Eatpasta - great thread. Enjoy your insights and also learning about your Western desert style races. Let me ask you and the other desert guys this - in the front of the thread several guys were trashing your BRP as a bad choice. I thought the XR650 was the bike of choice for a lot of desert racers. At least a few years ago? Just curious. I had the pleasure to ride part of the Baja 1000 course a few years ago and the XR650's seemed to be the bike of choice there.
PS - I love the shot of your bike before one of your races and it still had the mirror. Did you leave it on for the race?