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Title: Romaniacs 2018
Post by: Dux on July 26, 2018, 08:06:26 am
3 South Africans in the top 15 after day 1 with Wade Young leading

http://www.mcnews.com.au/red-bull-romaniacs-2018-day-1-wade-young-takes-charge/

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Title: Re: Romaniacs 2018
Post by: edgy on July 26, 2018, 09:07:43 am
What a boytjie! :ricky:
Title: Re: Romaniacs 2018
Post by: Clint_G on July 26, 2018, 10:18:46 am
That kid has got a brilliant future ahead of him. Anyone else have the feeling he's heading to the Dakar sooner rather than later?
Title: Re: Romaniacs 2018
Post by: Buff on July 26, 2018, 10:30:49 am
That kid has got a brilliant future ahead of him. Anyone else have the feeling he's heading to the Dakar sooner rather than later?

I don't see that happening too soon, he's more hard enduro than outright speed. Maybe later in his career though  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Romaniacs 2018
Post by: G@dget on July 26, 2018, 12:20:12 pm
...I don't see that happening too soon, he's more hard enduro than outright speed. Maybe later in his career though  :thumleft:

Wade grew up racing National off-roads and was almost always on the podium if not winning outright. Look at Roof-of-Africa, when it is dry with fast days racing, he is unstoppable. I reckon he will do well at Dakar.
Title: Re: Romaniacs 2018
Post by: Buff on July 26, 2018, 01:01:16 pm
Don't get me wrong, I know he's damn fast, I meant it more from his and his sponsors focus point for the short term. He's improvement in hard Enduro has been incredible.
Title: Re: Romaniacs 2018
Post by: Rough Rider on July 26, 2018, 01:09:10 pm
What a boytjie! :ricky:

We are always being told to look as far ahead as possible and Wade is looking at his fender; me thinks we been duped  :pot:
Title: Re: Romaniacs 2018
Post by: Sheepman on July 26, 2018, 01:20:09 pm
Good to see the locals started well....but its still very early days ;)
Title: Re: Romaniacs 2018
Post by: Clint_G on July 26, 2018, 01:57:19 pm
What a boytjie! :ricky:

We are always being told to look as far ahead as possible and Wade is looking at his fender; me thinks we been duped  :pot:

If you have the reflexes of a cat on cocaine, you can look at your front fender too.  :pot:
Title: Re: Romaniacs 2018
Post by: 2StrokeDan on July 26, 2018, 08:16:10 pm
What a boytjie! :ricky:

We are always being told to look as far ahead as possible and Wade is looking at his fender; me thinks we been duped  :pot:

Judging by the look on his face, he's seeing something wrong around the front axle.
Title: Re: Romaniacs 2018
Post by: Clint_G on July 26, 2018, 08:35:55 pm


What a boytjie! :ricky:

We are always being told to look as far ahead as possible and Wade is looking at his fender; me thinks we been duped  :pot:

Judging by the look on his face, he's seeing something wrong around the front axle.

Or he's thinking, "That fender should be orange." 🤣🤣🤣

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Title: Re: Romaniacs 2018
Post by: Sláinte Mhaith on July 26, 2018, 08:41:44 pm
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Title: Re: Romaniacs 2018
Post by: Rough Rider on July 26, 2018, 09:55:20 pm


What a boytjie! :ricky:

We are always being told to look as far ahead as possible and Wade is looking at his fender; me thinks we been duped  :pot:

Judging by the look on his face, he's seeing something wrong around the front axle.

Or he's thinking, "That fender should be orange." 🤣🤣🤣

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Fuckit is that dog shit I ran over  :lol8:  :laughing4: :imaposer:
Title: Re: Romaniacs 2018
Post by: peteb on July 27, 2018, 04:41:45 am
Gonna be a tough day at the office for him. He leads out the field with a 4 minute gap on Manni, who starts 6 minutes behind him. Not going to be easy to hold the gap or build on it. Having said that I watched him lead out the field on the last day of the Roof in 2014 (?) at the age of 16, and wondered to myself if he could maintain it, and he built a bigger lead by the end of the day to take his first win, so he has a head on his shoulders. Go lad!
Some interesting helmet cam footage from day 1
https://enduro21.com/index.php/extreme/3445-what-romaniacs-is-really-like-from-wade-young-s-gopro
Pity about Travis running out of gas on Day 1, I thought he would be mixing it up with the guys this year. Still has a chance to break into the top 10 - please as long as it isn't at the expense of Blake, who is really coming of age. Saffas are showing how its done this year!
And following in their footsteps 16 year old Matthew Green, in the top 10 of Silver! Hang in there!
Title: Re: Romaniacs 2018
Post by: JonW on July 27, 2018, 07:59:00 am
Awesome riding Wade Young

https://www.redbullromaniacs.com/live/
Title: Re: Romaniacs 2018
Post by: JonW on July 28, 2018, 08:11:15 am
Day 3:

https://www.redbullromaniacs.com/videos/2018/offroad-day-3/

Wade Young looking like a champ and a historic amazing first DNF for Jarvis in his entire career
Title: Re: Romaniacs 2018
Post by: peteb on July 28, 2018, 09:03:39 am
Except that heading out of CP7 there is now less than 1 minute in overall time between him and Manni. KTM's working together over the last few bad sections? Go boytjie!!!! Keep it to the end.
How's that poor chap in the beginning of that video where is bike tumbles down. The look of calmness he has about him, obviously not the first time its happened in the last few days...poor bugger
Edit: And now at CP8 only 7 seconds ahead....Head up lad
Title: Re: Romaniacs 2018
Post by: gser on July 28, 2018, 09:54:47 am
Go ZAFfers . . . . .
Title: Re: Romaniacs 2018
Post by: JonW on July 28, 2018, 11:50:06 am
Well done Wade  -  LEGEND
Title: Re: Romaniacs 2018
Post by: peteb on July 28, 2018, 11:57:43 am
Well done Wade  -  LEGEND
Exceptional, first SAFFA, youngest winner, and probably one of the closest finishes ever. Very cool to see Senior Letti helping Wade up one of the last sections. Also have to feel for Manni, these guys weren't slapping each other from a distance, they went toe to toe over 4 brutal days, either of them would be a worthy winner and sad that one has to come out second.
Waiting for Blake now, what a ride! Pity Travis AGAIN ran out of fuel yesterday, but still in it, in 11th right now.
And Matthew should be home anytime now too. What a ride first time out at 16 years old
Title: Re: Romaniacs 2018
Post by: Dux on July 28, 2018, 08:12:01 pm
Awesome result , this will open up plenty of doors for him :thumleft:
Title: Re: Romaniacs 2018
Post by: JonW on July 31, 2018, 08:25:16 am
Some great footage from Wade's helmet cam on day 4: