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    Who's staying, who's leaving + who's left?

    I'm in Hamilton, and you're right, I have met and seen more saffas here than i did in SD lol, i live within a block of 2 biltong shops I think part of the issue is that i have been saving hard since i got here and have just signed on a house so it has paid off. I just need to change the mind...
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    Who's staying, who's leaving + who's left?

    there is if you know the farmers, and there is decent riding about 1,5hrs away - pretty extreme and muddy, but you will never get the freedom to just ride where you want like you can in SD (or the fact i could do that right from my doorstep, no loading and travelling). it is mostly trail rides...
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    Who's staying, who's leaving + who's left?

    Many reasons I guess. I had my own engineering consultancy and the corruption was getting to the point that I was going to have to start buying projects and I wasn’t prepared to do that ( I have children and it becomes difficult to tell them to do the right thing if you are not - or end up...
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    Who's staying, who's leaving + who's left?

    I see your point and based on the size of SA there are most likely "refugees" that have moved from rural to urban for the same reasons a by-definition refugee would leave their country. (Playing devils advocate) It is always going to be a difficult one to argue though. Farmers are an easy...
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    Who's staying, who's leaving + who's left?

    I don't want to make this into a big political issue, but until 2018 i would travel to SA at least once a month so have a fairly good idea of what it is like in RSA. I know it does not compare to Rwanda in the 90's (between 5000-10,000/day murdered during the genocide) or Moz during the 80's...
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    Who's staying, who's leaving + who's left?

    to be honest i don't know any saffas here - I am not south african and from what i have seen the south africans here are trying to create their own little colonies. I was told that loads of saffas left SA to go to NZ and as a result the average IQ went up in both countries ... i am starting to...
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    Romaniacs 2020

    it is in the rules, not an on-the-day decision and is probably to cover off a host of reasons, and looking at some of those sections i think 3.5/4 qualifies (in SA doesn't 1.5/4 qualify you as a matriculant :LOL:)
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    Romaniacs 2020

    yep , I assume that AB3 means she did not finish day 3 and you are allowed a throw-away day to still class as a finisher
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    Buying a Ktm advice needed on which suspension to go for?

    another question: how many of the top 3 were on WP xplor suspension? I think the guy that doesn't rely on trials skills came 4th on kyb's
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    Mpumalanga - Nelspruit and Surrounds

    or talk to Mark and Ivan at reaction racing (not sure if it is still called that though) Think it is Pro-tek now, corner of friederheim and suikeruit
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    Romaniacs 2020

    I see Taddy got a penalty for something, guess he thought he was at erzberg and could take cheat without repercussions
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    Buying a Ktm advice needed on which suspension to go for?

    moving from kyb suspension you are not going to like the suspension on any other bike, but they can all be made to work for your riding if you put the effort and money into it. PDS is great for sliding over rocks, although the new linkage bash plates also reduce the hookup, but still can get...
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    Romaniacs 2020

    I guess the costs have already been incurred with months of track scouting etc so may just be trying to reduce the loss. They will probably do quite well from social media though, everyone is suffering withdrawals
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    Who's staying, who's leaving + who's left?

    there are a lot of Kiwis that have returned from overseas, and the tourism industry is almost non existent (apparently - not seen any reduction in prices though!). They are letting in farm workers though because kiwis are too lazy to do that kind of work it seems but those type of jobs do not...
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    Your TPI current hours?

    with ktm moving more and more towards hard enduro (read smooth power delivery) you are probably only going to get that snap if you move to a yz (and you can now add an e-start)
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