Gonna get dirty this weekend!

So, why the reason for all the XT225 mods lately? Because we’re GOING RIDING, that’s why!!

A few of us over at Sport-Touring.net have dualsports in addition to our streetbikes, so we decided to do an overnight trip.

Our cast of characters:
Me: Yamaha XT225
Peter: Yamaha XT225
Chris: KTM Adventure 640
Jim: Kawasaki KLR650
Gary: BMW R1200GS

As you can see, we’ve got a wide range of steeds. 🙂

I’m so excited. Saturday should be a 220-mile ride from the Bay Area down to Parkfield, via Gloria Road and Hernandez Road (both dirt). We don’t have a return route yet, but we’re tossing around the idea of heading to the coast and taking South Ridge Road and Old Coast Road. *purr*

I’m so psyched! I took the XT on a 30 mile shakedown ride yesterday to make sure that our recent mods hold together well, and all systems are go. Woo! No want work! Want ride!

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3 Responses to Gonna get dirty this weekend!

  1. Kim says:

    OMG, I’ve been out of touch: a KTM Adventure under 900cc? I want one!
    …oh wait, the seat height is still 37″. *sigh*

  2. Alex says:

    Hell yes! Dirt riding is where its at. Nothing more fun than being able to go anywhere you want to! (well, almost anywhere). I tell you, a TE250 is looking more and more appealing.
    Post pictures when you get them, all my dirtbikes are McBusted, so I must live vicariously through blue-haired dirt-devils.

  3. David Wedel says:

    Have been enjoying reading your blog. I have an XR650R that I DP’d and like taking out on gravel roads. Think your trip would be fun.
    Keep up the great writing.

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