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Offline Bill the Bong

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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2019
« Reply #160 on: September 24, 2019, 08:32:17 pm »
There was no rally lite class, there were GPS classes and then the rally class, which used roadbooks.
 

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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2019
« Reply #161 on: September 24, 2019, 11:26:42 pm »
Yes im looking for the gps class results
 

Offline Buff

Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2019
« Reply #162 on: September 25, 2019, 08:21:53 am »
Here's some of the results.

There was a Gold Open Class and a Gold 200cc 2T/250cc 4T Class
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2019
« Reply #163 on: September 25, 2019, 09:26:32 am »
Thanks Buff - for updating info
I got back at 10 last night & need to attend to work first
To top it all ... road over my phone while unloading last night there cant  answer wattsapp either

Will update asap on many special moments asap & THANK YOU ALL for the support !
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2019
« Reply #164 on: September 25, 2019, 12:16:43 pm »
@Bill the bong , @Buff , @karookid

lets have those ride reports here.

I may even chip in with some different point of view from behind the scenes.
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2019
« Reply #165 on: September 25, 2019, 12:19:04 pm »
Brett, if you didnt loose your fuel cap you may have made the podium.. next time bud.
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2019
« Reply #166 on: September 25, 2019, 01:36:34 pm »
Iíve heard about Brettís ďsplash yer nuts and dashĒ. Classic
 

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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2019
« Reply #167 on: September 25, 2019, 01:40:10 pm »
Brett, if you didnt loose your fuel cap you may have made the podium.. next time bud.

Lots of if and buts but that's racing, I should have been more attentive at the time  :thumleft:
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2019
« Reply #168 on: September 25, 2019, 01:48:48 pm »
The bike and rider that surprised a lot of riders this year. Stephen McGregor on a stock Honda XR650L. Besides the uncorking, no other mods to motor or suspension. The only place he mentioned he struggled was in the soft riverbeds on the finally day when the plush suspension did him no favours.
He asked me to post these pics to encourage more riders to enter the Big Bore class next year and come on enjoy the Tankwa terrain  :thumleft:
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2019
« Reply #169 on: September 25, 2019, 02:01:14 pm »
We'll be expecting your resignation, Bill, if those L's beat you.........  :biggrin:

Iíve never been as poorly prepared for a rallye before, so just hoping to get to the end.

If a 10 year old X beats a brand new L... Honda better pay me to go slooooow🤣

Looks to me like they didn't pay you enough .......................  :thumleft:
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2019
« Reply #170 on: September 25, 2019, 02:04:26 pm »
The Tankwa rocks aren't only hard on bakkie tyres, they'll eat a bike tyre as well if you show them no respect.

Pic 1 is the Gold Class winners tyre after the marathon stage (David Ellis)

Pic 2 is Dirk's tyre from his GS1200. He followed his girlfriend around the Rally route. She was on a KTM500.

Pic 3 The farmers tyre shed workshop, almost a full time job on race weekend.

Pic 4 When your mousse collapsed two stage ago but you refuse to change it (the only other Kawasaki in the race, also a KLX450R)
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2019
« Reply #171 on: September 25, 2019, 02:07:00 pm »
Where did Mcgregor place on that 650L BTW?
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2019
« Reply #172 on: September 25, 2019, 02:10:37 pm »
1st in Big Bore Silver (the only bike in that Class) but he would have placed 3rd in Silver Overall with his stage times. That's pretty impressive if you look at the bikes in that class.
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2019
« Reply #173 on: September 25, 2019, 02:34:06 pm »
Just a few random photo's of the event. Apologies for no photo credits but I received these via our whatsapp group so I'm not sure who took all of them.

Pic 1 & 2 - YammySuper10's laaitie styling. He rode a very mature race and placed 2nd in 200cc Golf Class on his Droomers Yamaha YZ250FX
Pic 3 - YammySuper10 and @Crossed-up about to leave to open gates ahead of the Stage 1 in Dion's Yamaha buggy
Pic 4 - The injury list grew as the confidence grew... respect the rocks  ;D
Pic 6 - Robert Gibbon (Dakar riders last year) enjoying the route
Pic 7 - About to start the descent into the plain... that must have been scary on a GS1200  :o
Pic 8 - The Husky pit
Pic 9 - Robert
Pic 10 - Rooiputs (Start area)

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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2019
« Reply #174 on: September 25, 2019, 02:42:16 pm »
The views  :drif: There were so many times on this race where I just wanted to stop and take it all in. Some of the views were simply spectacular.
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2019
« Reply #175 on: September 25, 2019, 04:43:15 pm »
Pic 2 is Dirk's tyre from his GS1200. He followed his girlfriend around the Rally route. She was on a KTM500.

Lol. Thatís probably the least flattering review Iíve heard about my race. Despite Nadene being a fairly fast rider
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2019
« Reply #176 on: September 25, 2019, 05:11:44 pm »
Pic 2 is Dirk's tyre from his GS1200. He followed his girlfriend around the Rally route. She was on a KTM500.

Lol. Thatís probably the least flattering review Iíve heard about my race. Despite Nadene being a fairly fast rider

I'm sure you've got a pretty amazing story to share. The fact that you did that route on a GS1200 deserves a large measure of respect  :thumleft:
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2019
« Reply #177 on: September 25, 2019, 05:14:41 pm »
There was no rally lite class, there were GPS classes and then the rally class, which used roadbooks.

The Gold Big Bore class turned out to be a "Rally Lite" class.  The same route as the Rally class, but used GPS navigation.  The class was originally for bikes over 525cc (if I remember correctly), but changed later to be 'open'. It was only me and Nadene in that class in the end.

I am a bit busy with work at the moment, but will post a review soon!
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2019
« Reply #178 on: September 25, 2019, 05:22:44 pm »
Here are the results for the Gold Big Bore aka Rally lite class. 

Stephen McGregor was incorrectly put on this result sheet.  He was the winner of the Silver Big Bore class and I believe third overall in the Silver class.  He deserves a lot more praise than what he got at the results ceremony!
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2019
« Reply #179 on: September 26, 2019, 09:08:06 am »
There was no rally lite class, there were GPS classes and then the rally class, which used roadbooks.

The Gold Big Bore class turned out to be a "Rally Lite" class.  The same route as the Rally class, but used GPS navigation.  The class was originally for bikes over 525cc (if I remember correctly), but changed later to be 'open'. It was only me and Nadene in that class in the end.

I am a bit busy with work at the moment, but will post a review soon!

Hey Superman.  Thanks for letting me bye on that last day in the rocks.

Not to put too fine a point on it, but rally lite traditionally means a converted off road bike with the major distinction that the road book and nav equipment must be handlebar mounted vs the use of a frame mounted tower.  Thus my Honda was a lite (even though it was just 5kg less than your GS, while the Omega 690s were full rallye versions.  So, next year when you do the rally stages again, but with a roadbook, your GS will be in a special class called super pesante.  Kidding....