I got back last night after riding 2000 miles or so from Fernly Nevada, through the Black Rock Desert, up into Oregon and Idaho, and back to Nevada via Jarbidge, finaly coming back to my house in Santa Cruz California. Here's a very approximate map of the route. It was good times and I had a blast! Rode with Jeff (50x50) once again. And met a cool FF named Sam (NorthLeftCoast), from Oregon, in McDermitt, NV. He was out riding solo and I invited him to join us. Had some minor mechanical problems. The views were unbeleivable. The riding was fast and fun. And sometimes challenging. Sometimes too hard... Goals were met. And obsticles overcome. Shit happened. I'm really learning to use these things, and *shudder* even liking the damn thing. But it still aint a replacement for the map and compass! After a lot of trail and error trying to get the SE to work as a hardcore ADV/Dual Sport bike I think I finaly have it figured out and am very stoked on it! There were times I wished I had a lighter bike, but for the most part this thing fucking kicks ass! I couldn't have asked for a better bike on this trip. Anyway I'll post a report over the coming days. This was an amazing trip and I was able to cross a few goals off my life's list. Namely seeing the Owhyee Wilderness. A place my dad took my mom backpacking before I was born. That was back when they were dirty hippies hitchhiking across the country. He choose it because it had the least, as in none, paved roads of anywhere he could find in the lower 48. Cheers!