Witfontein Funduro 2020

Saturday, 26 September 2020
Western CapeGround Zero Bike Park

Details

Final Results
https://drive.google...iew?usp=sharing

 

Trailforks Route
https://www.trailfor...n-funduro-2020/

 

Start/Finish at Ground Zero. Arrive by 8:00 for an informal registration/briefing. Registrations close at 08:15. Ride out at 8:30.

 

Free entry. Riders are only requested to pay up their Hillbillies MTB Club memberships, for the use of the trails. R200 for an annual membership through www.hillbillies.co.za website, or you can pay R50 for a day pass on the day.

 

This is not an official event, it is just a bunch of riders comparing times. Health & Safety is the sole responsibility of each rider.

 

The Full Funduro will consist of 5 stages, each between 1-2km in length. Total distance is ±32km.

 

LITE category will cover the first 3 stages, which are much less technical (all blue trails). Total distance ±23km.

 

The full route will be published on Trailforks on Friday, 18th September.

 

For those who don't know what an enduro is...downhills are timed, and the uphills are mandatory but not timed. Riders are timed in stages that are primarily downhill, with neutral "transfer" stages in between.

 

It will be Strava timed, unless we find some volunteer timing marshals.

 

The route will not be formally marked/taped. Riders are advised to practice beforehand and familiarise themselves with the trails.

 

A-lines will not be taped off. Riders should scout ahead of time, and decide which features to avoid.

 

After the ride, everyone can go home for a shower. Return at about 16:00 to compare times and have a good time.

Venue

Ground Zero Bike Park, Western Cape
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Christofison, Sep 01 2020 10:35

Well, hopefully It has better weather, although at this stage I will take anything! 

Was literally about to say the same thing.

Joshua Langenhoven, Sep 02 2020 08:13

Well, hopefully It has better weather, although at this stage I will take anything!


It’s right in the middle of my preliminaries for matric so I’ll take anything. Rain, heat or snow. I just need a break before finals. 😂

Bos, Sep 02 2020 11:08

https://community.bi...80?source=topic

 

Aperitif !

Joshua Langenhoven, Sep 02 2020 12:46

https://community.bi...80?source=topic

Aperitif !


😍😍😍

Christofison, Sep 03 2020 08:19

If only the forest still looked like this. It looks like the aftermath of a war zone at the moment. All the trees that burnt a couple years ago have since rotten, and the strong winds that rolled through several weeks ago just snapped most of the trees in half or completely uprooted them.

The trails are riding really nicely though. The Hillbillies MTB Club and trail running groups have been working really hard to open everything up.

Thermophage, Sep 03 2020 08:44

Could that video be more terrible?

 

Check the date stamp yo...Life wasn't easy back then ;)

Bos, Sep 03 2020 04:40

If only the forest still looked like this. It looks like the aftermath of a war zone at the moment. All the trees that burnt a couple years ago have since rotten, and the strong winds that rolled through several weeks ago just snapped most of the trees in half or completely uprooted them.

The trails are riding really nicely though. The Hillbillies MTB Club and trail running groups have been working really hard to open everything up.

 

I know right!

I was so heartbroken after the Knysna fires. Trails I rode since 1995 were just obliterated and left exposed crumbling to pieces. It was like losing a family member. Very very sad. But, time heals all the broken hearts. 

Christofison, Sep 07 2020 09:16

Mmmm.. I like this! 

 

How gnarly are the trails?  I might come and ride the trails blind?

 

I'm a pro, Of course :w00t:   I think I hold my own  :ph34r:

 

As long as they are not blind landings and or very difficult/tricky? when well built, features can be cleared first go with good flow and speed. But thats a difficult thing to answer.

 

I definitely wont be able to recon. 

 

Here's how NOT to do the second one...You will struggle to accidentally hit them. You see them from plenty far away to avoid em.

 

 

Here's a local kid (Sean van Niekerk) showing how the A-line is done. The B-line is on riders left for both sections.

Quarry Jumps
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Supertubes
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Bos, Sep 07 2020 01:33

Here's a local kid (Sean van Niekerk) showing how the A-line is done. The B-line is on riders left for both sections.

Quarry Jumps
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Supertubes
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The backside of that landing is not so steep. I think I could noseride/hang 10 that thing easy!

Christofison, Sep 10 2020 01:45

Another little sneak-peak. Follow the Instagram link below for the video. This will be the A-line on one of the stages, just make sure you don't hit it too fast.

 

 

Follow me on Instagram for some course preview POV's coming next week.

Bos, Sep 10 2020 04:01

Another little sneak-peak. Follow the Instagram link below for the video. This will be the A-line on one of the stages, just make sure you don't hit it too fast.

 

attachicon.gifIMG_3887.jpg

https://www.instagra...id=ouw8bohqyr65

 

Follow me on Instagram for some course preview POV's coming next week.

 

Doesn't look like there's a B line :devil: I'm so pumped  :clap: I look at my bike every afternoon I get home and I'm like, I so don't use it as intended (enough) 

 

I'm so keen for this race although I might DNF due to unfitness :blink:

lets just say I'm planning to make a day of it. 

 

Looking forward to the POV's

Christofison, Sep 11 2020 04:40

Doesn't look like there's a B line :devil: I'm so pumped  :clap: I look at my bike every afternoon I get home and I'm like, I so don't use it as intended (enough) 

 

I'm so keen for this race although I might DNF due to unfitness :blink:

lets just say I'm planning to make a day of it. 

 

Looking forward to the POV's

This A-line is a shortcut of a section of another trail. So the mainline is the B-line  :thumbup:

Joshua Langenhoven, Sep 11 2020 07:59

Another little sneak-peak. Follow the Instagram link below for the video. This will be the A-line on one of the stages, just make sure you don't hit it too fast.

IMG_3887.jpg
https://www.instagra...id=ouw8bohqyr65

Follow me on Instagram for some course preview POV's coming next week.


So there’s no landing after that root? :/ It’s going to be a hard brake check.

Thermophage, Sep 11 2020 08:27

Another little sneak-peak. Follow the Instagram link below for the video. This will be the A-line on one of the stages, just make sure you don't hit it too fast.

 

attachicon.gifIMG_3887.jpg

https://www.instagra...id=ouw8bohqyr65

 

Follow me on Instagram for some course preview POV's coming next week.

Finally, an actual A-Line with a benefit!

Ya'll need to split that bridge in two with one going even higher up :) I'll bring a saw and a spade for my old stomping grounds ;)

Bos, Sep 11 2020 10:11

So there’s no landing after that root? :/ It’s going to be a hard brake check.

 

What root? Not sure we are talking about the same thing, but I'm slightly concerned about coming onto that bridge to hot and sending it into the abyss..

 

But oh on the day it will be but a wink with no time to think and just like that its over.  :D

Joshua Langenhoven, Sep 11 2020 10:53

What root? Not sure we are talking about the same thing, but I'm slightly concerned about coming onto that bridge to hot and sending it into the abyss..

But oh on the day it will be but a wink with no time to think and just like that its over. :D


In the insta clip he lands before a root. I feel like I might over cook it and blow up my rear wheel on it. Just a thought.....

Thermophage, Sep 11 2020 11:00

Leave the root! This is not Tygerberm trails. MTB is supposed to be sketchy :D

Joshua Langenhoven, Sep 11 2020 11:07

Leave the root! This is not Tygerberm trails. MTB is supposed to be sketchy :D


I actually can’t argue with that. It’s mountain biking ffs.

Christofison, Sep 11 2020 12:49

So there’s no landing after that root? :/ It’s going to be a hard brake check.

 

 

Leave the root! This is not Tygerberm trails. MTB is supposed to be sketchy :D

 

So there used to be a huge tree stump that I cut out as close to ground level as I could, then build a drainage line just before it. The further you send it, the flatter the landing gets. Guaranteed to bottom your fork out. You're not going to clear the stump, so rather slow down nicely for the drop.

Bos, Sep 11 2020 01:59

So there used to be a huge tree stump that I cut out as close to ground level as I could, then build a drainage line just before it. The further you send it, the flatter the landing gets. Guaranteed to bottom your fork out. You're not going to clear the stump, so rather slow down nicely for the drop.

 

Vet pret! Loving it. Looks like a proper huck to flat. It would have been classic trying to slow down on that bridge once it becomes snotty, haha! good thing you got chicken mesh. 

 

I feel like riding. Anyone else? 

Christofison, Sep 14 2020 10:37

Stage 1 Course Preview: 

https://www.instagra...tv/CFHDpAhHBnT/

 

The full route will be published on Trailforks on Friday.
Don't forget to register ahead of time: https://forms.gle/zDU4dcde2WRXMpKQ7

Bos, Sep 14 2020 11:41

Stage 1 Course Preview: 

https://www.instagra...tv/CFHDpAhHBnT/

 

The full route will be published on Trailforks on Friday.
Don't forget to register ahead of time: https://forms.gle/zDU4dcde2WRXMpKQ7

 Pedal fest :clap: I can see myself blowing up on that straight flat section 2/3 through. But gets me amped for it none the less! Looks like such a hoot! I cant wait for the next one.

Jewbacca, Sep 14 2020 12:33

More hype on this thread than a WWE pre match on the mic!!

Christofison, Sep 14 2020 12:57

The first three stages are all so short, if you're going to blow it'll probably be on the transfers  :lol:

Bos, Sep 14 2020 01:17

The first three stages are all so short, if you're going to blow it'll probably be on the transfers  :lol:

 

Haha, The climb out of that gorge at the end of the 1st stage looks pretty steep :whistling: