Summary: Awesome trip, and for a first trip it would be hard to see how it could have gone better (maybe getting a room in Hillsboro?). No one got injured, sick, or mad at each other. No one even laid a bike down, though I came real close twice. 1) Was at "T" intersection on a paved road, at a dead stop, thought I was in 1st, was probably in 3rd and stalled the bike and almost tipped over...would have if my bike as 1 pound heavier. Luckily there was an audience of stopped cars to see the fat guy stomping his left foot like he was putting out a fire saving the bike. 2) Came up on a stretch of sand, got real squirrely real fast and I would have gone down had I continued to slow down or stop, so as a last ditch effort I gassed it....when in doubt, throttle out worked! And I owe it all to this site! From the bike I bought, to the gear I bought, and even the free tracks (thanks Chad Berger)....THANKS AGAIN!