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Offline bud500

Re: GXCC 2018
« Reply #20 on: February 06, 2018, 12:19:47 pm »
Yes manne

Waar kry ons die start tye vir Saterdag se GXCC

Saturday 10 Feb 2018
   
 
06:00 to 07:20
All Jnr’s & Snr QUADS
competitors
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06:30 to 07:30
All Jnr’s & Snr QUAD competitors line up
 
 
07:30 Compulsory
All Jnr’s & Snr QUAD competitors Riders Briefing on Start Line
 
 
08:00
All Jnr’s & Snr QUAD competitors RACE START
   
 
08:30 to 09:30
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10:00
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11:00 Compulsory
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11:30
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14:30
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Re: GXCC 2018
« Reply #21 on: February 08, 2018, 05:17:01 pm »
J226 gereed vir Saterdag

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Re: GXCC 2018
« Reply #22 on: February 09, 2018, 08:59:19 am »
FYI - The Bronkhorstspruit 32km run is also being held tomorrow. They start, 06h00 and finish at the Highschool, the R25 is part of their route.
So this may, or may not result in added traffic.
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Re: GXCC 2018
« Reply #23 on: February 11, 2018, 08:24:12 am »
Well - that was an eye opener!!!!!

I didn't realise how un-bikefit I've become. It's been 2 months since I've been on the bike and I nearly died yesterday. About half way through the third lap I ran outta puff.

But, it was a lekker course, fast and flowing. The first 5 or 10 kays were bumpy but after that it was just gravy .....................  :thumleft:

Now to get ready for the next one .............. how to get fit without actually doing anything?
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Re: GXCC 2018
« Reply #24 on: February 11, 2018, 09:45:41 am »
Yeah those first 10 kays were really intense physically. Not good for unfit guys like us. I could do the first part of the lap at my pace but then had to slow down for a lot to be able to complete the laps. My body is hurting today!
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Re: GXCC 2018
« Reply #25 on: February 12, 2018, 08:05:02 am »
Man it was fun!
Agreed, damn I'm unfit. For me, the first third of the lap moered me hard, then I tried to recover in the second third and then tried to race the last third.

But I'm happy, I managed to finish three laps without incident.  :ricky: :thumleft:
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Re: GXCC 2018
« Reply #26 on: February 12, 2018, 08:11:39 am »
I went there , wow , what a big entry . . .  fantastic weather for cross country racing after the previous nights rain . . . 
Could only find the WDers that were at the TRAX setup . . .
I had a enjoyable ride there and back with BZN, my trusty R80G/S . . .
Good luck with the next one . . .
 

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Re: GXCC 2018
« Reply #27 on: February 12, 2018, 08:28:12 am »
 :ricky:

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Re: GXCC 2018
« Reply #28 on: February 12, 2018, 10:42:21 am »
A happy Wild Dog  . . .
 

Offline Katumman

Re: GXCC 2018
« Reply #29 on: March 05, 2018, 09:54:07 am »
Howzit

Anybody with a location for Saturday's race at Fochville?
 

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Re: GXCC 2018
« Reply #30 on: March 07, 2018, 12:30:40 pm »
Bump
 

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Re: GXCC 2018
« Reply #31 on: March 07, 2018, 12:37:14 pm »
Bump

Last GXCC comms said it will be in the info pack to be sent today
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Re: GXCC 2018
« Reply #32 on: March 07, 2018, 12:55:45 pm »
Dankie
 

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Re: GXCC 2018
« Reply #33 on: March 07, 2018, 05:34:50 pm »
Bump
Info now on race control website

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Re: GXCC 2018
« Reply #34 on: March 08, 2018, 08:46:59 am »
Yes manne

Help my asb. Waar op die race control site sal ek die inligting kry. Ek soek maar kry niks.

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Re: GXCC 2018
« Reply #35 on: March 08, 2018, 08:52:04 am »
GPS coordinates: S 26° 35.113’ E 027° 35.107’

Directions from PTA:
N12 towards Potchofstroom
Turn left on R500 towards Fochville
Continue over a big 4way stop.
Continue over a bridge.
Just after the bridge, turn Left on Raatskral road.
Turn Right on Elandsfontein road.
Continue +- 4km.
Turn left on the first big gravel road.
Continue +- 3km to find pit entrance on your left.
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Re: GXCC 2018
« Reply #36 on: March 12, 2018, 05:59:21 am »
Race 2 ended bad for my son. 7km into the first lap his engine seized. Was in the top 3 at that stage.

Let's hope the next race goes better.

Any other results from those that raced?

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Re: GXCC 2018
« Reply #37 on: March 12, 2018, 08:22:18 am »
Race 2 ended bad for my son. 7km into the first lap his engine seized. Was in the top 3 at that stage.

Let's hope the next race goes better.

Any other results from those that raced?

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Ag shit, bad luck.
I didn't race, but heard there was some serious hoops and muddy bits.
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Re: GXCC 2018
« Reply #38 on: March 12, 2018, 09:23:40 am »
Hoops? ........................ man, that is an understatement .......... they were never ending. Remember the old-style chicken runs on MX tracks? It was like that.

They must have ploughed those fields years ago, ready for planting but never did it. Millions of little bumps ......................... loosened up all your muscles chop-chop. I first rode them relatively slowly but that was a nightmare. Speed was the answer but then you had to brake and turn as well. Had me a couple tank-slappers on those bumps.

Luckily, the rest of the loop was relatively smooth with some serious long straights to get your breath back. I managed 4 laps, which is a first for me, but I am really stiff today and I've got a couple blisters from those hoops.

AND I got stung by a bee ......... no biggee, I'm not allergic, so I just left it to keep stinging me while I rode. Big mistake!!! My arm puffed up and I spent the night in bed scratching and feeling lousy, sick. Can you become allergic if you've never been before?

Besides your son, serf, there were a helluva lotta bikes broken down. A LOT more than normal and 99.9% of them were KTMs.

And he was in for a top 3 finish? It must be heart-breaking when that happens. Especially when you break down, stuck out there in the middle of nowhere, waiting for a recovery.

This time I used a friend's CRF250X coz my KLX450 has a con-rod issue. I missed the power but once I got used to it, it was a lekker bike to ride. A lot lighter and more nimble than my 450, but then, a KLX is a bit of a tank anyway, not really a race bike. It was the first Honda I've ridden in decades and I was impressed, definately a bike I'd consider if I was in the market again.
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Re: GXCC 2018
« Reply #39 on: March 12, 2018, 10:45:09 am »
Hoops? ........................ man, that is an understatement .......... they were never ending. Remember the old-style chicken runs on MX tracks? It was like that.

They must have ploughed those fields years ago, ready for planting but never did it. Millions of little bumps ......................... loosened up all your muscles chop-chop. I first rode them relatively slowly but that was a nightmare. Speed was the answer but then you had to brake and turn as well. Had me a couple tank-slappers on those bumps.

Luckily, the rest of the loop was relatively smooth with some serious long straights to get your breath back. I managed 4 laps, which is a first for me, but I am really stiff today and I've got a couple blisters from those hoops.

AND I got stung by a bee ......... no biggee, I'm not allergic, so I just left it to keep stinging me while I rode. Big mistake!!! My arm puffed up and I spent the night in bed scratching and feeling lousy, sick. Can you become allergic if you've never been before?

Besides your son, serf, there were a helluva lotta bikes broken down. A LOT more than normal and 99.9% of them were KTMs.

And he was in for a top 3 finish? It must be heart-breaking when that happens. Especially when you break down, stuck out there in the middle of nowhere, waiting for a recovery.

This time I used a friend's CRF250X coz my KLX450 has a con-rod issue. I missed the power but once I got used to it, it was a lekker bike to ride. A lot lighter and more nimble than my 450, but then, a KLX is a bit of a tank anyway, not really a race bike. It was the first Honda I've ridden in decades and I was impressed, definately a bike I'd consider if I was in the market again.
He is in the 85 senior group and the top 3 finished very closely to one another so it was not a given that he would gave a good finish. At about 1.7 and 65kg he is just to big now for a 85 but to young for high school class. He can move to the 125 class in July.

We went riding yesterday and he kicked my @$$ riding a 300 and 350. I was on the 500. The reality is that I am too slow to keep up

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