I think it was two years ago when I picked up my DR350 because it was better suited for the off-road riding I wanted to do than my GS1200. While the GS is a very capable bike, my concern was with the operator not being quite so capable and felt it was only a matter of time before I seriously injured either the bike or myself.
With the DR in the garage I was able to explore more technical trails that I had been able to pre-dr and had a blast as I try to improve my skills. I’ve still got a LOOOOONG way to go and have been keeping my eyes open for a DRZ for my next ride.
Those of you that have seen us at rallies know that Amy is an integral part of the operation. Unfortunately, she hadn’t expressed much of an interest in venturing off the beaten path when I’d go out.
That of course was until this spring when she decided to take an off-road class with some girlfriends. This class was the same one I had taken and is put on by Wisconsin Off-Road Adventures . Of course she had a blast and as luck would have it a Honda NX250 became available. While it’s not suited for the likes of Moab, it’s a great beginners bike for the kind of riding she’ll be doing to start with.
This week the Previous Owners were kind enough to deliver it to us and we’ve now got a classic in the garage. I almost hate to think about actually taking it off-road but I guess it’s what it was made for so I should probably get over that feeling. Looks like Amy and I will be enjoying some of the many trails Wisconsin has to offer this summer.