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shark_za

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Re: The best racing is on again !!! EWXC 3
« Reply #20 on: July 20, 2009, 08:26:46 am »
That waterfall again, for sure, and then maybe longer in the gorge.
It was really good last time but would rather ride a new spot.

 

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« Reply #21 on: July 20, 2009, 08:28:28 am »
Grim

This sounds like one where a trials bike might do well - come give it a bash!



The hamsters are running... can I enter on an MSA trials license?
Alcohol is essentially nature’s Leatt Brace – with it, you might not be able to move worth sh*t, but you can take a slam or two and be no worse for the wear.
 

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Re: The best racing is on again !!! EWXC 3
« Reply #22 on: July 20, 2009, 09:18:21 am »
That waterfall again, for sure, and then maybe longer in the gorge.
It was really good last time but would rather ride a new spot.



I agree with you Bud

The gorge is a bliksem!  Last time we went down the waterfall , I think going up will be a challange.


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Re: The best racing is on again !!! EWXC 3
« Reply #23 on: July 20, 2009, 09:25:29 am »
You wont be able to ride with a Trials lic.
Just like I had to get another licence to do trials, you will need the same for enduro.
 

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Re: The best racing is on again !!! EWXC 3
« Reply #24 on: July 24, 2009, 09:26:04 am »
Eish, its so cold !!!!

Must leave at around 6:00am tomorrow to make the briefings and start for seniors.
Eish !!!
 

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« Reply #25 on: July 24, 2009, 09:56:34 am »
Eish, its so cold !!!!

Must leave at around 6:00am tomorrow to make the briefings and start for seniors.
Eish !!!

What time does it start?

Was definately going to be there, but doing a night ride through the magaliesberg tonight, & not so sure about the early cold start anymore...
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Re: The best racing is on again !!! EWXC 3
« Reply #26 on: July 24, 2009, 10:09:28 am »
There is racing all day almost.

08h00                           Riders Briefing (Pro’s)
                     08h30                           Pro Classes line up.
                     08h45                           Open Pro Class Start
                     08h48                            200 Pro Class Start
                     08h51                            Senior Pro Start   
   08h54   Masters Class Start
   10h51                           Senior Pro End
   10h54   Masters Class end                 
   11h45                     Open Pro End
                     11h48                            200 Pro End

                     11h15                               Riders Briefing (Novice A & B & Junior 125)
                     11h40                             Novice A & B & Junior 125 Line up
                     11h47                             Junior 125 Start
   11h50                               Novice A Row 1 Start
                     11h53                              Novice A Row 2 Start   
                     11h56                              Novice B Start
                     13h47                              Junior 125 End
                     13H50                             Novice A Row 1 End
                    13h53                              Novice A Row 2 End
                     13h56                              Novice B End
13h15                               Riders Briefing (Novice C, Juniors & Ladies)
                     13h45                              Novice C, Juniors & Ladies Line up
                     14h00                              Pro Mini’s Start
                     14h03                              Novice C Start
                     14h06                             Ladies Start
                     14h09                              Juniors Start    
                     15h21                              Ladies End
                     15h24                              Junior End
                     15h30                              Pro Mini End
                     15h33                              Novice C En
 

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Re: The best racing is on again !!! EWXC 3
« Reply #27 on: July 24, 2009, 10:23:45 am »
Its going to be a good one.
KTM factory riders are there and Gray is riding the BMW 450 too.

Kenny Gilbert is back on a holiday from the GNCC in the USA, Lourens will be riding.
I'm assuming Altus will be there too.

This course was non stop last time, every meter was a rock, ditch or turn.

Some reminders.

 

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Re: The best racing is on again !!! EWXC 3
« Reply #28 on: July 24, 2009, 04:50:47 pm »
The only thing scarier than that waterfall going down is that waterfall going up. I could walk it down, which is not an option going up. How the vaark are you supposed to get up there? Where’s Plothond, there is some unfinished business at that waterfall! If he goes first, I can see how not to do it  :biggrin:

Either way, I have however decided it is too bloody cold, so will give the race a miss.
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Re: The best racing is on again !!! EWXC 3
« Reply #29 on: July 26, 2009, 10:00:36 am »
Damn, but that was really really hard – dust, rocks going up, rocks going down, never-ending rocky riverbed. Vaarkin lovely!

Start of Nov B, with me safely tucked away somewhere around the back in a big cloud of dust – lots and lots of dust in some sections


Then the uphills – these are some of the tame ones



And plenty downhills


And a level rocky bit


Me close to the end, but pretty wasted


Hopefully someone has some pictures of some of the bigger climbs and that riverbed. I was doing well (by my standards, that is  :imaposer:), but then got badly stuck on a cambered rock-ledge in the elm-street section, no marshalls in site, and I killed myself trying to get of the racing line and to get the bike to the top – 10 minutes of effort to move three meters. I reckon the right way to do this type of racing is as a team, so that there is always somebody to help when you get stuck – two guys will sort it out in ten seconds, one tired guy kills himself trying. Well done to Shark for doing two laps.


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Re: The best racing is on again !!! EWXC 3
« Reply #30 on: July 26, 2009, 12:44:24 pm »
That was not easy !
I have not been on the enduro bike, apart from a small test ride to check the motor and shock work I did, since Greytown.
It showed.

I'm sure that while they were setting this course that they carted rocks to every smooth bit the loop would ride through.
 

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Re: The best racing is on again !!! EWXC 3
« Reply #31 on: July 27, 2009, 11:05:22 am »
I was to busy helping ouks up the hill and stuff, so did not have chance to take pics.

I reacon run Comrades 3 times, do the Argus 4 times and then think about doing this race

All I can say is RESPECT for all who did it, even if you did not finish
What if I had never tried it
 

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Re: The best racing is on again !!! EWXC 3
« Reply #32 on: July 27, 2009, 04:11:34 pm »
Well done to everybody who participated.
Loving the journey!

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Re: The best racing is on again !!! EWXC 3
« Reply #33 on: July 28, 2009, 08:34:31 pm »
Pasop die traffic MANNE !!!!!!
 

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« Reply #34 on: July 28, 2009, 08:35:56 pm »
Novice A start
 

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« Reply #35 on: July 28, 2009, 08:37:33 pm »
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Re: The best racing is on again !!! EWXC 3
« Reply #36 on: July 28, 2009, 10:26:28 pm »
thanks Shark - Do I need the reminder  :biggrin:

Apologies to my riding mates - I'm totally tied up with work. Suppose I should not complain - Last year we had no work at all. Got to make hay whilst the sun shines  :thumleft:

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Re: The best racing is on again !!! EWXC 3
« Reply #37 on: July 29, 2009, 11:40:25 am »
I can concur with Lenox, RESPECT to all who participated.

I "worked" at the section before the waterfall, and I have never picked up so many bikes/riders in my life!  :eek7:

The poor novice group - you had to ride that after all the pros been through, ensuring nice loose rocks and sand, no grip! EINA!

Will see you all again in Sept when it is race # 4!!  :thumleft:

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Re: The best racing is on again !!! EWXC 3
« Reply #38 on: August 01, 2009, 08:56:36 pm »
I loaded all my pics for the day on Photobucket. All shrinked, so if you want any of them in original large format just PM me.

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