I have enjoyed numerous threads on AdvRider over the years. A lot of inspiration from fellow travellers have spurred me on to take advantage of riding the world. I've been lazy on the posting side of things though, too content to read others adventures. So, its time to give a little back. I recently (Feb 2017) took a four day trip to Oman. To clear the head, see the mountains and remember why I love motorbikes so much. I arranged to hire a KTM 990, which I collected at the UAE/Oman border. I never rode a KTM before, I listened too intently to others mishaps and kept denying myself an awesome true adventure inspired bike. A four day test ride in the mountains would change my mind on KTM, for the better of course. IMG_0214 by gormedic, on Flickr The weather had been pretty unsettled for the Gulf around this time, with strong winds, dusty conditions and the threat of some welcoming liquid sunshine. But the forecast was looking good for Oman with clear skies and gusty winds without the dust storm. IMG_0169 by gormedic, on Flickr All set at the border, ready to cross and do battle with some horrible crosswinds and brutal blowing sand and dust for the next 200km.