So I've been out of riding for the last couple of years with only a little riding here and there..a few short trips and mostly on the 950. One or two Dacres mixed in just to remind me that the best way to warm up after not riding regularly is to go ride 500 miles in the Canadian woods cold turkey. that said I've wanted to put together a new iteration of the Vermont Dual Sport loop ever since I started piecing together the GPX file from the old route sheets. I've been building Google earth trails slowly and have some nifty tools to help find old trails and tracks. If anyone is interested in playing pathfinder and testing out routes I'd be happy to collaborate and hopefully we can piece together a new route that covers legit trails and avoids the questionable ones. As for me? well in September of 2015 I bought a house and 3.5 acres of land. My dad and I tore into and gutted the house starting in December of 15 and have worked almost every free day, weekend, and holiday since then. I might even get to live there this year. Interestingly enough my house is less than a mile from the start of the old Vermont Dual Sport loop and I often see groups of riders going by that I suspect are out on it....which is really hard to watch others having fun while I pound nails. I also got a new job in the Spring of 2016 which has had me traveling around the world 50% of the time. That said I just ordered a new battery for the 950 and a new chain. Get some maintenance done and then use the big bike to go explore some new routes.