Let me explain the genius of this little motorcycle in a little more detail. An enduro motorcycle is also know as a dual sport. See the license plate? That means I can ride this little hunk of awesome on the street. The second half of the dual sport persona is it's ability to go off road. We have to put some miles on this new toy and get the motor broke in.
Time to follow this 20 mile gravel road down the mountain range to see where we end up. Katie hops on the back and we load T-Dub up for a journey out. It's a tall order for a little motorcycle that's brand new. Combined with all of our gear, T-Dub is tasked to haul around 290 pounds of cargo. Her little 16hp motor is going to work a little bit harder today than usual.
Halfway through the trip we hop off and stretch our legs. The last 4 miles were narrow dirt track conisting of loose rocks and steep inclines. It was slow going as I still get a hang of riding off road with a passenger. Then it's back in the saddle as we finish up the route. Katie has had enough and opts to stay behind at the RV to soak up some sun. I on the other hand still want to rack up some miles. Too the flats...
On the way out of the flats T-Dub hits a new milestone. Only another 900 miles to go and the motor will be fully broken in and ready for complete punishment.
Time to wind down the rest of the evening with a couple of beers and distant gazing into the mountains. We like the desert. It almost feels like home.