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Offline Mr White

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Noob to adventure riding
« on: November 14, 2017, 03:11:59 pm »
Hi All,

New to adventure riding. Got a KLR 650  (2009) a few weeks ago.  Based in Stellenbosch, and went for a short ride with a few guys from the KLR clan the other day.

Looking forward to getting into riding more off-road/non-tar roads. For now I'd just like to build some experience on non-tar roads and get a few km's under the belt. This looks like a great place to get some advice and info on adventure riding.



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Re: Noob to adventure riding
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2017, 03:20:10 pm »

Many might agree that the VERY best thing you could do early on is training, with say Country Trax or one of the other training companies, learn the correct technique early on, and learn AND have fun learning!

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Re: Noob to adventure riding
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2017, 07:17:58 pm »
Welcome and don't trust what Pannas says

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Re: Noob to adventure riding
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2017, 09:08:34 pm »
Welcome, enjoy and be safe.
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Re: Noob to adventure riding
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2017, 09:25:24 pm »
Welcome and safe riding!

As to the offroad course - I flunked out, and still riding today :ricky: Many people have different ideas about what "correct technique" is, anyway ::) (and yes, I'm sure mine is atrocious). But you can't go wrong with a KLR - enjoy, and see you on the gravel  :lol8:

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Re: Noob to adventure riding
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2017, 12:31:59 pm »

I'm based in Stellenbosch, you're welcome to give me a shout if you ever want to go riding
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