Yesterday my wife and I returned from an organized dualsport tour through the backcountry of Oregon called the Sasquatch 2010 Dualsport tour. I rode my DL650 V-Strom and my wife rode her 2000 DR200. We totaled 1763 miles over the course of 7 days. Day zero was pavement riding from Seattle WA to Hood River Oregon. The day started cold (50's) and damp which is usual around here. Heading east on I-90 the clouds cleared as we crossed Snoqualmie Pass around noon. At Cle Elum we left the interstate for good and rode some of our favorite roads east (highway 10) and south (Canyon Rd). We arrived around 6PM at the Timberline campground in Home Valley WA for registration and dinner. Here is where we met many of the approximately 70 riders making the trip. The majority of the bikes were in the 650cc range, quite a few V-Stroms and GS's as expected. Deby had the smallest at 200cc. After receiving our route instructions and GPS waypoints we headed for the Hood River Best Western where I learned that if you lock the forks on a V-Strom and move the key one click further the tail light will stay on all night long and the battery will be dead in the morning. Bridge across the Columbia river between OR and WA. The metal grate did a great job of grabbing knobbies.