Been following this thread, was supposed to go to AK this year but the knee surgery took that off the list.
I was the SAR coordinator for the N00B rally, I was the one in the white 4x4 driving around DV instead of riding....
You will want to get more seat time off road, there is a lot of good local stuff Cahon pass and such that will allow you to improve your off road skills with the bikes unloaded now while you have time.
PM me (I am in Glendora close to you) if you are interested and I can show you some of the easy loops you can ride without breaking the bank.
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