80 Miles of Dirt Roads this Weekend
Rampart Range Road - 40 straight miles of gravel
Well, I don't think I'm a novice on dirt roads anymore. I rode my fully-packed BMW F650GS on about 80 miles of dirt and gravel roads this weekend. My boyfriend and I went camping and rock climbing for 2 days, so both of our bikes were fully loaded with camping and climbing gear. I got used to riding with my side bags and my backpack strapped to the back, a very full tank bag and a Camel Bak hydration backpack on my back. Some of the roads had VERY loose and deep gravel, which made for some scary moments when the bike was fish-tailing and I felt the front wheel trying to wash out. But, I kept the rubber side down and I made it through just fine. My first big camping trip and motorcycle adventure is in the books and I can't wait for the next one!