A.Vern: Isn't that Joe from S.F. on the SV? I remember reading of his adventure on Steele Pass. I had a chance to meet him in Pacific Grove a few years ago.
Deep sand, deep gravel, deep silt and big rocks are always a challenge for me no matter what bike I'm on. I was actually surprised how well the DRZ handled all the rocks we rode through a few weeks ago in South Park Canyon near Ballaratt but it was still exhausting for me.
I came to ride...........