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Years Contributed: '07, '08
Motorcycles: '05 Kawi KLR 685 street tard, '07 Ducati ST3s, '13 CRF250R Supermotard, '15 yz25fx
GPS: Calgary, AB, CA
Miles Typed: 1645

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« on: August 04, 2009, 01:22:05 am »

This is a bit of a cross post but I thought I'd add it here too in case there's any dirt riders that don't avidly follow the KBB thread.

The trip report is posted at the following link on our web site.  It's going to be cross posted on a few boards, so it's an external link.  Sorry about that, but here's a few teasers.

Quote from ZED:
"Whew!  That would be a tough trail even on a mountain bike!"

Quote from KLRChickie:
"That's the hardest 155km I've ever ridden"

Some Things We Learned on Our Summer Holiday:
1.  Street tires can get you further than you might think off road.
2.  MX boots can save your feet.
5.  The difference between a 21" and 17" front wheel off road is significant

Other errata not contained in the trip report:
Overall I was very impressed with the WR250X.  We shied away from Mud, but other than that we through everything at it that we could find including steep slopes, rock, gravel, sand, trees, logs, and twisty pavement.  It's interesting to note that the roads which I generally consider twisty on a sport bike straighten out on the motard.

I still need to learn to use the rear brake and to do wheelies so I can get that little front wheel over the logs and holes easier.

Life is a highway...or a dirt road!
Tread Lightly. Dirt bike with street tires!

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