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Jun 1, 2019 @ 8:00 am - Jun 2, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
The Mankele Avalanche is two days of lekker riding with a bunch of seriously cool guys/girls who totally understand what mountain biking is all about.
Down, down & some more downs! Three stages with two runs on each of about 7kms of awesome single track, bush tunnels, berms & kickass boardwalks.
This is how it works, and man it works well:
Riders get shuttled to the start in trucks. There are 3 stages and riders do two runs on each stage, with the fastest run counting.
Riders pull away 30 seconds apart (fastest riders go first). Your fastest run of each stage, gets added together and the dude with the fastest total: is the hero!!
Saturday you will klap two stages & one stage on Sunday. This is a chilled weekend, the racing is hot between each other, but it is a very stress free weekend with everyone trying to achieve the same thing.
A fast time while still look super cool. A cool pic is sometimes better, than the overall win!
What machine do I need?
From hard tails, to full on downhill bikes have been used. Dirk L came 3rd on his DH last year (he nearly had a heart attack, but the legs worked) and two years ago a hard tail was on the podium.
Perfect bike is a 120-130mm trail bike, but I seem to love my 29er 100mm dual Scott. Maybe a couple of 650b dudes, will show us 29ers what’s what???
What machine must I be?
No doubt about it, you must know the difference between you front & rear brake! It is a lot of single track, but nothing worse than what is in the Isuzu 3 Towers Stage Race.
What makes these trails awesome is the speed you hit them with, will determine the risk factor.
The big drops have got chicken runs around them, so come klap it as fast as what you can.
You will leave here being more of a machine. Even Steve Hoffmeyer would leave here, with some street credit!
Your entry includes: tented accommodation, race entry, shuttle & Saturday night supper.