corrie davis dissertation owl annotated bibliography BROTHER BROADLINK KTM’S BOUVERIE IMPRESSES WITH PODIUM FINISH AS FIRST SOUTH AFRICAN HOME custom paper accounting IMG_7503_EnoecklThe 46th running of the legendary Roof of Africa event was held again in the breathtaking mountain kingdom of Lesotho from 14 to 16 November 2013. Tougher than the previous years, or even the toughest Roof so far? ‘Tight, compact and in your face’ is all that route director Justin Harris had to comment on this year’s Roof of Africa event, referred to as ‘the mother of hard enduro’. fast cheap essays Interesting to know is that the route was not as long as previous routes with a short 45 km time trial and only 129 km’s riding distance on Friday and 136 km’s distance on Saturday, the final day. cal state application essay The event kicked off on Thursday, with the traditional ‘Round the Houses’ event in the city centre of Maseru where competitors had to complete three laps racing on the streets of Maseru. A real crowd pleaser and while other competitors conserved both energy and tyres during this race it was Red Bull KTM’s Chris Birch that gave it his all on board his KTM 350 XCF-W machine. Only seconds separated him from first placed Altus de Wet (Husqvarna) and the talented rider and reigning New Zealand Enduro champion had to settle for second.

essay papers for college After ‘Round the Houses’ it was off to Bushman’s pass, traditionally Saturday’s finish but this year saw Bushman’s pass as start and finish of all three racing days. Competitors didn’t waste too much time heading out for time trial, which was only a little teaser of what was to come on day two and three. Sunshine and heat were the conditions that awaited the riders in the dry Lesotho mountains that hadn’t seen rain in months. Little did they know as this was soon about to change.IMG_7545_TT_Teasdale-1024x682

research paper art Time Trial is an important part of the race, but also a mind game at the same time. Riders want to post good times, but don’t necessarily want to head out in front as the front runners need to find the route and more likely get lost than the rest. The KTM boys perfectly played this game and so it was Brother Broadlink KTM’s Wade Young and Red Bull KTM’s Chris Birch who finished time trial in third and fourth place respectively behind Altus de Wet and Graham Jarvis. With both only less than a minute behind De Wet they were happy with their result and knew that day two and three would separate the men from the boys. Another great time trial result was posted by two more Brother Broadlink KTM youngsters: 16 year old Travis Teasdale who raced his first Roof of Africa event this year posted the 6th fastest time and Harding youngster Scott Bouverie the 7th fastest time, only 1m 39sec behind the leader.

buying a dissertation introduction Day two had come and the skies opened with rain, rain and more rain that would not stop until Saturday night. The dusty trails were soon transformed into a mud bath and it was now that the real racing started. Would Young be able to defend his title? The top gold riders immediately pulled a gap on the rest of the field and it could have been anyone’s race at this point. It was after the first fuel point that disaster struck and 17 year old favourite Wade Young seized his bike on a never ending uphill section after having damaged his fan and his radiator in a crash. Disappointing for the National Enduro champion, but he accepted his fate and supported his team mates in this demanding challenge.

IMG_7639_BouveriePlaces kept on changing, but soon Chris Birch put his talent to the test and the three time Roof of Africa winner posted the fastest time on day two with a total racing time of 5h 50min 25sec. Brother Broadlink KTM’s Scott Bouverie finished day two in a comfortable seventh place while his team mates Travis Teasdale and Austrian Enduro champion Lars Enöckl finished day two in 15th and 16th place.

research papers kfc case study On total times it was now Chris Birch leading the race going into day two, but only 9 seconds separated the Kiwi rider from UK rider Graham Jarvis who felt at home in the wet and muddy conditions. Birch gave it his all, but Jarvis managed to pull a gap on Birch and the New Zealander crossed the chequered flag in second place overall. The crowds were pleased when they saw the first South African rider climbing Bushman’s pass and it was the talented Brother Broadlink KTM rider Scott Bouverie who took the last step of the podium: exhausted, but extremely happy and an even happier family and team. Bouverie, who just came back from injury had not ridden a single race before the Roof of Africa but trained hard which paid off. “This was the hardest Enduro I’ve ever ridden”, said Bouverie. ne yo ghostwriter IMG_7706_Bouverie-682x1024Austrian Lars Enöckl finished his first Roof of Africa in 12th place for team Brother Broadlink KTM and had this to say about ‘the mother of hard enduro’: “The scenery we rode in was beautiful, the tracks were so impressive and sometimes I even felt like taking a picture, if I didn’t have other tasks at hand. I am not so used to the rocks and got tired on the long and never ending up hills. The route was in your face all the time and I have to say that the level of all the other Roof competitors is extremely high. I am extremely thankful that the Brother Broadlink KTM team looked after me. I could not have asked for any better support and the team was so welcoming and professionally run living up to high international standard. I’d really like to come back next year and finish in the top ten.” admissions essay help Another outstanding achievement was that of Travis Teasdale’s. The 16 year old Pietermaritzburg rider finished his first Roof of Africa race in 15th place and can truly be proud of himself.

The silver class was won by Stefan van Pletzen (KTM) while bronze was won by Quintus van Wyk (KTM). KTM also won the manufacturer’s award again at this prestigious event.

The gold class saw 23 riders finish out of 110 entries. Silver saw 182 entries, but only 23 finished and bronze saw 74 entries with only 16 finishers. After a lot of blood, sweat and tears and having put their bodies and machines to the test they will all come back again for more in 2014.

admission essay writing 3773 Roof of Africa top 5 gold finishers 2013 (provisional results):

persausive essay Pos. Rider Nat Team Total riding time

1 Graham Jarvis UK Husqvarna 13:56:00

2 Chris Birch NZ Red Bull KTM 14:54:55

3 Scott Bouverie RSA Brother Broadlink KTM 15:32:49

4 Blake Gutzeit RSA Sherco 15:38:34

5 Ben Hemingway UK Beta 15:57:54

other KTM:

11 Brett Swanepoel RSA KTM 17:44:22

12 Lars Enöckl AUT Brother Broadlink KTM 17:52:06

14 Wynand Badenhorst RSA KTM 18:13:53

15 Travis Teasdale RSA Brother Broadlink KTM 18:14:58

16 Luke Williams RSA KTM 18:26:01

17 Shannon Frost RSA KTM 18:52:25

19 Adrian Werner RSA KTM 20:14:10

22 Craig van Heerden RSA KTM 21:46:44

Article and pictures: KTM

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