Riding Vegas dirt

I spent Sunday afternoon getting a little bit closer to God’s creation, and it was amazing. Like camping on a motorcycle. North of Las Vegas on the 95 there’s a bizarre area of canyon-like sand dunes or… open-air caverns. They wind about, with the walls standing fifteen to twenty feet high almost vertical and cover a lot of ground. Without visible mountains high in the sight line to navigate by you could imagine getting lost and confused in them like a maze (even if it’s not likely). It’s beautiful, and was an awful lot of fun.

Get out there!

5 thoughts on “Riding Vegas dirt

  1. Sounds to me like you’ve finally tasted the KLR cool aide. Pretty soon, you’ll discover what the definition of “farkle” means to us KLRists. You’ll soon be bolting bags, crash bars, bigger windshield, larger front sprocket, smaller front fender, better seat, and other necessary items to your KLR. You’ll learn about the doo-hickey and the thermobob………….then you’ll realize, yeah, it sucks on the interstate…….but it will do them and yeah, it’s heavy for off road, but it’ll do them, and then when you finally realize ever time you get off the KLR you’re grinning from ear to ear, then you will not only comprehend other KLR lovers, you comprehend why they’re the way they are.

    good day

    • Indeed! I’ve already read up on the doohickey and thermobob (I lurked on KLR650.net for a while before buying) and really dig the bike for what it actually is, now. I’m not going to farkle the bike, though. I’ll do little stuff like exhaust or cams to give it more “oomph” but I’m thinking for the highway riding my commute demands I’d be better served by just getting a second bike for that. Just like I’ve got a car and a Jeep, instead of one Subaru, I don’t want to dilute the KLR or weigh it down anymore for play time. ^_^

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  3. Can you read suspension upgrade? This bike becomes a whole new beast once you get rid of the lousy stock shocks. I treated myself with Ricor (other great brands available) and man, it’s day and night both on the pavement and the dirt. That’s the buty of a 30 years old, almost unchanged bike, lots of aftermarket stuff to really fix its shortcomings to your taste.

    • Oh and one last thing: lots of people who upgraded their suspension let go of the idea of getting a second bike, or even sell the klr and buy a better dirt bike AND a better street bike. That’s how world changing this upgrade is.

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