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Re: Roof of Africa 2016
« Reply #40 on: November 16, 2016, 08:35:03 am »
Rider weight should/can also be taken into consideration.  A LOT of weekend woblers and mildly above average riders are big guys 95kg + and then for an easy lazy riding style the 300 is a brilliant bike. 
If you are in the 80kg region the 250 might just as well do the same for you.  (not 100% but power to weight ratio makes a big difference if the bike is not in its band).

2014 - Silver I did on a 2014 250 2T and I weighed in at a healthy 88KG and still felt the 300 was to much!

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Re: Roof of Africa 2016
« Reply #41 on: November 16, 2016, 10:58:19 am »
Any confirmation if Mosalemane Pass is in for this years Roof??
 

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Re: Roof of Africa 2016
« Reply #42 on: November 16, 2016, 11:07:50 am »
I saw the FB post but that is only speculation . . .

Im not good at math and I dont know the Maluti's like the back of my hand but it would it not be a farAF stretch if the start finish is Bushmans to get to the switchback staircase?
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Re: Roof of Africa 2016
« Reply #43 on: November 16, 2016, 02:24:05 pm »
Rider weight should/can also be taken into consideration.  A LOT of weekend woblers and mildly above average riders are big guys 95kg + and then for an easy lazy riding style the 300 is a brilliant bike. 
If you are in the 80kg region the 250 might just as well do the same for you.  (not 100% but power to weight ratio makes a big difference if the bike is not in its band).

2014 - Silver I did on a 2014 250 2T and I weighed in at a healthy 88KG and still felt the 300 was to much!

@Pom17 Bronze = Ringer :deal: O0

NAHHH, 2T would be ideal yes. But the 4T will manage just fine. Taken that 350 of mine through some hectic shit for 8hours non stop. Gets heavy but it makes up for it in other places
 

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Re: Roof of Africa 2016
« Reply #44 on: November 16, 2016, 02:28:09 pm »
Glad im not involved with that! :lol8:
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Re: Roof of Africa 2016
« Reply #45 on: November 16, 2016, 03:21:34 pm »
Would love to spectate there though...
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Re: Roof of Africa 2016
« Reply #46 on: November 16, 2016, 03:33:55 pm »
Getting there to spectate would be a moerse adventure in itself, no roads heading in that direction, mountain goat territory.
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Re: Roof of Africa 2016
« Reply #47 on: November 16, 2016, 03:35:22 pm »
Never done a Roof, but we ride pretty knarley stuff here, and I've done all the LEC races and the notorious 2014 Sea to Ski in the rain. 300 baby. Heaps of torque and traction, and when you are so tired that you go into "survival mode" the correct gear selection isn't a train smash. If you are a gear too high or too low, the 300 will forgive you. In all fairness, I'm probably bigger than the average enduro rider, so I need the grunt.

I spent time on a 2016 350 (KTM), and I never gelled with it. I don't attack aggressively enough for a 350. It would probably suit a faster rider better. I'm more of a donkey. The horses go past me on the flats and lowlands, but I catch them again in the passes.

Having load-mouthed above, I've heard great reviews on the new 2017 250's, so my opinion is quite possibly obsolete.

Good luck to all of you at the Roof. Depending on how quickly I settle into the WC, I might give 2017 a bash (Bronze).
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Re: Roof of Africa 2016
« Reply #48 on: November 16, 2016, 09:26:54 pm »
Good luck to all you guys competing, I'll be there spectating and intel gathering again.
I'm planning on doing bronze in 2017 and just can't wait. I've started physical training
to get back into shape and shed some kilos and will start saddle time once I pick
up a nice 300.  :ricky:

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Re: Roof of Africa 2016
« Reply #49 on: November 16, 2016, 09:41:31 pm »
Ok looks like I will get to the Roof despite my son Josh not riding this year (he has been writing Matric but will be back for Gold in 2017). Hatching a ride plan with edgy  - Ramabanta as usual  :ricky:  Will be good to spectate again instead of being team manager, mechanic and motivator.  8)
 
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Re: Roof of Africa 2016
« Reply #50 on: November 16, 2016, 09:58:24 pm »
Ok looks like I will get to the Roof despite my son Josh not riding this year (he has been writing Matric but will be back for Gold in 2017). Hatching a ride plan with edgy  - Ramabanta as usual  :ricky:  Will be good to spectate again instead of being team manager, mechanic and motivator.  8)
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Re: Roof of Africa 2016
« Reply #51 on: November 16, 2016, 10:35:22 pm »
Ok looks like I will get to the Roof despite my son Josh not riding this year (he has been writing Matric but will be back for Gold in 2017). Hatching a ride plan with edgy  - Ramabanta as usual  :ricky:  Will be good to spectate again instead of being team manager, mechanic and motivator.  8)
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Re: Roof of Africa 2016
« Reply #52 on: November 17, 2016, 08:14:09 am »
Anyone staying at Molongoane?

@Rossdog, hopefully we can have a beer together next year at one of the LEC's? :thumleft:
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Re: Roof of Africa 2016
« Reply #53 on: November 17, 2016, 03:06:28 pm »
Anyone staying at Molongoane?

@Rossdog, hopefully we can have a beer together next year at one of the LEC's? :thumleft:

Maybe at the Wildside, Enduro (my favourite), but after that I'm relocating to the Western Cape.I'm going to miss these mountains big time  :'(
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Re: Roof of Africa 2016
« Reply #54 on: November 17, 2016, 07:33:18 pm »
I need some advice please guys, I'm going to crossing the border at Sani Pass with our two plastics on the back of my bakkie. My wife's TTR230 doesn't have any papers, will this be a problem at all at border control?

In the past 2 years we've crossed at Maseru and they never bothered checking the bikes at all, I'm just not sure how paraat they are on the Sani side.
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Re: Roof of Africa 2016
« Reply #55 on: November 17, 2016, 07:34:55 pm »
You don't need papers for plastics esp over the Roof period  :thumleft:
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Re: Roof of Africa 2016
« Reply #56 on: November 17, 2016, 07:38:12 pm »
You don't need papers for plastics esp over the Roof period  :thumleft:

Thanks Edgy, one less stress   :thumleft:
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Re: Roof of Africa 2016
« Reply #57 on: November 17, 2016, 08:18:32 pm »
Just be careful of any traffic offences and speeding. After Roof last year the cops were extorting bribes big time for no transgression.  First time I had ever experienced it.
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Re: Roof of Africa 2016
« Reply #58 on: November 18, 2016, 07:44:44 am »
Weather for Maseru for the next two weeks.
 

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Re: Roof of Africa 2016
« Reply #59 on: November 18, 2016, 10:29:49 am »
I have also heard that the cops go mad with the bribes but luckily never experienced this before?

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