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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2018
« Reply #20 on: June 14, 2018, 05:06:16 pm »
WPS in the corner of a farm....Gnarly! :thumleft:

BB that was a quick scout over 10 000 ha (two new farms) and it will be in the mix  :biggrin:
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2018
« Reply #21 on: June 18, 2018, 09:40:58 am »
Rally Bikes Special Middelpos region - pics from the weekend















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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2018
« Reply #22 on: June 18, 2018, 09:39:59 pm »
Yip...quite a bit of scouting, in the area west of here..



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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2018
« Reply #23 on: June 18, 2018, 09:41:23 pm »
Assisted by CrazeeCuzzy aka FuzzyMuzzy aka Murrey

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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2018
« Reply #24 on: June 18, 2018, 09:44:07 pm »
Section is for the Rally bikes, some interesting terrain,
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2018
« Reply #25 on: June 18, 2018, 09:46:18 pm »
 But expect some wide open, sandy twee spoor.
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2018
« Reply #26 on: June 18, 2018, 10:57:53 pm »
 :drif: :drif: :drif: :drif: Flipping jealous of you guys Dave, Murray.
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2018
« Reply #27 on: June 19, 2018, 09:46:30 am »


Dave's favourite form of transport - mobile food supply  :laughing4:

I must add -  Thank You Dave & Murray for your help very much appreciated and soon to add a few more guys into the team. Now we have most of the land secured and a better idea of what we can achieve, it is a big task ahead!!!




























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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2018
« Reply #28 on: June 19, 2018, 06:47:11 pm »
:drif: :drif: :drif: :drif: Flipping jealous of you guys Dave, Murray.

Everytime I say " rally ":....  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3DX9Ho83QI   :imaposer:
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2018
« Reply #29 on: June 28, 2018, 02:24:36 pm »


Important information:
With prepartions well underway we are comfortable to say our Race Distance and Class  targets seem to be in reach. Our aim is to included a Silver Class and also a separate section for pure Rally Class on Day1.
The Silver Class will facilitate a very good race, with decent distance offering competitiors a great Tankwa experience.
Our aim is to offer the follwing (please note distances are approximate).
Off-road / Enduro / Classes GPS Navigation.
   Sliver Class with a maximun distance of  (400-450Km).
   Day 1 - 120km
   Day 2 - 150/200km
   Day 3 - 140km
   Full distance Off-Road / Enduro / Big Bore & Quads (750km).
   Day 1 - 120km
   Day 2 - 450km
   Day 3 - 140km
Rally Class Road Book Navigation (1100km)
   Day 1.   2x Liaisons 300km +  Special 220km (total 510Km).
   Day 2.   Special 450km
   Day 3.   special 140km
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2018
« Reply #30 on: June 30, 2018, 07:57:37 pm »
I don't know how you manage to organize all of that in the same three days...take my hat off to you sir. :salut: :hello2:
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2018
« Reply #31 on: July 17, 2018, 03:30:22 pm »
TANKWA CROSS COUNTRIES ARE OPEN  at  http://www.westerncapeoffroad.co.za/tempEntry.html 
Please note Early Bird discount closes 10 August.
Use Manual entry form and submit with proof of payment.
Optional pre-erected Dome Tents with two camp matrasses can be booked on the entry form (camping fee separate).
Food and meal packages TBA soon


Tankwa Regulations (SR's) at http://www.westerncapeoffroad.co.za/events.html

NEW SLIVER CLASS ADDED  see entry form

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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2018
« Reply #32 on: July 17, 2018, 11:48:56 pm »
Who is going??  8)
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2018
« Reply #33 on: July 18, 2018, 08:46:14 am »
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2018
« Reply #34 on: July 18, 2018, 09:44:18 am »
Who is going??  8)

Me, but just to support and assist where necessary again this year, my racing is currently in limbo as my pension eaters are eating my race budget as well  :-\

This event is without doubt the highlight of my biking calendar, the whole vibe of the event is just something special. It's a full on race but it's got this totally relaxed chill about it in the pits where everyone is chatting and assisting each other where necessary.
It's well worth a long weekend out to the Tankwa just to support and watch the racers. Plenty viewing points and you literally need to take nothing with to eat or drink, the farmers supply a race canteen with the most amazing meals at very reasonable prices  :thumleft:

I'll hopefully have my swaer joining me from PE this year as he's become tired of hearing me rave about it and wants to see what it's all about  ;D
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2018
« Reply #35 on: July 18, 2018, 02:42:49 pm »
How many normally enter the off-road category?
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2018
« Reply #36 on: July 18, 2018, 04:31:04 pm »
How many normally enter the off-road category?
First two years were a trial basis at nearly 30 off-road entries - however it is growing please send me your email address will send you the info
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2018
« Reply #37 on: July 19, 2018, 09:30:43 pm »
Tx for the info ........... gonna try rope in some volunteers for a trip to the desert  :thumleft:
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2018
« Reply #38 on: August 08, 2018, 07:59:20 am »
Good morning Clive, Dave and Fuzzzzy

By the looks of things this Rally is nice flat open 690 country. Is that correct? If not how technical is it? Keen to take the 950 for a spin. Want to still enter and get the early bird special.

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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2018
« Reply #39 on: August 12, 2018, 07:25:47 pm »
Hi Rudi, if the route is anything like 2016 (and I'm sure it is), then most of it is awesome flowing track but there are some challenging bits. I found the tight sandy riverbed sections between the thorn trees particularly challenging on the 690. 1st too much and 2nd too little and course was tight. There's more distance to cover this year so hopefully most of that has been removed  ;D
The mountain section was also a bit of a challenge on the 690, it's got too much power for the rocks and kept spinning out but I managed everything with a bit of momentum  :thumleft:
With your skill set I'm sure you'll cope just fine on the big bike  :thumleft:

Clive will get to the rest soon, I think he was finalising track this weekend.
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