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Re: Roof of Africa 2015
« Reply #60 on: August 07, 2015, 06:57:20 pm »

  Come one Ross, you can do it!
 

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Re: Roof of Africa 2015
« Reply #61 on: August 09, 2015, 04:28:36 pm »
Did the Bronze Qualifier, it was a fantastic route. Here's the ride from my perspective. Not sure how to embed a video on this forum, but here goes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fn7obv1pil0



Thats great video, please post more of them!! :thumleft:

Looks like you had a good ride -what position did you come?


BTW here is how you post a youtube vid (use square brackets, my curvy ones are just so you can see it):

1) Use the insert flash thingy or just type it out like this:
{Flash=600,420}https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fn7obv1pil0{/flash}

The 600,420 is just the size of your video, width & height in pixels.

2) Now delete the bold bit shown below (always comes with a you tube link)

{Flash=600,420}https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fn7obv1pil0{/flash}


and replace it with a v/ , like this
{Flash=600,420}https://www.youtube.com/v/Fn7obv1pil0{/flash}

And you get this
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/Fn7obv1pil0" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/Fn7obv1pil0</a>
« Last Edit: August 09, 2015, 04:29:41 pm by BlueBull2007 »
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Re: Roof of Africa 2015
« Reply #62 on: August 09, 2015, 05:56:09 pm »
Entered this year, stupid enough to be entering gold.

Peer pressure and finishing silver the last two years.


I've uped  my game and hopefully can finish, lots of training underway
 

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Re: Roof of Africa 2015
« Reply #63 on: August 09, 2015, 06:21:14 pm »
Entered this year, stupid enough to be entering gold.

Peer pressure and finishing silver the last two years.


I've uped  my game and hopefully can finish, lots of training underway

Two Silvers under the kidney belt should give you confidence and a good chance  :thumleft: My youngster finished 6th in Bronze last year and looking for a Silver finish this year. Is getting really focussed  :ricky:
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Re: Roof of Africa 2015
« Reply #64 on: August 09, 2015, 07:37:44 pm »
Last finished gold was 2005
But that's when it was 350km a day and baboons was a hard pass

Had a lot of bike issues over the years , even seized in round the houses one year.

But fitness is better now so going to keep training hard
 

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Re: Roof of Africa 2015
« Reply #65 on: August 09, 2015, 09:16:28 pm »
Ja the Roof is a whole different race these days - way more technical and demanding. This year is going to be amped up some more they say but distances reduced a bit Ö more afkak but compressed  :eek7:
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Re: Roof of Africa 2015
« Reply #66 on: August 10, 2015, 11:50:12 am »
Dom & ETS, Stoked for your lighties - Please keep us informed how they do.
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Re: Roof of Africa 2015
« Reply #67 on: August 10, 2015, 12:00:55 pm »
Dom & ETS, Stoked for your lighties - Please keep us informed how they do.

What I love about the sport is how it galvanises a youngsters character and tenacity (vasbyt) and teaches him real Life Skills in the mountains (and valleys!) that cannot be learnt in any classroom! Few other sports are as physically demanding and character building yet schools do not recognise its merits and these lighties achievements. Their loss imo, our gain.  :thumleft:
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Re: Roof of Africa 2015
« Reply #68 on: August 10, 2015, 12:21:52 pm »
Fully agree!
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Re: Roof of Africa 2015
« Reply #69 on: August 10, 2015, 10:08:44 pm »
Can anyone help me out here... I registered to ride Bronze Class and payed my R5250.00 a week ago
but has yet to receive any conformation of my entry despite writing e-mails to both Roof of Africa and
Race Control. Is this normal or should I be getting worried? Time is running out you see.
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Re: Roof of Africa 2015
« Reply #70 on: August 10, 2015, 10:23:11 pm »
Can anyone help me out here... I registered to ride Bronze Class and payed my R5250.00 a week ago
but has yet to receive any conformation of my entry despite writing e-mails to both Roof of Africa and
Race Control. Is this normal or should I be getting worried? Time is running out you see.


I would relax at this stage - you have a dated POP and your name is on the list.  :thumleft:  Ö and yes you are out of pocket by R5K+  ::)   ROA would need to let Race Control know when payment is through to confirm. The Yes on the RHS under TEAM means they have noted your payment so all should be good.  :3some:
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Re: Roof of Africa 2015
« Reply #71 on: August 10, 2015, 10:32:48 pm »
Only 80 odd Bronze and 64 Gold entered so far.
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Re: Roof of Africa 2015
« Reply #72 on: August 11, 2015, 06:44:21 am »
Found this picture on the Facebook of Ian McLaren. Credits to the photographer.

This describes the event, counting for at least half the participants, perfectly with one picture.

Hahaha that is what happens when you show boat for the crowd. I was coming up bushmans, stopped to thank the crowd, revved the bike a few times and it started boiling, as I pulled off I stalled, it was a great "you are a dumbass" moment.

Also that 450 doesn't like to be revved when it is climbing. Thanks for posting the pic
 

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Re: Roof of Africa 2015
« Reply #73 on: August 11, 2015, 12:46:59 pm »
Dom & ETS, Stoked for your lighties - Please keep us informed how they do.

What I love about the sport is how it galvanises a youngsters character and tenacity (vasbyt) and teaches him real Life Skills in the mountains (and valleys!) that cannot be learnt in any classroom! Few other sports are as physically demanding and character building yet schools do not recognise its merits and these lighties achievements. Their loss imo, our gain.  :thumleft:

I also think it has to do with the lack of knowledge regarding the sport. I am absolutely moertoe after a race and a lot of the times I go into survival mode during the last lap where I just keep on telling myself that I must hold on, the end is near.

If you speak to people who knows nothing about bikes they just canít imagine how you would get tired. After all, you were just sitting on a bike with the bike doing all the work. They think itís like riding a scooter in town. Nothing tiring about it. And I am shocked by the amount of people who does not know what an offroad bike is. Mostly they only know that there exists something like MX, Scooters and Harley riders.
 

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Re: Roof of Africa 2015
« Reply #74 on: August 11, 2015, 06:58:49 pm »
Can anyone help me out here... I registered to ride Bronze Class and payed my R5250.00 a week ago
but has yet to receive any conformation of my entry despite writing e-mails to both Roof of Africa and
Race Control. Is this normal or should I be getting worried? Time is running out you see.


I would relax at this stage - you have a dated POP and your name is on the list.  :thumleft:  Ö and yes you are out of pocket by R5K+  ::)   ROA would need to let Race Control know when payment is through to confirm. The Yes on the RHS under TEAM means they have noted your payment so all should be good.  :3some:

Thanks Dom, I have tried checking Race Control's for list for my entry but between my poor internet
connection, lack of computer skills and their site I'm completely lost.
 

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Re: Roof of Africa 2015
« Reply #75 on: August 11, 2015, 09:15:34 pm »
Gou Race Control gecheck Michiel, jou naam is op die lys.  All good.....
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Re: Roof of Africa 2015
« Reply #76 on: August 11, 2015, 09:18:35 pm »
Gou Race Control gecheck Michiel, jou naam is op die lys.  All good.....

As I said.  ::)
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Re: Roof of Africa 2015
« Reply #77 on: August 11, 2015, 09:25:15 pm »
Gou Race Control gecheck Michiel, jou naam is op die lys.  All good.....

As I said.  ::)

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Re: Roof of Africa 2015
« Reply #78 on: August 11, 2015, 10:27:27 pm »
All cool - looking forward to another Roof  ;D   :ricky: 
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Re: Roof of Africa 2015
« Reply #79 on: August 13, 2015, 05:24:19 pm »
Entered and paid for Bronze Roof in December! Eish, Amageza and Roof of Africa in one year, I don't know why I do this to myself...


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