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Re: Tankwa Cross Country 2017 new thread.
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2017, 03:00:48 pm »
It's looking sublime... and very cold  :o I better start getting fit, I've hardly been on the bike all year and Sept is around the corner  ::)
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country 2017 new thread.
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2017, 01:44:15 pm »
Is the route gonna be marked like last year? or just GPS.. can you use a garmin 62s?
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country 2017 new thread.
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2017, 03:04:04 pm »
2017-07-19-VIDEO-00000030 by Clive Crouse, on Flickr

Hi Murray,

The severe Dangers like wash aways will be marked with triple day glo stickers and no go areas as we don't want people cutting fields or sensitive areas.

Sorry I don't know garmin 62S but sat I rode 300km on my garmin Etrax 20 found it quite easy on the trails however the technical sections gets more interesting
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country 2017 new thread.
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2017, 05:14:22 pm »
Hi All,
Brief info about the Tankwa X Country Rally in Sept
With planning and work well under way, we are happy to say the routes are Epic.

Some useful information.

GPS: 
Compulsory, equivalent of Garmin, Fortrex, Etrex10, 20 or 30.

Dates: 
22nd Time Trial & Race sec 1,   23rd race sec 2,   24th race sec 3,   25th public holiday leaving time to return home.

Venue: 
One central Race control and Village. Catering, camping, hot showers, flush toilets and Bike wash bay.

Classes (Provisional):
Rally Bikes – No outside refuel range required 300km.
Off-Road Bikes max 200 2T / 250 4T    Outside refuels                         
Off-Road Bikes Open max 300 2T / 525 4T Outside Refuels                                               
Off-Road Big Bore – Minimum 550 cc / unlimited cc 4T Outside refuels
Quads Open Max 1000cc 4t Outside refuels                           

Routes:  Via GPS, Extreme Dangers will be physically marked with triple Day Glo stickers and NO Go sensitive areas will also be marked.The objective is to test All Round skills, Navigation, the Ability to READ the terrain, to race in one’s Own Safety Zone and to Anticipate. At the same time testing the Competitor riding skills, endurance and bringing both Man &  Machine home.
Provisional Distance: Approx. 500Km or equivalent riding time of special stages.
Day 1 Race section one. Time Trial 60km + 30-40km River Stage. Main Designated Service Point (DSP) at HQ.
Day 2 Race section two. Marathon Stage 300km. Four outside DSP.
Day 3 Race section three. Mountain stage 110km. One outside DSP.
          Prize giving & social.

Service Crews:
Service Crews and supporters will be allowed access to four of the five outside DSPs. Where they can assist their competitors refuel or with repairs, punctures etc… NB at these DSPs ONLY. No assistance anywhere else along the routes only at HQ DSP & DSP 2-5.  These directions will be issued at the start of each day.
Outside Refuel: Optional refuels at approx. every 65km.
For those who would like to refuel their bikes themselves the fuel truck will take the next day’s fuel out at 6pm. Clearly marked fuel cans must be placed in the fuel impound before 6pm Friday & Saturday evening.

It is time to prepare for Tankwa X Country. :deal:




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Re: Tankwa Cross Country 2017 new thread.
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2017, 08:39:58 pm »
Is the 300km range requirement for the rallye class same as last year? Most home built jobs like front/rear tank KTMs and 3 tank 690s are capable of 275km.  Not even sure my CRF450X with 25 litres will get to that.  I certainly never got more on an Amageza stage.  An RR will do 300km without breaking a sweat.
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country 2017 new thread.
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2017, 09:45:00 pm »
What happens with the rally quads?
 

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Re: Tankwa Cross Country 2017 new thread.
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2017, 08:58:57 am »
Hoe voel ek na 300km op my 300..dit sal 'n 1ste wees :peepwall: :peepwall:
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country 2017 new thread.
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2017, 09:26:15 am »
Is the 300km range requirement for the rallye class same as last year? Most home built jobs like front/rear tank KTMs and 3 tank 690s are capable of 275km.  Not even sure my CRF450X with 25 litres will get to that.  I certainly never got more on an Amageza stage.  An RR will do 300km without breaking a sweat.
Hi Bill
Thanks for the feedback it is most welcome, saying 300km to be safe but it currently measures about 270km with some technical sections slowing things down. We want to keep the Rally class as close to real as possible and will check it out with two friends on kitted Rally bikes. We do have the option of allowing a refuel at the last refuel - will keep in mind.

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Re: Tankwa Cross Country 2017 new thread.
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2017, 09:30:20 am »
What happens with the rally quads?

Hi  not sure what you are asking but are there enough rally quads ? At this point one combined quad class however we could look at something if enough interest. Mostly off-road quads ?
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country 2017 new thread.
« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2017, 09:33:25 am »
Hoe voel ek na 300km op my 300..dit sal 'n 1ste wees :peepwall: :peepwall:

Dewald you will be fine - I managed on Sat but that Raptor 700 hammered me a bit (I'm unfit) however it was exhilarating.
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country 2017 new thread.
« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2017, 01:53:48 pm »
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country 2017 new thread.
« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2017, 07:22:05 am »
Sounds like a really well organized event. So sorry I am half way across the world. :(
Looking forward to hearing all about it though!

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Re: Tankwa Cross Country 2017 new thread.
« Reply #13 on: July 22, 2017, 10:04:53 am »
Sounds like a really well organized event. So sorry I am half way across the world. :(
Looking forward to hearing all about it though!

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Re: Tankwa Cross Country 2017 new thread.
« Reply #14 on: July 24, 2017, 05:38:11 pm »
Is the 300km range requirement for the rallye class same as last year? Most home built jobs like front/rear tank KTMs and 3 tank 690s are capable of 275km.  Not even sure my CRF450X with 25 litres will get to that.  I certainly never got more on an Amageza stage.  An RR will do 300km without breaking a sweat.
Hi Bill
Thanks for the feedback it is most welcome, saying 300km to be safe but it currently measures about 270km with some technical sections slowing things down. We want to keep the Rally class as close to real as possible and will check it out with two friends on kitted Rally bikes. We do have the option of allowing a refuel at the last refuel - will keep in mind.
To update after weekend - this longer loop will stay at 270km.   :)
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country 2017 new thread.
« Reply #16 on: July 25, 2017, 05:54:26 pm »
2017 Tankwa Cross Country GPS Navigational Rally

The event supplementary regulations have been submitted for permit application to Motorsport SA and entries will open soon.

Region:
The event takes place in the Tankwa / Hantam region in the Northern Cape. Tankwa is known for its harsh environment, which will test and challenge both man and machine with the variety of terrain leveling the playing fields among the competitors.

With planning and work well under way, we are happy to say the routes are going to be epic.

The combined farm areas used for the routes amount to a staggering 140 000 hectares.

Objective:
•   To test all round skills.
•   Test navigation
•   Ability to READ the terrain.
•   Race in one’s own safety zone and to anticipate.
•   At the same time testing the competitor’s riding skills and endurance.
•   To look after the machine and to finish.

Venue: 
One central Race Control and Village. Catering, camping, hot showers, flush toilets and bike wash bays provided at a minimum fee.

Dates & Distances:
22nd September    - Time Trial & Race section 1 (Time trail of 60km’s and a 25km river special with DSP - Designated Service Point - at Race Control)
23rd September       - Race section 2 (Marathon stage of 300km’s with four (4) outside DSP’s)
24th September       - Race section 3 (Mountain stage of 110km’s with one (1) outside DSP)
25th September       - public holiday to allow for days travel home

Classes & Entry Fee (Provisional):
NB:   All competitors will require a minimum of a MSA Club Licence as this is a fully sanctioned MSA event that complies with all rules and regulations.
Minimum Age - year in which a competitor turns 16 years old unless previously participated in the 2016 Tankwa X Country.

Rally Bikes (No outside refuel range) R3 650 (includes road book)
Off-Road Bikes max 200 2T / 250 4T (Outside refuels) R3 500                         
Off-Road Bikes Open max 300 2T / 525 4T (Outside refuels) R3 500                                                
Off-Road Big Bore – Minimum 550 cc / unlimited cc 4T (Outside refuels) R3 500
Quads Open Max 1000cc 4t (Outside refuels) R3 500                           

GPS: 
COMPULSORY, equivalent of Garmin, Fortrex, Etrex 10, 20 or 30.

Extreme Dangers will be physically marked with triple Day Glo stickers and NO GO sensitive areas will also be marked.

Service Crews:
Service Crews and supporters will be allowed access to four of the five outside DSP’s where they can assist their competitors to refuel or with repairs. No assistance is allowed anywhere else along the routes besides at Race Control DSP & DSP’s 2 - 5.  These directions will be issued at the start of each day.

Outside Refuel:
Optional refuels at approx. 65km’s

For those who would like to refuel themselves the fuel truck will take the next day’s fuel out at 6pm. Clearly marked fuel cans must be placed in the fuel impound before 6pm on Friday & Saturday evening.

Organisers:
Please feel free to contact the organisers if you have any questions.
Clive Crouse – 082 900 1334
Celeste Chatton – 071 879 5239

It’s time to prepare for Tankwa X Country.



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Re: Tankwa Cross Country 2017 new thread.
« Reply #17 on: July 26, 2017, 01:22:46 pm »
Very interesting!
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country 2017 new thread.
« Reply #18 on: July 26, 2017, 04:03:06 pm »
Maybe I should come tag along with the 950....malle-moto. :peepwall:


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Re: Tankwa Cross Country 2017 new thread.
« Reply #19 on: July 26, 2017, 05:47:06 pm »
Maybe I should come tag along with the 950....malle-moto. :peepwall:
Rickus  it would be great to have you down from Koes - some places would be a little Super Enduro on that big 950 however you guys would make it  :)
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