Posts Tagged ‘desert rose academy’

Two weekends ago, I took my recently acquired KTM 450 EXC to the Desert Rose Racing/Academy Enduro practice days. It was the first time I have ridden the 450, but I was very happy except for the occasional wheel spin (on the rim). I have since bought a better rimlock which I hope will solve the issue.

I am specifically training for the Dawn to Dusk Enduro in August down in Wales. Last year I attempted the “Big Bike Rally” at the Dawn to Dusk on my BMW F800GS which was disastrous. My alternator/stator had problems which meant the battery didn’t get charged and the bike died within the first lap, to my relief to be honest, it was very muddy and with a 180kg motorcycle it’s not fun 🙂

So, hence the new 450 … Below as some videos of the practice days, good fun, relaxed environment to practice at your own pace and well recommended. I am going out there again this Sunday, can’t wait !

I recently spend some time with Desert Rose Racing Academy on an Enduro training day since I am planning to do the Dawn to Dusk enduro this year. Good fun and well recommended …

I also purchased a KTM 450 EXC and fitted some new plastics.Will fit my new tyres this week and hopefully get some practice in.

In a few years I would also like to compete in rallies like the Tuareg or TransAnatolia Rallye, but I first need to master some sand riding. I think a Moroccan tour with Desert Rose Racing Academy might just be the thing for that …

Below is a video of a failed little hill climb from the recent enduro training … so I need a lot more training, although I did manage it in the end 😉