Been pining for a GS Adventure for quite sometime. Finally got one and quickly realized I don't know how to ride anything off the pavement! Oh well...time to learn! I came off two touring rigs, the BMW K1200LT and a Honda Goldwing. So, needless to say, this ADV feels SOOO light (yes I know its not light at all in comparison to most dual sports). Anyway, always loved the roads around the mountains of northern South Carolina and into North Carolina. But, now, having the ADV for only about 6 weeks, I'm enjoying getting off the beaten path a little. Today's adventure? A little road simply known as Horsepasture. Part of the fun is in getting there too. Horsepasture Road comes off of another great road, Hwy 178 north of Pickens, SC (except Saturdays, because every other biker knows that too, especially the squids on crotch rockets). I rode on Horsepasture for about 30 minutes before having to turn it around and get back to work. So about an hour total. Fun road...except the recent re-gravelling used some pretty large gravel. With my inexperience, it was intimidating. I realized about 30 minutes in, that I had only covered about a 1/4 of the road and didn't have time to go the rest...therefore turned around and came back down the mountain. There were a few ATV trails off in either direction...maybe someday I'll have the skills to go there too. Still learning and know I've got way more to do. But I think I'll be visiting Horsepasture a lot.