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Offline Goingnowherekwickly

Re: Roof of Africa 2017
« Reply #100 on: November 16, 2017, 10:25:39 pm »
Wow!!
it's super snowy there!! I pity the contestants, this is gonna be a very Hard Enduro!!
is there a live feed, keen to follow  :ricky: :ricky:
 
 

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Re: Roof of Africa 2017
« Reply #101 on: November 17, 2017, 08:04:53 am »
Seem the EU guys shows the snow experience

 

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Re: Roof of Africa 2017
« Reply #102 on: November 17, 2017, 09:48:36 am »
After 76km  Travis Teasedale leading, followed by Wade Young with Jarvis in 3rd




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Re: Roof of Africa 2017
« Reply #103 on: November 17, 2017, 10:18:31 am »
Check position 15

Mike Skinner on a 2008 KTM300 he started off as a "project" bike

 

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Re: Roof of Africa 2017
« Reply #104 on: November 17, 2017, 10:45:03 am »
some photos from the Roof...

















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Re: Roof of Africa 2017
« Reply #105 on: November 17, 2017, 10:51:24 am »
Young followed by Teasdale

ZA boytjies doing good  :thumleft:

Well done
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Re: Roof of Africa 2017
« Reply #106 on: November 17, 2017, 12:01:30 pm »
Local is Lekker

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« Reply #107 on: November 17, 2017, 03:19:05 pm »
Top 10 Roof of Africa 2017 Standings After Day 2 (unofficial results)   :thumleft:

1  12 : Wade Young  - Sherco South Africa Sherco Liqui Moly South Africa Racing - 06:29:02
2  3 : Travis Teasdale  - KTM Brother Leader Tread KTM  - 06:29:51
3  1 : Graham Jarvis  - Husqvarna Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing  - 06:40:29
4  4 : Blake Gutzeit  - Yamaha Bidvest bLU cRU Yamaha Race Team  - 06:42:21
5  AG0 : Alfredo Gomez Cantero  - KTM Red Bull KTM Factory Racing  - 06:47:37
6  ML0 : Manuel Lettenbichler  - KTM Brother Leader Tread KTM  - 06:50:29
7  2 : Scott Bouverie  - KTM Brother Leader Tread KTM  -  06:50:33
8  AL0 : Andreas Lettenbichler  - KTM Brother Leader Tread KTM  - 07:05:02
9  MR0 : Mario Roman  - 74 Sherco Racing SHERCO LIQUI MOLY RACING  - 07:05:07
10  DC0 : David Cyprian  - KTM  - 07:23:08
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Re: Roof of Africa 2017
« Reply #108 on: November 17, 2017, 03:28:05 pm »
Link to onboard video of Mario Roman without rear braking power!

https://www.facebook.com/hardenduroseries/videos/300954020397158/
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Re: Roof of Africa 2017
« Reply #109 on: November 18, 2017, 01:21:46 pm »
Nice

Trophy stay in ZA

 

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Re: Roof of Africa 2017
« Reply #110 on: November 19, 2017, 08:27:12 pm »
Just back from Lesotho. Mission accomplished  :thumleft:  Josh did us proud and got a top 40 Gold finish.  :ricky:

Conditions were challenging but fortunately it did clear although there was still snow and ice on the high mountain passes (many with hectic cliffs and off cambers!). Some carrying of bikes over ice covered boulders was required and balls of steel (yes even Kirsten Landman and Sandra Gomez). Tough competition in Gold and excellent level of routes - two final virgin signature passes before the Saturday finish, extreme hardly describes them! More like barely rideable.

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« Reply #111 on: November 19, 2017, 08:45:12 pm »
Just back from Lesotho. Mission accomplished  :thumleft:  Josh did us proud and got a top 40 Gold finish.  :ricky:

Conditions were challenging but fortunately it did clear although there was still snow and ice on the high mountain passes (many with hectic cliffs and off cambers!). Some carrying of bikes over ice covered boulders was required and balls of steel (yes even Kirsten Landman and Sandra Gomez). Tough competition in Gold and excellent level of routes - two final virgin signature passes before the Saturday finish, extreme hardly describes them.

Well done to  your son Dominic  :thumleft: He surely is a tough and very talented rider  ;)
 
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Re: Roof of Africa 2017
« Reply #112 on: November 20, 2017, 07:44:52 am »
Just back from Lesotho. Mission accomplished  :thumleft:  Josh did us proud and got a top 40 Gold finish.  :ricky:

Conditions were challenging but fortunately it did clear although there was still snow and ice on the high mountain passes (many with hectic cliffs and off cambers!). Some carrying of bikes over ice covered boulders was required and balls of steel (yes even Kirsten Landman and Sandra Gomez). Tough competition in Gold and excellent level of routes - two final virgin signature passes before the Saturday finish, extreme hardly describes them.

Well done to  your son Dominic  :thumleft: He surely is a tough and very talented rider  ;)
Excellent ride Josh, well done. Big Dom I watched him in the mountains and he is a very smooth, energy efficient rider, which bodes well in that type of terrain. Very chuffed for you guys. :thumleft:
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« Reply #113 on: November 20, 2017, 09:45:54 am »
Well done Josh & team!!
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Re: Roof of Africa 2017
« Reply #114 on: November 20, 2017, 09:55:18 am »
. . . . mooi so . . .
 
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Re: Roof of Africa 2017
« Reply #115 on: November 20, 2017, 02:01:24 pm »
Just back from Lesotho. Mission accomplished  :thumleft:  Josh did us proud and got a top 40 Gold finish.  :ricky:

Conditions were challenging but fortunately it did clear although there was still snow and ice on the high mountain passes (many with hectic cliffs and off cambers!). Some carrying of bikes over ice covered boulders was required and balls of steel (yes even Kirsten Landman and Sandra Gomez). Tough competition in Gold and excellent level of routes - two final virgin signature passes before the Saturday finish, extreme hardly describes them.

Well done to  your son Dominic  :thumleft: He surely is a tough and very talented rider  ;)

Thanks. He rode a very mature race, pacing himself for a finish (being his first gold attempt) rather than attacking and taking too many risks. He also knew he needed to keep something in the tank for the last day which had four hectic passes including two new virtually unridden signature passes at the end of it - Devils Stairway and Soldiers Way.
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« Reply #116 on: November 20, 2017, 03:23:36 pm »
Well done Josh and team Dom.
 
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« Reply #117 on: November 20, 2017, 03:46:17 pm »
[Thanks. He rode a very mature race, pacing himself for a finish (being his first gold attempt) rather than attacking and tacking too many risks. He also knew he needed to keep something in the tank for the last day which had four hectic passes including two new virtually unridden signature passes at the end of it - Devils Stairway and Soldiers Way.
We have been riding "Devils Stairway" for the last 5 years.
Awesome  pass and relatively technical.
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« Reply #118 on: November 20, 2017, 04:09:17 pm »
[Thanks. He rode a very mature race, pacing himself for a finish (being his first gold attempt) rather than attacking and tacking too many risks. He also knew he needed to keep something in the tank for the last day which had four hectic passes including two new virtually unridden signature passes at the end of it - Devils Stairway and Soldiers Way.
We have been riding "Devils Stairway" for the last 5 years.
Awesome  pass and relatively technical.

I bet you have not been riding Soldiers Way  :imaposer:
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« Reply #119 on: November 20, 2017, 04:41:12 pm »
I bet you have not been riding Soldiers Way  :imaposer:
No that is new but we gonna ride it this coming weekend :thumleft:
Congrats to Josh.
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