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"Touring class" at the Desert Race?? ***MY ENTRY IS IN***
« on: March 29, 2012, 01:50:40 pm »
The Mantshwabisi 1000 (21-22 June 2012) will have a touring class! :ricky:

Quoted from the press release: "Touring class for dual-purpose or touring bikes of any engine size."

I have exchanged e-mails with Mr. Alan Reid and this is briefly how it will work:

"We have decided that tourers will only do one lap a day (Bronze 250 kms or Silver 500kms) and no need for a previous event

They will have to prove medical cover and buy a one day club licence."

Soooooooo....

Who's joining me?  :mwink: :mwink:
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Re: Who wants to join me in the "touring class" at the Desert Race??
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2012, 02:04:15 pm »
Ja nee....dis moeilik om geld weg te steek ne!!  :peepwall: :pot:
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Re: Who wants to join me in the "touring class" at the Desert Race??
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2012, 02:14:04 pm »
Ja nee....dis moeilik om geld weg te steek ne!!  :peepwall: :pot:

Tsek!! Vat vir Ratkas en kom ry saam! :biggrin:
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Re: Who wants to join me in the "touring class" at the Desert Race??
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2012, 03:08:25 pm »
Niemand nie?  :patch:
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Re: Who wants to join me in the "touring class" at the Desert Race??
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2012, 03:16:07 pm »
Goeie oefening vir Amageza 2013 lyk dit my  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Who wants to join me in the "touring class" at the Desert Race??
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2012, 03:23:47 pm »
Goeie oefening vir Amageza 2013 lyk dit my  :thumleft:

Ek dink ook so! :biggrin:
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Re: Who wants to join me in the "touring class" at the Desert Race??
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2012, 06:19:46 pm »
Jy vergeet ons is almal riding gods met hardcore, expedition ready bikes!!
Ernstig, watter terrein kan mens verwag?
O en waar is Mantshwabisi ?
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Re: Who wants to join me in the "touring class" at the Desert Race??
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2012, 06:47:39 pm »
Gooi more info...  where, what is it, cost.. website etc
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Re: Who wants to join me in the "touring class" at the Desert Race??
« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2012, 07:50:04 pm »
Jy vergeet ons is almal riding gods met hardcore, expedition ready bikes!!
Ernstig, watter terrein kan mens verwag?
O en waar is Mantshwabisi ?

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Sand, doringbome, sand, nog bietjie doringbome, sand en nog bietjie sand. :biggrin:

Dis in Botswana, Gaborone-omgewing as ek dit nie mis het nie.

Gooi more info...  where, what is it, cost.. website etc

Most of the info can be found here: http://www.fwdcsa.co.za/mantshwabise_news_2012_0312.htm.

The following will be stipulated in the final regulations once released:

"We have decided that tourers will only do one lap a day (Bronze 250 kms or Silver 500kms) and no need for a previous event

They will have to prove medical cover and buy a one day club licence."
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Re: Who wants to join me in the "touring class" at the Desert Race??
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2012, 10:18:00 pm »
Rough estimate of cost including food, accomodation, etc.??

Not including cost there and back (or beer).

I'm planning a Bots trip for end of May but it's still at that stage that it might not happen. If not then I'm keen on this one, touring class of course.

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Re: Who wants to join me in the "touring class" at the Desert Race??
« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2012, 05:22:13 am »
Sounds good. If my Bike is not sold and is still there I might do it. Whats the latest I can enter?
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Re: Who wants to join me in the "touring class" at the Desert Race??
« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2012, 08:22:21 am »
Rough estimate of cost including food, accomodation, etc.??

Not including cost there and back (or beer).

I'm planning a Bots trip for end of May but it's still at that stage that it might not happen. If not then I'm keen on this one, touring class of course.



Entry fee is around R650 afaik. Haven't done an estimate for the rest but I reckon an additional R2k will be sufficient. Have a chat to Darksider or Hoofseun, they have both done the race in the past and might have a better idea. :thumleft:

Sounds good. If my Bike is not sold and is still there I might do it. Whats the latest I can enter?

Entries open 15 April 2012 and will be restricted to 200 entrants.
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Re: Who wants to join me in the "touring class" at the Desert Race??
« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2012, 09:49:58 am »
Go for it guys :thumleft: one of the best events in terms of organisation and riding terrain as far as I am concerned.

If all goes well, I will definately be going again this year.
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Re: Who wants to join me in the "touring class" at the Desert Race??
« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2012, 12:51:57 pm »
 :peepwall:
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Re: Who wants to join me in the "touring class" at the Desert Race??
« Reply #14 on: April 11, 2012, 01:56:23 pm »
Having been involved in a few (16) TDR races the advise that I can give: Get fit and get strong. You will have to pick your bike up 4 gazillion times in very thick sand, rocks and rivers (flowing if there has been good rains). MX type river crossings will also be the order of the day. Marshal points are 50 kms apart and there is always very little comms (incl cell phones) on the track.

A couple of years ago we had two riders on large dakar type bikes. Within the first hundred kays we cancelled their ride and showed them the easiest route off the track and back home on road as they kept falling off and held up the sweep vehicle too long.
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Re: Who wants to join me in the "touring class" at the Desert Race??
« Reply #15 on: April 11, 2012, 01:58:53 pm »
Been there done that a few times.
Terrain is easy and very fast at places, 120km/h on 2spoor terrain. Sandy and alot of red dust, thick sand at places (heavy bikes...!!?). some sections with never ending hoops. And dont forget the 'wag-n-bietjie' bushes, they make you wag-n-Bietjie when they catch you!
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Re: Who wants to join me in the "touring class" at the Desert Race??
« Reply #16 on: April 11, 2012, 02:18:36 pm »
Go and do it.  I'll be there but on the smaller Honda CRF 450 x this year if all works out.

There are some technical but nothing a rider cannot accomplish, lots of nice fast twee spoor and then this sandy sections between the trees where you get wacked and wacked, take sleeve covers with.

If you can fit mousses do so, easy to overshoot corners and end up in the puncture stuff, lube them well with mousse grease or rubber grease.

Fuel consumption very high, so need enough fuel.  We had problems filling up normal 25l plastic containers in Gabarone, not allowed.

Just pace yourself, the 250km's will go past quickly and be fit then you will enjoy it!
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Re: Who wants to join me in the "touring class" at the Desert Race??
« Reply #17 on: April 11, 2012, 02:33:01 pm »
Go and do it.  I'll be there but on the smaller Honda CRF 450 x this year if all works out.

There are some technical but nothing a rider cannot accomplish, lots of nice fast twee spoor and then this sandy sections between the trees where you get wacked and wacked, take sleeve covers with.

If you can fit mousses do so, easy to overshoot corners and end up in the puncture stuff, lube them well with mousse grease or rubber grease.

Fuel consumption very high, so need enough fuel.  We had problems filling up normal 25l plastic containers in Gabarone, not allowed.

Just pace yourself, the 250km's will go past quickly and be fit then you will enjoy it!

:thumleft: Thanks for the advice HS! Lucky enough to have a set of wheels with mousses, which I'll use.
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Re: Who wants to join me in the "touring class" at the Desert Race??
« Reply #18 on: April 12, 2012, 04:05:51 am »
Speaking of mousses, where can I get in slaapstad?

I need to buy some more slime as well :P
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Re: Who wants to join me in the "touring class" at the Desert Race??
« Reply #19 on: April 18, 2012, 11:06:13 am »
Online entries are open and will close Monday, 11 June 2012 at 17h00!  :ricky:
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