Today, I was on a rideout with some fellow bikers in very sticky mud with me on an XR650R, someone on an XR600 - XR400 and a DRZ400. What I found is that the blokey on the DRZ400 could stand on his pegs point his bike and the rest of his bike would follow. Whilst behind him, I tried to follow his path and his bike (and his skill??) would take him out of the ruts when it allowed but if i tried to follow the same path my front tyre (tire) was having none of it and would literally slip back into the rut. This type of slippage occurred all over the place to the point that I was becoming so frustrated it began to ruin my day out. My question(s) really are these: 1. what is the best tyre for this sort of terrain? (I currently have Pirelli MT21's) 2. Is this behaviour a fault of the bike as it is designed for sand and not mud? 3. Does my riding style suck?? (I do try to keep my weight over the front axle - but i find i am leaning fwd so much that this surely cannot be the right riding position) input greatly appreciated. ice.