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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2019
« Reply #100 on: August 26, 2019, 10:05:35 am »
Hi Guys,

Maybe someone can help.

My wife and I are driving down from Pretoria. To do the trip in one day might be a bit too much, so we 're looking at a nice halfway overnight stop we can stay.

Somewhere between Hopetown, Strydenburg, Britstown....

Any recommendations will be appreciated?

Thanks
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2019
« Reply #101 on: August 26, 2019, 10:10:47 am »
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2019
« Reply #102 on: August 26, 2019, 10:47:44 am »
Hi Guys,

Maybe someone can help.

My wife and I are driving down from Pretoria. To do the trip in one day might be a bit too much, so we 're looking at a nice halfway overnight stop we can stay.

Somewhere between Hopetown, Strydenburg, Britstown....

Any recommendations will be appreciated?

Thanks
Werner

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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2019
« Reply #103 on: August 26, 2019, 10:54:23 am »
Next year......
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2019
« Reply #104 on: August 26, 2019, 11:56:53 am »
Next year......

Ek het gister gesien, jy en daai 501 is reg vir die ding, die Tankwa wag vir jou  ;D :thumleft:
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2019
« Reply #105 on: August 26, 2019, 01:26:23 pm »
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Approx. Route distances
Day 1
Race Section 1 - 93km (Time Trial).
Race Section 2 - 75km
Day 2
Race Section 3 - 300km (marathon).
Day 3
Race section 4 - 72km
Race section 5 - 110km
Total +- 650 Km
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2019
« Reply #106 on: August 26, 2019, 02:22:58 pm »

Approx. Route distances
Day 1
Race Section 1 - 93km (Time Trial).
Race Section 2 - 75km
Day 2
Race Section 3 - 300km (marathon).
Day 3
Race section 4 - 72km
Race section 5 - 110km
Total +- 650 Km

Yoh, that's still a lot of racing for my old unfit body  :o I did 30km's with @Fuzzy Muzzy in the sandpit yesterday and needed an afternoon nap  ;D But what the hell, "my Ma het nie bang kinders groot gemaak nie"... roll on Tankwa  :thumleft: I'm in any case just planning on riding this one to get the finishers medal so it'll all be about conservation of bike & body :ricky:

Glad to see Honda is bringing 3 x 450 Rally's to the party, that's going to be a great promo for the Tankwa Rally and for Honda  :thumleft:
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2019
« Reply #107 on: August 26, 2019, 03:31:26 pm »
To be fair Brett, I think the riding we did on Sunday is like an intense Tankwa , did we only do 30km  :eek7:.. at least with the Tankwa you get to rest on some straights and conserve that body.

The pic above of the riverbed.. oooh  :o
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2019
« Reply #108 on: August 26, 2019, 03:41:23 pm »
To be fair Brett, I think the riding we did on Sunday is like an intense Tankwa , did we only do 30km  :eek7:.. at least with the Tankwa you get to rest on some straights and conserve that body.

The pic above of the riverbed.. oooh  :o

Did you guys do a lot more riding after I left?
I had a serious workout on Sunday. Also had a nice nap after lunch..   :biggrin:
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2019
« Reply #109 on: August 26, 2019, 03:59:58 pm »
To be fair Brett, I think the riding we did on Sunday is like an intense Tankwa , did we only do 30km  :eek7:.. at least with the Tankwa you get to rest on some straights and conserve that body.

The pic above of the riverbed.. oooh  :o

Did you guys do a lot more riding after I left?
I had a serious workout on Sunday. Also had a nice nap after lunch..   :biggrin:

Yeh, only 30km's but it was at a fairly rapid pace at times  ;D But those Tankwa riverbeds are a good workout as well, that shale is like sinking sand at times  :eek7: But ja, thank God there's some respite in between the sand & rocks  :thumleft:

I'd like to say we did but no @Kaboef , we were fairly knackered by then as well. Basically just rode all the sand tracks back along the gnarliest whoops Muzz could find. I swear my arms are 10cm longer today  :o ;)
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2019
« Reply #110 on: August 26, 2019, 04:16:23 pm »
To be fair Brett, I think the riding we did on Sunday is like an intense Tankwa , did we only do 30km  :eek7:.. at least with the Tankwa you get to rest on some straights and conserve that body.

The pic above of the riverbed.. oooh  :o

Did you guys do a lot more riding after I left?
I had a serious workout on Sunday. Also had a nice nap after lunch..   :biggrin:

Yeh, only 30km's but it was at a fairly rapid pace at times  ;D But those Tankwa riverbeds are a good workout as well, that shale is like sinking sand at times  :eek7: But ja, thank God there's some respite in between the sand & rocks  :thumleft:

I'd like to say we did but no @Kaboef , we were fairly knackered by then as well. Basically just rode all the sand tracks back along the gnarliest whoops Muzz could find. I swear my arms are 10cm longer today  :o ;)

Haha Guys try those river beds on a quad - rode them all a week ago & a bit Sunday morning before heading home they are really good  ;) ;D
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2019
« Reply #111 on: August 26, 2019, 05:37:21 pm »
Hi Guys,

Maybe someone can help.

My wife and I are driving down from Pretoria. To do the trip in one day might be a bit too much, so we 're looking at a nice halfway overnight stop we can stay.

Somewhere between Hopetown, Strydenburg, Britstown....

Any recommendations will be appreciated?

Thanks
Werner
Hi Werner,
Ive stayed a couple times (few years back) at the Hotel on lhs as you enter  Britstown - was fine + lockup
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2019
« Reply #112 on: August 26, 2019, 06:20:51 pm »
What is this story about Honda Rallye bikes?
 

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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2019
« Reply #113 on: August 26, 2019, 07:50:15 pm »
Spent the weekend in the Tankwa, trying to get my head around the sheer size and grandeur of the place and wishing I had a bike there.

The course has everything! If you're a competitive rider this is the place to show off your skills. And if you're a Sunday rider this is the place to test yourself and to have the ride of your life!

Bone up on your GPS skills and go for it - it's going to be a blast!

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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2019
« Reply #114 on: August 27, 2019, 01:08:44 pm »
What is this story about Honda Rallye bikes?

Bump - come on, what do you guys know?  I'll get a couple of mates to bring their KTM RFRs if there is a chance of a dice with a factory Honda....
 

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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2019
« Reply #115 on: August 27, 2019, 01:15:56 pm »
What is this story about Honda Rallye bikes?

Bump - come on, what do you guys know?  I'll get a couple of mates to bring their KTM RFRs if there is a chance of a dice with a factory Honda....

I as something on facebook of guys with CRF450L's practicing for the Tankwa. Maybe that is what they were referring to?
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2019
« Reply #116 on: August 27, 2019, 01:33:35 pm »
What is this story about Honda Rallye bikes?

Bump - come on, what do you guys know?  I'll get a couple of mates to bring their KTM RFRs if there is a chance of a dice with a factory Honda....

I as something on facebook of guys with CRF450L's practicing for the Tankwa. Maybe that is what they were referring to?

Well, more Hondas will always be a good thing, but a L is not a X never mind a rally.  Its apparently barely a 250 :lol8:
 

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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2019
« Reply #117 on: August 27, 2019, 01:44:40 pm »
What is this story about Honda Rallye bikes?

Bump - come on, what do you guys know?  I'll get a couple of mates to bring their KTM RFRs if there is a chance of a dice with a factory Honda....

I as something on facebook of guys with CRF450L's practicing for the Tankwa. Maybe that is what they were referring to?

Well, more Hondas will always be a good thing, but a L is not a X never mind a rally.  Its apparently barely a 250 :lol8:

L for loooong life and economy - Great to have these guys join us and their interest. Thank you.
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2019
« Reply #118 on: August 27, 2019, 01:55:55 pm »
While talking Honda there is one Honda that is going to give the guys a run for their money,  Taye Perry - some Tankwa pics of Taye from last year



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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2019
« Reply #119 on: August 27, 2019, 02:48:54 pm »
What is this story about Honda Rallye bikes?

Reading between the lines on FB, there'll be 3 x 450L's at Tankwa kitted with road books etc to tackle the event. All 3 ridden by WD's nogal. But I'll leave it up to them to share, if they so wish, I don't want to steal all their thunder any further.
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