Posts: #1 - Intro to RedRockKen (aka Ken Nelson) #2 - Ride Report: Old Dump Road to Silver Reef to Quail Lake (56 miles, 2/3rds dirt) #3 Ride Report: West Mountain Peak and Sand Cove Road (84 miles, some expert terrain) #4 Ride Report: Sand Hollow State Park to Fort Pierce Wash (40 miles, easy terrain) #5 Ride Report: Mojave Desert Joshua Tree Backway to Motoqua Road (near NV) Hi, I was inspired to start riding when my brother shared RedRockRider's awesome ride report thread. My brother rides, mostly street, which really hasn't interested me. Dual sport was something I hadn't really heard of, until RedRockRider's thread came before me. Thanks! I'll start a similar, but much less awesome thread, with my riding from home in St. George, UT - and other places I travel to with the bike on a hitch mount or enclosed trailer. Currently I'm planning on bringing the bike with me to KY, GA, TN, and TX. So thanks to my brother, Kevin, younger but retired (what's up with that!!): After I get more experience, we hope to take a tour, across Europe on motorcycles. I just got back from a long trip to Europe and this road appealed: That is the Gross Glockner High Alpine Road in Austria. We did it by car, which was AWESEOME. On a bike???? Outrageous, should be illegal, fun! About me... I'm 50, a long time software entrepreneur and I've lived in St. George since a few days after 9/11/2001. What an experience driving across the country moving, btw! I'm a VERY new rider. I've got 6 days on a bike - 3 days of day long private training at MotoVentures- Dirt First in Temecula, CA, 2 days of the Utah Basic Rider Course, and now 1 day with my own new bike. Yippee! Me, with what I've been allowed to ride: and the new Yamaha WR250R that I picked up yesterday. I've put about 100 miles on it since I got it yesterday morning. Mostly just testing things, and today I did my first big trek, which I will describe in my next post. I also have a Yamaha IT400D, which I traded a pistol for. It ran pretty good, until I left it at the range, where someone wrecked it. So I'm refurbishing it, and it looks like this now: My name is Ken Nelson, if you are in St. George and want to get together to ride, eat, or (my other hobby) go shooting, just message! Regards, Ken N.