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Offline Offroad2

Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2018
« Reply #40 on: August 13, 2018, 12:21:22 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.
Hi, the routes are substantially longer and even more DIVERSE than I had ever imagined - there is everything and sprinkled with rocks. Looking after man and machine is key.
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2018
« Reply #42 on: August 13, 2018, 01:42:32 pm »
Wow, that terrain looks incredible  :ricky:
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2018
« Reply #43 on: August 14, 2018, 04:07:25 pm »
« Last Edit: August 14, 2018, 04:09:10 pm by Offroad2 »
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2018
« Reply #44 on: August 15, 2018, 12:38:22 pm »
WOW, looks like amazing terrain!
 

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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2018
« Reply #45 on: August 17, 2018, 02:58:06 pm »
WOW, looks like amazing terrain!

Depending on your class, you will get to enjoy between 750 and 1000 km of it...racing.

Also, it is not lap riding, i.e. going round in a 40km loop 10 times in a row, it is proper riding.

It is so much more than an iconic race, even if you are not a "racer", it is still a ride/race that deserves a place on the bucket list.

My Ride  :ricky:  Angola   Namibia  Northern Cape  Kids
 
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2018
« Reply #46 on: August 20, 2018, 06:30:26 am »
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.
 
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2018
« Reply #47 on: August 20, 2018, 11:00:28 am »
My body is behind my desk but my mind is in the Tankwa  :ricky:
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2018
« Reply #48 on: August 20, 2018, 11:29:28 am »
I penned some words to post on a few social media pages, I might as well share then here as well, along with a few photos from this weekends track setting.

4 hours beyond the confines of our city limits lies a dry & barren landscape littered with shale rock and koppies called the Tankwa Karoo. Itís a nirvana for adventure seekers and home to the now famous Africa Burn and it lures adventure riders to explore its wondrous tracks that snake their way towards endless horizons. Those that have spent time here in days gone by, are haunted by its allure and yearn to return to breath its fresh air and star filled nights.

Itís here that the Tankwa XC Rally calls home and itís these very tracks and a multitude more that the racers of this iconic even will get to experience when they line up on the start line of this 3 day event on the 21st September. Now in its 4th year, this race continues to attract riders from all over South Africa to experience itís incredible riding terrain, amazing pit camp vibe and true farm life food & hospitality.

All you need is a lust for adventure, a reliable dirt bike, a GPS and a racing license and you can be part of it in 2018.

Enter hereÖ http://www.westerncapeoffroad.co.za/tempEntry.html
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2018
« Reply #49 on: August 20, 2018, 11:32:04 am »
A few more photos
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2018
« Reply #50 on: August 20, 2018, 11:44:05 am »
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.  ;)
 
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2018
« Reply #51 on: August 20, 2018, 02:38:53 pm »
The last few from the weekend  :thumleft:
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2018
« Reply #52 on: August 20, 2018, 04:34:26 pm »
Thanks Brett & John for your help - great pics Brett, and all the other  pics on this thread are real footage of the tracks. Happy that you and John could help and also orientate yourselves around the area. All being well Tankwa XC shows signs of an Iconic event going forward.
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2018
« Reply #53 on: August 20, 2018, 07:51:16 pm »





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« Reply #54 on: August 21, 2018, 01:32:17 pm »
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2018
« Reply #55 on: August 22, 2018, 09:10:26 am »
 :sip:   Pictures look amazing!
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2018
« Reply #56 on: August 22, 2018, 11:18:10 am »
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Ek sal laaik van n prentjie hier sit, maar is te f0kken onnosel...
 

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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2018
« Reply #57 on: August 22, 2018, 01:53:00 pm »
:sip:   Pictures look amazing!

But you've got to ride it to really appreciate what an incredible setting this Rally has. Unfortunately it won't be possible to ride the route afterwards. The farmers will lock their gates again, and WCOC will take their fence-ramps and marker pegs away. So this is your only chance!
 

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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2018
« Reply #58 on: August 22, 2018, 05:42:45 pm »
20160917_115321 by Clive Crouse, on Flickr

Another vid clip off my phone (sorry one hand riding & filming in riverbed).
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2018
« Reply #59 on: August 22, 2018, 06:48:34 pm »
Any going from KZN that wants to travel together ??


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