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My buddy Roscoe just picked up a new ktm 950 adventure and we decided to go for an "adventure" ride. Well I decided to change gearing and tires back to stock 15/44 and trail wings. we rode from Yucca Valley, CA through Joshua Tree National Monument and zig-zagged through the dirt sections 85 very fun flat-trackin'-style miles. Then we jumped on the highway 62 after dusk and rode 155 miles to Lake Havasu in the rain. (thank goodness for good gear as I stayed dry). We then got a hotel room and hit the trail after breakfast. We found a gravel road that followed the colorado river 75 miles and hit the truck stop at I-10. after a short nap...(ate too much) we followed the I-10 on a power line road to Palm Springs just as it got dark again. 140 miles all dirt with way too many surprizes! Our last stint was a freezing-cold (30 degrees with the wind blowing) ride on pavement back through the monument 125 miles and home. Next time...electric gloves and vest. Bottom line...My DRZ 400 performed flawlessly (next time, I'll balance the tires better) in every aspect of the ride and I had as much fun as my buddy did on his $12,000 KTM. this was way fun, we're gonna do it again soon!

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I rode some trails in Hemet last week with Sam and he was telling me all about it....Are you the guy he rode with...sounds like a butt whooping ride....:cry:

Pics man...where's the pics.....:cry:

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Exactly, where are the pix?

Sounds like you had a great time.

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shoulda brought the cam next time I will...speakin of next time there's a ride from barstow to laughlin end of this month any interest?

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(((Our last stint was a freezing-cold (30 degrees with the wind blowing) ride on pavement back through the monument 125 miles and home)))

Okay lets get real, what were you wearing?

40 degree weather on the street, with pajamas on, bluejeans, nylon over pants, wool sox ,waterproof boots. Tee shirtshirt, sweatshirt, warm up jacket, rain proof wind braker. Balaclava, surgical gloves and thermolined full leather gloves helmet and gogs.

Wearing all this we a good for about two hours before the hypothermia begins to set in.

So what where you wearing, so I can feel the pain>G<?

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