If you get into a situation where the terrain is more difficult than you would like to tackle on your 950 or 990 do you think a smaller bike would allow you to handle the terrain? I had great hopes for exploring with this bike. I quit riding dirt bikes 10 years ago when I would get too tired from riding 4 1/2 hour enduros. Now I plot routes with Basecamp, put the routes in my gps and take off. I seem to end up on 4 wheel drive roads that keep getting worse and worse where I get more and more tired then reach an uphill with loose rolly rocks where I can't get traction so I turn around and backtrack for another route or just head home. I have been thinking that 20 or 30 years ago I probably could ride the ktm up those roads and now I am thinking of getting a smaller bike but I still get worn out and don't know if a smaller bike is a solution or just find easier terrain. I ride by my self so I don't have a ridding buddy that puts me to shame and cruises up these hills. I do know the young guys on small bikes go up these hills like they are nothing. I ride my road bicycle 25 to 50 mile loops over hilly terrain 2 or 3 times a week so I don't think I can get stronger or gain more stamina. I only get slower and weaker. What do you think? Smaller bike or too old find easier stuff?