Originally Posted by Norhasken
That bike is way too clean for having been ridden on a gravel road.
That's because it got cleaned when I rode through the stream.
Actually, that spot was just off the highway in Spearfish Canyon so we hadn't ridden any dirt yet. In this pic here, if you hadn't already figured it out, I was just screwing around trying to make it look like I rode through the stream. That road just led to a cabin in the woods (private property).
Believe me though, it's dirty now! We got caught in a monsoon a couple of days later and I got to test out the waterproofness of the Mercury jacket and it passed the test with flying colors. There was water at least 1/2" deep running down the highway, worst rain I've ever ridden in by far.
We did ride some Forest Service roads later in the week though but nothing too technical. Got lots of great pics....
More here if anyone's interested... http://mrmaico.smugmug.com/gallery/5058640_aJuWt#P-1-12