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Old 08-14-2012, 04:37 AM   #1
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Dirty Long Weekend Navigational Rally - 28/29/30th September 2012. Southern Sweden

This is just a quick note, too see if there is any interest from outside of Sweden for this nav rally/boot camp/fun event...
a bit short notice, but due to a few drop outs and a bit less than the usual subscriptions this year, we are offering a few
last minute places on this (usually invitation only) annual navigation bash;



8th annual “Dirty Long Weekend” navigational rally

Southern Sweden (Skåne/Blekinge) the 28th/29th/30th September 2012.


DIRTY WEEKEND LONG ... a tradition since 2005, for diehard road book junkies to gather and do a heap of navigational riding together.
The weekend includes everything from night navigation routes, longer 100 to 150 km navigation stages on combination of gravel and forest roads,
with up to five or six enduro and motocross special tests thrown in, held over a three day (two night) camp out format. The forest bivouac at night
includes accomodation in one of three 12 person tents (with wood stove), catering and gear transport, with lot's of laughter, food / beverage
and socializing around the camp fire.

A link to a thread from last years event; http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...y+Long+Weekend





DLW 2012 total mileage is between 700 and 750 km, all navigated by roadbook (except MX and enduro tests), so your registered/insured and licensed bike
needs to be equipped with a roadbook and tripmeter, as well as lights that allow you to navigate the night stages (it will be pitch dark).



The event is limited to 30 participants. At present we have 15 signed on (plus the four members of the organising team) so ideally we need a (minimum)
of six more riders, and up to 15 places that are available.

Riders will be teamed up in groups of three and participate in both team and individual challenges throughout the weekend.

Cost for this whole spectacle is 180 EURO... Swedish.Moto-Safari.se provide for the transport of your gear over the weekend,
all tent and bivouac logistics/catering and a Sweep rider/service vehicle service.

In order to get things organised we need to know by no later than friday the 24th of august WHO/HOW MANY are coming to ride,
and get all in place (as far as payments etc.) before the end of August.

So if you are genuinely interested in being a part of this adventure (most of the Swedish participants in the TUAREG Rallye have used this event
previously as an end of season warm up/bike test for their rally preparations)
then PM me (I can send you more information/details) or post a question up on the DLW 2012 thread in VENDORS forum.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=817339

regards

Troy.

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Hi Troy, still interested in this but not sure if I am going to have a bike ready in time at the mo
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Old 08-23-2012, 12:31 PM   #4
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Hi Troy, still interested in this but not sure if I am going to have a bike ready in time at the mo
Yeah...!? And we could have bacon and egg sandwiches... if we just had some bacon... ... and some eggs?

Oh... and we'd have to buy some bread, of course...?


What I mean is... it'd be optimal - and one of the prerequisites is - that you have a bike ready for this event.
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DLW 2012... start list.

Well one week before the close of applications for this annual offroad navigational event and we have 22 starters (of the 30 places available).
So if you are intersted in being part of the "Dirty Long Weekend" there is still time to sign on!



Here's how the list looks;

1. Haze63 Husky 450TE
2. Thomas i Järvsö KTM 690 E
3. Motoro Mattias KLX 450R
4. JockeB BMW G 450X Rallye
5. marcuss KTM 450 EXC
6. SANDH XR 650R
7. MixMaster (Motoro Micke) KLX 450R
8. Hasse J Husaberg 570 Rallye
9. Selle KTM 500 SixDays
10.@nders KTM 530 EXC
11. Borsiin JR Husqvarna 610TE
12. Nora-Mikael HONDA CRF 450X
13. Ktm Peter KTM 530 EXC
14. Magnus7808 KTM 450 EXC
15: Team GBG Magnus KTM 950 SE
16. Team GBG Hans KTM 450 EXC
17. Team GBG Lars KTM 525 EXC
19. Team KEVA
20. Team KEVA
21. Team KEVA
22. Enochsson HONDA CRF 250X



Organisation:

Safari Troy
TWA Airlines ZERO bike KTM 950 SE / 300 EXC
Mekano-son SWEEP KTM 690 R

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With the route/schedule I have planned there should be plenty of this sort of action to check out afterwards Nev...



















































All taken from previous DLW's on parts of the course planned for this year...
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That look's nice what you have done Troy.

Sorry cant come this year must collect some dimes for this hobby....:
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Question DLW 2012: Navigation Rally recce - by MTB...

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That look's nice what you have done Troy.

Sorry cant come this year must collect some dimes for this hobby....:
Thats a shame Sakke, here is some places I checked out for the upcoming edition...

DLW 2012 - final recce:

I had a bit of recce work to do for the upcoming "Dirty Long Weekend Navigation rally" at the end of September...
So feeling positive about the weather forcast/riding conditions for the weekend, I packed up the MTB/Hybrid late last friday afternoon,
and headed off from Trelleborg to the nearest rail station (Svedala 25 km away) and took the train up to the north/east of Skåne...
the city of Kristianstad.



On dusk I made camp just 15 km north of Kristianstad, near Bäckeskog castle...



Breakfast in the morning sunshine, I had a view across the castle ground and the lake...



Then an early morning 35 km road ride up past Ivö lake to the village of Vånga...




Just outside Vånga at the local gravel/sand quarry/enduro track, I met up with some of the local enduro club guys,
and helped them out with some timed training (in preparation for a big Swedish national enduro event -
"Ränneslättsloppet" - coming up this weekend).



The 12 riders flogged around the pines and sand for two and half hours... worked up a sweat...



It was pretty casual...



Then I pedalled off northwards into the woods to check some stuff out...



Curios thing bicycling... I've ridden/driven this road maybe 50 or 60 times the last eight years or so...
never noticed this only 50 meters off the road... a lock between lake Immeln and Fylkinge lake... "Edreström".

View from the lock;





You don't see "Mullvad" (Moles) very often... this one was suffering from a severe case of roadside lawnmower concussion...
that's the only reason I caught him on camera.

Check out this really quaint little "grill hut" in the middle of the woods..




Thumbs up... by night I had 145 km'sof route in the saddle (friday/saturday) for the day and was looking forward to making camp.



The lakeside amenities...



Morning bathing facilities...



I spent most of the morning riding about 35 km's of forest trails...
double checking what will ultimately be a "night navigation" excercise...
Fun finding your way through the woods in pitch dark!



These two photo's are actually of a little place we call the "Velodrome-cross".
A short little 250 meter banked circuit in the middle of the woods... a dirt velodrome in the forest!



My final destination (recce wise) was the Lars Dufwa roadhouse in Osby...
from Osby I took the train back to Malmö...
but I had managed to logg 205 km's of route over the saturday/sunday



From Malmö it was an easy 45 km's along the coast back to Trelleborg...
I stopped at skare boat harbour along the way to enjoy the view.
Home again by 17:00 pm with about 275 km's of training under the belt for the entire weekend.



"Dirty Long Weekend 2012" - 28e, 29e & 30th September is going to be a fun one!
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DLW 2012 - TIMETABLE

Friday 28e sept.

19:30 - 19:50: START night navigation stage (individual)
Stage 1: OSBY - Högsma:
Roadbook navigation cirka 40 km.
40 km @ 45 km/h = 55 minute optimal time.
MAX TID = 70 minute (@ 35 km/h)

SPECIAL TEST 1A: "Högsma Nav loop"
(start kl. 20:30) Night navigation "LABYRINTH roadbook 35 km x 2 laps = 70 km.
35 km @ 45 km/h = 45 minute optimal tid.

CUT OFF TIME: start 1:e varv "Nav Loop" = kl. 21:00
CUT OFF TIME: start 2:e varv "Nav Loop" = kl. 21:30

Total stage length = cirka 110 km.

Arrive to Friday night bivouac: @ 22:30 - 23:00
Saturday 29e sept.

Kl. 06:00 alarm.

kl. 06:30 - 07:00 breakfast.

Kl. 08:00 riders meeting/briefing.

kl. 08:30 START Stage 2: Gummarp Bivouac - Velodrome-Cross
15 km roadbook (1+1 team excercise)
15 km @ 50 km/h = 20 min optimal time.

kl. 09:00 - 09:30: Specia Test 2 "Velodrome Sprint Heats"
1+1 (med team mate) 2 laps

kl. 09:15: Stage 3: Velodrome-Cross to OSBY:
Roadbook individual 30 km (5 minute "tank & go" Statoil)
30 km @ 50 km/h = 40 minute optimal time. (incl. 5 min tankstopp)

ca. kl. 10:00: Stage 4: OSBY - Fridaförs - Oloffström (OVES MOTOR)
Roadbook individual 130 km's incl. ( 5 minute "tank & go") Fridaförs.
130 km @ 50 km/h = 2 hours 40 minute optimal tid. (inkl. 5 min tank)



kl. 12:45 - 13:00: Ankomst Oves MOTOR/YAMAHA Olofström
(lunch pause/tankstopp 30 minute max)

kl. 13:30: Start ETAPP 5: Olofström - Vånga/Äsperyd Grustag.
Roadbook individual 30 km
30 km @ 50 km/h = 35 minute optimal time.

ca. Kl. 14:00 - 14:10. Arrive Vånga/Åsperyd Special Test.

START Special test 3: kl. 14:30
Vånga ENDURO (45 minuter)

START Special Test 4: kl. 15:30
Vånga MX heats.

Heat 1 - 3: x 3 varv.

Heat 4 - 6: A B & C final (3 varv)

kl. 16:30: START Stage 6: Äsperyd - Lönsboda - Velodrom-cross
Roadbook indiviual 60 km ("tank & go" 5 minute - Lönsboda)
60 km @ 50 km/h = 1 hour 15 minute optimal time. (incl. 5 minute tankstop).

START Special Test 5: kl. 17:45
"Velodrome "Pursuit":

ca. kl. 17:50: ETAPP 6A: Velodrom-Cross - Osby
Roadbook individual 30 km (Statoil "tank & go" maximum. 10 minute)
30 km @ 50 km/h = 45 minute optimal time.

ca. kl. 18:30: Stage 7: OSBY - Hörlinge Farm Bivouac.
Roadbook individual 55 km
55 km @ 50 km/h = 65 minute optimal time.

Arrival saturday night bivouac - Hörlinge Farm - @ kl. 19:30 - 20:00

Total distance DAY 2 (saturday) = 350 km (approx 7,5 hours riding time) + four Special Tests.



SUNDAY 30e:

kl. 08:30 START Stage 8.

Special Test 6: "Time trial" KEVA grasstrack
1 lap = 2,5 km

kl. 08:35 Stage 8: Hörlinge Farm - Hässleholm - KEVA MOTOR.
Roadbook individual 70 km (SHELL "tank & go" 5 minute)
70 km @ 45 km/h = 1 hour 35 minute optimal time. (incl. 5 minute tank)

kl. 10:00 - 10:20 Arriva KEVA MOTOR

kl. 10:30 Special Test 7: "handicap Start" KEVA Grasstrack
3 varv = 7,5 km

kl. 11:30: START Stage 9: KEVA - *Bjärnum (22 km) - OSBY Statoil / MÅLGÅNG
Roadbook individual 95 km (*Bjärnum "tank & go" 5 minute)
95 km @ 50 km/h = 2 hours (incl. 5 min tankstop).

kl. 13:30 - 14:00: FINISH Lars Dufwa Restaurant / OSBY Statoil.

Total distancxe DAY 3 (sunday) = 160 km (@ 3,5 timmar riding time)
+ 10 km grasstrack special test.

LEG SUMMARY:

Friday: 110 km roadbook (3 hours minimum)
Saturday: 350 km roadbook (7,5 hours minimum) + 4 Special tests.
Sunday: 160 km roadbook (3,5 hours minimum) + 10 km special tests.

TOTAL = 620 km roadbook (@ 14 - 17 hours riding) + 7 special tests.




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Troy you left beed early this morning, I guess you are a little bit stressed prepering for DLW in Sweden this weekend, I must say that I'm missing that weekend but I will be back sometime, but I might need to do the Safari after Mongolia. Give the boys a weekend to remember and if you remember give them my regards.



yep all the roadbooks and special tests protocols done, pack the service bus on thursday (tomorrow) and head on up to the start around friday midday...

Shame you can't make it this year... but we will catch up at some forbidden wilderness somewhere soon!
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Dirty Long Weekend 2012... photo summary...

17 starters... 620 km's + 7 special tests through gravel, sand, mud wind and rain...

1 finisher...

Here he is...



With three Tuareg Rallye's and an Australian Safari on his resumé, as well as years of club MX competition under his belt, Micke is far from inexperienced. Co-incidentally it was his (younger) brother Åmme (Anders) who carted off the DLW perpetual HTFU trophy last year... but neithe of these guys are spring chickens any more... I guess sometimes experience combined with riding skill is more than a match for young bucks that bite of more than they can chew! So these two brothers have stamped their own brand of experience and authority on this annual event and made it their own!

Well done to Micke and all the others who participated in DLW 2012... here is a selection of some photo's from the weekend showing (a bit) of what we got up to...

PS: all photo's courtesy of my son - Deputy Drill Sargent - Camron (8 years old) who was along for the entire weekend... his fourth DLW navigation rally in a row!





























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Looks great, thanks for taking the time to show us what happens over there
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