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« on: December 07, 2010, 01:03:29 pm »
Tell us about it...

Could an average rider finish it? Are there entry requirements? Which bikes compete? How did you find it?
 

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Re: *Who's done the ROOF*
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2010, 01:29:18 pm »
Go check out e-dirt, lots of personal stories, tips, training advice etc there. I read Avontier's post - he has done it.
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Re: *Who's done the ROOF*
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2010, 01:39:44 pm »
I`ve entered and completed 5  between 2002 and 2006 - back then it was organised by LORA (Lesotho Offroad assosiation) and was very different to today!
It has developed into a really extreme event! Back in the day we rode the "Runts and twassholes" class :biggrin: The same route as the National quad guys,still a long day in the saddle (240kms a day) 2006 I won the Ullyses class and finished with no skin on my butt cheecks! Today it is a lot shorter but far more challenging! Fitness is the key!  


                  Novice Uleysses                            Round the Houses            Main Races
                                                         
   POS   No.   Name   Class   Make   MSA Lic   Club   Entrant   Ent Lic   Laps   Total Tm   Time Trial   Race 1   Race 2   Race 3   Race 4   Race 5   Race 6   Section 1
                                                         
7   1   12   Andre Wille   RB Ulysses   Yama450   9541   Rover         8   13:12:35.146   1  [2:05:03.901]   -   -   -   3  [6:44.213]   -   -   2  [5:39:46.922]
9   2   154   Terry du Toit   RB Ulysses   KTM450   34175            8   13:20:31.197   1  [1:53:43.869]   -   -   -   3  [6:38.444]   -   -   2  [6:08:06.419]
11   3   82   Roy MacDonald   RB Ulysses   Honda450      Dirt Bronco         8   13:28:14.891   1  [2:04:26.519]   -   -   -   3  [7:34.178]   -   -   2  [5:58:31.062]
16   4   11   Jan Berning   RB Ulysses   Yamaha 450   26644   MS 2000         8   13:58:00.035   1  [2:05:16.633]   -   -   -   3  [6:58.272]   -   -   2  [6:08:56.387]
17   5   155   Manuel de Ponte   RB Ulysses   KTM250   17428            8   14:01:10.371   1  [2:03:56.780]   -   -   -   3  [6:34.784]   -   -   2  [6:15:11.363]
19   6   206   Kevin Cole   RB Ulysses   Yama250   63905            8   14:14:06.602   1  [2:15:32.016]   -   -   -   3  [7:30.666]   -   -   2  [6:12:24.765]
27   7   44   Hein Potgieter   RB Ulysses   KTM 250      Rover         8   14:51:16.341   1  [2:14:51.371]   -   -   -   3  [7:43.416]   -   -   2  [6:23:30.620]
29   8   890   Paul de la Rey   RB Ulysses   KTM 200   32852   MS 2000         8   15:03:10.188   1  [2:13:16.614]   -   -   -   3  [7:41.521]   -   -   2  [6:38:48.210]
30   9   780   Frans Burger   RB Ulysses   KTM300   6065   BORC         8   15:07:38.269   1  [2:23:24.103]   -   -   -   3  [7:04.825]   -   -   2  [6:33:47.861]
32   10   886   Henk Leenstra   RB Ulysses   KTM525   62140   WRH         8   15:17:11.166   1  [2:19:26.654]   -   -   -   3  [6:59.964]   -   -   2  [6:30:08.818]
34   11   279   Iain MacLean   RB Ulysses   KTM525   22175   SCMSC         8   15:47:44.050   1  [3:57:35.132]   -   -   -   3  [6:39.479]   -   -   2  [6:06:03.716]
40   12   979   Ian Roscoe   RB Ulysses   KTM300   32880   MS 2000         8   16:47:30.524   1  [2:26:31.213]   -   -   -   3  [7:38.137]   -   -   2  [7:16:14.869]
45   13   49   Carlo Render   RB Ulysses   KTM 300   34007            8   17:44:06.387   1  [2:09:49.041]   -   -   -   3  [7:45.135]   -   -   2  [8:05:03.213]
46   14   195   Pieter Erasmus   RB Ulysses   KTM525   26885            8   17:53:17.369   1  [2:32:06.076]   -   -   -   3  [7:28.729]   -   -   2  [7:55:59.915]
47   15   51   Martin Ward   RB Ulysses   KTM 200   34006            8   18:05:39.853   1  [2:32:08.084]   -   -   -   3  [7:45.846]   -   -   2  [8:04:37.573]
48   16   79   Nicolaas Stoffberg   RB Ulysses   Kawa200   33761            8   18:37:12.876   1  [3:57:35.132]   -   -   -   3  [7:35.636]   -   -   2  [7:10:52.204]
49   17   828   Samantha Tinkler   RB Ulysses   Kawa 250   72106   Daytona         8   19:08:26.892   1  [2:55:39.361]   -   -   -   3  [7:59.796]   -   -   2  [8:15:18.356]
51   18   15   Ivan Tinkler   RB Ulysses   KTM 200      LORA         8   19:08:51.464   1  [2:56:07.678]   -   -   -   3  [8:01.363]   -   -   2  [8:15:22.003]
53   19   69   Sean Backe-Hansen   RB Ulysses   Yamaha250F   33786   WFO         8   19:37:58.145   1  [2:45:38.761]   -   -   -   3  [8:20.017]   -   -   2  [8:38:24.846]
54   20   394   Barry Marais   RB Ulysses   Yamaha 230   33801   WFO         8   19:38:59.966   1  [2:45:39.686]   -   -   -   3  [8:22.763]   -   -   2  [8:39:42.515]
55   21   54   Jonathan Blackmore   RB Ulysses   Kawa 200      Sunset Riders         8   19:58:12.165   1  [2:56:12.894]   -   -   -   3  [8:05.858]   -   -   2  [8:48:39.659]
DNF   22   189   Glen Norton   RB Ulysses   KTM250   25541   Tuskers         6   7:11:52.077   1  [1:47:59.689]   -   -   -   3  [6:31.936]   -   -   2  [5:17:20.452]
DNF   23   486   Simon Phohleli   RB Ulysses         LORA         6   9:34:03.019   1  [1:58:18.364]   -   -   -   -   3  [7:02.299]   -   2  [5:17:56.363]
DNF   24   158   Quinton Williams   RB Ulysses   KTM400   25723   ELMCCC         5   7:19:05.443   1  [2:35:26.099]   -   -   -   3  [7:40.472]   -   -   1  [4:35:58.872]
DNF   25   68   Mark Hadden   RB Ulysses   Kawa 200   33798   WFO         5   7:44:07.728   1  [2:44:55.081]   -   -   -   3  [8:21.359]   -   -   1  [4:50:51.288]
DNF   26   669   John Chemaly   RB Ulysses   KTM 250 F   25289   Nigel         4   2:23:00.797   1  [2:15:33.993]   -   -   -   3  [7:26.804]   -   -   0  [-.---]
DNF   27   74   Juan Gough   RB Ulysses   KTM250      Caledon         4   3:21:57.283   1  [3:14:51.433]   -   -   -   3  [7:05.850]   -   -   0  [-.---]
DNF   28   229   Peter Searle   RB Ulysses   Yamaha250F               1   2:19:34.830   1  [2:19:34.830]   -   -   -   -   -   -   -

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Re: *Who's done the ROOF*
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2010, 02:04:21 pm »
awesome! I watched the video of that hill climb - vertical boulders etc. Is a lot of it as extreme as that?
 

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Re: *Who's done the ROOF*
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2010, 02:33:23 pm »
Did the Roof as well --1978

Till a few years ago used to be Racing and lots of Fun --today it forms part of the EXTREME races -- eg:Erzberg -Romaniacs--

You will trash any bike riding it and it becomes very expensive for the Privateer as well

Would love to ride it again but could not see myself abusing my bike the way they do nowdays.

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Re: *Who's done the ROOF*
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2010, 02:29:53 am »
I have never done the roof, but what I can say is that anything is possible.  If you make the decision to do it, I mean really make it and commit - you can and will finish. :thumleft:

But unless you are into the racing scene, you are going to have to damn hard to get there. I suggest you try a couple of enduros just to see where you lie in terms of skills and fitness. You will probably enjoy them immensely, though the first one is more often than not a serious bitch-slap to your ego. I strongly advize you to practice and get fit. Your riding skills will improve dramatically, literally week-to-week if you keep it up for any amount of time. Importantly, it will get you ready for an attempt on the roof.

The andrenaline rush and satisfaction of racing is second to none, believe me.  :ricky:

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Re: *Who's done the ROOF*
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2010, 05:41:44 am »
thanks guys  :thumleft:

I'd love to have a chat next time you are in SA, Blue balls  :mwink:
 

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Re: *Who's done the ROOF*
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2010, 06:41:06 am »
J-Dog that Katoom 300 you getting/got is THE machine for the Roof! :thumleft:
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Re: *Who's done the ROOF*
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2010, 06:52:53 am »
yep, but it won't be in one piece by the end of the roof  :-\

I guess I'd like to treat it as a race against the elements, rather than a race against others. My goal would be simply to FINISH!
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Re: *Who's done the ROOF*
« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2010, 08:26:24 am »

B.V. het vanjaar gaan ry. Respek is al wat in my kop is vir die manne. :thumleft: :ricky:
As die hoender in jou vasvlieg moet sy vere waai, maar dis darm ook nou nie nodig om in die hoenderhok in te klim nie.
 

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Re: *Who's done the ROOF*
« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2010, 03:01:58 pm »
Who's done the ROOF

Me; but its still leaks a bit when it rains.
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Re: *Who's done the ROOF*
« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2010, 04:35:42 am »
NP J-Dog I will ping you next time I am in country. Dont worry about breaking the bike. A couple of parts and it will be right as rain! ;D
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Re: *Who's done the ROOF*
« Reply #12 on: December 09, 2010, 06:25:28 am »
NP J-Dog I will ping you next time I am in country. Dont worry about breaking the bike. A couple of parts and it will be right as rain! ;D

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Re: *Who's done the ROOF*
« Reply #13 on: December 09, 2010, 09:58:35 am »
I did the Roof a few years ago, but that was back when they had the Clubman class for people who stand closer to the urinals. It was half the distance of the main race, and missed out all the really difficult passes. Even so, it still took me about ten hours to finish, and I spent every evening afterwards walking like I had just got out of prison.
 

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Re: *Who's done the ROOF*
« Reply #14 on: December 09, 2010, 10:04:32 am »
The latter day one? Never!! Those okes are farking MAD!!
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Re: *Who's done the ROOF*
« Reply #15 on: December 09, 2010, 10:15:01 am »
people talk about pre, and post 2007 roof, the pre one was doable, the post one, to finnish the gold is near impossible for a normal person, it's atleast 2 years  of hard training, and aquiring the correct riding skill, before you can even concider it. Brian capper, who rides for a living, is one of the best trials riders out there, just finished with seconds to spare. so realistically, if you're head isn't  in the right place, you're not very good at riding tech,, and not very fit, then you won't manage a finnish.
for eg. about 10 of ktm cpt's riders went up, allot of them are top 10 runners in the regionals, and only one of them managed a finnish
 

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Re: *Who's done the ROOF*
« Reply #16 on: December 09, 2010, 10:17:33 am »
ok well that settles that. What about the Winterberg then?
 

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Re: *Who's done the ROOF*
« Reply #17 on: December 09, 2010, 10:29:41 am »
I did the Winterberg in 2003. It rained the whole weekend, took me 8 hours to complete one lap, it was an absolute nightmare.
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Re: *Who's done the ROOF*
« Reply #18 on: December 09, 2010, 10:34:19 am »
The Winterberg is a great race and very do-able! I have about 7 finishes
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Re: *Who's done the ROOF*
« Reply #19 on: December 09, 2010, 10:36:18 am »
The Winterberg is a great race and very do-able! I have about 7 finishes

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