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Re: Mantshwabise 1000 Desert Race - Botswana 22-24 June
« Reply #40 on: June 02, 2011, 11:28:05 am »
Nonsence... the race is on! :thumleft: The route is surveyed and MSA approved. I leave 18th to mark it, bikes and quads race is on 23rd and 24th June. Cars race 25th and 26th June.
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Re: Mantshwabise 1000 Desert Race - Botswana 22-24 June
« Reply #41 on: June 03, 2011, 08:20:55 am »
Entries expected to open over the weekend.

I am in!

Send email to "info@toyotadesertrace.co.za"  subject line "Entry for Mantshwabisi 1000" and they will notify you when entry and regualtions are available.

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Re: Mantshwabise 1000 Desert Race - Botswana 22-24 June
« Reply #42 on: June 03, 2011, 08:41:45 am »
 :'(  :'(  :'(  :'(

My parents is leaving for a Reunion in Walvisbay at their old school. Why does this effect me??? I have to be at work and be in charge whilst my dad is away. Also have to look after the farm.

I cannot get to difficult about it as it is my work and secondly I will be taking of so much later this year with Dakar.

I have even orginised other riders to go up with me in April already etc.

I am gonna miss this great race expect more Top SA riders as the Britz race was moved to Rustenburg/Sun City and now that has also been post poned till later this year.
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Re: Mantshwabise 1000 Desert Race - Botswana 22-24 June
« Reply #43 on: June 03, 2011, 09:15:22 am »
:'(  :'(  :'(  :'(

Your poor bike...out in the cold, not stretching his legs....do you need help?  :mwink:
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Re: Mantshwabise 1000 Desert Race - Botswana 22-24 June
« Reply #44 on: June 03, 2011, 09:43:22 am »
Ons ducttape daai poot van jou die naweek dan kan jy hom ry >:D
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Re: Mantshwabise 1000 Desert Race - Botswana 22-24 June
« Reply #45 on: June 04, 2011, 04:21:35 pm »
Here are a couple of photo's from a few years back. Check the sand and thorns, and this wasn't even the sandy part. :mwink:









As said by others it is a great experiance, but you better be 100% race fit
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Re: Mantshwabise 1000 Desert Race - Botswana 22-24 June
« Reply #46 on: June 06, 2011, 11:46:41 am »
Errr, 100% race fit you say ??? Only 2 1/2 weeks left - not going to happen. But I'll give it a shot anyway...
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Re: Mantshwabise 1000 Desert Race - Botswana 22-24 June
« Reply #47 on: June 06, 2011, 12:05:16 pm »
Errr, 100% race fit you say ??? Only 2 1/2 weeks left ....

Play the bluff, and make sure you bluff yourself first  ;D  ...go dude, and let us know how it went.  :thumleft:
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Re: Mantshwabise 1000 Desert Race - Botswana 22-24 June
« Reply #48 on: June 06, 2011, 12:08:04 pm »
Here are a couple of photo's from a few years back. Check the sand and thorns, and this wasn't even the sandy part. :mwink:









As said by others it is a great experiance, but you better be 100% race fit

You don't by any chance have pics of no.103???? I raced that year.
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Re: Mantshwabise 1000 Desert Race - Botswana 22-24 June
« Reply #49 on: June 06, 2011, 03:46:05 pm »
I don't think so, but will check. I rode the route on my 1200 before the race. Took me two and a half days and five days to recover so I spent alot of the race days lying in the shade with lots of beer. :imaposer:
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Re: Mantshwabise 1000 Desert Race - Botswana 22-24 June
« Reply #50 on: June 06, 2011, 05:04:54 pm »
I don't think so, but will check. I rode the route on my 1200 before the race. Took me two and a half days and five days to recover so I spent alot of the race days lying in the shade with lots of beer. :imaposer:

Sounds about right for doing that on a 1200!!!!!!!!!

That no. 10 is Claton Enslin on a Beta he had ro replace most of the plastic everyday as the bush removed them for him...
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Re: Mantshwabise 1000 Desert Race - Botswana 22-24 June
« Reply #51 on: June 06, 2011, 05:38:55 pm »
Gimmie your numbers and I will try take pics of you.
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Re: Mantshwabise 1000 Desert Race - Botswana 22-24 June
« Reply #52 on: June 06, 2011, 05:45:17 pm »
Gimmie your numbers and I will try take pics of you.

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My parents is leaving for a Reunion in Walvisbay at their old school. Why does this effect me??? I have to be at work and be in charge whilst my dad is away. Also have to look after the farm.

I cannot get to difficult about it as it is my work and secondly I will be taking of so much later this year with Dakar.

I have even orginised other riders to go up with me in April already etc.

I am gonna miss this great race expect more Top SA riders as the Britz race was moved to Rustenburg/Sun City and now that has also been post poned till later this year.


Was speaking with Beserker on the weekend about missing the race. This is my favourite race I have ever entered. I wished so much I could be there.
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Re: Mantshwabise 1000 Desert Race - Botswana 22-24 June
« Reply #53 on: June 06, 2011, 08:48:15 pm »
Gray Dick on the Yammie?

@Beemer Mike, pls look out for C100, C102 & C103 :thumleft: (and C99 if he can get away from work :biggrin:)
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Re: Mantshwabise 1000 Desert Race - Botswana 22-24 June
« Reply #54 on: June 07, 2011, 08:50:12 am »
Beemer Mike pm me your position as I am still trying to work a plan on getting up there for the race and I know you will have lots of beer in your truck :mwink: :thumleft:
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Re: Mantshwabise 1000 Desert Race - Botswana 22-24 June
« Reply #55 on: June 08, 2011, 09:39:05 am »
Gray Dick on the Yammie?

@Beemer Mike, pls look out for C100, C102 & C103 :thumleft: (and C99 if he can get away from work :biggrin:)

Will see what I can do. Look for the white Hilux and the incredibly handsome brute at my marshal point (will also be the first fuel stop)
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Re: Mantshwabise 1000 Desert Race - Botswana 22-24 June
« Reply #56 on: June 09, 2011, 01:11:52 pm »
Entries are open and mine's in!!!!

Can't wait. :ricky:

 
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Re: Mantshwabise 1000 Desert Race - Botswana 22-24 June
« Reply #57 on: June 10, 2011, 08:26:58 am »
@ Darksider, thanxs for the website reference, I am in.

@ Beemer Mike, please look for No 92.
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Re: Mantshwabise 1000 Desert Race - Botswana 22-24 June
« Reply #58 on: June 21, 2011, 11:23:02 am »
Tomorrow morning at 07h00 we are leaving fo Gaborone, I am really excited about this one - but also sh1tting myself a little. Day 1 is going to be a loooong day in the saddle, 500km of racing (more riding in my case) in the thick sand.

Think I will take it easy for the first loop (250km), make few mistakes and avoid a time bar, then pick up the pace for loop 2 and see how that goes.

Day 2 is shorter at 250km's - so I guess if you can finish the first day without braking bike or body - then things should be cool. I only want that finisher's badge.

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Re: Mantshwabise 1000 Desert Race - Botswana 22-24 June
« Reply #59 on: June 21, 2011, 11:54:57 am »
- but also sh1tting myself a little..

Once the flag drops you will be fine  :thumleft:

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