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Re: Tankwa Cross Country 2017 new thread.
« Reply #80 on: October 18, 2017, 02:48:09 pm »
What Clive said:

...  we are thinking about including adventure bikes next year ...

I'll start a thread under "planning a ride" early next year to assist you getting ready.

This is a bucket list event if you are a fit, 500/650/690/701 rider with a sense of adventure - it is completely do-able, I'm 52 yo (then 53) on a 650, and there was not a section I couldn't do.

What you can expect:

Lots of daily km's in awesome terrain that is considered DS heaven by a lot of riders, bonus: terrain you would normally only dream about riding
You can even bring the wife - they can go for a jaunt in a 4x4 -  lots of interesting spectating to be had, allowing them to share your passion and also experience the Tankwa.
Great camping, awesome vibe and "gees".

You can come, be part of what is shaping to be an iconic race, and have the opportunity to do the whole race course.
Even if you come for the adventure and the pure thrill of riding the terrain, to finish the ride, you will unintentionally do well in the race.

Get your bike and gear sorted, get fit, and make a plan, you will not be disappointed, guaranteed!!
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country 2017 new thread.
« Reply #81 on: October 18, 2017, 06:46:07 pm »
Looks bloody good Dave :ricky:

Thanks for the photos and vids, guys. That Ellis bloke knows how to ride, no doubt about it! :laughing7:
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country 2017 new thread.
« Reply #82 on: October 19, 2017, 02:05:22 pm »
That Ellis bloke knows how to ride, no doubt about it! :laughing7:

Comes with lessons learnt the hard way:

Fence Strike:     https://www.facebook.com/Dyfie/videos/10213067713190776/
Overcooking it:  https://www.facebook.com/michaelmichaelellis/videos/10159445905685704/
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country 2017 new thread.
« Reply #83 on: October 19, 2017, 04:22:11 pm »

Herman  - we are thinking about including adventure bikes next year where they would exclude some technical sections (if there is enough interest ???  Dave (Beserker is keen to help manage that section). Will start posting early 2018 to see interest.


This sounds hugely interesting, hopefully we'll see some of those Honda Quest boys on the line showing us what that Africa Twin can do in a race  >:D

I really hope you include the Adventure bike segment.....I am sure at least 1 fat oke from Nam will join the fun  :peepwall:


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Re: Tankwa Cross Country 2017 new thread.
« Reply #84 on: October 19, 2017, 05:19:47 pm »
That Ellis bloke knows how to ride, no doubt about it! :laughing7:

Comes with lessons learnt the hard way:

Fence Strike:     https://www.facebook.com/Dyfie/videos/10213067713190776/
Overcooking it:  https://www.facebook.com/michaelmichaelellis/videos/10159445905685704/

David Ellis did well to walk away from those two spills, he was sore but continued throughout that weekend. There was a point that weekend I thought we should have taken medics with as Kevin wrote of his quad (at 130km +) also riding for the camera he was very lucky to survive it after completely destroying his YFZ450..... will post the footage once Michael has a chance to edit.

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Re: Tankwa Cross Country 2017 new thread.
« Reply #85 on: October 19, 2017, 05:29:18 pm »

Herman  - we are thinking about including adventure bikes next year where they would exclude some technical sections (if there is enough interest ???  Dave (Beserker is keen to help manage that section). Will start posting early 2018 to see interest.


This sounds hugely interesting, hopefully we'll see some of those Honda Quest boys on the line showing us what that Africa Twin can do in a race  >:D

I really hope you include the Adventure bike segment.....I am sure at least 1 fat oke from Nam will join the fun  :peepwall:
Rickus  - I've seen you handle that BIG KTM, you make it look so easy, using the bikes power to work for you..... For sure we will cater for adventure bikes 2018 also Kobus Potgieter helped and will be involved 2018 again so more sections for Rally Bikes too. We learnt a lot and will take it to next level 2018. Provisional Date 21-24 Sept 2018.
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country 2017 new thread.
« Reply #86 on: October 20, 2017, 03:50:08 pm »
That Ellis bloke knows how to ride, no doubt about it! :laughing7:

Comes with lessons learnt the hard way:

Fence Strike:     https://www.facebook.com/Dyfie/videos/10213067713190776/
Overcooking it:  https://www.facebook.com/michaelmichaelellis/videos/10159445905685704/


:eek: Yep, that is more my style of riding  :imaposer:  :lol8:
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country 2017 new thread.
« Reply #87 on: October 22, 2017, 07:59:35 am »
I really hope you include the Adventure bike segment.....I am sure at least 1 fat oke from Nam will join the fun  :peepwall:

From what I heard, this "1 fat oke" is sandbagging  :peepwall:

Rickus, I believe that a certain HPN rider is also interested. Now all we need is a S10 and a AT.

ps: Sandbagging Definition:  To conceal or misrepresent one's true position, potential, or intent especially in order to take advantage.


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Re: Tankwa Cross Country 2017 new thread.
« Reply #88 on: October 24, 2017, 06:10:42 pm »
I really hope you include the Adventure bike segment.....I am sure at least 1 fat oke from Nam will join the fun  :peepwall:

From what I heard, this "1 fat oke" is sandbagging  :peepwall:

Rickus, I believe that a certain HPN rider is also interested. Now all we need is a S10 and a AT.

ps: Sandbagging Definition:  To conceal or misrepresent one's true position, potential, or intent especially in order to take advantage.


Dave we are going to make it work for Adventure too, you know us by now  :thumleft:
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country 2017 new thread.
« Reply #89 on: October 25, 2017, 07:23:13 am »
I really hope you include the Adventure bike segment.....I am sure at least 1 fat oke from Nam will join the fun  :peepwall:

From what I heard, this "1 fat oke" is sandbagging  :peepwall:

Rickus, I believe that a certain HPN rider is also interested. Now all we need is a S10 and a AT.

ps: Sandbagging Definition:  To conceal or misrepresent one's true position, potential, or intent especially in order to take advantage.


 :laughing4: :laughing4: certainly NOT the case....I see these races as an opportunity to do an extreme Adventure ride.....with the Desert300 in Oranjemund  we got to ride those big slipface dunes in the Spergebied....AMAZING!!!!!
IMG_20171007_115317[1] by Rickus Vermeulen, on Flickr
IMG_20171007_120139[1] by Rickus Vermeulen, on Flickr
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country 2017 new thread.
« Reply #90 on: November 15, 2017, 08:57:10 am »
Clive (Offroad2) and I are planning a weekend riding some off the tracks we set out for the Tankwa 500. Information and updates can be found here www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=217478.0

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