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Romaniacs 2021
« on: July 28, 2021, 05:49:57 am »
That time of the year again.
I see Wade leading after the Time Trial, but a long way to go, Obviously chose to go off 3rd this morning behind Alfredo and Teodor. Looks a lot drier this year, and they are expecting high temps.
Only other Saffer I see is Matty Green, lying 18th but early days. I expect a good battle of the 'lighties' (anything but 'lite' with these okes) with Suff Salla the young Israeli. Pity Trav Teasdale couldn't make it through injury, has been having quite a good year so far.
Predictions? Dry conditions puts Wade in the mix, but Bily Bolt having a good year so far (seems like his training with the Hilton boys over lockdown is paying off!), but 'Mini' Letti, Graham and a few others are sure to put their hands up.
Still on my bucket list to go and watch (with Phillip Island).
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Re: Romaniacs 2021
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2021, 12:08:27 pm »
Time Trial

How can I be lost if I've got nowhere to go?
 

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Re: Romaniacs 2021
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2021, 12:35:38 pm »
I would not put money on Jarvis anymore although he often surprises.
Billy I think will take it.

I see Pol Tarres is riding a Tenere 700.  Does he take an easier route or something?  If not how do you get that heavy bike up those steep inclines?
 

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Re: Romaniacs 2021
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2021, 12:45:08 pm »
Wade 3rd on 1st day of racing:

How can I be lost if I've got nowhere to go?
 

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Re: Romaniacs 2021
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2021, 03:05:53 pm »
Torres is riding the silver class. Respect for doing it on the big bike. He's dropped down to position 24 in silver.
Mat Green 13th in gold.
 

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Re: Romaniacs 2021
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2021, 03:15:05 pm »
I would not put money on Jarvis anymore although he often surprises.
Billy I think will take it.

I see Pol Tarres is riding a Tenere 700.  Does he take an easier route or something?  If not how do you get that heavy bike up those steep inclines?

I can only but laugh, ive been hearing this for the last couple of years now.

If there is any sight of moisture all of these kids will take a back seat and at the Jarvis training academy!  Old but not yet cold.

Seems like Wade made a small mistake leading the way to CP7 which ended up costing him more than 5min.  Billy battled up that last concrete slab and hurt his knee in the time trial.

Jarvis or Letti most likely to win it with a hand full of other contestants all capable of winning will make up the rest of the podium.

Billy and Letti just have this small edge over the rest of the field but its not over till its over.
Wade,  Teodor, Gomez, Roman (and billy if his knee holds up) to round off the podium.
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Re: Romaniacs 2021
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2021, 03:49:27 pm »
If I look at skills I feel Billy and Mani have overtaken Jarvis.  Jarvis seem to be taking it easier than a few years back.  As far as keeping grip on the back wheel on slow stuff I still think he is the best though. Not writing him off though. Still think he can surprise.

Where is Billy in the results above?

Where do you follow the racing?
 

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Re: Romaniacs 2021
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2021, 04:03:40 pm »
Live results on Romaniacs Website.

Instagram for footage updates (same content on FB most of the time)
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Re: Romaniacs 2021
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Re: Romaniacs 2021
« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2021, 05:38:17 am »
If I look at skills I feel Billy and Mani have overtaken Jarvis.  Jarvis seem to be taking it easier than a few years back.  As far as keeping grip on the back wheel on slow stuff I still think he is the best though. Not writing him off though. Still think he can surprise.

Where is Billy in the results above?

Where do you follow the racing?

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Re: Romaniacs 2021
« Reply #11 on: July 29, 2021, 07:22:39 am »
Torres is riding the silver class. Respect for doing it on the big bike. He's dropped down to position 24 in silver.
Mat Green 13th in gold.
also rather following this part...
any other big bikes there?
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Re: Romaniacs 2021
« Reply #12 on: July 29, 2021, 07:31:04 am »
As far as I am aware this is a 1st for a big bike (twin) to enter the actual main race :o
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Re: Romaniacs 2021
« Reply #13 on: July 29, 2021, 08:45:02 am »
Never write Jarvis off ... ever ... When the going gets tough Jarvis pulls it off.

I don't know how he does it now.  He used to be much better in the technical sections. Now some of the others look better. Maybe he is losing style but still fast.  He mentioned in the interview that he got tired and it is an age thing.
 

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Re: Romaniacs 2021
« Reply #14 on: July 29, 2021, 11:55:28 am »
As far as I am aware this is a 1st for a big bike (twin) to enter the actual main race :o

Birchie did the iron class on a 1090 and Gerhard Forster did it on a BMW R nineT in 2017.
If memory serves Quinn Cody also did it on a 1090 in 2017
 

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« Reply #16 on: July 29, 2021, 12:11:46 pm »
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Re: Romaniacs 2021
« Reply #17 on: July 29, 2021, 12:50:28 pm »
As far as I am aware this is a 1st for a big bike (twin) to enter the actual main race :o

Birchie did the iron class on a 1090 and Gerhard Forster did it on a BMW R nineT in 2017.
If memory serves Quinn Cody also did it on a 1090 in 2017

Iron class is nothing on the Bronze class so a very different game!
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Re: Romaniacs 2021
« Reply #18 on: July 29, 2021, 07:39:12 pm »
As far as I am aware this is a 1st for a big bike (twin) to enter the actual main race :o

Birchie did the iron class on a 1090 and Gerhard Forster did it on a BMW R nineT in 2017.
If memory serves Quinn Cody also did it on a 1090 in 2017

Iron class is nothing on the Bronze class so a very different game!
Absolutely! Birch was disqualified and Cody finished 38th. Forster managed 14th on the bmw. T7 is a lot more chuckable than a 1090, if Tarres finishes bronze on the big bike it will be a nice first for yamaha.
 

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Re: Romaniacs 2021
« Reply #19 on: July 30, 2021, 10:46:34 am »
Looks like Wade has taken Day 3 win and cemented his second place overall. Geez the guy might not have the 'foot up trials' skills of Letti/Jarvis/Bolt/Walker et al but he certainly makes up for it with brute strength, fitness and big heart. Go lad!
Such a pity Jarvis went out, was shaping up for a good dice to the finish, now it's Letti's to lose and deservedly so; been in a class of his own.
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