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Re: 2014 Roof of Africa (a picture report)
« Reply #20 on: December 09, 2014, 09:05:16 am »
Brilliant, lovely photos Dude!!!  :thumleft:

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2014 Roof of Africa (a picture report)
« Reply #21 on: December 09, 2014, 09:29:28 am »
My internet is ever so slow tonight. I will continue with the rest of the pictures tomorrow.
Telkom has me right where they want. On the farm we have no automatic lines and no cell
signals so I have no other option but to pay them (Telkom) R600/month for 1Gig of fucking
slow and unreliable internet via their V-sat system. Robbery I tell you.  >:(

Anyone with an e-dirt/moto101 or other related forum membership please link this report there.
I don't seem to manage with those sites because of their shit interface and impossible-to-understand
way of posting. Wilddogs rule!  :thumleft:

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Re: 2014 Roof of Africa (a picture report)
« Reply #22 on: December 09, 2014, 09:50:02 am »
Losper surprised us by coming in almost an hour earlier than expected. He must have pushed
himself beyond breaking point because he was stukkend by the time he got to Music Box.



This photo sums up this years Roof perfectly, it was relentless  :thumleft:
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Re: 2014 Roof of Africa (a picture report)
« Reply #23 on: December 09, 2014, 09:50:35 am »
Great shots, Michiel!  I know I can depend on your reports for excellent photography.
 

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Re: 2014 Roof of Africa (a picture report)
« Reply #24 on: December 09, 2014, 09:57:32 am »
Michiel, when are you going to enter? Next year I hope?
 

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Re: 2014 Roof of Africa (a picture report)
« Reply #25 on: December 09, 2014, 10:10:41 am »
Awesome  :ricky:
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Re: 2014 Roof of Africa (a picture report)
« Reply #26 on: December 09, 2014, 11:34:40 am »
Brilliant pics !!!!
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Re: 2014 Roof of Africa (a picture report)
« Reply #27 on: December 09, 2014, 12:36:44 pm »
Great images - keep them coming!  :thumleft:

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Re: 2014 Roof of Africa (a picture report)
« Reply #28 on: December 09, 2014, 06:22:02 pm »
My internet is ever so slow tonight. I will continue with the rest of the pictures tomorrow.
Telkom has me right where they want. On the farm we have no automatic lines and no cell
signals so I have no other option but to pay them (Telkom) R600/month for 1Gig of fucking
slow and unreliable internet via their V-sat system. Robbery I tell you.  >:(

Anyone with an e-dirt/moto101 or other related forum membership please link this report there.
I don't seem to manage with those sites because of their shit interface and impossible-to-understand
way of posting. Wilddogs rule!  :thumleft:

Michiel het jy al Ntelecom probeer vir internet. Wireless adsl of so iets.
5gig vir R355.
Werk gied hier by my tussen bloem en Petrusburg


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Thanks LDV, I will check 'em out.
« Last Edit: December 09, 2014, 06:32:12 pm by Michiel »
 

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Re: 2014 Roof of Africa (a picture report)
« Reply #29 on: December 09, 2014, 06:31:15 pm »
Michiel, when are you going to enter? Next year I hope?

Hi J-dog. Initially I thought I would never ride the Roof. Not because I'm not up for the challenge, no,
because I'm not keen on finding myself in race conditions with people hurrying me up ex. See, I like
to go slow and smell the flowers, chat to the locals and meditate whilst in these landscapes.

The cost is also a consideration. I don't own a GPS and I will have to buy a MSA license just for the Roof.

Having said that I must admit that I kinda feel exited in doing at least one Roof. At this years event I
basically committed to ride the 2015 Roof. Lets see how it works out. I will go for Bronze because that
will allow me more time to relax on the route and maybe I will even take a camera along to film the adventure.

Hey, at least I now have the perfect bike for the job!  >:D  He's a 300cc 2T and his name is David.
« Last Edit: December 09, 2014, 06:35:06 pm by Michiel »
 

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Re: 2014 Roof of Africa (a picture report)
« Reply #30 on: December 09, 2014, 06:39:41 pm »
Friday morning came quickly and before we know it we found ourselves at the start wishing our friends
good luck with the first race day. These are some of our local Bloemfontein heroes.

Pieter Laubscher (Losper). Looking a bit worried I might add.



Chris Strampe



Andries Etsebeth



Carl Rohrbeck



Riders left the start in the order they finished the time trial. Losper looking good and fresh for a day of hard riding.

« Last Edit: December 10, 2014, 08:07:00 pm by Michiel »
 

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Re: 2014 Roof of Africa (a picture report)
« Reply #31 on: December 09, 2014, 06:42:11 pm »
Michiel:In your next life why don't you become a Jounalist?You certainly provide great info with your reporting.

many thks

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Re: 2014 Roof of Africa (a picture report)
« Reply #32 on: December 09, 2014, 10:16:56 pm »
M, is it not Carl Rohrbeck?
 

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Re: 2014 Roof of Africa (a picture report)
« Reply #33 on: December 09, 2014, 10:39:05 pm »
keep pics coming!!!! thanks
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Re: 2014 Roof of Africa (a picture report)
« Reply #34 on: December 10, 2014, 08:27:08 am »
Michiel, when are you going to enter? Next year I hope?

Hi J-dog. Initially I thought I would never ride the Roof. Not because I'm not up for the challenge, no,
because I'm not keen on finding myself in race conditions with people hurrying me up ex. See, I like
to go slow and smell the flowers, chat to the locals and meditate whilst in these landscapes.

The cost is also a consideration. I don't own a GPS and I will have to buy a MSA license just for the Roof.

Having said that I must admit that I kinda feel exited in doing at least one Roof. At this years event I
basically committed to ride the 2015 Roof. Lets see how it works out. I will go for Bronze because that
will allow me more time to relax on the route and maybe I will even take a camera along to film the adventure.

Hey, at least I now have the perfect bike for the job!  >:D  He's a 300cc 2T and his name is David.

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Re: 2014 Roof of Africa (a picture report)
« Reply #35 on: December 10, 2014, 09:17:13 am »
Michiel saw you and Losper on tv two days ago on the Sea to Ski enduro. (that looked like hard work) :eek7:
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Re: 2014 Roof of Africa (a picture report)
« Reply #36 on: December 10, 2014, 09:23:46 am »
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Re: 2014 Roof of Africa (a picture report)
« Reply #37 on: December 10, 2014, 09:53:40 am »
You okes that do ROA have more balls than I.... but brains?  :pot: :lol8:...... Eish!.. looks like seriaaasly hard work!
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Re: 2014 Roof of Africa (a picture report)
« Reply #38 on: December 10, 2014, 10:43:55 am »
great report... the is seeriaaas shit, wow . well done the starters let alone the finishers and winners... I'll stick to the mx track :biggrin:
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Re: 2014 Roof of Africa (a picture report)
« Reply #39 on: December 10, 2014, 12:07:57 pm »
Michiel saw you and Losper on tv two days ago on the Sea to Ski enduro. (that looked like hard work) :eek7:
Hi Chris,  yeah, Sea-to-ski was a great adventure.
3 days with an average of 150km every day and a few seriously technical passes thrown in.
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