AHH...the old dreaded SAND. I can say this. I used to spank a KX500 in the dunes of Oregon at blistering speed. No worries what so ever. Nice big sweeper turns and all. Was a rush thats for sure. Move forward to today and the story is different! 2 up fully loaded on a big bike..ummm...yeah the ol’ pucker meter maxxes out! So much different I feel like a rookie in the stuff. Would be nice to keep up speed and blast through it but that aint happening! So the feelings you have about the shit will most likely never leave you. Just one of the evils we will encounter and add to the adventure I suppose. Its just such a gross feeling having the front end being all sketchy moving about and Honeybunny can feel every bit of it too. Once we clear the stuff its a definate relief!! Just my 2 cents Rudy.(your not alone!) Cheers!