Originally Posted by RetroRider2
I am new to Dual Sports. Got my 2012 BMW G650GS last month and only have 1,600 miles on it. About 400 miles have been on dirt roads / trails. Almost all of my previous riding has been on pavement. 40,000+ miles in last 10 years. I am interested in this Rally because I like to camp on my motorcycle and haven't spent much time in NE Tennessee. The area sounds great. (I also like beer, the darker the better) ;-)
My question is this: Will the rides be too technical for me or are there some easier rides with mixed pavement & dirt roads?
400 miles of off road? You'll be fine on my ride. The wildest my ride will get will be some decently steep gravel (nothing to horrible at all) and some mud if it rains, which it will, because it does every year.