A year ago, I rode the Byron/Leaf River ride on my 1988 R100GS. The Leaf River Dual Sport course was run on about 90% of the famous Leaf River enduro loop. This Enduro route was similar to the Brush Popper's Cow Patty Enduro which I rode a month earlier.
I guess that was when ,
I had a mind changing Revelation. I realized that the BMW was a great dual sport bike, but not an enduro machine. The BMW just doesn't have the ground clearance to make it over stumps and through deep mud without some help from my riding partner MMMotorcycle. At my age of 57, I decided to try not to make it a practice to ride enduro courses on my BMW.
I have had my 2006 KLX250s for almost a year, and this and the (muddy) Bucky were my only two rides on the Green Machine. Fellow Dualsporters ask me where is the KLX and I reply that I love the Airhead GS, and the KLX is at home.
The Leaf River DS ride was originally scheduled for November 1, but because of record rainfall was postponed till November 15. Mid November around this part of the woods could see us riding ice and snow instead of rivers and mud.
The route was a 27 mile loop with the option to run it twice. Dan 888 (young & fast) has a KLX250s just like mine and Dan ran the route twice