RIDE DIFFICULTY GRAPHS EXPLAINED

Rating a persons riding ability is not an easy task, in general most males tend to exaggerate how good their skills are, females tend to be more honest in their assessments. A person who has 25 years riding experience on bitumen does not translate to the same competence on all surfaces. Our "Ride Difficulty" graph will help you decide which ride is best suited to your riding skills.

Mile Munchin’ Adventure rides are designed for all level of riders except the beginner motorbike rider. We place a “Ride Difficulty” indicator diagram on each ride. This page will explain what we believe the riding skills of a beginner, intermediate and advanced rider should look like.

Our tours are predominantly off road which includes all types of terrain. eg. mud, dirt, sand, rocky, grass, bitumen and all of those mixed together. In order to get you to areas of great remoteness you’ll need to travel on unkept tracks, because that’s when the fun begins.

RIDES FOR MODERATELY EXPERIENCED BEGINNERS

This rider has moderate experience riding on off road tracks. They have ridden in mud and sand but do so with much caution. They have ridden up steep hills, but needed a few attempts. They spend most of the time in tough riding situations sitting with their feet dangling down, just in case they think they are going to fall.

  • Very competent on bitumen
  • Can ride off-road dry & muddy tracks
  • Can ride standing for short periods
  • Has at least 6 months riding experience
  • Has ridden on trips at least 200kms
  • Can ride on hilly terrain
  • Has ridden with groups of riders
  • Can pick their bike up when dropped
  • Cannot ride in sand standing up
  • Cannot ride in mud standing up
  • Cannot ride for 1 hour without a rest
  • Cannot repair their own bike

RIDES FOR REASONABLE EXPERIENCED INTERMEDIATES

This rider has experience riding on off road tracks. They have ridden in mud and sand and are confident in doing so. They have ridden in rough hilly terrain and loved the challenge. They look forward to long rides with plenty of challenges.

  • Very confident on bitumen
  • Very confident on dirt & muddy tracks
  • Can ride standing for long periods
  • Has at least 2 years riding experience
  • Has ridden on trips at least 500kms
  • Is confident in rough terrain
  • Has ridden with groups of riders
  • Can pick their bike up when dropped
  • Can ride in sand standing up
  • Can ride in mud standing up
  • Can perform basic bike maintenance
  • Loves a challenging ride

RIDES FOR EXPERIENCED INTERMEDIATE TO ADVANCED RIDERS

This rider has experience riding in all off road terrains. They love riding in mud and sand and can't understand why others find it so difficult. They have ridden in rough hilly terrain and are constantly looking for steeper hills and bigger logs to tame. They look forward to long rides with plenty of challenges, the tougher the better.

  • Can ride all terrain for days
  • Has experience riding many bikes
  • Can ride standing for long periods
  • Has at least 5 years riding experience
  • Has ridden on trips at least 500kms
  • Loves rough muddy terrain
  • Has raced or is still racing bikes
  • Makes hill climbs first go 99% of time
  • Can ride in sand standing up for hours
  • Loves mud because it adds some fun
  • Can perform basic bike maintenance
  • Loves tough challenging ride