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Re: Mantshwabise 1000 Desert Race - Botswana 22-24 June
« Reply #60 on: June 21, 2011, 12:04:11 pm »
- but also sh1tting myself a little..

Once the flag drops you will be fine  :thumleft:

Good luck, keep it together and live to tell the story!

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Re: Mantshwabise 1000 Desert Race - Botswana 22-24 June
« Reply #61 on: June 21, 2011, 12:17:08 pm »
Meant to add "slightly jealous" ...will see you there next year.
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Re: Mantshwabise 1000 Desert Race - Botswana 22-24 June
« Reply #62 on: June 21, 2011, 12:23:38 pm »
So I figure rather than just talking about it and dreaming about it I want to set myself a goal to compete next year.

Training gonna start on monday  ;D

Where is the best place to follow the race? is it on TV at all?
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Re: Mantshwabise 1000 Desert Race - Botswana 22-24 June
« Reply #63 on: June 21, 2011, 12:38:00 pm »
Good luck to all the guys participating in this race ...

hang in there & ENJOY it !!!

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Re: Mantshwabise 1000 Desert Race - Botswana 22-24 June
« Reply #64 on: June 21, 2011, 12:48:39 pm »
Where is the best place to follow the race? is it on TV at all?

Very much after the fact...check out MSA for times.
Also, they cover not only the bikes...sometimes to little...but the 2 wheelers is so damn fast, they're gone before the camera man pulls his focus.
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Re: Mantshwabise 1000 Desert Race - Botswana 22-24 June
« Reply #65 on: June 23, 2011, 01:16:34 pm »
Woohooo ...

Hoofseun has been in & out the pits after the first 250km loop.  All going well.  He is now on his 2nd 250km loop.

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Re: Mantshwabise 1000 Desert Race - Botswana 22-24 June
« Reply #66 on: June 23, 2011, 02:06:12 pm »
Woohooo ...

Hoofseun has been in & out the pits after the first 250km loop.  All going well.  He is now on his 2nd 250km loop.

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Re: Mantshwabise 1000 Desert Race - Botswana 22-24 June
« Reply #67 on: June 23, 2011, 02:17:02 pm »
Thanks Puddles...and Darksider? (think he is C99)

Godspeed to Hoofseun.
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Re: Mantshwabise 1000 Desert Race - Botswana 22-24 June
« Reply #68 on: June 23, 2011, 02:20:02 pm »
Thanks Puddles...and Darksider? (think he is C99)

Godspeed to Hoofseun.


I wish I was there but am unfortunately not  :-[  ... daughter writing matric!  I am relying on feedback from one of the chaps that are pitting for him.

When I chat to him tonight I will see if he knows about C99.
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Re: Mantshwabise 1000 Desert Race - Botswana 22-24 June
« Reply #69 on: June 23, 2011, 02:22:00 pm »
Thanks Puddles...and Darksider? (think he is C99)

Godspeed to Hoofseun.


I wish I was there but am unfortunately not  :-[  ... daughter writing matric!  I am relying on feedback from one of the chaps that are pitting for him.

When I chat to him tonight I will see if he knows about C99.
Please post any updates you get! :D
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Re: Mantshwabise 1000 Desert Race - Botswana 22-24 June
« Reply #70 on: June 23, 2011, 02:24:35 pm »
Thanks Puddles...and Darksider? (think he is C99)

Godspeed to Hoofseun.


I wish I was there but am unfortunately not  :-[  ... daughter writing matric!  I am relying on feedback from one of the chaps that are pitting for him.

When I chat to him tonight I will see if he knows about C99.
Please post any updates you get! :D

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Re: Mantshwabise 1000 Desert Race - Botswana 22-24 June
« Reply #71 on: June 24, 2011, 07:52:41 am »
Hoofseun is through the first day  :thumleft:  and says it was a loooong day. Ran outta fuel at 3km before one of the fuel stops. Had to push the bike. Phew that must have been tiring. 

Today is one loop of 250km. Bikes do 750 not 1000. Vasbyt ... you are almost there.

Unfortunately do not have any feedback on any of the other riders - sorry  ???
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Re: Mantshwabise 1000 Desert Race - Botswana 22-24 June
« Reply #72 on: June 24, 2011, 08:07:28 am »
Had to push the bike. Phew that must have been tiring. 

Fortunately he was bike squad (not?)...should be able to do it better than most.

Keep it together and bring it home  :thumleft:
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Re: Mantshwabise 1000 Desert Race - Botswana 22-24 June
« Reply #73 on: June 24, 2011, 12:20:51 pm »
Yay ... hubby completed today's loop without any problems.

He sounded on top of the world when I spoke to him a little while ago.

WELL DONE !!!  :biggrin:
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Re: Mantshwabise 1000 Desert Race - Botswana 22-24 June
« Reply #74 on: June 24, 2011, 12:31:11 pm »
Congrats..job well done.
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Re: Mantshwabise 1000 Desert Race - Botswana 22-24 June
« Reply #75 on: June 24, 2011, 01:16:40 pm »
nice!
So much of win it hurts! ^.^


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Re: Mantshwabise 1000 Desert Race - Botswana 22-24 June
« Reply #76 on: June 24, 2011, 01:28:55 pm »
nice!

Now get back into the gym...the next one is 11 months and 30 days away.. :deal:
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Re: Mantshwabise 1000 Desert Race - Botswana 22-24 June
« Reply #77 on: June 24, 2011, 01:30:29 pm »
nice!

Now get back into the gym...the next one is 11 months and 30 days away.. :deal:


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Re: Mantshwabise 1000 Desert Race - Botswana 22-24 June
« Reply #78 on: June 24, 2011, 01:37:50 pm »
nice!

Now get back into the gym...the next one is 11 months and 30 days away.. :deal:

363 to go :D
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Re: Mantshwabise 1000 Desert Race - Botswana 22-24 June
« Reply #79 on: June 25, 2011, 04:33:00 pm »
Howzit Guys,

Vey happy to say that I have finished the race!! My number was C100 but changed to C10 as there was another rider with a No 100. Had a very good first day and I felt very strong after the 500km on day one. My battery went pap after about 50km's on day two and I battled mentally and physically to the end (glad the second day was only 250, another 500km day would have had me really struggling)

I will do a more detailed report, but recapping quickly:

Day 1 - Mostly sand some soft some fairly hard packed, some tight sections through the thorn trees

Start 250km loop at 07h10
Finish loop 1 at 11h43

Started loop 2 at 11h58
Finished at about 16h30

Day 2 - A lot of sand again, some scenic river crossings and then some bushveld riding and some rocky sections that almost reminded one of the more open areas at De Wildt.

Technically the race was not really difficult, just long and fast and required full concentration for two long days.

Started at about 07h20 and finished about 12h50 after getting lost and wasting about 30 minutes.

I think there were about 50 entries (incl a few quads) with 15 bike finishers, I finished14th.

My (moving) average speed for the two days was 55km/hr

Hoofseun flew past me on day 2 shortly after the start, that guy has got some great riding style. :thumleft:

I will post some pics.

Will definitely do it again next year, was one of the best races I have ever done. Will hopefully be fitter then.



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