It's been a roller coaster of emotions for Husaberg's Graham Jarvis during the last seven days.
Winning the Erzberg Rodeo was the biggest goal that the quiet Englishman had set himself for 2012. With victory having escaped his grasp for the two previous years, Jarvis arrived at the Iron Giant in Austria determined to make amends.
However, as we all know by now nothing went to plan.
Right from the word go, Jarvis' hopes of standing on the top step of the podium were quickly dashed. Involved in a multi-rider pile up as competitors scrambled their out of the quarry floor just meters from the start line triggered off a catalogue of disasters for him. Buried deep in the pack he dramatically began to carve his way through the field. Catching rider after rider, he worked his way in front of race leader Jonny Walker and into the lead. Arriving at the finish line Graham felt like he had finally put his Erzberg demons to rest until his race winning celebrations were dealt a cruel and devastating blow.
Unknowingly missing a section of the course during the early stages of the race, event organisers were forced to exclude him. For any man such a decision would have severely dented their confidence and self-belief. But Jarvis isn't your average rider.
Like his sport, Graham his made of harder stuff. Knowing that he had produced one of the best rides of his life, he forced himself to shrug it off and arrived in Romania three days later for the Red Bull Romaniacs ready to prove himself once again.
Placing fourth in the event's prologue he waited until day one of four to kick into his stride. Rapidly working his way by the world's best extreme enduro riders, he skipped and danced his way across some of the world's toughest terrain to claim a commanding day one victory.
With no one able to match his pace, he remained unbeaten during day's two and three that allowed him to cruise his way to incredible 45-minute winning margain by the end of the fourth and final day at one of the toughest races in the world.
Securing his third consecutive victory at the Red Bull Romaniacs and equalling the record held by Cyril Despres, Jarvis showed to the world that his mistake of seven days ago was only a minor dent in the king of extreme enduro's armour.