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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2018
« Reply #80 on: August 24, 2018, 11:45:11 am »
As jy nie kan ry nie, kom deur as spectator vir die naweek. Kamp plek, kos en drank is al klaar daar, jy kort net 'n tent en slaapsak (en die is ook daar as jy wil). Dan ry jy elke dag uit na die spectator punte en kuier in die aand saam met ons :thumleft: Ek dink dis @Flatout wat die laas gedoen het en hy het 'n jol gehad  :thumleft:
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2018
« Reply #81 on: August 24, 2018, 12:01:57 pm »
As jy nie kan ry nie, kom deur as spectator vir die naweek. Kamp plek, kos en drank is al klaar daar, jy kort net 'n tent en slaapsak (en die is ook daar as jy wil). Dan ry jy elke dag uit na die spectator punte en kuier in die aand saam met ons :thumleft: Ek dink dis @Flatout wat die laas gedoen het en hy het 'n jol gehad  :thumleft:
Dit klink na my tipe bywoning. Is Rooiputs teen die R 355 of wa sit hy?
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2018
« Reply #82 on: August 24, 2018, 01:50:28 pm »
Dit klink na my tipe bywoning. Is Rooiputs teen die R 355 of wa sit hy?

Chris, hy sit reg lanks die R355, omtrent 50km Noord van Stonehenge (of 60km Suid van Calvinia as jy van bo af kom). Jy kan hom nie mis nie  :thumleft:
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2018
« Reply #83 on: August 24, 2018, 02:15:49 pm »
As jy nie kan ry nie, kom deur as spectator vir die naweek. Kamp plek, kos en drank is al klaar daar, jy kort net 'n tent en slaapsak (en die is ook daar as jy wil). Dan ry jy elke dag uit na die spectator punte en kuier in die aand saam met ons :thumleft: Ek dink dis @Flatout wat die laas gedoen het en hy het 'n jol gehad  :thumleft:

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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2018
« Reply #84 on: August 24, 2018, 03:00:59 pm »

will there be some good riding to be done?

Well you're slap bang in the middle of the Tankwa so yes, great riding all around but please bear in mind that no adventure riding can be done on the private property that the race is happening on as that will jeopardize it for the Rally going forward. There will however be spectator points you can ride out to each day to support the riders  :thumleft:

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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2018
« Reply #85 on: August 24, 2018, 07:28:19 pm »
There is an inexhaustibe supply of amazing public roads to ride. Just keep an eye open for the Rallyists and you're good. And the Cederberg is to the west and Sutherland to the east.

But better yet, ENTER!

And you'll ride roads like you've only dreamt about.  Then you ride the public roads on the way home.  :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2018
« Reply #86 on: August 25, 2018, 10:22:41 am »
There is an inexhaustibe supply of amazing public roads to ride. Just keep an eye open for the Rallyists and you're good. And the Cederberg is to the west and Sutherland to the east.

But better yet, ENTER!

And you'll ride roads like you've only dreamt about.  Then you ride the public roads on the way home.  :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:

Iíd love to enter but I only have a 950 and I havenít even ridden it yet! I definitely need a road-legal dirt bike!


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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2018
« Reply #87 on: August 27, 2018, 09:37:37 am »
Work at Tankwa, Tracks, Fence bridges, extended ablutions etc....

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Eight fence bridges up three to go.


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Clearing some eye level thorns

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Additional flush toilets & hot showers

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Camp flood lights

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Loads of work gone into this event - please support it ?
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2018
« Reply #88 on: August 27, 2018, 11:27:46 am »
Some more pictures of the diverse terrain

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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2018
« Reply #89 on: August 27, 2018, 04:59:38 pm »
Seriously awesome terrain.
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2018
« Reply #90 on: August 29, 2018, 02:55:51 pm »
If you are still wondering - DO IT! ENTER!

Guys, I've just come back from a weekend in riding heaven!

We stayed at Rooiputs (Race HQ) and I helped Offroad and Buff map and check out the tracks. I spent my time following them in a Hilux bakkie (The Lexus) with the fuel, while they were out on quad and bike.enjoying the most varied, glorious riding conditions imaginable.

Get your hot little entries in now. The farmers have opened many, many areas where ordinary folk never get a chance to ride. Step away from your keyboards and do something quite extraordinary.


Thanks for the pics, Buff.

Seriously, guys, there is nothing in this rally that is not entirely rideable by a halfway competent rider. Who cares where you come in the order? Just taking part is first prize!

Our children and grandchildren will hear of our exploits with rapt awe, even if they can't ride one.  ;)

Last year I was privileged to do some of the route checks for a day or two. I am a very average rider, but managed to ride most of the route (with a spill here and there and some serious sphincter moments!) by riding within my ability (i.e. slowly) and showing a bit of vasbyt. It was tough but AWESOME! Best riding of my life. It is totally do-able on a 450 (which is what I rode). As soon as I have a bike again, I'll enter at the drop of a hat.

Did I mention AWESOME! The amount of effort and passion that is going into this event is off the charts. You will get 10 times more out of it than you'll put into it (including entry fees) because of the immense efforts by Offroad2, his wife and other volunteers and friends.
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2018
« Reply #91 on: August 29, 2018, 05:52:57 pm »
If you are still wondering - DO IT! ENTER!

Guys, I've just come back from a weekend in riding heaven!

We stayed at Rooiputs (Race HQ) and I helped Offroad and Buff map and check out the tracks. I spent my time following them in a Hilux bakkie (The Lexus) with the fuel, while they were out on quad and bike.enjoying the most varied, glorious riding conditions imaginable.

Get your hot little entries in now. The farmers have opened many, many areas where ordinary folk never get a chance to ride. Step away from your keyboards and do something quite extraordinary.


Thanks for the pics, Buff.

Seriously, guys, there is nothing in this rally that is not entirely rideable by a halfway competent rider. Who cares where you come in the order? Just taking part is first prize!

Our children and grandchildren will hear of our exploits with rapt awe, even if they can't ride one.  ;)

Last year I was privileged to do some of the route checks for a day or two. I am a very average rider, but managed to ride most of the route (with a spill here and there and some serious sphincter moments!) by riding within my ability (i.e. slowly) and showing a bit of vasbyt. It was tough but AWESOME! Best riding of my life. It is totally do-able on a 450 (which is what I rode). As soon as I have a bike again, I'll enter at the drop of a hat.

Did I mention AWESOME! The amount of effort and passion that is going into this event is off the charts. You will get 10 times more out of it than you'll put into it (including entry fees) because of the immense efforts by Offroad2, his wife and other volunteers and friends.
Thanks for the Kind words Herman much appreciated, amazing team energy & help - this year it is the next level, get yourself a scoot !!!
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2018
« Reply #92 on: August 29, 2018, 06:05:18 pm »
Rally Bikes Day 1 Liaison1  approx. 150km - they are spoilt !!!  before 230km Special

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After a 230km SS then beautiful 144 km Liaison back to HQ via a different route

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DOES IT GET ANY BETTER ??? its Tankwa ?

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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2018
« Reply #93 on: August 31, 2018, 07:14:06 pm »
Evening
Does  anyone have a contact that can help me get my bike from KZN to Cape Town
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2018
« Reply #94 on: September 02, 2018, 09:07:04 am »
So.do you have enough marshals and screwtineers yet ?
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2018
« Reply #95 on: September 03, 2018, 05:42:52 pm »
So.do you have enough marshals and screwtineers yet ?
Hi Andy,
I'll do a final recon on Wed with Dave & let you know - Thank you
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2018
« Reply #96 on: September 03, 2018, 09:56:46 pm »
Went out to confirm the road book for the rally sections, getting the thumbs up from Malle Moto finisher ..
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2018
« Reply #97 on: September 03, 2018, 10:02:56 pm »
Down the river,
across the plains,
up the mountain,
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« Reply #98 on: September 03, 2018, 10:04:46 pm »
Along the escarpment,
Doring River,
and down the mountain,
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2018
« Reply #99 on: September 03, 2018, 10:13:33 pm »
Taking a break,
Across the rocks
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