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Old 05-21-2014, 06:16 PM   #301
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Thanks to all of you for the videos and reports. I'm gathering info and have noticed that the videos don't do justice to the hills, and so make the whole deal look like a nice trail ride. I'm well aware that it ain't so. However, at the advanced age of 66, and the technicolor vision of my youth, I would love to enter my XS650 in the adventure class. If I were to not worry too much about time, how bad would it be with 3 inches of rear travel and 4 inches of fork travel? Back in the day I used to race a 74 CZ in the desert. Wasn't fast then either, but was all about finishing in one piece, mostly.

Sounds hard. Really hard. So I'd say maybe.


Where are you in OR? I can point you to places that are similar in difficulty, try them and find out. Or better, I or someone local to you who's ridden the D100 before could give you a tour of appropriate local trails.
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Old 05-21-2014, 06:28 PM   #302
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...but was all about finishing in one piece, mostly.
Mostly all about finishing in one piece? or all about finishing mostly in one piece?
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Old 06-12-2014, 01:50 PM   #303
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As the sweep captain of the Desert 100 I tip my hat to all you guys that raced the Adventure class. That course is tough on a well set up 450 dirt bike let alone a 500lb behemoth!

The sweep crew had to help a lot of people on dirt bikes, get them running again, escort them off the course, etc but I never heard of any of the Adventure riders needing help. Impressive.

Thanks for coming out and thanks to Darryl for instigating this craziness a couple years ago!
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