As a South Jersey Sand Flea used to sandy woops and single track on my Husky 450, it was an absolute pleasure to try a day of dual sport riding in Southern California. Last Sunday I rented a BMW GS800 from ADVRentals.us in Castiac, CA which got set up via the guys at BMW of Ventura County and headed out for an incredible 300 miles of the most scenic riding i have ever experienced. First off, everyone I encountered was a pure joy and more than helpful in every way. Sharif from ADVRentals was VERY accommodating and the price was more than fair ($165 for a brand new 800 with panniers). Lyle from BMWVC was instrumental in setting up the ride with another local ADV rider (Upst8) and the ride they took me on was awesome! 300 miles, 150 of killer twisties, 50 miles of highway, and another 100 off road. If anyone from outside of Southern California, or even in SoCal but dont have an adventure bike, I highly recommend talking to Sharif and setting up a ride. Not only do they rent bikes for you to do any type of riding but they also have guided tours and work with Rawhyde for Adventure Bike training. All in all I'd say they have set up a great network which benefited me and would do the same for anyone in a position to try such an adventure. I cannot wait to get back and do it again (and try the new GS1200). For now, I will continue to enjoy the spring time in good ole South Jersey. Cheers and "Keep the Rubber Side Down!"