Who's into Dual Sport?
Posted May 03, 2002 - 05:20 AM
When snow skiing, I no longer need to jump off cliffs and find long mogul runs to be happy. I told some buddies I'm really starting to enjoy the long blue cruisers.
In dirtbiking, I no longer need to try and be the fastest or jump the farthest. Lately, I'm dreaming about a long beautiful jeep trail and the cool winding mountain roads that join them together.
I'm really getting the bug for dual sporting - Riding all day on mountain trails and roads. Riding my bike right up to the resturant in a cool small town etc. The freedom to take both streets and trails!! I recently took the final step in converting my WR to street legal - got a tag!! It's not even from my state, but that's another story.
Who else is going through the same thing or have been already enjoying this segment of our sport?
Posted May 03, 2002 - 05:24 AM
Some of the terrain was rather challenging. I am doing a two day at Loudon Raceway in June!!
Posted May 03, 2002 - 07:04 AM
I did some dual-sport riding in the mountains around Suches, GA last year. That was one of the best days of riding I've ever experienced. The only bad part was when we rode up on a guy on a 4-wheeler with a shotgun sitting across his lap. Apparently, we were riding on his property and he didn't want us there. He wasn't a jerk about it and we talked with him a few minutes before he escorted us off his land. But it was still unnerving.
[ May 03, 2002: Message edited by: Rich in Orlando ]
Posted May 03, 2002 - 07:18 AM
I love my baby F and I don't think I could find a better bike right now for the kind of riding I do the most (especially at 5' 8" and a buck fifty). But, I've been drooling over the prospect of an '03 WR450F with e-start. Now I have a good rationalization for having both.
I also find that I can get my fill of beating myself silly on the gnarly technical stuff quicker than I would have in my younger days. I love it all the same, though, and I won't give up my WR250F any time soon. But I also know the pleasure of putting mile after mile of primitive scenic road and milder trail behind me. It puts me in another zone. I could just keep riding all day...
Posted May 04, 2002 - 07:14 PM
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