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50th Edition of the Roof of Africa 2017

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So the 50th edition of the Roof of Africa set to start tomorrow with the Round the Houses and Time Trial... 

Route across Gold, Silver and Bronze looks awesome. Think this one will be taken by Graham Jarvis. 

 

 

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Graham Jarvis is just too good in the difficult rock sections. He did this section in 18 minutes and I guess it usually take 2-3 hours. He's an animal.

 

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11 hours ago, brysonrs said:

Graham Jarvis is just too good in the difficult rock sections. He did this section in 18 minutes and I guess it usually take 2-3 hours. He's an animal.

 

He's a beast in the ugly technical stuff... And it looks like we could have bad weather at this years roof, which will only make him better... Should be a good race. Round the houses kicks off this morning... 

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To make things even more interesting this year... Snow... The start of the Time Trail has been delayed due to the weather, but the Round the House race is still set to kick off on time...

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8 hours ago, A_dam said:

To make things even more interesting this year... Snow... The start of the Time Trail has been delayed due to the weather, but the Round the House race is still set to kick off on time...

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Oh boy that should be an interesting day! Thanks for the update!

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2 hours ago, filterx said:

Do they get snow often in Maseru? cus it looks like the mountains in the PNW of BC today.

Over the winter period its fairly common, temps drop in the mountains. This time of the year, its a little strange... Normally have rain around these times... 

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Time Trial Results. The flags are wrong next to the names, so ignore that... 

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Provisional Results. SA boys riding hard today... 

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19 hours ago, A_dam said:

Over the winter period its fairly common, temps drop in the mountains. This time of the year, its a little strange... Normally have rain around these times... 

Ya unless I'm mistaken you are in your spring going into summer?

And looks close to the Tropic Capricorn on the Indian Ocean side which I would think be somewhat like the tip of the Baja in Mexico if I was comparing to north of the equator and would think close to the same weather but then Mother Nature can be very fickle etc :)

I live in the PWN of Canada and we're heading into winter. Its likes weeks of monsoon rain and rarely snows where I actually live but I can drive about 1/2hr north to the Whistler/Blackcomb ski resort and is already full on winter and today is opening day of the ski season.

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Anyway, I try and watch most of the Hard Enduro events the the Roof of Africa is always awesome :)

 

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12 hours ago, jetfuel said:

Gomez POV from the first stage..   WTF ? is with all the road racing... 

 

 

This is the traditional Round the Houses race in the town. Just a spectacle for the locals and then after this they move to the Time Trail. 

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21 hours ago, jetfuel said:

Gomez POV from the first stage..   WTF ? is with all the road racing... 

 

 

They do it every year jetfuel.

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Results are as follows:

GOLD: 

1. Wade Young (Sherco Liqui Moly Racing)10Hrs 41,28

2. Travis Teasdale (Brother Leader Tread KTM)10Hrs 52,34

3.Graham Jarvis (Rockstar Energy Husqvarna)11Hrs 04,06

  

SILVER: 

1. Heinrich Zellhuber (Alfie Cox MOTUL KTM Racing)11Hrs 28,02

2. Bradley Cox (Alfie Cox MOTUL KTM Racing)11Hrs 49,36

3. Wilhelm Schonfeldt (BCR Arrow Yamaha) 12Hrs 01,00

  

BRONZE: 

1. Brett Geary (KTM)9Hrs 20,22

2. Brett Boyes (KTM) 9Hrs 24,52

3. Grant Burton Durham (Mechspec Racing) 9Hrs 32,18

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