WOW, WHAT A RIDE!!!! Thanks to all for the good advice from past post's. I had no problem staying off of the front brake. It came natural while in the sand even after 22 years of countless road bike miles. I didn't notice any problems with the front end digging due to compression braking. I finally got the hang of how to place my feet in turns (too many road bike miles). That came naturally in the sand also, I hope I can transfer this new found skill to the dirt. I was able to keep up with very experienced quad ridders doing every thing they could to shake me. No hill seemed to big with a good start at it. BTW, oldsmobile hill was kinda weak! The biggest chalenge was the night rides following the quads. When I stayed focused I was able to follow 99% of their lines in the day time. Night time was a lot harder. I ate it two times at night. One on a looooong and steeeeep hill and the other time was when they rode on the tops of razor backs. It was easier to following a great quad ridder at hyper speeds in the steep tight stuff than to following an OK ridder "trying" to go fast in the tough stuff. The OK guys would slow down to much while second guessing them selves and would not allways find the good line. The only bad side was that I think that it was very hard on the motor. I did a lot of hours of hard ridding and the BRP seemed to start running bad near the end of the trip. It was getting hard to start and was heating up faster than normal! I did not boil over due to the proper jetting and the Evans coolant but I had some very hard starts and seemed to noticed a little power loss. I hope I didn't put a hurting on my baby. It was intence "all or nothing" ridding and I loved it! I still like tecnical dirt ridding better because My BRP doesn't heat-up as fast and I can slow down now and then to catch my breath without comming to a complete stop. There was some trading out between quad's while we were in the thick of the dunes. I offered the quad ridders a chance to see what it was like in the dunes on the BRP. Would you be suprized to here that none of them wanted a chance to take dune ridding to another level, hahahahaha! Quad's are fun and I would love to play in the dunes on one once in a while but it's no challenge compaired to a bike, boooooorrrrrring! After I take the BRP in for a check up and after (if?) it shows no signs of abuse I will look forward to going again. I will also look into getting a "ten cup" paddle, it can only make it better? PS, the mysterious "Glamis sand" didn't spell-binde me but I did take some home for futher observation, hahahahahaha ST.