It seems most, but not all of my riding buddies are encumbered with responsibilities or leashes that are too short. I live in Northern California! No, not middle California, but Northern as in the far north east corner of California. It is winter here now which is usually a time to leave and go ride the southern warmer climates. Usually, we have a trip through Death Valley planned, but not this year. Other years, Mexico has been our destination, again, not this year. The Mojave, the Escalante Wilderness, the Navajo and Hopi Reservations, the north rim of the Grand Canyon, and other destinations have been ridden in the past. Evidently, that is all "Past." This year, all of the old geezers, except me, have succumbed to responsibilities, lack of vacation time, and other poor excuses. I feel that I need to begin socializing outside of my group which seems to have withered if not died this year. So, I'm placing a, personal ad, if you would like to call it that. Basically, I'm looking for a group to ride with somewhere warm this winter. I'm not a kid, but sometimes I still ride like one. let's just put it this way, I haven't graduated to the GS yet. There is nothing wrong with GS's, but I'm just not there yet. My weapon of choice is a Husaberg FE570S with a lot of mods and a KTM 525 for backup. The 525 has over 35,000 off road miles on the odometer and the Husaberg has 5500. I like long rides through rugged scenery and roads that would make a GS cry for Momma. Again, I don't want to exclude GS riders, I just want to state my ideal preferences, kind of like looking for Boderick when you were fifteen at the beech, it would have been ideal, but not realistic. I'm open to offers from the GS crowd too. I'm self suffcient, I don't require much in the way of help, I've been doing this long enough to usually get myself out of the trouble I've gotten myself into. That being said, having help is always nice when you need it. along those lines, I've changed more tires for other people than I ever have for me, and I don't mind changing oil to get the water out of someone elses bike (I hate it when it's on my bike). It's a team effort as far as I'm concerned, but I'm just saying that rarely do I require the team effort to get me out of a sticky situation. I come prepared. My equipment is well maintained and well optioned. I run things that work or have worked well. I'm basically looking for someone(s) who will let me tag along with their group this winter to some interesting off road destination, where we can have a few beers before doing the same thing the next day and maybe the next too.