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Offline Hoofseun

Diamond Route 400 - First National Feb 2012
« on: February 27, 2012, 01:56:56 pm »
It was a great weekend, saw darksider just as we were about to start.

Battled a bit with time trial to get my rythm, but very good time.   We slept at a guest house in the main street, not nice.  Singing, cars being revved to death, trucks coming past all night.

But Saturday started out good, felt good, had a good position in relation to my class.

First lap went well, I was feeling good, second lap went even better.  Was feeling good and strong.  Got the final DSP, refueled and took off for the last few kays.

Then at 35km from the end my bikes started weeving on one of the fast straights, scary.  Had to reduce speed after that to about 25/30km an hour and could stay on top till 8kms before end.  By then 3 of my class competitors passed me.  It was disappointing.

My mousse in the real wheel overheated/cooked and collapsed.  At 8km from finish and could go no further.  Took wheel and tyre off and then completed on the rim.

But that is racing, you have to finish first to finish.  Next time...
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Re: Diamond Route 400 - First National Feb 2012
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2012, 01:59:14 pm »
A short clip from the Time Trial on Friday...

The organisers presented a great event.   Thanxs to Puddles for doing the Pit Boss thing and chasing from one DSP to another to fill us and the bikes up!!!


<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/iPdMStpM3k4&amp;feature=player_embedded" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/iPdMStpM3k4&amp;feature=player_embedded</a>
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Re: Diamond Route 400 - First National Feb 2012
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2012, 02:01:38 pm »
Brother's aanstaande skoonseun also took part, Vincent Crosbie. 28th. I see 2 other riders from BORC in the results as well. 7th Wade and 16ty Meiring. :thumleft:
Sounds like you all had a good event, bar the mishaps.
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Re: Diamond Route 400 - First National Feb 2012
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2012, 02:17:30 pm »
Bad luck Hoofseun, I could see the track marks from someone riding on the rim.

After I saw your time trial time (faster than the fastest Senior, Wayne Farmer), I was a bit surprised at your final positioning (knowing how fast you are), I knew something must have gone a bit wrong - I think National Masters is yours for the taking in 2012, no doubt. The fastest "Toppie" in SA :peepwall:


 
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Re: Diamond Route 400 - First National Feb 2012
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2012, 03:41:44 pm »
Lekker OOM HOOFSEUN !!!!   :thumleft: :thumleft:

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Re: Diamond Route 400 - First National Feb 2012
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2012, 03:48:36 pm »
Bad luck Hoofseun, I could see the track marks from someone riding on the rim.

After I saw your time trial time (faster than the fastest Senior, Wayne Farmer), I was a bit surprised at your final positioning (knowing how fast you are), I knew something must have gone a bit wrong - I think National Masters is yours for the taking in 2012, no doubt. The fastest "Toppie" in SA :peepwall:


 

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Re: Diamond Route 400 - First National Feb 2012
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2012, 04:16:55 pm »

What a pitty.
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Re: Diamond Route 400 - First National Feb 2012
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2012, 05:38:34 pm »
Bad luck Hoofseun, I could see the track marks from someone riding on the rim.

After I saw your time trial time (faster than the fastest Senior, Wayne Farmer), I was a bit surprised at your final positioning (knowing how fast you are), I knew something must have gone a bit wrong - I think National Masters is yours for the taking in 2012, no doubt. The fastest "Toppie" in SA :peepwall:


 

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Re: Diamond Route 400 - First National Feb 2012
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2012, 03:06:53 pm »
Video clip from the actual race...



<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/0qbz4_QVhSw&amp;feature=player_embedded" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/0qbz4_QVhSw&amp;feature=player_embedded</a>
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Re: Diamond Route 400 - First National Feb 2012
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2012, 03:44:38 pm »
Huge effort Hoofseun!! Well done!

What happened at 5:28, looks like someone overshot into a dam!? :)
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Re: Diamond Route 400 - First National Feb 2012
« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2012, 04:00:29 pm »
Gray Dick missed the corner and ended in the drink.  Vincent Crosbie helped him...

I got target fixated and nearly went in as well!
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