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Old 07-05-2013, 09:11 AM   #107
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Trice. When Hardy, the nephews and I were running the mountain dirt roads south of Monterrey 3-4 years ago we came across a group of about 40 UTV's decked out with camping gear, ice chests, but wearing full moto gear. Harnessed in, too. They were flying low. Getting after it. I thought to myself "Self. What the hell are you doing on a KLR?"
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But then it passed. Gotta be two wheels.
Absolutely!

After all, if I took one of Walter's ATVs I wouldn't be writing an ADV ride report, right!

And for all their fancy equipment and expensive rigs, a huge number of these ATVs failed to finish for one reason or another.

We have video of a common theme: an ATV towing another ATV out of the Sierra

I can't emphasize enough, though, that it was the first sight of all the "pro" looking stuff and me feeling like the sad, inexperienced dirt dweeb that I am, that gave me an almost sleepless night that night before we took off from downtown Durango.

The feeling of impending doom and being in the company of those who appeared to have it already knocked was a big ingredient in the satisfaction over having run this route on a DRZ400
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