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Offline Offroad2

April Tankwa Qualifier 2020?
« on: October 08, 2019, 03:16:16 pm »
Potential Tankwa Qualifier 2020 ?

Ok so I have been researching a little, it seems some potential riders are nervous to try out GPS navigation and wondering how difficult it is. Simply it is not difficult?
We are thinking of a Tankwa qualifier event using some routes around Tankwa HQ area.
   Purpose to encourage competitors to try GPS or Road book.
   Get a feel of terrain and format.
   Understand cross country events & rules.
   Tips on what you need
   Briefing & racing on Sat & Sunday (morning).
Junior Tankwa
   Have a Junior Tankwa on the Sat.
   Routes will be marked like off-road but some GPS too we need to start teaching juniors.
   Some technical riding
Provisional Date  First weekend April 2020
Would you support this weekend?
« Last Edit: March 04, 2020, 12:23:51 pm by Offroad2 »
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Re: Potential Tankwa Qualifier 2020?
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2019, 03:43:22 pm »
I would love to do an event like this, apart from the usual financial & distance challenges...!!
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Re: Potential Tankwa Qualifier 2020?
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2019, 04:28:45 pm »
Does this mean you will have to qualify to enter the Tankwa?
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Re: Potential Tankwa Qualifier 2020?
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2019, 05:37:03 pm »
Definitely interested. I for one would be very nervous to just enter an event like Tankwa with no racing experience.
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Re: Potential Tankwa Qualifier 2020?
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2019, 05:56:15 pm »
Does this mean you will have to qualify to enter the Tankwa?
Yes because you will know what you in for - not that difficult if you come prepared - it will also help you choose correct class Silver did 670km over three days (it was perfect).
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Re: Potential Tankwa Qualifier 2020?
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2019, 06:08:30 pm »
Definitely interested. I for one would be very nervous to just enter an event like Tankwa with no racing experience.
This is your chance to experience a piece of T + we will have some experienced guys to help out on the weekend ie coach people into what they need and show them etc....everything from technical equipment  to riding if needed. If there is enough interest it is on!  Fees will be moderate at approx. normal club race ( I don't know yet but need to cover a medical team too) We will also make sure the weekend is worthwhile.

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Re: Potential Tankwa Qualifier 2020?
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2019, 06:11:00 pm »
Does this mean you will have to qualify to enter the Tankwa?
Yes because you will know what you in for - not that difficult if you come prepared - it will also help you choose correct class Silver did 670km over three days (it was perfect).
meaning yes this would qualify your entry - sorry I was not clear
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Re: Potential Tankwa Qualifier 2020?
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2019, 06:14:04 pm »
Any excuse to get there again  ;D I'm more than willing to help out as well if needed Clive  :thumleft: A weekend with less serious racing will give us all time to socialize a bit more and enjoy some of that Pittekou  ;) ;D
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Re: Potential Tankwa Qualifier 2020?
« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2019, 06:21:36 pm »
Definitely interested. I for one would be very nervous to just enter an event like Tankwa with no racing experience.

+1.
Would also be great to put faces to some weird usernames!

Just please don't make this over a long weekend? There isnt many of them and with small children my wife won't be amused to spend one alone.
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Re: Potential Tankwa Qualifier 2020?
« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2019, 06:35:03 pm »
Would love to help out as well, as well as a chance to ride some of those areas. :thumleft:

My bikes are either too big or too small for this event, and I'm not really that keen to fork out for a GPS which I won't use otherwise.

 

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Re: Potential Tankwa Qualifier 2020?
« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2019, 08:41:06 pm »
Oh absolutely.

Had to pull out from this year's Tankwa at the last minute.

Staying in Gauteng even I will make the effort to attend this.

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Re: Potential Tankwa Qualifier 2020?
« Reply #11 on: October 08, 2019, 09:10:26 pm »
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Re: Potential Tankwa Qualifier 2020?
« Reply #12 on: October 09, 2019, 08:54:56 am »
Provisional date 4-5 April 2020
Format TBA but it will be a just like Tankwa main it will be a proper race just with less distance but with GPS therefore a Qualifier.

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Re: Potential Tankwa Qualifier 2020?
« Reply #13 on: October 09, 2019, 09:07:45 am »
Clive, will there be other Tankwa qualifiers that count for those further North or East who cannot afford to come down to the Cape twice in the year?
I'm assuming a previous Tankwa finish will obviously qualify you and maybe a RoA finish? There's a few other rides that utilize GPS's you could possibly include like Sea2Sky or Mata2Pont etc.

You don't want to exclude riders based on budget constraints... just thinking out loud  :)
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Re: Potential Tankwa Qualifier 2020?
« Reply #14 on: October 09, 2019, 09:12:59 am »
Provisional date 4-5 April 2020
Format TBA but it will be a just like Tankwa main it will be a proper race just with less distance but with GPS therefore a Qualifier.



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Re: Potential Tankwa Qualifier 2020?
« Reply #15 on: October 09, 2019, 09:17:36 am »
Hi Brett,
2020 competitors will need to convince the committee they are capable ie raced somewhere before or a suitable CV (they would not necessary need to do T qualifier). We cannot throw them completely in the deep even our marshals would need to competent and know GPS etc...
We need to consider distances, temperatures that can get extreme either way etc...
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Re: Potential Tankwa Qualifier 2020?
« Reply #16 on: October 09, 2019, 09:34:58 am »
Hi Brett,
2020 competitors will need to convince the committee they are capable ie raced somewhere before or a suitable CV (they would not necessary need to do T qualifier). We cannot throw them completely in the deep even our marshals would need to competent and know GPS etc...
We need to consider distances, temperatures that can get extreme either way etc...

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Re: Potential Tankwa Qualifier 2020?
« Reply #17 on: October 09, 2019, 09:59:28 am »
Definitely interested. I for one would be very nervous to just enter an event like Tankwa with no racing experience.

+1.
Would also be great to put faces to some weird usernames!

Just please don't make this over a long weekend? There isnt many of them and with small children my wife won't be amused to spend one alone.

Its a 6 or 7 hour drive there and a 6 or 7 hour drive back from CT.. I cant anticipate many people going all that way for one afternoon riding. If its not going to be held over a long weekend then guys will most probably have to take the Fri and Monday off to create a long weekend, well im assuming that will be the case. you had better  start buttering up the wife for some time off  :pot: hope to see you there. :thumleft:

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Re: Potential Tankwa Qualifier 2020?
« Reply #18 on: October 09, 2019, 11:07:22 am »
Definitely interested. I for one would be very nervous to just enter an event like Tankwa with no racing experience.

+1.
Would also be great to put faces to some weird usernames!

Just please don't make this over a long weekend? There isnt many of them and with small children my wife won't be amused to spend one alone.

Its a 6 or 7 hour drive there and a 6 or 7 hour drive back from CT.. I cant anticipate many people going all that way for one afternoon riding. If its not going to be held over a long weekend then guys will most probably have to take the Fri and Monday off to create a long weekend, well im assuming that will be the case. you had better  start buttering up the wife for some time off  :pot: hope to see you there. :thumleft:

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Re: Potential Tankwa Qualifier 2020?
« Reply #19 on: October 09, 2019, 12:30:23 pm »
It seems to be a fun weekend.  I just need to get one of those magnifying things to fit over a GPS.  My arms are not long enough to hold the bars and read an eTrex10 at the same time...