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Riding: Plan, Report and Racing => Racing Section => Topic started by: edgy on July 31, 2019, 11:48:18 am

Title: Roof of Africa 2006
Post by: edgy on July 31, 2019, 11:48:18 am
I keep coming back to this
It was no big deal as it was only the Bronze class but in 2006 I won the Bronze and had an awesome Glass trophy which meant a lot to me.....5 years back our entire house was burnt to the ground hence my trophy gone
I began an email communication with Peter Luck explaining my situation and I attached the results list as proof, the then committee (June 2015) agreed to investigate and assist but I`ve got no further :'(
I realize that this is no biggie in the scheme of things but it was an achievement for me at the time and now at 52 i`m not going to o again :lol8:
All i want is to try and get a trophy that I can keep as a momento and am quite happy to pay for it...my question here is who can I speak to??
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2006
Post by: edgy on July 31, 2019, 12:18:06 pm
Back then it was called Novice and not Bronze, the route was a lot less technical but a lot further and I recall having no skin left on my arse :ricky:
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2006
Post by: exkdx on July 31, 2019, 08:12:40 pm
Hey....I see Joey Evans also raced with you :biggrin:
I also raced the 2006 Roof :ricky: And we were fast :ricky:
Do you have results of the other classes?

I can't think of anybody else but Peter Luck that will be able to help you..
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2006
Post by: edgy on August 01, 2019, 07:46:38 am
I only see now we were amongst celebrities :lol8:
Nope these are the only results i have, which class were you riding?
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2006
Post by: Swazi Phil on August 01, 2019, 08:13:56 am
Do you have a Picture of the Trophy? Ngwenya Glass In Swaziland could most likely make it.
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2006
Post by: edgy on August 01, 2019, 09:19:58 am
Do you have a Picture of the Trophy? Ngwenya Glass In Swaziland could most likely make it.
I dont unfortunately but it was quite big(about 20-25 cm long) and made of glass in a cylindrical shape
Amazingly in those days there were over 450 competitors, quad bikes also had a class, and somehow the infrastructure coped quite ok....contrary to what we were told a few years ago and the supposed reasoning for the Bronze qualifier?
https://www.iol.co.za/motoring/bikes/record-numbers-tackle-roof-of-africa-860189
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2006
Post by: BiG DoM on August 01, 2019, 05:54:14 pm
edgy is being modest because he had a string of Roof medals and memorabilia. As his neighbor who only lost his outbuildings and 6 bikes but not his entire home and contents I can attest to the feelings of loss of certain possessions. I feel sure that there must be other competitors with the same glass trophies and one can be copied. MSA can verify the result so no issue there. i would try and pursue it again with Peter Luck.
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2006
Post by: Blikkies1 on August 01, 2019, 06:12:52 pm
Try the guys on the Moto101 forum, lots of old competitors there.
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2006
Post by: BiG DoM on August 01, 2019, 06:16:38 pm
Try the guys on the Moto101 forum, lots of old competitors there.

Joh! does that site still exist ? I gave up on it ages ago. Seemed to be full of weekend warrior tossers with small ego or penis problems.  :imaposer:
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2006
Post by: Blikkies1 on August 01, 2019, 06:26:38 pm
Yip, some of the 'top-talkers' can be tedious but there's some rich history within its quieter members.
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2006
Post by: BiG DoM on August 01, 2019, 06:33:06 pm
Yip, some of the 'top-talkers' can be tedious but there's some rich history within its quieter members.

good to know  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2006
Post by: edgy on August 02, 2019, 08:56:38 am
My previous communication was with Peter Luck but never able to get an answer
I like the idea of somebody else from that era who may possibly have a trophy or know someone who has??   
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2006
Post by: onderbroek on August 02, 2019, 09:58:01 am
My previous communication was with Peter Luck but never able to get an answer
I like the idea of somebody else from that era who may possibly have a trophy or know someone who has??

Het Peter Luck al ooit iemand gehelp.... :pot:
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2006
Post by: peteb on August 04, 2019, 07:14:42 pm
So here's a weird one. I know of someone who in 2006 was given the first place Senior trophy at prize giving, only for Peter luck to phone a few days later and say 'sorry we cocked up (he left out the 'Yet again' part') and you did't actually win, can we have the trophy back please'. True story.
I also rode in 2006....not a good year, spent a night in the mountains.
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2006
Post by: BiG DoM on August 04, 2019, 07:47:47 pm
So here's a weird one. I know of someone who in 2006 was given the first place Senior trophy at prize giving, only for Peter luck to phone a few days later and say 'sorry we cocked up (he left out the 'Yet again' part') and you did't actually win, can we have the trophy back please'. True story.
I also rode in 2006....not a good year, spent a night in the mountains.

 :BLACK2:
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2006
Post by: edgy on August 05, 2019, 10:39:30 am
So here's a weird one. I know of someone who in 2006 was given the first place Senior trophy at prize giving, only for Peter luck to phone a few days later and say 'sorry we cocked up (he left out the 'Yet again' part') and you did't actually win, can we have the trophy back please'. True story.
I also rode in 2006....not a good year, spent a night in the mountains.
Believe it or not that was me who originally was given the 2nd place trophy but was told after times etc checked that I had in fact won.....so that someone you know actually has my trophy :laughing4:
What are the chances he can photograph it for me please??
Title: Re: Roof of Africa 2006
Post by: peteb on August 05, 2019, 06:41:56 pm
So here's a weird one. I know of someone who in 2006 was given the first place Senior trophy at prize giving, only for Peter luck to phone a few days later and say 'sorry we cocked up (he left out the 'Yet again' part') and you did't actually win, can we have the trophy back please'. True story.
I also rode in 2006....not a good year, spent a night in the mountains.
Believe it or not that was me who originally was given the 2nd place trophy but was told after times etc checked that I had in fact won.....so that someone you know actually has my trophy :laughing4:
What are the chances he can photograph it for me please??
He and I both rode Seniors class that year, so he didn't get 'your' trophy (have checked through all your names in Novice class that you attached and neither of us are there); but I wouldn't be surprised if the same thing happened at prize giving in the Novice class as well. It wasn't a year for the organisers to be proud of. Do you remember the chaos at the start of the 2nd day? They had given quite a few people numbers starting with '0', which 'the computer' didn't recognise (or so I was told), so everyone with a '0' in front of their real number were left on the start line, even though they had good time trial times the day before. When guys realised there was a cock up everyone just started leaving in droves, but by then it was too late, the damage had been done. I remember getting to Staasens Staircase and there must have been over a kilometre long bottle neck, and we were on the back foot from then onwards. Ous were super miffed to say the least, cos all the slower riders had been let off first.
I'm not in contact with the chap I'm referring to, he emigrated quite a while ago. What happened in his case was the marshal at Ramabanta insisted that he go a certain way (remember this was before we rode GPS tracks) which sent him round Black Nek (which was a National class only loop) instead of the the leg home. He went round, only to get back to Rama after that loop and the pit crew had already left for the finish, so no fuel or refreshment. He hustled a bit of fuel and started the home leg, only to arrive after dark, and a tad pissed off to say the least. There was such confusion around what class he had ridden that they gave him the win, only to ask for it back later. I stand to be corrected but I think he told them that the Mayor of Maseru had given him the trophy (which was true) and when the mayor phoned he would give it back. I slept in the mountains with I think Wade Steele Smith and 2 other guys, and another mate of mine (who was in your class) was hit by a bakkie where the course joined a road; went though the windscreen (bike was totalled) and then assaulted by the locals because he didn't have enough money to pay them for the bakkie repairs. Luckily when a few riders arrived things calmed down a bit, but he had to leave his bike there and hitch a ride home. Lesotho. Always full of surprises....