Welcome, Guest. Please Login or Register

Author Topic: What's your idea of off-road?  (Read 2518 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline >Herman<

  • Race Dog
  • ***
  • Bike: BMW R1200GS Adventure
    Location: Gauteng
  • Posts: 3,696
  • Thanked: 15 times
  • If not now, when?
What's your idea of off-road?
« Reply #20 on: May 30, 2006, 02:06:34 pm »
Well, I recon I enjoy riding off road with my GS, on roads/terrain varing from a 1 to 3, sometimes a 4.  :D

Offline LiveInTheOutdoors

  • Race Dog
  • ***
  • Posts: 1,207
    • http://tigerr.smugmug.com
What's your idea of off-road?
« Reply #21 on: May 30, 2006, 08:37:02 pm »
This sounds like Mishmis was bored and wanted to start a deep psychological thing about biking.

Just ride the frikin thing man.
very minute is a chance to turn it all around - Vanilla Sky



>Mav... started gym. Officially at 95kg....<
 

shark_za

  • Guest
What's your idea of off-road?
« Reply #22 on: May 30, 2006, 09:08:33 pm »
Offroad or onroad?     :twisted:
 

Offline Welsh

  • BMW R1150GSV
  • Gentleman Dog
  • *
  • Bike: BMW R1150GS
    Location: Gauteng
  • Posts: 19,126
  • Thanked: 641 times
  • Thunder Twonk. The two legged Twat Monkey.
What's your idea of off-road?
« Reply #23 on: May 30, 2006, 09:15:47 pm »
Quote from: "wino"
Quote from: "LuckyStriker"
I try not to use the term 'off-road' at all

I rather say: dirt road, gravel road, sandy track, muddy trail, forest path etc.
Off road to me means riding with no trail/track in front of you and leaving a spoor behind you. Good examples are: riverbeds, deserts, grass lands etc.


and this is why LS qualifies as a member of the class homo sapiens. :wink:
good topic michnus, and some interesting feedback. although the reader of a report (for example) will never be able to fully understand the road/trail that was ridden, i believe that ls' feedback provides a practical solution and i for one will endeveour to follow same (with pics!).
with regard to which rider/bike performs better 'off road', there will always be a subjective element to what is stated; nothing like a one-on-one here. but i also believe that with time some generalities gets established, eg that a klr in itself is a better bike off road than a ta.
as with quantum science it is thus evident that the role of the observer is critical in coming to conclusions or theorising.


Thats why I like this site, I rub shoulders with people who understand Kwantum Physics!

Actually we do have it wrong I think, mainly because we relate to overseas kak descriptions.

We have "Dirt Highways" they mostly do not, a dirt highway is where you can break the National speed limit with a grin (or where some of the guys can break it significantly).

We do "offroad trails" which in my view the first Garankua to De Wildt section would qualify big time in the mud season!

The river is more than "technical" for pigs!

The river is hard work for fat middle aged businessmen.

I actually think the 1 to 5 rating is more indicative and acceptable and less open to getting it wrong, I can fairly easily define what I could, maybe, or not a chance!  

Pigs should do not do a 5 and a 4 only in an expert (and very fit) hand.

I could start KAK now, that was not the intention, there are different bikes for different jobs.

So when, not if, I take her piglieness back to the river, I hope to do better.

I am a sick puppy, mountains are there to climb!    

Pure ugly stuborn.

Welsh 8)
An aspiring Coddiwompler
 

Offline tsiklonaut

  • Pack Dog
  • **
  • Bike: BMW R1100GS
    Location: Other
  • Posts: 412
    • Ühel Teljel Ümber Planeedi
What's your idea of off-road?
« Reply #24 on: May 30, 2006, 09:33:47 pm »
Offroad = NO ROAD

That means max 100kg wet weighting bike, maximum 50-300cc. That doesn't drown into a real proper swamp or you can get it out of 2 metre deep mudwall alone with lot of force applyed, but at least you can get it out if the bike's tires look into the sky.

All of we so called "hardcore" 950, GS, Tenere, KLR etc etc riders are acctually a real wannabees if it comes to strict definition of a word "OFFROAD" :twisted:
Horsepower
is an illusory
Mathematical equation
Torque
is the source of all Good things in the world
 

shark_za

  • Guest
What's your idea of off-road?
« Reply #25 on: May 30, 2006, 09:36:53 pm »
Who's we paleface?!
 

Offline LiveInTheOutdoors

  • Race Dog
  • ***
  • Posts: 1,207
    • http://tigerr.smugmug.com
What's your idea of off-road?
« Reply #26 on: May 30, 2006, 10:32:11 pm »
I have to admit  :oops:

that I am a wannabee. When I consider myself and look at those who can really ride, I am just a babe in arms.

Wheres my dummy.


very minute is a chance to turn it all around - Vanilla Sky



>Mav... started gym. Officially at 95kg....<
 

Offline droffarc

  • Race Dog
  • ***
  • Bike: Honda XL650V Transalp
    Location: Western Cape
  • Posts: 1,236
  • Cape Toon
    • http://droffarc.wikispaces.com
What's your idea of off-road?
« Reply #27 on: June 02, 2006, 11:37:11 am »
Quote from: "Grootseun"
.....the footpath between the houses i take home to break the monogamy(sp??) of the black stuff.


Some people with Stoffdonkies will do anything to have more than one wife?

Anyway, When I decided on the format of bike to buy I also decided where I wanted to ride it. So call me any names you like but these pics illustrate the type of riding (call it anything you like-eg. off tar, off the beaten track etc. etc.) I enjoy, bearing in mind that I normally ride alone.






In each of the above instances I enjoyed the ride and to me that is what it is all about  :)


Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.
http://droffarc.wikispaces.com
"..explore the beautiful surroundings via some of the roads less travelled. "
It is far easier to destroy than to create.
I came, I saw, I came again!
Biking since 1978
 

Offline >Herman<

  • Race Dog
  • ***
  • Bike: BMW R1200GS Adventure
    Location: Gauteng
  • Posts: 3,696
  • Thanked: 15 times
  • If not now, when?
What's your idea of off-road?
« Reply #28 on: June 02, 2006, 11:43:21 am »
Drof, some nice off-road pictures there meneer.   :wink:

Online Kaboef

  • Jedi Knight
  • Grey hound
  • ****
  • Bike: KTM 950 Adventure S
    Location: Western Cape
  • Posts: 5,701
  • Thanked: 479 times
    • CFO Consult SA
What's your idea of off-road?
« Reply #29 on: June 02, 2006, 12:02:29 pm »
Droff, that looks like the good stuff.

I rode tracks similar to that this morning. I took a few hours off work, went to Track Mac, bought those TKC80's I've been salivating about, and took the bike for a test run to a little smallholding close to my house.
And whereas normally the tracks are lekker hard and fast, this morning it was a muddy mess with 20cm deep ruts made by some oke in a 4x4 that had the same idea as me... :lol:
I took the bike through that, and what a pleasure!
The TKC's really impressed me. I would NEVER have gotten through with the Anakees.

So now I'm bankrupt until the next payday... :D

Dirt, sand, and mud is where the fun is at..
And Saint Attila raised the hand grenade up on high, saying, "O Lord, bless this thy hand grenade, that with it thou mayst blow thine enemies to tiny bits, in thy mercy."

www.cfoconsult.co.za
 

Offline Maverick

  • Slacker Extraordinaire
  • Race Dog
  • ***
  • Bike: BMW R100GS / Kalahari
    Location: Western Cape
  • Posts: 2,614
  • Thanked: 137 times
  • Some multi-task. I multi-slack.
What's your idea of off-road?
« Reply #30 on: June 02, 2006, 02:41:39 pm »
Quote from: "shark_za"
Who's we paleface?!


Kemosabe you gonna die :D
Maverick Disclaimer: This thread is intended for the use of the individual(s) named above and may contain information that is confidential privileged or unsuitable for overly sensitive persons with low self-esteem, no sense of humor or irrational religious beliefs. If you are not the intended recipient, any dissemination, distribution or copying of this thread is not authorised (either explicitly or implicitly) and constitutes an irritating social faux pas.
 

Offline Clockwork Orange

  • Race Dog
  • ***
  • Bike: KTM 990 Adventure
    Location: United Kingdom
  • Posts: 2,548
  • Thanked: 83 times
What's your idea of off-road?
« Reply #31 on: June 02, 2006, 03:04:58 pm »
Shark, so when we going to get a pic of that Bling new KDX with a whole lotta mud n stuff?
When in doubt...grab throttle!!!
 

shark_za

  • Guest
What's your idea of off-road?
« Reply #32 on: June 02, 2006, 03:27:57 pm »
Your KX a 250 or 450?

Watch this space on monday for some updates
 

Kev

  • Guest
What's your idea of off-road?
« Reply #33 on: June 02, 2006, 03:30:42 pm »
Quote from: "shark_za"

_________________
The orange satan and his infidels shall not overcome the green heros of God! KDX rocks!

 
Mmmmwwwwwhhhhaaaaa hhhhaaa hhhhhaaaaa!  :lol:
 

Offline Clockwork Orange

  • Race Dog
  • ***
  • Bike: KTM 990 Adventure
    Location: United Kingdom
  • Posts: 2,548
  • Thanked: 83 times
What's your idea of off-road?
« Reply #34 on: June 05, 2006, 07:45:57 am »
250 (2 Stroke)
When in doubt...grab throttle!!!
 

shark_za

  • Guest
What's your idea of off-road?
« Reply #35 on: June 05, 2006, 08:01:05 am »
Quote from: "Clockwork Orange"
250 (2 Stroke)

Couldnt see the zorst properly in your pic.
Nice bike.

I found a play spot about 2km from my house yesterday, its what I class as trails with a bit of offroad.
Two climbs in this quarry that are tricky as they change gradient in the middle, I better practice those a little as I always end up riding up the last bit on the back wheel.
One section made me think of this thread, it was a little river, some nice mud for a few meters, then it was small rocks for about 3m, then gravel sand for the runup to a climb out the riverbed.
That was offroad.
 

Offline Clockwork Orange

  • Race Dog
  • ***
  • Bike: KTM 990 Adventure
    Location: United Kingdom
  • Posts: 2,548
  • Thanked: 83 times
What's your idea of off-road?
« Reply #36 on: June 05, 2006, 09:17:17 am »
Sounds like an awesome play pen with a bit of everything thrown into the mix. I must say we are pretty fortunate in CT with many great places to ride.

I miss riding the KX and whenever I get on the bike I am blown away and have a complete joll, but at the moment I just can't get enough of the 950 Adv. I might consider getting back into some regional racing (enduro and MX) next year. Need to get a LOT fitter first though.
When in doubt...grab throttle!!!
 

Offline Ama ride ride

  • Gravel unlimited
  • Grey hound
  • ****
  • Bike: Zero (all models)
    Location: New Zealand
  • Posts: 5,735
  • Thanked: 68 times
  • Ride to ride again
What's your idea of off-road?
« Reply #37 on: June 05, 2006, 09:58:24 am »
Quote from: "Kaboef"
Droff, that looks like the good stuff.

I rode tracks similar to that this morning. I took a few hours off work, went to Track Mac, bought those TKC80's I've been salivating about, and took the bike for a test run to a little smallholding close to my house.
And whereas normally the tracks are lekker hard and fast, this morning it was a muddy mess with 20cm deep ruts made by some oke in a 4x4 that had the same idea as me... :lol:
I took the bike through that, and what a pleasure!
The TKC's really impressed me. I would NEVER have gotten through with the Anakees.

So now I'm bankrupt until the next payday... :D

Dirt, sand, and mud is where the fun is at..


I swop my TKC's and Trailwings depending on what type of trail I'm going to scooter. Kevin at Trac Mac is cool with swopping my tyres every now and then. Much ceaper that way.
Gewoontlik n@@i ek reguit aan op fyndraai.

 

Online Kaboef

  • Jedi Knight
  • Grey hound
  • ****
  • Bike: KTM 950 Adventure S
    Location: Western Cape
  • Posts: 5,701
  • Thanked: 479 times
    • CFO Consult SA
What's your idea of off-road?
« Reply #38 on: June 05, 2006, 10:37:25 am »
Jip, I think I'll be keeping the Anakees for when I know I'll be doing a lot of tarmac.
And Saint Attila raised the hand grenade up on high, saying, "O Lord, bless this thy hand grenade, that with it thou mayst blow thine enemies to tiny bits, in thy mercy."

www.cfoconsult.co.za