Still learning the bike and how it handles. It's been between 1.5 and 2 years since I've done trail riding at all, on my old CRF230L. So I have absolutely no confidence in my off-road skills at the moment, especially with dual-purpose tires. I mainly putted around the woods and kept it at the top of first gear, but I let my circuit take me to the river bottom where I could open it up some and let it cool down. This is my first water-cooled bike and it really gets hot in the slow stuff. The fan runs nonstop and I could feel it dumping tons of heat right into to my left knee. The Council Bluffs OHV area is definitely the most technical I've ever ridden, but previously I just rode around in friends' pasture and occasionally light woods. Twice the trail turned to sand and I turned around, I just don't have any confidence when the back wheel starts getting squirrelly. I think my ego is still hurting from the last time I tried to ride there and dumped it in a huge mud puddle. It's definitely geared a bit too high, but I only stalled out a couple times. I'll definitely be getting the 13/42 sprocket setup later this summer so first gear can crawl better. After 45 minutes I was starting to get warmed up and put some speed on (10 - 15 mph in the woods instead of 5 - 10), but I am out of shape and had to call it quits. 70 mph on I-80 had never felt better, I didn't even realize how much I'd been sweating. My arms and legs feel like jelly. Holding the bike up at stops was a chore, as was pushing it into my garage and walking to my apartment. I'm going to be sore the next couple days, but it's worth it. I hope to get out 2 - 3 times a week for the next few weeks to get some strength built up in time for my Colorado trip. I'd hate to get out there to the trails and then wear myself out right away. So other than the gearing, the CRF250L gets the Mott555 Seal of Approval™ as a trail bike. I do wish it was shorter like the 230, but I'm positive I'll quit caring about that when I get more comfortable with it.