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Re: Roof of Africa 2016
« Reply #80 on: November 26, 2016, 09:16:28 am »
Sithe, can you confirm Letti is riding?
You also mentioned Roman, maybe taking Wades spot?

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Re: Roof of Africa 2016
« Reply #81 on: November 26, 2016, 10:50:47 am »
I think it may be klein Letti who is not coming as he is racing endurocross and is a clash.
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Re: Roof of Africa 2016
« Reply #82 on: November 26, 2016, 01:43:46 pm »
Yes Ian, I'm back riding. Was elbow dislocation.

Lettie is riding and he said Roman is also coming


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Re: Roof of Africa 2016
« Reply #83 on: November 27, 2016, 10:50:41 am »
I have also heard that the cops go mad with the bribes but luckily never experienced this before?

I've been hit twice in Lesothu by the "cops". First time was at the 2007 Roof (The Floods - remember that year). I parked in a loading zone to pick up some take-aways. Cops gave me a hard time, and once I'd talked my way out of it, I noticed that one of the cops had stolen one of the riders' pair of boots off the back of the bakkie. We luckily were able to borrow a pair from Gary Franks the next day.

The second time, on trying to leave Lesotho after Mountain Madalas in 2012, we were stopped by cops because our trailer didn't have enough reflective tape for their liking. They threatened to impound the trailer, and when the argument got heated, they threatened to arrest us. We had 12 hours driving ahead of us that day, so we reluctantly gave them R200, and they waved us through.. ,
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Re: Roof of Africa 2016
« Reply #84 on: November 27, 2016, 03:18:35 pm »
Ja last year leaving Lesotho on the Sunday after Roof, bike loaded and exhausted, got stopped at 7 am in Mafateng and accused of going through a stop street. Although it was complete bollocks and trying to humour them they were persistent and threatened arrest and waiting till Monday for court … In the end (also with 10 hours drive ahead) I complied with sponsorship for 'some cool drinks' - left Lesotho feeling defiled. It was also not great for my two sons to see this extortion and me being complicit, although they understood.   :-[ :-\
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Re: Roof of Africa 2016
« Reply #85 on: November 27, 2016, 03:29:16 pm »
Last couple of times I've been riding in Lesotho and we got close enough to civilization to encounter cops the leading rider went straight through the roadblock, after that the rest just had to follow suite. Someone mentioned taking petrol across the border, I can remember anyone who fancied themselves going to the airport and buying the higher octane avgas, after all, you have the empty drums with you to drop at the fuel stops. I was always amused by all the guys who left 20 litres of fuel at each refuel but only had a 13 litre tank to fill.

Sithe, glad to hear you recovered so well. When we found you at the bottom of the rock path it looked like you would be out of riding for a long, long, long time. Must have good healing powers!
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Re: Roof of Africa 2016
« Reply #86 on: November 27, 2016, 04:53:21 pm »
It's the physio, she did a really good job on me, lots of pain, acupuncture and rehab exercises


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Re: Roof of Africa 2016
« Reply #87 on: November 28, 2016, 10:57:05 am »
Sithe, you coming down this weekend?
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Re: Roof of Africa 2016
« Reply #88 on: November 28, 2016, 11:09:17 am »
I am trying to come ... if I can get Thursday and Friday off work.
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Re: Roof of Africa 2016
« Reply #89 on: November 28, 2016, 11:11:58 am »
Is it just me or can you taste those Maluti's?
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Re: Roof of Africa 2016
« Reply #90 on: November 28, 2016, 11:43:25 am »
All the best for the Roof guys - Keep the rubber side down, enjoy sucking the fresh air and have a blast! :ricky: :thumleft:

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Re: Roof of Africa 2016
« Reply #91 on: November 29, 2016, 10:07:23 am »
Wade Young announced that he is out this year, dont think his wrist/hand injury after s2s is sorted yet!

And then:

Co-Ordinates

Please note that all the co-ordinates published in the programme are all wrong and should read as follows:
Start/Finish Bushmans Pass         S29 25.560 E27 51.606
Ha Rapokoloane Friday Gold & Silver Service Point   S29 22.271 E28 01.981
St. Magdalena Friday Bronxe Service Point      S29 15.388 E27 51.309
Thaba Putsoa Saturday Bronze Service Point   S29 27.208 E27 58.937
Econet Cell Tower Saturday Silver Service Point   S29 28.080 E28 00.538
Likalaneng Saturday Gold Service Point      S29 28.247 E28 02.253
Friday Spectator Points
FS1   S29 25.319 E27 52.704   Tar
FS2   S29 21.947 E28 01.458   Dirt
FS3   S29 11.756 E28 04.510   Dirt
FS4   S29 16.506 E27 56.359   Dirt
FS5   S29 19.356 E27 55.063   Dirt
FS6   S29 24.828 E27 50.183   Tar
FS7   S29 25.595 E27 51.152   Tar
Saturday Spectator Points
SS1   S29 25.319 E27 52.704   Tar
SS2   S29 25.360 E27 53.028   Tar
SS3   S29 25.757 E27 53.277   Tar
SS4   S29 25.278 E27 55.027   Tar
SS5   S29 25.193 E27 55.712   Tar
SS6   S29 24.593 E27 58.691   Dirt
SS7   S29 26.020 E27 58.285   Tar
SS8   S29 27.218 E27 58.872   Tar
SS9   S29 28.136 E28 00.526   Tar
SS10   S29 28.283 E28 02.187   Tar
SS11   S29 34.247 E27 52.536   Dirt
SS12   S29 30.218 E27 52.621   Dirt

Note:Points indicated Dirt are only acccessible by Dirt Road not really suitable for passenger type cars. Two wheel drive Bakkkies,4x4's, Vans, Adventure Bikes etc should be fine.

I know a bit of a long shot - has anyone converted these waypoints into a GPX?

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Re: Roof of Africa 2016
« Reply #92 on: November 29, 2016, 11:34:55 am »


I know a bit of a long shot - has anyone converted these waypoints into a GPX?

Here you go:


Oh and here is a GPX file with all the spectator points mapped, etc.
The info is based on the corrected info - I know the first map issued had the wrong
GPS co-ords.

These are supposedly the corrected ones.

I take no responsibility for the accuracy of this info. :)

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Re: Roof of Africa 2016
« Reply #93 on: November 29, 2016, 12:55:02 pm »


I know a bit of a long shot - has anyone converted these waypoints into a GPX?

Here you go:


Oh and here is a GPX file with all the spectator points mapped, etc.
The info is based on the corrected info - I know the first map issued had the wrong
GPS co-ords.

These are supposedly the corrected ones.

I take no responsibility for the accuracy of this info. :)

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=201024.0

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Re: Roof of Africa 2016
« Reply #94 on: November 30, 2016, 02:12:06 am »
Camperdown Boys leaving later today. Just support and spectating. Good luck to all and maybe bump into other WDs up there. :thumleft:
 

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Re: Roof of Africa 2016
« Reply #95 on: November 30, 2016, 06:05:04 am »
 A pack of Grahamstown Greyhounds leaving today as well on our annual pilgrimage  :ricky: Will be based as normal at Ramabanta. First time for a few years that I will be spectating and not chief team manager, machie, motivator etc etc for my son Josh (he has been writing Matric but back for gold next year).

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Re: Roof of Africa 2016
« Reply #96 on: November 30, 2016, 06:35:37 am »
Cheers boys, first Maluit down  :)
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Re: Roof of Africa 2016
« Reply #97 on: November 30, 2016, 07:05:40 am »
Still a few hours for us, Ght Greyhounds heading off today on a tour arriving at Ramabantla late tomorrow ;D
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Re: Roof of Africa 2016
« Reply #98 on: November 30, 2016, 12:35:25 pm »
Buff you lucky bastard! I'm melting here in the Lowveld, and I have to wait another 4 or 5 hours before I can have a beer.

Good luck to all the riders and crew members, and good viewing and great times to all the spectators. A word of warning to all spectators on bikes, beer and 4th gear wheelies do not go well together. I'm talking from experience here!
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Re: Roof of Africa 2016
« Reply #99 on: December 02, 2016, 09:43:46 pm »
Any updates here? I checked on race control only 34 bronze finishers for today - and rumors that they were given the incorrect Gps routes,
Making them do a gold climb in the last 20km of the race. Will try get more facts
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