Hey Frog, when you're out practice riding, what speeds are you reaching? Say in an open wash, how high do you crank it up?
I ask because I just did my first local desert run here in San Diego and my bike tops out about 65mph on dirt. I think that is a far cry from you guys prob hitting 85+++. I will say however that the more time I spend at 65 through the sand makes 50 seem muuuch easier. My buddy, who is a better technical rider than I am, was having issues seeing the terrain and anticipating things while at speed. I'm assuming you guys have the same thing but you're hauling the mail!
Any thoughts? What speeds are you comfortable at, do you ever do "hot" laps and scare the piss outta yourself or what?