Quick question for everyone. The beginning of my riding days began in highschool in the mid 90s on a Kawasaki KZ440 LTD. Went to a brand new Super Sherpa in 2000 and had a blast on it. Unexperienced in dirt and took it places I probably had no business going. Should have kept it but anyone who has been in the military knows that's not a good time for material attachments. Bounced back and forth between street bikes and dirts bikes since then. Dirt history since the Sherpa was an '01 TTR225 which I rode for about 10 years then traded up to a CRF250X. Hell of a bike but also way high strung and no where near as good for slow speed technical riding as the TTR was. But it sure would fly! As some of you saw from my post above, I just picked up a couple of XTs. My woman has no riding experience so for her this is a fantastic bike and she is doing well. The manners of the bike are very good for her confidence. I however am feeling like I really underbought for myself. So the question is... Have any of you ridden with others on more "advanced" bikes and felt lacking? Strictly speaking off road. I was watching some trail riding videos of groups that had anything from a Himalayan to WR250s to Africa Twins. Watching those, the fancy bike riders were having to frequently work the throttle aggressively and slip the clutch to keep moving and in the back of my mind I am thinking the little XT would make much easier work of that. Even the WRs seemed high strung. But I also haven't gotten out on the technical stuff again yet and might be mis-remembering how easy everything seemed on the TTR.