Thanks for that story. Several years ago I came across a similar story about a man that owned an early 60's Sportster. I don't recall all of the details about the story but there were several picture of the guy sliding his bike through a sandy field, climbing a steep hill and jumping the fully dressed bike (saddle bags,windshield,etc) several feet in the air. Right then and there I knew that I would build some type of dirt worthy Sportster. Hopefully I don't muck it up too badly!!