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Ride Report KTM 530 EXC - January 1, 2011, 07:58 PM

Well took a ride with BadguyGS, OMGWTF and UUBUSA. A true dual sport/ tard ride. Well I still had the DOT knobbies so I could not push it had on the pavement or the packed gravel but the bike did real good. We came to a deep creek crossing with sand banks and that is were I had fun. I was surprised how good the tires did on the pavement. The bike handle real good on the bumps but really shined in the woods. Badguy and I did some real trail riding and got a very good work out. Not sure if we left anything out. We had to get over logs, rocks duck under trees, cross a wide creek, go up a rock infested trail and sometimes make our own trail to get around the trees. I am very impressed with this bike and glad I got the 530 and not the 450. The thing is a stump puller. Can't wait to take it out again.


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January 1, 2011, 09:21 PM

Where do you guys ride? This makes me want to go get one
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January 2, 2011, 12:42 AM

nice! i've done some dualsporting with badguy and windblown out off 33 where we used to rail the road. i saw a low hour 2000 ktm 300 xc-w out here for 1850 with trailer. :: DROOL :: unfortunately, getting street legal is near impossible. so jelly, those 530 exc's are sick! we need PICS!
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January 2, 2011, 12:50 AM

*jealous

Id like to get a dual sport next, but something i can put hard cases on.


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January 2, 2011, 11:25 AM

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Where do you guys ride?

+1 I've always wanted to get something for offroad use, but don't know of any place where I could put it to use at.
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January 2, 2011, 11:41 AM

There are so many places to dual sport or ride trails. GW national forest, Edinburg gap, Gore, Taskers gap, plus all the trails all over the place in the area. A lot of places in the area are very rocky though.
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January 2, 2011, 11:47 AM

Did somebody say pics?





Saw a fox chase (and after seeing a couple foxes near the road later we made sure none of these guys were following )


Got OMGWTF's first water crossing on video:

http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o...f/DSCN4966.mp4

Toward the end of the day, Dodge and I checked out what used to be a trail on the other side of a creek.





It was a hell of a start to the new year Thanks for coming out guys.
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January 2, 2011, 02:56 PM

looks like a fun time.


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Did the fox hunt guys give you a hard time?


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Did the fox hunt guys give you a hard time?
Nope they were very nice! We saw them coming while I was playing in the sand and shut the bike off.


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January 2, 2011, 04:17 PM

Brrrr. My feet got cold just watching ya'll cross that icy water.
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Nope they were very nice! We saw them coming while I was playing in the sand and shut the bike off.
Yep, the few who looked at me as I pulled over either thanked me or just smiled. I figured I'd at least get some glares, but I didn't see any
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January 3, 2011, 10:59 AM

They were undoubtedly happy that you guys shut your bikes off. My mother was a horse nut, and shutting the bike down to let horses by is a huge peace offering. Back home it was always kind of a us-them attitude on both sides, but being polite always got the job done. Occasionally you'll get the curmudgeonly old cowboy who wants to be a PITA but if you're not trespassing, there isn't anything to worry about.


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Was the ride in VA or MD? i need to find more dirt/gravel & watercrossings around here.


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VA - out near Aldie.
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