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View Results: I always stay on paved tracks:
Always Paved Roads 1 7.14%
Always Ride Some Unpaved Roads 13 92.86%
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Old 01-22-2015, 07:56 AM   #1
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I love reading about all the adventures....

but I have a serious question:

Is this site designed for only dual sport owners?

I ride everyday although some are shorter rides and 1-2 times a week 300 miles plus. Several times a year 2-3 day trips for bike camping and 2 times a year 1-2 week trips.

Since I ride a vintage Wing (86), moved from Concours C10, I still like to ride aggressively at times, but stay on pavement.

I enjoy a little partying at camp and my wife says I try to live more like a younger guy than a 60 something guy.

Would love to hear from you guys!!!
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Old 01-22-2015, 08:12 AM   #2
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Old 01-22-2015, 09:51 AM   #3
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What did you expect it is called Adventure Rider!?!

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Old 01-22-2015, 10:41 AM   #4
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What did you expect it is called Adventure Rider!?!

When you get older you will understand, Grasshopper.......every tour on two wheels in an adventure
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Old 01-22-2015, 11:33 AM   #5
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Check out JoMomma. That's where the real adventure is.
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Old 01-23-2015, 10:50 AM   #6
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Better to ask than to assume...it can take a long time to figure everything out here because it's a pretty vast and diverse forum, and everyone has their own take on it, and their own special interests. You'll even find off-topic threads, vintage, racing, all bike types, travel and trip reports, weekenders and round-the-world (RTW) travelers. It's international as well. Be sure to go to the home page and look at the introduction photos - they are simply outstanding!

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but I have a serious question:

Is this site designed for only dual sport owners?
No. Every kind of bike is represented here. Most adventurers seem to think camping off the bike in out of the way places, off the beaten path, is what it's all about.
You can probably find a definition of the bike types, but here's my take:
Dirtbike - offroad only, non-street legal. Not well represented here, you'll find them on ThumperTalk.com
Dualsports - plated dirtbikes, some are day trippers some have light gear and camp off the bike. These are generally 650 or smaller bikes that go everywhere. Likely the most well represented here, perhaps tied with the 'adventure' type bikes in popularity.
Adventure - generally larger than 650, able to ride all types of surfaces but not the most difficult offroad routes. Multi-day trips to far away places is common. This the GS, 990, type of bike.
Roadbike - while some would call their trip an adventure, the classification is for bikes that stay on pavement, motel it much of the time, includes conventionals, sport tourers, your Road Kings, Goldwings, Concours, RT's, and etc.

There does seem to be some whining from the dualsporters that the adventure bike guys are somehow not as 'real' as they are because their bikes are too big to really tackle the difficult terrain the dualsporters can manage. It's just a different attitude, different riding style, terrain, destination. Just ignore all that shit
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I ride everyday although some are shorter rides and 1-2 times a week 300 miles plus. Several times a year 2-3 day trips for bike camping and 2 times a year 1-2 week trips.
Also pretty common for the members here. All bike types are well represented.

Since I ride a vintage Wing (86), moved from Concours C10, I still like to ride aggressively at times, but stay on pavement.
Road rider. That's cool, there are others here that are road riders as well. Especially some of the older set. Some guys just were never dirtbikers. A lot of adventure riders have a dirtbike or racing background. Now they tour and camp and explore out of the way places.

I enjoy a little partying at camp and my wife says I try to live more like a younger guy than a 60 something guy.
We all wish we were younger. I started riding about 1968. Have quit a time or two through the years, but it's been a LOT of years.
Most of the guys I ride with are eight to fifteen years younger. Only a couple are a year or two older. Oh well.

Would love to hear from you guys!!!
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Old 01-23-2015, 11:27 AM   #7
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Better to ask than to assume...it can take a long time to figure everything out here because it's a pretty vast and diverse forum, and everyone has their own take on it, and their own special interests. You'll even find off-topic threads, vintage, racing, all bike types, travel and trip reports, weekenders and round-the-world (RTW) travelers. It's international as well. Be sure to go to the home page and look at the introduction photos - they are simply outstanding!

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Chris, you my friend, are an old bastard.
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Old 01-23-2015, 11:40 AM   #8
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Chris, you my friend, are an old bastard.


He's messing up all my hard work in this thread.
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Old 01-23-2015, 12:33 PM   #9
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Chris, you my friend, are an old bastard.
Hey, I just rode the Pleasant Canyon South Park Loop in Panamint...does that count?

Jimmy says they are gonna ride it at night at the noob rally. Faaaacck....


EDIT: I am feeling my age these days. I get tired sooner. I whine to the wife that I don't know how long I can ride, she says Malcolm Smith still rides so WTF! I said yeah but I wasn't a championship rider in my day.

That new Husky FE501-s is looking pretty good.
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Old 01-23-2015, 02:39 PM   #10
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That new Husky FE501-s is looking pretty good.
yabbit i really hope they make the 700sm an enduro to go heads with the ktm 690,,, i'd buy it over the ktm.


heyjack,, most of us may well be DS guys,, but many of us also own multiple bikes so there is room for everyone here.
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