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  1. DKS

    Transbaviaans 2022

    Hope it’s not to early to start this group up. I might just be over eager, but have entered the race, and looking to complete my first TB, As always, will be good to have the forum for useful tips and motivation as we go along. First question I have is best accommodation options for the night before? Cheers
  2. Hi guys I have see there are a number of "Trans Talk" videos. However the only one that is available to watch is episode 1. If you google it you find plenty of other episodes but its says they are not available. So is there somewhere I can find them or have they condensed all the episodes into the one video which have linked on the website?
  3. Gents I need some of your expert advice. Myself and two mates are training for our very first Trans Baviaans in August this year. We are fairly fit. 2 of us did a 153km (2000m elevation) Fund Raiser ride a month ago and found it fairly comfortable with an average speed of just over 21kmph. Having a business to run and a wife with 4 children means training time requires planning. At the moment I am able to put in around 10 hours a week on average. That is 2-3 rides in the week with one longer ride on the weekend. Now as winter draws closer its going to get more challenging but I will cross that as it comes. My question to you is: what sort of training should we focusing on now??? We are doing the Around The Pot 100miler event in July. Any advice would be most appreciated.
  4. So I have been riding with my Garmin Fenix 3HR for some nearly 2 years and have recently purchased a chest strap for more accurate HR data. I haven't used the navigation much, other than a local training ride with waypoints and turn by turn navigation. The battery drop seems reasonable. But we are training for the Trans Baviaans this year, and I was wondering if anyone has experience with the battery life of a Garmin Fenix watch (preferably a Fenix 3HR) using it for navigation and HR data during the event. Since it is a long event and battery on the watch is limited. Lets say we are aiming for anything below 15 hours to be safe battery wise. I have tried the Ultra Track mode, but I found this to be pointless, since it is not very accurate. I would rather ride without than have data that's misleading.
  5. I'm looking for transport for 2 guys and their kit back from Baviaans Repeat (17/18 Aug) to Cape Town. Contribution for fuel will be given. If you have a space or two open, drop me a PM please
  6. Hallo fellow Hubbers! I'm looking to join (or create) a lift club to travel from Cape Town to Willowmore on 9 or 10 August 2018 and return on 12 August. Anybody keen to join or got space for 1? (By that time we might be paying R25/litre) Regards Dirk
  7. Cycle Light Buyers Guide Best Cycle Light Buyers Guide will help you decide which light is best for your type of riding. New to cycling or a veteran, how do you decide which cycle light to buy? Our Best Cycle Light Buyers Guide will guide you through the process of deciding which LED Cycle Light will suit you best. First question: Do you want a battery integrated cycle light or one with a separate battery? Separate Battery: Pro: High powered, long run times, can change batteries on the go / during an event Con: Slightly heavier, 'more cluttered' cockpit Battery integrated: Pro: Neat, lightweight, no wires, USB Chargeable, easy to fit on helmet Con: Cannot change batteries on the go, limited run times, limited power output Ultimately the question to answer is simple: What type of riding do you do? Ultimately the question to answer is simple: What type of riding do you do? Trail Riding Mountain Bikers Mountain Bikers who do Off Road Trail riding on dirt roads, jeep tracks and single tracks. Not just any single track, but challenging single tracks. You like to impress or scare your mates with your ridiculously bright light, are afraid of the dark or simply want to see EVERYTHING. Only the latest and greatest will do for you. What you need & why As much light (lumen) as possible, in a very wide beam. When you cycle on single tracks, your handlebar will be pointing forward while the tracks will be turning, even into switchbacks. A very wide beam will allow you to see a bigger portion of the track – even “through” the corner. Best Light The Ultimate+ Cycle Light has 3000 lumen, which it shines in a wide hotspot, fading into a 180º beam. It is the best light that you will find for jeep and single tracks. It still comes in a compact, lightweight package that is easy to mount to your bike. Long Distance Mountain Bikers Mountain Bikers who do a combination of Road and Off Road riding. You focus on many hours in the saddle training and riding long distance events like the Transbaviaans, 36ONE, 24 hour events or training for the Munga. You spend most of your time on dirt roads, and moderately technical single tracks. What you need & why A lot of light (lumen), in a wide beam. When you cycle on winding dirt roads, you need to see next to the road. You also need Modes that will give you sufficient light to see into the early hours of the morning, not tiring your eyes. A long battery life in a light (weight) is essential. Best Light The Endurance+ Cycle Light has 2100 lumen, which it shines in a wide hotspot, fading into a 180º beam. On it’s HIGH mode, the battery lasts for 10 hours, and on LOW 40 hours. It is designed specifically for the Transbaviaans Rider. Commuters and Road Riders Commuters, Road Riders and the occasional off road mountain biker. You want to be highly visible everywhere you go – for safety reasons. However you still want to be able to see clearly – not only to be seen. You don’t mind an external battery pack, as you like the fact that you can change batteries midway through. What you need & why You need a light that has a small, focused hotspot, lighting up the road directly in front of you. This will let you see obstacles far ahead. You also want to be able to see a bit wider. You have to be highly visible to motorists, but you do not want to blind them completely. Best Light The Core+ Cycle Light has all the essentials that you need, in a small, light, quality package. The focused beam has the furthest beam distance, while still giving you light on the sides. The smaller battery pack attaches securely to your bike.
  8. Hi everyone, i'm looking for a partner to race or just finish the baviaans in a good time. Last year I entered with a unknown team & it was a gruelling 18 hours of crappy small talk and and waiting on every hill. Anyone interested?
  9. Entries opened at 8am this morning and our team is in - first to register, last to finish, but we will finish. That sets up the training schedule for next year, already excited by the possibilities when it's on paper. Getting the practice to match will make all the difference.
  10. Trans Baviaans first timer Lourens Luus teamed up with old hand Billy Stelling to successful effect as the PowerBar 1 pairing rode to Trans Baviaans victory on Saturday 13 August. The race was the first of two weekends of Trans Baviaans action and joining Luus and Stelling on the top step of the podium were; Yolandi de Villiers, Johan Labuschagne and Neill Ungerer, of Ultimate Cycling TBC, in the mixed category and Theresa Ralph and Amy McDougall, of Galileo Risk Valencia in the women’s category. Click here to view the article
  11. This year will be the first time I do a super long marathon, any recommendations on rubber choice for the event from hubbers who completed the race before?
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