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Title: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: BiG DoM on October 21, 2017, 06:05:28 am
Less than 3 weeks to go! Who is riding? What are your racing numbers? Who may be going to spectate and support?

I will kick start - my son Josh Thorburn riding Gold - race number 25

I know there are a few more - edgyís son Tristan and Great Danes son Taylor doing Bronze. There is Tman and I am sure a few others?

Letís get some support going for this awesome extreme hard enduro that is celebrating its 50th year!
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: BiG DoM on October 21, 2017, 04:53:15 pm
http://roofofafrica.info/2017/10/18/josh-thorborn

https://www.facebook.com/joshie.thorburn
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: Vintage_Mania on October 21, 2017, 05:15:03 pm
Yip, spectator class and based at Molengoane Lodge.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: Sheepman on October 21, 2017, 07:33:10 pm
For the tough guys - lets trust that the organizers get it right this year  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: BiG DoM on October 21, 2017, 07:41:06 pm
For the tough guys - lets trust that the organizers get it right this year  :thumleft:

Indeed - remains a concern.
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: Sheepman on October 21, 2017, 07:55:23 pm
All of the best for Joshua, hell do well in gold  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: BiG DoM on October 21, 2017, 08:33:53 pm
All of the best for Joshua, hell do well in gold  :thumleft:

Thanks  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: BIGMAC on October 24, 2017, 10:11:49 am
We are a group of 10 coming from PMB to spectate going up Quachas Nek, Semongkong and staying at Ramabantha. Leaving on the Wednesday See you Guys there.
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: IanTheTooth on October 24, 2017, 10:25:59 am
Here's some guys who I know have entered
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: bud500 on October 24, 2017, 11:33:50 am
Yip, spectator class and based at Molengoane Lodge.  :thumleft:

As are we, 4 guys.
Coming down from PTA, also going in Ramaselitso side, through to Semonkong and on to Molengoane Lodge.
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: Dustman on October 24, 2017, 12:35:15 pm
Is there a list or map with spectator points somewhere?
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: armpump on October 24, 2017, 01:52:38 pm
Is there a list or map with spectator points somewhere?

Don't hold your breath.

Probably only get something a few days before event.
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: edgy on October 24, 2017, 01:55:24 pm
About my 13th consecutive Roof in a row, ridden 7 and finished 5 and now time for Little Edgy to make his debut in Bronze :thumleft:
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: Sheepman on October 25, 2017, 07:57:53 am
About my 13th consecutive Roof in a row, ridden 7 and finished 5 and now time for Little Edgy to make his debut in Bronze :thumleft:

Good luck for your son :thumleft:
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: Half - Bac on October 25, 2017, 10:23:54 am
This being my 28th Roof of Africa - either racing, crewing or managing teams, this time I go down with only one objective - to provide my 17 year old son with the opportunity to finish Bronze. Keep an eye out for Adam Bac, Roof rider # 221, on a Yamaha YZ 125 X (for the Roof we will be running a 144cc big bore kit). A finish is our goal!!
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: Vintage_Mania on October 25, 2017, 11:12:43 am
This being my 28th Roof of Africa - either racing, crewing or managing teams, this time I go down with only one objective - to provide my 17 year old son with the opportunity to finish Bronze. Keep an eye out for Adam Bac, Roof rider # 221, on a Yamaha YZ 125 X (for the Roof we will be running a 144cc big bore kit). A finish is our goal!!

I'll keep my eyes open for the young man! Good luck, Adrian.
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: Sheepman on October 25, 2017, 08:39:10 pm
This being my 28th Roof of Africa - either racing, crewing or managing teams, this time I go down with only one objective - to provide my 17 year old son with the opportunity to finish Bronze. Keep an eye out for Adam Bac, Roof rider # 221, on a Yamaha YZ 125 X (for the Roof we will be running a 144cc big bore kit). A finish is our goal!!
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Will follow his progress - like father like son  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: BiG DoM on October 26, 2017, 07:32:50 am
Yes good luck to the youngster - been there done that three years ago with my son ... now 19 and looking for a Gold finish  :ricky: :ricky: :ricky:
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: BiG DoM on October 26, 2017, 07:51:19 am
Yes good luck to the youngster - been there done that three years ago with my son ... now 19 and looking for a Gold finish  :ricky: :ricky: :ricky:
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: ETS on November 01, 2017, 03:28:27 pm
Shocking to see so few entries!!!!! :eek7: :eek7: :eek7: :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: RobC on November 01, 2017, 03:34:34 pm
Shocking to see so few entries!!!!! :eek7: :eek7: :eek7: :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(
Economic reasons perhaps?
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: BiG DoM on November 01, 2017, 05:17:50 pm
Shocking to see so few entries!!!!! :eek7: :eek7: :eek7: :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

Yes I think it speaks directly to the debacle last year and has been coming for awhile. Yes the economic situation is a big factor as well but all the more reason for ROA to make sure they are giving a quality value for money event (some like Impi events are getting this right). The moving of the date that eliminates most school, college and varsity goers due to exams is definitely also a factor.

Only about 60 Gold riders and same for Silver - this including international riders. Two years ago when Josh did Silver there were 170 riders in that class! They have filled the Bronze numbers with all comers who did not qualify and have kept entries open to the last minute.

They do though seem to be getting things together a bit better than 2016 and things seem to be coming together. See the official site and the lates video by Darrel Curtis on the routes. http://roofofafrica.info/
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: Kamanya on November 01, 2017, 05:40:46 pm
Justbendit and his Brother Aidan are going to be there.

Justin is swinging spanners, not sure what class Aidan is riding in.
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: LoopSoosStroop on November 03, 2017, 08:21:47 am
BiG DoM, do you mind if I ask some questions about your boy's Gold attempt? The nitty-gritty of these things really interest me.

- His build (weight height etc). He's about 19 right?
- His training (hours of riding, other cardio or other exercise per week).
- His nutrition (before and during the race).
- His bike (why that one) and bike prep.

Sorry, don't want to make you type a book.

All the best to him, post some pics and updates here during and after please!

Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: IanTheTooth on November 03, 2017, 08:27:06 am
- and if he waxes his legs. I'm still struggling with that one.
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: Sithe on November 03, 2017, 08:46:27 am
Shocking to see so few entries!!!!! :eek7: :eek7: :eek7: :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(
Economic reasons perhaps?

Apparently the dates for this year did not suit a lot of riders, especially the youngsters who are right in the middle of exams

Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: IanTheTooth on November 03, 2017, 08:50:58 am
Sithe, how are you getting on? Last time I bumped into you was when we intersected with Darryl's Man & Machine and you had had a big off. Riding fit again?
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: Sithe on November 03, 2017, 09:06:41 am
Sithe, how are you getting on? Last time I bumped into you was when we intersected with Darryl's Man & Machine and you had had a big off. Riding fit again?

Yes, I remember you guys coming through. They messed me up at that race, someone cut trees and left stumps. I caught one and went over the handle bars, dislocated the elbow. Very very painful mishap.

I was back riding a week later, stupid  >:D

The elbow is fine now, I am riding fine and even playing golf again. Still gets a bit stiff now and again if I overdo some activities, but otherwise strong.

Are you coming to the Roof this year ?
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: IanTheTooth on November 03, 2017, 10:12:00 am
Yes, I'm coming up on plastics. Myself and Iain Mcdonald want to find a way through from Mt Moorosi to Semonkong after coming up Ongeluks Nek. After that we will drink and party with the best of them.Ian 
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: BiG DoM on November 03, 2017, 09:38:45 pm
BiG DoM, do you mind if I ask some questions about your boy's Gold attempt? The nitty-gritty of these things really interest me.

- His build (weight height etc). He's about 19 right?
- His training (hours of riding, other cardio or other exercise per week).
- His nutrition (before and during the race).
- His bike (why that one) and bike prep.

Sorry, don't want to make you type a book.

All the best to him, post some pics and updates here during and after please!

Josh is 19 and about 1.8m and 83kg. He is lean and buff (no compromise on fitness)

Training - Gym 6 days a week. Has sponsorship from Base Fit who supply custom weekly personal enduro fitness program that he self manages (we live in EC so not near one of their gyms). Presently about 4 hours exercise a day excluding riding - mostly mountain bike cycling and gym. Riding bike varies from an hour a day to full 6-8 hour days depending. Has a trials bike for tech shakedowns - great for honing skills and balance.

Nutrition before racing on day - smoothie protein shake (Phyto Pro and `Futurelife with fruit and milk), boiled eggs and baby potatoes or potato salad with boiled egg, dry wors, toasted egg mayo sometimes. During race - energy bars, race food and peanuts and raisins. At DSPs - protein shake and pasta salad with chopped chicken or potato salad with same. After race - recovery shake (protein intake within half hour of finish) and ensure rehydrate with electrolytes. Before racing from waking - hydrating with Nuun lemon and lime supplemented with Nuun Plus, same during race (carries two 2.5-3 litre bladders - one water, one hydtrate). SlowMag for 4-5 days before race and during to prevent cramping.

Bike is 2017 KTM 250 XCW 6-Days. Power to weight ratio perfect for his weight and is a brilliant proven bike. Has Lectron carb and V-Force 4 reeds. Hilton Hayward tuned and setup suspension. Evans waterless coolant and radiator fan. Full Hyde sponsored protection and Castrol sponsored lubrication. Mitas tyres, Golden Tyre and Nitro mousses. Bandit Signs sponsored sticker kit. Prep includes fresh top-end and clutch. I will swing the spanners at Roof as before with my eldest son Jethro as wingman, waterboy and masseuse (tough being a privateer!). Once again thanks to the Wild Dogs who have supported Josh's fundraiser and in kind support.

The mountains are calling  :ricky:

Ask away if you have more questions  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: peteb on November 04, 2017, 01:01:02 pm
BiG DoM, do you mind if I ask some questions about your boy's Gold attempt? The nitty-gritty of these things really interest me.

- His build (weight height etc). He's about 19 right?
- His training (hours of riding, other cardio or other exercise per week).
- His nutrition (before and during the race).
- His bike (why that one) and bike prep.

Sorry, don't want to make you type a book.

All the best to him, post some pics and updates here during and after please!

Josh is 19 and about 1.8m and 83kg. He is lean and buff (no compromise on fitness)

Training - Gym 6 days a week. Has sponsorship from Base Fit who supply custom weekly personal enduro fitness program that he self manages (we live in EC so not near one of their gyms). Presently about 4 hours exercise a day excluding riding - mostly mountain bike cycling and gym. Riding bike varies from an hour a day to full 6-8 hour days depending. Has a trials bike for tech shakedowns - great for honing skills and balance.

Nutrition before racing on day - smoothie protein shake (Phyto Pro and `Futurelife with fruit and milk), boiled eggs and baby potatoes or potato salad with boiled egg, dry wors, toasted egg mayo sometimes. During race - energy bars, race food and peanuts and raisins. At DSPs - protein shake and pasta salad with chopped chicken or potato salad with same. After race - recovery shake (protein intake within half hour of finish) and ensure rehydrate with electrolytes. Before racing from waking - hydrating with Nuun lemon and lime supplemented with Nuun Plus, same during race (carries two 2.5-3 litre bladders - one water, one hydtrate). SlowMag for 4-5 days before race and during to prevent cramping.

Bike is 2017 KTM 250 XCW 6-Days. Power to weight ratio perfect for his weight and is a brilliant proven bike. Has Lectron carb and V-Force 4 reeds. Hilton Hayward tuned and setup suspension. Evans waterless coolant and radiator fan. Full Hyde sponsored protection and Castrol sponsored lubrication. Mitas tyres, Golden Tyre and Nitro mousses. Bandit Signs sponsored sticker kit. Prep includes fresh top-end and clutch. I will swing the spanners at Roof as before with my eldest son Jethro as wingman, waterboy and masseuse (tough being a privateer!). Once again thanks to the Wild Dogs who have supported Josh's fundraiser and in kind support.

The mountains are calling  :ricky:

Ask away if you have more questions  :thumleft:
BigDom what does your gazebo look like? Not normally in the DSP's but if I am might swing by to offer some support during the long nervous waiting. Good luck to the lad, even at 19 he already has an old head on his shoulders so that bodes well.
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: BiG DoM on November 04, 2017, 03:17:39 pm

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BigDom what does your gazebo look like? Not normally in the DSP's but if I am might swing by to offer some support during the long nervous waiting. Good luck to the lad, even at 19 he already has an old head on his shoulders so that bodes well.
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I will probably not to take a gazebo this year due to the way the pits and start/finish at Bushmans is organised on two levels, and assisted refuels and DSP's are being organised. Instead I have an Easi Awn on my Subaru Forester and will operate from there - this will allow quick travel, setup and turnaround at refuels. The start for Gold is at 6am anyway and then one is off to the refuels anyway. I will place a lumo orange traffic cone on the roof for easy identification by rider. I have got to the stage where 'less is more'  8) Do look out for us  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: IanTheTooth on November 04, 2017, 03:41:32 pm
Yes Pete, it would be nice to see the two Professors together - a photo opportunity! You could do a fly past for us. I think the cone on the roof of the Subaru is genius, but if I tried to put anything on the roof of my wife's Subaru there would be trouble.
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: BiG DoM on November 04, 2017, 05:18:11 pm
Yes Pete, it would be nice to see the two Professors together - a photo opportunity! You could do a fly past for us. I think the cone on the roof of the Subaru is genius, but if I tried to put anything on the roof of my wife's Subaru there would be trouble.

 :imaposer:
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: JMOL on November 04, 2017, 06:35:47 pm
Interesting what goes into it to do a race like this.

Thanks for sharing and good luck to the youngsters.   

Personally I think it is harder for the parents / seconds than for the athlete.

Anyway - enjoy it!!
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: Sithe on November 05, 2017, 06:51:50 am
Thanks for the insights there Big Dom

Two quick ones:
- with school,  how does he get time for all the training and riding every day, or is that training just now for the Roof ?
- are you guys planning to go pro or is he a hobby rider?

Thank you again
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: BiG DoM on November 05, 2017, 02:49:34 pm
Thanks for the insights there Big Dom

Two quick ones:
- with school,  how does he get time for all the training and riding every day, or is that training just now for the Roof ?
- are you guys planning to go pro or is he a hobby rider?

Thank you again

He finished school last year (with the demands of Matric it is why he did not do Roof last year) and has been doing some varsity subjects this year - was originally studying full time but was too hectic as he had some health issues as well - so changing to UNISA which allows more flexibility. He was the victim of an unprovoked road rage incident early in the year that saw him with a broken nose resulting in chronic sinusitis and persistent migraine headaches that required surgery. This almost derailed his dream be he has overcome these challenges and is now firing on all cylinders (well one 2T one and all his  ;) ). A Gold finish will be a win after what he has been through this year! Unlikely that he can ride professionally even though he would love to - you need lots of cash and sponsorship along with exceptional talent to make a living from it. I believe he will continue to compete competitively in extreme hard enduro as it is his passion but will also continue with his studies.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: Renrew on November 05, 2017, 04:00:11 pm
Whatís his number bigdom?

Spectating this year, will keep an eye out for him!

This year is going to be good, last year was an absolute abortion. That snake bite pass almost broke me :lol8:
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: BiG DoM on November 05, 2017, 04:37:48 pm
Whatís his number bigdom?

Spectating this year, will keep an eye out for him!

This year is going to be good, last year was an absolute abortion. That snake bite pass almost broke me :lol8:

Got to agree about last year - we also spectated which was a bit of a cock-up. Ended up helping at the self refuel for about 3 hours where there was barely any water for riders and one marshal!  Josh's race number is 25. http://roofofafrica.info/2017/10/18/josh-thorborn/
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: Renrew on November 05, 2017, 05:15:59 pm
Whatís his number bigdom?

Spectating this year, will keep an eye out for him!

This year is going to be good, last year was an absolute abortion. That snake bite pass almost broke me :lol8:

Got to agree about last year - we also spectated which was a bit of a cock-up. Ended up helping at the self refuel for about 3 hours where there was barely any water for riders and one marshal!  Josh's race number is 25. http://roofofafrica.info/2017/10/18/josh-thorborn/

Sweet will keep an eye out for him :thumleft:

Is he riding a TPI?
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: BiG DoM on November 05, 2017, 06:05:47 pm
Whatís his number bigdom?

Spectating this year, will keep an eye out for him!

This year is going to be good, last year was an absolute abortion. That snake bite pass almost broke me :lol8:

Got to agree about last year - we also spectated which was a bit of a cock-up. Ended up helping at the self refuel for about 3 hours where there was barely any water for riders and one marshal!  Josh's race number is 25. http://roofofafrica.info/2017/10/18/josh-thorborn/

Sweet will keep an eye out for him :thumleft:

Is he riding a TPI?

No - 2017 XCW with Lectron carb.
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: Renrew on November 05, 2017, 06:07:34 pm
Whatís his number bigdom?

Spectating this year, will keep an eye out for him!

This year is going to be good, last year was an absolute abortion. That snake bite pass almost broke me :lol8:

Got to agree about last year - we also spectated which was a bit of a cock-up. Ended up helping at the self refuel for about 3 hours where there was barely any water for riders and one marshal!  Josh's race number is 25. http://roofofafrica.info/2017/10/18/josh-thorborn/

Sweet will keep an eye out for him :thumleft:

Is he riding a TPI?

No - 2017 XCW with Lectron carb.

Good!
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: Rossdog on November 07, 2017, 10:14:51 am
Renrew, has your experience with the 2017 jetting been bad? A couple of my mates (experienced "Roof Level" riders) have them, and they are happy, subsequent to re-jetting.

For the record, I have a 2016, so my question is just out of curiosity.

Good luck to all this year's participants. 2017 was supposed to be my year for a Silver attempt, but my relocation to the WC, and the lack of riding opportunities (read - lack of training) has tossed that notion out the window. Next year I'll be 49, so my window is closing...
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: Vintage_Mania on November 07, 2017, 10:15:28 am
One week to go!  ;D
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: edgy on November 07, 2017, 11:02:12 am
`lil Edgy (Tristan) ready for his 1st Roof and new sticker kit....thx BigDom for a brilliant job :thumleft:
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: BiG DoM on November 07, 2017, 11:28:53 am
Renrew, has your experience with the 2017 jetting been bad? A couple of my mates (experienced "Roof Level" riders) have them, and they are happy, subsequent to re-jetting.

For the record, I have a 2016, so my question is just out of curiosity.

Good luck to all this year's participants. 2017 was supposed to be my year for a Silver attempt, but my relocation to the WC, and the lack of riding opportunities (read - lack of training) has tossed that notion out the window. Next year I'll be 49, so my window is closing...

The standard 2017 jetting with the Mikuni carb was terrible - both poor running and fuel economy. KTM brought out a 'fix kit' with new needle jet, needle etc. Then local dealers could not get stock of it and ended up trying to order the kit parts separately etc. We could not wait for KTM to get their shyte together (the bike was not Ready to Race!)  and got a JD Jetting kit and the replacement needle jet and got it probably 90% fixed, but still guzzled juice. I then was lucky to source an as new Lectron from Oz and the rest is history. These smart carbs are amazing - no fooking around with jetting at altitude and bike is crisp all over. We have 3 friends with the 2017 Mikunis who experienced similar problems on a 125, 150 and 300 and the dealer could not get it right. All three are now also running Lectrons. Many of the international riders also ended up using smart carbs or retro fitting Keihin carbs off the older models. With lots of patience and time and energy one can get the Mikuni's right but are very finicky with the 2017 models for some reason. KTM got into bed too quickly with Mikuni due to using their FI as I understand.  ::)
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: bud500 on November 07, 2017, 11:56:16 am
One week to go!  ;D

When are you guys leaving?
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: BiG DoM on November 07, 2017, 12:00:30 pm
One week to go!  ;D

When are you guys leaving?

Tuesday week.Tick-Tock
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: Vintage_Mania on November 07, 2017, 12:01:30 pm
One week to go!  ;D

When are you guys leaving?

Woensdag oggend. Will hit the road around 05:00 to get ahead of GP traffic.
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: bud500 on November 07, 2017, 12:07:24 pm
One week to go!  ;D

When are you guys leaving?

Woensdag oggend. Will hit the road around 05:00 to get ahead of GP traffic.

Ons ook. But we going round eastern side of LS, crossing border at Ramaselitso. Will only be at Lodge on Thursday evening.
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: BIGMAC on November 07, 2017, 03:00:06 pm
Any Idea when the routes will be out??

I heard there might be a good chance some of the riding will be in the Ramabantha area on one of the days ??

Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: BiG DoM on November 07, 2017, 05:37:36 pm
Any Idea when the routes will be out??

I heard there might be a good chance some of the riding will be in the Ramabantha area on one of the days ??

Probably Monday.
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: Vintage_Mania on November 07, 2017, 05:47:22 pm
One week to go!  ;D

When are you guys leaving?

Woensdag oggend. Will hit the road around 05:00 to get ahead of GP traffic.

Ons ook. But we going round eastern side of LS, crossing border at Ramaselitso. Will only be at Lodge on Thursday evening.

Ramarseliso?

We are hoping to  cross at Monantsa, then a lekker scenic rout to the lodge. Iíll be having a whisky and stogie before sunset.
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: Sheepman on November 07, 2017, 09:16:27 pm
Good luck again to all the riders as well as crew and happy festive supporting to the supporters  :laughing4:
@ Dominic, hope Joshua cracks Silver  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: BiG DoM on November 07, 2017, 09:29:23 pm
Good luck again to all the riders as well as crew and happy festive supporting to the supporters  :laughing4:
@ Dominic, hope Joshua cracks Silver  :thumleft:

Thanks boet (btw Josh doing Gold!) Min Dae  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: Sheepman on November 07, 2017, 09:53:12 pm
Good luck again to all the riders as well as crew and happy festive supporting to the supporters  :laughing4:
@ Dominic, hope Joshua cracks Silver  :thumleft:

Thanks boet (btw Josh doing Gold!) Min Dae  :thumleft:

O yes, sorry, he is going for the biggie ....and rightly so, he will ace it  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: bud500 on November 08, 2017, 08:46:25 am
One week to go!  ;D

When are you guys leaving?

Woensdag oggend. Will hit the road around 05:00 to get ahead of GP traffic.

Ons ook. But we going round eastern side of LS, crossing border at Ramaselitso. Will only be at Lodge on Thursday evening.

Ramarseliso?

We are hoping to  cross at Monantsa, then a lekker scenic rout to the lodge. Iíll be having a whisky and stogie before sunset.

Ramaselitso - south eastern edge of LS. Close to Qacha's Nek.
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: IanTheTooth on November 08, 2017, 11:29:22 am
and the pace hots up, here's a competitor fooling around at the back of Iain McDonald's  farmhouse:

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and here is Barry, Barry is so excited about coming to watch with us that he did this at his farm on the South Coast:

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and on a more serious note this is the end of the Rock Rabbits Gold loop in the Tsoelike valley. Difficult to work out but you are looking into a rock chimney in the cliff face. Words by Blake Gutziet:

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Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: Vintage_Mania on November 08, 2017, 11:39:52 am
One week to go!  ;D

When are you guys leaving?

Woensdag oggend. Will hit the road around 05:00 to get ahead of GP traffic.

Ons ook. But we going round eastern side of LS, crossing border at Ramaselitso. Will only be at Lodge on Thursday evening.

Ramarseliso?

We are hoping to  cross at Monantsa, then a lekker scenic rout to the lodge. Iíll be having a whisky and stogie before sunset.

Ramaselitso - south eastern edge of LS. Close to Qacha's Nek.

Ja wel no fine...  :lol8:

Die plek?
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: armpump on November 08, 2017, 12:13:32 pm
yebo
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: Lenny-man on November 08, 2017, 01:36:32 pm
Briljant sien nou eers die thread  :biggrin:

I attended my first ever Roof last year. I pit crewed for a mate who ended up 3rd in Bronze category what an awesome experience it all was. This year we are only going to be spectating. We are taking the bikes down on Thursday and will be riding around with them. I have the fastest KLR so you wont be able to miss me  ;) Once the route is posted I would appreciate some advise on routes etc and look out points from the ones who know way more than me...

Good luck to all the riders! Will definitely be shouting hard on the side lines  :ricky: I will also have extra brandy with me in case of emergencies, just stop next to me, I will fill her up  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: BiG DoM on November 11, 2017, 07:10:53 am
Official spectator maps out here:


http://roofofafrica.info/2017/11/10/official-spectator-maps-2017-motul-roof-africa/
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: armpump on November 11, 2017, 07:17:40 am
Should be good spectating on bike................. can't wait :)
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: BiG DoM on November 11, 2017, 01:05:46 pm
Should be good spectating on bike................. can't wait :)

The best  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: IanTheTooth on November 11, 2017, 06:08:18 pm
For those of you trying to collate all those pages of loops I've logged the spectator points onto one gps file. They are in date/loop/spectator point order so 17L2spec3 will be Friday 17th loop 2 spectator point 3. Ignore the Mt Moroosi/Semonkong planning.We probably will if it is raining too!

 One year we did "white man's pass' where the redcoats went over which I really enjoyed and have wondered where it was. I see it is going to be Soldier's Way pass on the Saturday loop. Also looking at my bookcase it looks like a year went missing somewhere, I remember it being cancelled once but I didn't realise they skipped a year.
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: BlueBull2007 on November 12, 2017, 02:04:41 am
:sip: :ricky:

Big Do to your boy and your team all the best!!
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: BiG DoM on November 12, 2017, 05:24:13 am
:sip: :ricky:

Big Dom to your boy and your team all the best!!


Thanks mate - final bike prep yesterday (all sweet with fresh top-end and clutch and got sweet nicely run-in mousses etc), looking great ... today the packing logistics and checking of lists begins ...  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: peteb on November 12, 2017, 08:25:38 pm
:sip: :ricky:

Big Dom to your boy and your team all the best!!


Thanks mate - final bike prep yesterday (all sweet with fresh top-end and clutch and got sweet nicely run-in mousses etc), looking great ... today the packing logistics and checking of lists begins ...  :thumleft:
Good luck to Josh Big Dom, hope it all comes together. Will try and catch up somewhere along the line.
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: IanTheTooth on November 12, 2017, 09:08:18 pm
a lot of people are going to be looking for the cone on the roof of the Subaru Pete!
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: BiG DoM on November 12, 2017, 09:51:03 pm
a lot of people are going to be looking for the cone on the roof of the Subaru Pete!

 >:D .  :thumleft:  :ricky:

Will try for a pic of bike with the lightie tomorrow  ::)
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: Vintage_Mania on November 13, 2017, 06:51:37 am
For those of you trying to collate all those pages of loops I've logged the spectator points onto one gps file. They are in date/loop/spectator point order so 17L2spec3 will be Friday 17th loop 2 spectator point 3.

Thanks, and sharing.
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: Vintage_Mania on November 13, 2017, 09:30:32 am
https://www.facebook.com/snowreportsa/photos/a.312313212229373.1073741828.312197008907660/1322698017857549/?type=3&theater
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: Welsh on November 13, 2017, 12:30:25 pm
Big Dom, snow forecast? :sip:
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: Odd Dog on November 13, 2017, 01:07:32 pm
Good luck to the Lighty and youself Big G. :thumleft:
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: BiG DoM on November 13, 2017, 01:22:45 pm
Big Dom, snow forecast? :sip:

Not phased - been watching the weather for about a month  :laughing4:  Some do forecast a small snow flurry on Thursday morning near Ramabanta  ::) and yes Thursday will be cold and then warming up Friday and Saturday. There are always thunderstorms around this time of the year. One cannot change the weather - just be prepared with an extra soft rain mousse and extra soft compound tyre for traction  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: bud500 on November 13, 2017, 01:33:51 pm
Big Dom, snow forecast? :sip:

Not phased - been watching the weather for about a month  :laughing4:  Some do forecast a small snow flurry on Thursday morning near Ramabanta  ::) and yes Thursday will be cold and then warming up Friday and Saturday. There are always thunderstorms around this time of the year. One cannot change the weather - just be prepared with an extra soft rain mousse and extra soft compound tyre for traction  :thumleft:

Less fun whilst spectating on a bike....
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: ClimbingTurtle on November 13, 2017, 02:11:48 pm
My mate Gary is riding his first Bronze - he is on a KTM250 2-stroker - number 277

Go Gary!
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: IanTheTooth on November 13, 2017, 06:41:07 pm
Monday afternoon 13th November. Wade Young's ready for the roof - are you?

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and all the while the band played on.......

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Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: BiG DoM on November 13, 2017, 08:54:19 pm
Josh is ready for the mountains  :ricky:

Please any WD's spectating who may be at the Assisted Refuel - Spectator Point 2 on Friday Loop1 PLEASE assist him with refueling and filling hydration if needed. I will not be able to be there and make the next DSP in time. While this is essentially a self-refuel they are allowing assistance this year so feel free to help.  :thumleft:

PS. Note the WD sticker on the front number board  8)
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: IanTheTooth on November 13, 2017, 09:55:50 pm
For Christ sake, get the boy a proper crash helmet!
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: BiG DoM on November 13, 2017, 10:17:05 pm
For Christ sake, get the boy a proper crash helmet!

:imaposer:   I told him it is a lightening conductor but he will not listen to me.
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: BiG DoM on November 14, 2017, 05:14:07 am
Tracking link will be on the Roof website from Wednesday:

http://roofofafrica.info/2017/11/09/roof-africa-2017-tracking-bulletin/

We on the road early this morning - hope to see a few of you in Lesotho  :thumleft:  :ricky: :ricky: :ricky: :ricky:
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: BlueBull2007 on November 14, 2017, 07:06:02 am
Mooi man!! Go Josh!!  :ricky:
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: Vintage_Mania on November 14, 2017, 08:11:22 am
Hy gaan lekker koud wees Donderdag!
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: shark_za on November 14, 2017, 08:19:49 am
Good luck Dom Jnr.
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: BiG DoM on November 14, 2017, 09:15:37 am
Official Riders Briefing video with Darryl Curtis NOW on main website - is brilliant!
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: gser on November 14, 2017, 09:31:34 am
Snow forecasted for Thursday to Friday morning . . . .
If it snows on the route, this will be a tough 2017 ROOF . . .
Not to say other ROOFs were not tough . .  .
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: Buff on November 14, 2017, 11:32:41 am
Looks like it's going to be 2013 all over again  :o
Good luck boys, keep your kid warm Dom and pack in plenty of space blankets, hyperthermia kills.
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: peteb on November 14, 2017, 12:37:47 pm
Looks like it's going to be 2013 all over again  :o
Good luck boys, keep your kid warm Dom and pack in plenty of space blankets, hyperthermia kills.
And duct tape for the airbox cover!
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: Big-G on November 16, 2017, 07:44:05 am
Some pictures i saw on FB this morning (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171116/1c185f896f868aae82f5f0b472d1740f.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171116/6fcfcf0375f8802e77e02b171509cc88.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171116/eec109374ec09ce4132dd1cb0bf8b8cf.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171116/6b4c0d3d04dd03f0be32967df919f0a8.jpg)


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Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: Xpat on November 16, 2017, 07:56:35 am
This is the situation right now on sani pass. Luckily i came prepared.

Good luck to the racers, its shaping up to be brutal.

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Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: Bike_Buddies on November 16, 2017, 08:00:54 am
Show for some interesting days ahead

Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: Suzukli DL on November 16, 2017, 08:04:40 am
Looks like the guys will need upgrades:   :eek:
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: Dirt Junkie on November 16, 2017, 10:13:31 am
insane
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: IanTheTooth on November 16, 2017, 10:33:17 am
Q. What does a committed off road motorcyclist do in a foot of snow?

A. Get in the landcruiser. See you there.

It is sleeting quite consistency in Matatiele and snow is visible on the close hilltops. Waiting for Barry Burger to turn up before we press on.
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: wiledog_X on November 16, 2017, 11:02:30 am
Man... that's going to be a REAL Mother of a Roof....  :eek7:

(https://scontent.fcpt1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/23621538_1720164881328654_4912973547941832623_n.jpg?oh=86c02b3e4a889c022d9a2eb033c3076e&oe=5A992B04)
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: RobC on November 16, 2017, 11:43:27 am
"Tomorrow we RIDE!" seems to be the motto. >:D
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: Rossdog on November 16, 2017, 02:25:17 pm
This one will go down in the history books!
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: billy-joe on November 16, 2017, 03:19:44 pm
good luck and stay warm to all those riding!  youre going to need it!
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: shark_za on November 16, 2017, 05:36:23 pm
Josh did well on the TT.

Gold 39th   25 : Josh Thorburn   KTM   03545   D@D Racing   02:00:33
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: Goingnowherekwickly on November 16, 2017, 10:25:39 pm
Wow!!
it's super snowy there!! I pity the contestants, this is gonna be a very Hard Enduro!!
is there a live feed, keen to follow  :ricky: :ricky:
 
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: Bike_Buddies on November 17, 2017, 08:04:53 am
Seem the EU guys shows the snow experience

(https://s33.postimg.org/b39w99g5b/image.jpg)
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: JonW on November 17, 2017, 09:48:36 am
After 76km  Travis Teasedale leading, followed by Wade Young with Jarvis in 3rd




Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: Bike_Buddies on November 17, 2017, 10:18:31 am
Check position 15

Mike Skinner on a 2008 KTM300 he started off as a "project" bike

Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: wiledog_X on November 17, 2017, 10:45:03 am
some photos from the Roof...

(https://scontent.fjnb4-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/23551051_696299720560715_7848412884351631190_o.jpg?oh=217c54d3a1e03f982a595ddf256ffa97&oe=5A955077)

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(https://scontent.fjnb4-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/23592382_696299240560763_6067654957461695970_o.jpg?oh=cfda860d6dbe34404120575bdd823e2c&oe=5AA351EE)

(https://scontent.fjnb4-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/23632024_696298270560860_4112539193594822235_o.jpg?oh=10298e9280b24873ee28df1974184031&oe=5A6139CB)

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Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: Bike_Buddies on November 17, 2017, 10:51:24 am
Young followed by Teasdale

ZA boytjies doing good  :thumleft:

Well done
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: JonW on November 17, 2017, 12:01:30 pm
Local is Lekker

Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: wiledog_X on November 17, 2017, 03:19:05 pm
Top 10 Roof of Africa 2017 Standings After Day 2 (unofficial results)   :thumleft:

1  12 : Wade Young  - Sherco South Africa Sherco Liqui Moly South Africa Racing - 06:29:02
2  3 : Travis Teasdale  - KTM Brother Leader Tread KTM  - 06:29:51
3  1 : Graham Jarvis  - Husqvarna Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing  - 06:40:29
4  4 : Blake Gutzeit  - Yamaha Bidvest bLU cRU Yamaha Race Team  - 06:42:21
5  AG0 : Alfredo Gomez Cantero  - KTM Red Bull KTM Factory Racing  - 06:47:37
6  ML0 : Manuel Lettenbichler  - KTM Brother Leader Tread KTM  - 06:50:29
7  2 : Scott Bouverie  - KTM Brother Leader Tread KTM  -  06:50:33
8  AL0 : Andreas Lettenbichler  - KTM Brother Leader Tread KTM  - 07:05:02
9  MR0 : Mario Roman  - 74 Sherco Racing SHERCO LIQUI MOLY RACING  - 07:05:07
10  DC0 : David Cyprian  - KTM  - 07:23:08
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: wiledog_X on November 17, 2017, 03:28:05 pm
Link to onboard video of Mario Roman without rear braking power!

https://www.facebook.com/hardenduroseries/videos/300954020397158/
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: Bike_Buddies on November 18, 2017, 01:21:46 pm
Nice

Trophy stay in ZA

Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: BiG DoM on November 19, 2017, 08:27:12 pm
Just back from Lesotho. Mission accomplished  :thumleft:  Josh did us proud and got a top 40 Gold finish.  :ricky:

Conditions were challenging but fortunately it did clear although there was still snow and ice on the high mountain passes (many with hectic cliffs and off cambers!). Some carrying of bikes over ice covered boulders was required and balls of steel (yes even Kirsten Landman and Sandra Gomez). Tough competition in Gold and excellent level of routes - two final virgin signature passes before the Saturday finish, extreme hardly describes them! More like barely rideable.

Thanks to all WD's who supported him in this quest.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: Sheepman on November 19, 2017, 08:45:12 pm
Just back from Lesotho. Mission accomplished  :thumleft:  Josh did us proud and got a top 40 Gold finish.  :ricky:

Conditions were challenging but fortunately it did clear although there was still snow and ice on the high mountain passes (many with hectic cliffs and off cambers!). Some carrying of bikes over ice covered boulders was required and balls of steel (yes even Kirsten Landman and Sandra Gomez). Tough competition in Gold and excellent level of routes - two final virgin signature passes before the Saturday finish, extreme hardly describes them.

Well done to  your son Dominic  :thumleft: He surely is a tough and very talented rider  ;)
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: peteb on November 20, 2017, 07:44:52 am
Just back from Lesotho. Mission accomplished  :thumleft:  Josh did us proud and got a top 40 Gold finish.  :ricky:

Conditions were challenging but fortunately it did clear although there was still snow and ice on the high mountain passes (many with hectic cliffs and off cambers!). Some carrying of bikes over ice covered boulders was required and balls of steel (yes even Kirsten Landman and Sandra Gomez). Tough competition in Gold and excellent level of routes - two final virgin signature passes before the Saturday finish, extreme hardly describes them.

Well done to  your son Dominic  :thumleft: He surely is a tough and very talented rider  ;)
Excellent ride Josh, well done. Big Dom I watched him in the mountains and he is a very smooth, energy efficient rider, which bodes well in that type of terrain. Very chuffed for you guys. :thumleft:
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: Rossdog on November 20, 2017, 09:45:54 am
Well done Josh & team!!
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: gser on November 20, 2017, 09:55:18 am
. . . . mooi so . . .
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: BiG DoM on November 20, 2017, 02:01:24 pm
Just back from Lesotho. Mission accomplished  :thumleft:  Josh did us proud and got a top 40 Gold finish.  :ricky:

Conditions were challenging but fortunately it did clear although there was still snow and ice on the high mountain passes (many with hectic cliffs and off cambers!). Some carrying of bikes over ice covered boulders was required and balls of steel (yes even Kirsten Landman and Sandra Gomez). Tough competition in Gold and excellent level of routes - two final virgin signature passes before the Saturday finish, extreme hardly describes them.

Well done to  your son Dominic  :thumleft: He surely is a tough and very talented rider  ;)

Thanks. He rode a very mature race, pacing himself for a finish (being his first gold attempt) rather than attacking and taking too many risks. He also knew he needed to keep something in the tank for the last day which had four hectic passes including two new virtually unridden signature passes at the end of it - Devils Stairway and Soldiers Way.
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: shark_za on November 20, 2017, 03:23:36 pm
Well done Josh and team Dom.
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: Losper on November 20, 2017, 03:46:17 pm
[Thanks. He rode a very mature race, pacing himself for a finish (being his first gold attempt) rather than attacking and tacking too many risks. He also knew he needed to keep something in the tank for the last day which had four hectic passes including two new virtually unridden signature passes at the end of it - Devils Stairway and Soldiers Way.
We have been riding "Devils Stairway" for the last 5 years.
Awesome  pass and relatively technical.
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: BiG DoM on November 20, 2017, 04:09:17 pm
[Thanks. He rode a very mature race, pacing himself for a finish (being his first gold attempt) rather than attacking and tacking too many risks. He also knew he needed to keep something in the tank for the last day which had four hectic passes including two new virtually unridden signature passes at the end of it - Devils Stairway and Soldiers Way.
We have been riding "Devils Stairway" for the last 5 years.
Awesome  pass and relatively technical.

I bet you have not been riding Soldiers Way  :imaposer:
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: Losper on November 20, 2017, 04:41:12 pm
I bet you have not been riding Soldiers Way  :imaposer:
No that is new but we gonna ride it this coming weekend :thumleft:
Congrats to Josh.
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: Outthere on November 20, 2017, 04:47:34 pm
Hey Dom
Please tell Josh he is a star from Sarah and I.
See you next year
Cheers
Kevin
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: BiG DoM on November 20, 2017, 06:14:52 pm
I bet you have not been riding Soldiers Way  :imaposer:
No that is new but we gonna ride it this coming weekend :thumleft:
Congrats to Josh.

I am not sure it should be called a pass  ::) More like a mountain climb and there was no help on it from either locals or spectators (not allowed and was being observed by riders) - required some serious commitment to get up in places.
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: Sithe on November 20, 2017, 08:43:29 pm
Which one is Soldierís and which is Devilís ?

We stood at the bottom of Bushmanís where the Motul girls were entertaining. What climb was that one ?
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: BiG DoM on November 20, 2017, 10:29:49 pm
Which one is Soldierís and which is Devilís ?

We stood at the bottom of Bushmanís where the Motul girls were entertaining. What climb was that one ?

That was the start of Soldiers Way.
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: BlueBull2007 on November 21, 2017, 03:40:34 pm
Fantastic effort Josh!! :hello2: :hello2: :hello2:

Dom: Thanks for the pics and updates. :thumleft:

Stuff of my dreams. Not sure I'll ever get to compete in something like this, and that is a little depressing. Think I started too late, and too much time working in other countries. ::)
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: BiG DoM on November 21, 2017, 05:47:36 pm
Fantastic effort Josh!! :hello2: :hello2: :hello2:

Dom: Thanks for the pics and updates. :thumleft:

Stuff of my dreams. Not sure I'll ever get to compete in something like this, and that is a little depressing. Think I started too late, and too much time working in other countries. ::)

I know the feeling - I thought  a few years back I would be able to do at least some nav rally, maybe an Amageza ... then Josh got competitive and I saw his talent, and resources and time were invested there ... and now next year I am 60!!  I do not regret any of it though and love to see him thrive and succeed . We do ride together, offroad and adventure sometimes so all good. Life happens and one must find the flow.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: BiG DoM on November 21, 2017, 06:06:37 pm
A few more pics
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: armpump on November 22, 2017, 09:59:26 pm
This is the situation right now on sani pass. Luckily i came prepared.

Good luck to the racers, its shaping up to be brutal.

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Nice putting face to name Xpat.

Thanks for helping getting the ship going in right direction again  :lol8: ps we made the lodge ;)
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: Xpat on November 22, 2017, 10:09:24 pm
Good to meet you as well Armpump   :thumleft:

And which lodge would that be - are you saying you made it all the way to Maseru?
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: armpump on November 22, 2017, 10:33:48 pm
Molengoane after bushmans
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: Xpat on November 22, 2017, 10:47:47 pm
Good job! Did you go dirt through Thaba Tseka or around through Afri Ski on tar?
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: armpump on November 22, 2017, 10:50:24 pm
Dirt
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: armpump on November 22, 2017, 10:51:50 pm
Was awesome once we got out the snow and ice hahaha
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: Xpat on November 22, 2017, 11:04:18 pm
Well, I for one was sure glad not to be you on that day  ;)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4540/38530423456_35dd92829f_b.jpg)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4524/38530445366_7e49fe6108_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: armpump on November 22, 2017, 11:47:01 pm
Thanks for sharing
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: IanTheTooth on November 25, 2017, 01:13:23 pm
Found this video of Sandra Gomez showing the boys how it is done, nice attacking style.

 
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and Blake Gutziet flying down to the finish with a helicopter in pursuit.

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Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: BiG DoM on November 25, 2017, 04:19:46 pm
Josh ended up riding with her on a few occassions and described her style as "very skilled and aggressive". Certainly a female force to be reckoned with  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: BIGMAC on November 30, 2017, 07:30:24 am
Anyone know when the Roof will be televised??
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: BlueBull2007 on December 06, 2017, 05:57:18 am
WHile we wait here you can race with Graham Jarvis right from your armchair. Okay this is 2016... but hey.
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: Vintage_Mania on December 06, 2017, 06:12:20 am
@armpump - Stuart with his snoek fishing gear  :imaposer:

Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: BiG DoM on December 06, 2017, 06:31:32 am
Anyone know when the Roof will be televised??
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2017
Post by: armpump on December 06, 2017, 06:40:55 am
@armpump - Stuart with his snoek fishing gear  :imaposer:



Yip................ had to stop at a farmers supply store along the way because the one he packed in was full of holes at the crotch ..........with him and smurf (green)in the group we looked like a moving traffic light   :lol8: