Dirty Long Weekend 2011 Navigational Rallye. Skåne (southern) Sweden.

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  1. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5ool

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    21, 22, 23rd October 2011.

    Dirty Long Weekend (since 2005) is an annual 2,5 day navigational rally held in the southern Swedish province's of SKÅNE/BLEKINGE. 730 km's of gravel roads, forest trails all navigated via roadbook (including 130 km of offroad specialtests - motocross/grasstrack/enduro), even night navigation stages! This year we were 30 riders... and we had a blast! :deal

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    Riders make it to the bivouac on the friday night...

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    A number of Swedish riders used DLW 2011 to fine tune their preparation (both bike, physique and mind) for TUAREG 2012... there were 10 TUAREG 2012 participants on the DLW this year.

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    There were a combination of different special tests... grasstrack tests like this one...

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    Stony enduro trails...

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    Some sandy/whooped mx track...

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    Cold early morning starts...

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    and late nights...

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    Lot's of different machines...

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    We sleep in 4 x 12 man swedish army issue military tents (with a wood burning furnace in the center). It was minus five at night. :D

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    Though some slept on the ground when they could...:lol3

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    Helmet lights are needed for the night navigation stages.

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    Everyone carries their own tools, repairs made trackside if needed.

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    Husabergs seem popular in this part of the world for some reason...? :wink:

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    Some can't contain their excitement... :lol3

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    Some do a better job of it... :rofl

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    Time checks were every 60 - 70 km's or so...


    And special tests where the field usually congregated...

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    Refuels were taken at normal service stations...

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    And service logistics from the Spinter van an enclosed trailer carried everyone's gear, the camping equipment and food...

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    I kept track of things on paper...

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    And all the riders kept themselves in line... :wink:

    Bright and early sunday morning we took a group shot... :deal
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    Rode some more tests...

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    Ended up in a gravel quarry...

    And this bloke ended up winning; :deal
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    Åmme took home the DLW 2011 honorary title with a saddle time of 10 hours 28 minutes and 44 seconds for the 7 special tests conducted over the 2,5 day format...

    With a margin of 2 minutes 41 seconds over Matti second place (on left) and another 59 seconds back to Hasse J third (on the right) :deal
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    These guys will be in Marocco next march, with a dozen other swede's looking to leave their mark on the deserts arount Merzouga again.
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  2. Wolfgang55

    Wolfgang55 Long timer

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  3. pinta

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    is this event open to everyone to ride next year as it look great would be very interested to have a go
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  4. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5ool

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    No footage of friday nights navigation stages...
    ... but here are a few "ten second shots" from 2009, that give you an idea;:deal
    Dirty Long Weekend 2009 roadbook rallye

    Hasse and Jonas riding on gravel!
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    David and Claes riding in the woods.
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    Rasing tents in the middle of the night in the woods.

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    Roadbook rallye with navigation at night.

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    Night navigation at roadbook rallye in autumn.



    Saturday morning: :deal

    SP 2: "Dalshult Enduroprov" -- mastervarv (ca. 4,2 km)
    Enduro test - sighting lap

    SP 2: "Dalshult Enduroprov"- 2 varv på snitt tid = 12 km
    Enduro test - 2 laps... best/closest "average time" = winner

    DLW 2011 Etapp 2B: Dalshult -- Hässleholm (Shell tank) 38 km (45 min).
    roadbook transport stage.


    Saturday afternoon: :deal

    test dlw 2011
    motocross test - sand quarry


    Sunday morning: :deal

    SP5: Högsma Navigerings "loop" (1 varv) 37 km.
    Navigation test (37 km loop) roadbbok

    Etapp 5A Högsma -- Hässleholm (SHELL) 65 km + Mastervarv Keva.
    roadbook transport stage + sighting lap grasstrack special test.


    Sunday afternoon: :deal

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taDJfbXpG0s&feature=player_embedded
    "handicap" start - Grasstrack specialtest

    DLW 2011 SP6: KEVA gräsprov - 3 varv x 4,2 km "Jaktstart".
    Grasstrack test = 3 laps x 4.2 km "handicap start".

    DLW 2011 Etapp 7: KEVA Motor - Tyringe (tank 7km) -- Skåne Fagerhult 62 km
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XQjAhz4bFo&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL

    DLW 2011 SP 7 ENDURO final - Skåne Fagerhults Grand National
    sighting lap (first bit) of final enduro test = 30 min x 2,0 km rocky course.


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    Thanks to Jonas "Hellracer" for the great GoPro footage... :clap
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  5. hellracer

    hellracer n00b

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    Nice to see my films here, Enjoy! Thanks for the oportunity to join the fun!
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  6. biggles0449

    biggles0449 Been here awhile

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    Hi Troy,

    I just got made aware of this one.. any chance you could throw me an email contact / approx price and dates for next year?

    Just seeing where it fits into the calendar right now!

    Cheers fella
    Ben
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  7. Rimlocker

    Rimlocker Adventurer

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    Watched a few of the video's this looks like a really great event.
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  8. patrick2wd

    patrick2wd pop-pop-pop-pop-etc.

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    Hi guys looks interesting!

    I am (trying) to organise something similar with a bunch of guys from Holland/ Netherlands..
    who could mail me more info for the 2012 event,

    when and how are you organising this?
    starting from?
    how long?
    what are the perimeters?

    maybe we could combine something?
    how many bike were there last year?
    is there a maximum?

    etc etc etc..

    please PM me!
    thanks,
    Patrick

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    (for now only in Dutch)
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  9. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5ool

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    VÅRRUNDAN 2012 - "Spring Thaw Rally": Saturday 31st March, Olofström (south) SWEDEN


    Vårrundan “Spring Thaw Ride” :D<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
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    Saturday 31st March. The "Back in Blekinge" Tour
    Halens Camping / Conference and Restaurant in Olofström.


    Each year since 2005 Swedish.Moto-Safaris host the traditional Swedish road book rally premiere;
    VÅRRUNDAN 2012 will be held in Olofström, (Blekinge region) on Saturday 31st March 2012 ...
    (the first weekend after we turn our clocks over the summer, and one weekend before Easter). <o:p></o:p>
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    Olofström is approximately two hours driving time from the southern Swedish port cities of either
    Trelleborg or Helsingborg, and 1 hour 45 minutes from Malmö/the Öresund bridge (if driving via Denmark).

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    For more information about the "Spring Thaw Rally", go to the VÅRRUNDAN 2012 thread in the VENDORS forum; :deal

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=759328

    There you will find info. on the event schedule, accomodation, booking and entry procedures/links etc.

    regards

    TSC. :thumb

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