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Run 4 the Son - 30 May 09
« on: June 01, 2009, 09:10:54 am »
Ok, let me be the first to say -  :useless:

A BIG THANK YOU to all the dogs that pitched on Saturday, even if it was just to spectate. A great  :thumleft: to Gundagunda for doing the skills challenge, and doing all the obstacles!!

To the other dogs who participated in the skills challenge, Hoofseun, Frankie & Gundagunda = you guys showed us mere mortals how to ride a large bike!

The skills challenge was won by Nico, doing the track in 58 seconds. Hoofseun was in a close third with 1:13. 2nd place was 1:10.

We will host a similar event in the next few months, with some alterations, and will keep the dogs posted.



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Re: Run 4 the Son - 30 May 09
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2009, 09:34:51 am »

Gundagunda for doing the skills challenge, and doing all the obstacles!!

To the other dogs who participated in the skills challenge, Hoofseun, Frankie & Gundagunda = you guys showed us mere mortals how to ride a large bike!


Thanks for the kind words, but a little misplaced.

But my self-diagnosis of my condition is that no ribs got bust cos there are no ribs where it hurts - just that horrible cartilage stuff that sticks netween your teeth when you eat spareribs at the Spur!!

But I learned that I need more practise at this tight obstacle course to prevent furter pain and injury and more orders to AdventureMX for brake levers !

But thanks for a lekka day, and lets do it again when the b*****d up bits heal okay ??





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Re: Run 4 the Son - 30 May 09
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2009, 10:03:04 am »
P, you showed some serious courage on Saturday!!

Let me try and explain to all those who were not there.

The track was about 500 - 600 m in length (I guess  ???). It started with a 20 m section where the competitors had to push their bike and get on from the "wrong" side. But we had some clever dogs out there that made this easy.

Then they had to cross a V-shaped log, 3 more logs and then a 90 degree right turn before they entered two logs spaced 200 mm at the start and 180 mm at the end through which they had to ride. Then there was a 300 mm drop into a sloot with loose sand, rocks and a almost vertical climb out into another 90 degree right turn.

Then another right turn and THEN the big obstacle - a 600 mm solid wall with only a small wooden ladder to climb it, once on top the total length is about 2.5 m, so no space to manoeuvre the bike or to get the balance right, then just to get off with another small wooden ladder at an even steeper angle.

Another log, a concrete slab and a few sharp corners led to the tyre section and then into the old building with loose bricks all over the floor. Once out of the house a short sprint to the finish.

Scoring worked like this. Each rider's time was taken, and then penalty seconds were added, e.g. 1 sec for sitting down or putting a foot down (sitting the whole way incurred a 20 sec penalty), 5 sec for missing an obstacle or riding over one, 5 sec for staling the bike, 60 sec if you took the chicken run at the climb.

It was fun to watch!

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Re: Run 4 the Son - 30 May 09
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2009, 10:15:51 am »

Then another right turn and THEN the big obstacle - a 600 mm solid wall with only a small wooden ladder to climb it, once on top the total length is about 2.5 m, so no space to manoeuvre the bike or to get the balance right, then just to get off with another small wooden ladder at an even steeper angle.

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It was fun to watch!


I think it would have been okay if I had managed to ride the down-ladder without launching a over-speed KLE into empty space  ;D

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Re: Run 4 the Son - 30 May 09
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2009, 10:26:18 am »
Like a said to you over the phone GG, if that was gymnastics I would have scored you 7/10 for that dive roll.  The landing needs some attention - your feet were not together.  :ricky:

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Re: Run 4 the Son - 30 May 09
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2009, 04:31:08 pm »
Hi Ryperd

Thank you guys for a very great day.  It seems like some rugby game might have affected the numbers attending, but that gave us more time for repititions (jy sal dit doen tot jy dit reg kry!!!) - haha

Here are some photos:

Push from wrong side and get on in a hurry


With a ladder to climb up or fly over if you are Gunda Gunda




Down the otherside was also tricky


Some tyres to cross


and off to the final obstacle, the house


and as you make, it there was a tight turn


then the final stretch home.

These were just some of the obstacles that made for having fun that day.

A big thank you again.
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Re: Run 4 the Son - 30 May 09
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2009, 04:36:33 pm »
Oooooh!   :o


Looks like fun though!   :thumleft:
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Re: Run 4 the Son - 30 May 09
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2009, 08:24:04 pm »
Well done, looks like good entertainment  :thumleft:
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Re: Run 4 the Son - 30 May 09
« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2009, 08:38:13 pm »
It was great fun and hopefully next time there will be more people.

Great riding Hoofseun and Dappermuis
 

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Re: Run 4 the Son - 30 May 09
« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2009, 09:02:27 pm »
Well done, looks like good entertainment  :thumleft:
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Re: Run 4 the Son - 30 May 09
« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2009, 09:25:37 pm »
that looks a hoot, would enjoy doing a challenge like that

Well done  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Run 4 the Son - 30 May 09
« Reply #11 on: June 01, 2009, 09:27:19 pm »
So you must have met the legend on the KDX, old Jaffies my mate?
 

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Re: Run 4 the Son - 30 May 09
« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2009, 09:30:09 pm »
So you must have met the legend on the KDX, old Jaffies my mate?


Explain, I am dof.  :peepwall:

Saw a guy who is on E-dirt on a Kawa with a funny but rude (or is that the other way round....) riding shirt. He's around mid 40, maybe close to 50. If this is him, then I met him - funny ou.  :thumleft:

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Re: Run 4 the Son - 30 May 09
« Reply #13 on: June 02, 2009, 05:21:44 am »
Thanks Ryperd, was a lekker day - well enjoyed!

Sorry for stuffing the time trial for some of the enduro bofs - the adventure bikes were a little slow for them - and took up too much room!! :D

Thanks also for the lovely prizes - my son going to use his training for sure! He did very well for his first ride. Says he still needs to get stronger to keep up with the old toppies! We rode at 8 the morning already via dirt along the Moloto road and rail lines thru Mamelodi from the north - so he had a little warm up! :biggrin:

Gunda gunda must heal up nice and quickly! Well done!
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Re: Run 4 the Son - 30 May 09
« Reply #14 on: June 02, 2009, 08:57:20 am »
That old toppie's attitude seriously got on my nerves, He isn't THAT good as he thinks he is, my friend did his first enduro, and was just 1 second behind him...

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Re: Run 4 the Son - 30 May 09
« Reply #15 on: June 02, 2009, 10:20:57 am »
haha, he is damn fast. He must have had an off day.

Love his attitude.  ;)
 

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Re: Run 4 the Son - 30 May 09
« Reply #16 on: June 02, 2009, 10:53:54 am »
Ryperd,

What was the winning times for the Enduro dudes on the plastics ?

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Re: Run 4 the Son - 30 May 09
« Reply #17 on: June 02, 2009, 01:19:14 pm »

Gunda gunda must heal up nice and quickly! Well done!


Thanks. Nearly all sorted out. Been back swimming at the gym - eina in ribs and shoulder when I put the right arm forward, and left knee duzznt work too good, but it is just bruising and will be fine in a week I am sure. I have an enforced weekend off as I am going away to KZN by cage, and by the weekend after that I will be fine.

Did some work on the bike - de-skewed the front fork and bashed the bash plate out where it was bashed in. 

And thanks to hoofseun for the extra lessons before the start - sorry that your student did a DNF on the time-trial though!

But I learned that I need a lot more of this type of stuff to get my skills up.
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Re: Run 4 the Son - 30 May 09
« Reply #18 on: June 03, 2009, 09:53:16 am »

And thanks to hoofseun for the extra lessons before the start - sorry that your student did a DNF on the time-trial though!

But I learned that I need a lot more of this type of stuff to get my skills up.

It is always a pleasure :thumleft:
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