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shark_za

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« on: July 12, 2006, 09:10:30 am »
If you want to see what riding at De Wildt is like, have a look at this video.
It shows longrocks first then coconuts. aka tennis ball alley, the whoops, the main river (the one with water in it) and then the 3 Fences river (more sand and whoops)

http://www.trailriding.co.za/images/video_gallery/DeWildt.wmv Caution 9.2mb
 

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« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2006, 09:33:31 am »
Awesome!
Can't imagine how my GS would handle THOSE rocks :shock:
The sand section clearly shows the advantage of having a lightweight bike as they just "glide" over it, the GS would shake it's head like crazy there :D

PS: friend of my MD had an accident going up the groot klip on a kwat, stalled it & went down, same injury as you Shark
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« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2006, 09:41:00 am »
A guy on a 640 Adv rode with me doing all those sections.
Only DS bike that I would attempt on would be 640 Adv, 950 Super enduro, HP2 and DRZ400.
Ok, I'd try on the KLR , but thats just cos I'm stupid and need to feel to learn.
 

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« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2006, 09:43:00 am »
Absolutely awesome, go to get me one of those!!!!
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« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2006, 09:50:46 am »
Nice clip Shark. I really enjoy that technical stuff. Reminds me of an enduro I did in Ceres. Major rock climbs and desents. My best is the river crossings and mud though.
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« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2006, 10:26:43 am »
you SOB, this is not helping me save money! just last night i decided that the MX bike will have to wait a month or two, but after seeing that i am ready to empty out my bank account. thanx, thanx ALOT!!!

tneeisball hill??? should be called soccerball hill!
 

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« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2006, 10:37:00 am »
Awsome stuff there.
 :lol:  :lol:
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« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2006, 01:25:51 pm »
Sharkza

Ian told me about his De Wildt outing on his 640.  I reckon it was pretty hard work through the whooped section of 3 fences.  If you have knobs on the KLR you should make it.

I hear some guys wanting to do De Wildt kind of riding and talking about getting MX bikes.  Maybe it is just terminology, but rather get enduro/off-road bikes than MX bikes.
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shark_za

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« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2006, 02:54:54 pm »
If you can ride as well as Ian you are going to enjoy that 1200. Give it a proper workout.

What katoom you got?  xc-w but which one?
 

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« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2006, 05:15:32 pm »
Damn,  some guys really can ride.....   Got to get myself to some lessons soon....   Any suggestions on the best place to go for those? (JHB area) :?
 

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« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2006, 05:53:45 pm »
Sharkza,

I ride my wife's KDX 200 at the moment, sold my 525 EXC earlier this year after I broke the Collarbone.

Will be getting a 2007 200 EX-W later in the year.  Until then, the KDX will do just fine.

Off-road riding lessons.  See in Enduro World magazine, Lourens Mahouny and Brian Cappar advertise for riding lessons.
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« Reply #11 on: July 12, 2006, 06:07:04 pm »
You make the KDX sound like a chicks bike ;)

That KTM200xc-w must be the best technical offroad riding bike out there.
Its all about handling and more than enough power.
5 weeks time, De Wildt here we come.
 

Offline Rexc-w

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« Reply #12 on: July 12, 2006, 06:24:53 pm »
Will hook up with you when you are ready to ride again.

Believe me I have lots of respect for a KDX 200.  In my opinion the KDX 200 is the perfect bike for a girl to ride.  My wife calls it a "bos-automatic".  
The KDX is the best value for money dirtbike out there.  If someone wants to get into off-road riding and don't want to spend a lot of money, and you're not 6ft tall, don't weigh 100kg, this is the bike to get.  You can get good second hand ones for between R16k and R30k.  A brand new one with all the required mods to make it go like it should for R40k from Russel Campbel.

I wish I could ride it to its full potential.

later
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« Reply #13 on: July 13, 2006, 04:44:34 pm »
Quote from: "Rexc-w"
In my opinion the KDX 200 is the perfect bike for a girl to ride.  


 :D  :lol:
 

Offline Clockwork Orange

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« Reply #14 on: July 14, 2006, 08:55:52 am »
Quote from: "Lito"
Quote from: "Rexc-w"
In my opinion the KDX 200 is the perfect bike for a girl to ride.  


 :D  :lol:


Ouch, that hurts more than the collar bone. Careful Sharks gonna roost you when you next go and ride! :D
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shark_za

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« Reply #15 on: July 14, 2006, 09:01:30 am »
The abuse never ends...

I AM 6ft tall and DO weigh 100kg.
And I ride a chicks bike.


At least its green.
;)
 

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« Reply #16 on: July 14, 2006, 10:23:40 am »
Sorry Sharkza!!  :lol:  :lol:

[I AM 6ft tall and DO weigh 100kg.
And I ride a chicks bike. ]

Don't take it personal.  It is just not the ultimate bike for you.  Maybe you should get something in ORANGE, round about 300cc.

Get strong soon so we can go and ride.
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« Reply #17 on: July 14, 2006, 11:46:31 am »
Quote from: "Clockwork Orange"
Quote from: "Lito"
Quote from: "Rexc-w"
In my opinion the KDX 200 is the perfect bike for a girl to ride.  


 :D  :lol:


Ouch, that hurts more than the collar bone. Careful Sharks gonna roost you when you next go and ride! :D


bwhahahahha - believe me, there will be formalities to settle before going on any ride........  :evil:  :twisted:  :twisted:
 

shark_za

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« Reply #18 on: July 14, 2006, 03:41:02 pm »
Yeah Lito still thinks he is 15 in Germiston with all his posturing.
Grow up sonny,