• Welcome to the Two Wheeled Texans community! Feel free to hang out and lurk as long as you like. However, we would like to encourage you to register so that you can join the community and use the numerous features on the site. After registering, don't forget to post up an introduction!

Romaniacs Day One....The GOAT

WFO75080

Forum Supporter
Joined
Nov 26, 2009
Messages
1,284
Reaction score
1,112
Location
Greenville
First Name
David
Looks like the GOAT (Graham Jarvis) of Extreme Enduro is on top after day 1. This is some of the most incredibly difficult riding in the world.

 

Tourmeister

Keeper of the Asylum
Admin
Joined
Feb 28, 2003
Messages
48,985
Reaction score
3,314
Location
Huntsville
First Name
Scott
Last Name
Friday
I love watching him ride. Like most people that are exceptionally good at what they do, he just makes it loo SOOOO easy.
 
Joined
Dec 14, 2018
Messages
471
Reaction score
744
Location
Weatherford, Tx.
First Name
Greg
Last Name
C
Yes it's amazing to watch. Those guys are on a whole other level than I. You gotta be real good to find any enjoyment in that riding. To challenge one's self is the reason I suppose.
 

Tourmeister

Keeper of the Asylum
Admin
Joined
Feb 28, 2003
Messages
48,985
Reaction score
3,314
Location
Huntsville
First Name
Scott
Last Name
Friday
Yes it's amazing to watch. Those guys are on a whole other level than I. You gotta be real good to find any enjoyment in that riding. To challenge one's self is the reason I suppose.

I don't do THAT kind of riding, but with any of the activities I enjoy, it is about trying to do it well in the smoothest and most efficient manner. I try to use as little energy as possible when riding. I try to use as little movement. I try to use the best lines. Etc... Watch the end of race interviews with guys like Graham and they look tired, but not WHOOPED like the hundreds of riders they left behind... Their ability lets them use as little physical energy as possible while getting the most out of the bike and letting it do the work. That is what makes them such a joy to watch. I see the same thing in many other sports, not just motorcycling.
 
Joined
Dec 14, 2018
Messages
471
Reaction score
744
Location
Weatherford, Tx.
First Name
Greg
Last Name
C
Yes I agree 100% to all of that. I've been around some guys like that, MXers, sports athletes etc... I'm always amazed of what talents they have. I do believe most were born with "a gift " but chose to work hard to benefit from it. I also know one very personally that chose not to put in the hard work to capitalize on his gift of a 98 mph fastball and being drafted right out of HS. Hard to watch honestly, but the guy is a freak of nature athletically still today at 46ish years old. He can still do things with ease that are truly mind blowing to see.
 

WFO75080

Forum Supporter
Joined
Nov 26, 2009
Messages
1,284
Reaction score
1,112
Location
Greenville
First Name
David
Jarvis doesn't make many mistakes. He always says when you fall you're going backwards.
 

budzrex

Forum Supporter
Joined
Apr 26, 2004
Messages
4,942
Reaction score
660
Location
New Braunfels Texas
First Name
Buddy
Last Name
Slover
Their clutch skills are off the chart, they seem to find traction where it does not exist
 

_RG_

Forum Supporter
Joined
Oct 9, 2009
Messages
2,991
Reaction score
834
Location
Bryan-sort of-Texas
Amazed with how plush their forks are working. Yeah, how they get traction on those dirt climbs is pure magic. Another thing with these guys is their tenacity. Watch some of Cody Webb's vids...the guy just never stops trying.
 

bwdmax

Forum Supporter
Joined
Oct 20, 2010
Messages
2,640
Reaction score
1,236
Location
Victoria
First Name
Gary
Last Name
Turner
When you watch these guys it really gives some perspective on how tough these guys and the bikes really are.
 
Joined
Nov 27, 2007
Messages
1,278
Reaction score
210
Location
West Texas
Check out how soft their mousse insets are in the their rear tires. They have to run 13mm knob height tires on the rear, so they make up for the short knobs with really gummy tires and really soft mousse inserts, probably the equivalent of four or five pounds psi.
 

WFO75080

Forum Supporter
Joined
Nov 26, 2009
Messages
1,284
Reaction score
1,112
Location
Greenville
First Name
David
Graham drills one inch holes in his rear bib. The tires, even though the knobs are smaller actually grip rocks better, not so much in the dirt. When you ride with him in Malaga, he will be up early in the AM changing his bibs. He rates all the trails as Gold. Silver and Bronze. He loves to ride. Training for him is fun. You can ride in the streets in Malaga. Its pretty cool.
Malaga Spain is so dry compared to most of the terrain he Races in. Maybe its the olives!
 
Top