i like trouble if its with a thumper
Hey, i had the same problem as you. all of my buddies thought dual sports were lame. i could not convince them that being able to go wherever you wanted on or off road at any time was the most awesome thing in the world. I converted a few , but most saw nothing exciting about a bike that wasn't a crosser and wasn't a street bike. I guess you had to be a bit unhinged!!! I think growing up in the seventies in a small town in Indiana probably helped. i could ride my 250 elsinore to school and my back yard was about 30 acres of jumps, creeeks and puddles, Farm boy heaven!!!!
I think the best thing about that time was the lack of gps, travel guides and even maps in some places. There was no one to ask about it as there was no internet. We would just ask the kid at the gas station or at the bar where to find cool places to see and ride. I still love riding, but there was something special about the time.