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Event Name: FNB Wines2Whales Shiraz
When: 1 November 2019 - 3 November 2019
Where: Oak Valley Wine Estate, Western Cape
Category: MTB

The FNB Wines2Whales was born out of the desire to establish a world-class 3-day stage race in the Western Cape, South Africa. Since its inception in 2009 it has become a must-do event on the mountain bike calendar, with riders from all of over South Africa and the world queuing for the chance to ride it.



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Noob questions. First time doing Wine2Whales.

 

1. What do you pack in terms of clothing, bedding etc? (have the tent +mattress option)

2. How does the shower facilities work?

3. Is it noisy in the tent village at night with all the snoring?

4. Any preferred meds to pack for cramps, stomach ache, headaches etc? 

5. Can you charge phones / power banks at the race village?

 

Any tips/tricks welcome.

 

Thank you.

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Noob questions. First time doing Wine2Whales.

 

1. What do you pack in terms of clothing, bedding etc? (have the tent +mattress option)

 

Sleeping bag with a base sheet and a pillow

 

2. How does the shower facilities work?

 

Generally the chemical toilets work but often riders don’t know how to use them. Take a spare roll of toilet paper along and a head torch so that you can inspect the toilet before use. This safes never from sitting down in someone’s else’s ****. ....

 

3. Is it noisy in the tent village at night with all the snoring?

 

Snoring , generator sets and noisy orgasims all par for the course . Take ear plugs or a white noise generator if you have one.

 

4. Any preferred meds to pack for cramps, stomach ache, headaches etc? 

 

Take what works for you. The medical tent has most meds but you don’t want to find out you’re allergic to panado on day 1

 

5. Can you charge phones / power banks at the race village?

 

Yes Amped has a charge station in race village

 

Any tips/tricks welcome.

 

Have fun , keep your sense of humour high you will need it on the single track

 

Thank you.

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Everything works well at this race. Ironman have bought it out and this is their second year (I think) of running it. It is a well oiled machine. Have fun and as above just take what you normally use. My last one was 2 years ago and it was still excellent.

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Noob questions. First time doing Wine2Whales.

 

1. What do you pack in terms of clothing, bedding etc? (have the tent +mattress option)

 

Sleeping bag with a base sheet and a pillow

 

2. How does the shower facilities work?

 

Generally the chemical toilets work but often riders don’t know how to use them. Take a spare roll of toilet paper along and a head torch so that you can inspect the toilet before use. This safes never from sitting down in someone’s else’s ****. ....

 

3. Is it noisy in the tent village at night with all the snoring?

 

Snoring , generator sets and noisy orgasims all par for the course . Take ear plugs or a white noise generator if you have one.

 

4. Any preferred meds to pack for cramps, stomach ache, headaches etc? 

 

Take what works for you. The medical tent has most meds but you don’t want to find out you’re allergic to panado on day 1

 

5. Can you charge phones / power banks at the race village?

 

Yes Amped has a charge station in race village

 

Any tips/tricks welcome.

 

Have fun , keep your sense of humour high you will need it on the single track

 

Thank you.

 

What about showers?

 

Is it a hosepipe on a branch or is it decent like the ones at Sani2c?

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Weather is looking good (better) for the Shiraz this weekend. Been reading up on the other forums about the Chardonnay event, most feel a bit disappointed about the water points and the elitist vibe associated with the event compared to the midweek #seriousgees vibes for first timers to the event.

 

We are first timers who got a complimentary entry for the Shiraz (pro race event), I don't want that to dampen our experience of the event, so going to approach this with an open mind and if it's really that terrible, I will report back. Trails look good though.

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Weather is looking good (better) for the Shiraz this weekend. Been reading up on the other forums about the Chardonnay event, most feel a bit disappointed about the water points and the elitist vibe associated with the event compared to the midweek #seriousgees vibes for first timers to the event.

 

We are first timers who got a complimentary entry for the Shiraz (pro race event), I don't want that to dampen our experience of the event, so going to approach this with an open mind and if it's really that terrible, I will report back. Trails look good though.

 

 

That is the spirit!

 

I am sure i am going to bump into you in the beer tent!

 

These events are what one make of it! And its going to be lekker!!!!!!!

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Okes the real question here is what is being done about the rugby? I asked on Facebook page and they don’t seem to care about the final. If we start at 7:30 we will never make 11 kick off?

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Okes the real question here is what is being done about the rugby? I asked on Facebook page and they don’t seem to care about the final. If we start at 7:30 we will never make 11 kick off?

 

They might decide to start the race a bit earlier. They did that to avoid the rain on Sunday. Starting after the rugby isn't going to be safe  ;)

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We actually joked this past weekend about that Afrikaans song\saying, "Wie trou dan op 'n final?". "Wie ry W2W op 'n final?"

 

The wife will be sending score updates. I'll just check them at the WPs.

 

Or maybe I can ride along with guys getting updates straight on their Garmin\Wahoo\Polar etc.

 

Go Bokke!

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