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Video: Andrew Neethling Meets Clemens Kaudela in South Africa 'Mission to Ride'

May 19, 2021 at 1:20
by Kenda Tire  


"Mission to Ride" is hosted by Andrew Neethling, and sees him sit down with other Kenda riders to chat about their dreams, their struggles and their goals. In this episode, Andrew meets freerider and trail-builder Clemens Kaudela (or C-Dog, as he is known in the freeride world) in South Africa. As Clemens was in town building a new line at Hellsend Dirt Compound, Andrew took the opportunity to hang out with Clemens for a chat, and to show him around his local trails.

Growing up without big mountains around, Clemens first started out as a dirt jumper, but quickly became hungry for more. Over the years, he progressed to the point where he is now one of the leading forces behind the freeride super event DarkFEST, building and riding what are some of the biggest mountain bike jumps in the world.

bigquotesI like building as much as I like riding. For DarkFEST, the challenge is to build everything so precise that no one gets hurt on the big jumps.Clemens Kaudela

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Filmed and edited by Thomas Sandell. Photos by Ryan Franklin.


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13 Comments
  • 9 0
 Hope the FEST series doesn't find out that Neething has an instagram...
  • 1 0
 Lol, Nico will likely find out as he is also sponsored by Kenda, for now. Sure is a shame that his teammate and employer doesn't represent the art and essence of what riding bikes is all about.
  • 5 0
 At least spell his name right in the heading..
  • 4 0
 Q: Do you like Neethling?

A: I don't know - I've never Neethled.
  • 4 0
 Two solid dudes!
  • 1 0
 Needles: Should we hit the jump line at dark fest this year...or are you chicken?
  • 1 0
 Stoked to see C-Dog finally get some primary coverage. Dude's been killing it for years.
  • 2 1
 Heard vink parts ways with FS too
  • 1 0
 Source?
  • 1 0
 @murfio: Fest series INSTAGRAM?
  • 1 0
 @The-Swindon-Secreteer: Nowt about Vink on there my old sausage fingered chum.
  • 1 0
 Pretty rad a media outlet spelled a legendary cyclists name wrong.
  • 1 2
 Instasham....







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