really nice...

I like the modern shower facilities :thumleft:

Just out of interest can ds  bikes enter or is it only for plastics?.....cheers
 

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Re: Tankwa X Country GPS Navigational Challenge 21-23 Oct
« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2016, 01:39:51 pm »
Sounds cool, but where to find more details?
 

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Re: Tankwa X Country GPS Navigational Challenge 21-23 Oct
« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2016, 02:19:11 pm »
Herewith a short clip in the river bed - sorry quality is off my phone and riding one handed


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Re: Tankwa X Country GPS Navigational Challenge 21-23 Oct
« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2016, 03:52:49 pm »
Donner I would like to ride this, but I've got a X-Challenge, not a X-Country   


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Re: Tankwa X Country GPS Navigational Challenge 21-23 Oct
« Reply #10 on: September 19, 2016, 05:50:21 pm »
Hi To answer some questions

We wanted to create a race/adventure for plastic without the expense of full Rally kit. This event is about learning the pros & cons.
Ds bikes up to 800 should be OK - there are some tight sections etc...
Temp Competition License available but arrange with info@westerncapeoffroad.co.za  BEFOREHAND - regulations to be published soon.
There will be refuels under 60km for plastic.
The routes so far are constantly varying in terrain - they are stunning!

Only Camping at Race HQ as in pictures (hot showers too)
Catering & bar is sorted
Adventure for support crews & friends   - adventure bikes welcome to come camp/spectate for weekend
Pictures up at WCOC FB   (see link earlier in thread)

Will post more as we go along
Enjoy Tankwa
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Re: Tankwa X Country GPS Navigational Challenge 21-23 Oct
« Reply #11 on: September 19, 2016, 06:23:06 pm »
All the good things happen in the Cape.  :patch:

Um, ja, annoying, isn't it ..........  :'(
Don't let fear hold you back ..... take it with you!
 

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Re: Tankwa X Country GPS Navigational Challenge 21-23 Oct
« Reply #12 on: September 20, 2016, 06:54:53 pm »
Tankwa X Country Info - getting loads of questions

Background:
For the first time WCOC hosts a standalone event, the Tankwa X Country GPS Navigational, essentially a new style of Off-Road.
The idea is minimal marked routes in order to test the competitor’s ability to READ the terrain, to interpret the route direction & confirm direction via provided GPS maps added to competitors riding skills adds to all round ability (EMPHASIS on reading the terrain).
An event to explore the opportunity to take off-road / enduro bikes & quads closer to GPS navigation. Wanting to create an adventure experience for spectators, crews & competitors is an important objective. At the same time building a long term relationship with the region’s wonderful community.
For the first year we have decided to consolidate by keeping the routes in close proximity and to make navigation a little easier in places. So far the routes are stunning with a wide variety, however you could imagine to be in another country adding to the adventure.
GPS:
Only simple products are required such as equivalent to Garmin Fortrex, Etrax 10, 20 & 30 with which the routes can be uploaded (can be wrist or handle bar mount).
Bikes & Quads:
Any Off-road/Enduro Bikes 125cc & up will do. Outside refuel & service point will be 60km or shorter. We are not yet 100% sure of total race stage distances but approx 250-300km or equivalent in normal off-road race time.
Rally Bikes are also welcome.
Entries: MSA License holders or one event licenses which have to be taken out beforehand info@westerncapeoffroad.co.za
Provisional program:
21 Oct Afternoon 30km Time Trial. Optional but will determine front starters positions.
22 Oct Main race sections
23 Oct Reminder sections.


Race Control HQ & Bivouac:
Riders Briefing – COMPULSORY 20H00 Fri 21 OCT.
GPS coordinates as in above poster.
Accommodation – Camping at Race Control with ablutions (minimal fee). Bring your own lighting but no load generators please, just camp fires under the brightest stars.
Catering at Race Control – Food, Braai packs, braai wood, refreshments & licensed bush bar.
Cool drink & water table with a light snack available at Middeldrift outside Refuel/service point.
Please support the caterers – great value & well priced.

Etiquette Please:
It is utmost important that we respect the Tankwa people & their property.
We do not ride anywhere, farm roads, veld, even though it looks baron or unused to us.
Not jetting, dragging, wheeling or riding around on bikes/quads whatsoever, regs will state when machines need to be impound.
Use water sparingly.
We all take our own refuse home.
When we depart we leave NOTHING behind - only our tracks on the marked routes.
MSA Regulations & Entry:
To follow shortly, In the meantime start your planning, bring some friends & enjoy the adventure.
Enquiries  info@westerncapeoffroad.co.za

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Re: Tankwa X Country GPS Navigational Challenge 21-23 Oct
« Reply #13 on: September 20, 2016, 07:03:34 pm »
This looks like good fun  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Tankwa X Country GPS Navigational Challenge 21-23 Oct
« Reply #14 on: September 20, 2016, 08:48:12 pm »
 :sip:

Looking good :ricky:
Some people feel the rain and others just get wet...
 

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Re: Tankwa X Country GPS Navigational Challenge 21-23 Oct
« Reply #15 on: September 21, 2016, 06:22:27 pm »
Hi Guys,

getting some questions - what it is like? here is a clip posted earlier - this is a section that we will use.

http://vid1246.photobucket.com/albums/gg611/clivec3/Tankwa%20vid%201_zpstarsklu8.mp4

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Re: Tankwa X Country GPS Navigational Challenge 21-23 Oct
« Reply #16 on: September 21, 2016, 08:07:25 pm »
Great initiative, good luck, looks like fun  :thumleft:

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Re: Tankwa X Country GPS Navigational Challenge 21-23 Oct
« Reply #17 on: September 21, 2016, 10:31:05 pm »
Done deal, I'm bringing the 690 for some fun  :thumleft:
Present bikes: BETA 300RR, KTM 690, Yamaha WR250F

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Re: Tankwa X Country GPS Navigational Challenge 21-23 Oct
« Reply #18 on: September 23, 2016, 06:01:29 pm »
Loaded for Tankwa this weekend - 4 x shower donkeys, bridge, quads etc..

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Re: Tankwa X Country GPS Navigational Challenge 21-23 Oct
« Reply #19 on: September 26, 2016, 01:01:03 pm »
Revamp of old building for event



Some Pics from weekend scout
















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