Actually it was my first time (adventure touring) overnight and dirt riding too with my new gear... just have a lot more dirt experiance on smaller bikes.
Gester is the stud though. We went in at night over a dirt trail in the hills we never had been on. Gester did it on street tires, in the dark, first time. I think he gets the Cajones rewared for that!
Was a great trip and I really enjoyed the company. Looking forward to more!