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GSC Routes
« on: July 27, 2007, 01:36:16 pm »
From their www:

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A few more details have been leaked regarding the 2007 GS Challenge routes.
 
This year's event, being held in the Northern Cape, will see one of the routes (unspecified whether it is a green, orange or red route at this stage) following an iconic Cedarberg GS route and one which is held in extremely high regard by locals and GS riders alike. 

To make it more poignant, event organisers have also discovered that Cape Nature Conservation will start to tar the road almost directly after the GS Challenge has ended - so this is really your last chance to ride this route on the dirt!

 Secondly, organisers have also let it slip that, for the first time ever, one of the routes (again unspecified) will entail the use of a raft to make a river crossing.
The river in question is too deep to be forded on a motorcycle and participants will need to load their bikes onto the raft in order to make the crossing and continue their journey for the day.
 
Once again it looks as though the GS Challenge routes will provide something for everyone...

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Re: GSC Routes
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2007, 01:45:05 pm »
Ryperd,

Looking forward to the challenge this year. I have never riden that area before so should be a blast. >:D Pity you sold you BM. Wonder who from the forum is going?
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Re: GSC Routes
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2007, 01:56:23 pm »
It appears that I am
 

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Re: GSC Routes
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2007, 01:59:24 pm »
"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." (Edmund Burke)
 

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Re: GSC Routes
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2007, 02:10:00 pm »
???  :o
It's for work...
hopefully they'll pick up my bar tab as well ;D
 

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Re: GSC Routes
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2007, 02:12:33 pm »
Shame.

Tough job eh ?

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Re: GSC Routes
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2007, 02:32:28 pm »
???  :o
It's for work...
hopefully they'll pick up my bar tab as well ;D

 ;D ;D

You guys doing some logistics for the GSC?

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Re: GSC Routes
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2007, 02:43:52 pm »
A snippet of the general FAQ sent to participants:

Red:   The Special Stages are extreme, with very, very difficult technical challenges. Only for the highly skilled and experienced:
The 2007 Red Routes will all be on the level of the third day Red Route of 2006, which was very, very difficult.
If youâ??ve completed the BMW Rider Academyâ??s Advanced Off-Road Course successfully, you will manage (but it will still make you sweat).
You need to be physically fit, because the Red Route Special Stages are demanding in this respect.
You cannot do the Red Routes without knobbly tires.
We canâ??t stop you from taking a pillion on a Red Route, but please note that you will need to be an absolute expert rider to do this without endangering you, your pillion, your fellow riders and your motorcycle. We strongly advise against it.

Orange:   The Special Stages offer lots of technical stuff of a considerable degree of difficulty, but not as extreme as the Red.
The Orange Routes will be on the same standard as the Day 1 and 2 Reds of 2005, and the Day 2 Red of 2006. In other words, tough, but not in the extreme of Red 3 in 2005 or 2006.
If you have completed the official BMW Intermediate Course with relative easy, this is a good option.
More pillion-friendly than the Reds, but of you do carry a passenger, your skill level should be very high.

Green:   The Special Stages are shorter, the technical level less intimidating.
The difficulty level of the Green Routes will be the same as 2005 and 2006.
That does not mean that it is just wide, straight and easy gravel roads. The Special Stages offer technical challenges of all kinds, but taking it easy and riding responsibly will get you through.
If you have passed the Introductory Off-Road Course with ease and ride responsibly, this is going to be great fun.
The ideal routes for pillions.
 

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Re: GSC Routes
« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2007, 02:48:20 pm »

Orange:   The Special Stages offer lots of technical stuff of a considerable degree of difficulty, but not as extreme as the Red.
The Orange Routes will be on the same standard as the Day 1 and 2 Reds of 2005, and the Day 2 Red of 2006. In other words, tough, but not in the extreme of Red 3 in 2005 or 2006.
If you have completed the official BMW Intermediate Course with relative easy, this is a good option.
More pillion-friendly than the Reds, but of you do carry a passenger, your skill level should be very high.


I think that this is my best option without buggering up my bike or myself. Really looking forward to the end of September.  ::)
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Re: GSC Routes
« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2007, 10:31:07 am »
I think I will also go for the orange route this year. Last years red day three had me longing for home. dont know if Im getting old or just plain "sleg" .
 Also , the bike s repair bill should be a lot less .
 

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Re: GSC Routes
« Reply #10 on: July 28, 2007, 11:11:40 am »
Damn! Another increase in our BM insurance premiums shortly ::)
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Re: GSC Routes
« Reply #11 on: July 28, 2007, 02:01:36 pm »
Imagine hundreds of bikes queueing for a trip on a raft  :'(
No thanks man.....
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« Reply #12 on: July 28, 2007, 05:11:13 pm »
I like the way they rate riders on the official BMW courses they have taken.

I'll do red route next to Garth and Belinda on the GS1150Adv if he loans me his HP2 ;)
 

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Re: GSC Routes
« Reply #13 on: July 30, 2007, 07:54:59 am »
Cant Wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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« Reply #14 on: July 30, 2007, 08:41:45 am »
From their www:

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To make it more poignant, event organisers have also discovered that Cape Nature Conservation will start to tar the road almost directly after the GS Challenge has ended - so this is really your last chance to ride this route on the dirt!

As long as they don't tar the Biedouw Valley or the track from Matjiesrivier to Wupperthal :)
Probably only the access from the N7 to Algeria (Nieuwoudtspas) ?

Will try and find out more.
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