Went for a little ride with a guy not on the forum (yet) and Herewego (Mike) today. The learning curve was steep. That guy was on a 1200GSA w/Tourances, Herewego on his 990 Dakar with Mefos and myself on the Tractor with cheap ass 244s. Lessons learned:
1. Herewego is a cool dude.
2. He may not want to ride with me again.
3. On McCain Hill Rd in Washington Co, there is not a good line on the downhill side of the rocky stairsteps.
4. Three guys can drag a KLR back up on to the road.
5. It sucks when the gravel/rocks win.
6. Those fancy riding pants are looking much better than an old pair of jeans (and my knee).
7. A 1200GSA with Tourances may struggle to go where a KLR with 244s does.
8. 1200GS's are f'ing heavy.
9. Panniers sure make a bike wide.
All in all I had a good time, so did 1200GSA guy even though he was over his bike's head a couple of times. It was a pleasure to ride with Herewego (Mike), he's a great guy.
And pics of aforementioned knee after 4 1/2 hrs of riding on it and wrestling a BMW
A little tape will fix most anything, right?