Originally Posted by bonekrusher
Thanks for the pics again - awesome. I am really starting to wish I had access to a lighter bike.
Me too but I've had many race bikes (long ago) and now I'm enjoying the quiet, comfortable simplicity of road riding the heavier bike to where I want to explore. The important thing is to know your, and your bike's, limitations and stay within them. I've pushed the limits a few times in this area but by getting familiar with the trail system I'll be able to steer clear of potential trouble spots. There's a lot of freedom and economy (time and money) in riding a dual-sport type bike so we just have to remember the advantages when it's necessary to by-pass certain sections of trail.
I share the above because I need to repeat it to myself. I'm not looking for epic adventure, just access to beautiful country and fun rides.