Originally Posted by The Breeze
Sage advice by Big John
I should have been a little more firm regarding the WR250R on the CAM1000. It was barely adequate on the high technical passes, and I found myself wishing for more CC's many times. In fact, a couple of times, I didn't think the little girl was going to make it (i.e., on the Sheep Creek switchbacks and Mosquito Pass)!
I ran up sheep creek switch backs on my WR250R--------packed with camping and cooking gear---food for 4 days like it was nothing. I never even stopped--------it was a long climb as you guys remember------piece of cake for me and my WR250R------and the motor is stock------------my buddy was packed heavier than me and he had no problems either--------he probably weighs 250 lbs.--------me 200.
I ran up it a few days before you guys did.
Anyway--------peoples mileages vary on riding.
Wish I could have went on your guys group ride--------but I had another bigger ride in the books that conflicted with going on the official ride.
My buddy and his bike are in this picture---and you can see my track in front of him in the moist dirt as I went before him.
And yep------we made it too the cabin.