My riding partners who are still fast and over 60, like myself, all air down.
One guy rode with Ekins and McQueen in the desert, the other road raced and MX'd back in the days of shit suspension, I'm an old enduro racer and MXer. Well maybe we are just too old?
In gravel and in the slick snot unless you are superman or like riding on marbles all day, I'd air down.
I have 5 broken collarbones from highsides and a broken foot.
Traveling outside the first world, the worst injuries to mc and men were the result of crashes on gravel at 50-60 mph.
Air down bro.
Cracked ribs are a bitch(too).
You just can't laugh at yourself.
Forgot the broken pelvis in Bolivia,bought the KTM when I got home.
It's the most forgiving motorcycle I ever rode.
'02 KTM 640 Adventure-lowered
"On the road there are no special cases."
Cormack McCarthy-The Crossing
The faster it goes the faster it breaks.
And high performance=high maintenance.