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article This is the result of a short series of tests comparing the performance of the off-road tyres locally available for the latest generation large bore adventure bikes, conducted by a group of amateur riders from Bloemfontein, South Africa. Read more >>>
Veronica and Malcom's Great Makgadikgadi Pan Adventure
article We have just returned from another Makgadikgadi Pans adventure!
I spend quite a bit of time away from my home at Kwa Nokeng these days, and it was a welcome site to be greeted by our resident hippo in front of my house when I walked out of the front door and onto the lawn overlooking the Limpopo River! Read more >>>
Amageza Rally Experience by Roger Sheffer 2012
article Roger Scheffer hails from KZN and he is a qualified Country Trax Off-road instructor.

The Amageza Rally Run is a navigation and endurance challenge for dual-sport motorbikes equal or exceeding 450cc. The rally run is based on events such as the Dakar Rally and Baja 1000 mile, with long distance stages and navigation provided by road-books and GPS waypoints. Read more >>>
How to tow a bike & tips for him to get the Mrs safely riding her own bike
article The Adventure motorcycling industry is alive and well as you all know, and sales in this category played a significant part in carrying the industry through the recession. It seems like an “easier” product to sell than other, less versatile bikes – mainly because we can bring work related savings like running costs and time into it when we explain all the benefits to the prospective customer who actually came to buy a weekend toy to explore the less travelled parts of our amazing country. Read more >>>
Tyre pressures: What you need to know
article There are many different factors that influence your bike’s handling and grip when riding off-road. These include the road surface, the type of tyre your bike has, the combined weight of the bike and rider, as well as the suspension setup. One of the most important factors though – and one that is often overlooked – is the very simple concept of inflating or deflating your tyres to the correct pressure.
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Rova Flex reusable cable ties!
article It’s been said by many seasoned adventurers that all you need to take along on a trip is a Leatherman, some duct tape and a couple of cable ties and you’ll be alright! The only problem with cable ties is that, unless you take along quite a lot, one can run out of them. So this product – Rova Flex reusable cable ties – seems like the answer to many a biker’s prayers!
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How to: Make your own cheap camping stove!
article A cheap DIY stove in minutes!

When touring, packing as little and as light as possible is one of the most important challenges that riders face. The problem is compounded by the fact that it’s not always easy to strike a balance between light weight and effective equipment. Read more >>>
Boek vir motorfietsryers!
article Die Bike Boek – vir motorfietsryers, deur motorfietsryers

Die Bike Boek is ’n Afrikaanse boek saamgestel deur Tobie Wiese met bekende Suid-Afrikaanse skrywers en joernaliste soos Deon Meyer, Dana Snyman, Kerneels Breytenbach, Emile Joubert, Jaco Kirsten en selfs Zelda la Grange, Nelson Mandela se persoonlike assistent! Read more >>>
Wisdom on Torque  & Power  – PART 1
article This month we tackle a topic which is widely debated around braai fires and internet forums, and we realized from listening and reading that a significant number of riders debate the issue at “high” levels without understanding the fundamentals.  Hence this attempt to explain Torque and Power and their relationship very briefly. Read more >>>
Wisdom on Torque  & Power  – PART 2
article We hope that you have seen that all engines make nearly the same torque per given capacity and compression ratio.  Even the latest F1 engines make more or less the same “specific torque” as the humble single cylinder 600.  Interesting hey? Read more >>>
Country Trax Adventure Riding Tips - The 'error counter' technique.
article Being in the business of training, and widely proclaiming that Country TRAX is in the “people” business first and foremost, made us think through the concept of “training” for a few minutes.  Read more >>>
Country Trax Adventure Riding Tips 1 - Preparation for the 'Doodsakker Ekspedisie' Trip (2010)
article I am writing this thinking about the little phrase we have all heard so much in the last while – Feel it, it’s here…. By the time you read this, the winner of the 2010 Soccer World Cup will be known to all of us.  Read more >>>
Country Trax Adventure Riding Tips 2 - 'Doodsakker Ekspedisie' Trip (2010)
article This morning as I was driving to work, I saw the full moon lighting up the sky. The previous full moon I saw was at a place called Flamingo Lodge, on the West coast of Angola. I was lucky enough to be part of a group of seven riders on an expedition of a lifetime though Angola. The purpose of the ride was really two-fold: To ride across the bridge at Cuito Cuanavale, and to ride along the coast through that famous narrow section of beach called the “Doodsakker”.   Read more >>>
Beste Jan - a letter to Country Trax
article Beste Jan...
Na my bike-trip Baviaanskloof toe voel ek my so na aan jou dat ek amper met “Liewe Jan” wou begin. Maar ek het jou nie as die “Liewe Jan / Liewe Albé” soort opgesom nie.   Read more >>>
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