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Re: Think Bike Marshaling
« Reply #20 on: July 18, 2016, 01:04:50 PM »
Well after several false starts and cancellations.......I'm finally getting up at 4.30 to start my marshaling course this Saturday. It would help the butterflies to know that Scorp is going to be there? Fancy another early start Scorp?  :help:
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Re: Think Bike Marshaling
« Reply #21 on: July 18, 2016, 03:02:10 PM »
Well after several false starts and cancellations.......I'm finally getting up at 4.30 to start my marshaling course this Saturday. It would help the butterflies to know that Scorp is going to be there? Fancy another early start Scorp?  :help:
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Re: Think Bike Marshaling
« Reply #22 on: July 18, 2016, 05:57:38 PM »
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Re: Think Bike Marshaling
« Reply #23 on: July 19, 2016, 08:23:29 AM »
Sorry. I'm going to be up at 03:00 on Sunday for the 702 Walk the Talk. I need to be there by 04:30 already.  Cannot miss the family the whole weekend.  Marshals are different these days.....you should enjoy it 👍

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Re: Think Bike Marshaling
« Reply #24 on: July 21, 2016, 10:11:54 AM »
Hi Scorp, you will be missed! Please explain 'Marshalls are different these days'?? Or would you have to kill me........I hear it's a very exclusive club??
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Re: Think Bike Marshaling
« Reply #25 on: July 21, 2016, 01:33:29 PM »
Bit more tolerant.... they even took Vigilant back.....and some of the old peeps are coming also back.   Less militant and more professional I'd say

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Re: Think Bike Marshaling
« Reply #26 on: July 22, 2016, 10:29:58 PM »
Well after several false starts and cancellations.......I'm finally getting up at 4.30 to start my marshaling course this Saturday. It would help the butterflies to know that Scorp is going to be there? Fancy another early start Scorp?  :help:
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Re: Think Bike Marshaling
« Reply #27 on: July 23, 2016, 07:54:35 AM »
Awesome.  How did it go?

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Re: Think Bike Marshaling
« Reply #28 on: July 28, 2016, 11:28:52 AM »
The novices turned up at 6 - or rather about 6 degrees of cold! And waited for the Marshalls to arrive sometime after 7am! I believe it was part of the testing....to see if we really wanted to! Frozen toes and several cups of coffee later in the parking lot, left us with 5 novices and 4 marshalls. Jadd spoke to us in length followed by a jaunt to see the Real Marshalls hard at work at the Lanseria junction - without working traffic lights but sporting plenty of crazy drivers!
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Re: Think Bike Marshaling
« Reply #29 on: July 28, 2016, 12:27:11 PM »
The novices turned up at 6 - or rather about 6 degrees of cold! And waited for the Marshalls to arrive sometime after 7am! I believe it was part of the testing....to see if we really wanted to! Frozen toes and several cups of coffee later in the parking lot, left us with 5 novices and 4 marshalls. Jadd spoke to us in length followed by a joint to see the Real Marshalls hard at work at the Lanseria junction - without working traffic lights but sporting plenty of crazy drivers!

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Re: Think Bike Marshaling
« Reply #30 on: July 28, 2016, 02:49:43 PM »
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Re: Think Bike Marshaling
« Reply #31 on: July 29, 2016, 08:13:55 AM »
Ouch, on the forum threads they usually indicate the meeting times.  Well, I left Sasolburg on Sunday morning at the early hour of 03:00.......arrived at the mweting point at 04:15 and discovered that a unknown benefactor had paid for 24 cuppacinos and muffins.  Had our briefing and was on my spot (freezing after the wind picked up) by 07:00.  Normal day after that, except on the way back had a 40 km wind from the rear which made for a lovely ride back.  :thumbright:

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Marshalls at various events and awareness campaigns.











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Re: Think Bike Marshaling
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Boy! You guys get around!! Obviously marshaling is the thing to do if you really love riding your bike!
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Re: Think Bike Marshaling
« Reply #35 on: April 05, 2017, 10:27:27 AM »
Let us face it, marshaling is truly an extremely noble way to spend your Saturday and/or Sunday helping others make their journey safer in the competitions they ride in. Hats off to all of you.
Since reading this thread though, I have done a bit of surfing to the "Think Bike" website and elsewhere, looked at the photos, but honestly, I would feel so intimidated in-and-amongst ALL the big bikes with my Chinese sewing machine conversion, a Gomoto Yesterday. I L O V E my little scooter, it is GREAT for in and out of town, to the shops, here, there and everywhere, but becoming a Marshal would be like me applying to join the Hells Angels for Senior Membership.
Kudos to all you Marshals for braving the early mornings, the cold, the wind but more so for your pursuit for the safety of others.  :applause:



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Re: Think Bike Marshaling
« Reply #36 on: April 05, 2017, 11:09:05 AM »
Dude. I marshalled up to a week ago on my Honda CBX 250 Twister.  At Clarens one guy was on  CBR150.  We have had marshals on 125 scooters. 
Some events the smaller bikes are more suitable than the big bikes.

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Re: Think Bike Marshaling
« Reply #37 on: April 06, 2017, 05:50:11 PM »
You are quite right Scorpius, after all, I would be doing with my little 150cc exactly the same as they are with their big bikes, which is helping others have a safe ride. HOW we do this is not important, the FACT that we do it IS important.
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« Reply #38 on: April 29, 2017, 05:16:25 PM »
Let us face it, marshaling is truly an extremely noble way to spend your Saturday and/or Sunday helping others make their journey safer in the competitions they ride in. Hats off to all of you.
Since reading this thread though, I have done a bit of surfing to the "Think Bike" website and elsewhere, looked at the photos, but honestly, I would feel so intimidated in-and-amongst ALL the big bikes with my Chinese sewing machine conversion, a Gomoto Yesterday. I L O V E my little scooter, it is GREAT for in and out of town, to the shops, here, there and everywhere, but becoming a Marshal would be like me applying to join the Hells Angels for Senior Membership.
Kudos to all you Marshals for braving the early mornings, the cold, the wind but more so for your pursuit for the safety of others.  :applause:
Piston, my training was on my Java 170cc. Yeap,the non existent MotoMia. These days I mostly ride the 600cc. I was at Clarens with Scorpious, and yeap, the chap on the 150cc weight more than the bike itself, and it took him around the passes without a glitch. He Marshalls on it, day in and out.

For most events (cycling events), you going at the pace of the cyclists. On a 100cc, you'd have to let the cyclist pass on the downhills (even on the 600cc it's important to keep eye on the mirror or else a Lycra clad someone will smack the leather pants  :pk: One really needs bigger bike for motorbike events - after closing down an intersection leapfrogging bikers doing 80km/h on the highway needs some legs. As a Marshall you can choose events that suit your riding capabilities.

Thanks to your post and concern, I'm gonna do as many duties on my scooter. On my Chinese scooter!!!

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« Reply #39 on: May 29, 2017, 09:16:11 AM »
There were a couple of scoots along for the ride from Worldwear to Kyalami yesterday. The owners tell me they started at the front and stayed there!  :applause:



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