Originally Posted by pablito
Awesome trip. Thanks for taking the time to write the report. I might have to pick up a Vstrom - looks like a great bike for touring and dirt. We should go riding soon.
Yes all around! Let's maybe go riding around 3 Bananas Ranch before the rains come. Kate and I are going up for Apple Fest. What about that weekend?
The V-Strom was a perfect steed for a trip like this - no regrets whatsoever. It is the most comfortable bike I've ever ridden for long highway stretches, and it's more than capable enough for dirt roads like this. It handled my big frame with a passenger and loads of gear, no problem. It's not a light bike, for sure, but there are times where that's a good thing. I may end up upgrading in the next year or so. If I do, I'd love to pass her along.