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Roof of Africa 2016
« on: September 28, 2016, 12:49:56 pm »
Only 2 months to go until Roof time!
So which Wilddogs are doing the Roof this year?

Michiel         -Silver        KTM300    #130
Losper         -Bronze      KTM300     #417
Trevorwb     -Bronze                       #350
Janneman   -Bronze      WR250F     #311
Renrew       -Bronze                       #416
« Last Edit: October 24, 2016, 02:15:20 pm by Losper »
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Re: Roof of Africa 2016
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2016, 01:04:52 pm »
Budget only allows for next year, but I am already setting myself up so that I cant postpone another year.

Goodluck though, as far as I know it hasnt been a wet roof in a while. So might change this year  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Roof of Africa 2016
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2016, 01:09:36 pm »
I'll be there as a spectator cheering you guys on   :thumleft:
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Re: Roof of Africa 2016
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2016, 01:12:25 pm »
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Will not be competing this year, but have 2 mates doing it - 

unlucky for me i have to attend a wedding that weekend so i will be updated via whatsapp.  :dousing:
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Re: Roof of Africa 2016
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2016, 07:55:51 am »
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Will not be competing this year, but have 2 mates doing it - 

unlucky for me i have to attend a wedding that weekend so i will be updated via whatsapp.  :dousing:

Unless it's your wedding, that's a poor excuse  :biggrin:
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Re: Roof of Africa 2016
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2016, 08:51:43 pm »
I'm in and doing bronze.
 

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Re: Roof of Africa 2016
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2016, 07:08:12 pm »
Really looking forward to the Roof this year. It will be the first time both Losper and I compete at the same time.
Competing for the first time in 2015 I couldn't get over how much of an experience it turned out to be.



Two weeks ago I bumped into Ashley Thorn whilst filming Lesotho Sky 2016. During the first race day of Roof 2015 I saw him
in the mountains halfway through the route and stopped to introduce myself and to congratulate him on the event. This time
round I was working and in a bit of a hurry.



Our conversation was brief because I had to chase down the front runners (mountain bikers). He enquired and I confirmed that I
will be riding again to which he responded: "this year is going to be very tough".

I asked if it will be very technical or just long distances. He said: "both".

Guess a decent afkak will be the order of the day. I survived Bronze but Silver is said to be a different puppy.

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Re: Roof of Africa 2016
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2016, 07:30:40 pm »
We have upped our training to 6 hrs run time a ride.Maintenance is up.Nutrition is a key factor.On those long days it is easy to " hit the wall" with running out of energy.I cram food from the day before and from when my eyes open on the day,during the ride and at our refuel.




 

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Re: Roof of Africa 2016
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2016, 10:06:07 pm »
don't over train Trevor!
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Re: Roof of Africa 2016
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2016, 11:28:45 pm »
Always missed this one for whatever reason - wrong bike, wrong age, wrong mentality - time has marched on.

Best wishes to all of you doing the Roof  :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:

BTW, any idea of the age of the oldest rider  - in the modern era.
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Re: Roof of Africa 2016
« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2016, 10:51:42 am »
Cracker, I think the oldest rider is around 58 years old. ( I will ask Peter Luck to make sure )

It is never too late :) I am 50 and this will be my 3rd Roof :thumleft:
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Re: Roof of Africa 2016
« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2016, 11:00:35 am »
Only 2 months to go until Roof time!
So which Wilddogs are doing the Roof this year?

Michiel         -Silver        KTM300
Losper         -Bronze      KTM300
Trevorwb     -Bronze
Janneman   -Bronze      WR250F 
 

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Re: Roof of Africa 2016
« Reply #12 on: October 12, 2016, 11:05:18 am »
I have also never heard Ashley say that will be a each Roof   ;D 
Silver is a big step up from bronze.. Well, they say silver was the old gold.

heard the malutis got some good rain of late.  That country is very dry .

I reckon bronze will do  +- 100 km a day , silver  +120 km , gold 140 km per day. 
 

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Re: Roof of Africa 2016
« Reply #13 on: October 20, 2016, 06:55:43 am »
Roof numbers is out...   

Post your racing number for the wilddogs

311 Janneman Erasmus
 

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Re: Roof of Africa 2016
« Reply #14 on: October 20, 2016, 07:33:51 am »
416 Renrew  :ricky:
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Re: Roof of Africa 2016
« Reply #15 on: October 21, 2016, 07:36:25 am »
Announcement of Start / Finish Area

The Start / Finish area for this years Motul Roof of Africa will be situated at Bushmans Pass. This is not the traditional Bushman's Finish but a bit further past the high point on the other side of the road. This area will be the Start / Finish for Time Trial, Friday and Saturday Racing Sections.

The Service Crew Parking area is on the upper platform (yellow area) and this covers an area of 20,000 square metres so there should be ample space for all. In addition. there is plenty of parking for spectators on the other side of the road.The lower platform (green area) will contain the Start / Finish Area, Official Area, Motul Bike Wash and Vendors etc. This area will only be accessible by foot.

Co-ordinates for the Start / Finish are S29 25.671 E27 51.481


 

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Re: Roof of Africa 2016
« Reply #16 on: October 21, 2016, 07:39:12 am »
Start stop area ROA 2016
 

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Re: Roof of Africa 2016
« Reply #17 on: October 21, 2016, 06:46:26 pm »
Roof numbers is out...   

Post your racing number for the wilddogs

311 Janneman Erasmus

Don't know if you are aware of this but 311 is a lucky number. It brought me plain sailing.  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Roof of Africa 2016
« Reply #18 on: October 21, 2016, 08:11:53 pm »
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Re: Roof of Africa 2016
« Reply #19 on: October 24, 2016, 06:16:00 am »
Don't know if you are aware of this but 311 is a lucky number. It brought me plain sailing.  :thumleft:


Wow.. Truly blessed man .. Looking forward to a good roof this year. 2014 silver didn't help me either.
Please share some of your stories, pre roof practice... Hope you training hard for silver.

Best of luck Michiel