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I am an ADV refugee looking for new horizons, a place to dicuss all things dualsport and adventure riding.

Happy to meet you all... :ride:


My rides right now...




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Welcome, a great number of us are in California, where more specifically are you?  I'm in north Orange County at the moment.



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Welcome! Have both those bikes really is the way to go. Sometimes you just want to skooch up on the tank, stick that leg out, and screw on the throttle in a fast sweeper.... ;) I miss that only having one bike!

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Yes, big adventure bikes are a kick.

I grew up riding desert then grew up again and went to school and got a job ;)

My desert and dirt riding fell by the wayside until about 7 or 8 years ago when  I rescued an R100GS.

Being I've Beemers since 1980 it seemed like a good idea...not.



Thinking about a more capable offroader I found a deal on a KTM 950 Adventure.

Really such a great bike!



That was a particularly insightful way to re-learn old skills. I finally realized I needed to get smaller...

So I went to a Husky TE610 for about a month which felt like a dog in comparison, then onto a WR250R which I completely decked out and rode for a couple years.

Another fine trailbike.



After that got bit by the Orange Bug again.

So I rescued a beater 400 EXC, which was very capable as well.



...but rode a friends '09 450EXC and was smitten. I didn't realize how good a dirtbike could be.

My skills re-developing help methinks.

I've had my '09 450 going on 3 years now. Always amazed at it's capability.

It's made me a much better rider, overall.

Had some great day rides with this scoot. Hoping before I keel over I'll be able to do some longer rides in different places like Bishop, the LAB2V, etc.

Here's hopin'...


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