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Quick Muden Ride
« on: October 24, 2018, 12:13:59 pm »
So last week I advertised a ride out to Muden for the following weekend.

Didn't get many takers, except my mate @Highsider who said he couldn't make it on the weekend, but he was free during the week.

Never one to miss an opportunity to go on a ride, I cancelled my meetings for the Monday and it was game on.

Left from my favorite departure spot, Xways in Hilton and headed through the Karkloof towards Rietvlei

Happiness is, two ballies taking off work to go ride their KTM's in the bush:
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Re: Quick Muden Ride
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2018, 12:20:55 pm »
Keep it coming Jon.  And please don’t refer to our KTM’s as “ballies” even tho they are so-last-decade.


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Re: Quick Muden Ride
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2018, 12:26:02 pm »
After some tar, dirt highway and farm tracks, we got onto one of my favorite riding sections, nicknamed "Rocky Horror". It really is an awesome bit of countryside, wild and rugged but nothing life threatening.

My KTM520 really seems to be the perfect all-round bike for this type of riding, has long enough legs to cover the open sections, light over the rocks, and with that happy button makes stalling or falling over a non-event.

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Re: Quick Muden Ride
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2018, 12:28:48 pm »
Keep it coming Jon.  And please don’t refer to our KTM’s as “ballies” even tho they are so-last-decade.


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Re: Quick Muden Ride
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2018, 12:40:43 pm »
The track was in a great state for some testing riding, but we got through without any drama, besides for my one very ungraceful dismount when my bike came to a standstill in some rocks and I wasn't able to reach the ground with my foot.

Gotta say the KTM handles this kind of riding a lot better than the XRR, light clutch means no arm pump and the 30 odd kg lighter weight can definitely be felt.

Before we knew it we were in Muden where we headed for the local Shisanyama for a beer and the dish of the day, an aromatic but tasty beef curry served with phuthu.

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Re: Quick Muden Ride
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2018, 12:45:09 pm »
Video of the ride by Highsider

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« Last Edit: October 24, 2018, 12:48:50 pm by JonW »
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Re: Quick Muden Ride
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2018, 12:55:11 pm »
Awesome riding! :thumleft:
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Re: Quick Muden Ride
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2018, 01:14:17 pm »
Great riding!  :thumleft:

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Re: Quick Muden Ride
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2018, 08:34:18 am »
Lekker Jon  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Quick Muden Ride
« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2018, 10:23:28 am »
Thanks guys.  :thumleft:

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Re: Quick Muden Ride
« Reply #10 on: October 29, 2018, 12:23:46 pm »
Nice area to ride
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Re: Quick Muden Ride
« Reply #11 on: October 30, 2018, 07:48:40 am »
Grand vid. :biggrin: