Here is my brother Leo somewhere between L'Anse and Big Bay, Michigan last weekend (Oct. 19/20, 2013). I have the two 2001 F650GSs, one for me and the other for my bike-less brothers and Harley friends. This part of the UP of Michigan is devoid of blacktop. It is perfect dual sport territory. We occasionally get a little misplaced in the woods, but between the maps and the GPS we sort it out. One could spend months riding the gravel up here. I also bought a 1999 BMW R1100GS last week. I know it is a bit old school and heavy, but I've always felt the need for the 'big' BMW. Still, the F650GS equipped with knobbies is the perfect bike for the type of riding pictured above.