I picked up a GSA at the end of last year in anticipation of moving to BC. In July, I finished a cross country trip (from Ottawa to Van) - all pavement riding. It was a great trip, but now I want to use the bike in the manner in which I intended when it was purchased - to explore BC backroads!!
My off road experience, however, is limited to a few short rides on a WR250R... with stock tires. So let say it's relatively zero. I want to learn how to ride the big pig off road to a degree where I can comfortably travel at more than a snail's pace. I'm signed up for a session with BMW Van to learn the basics.
Are there some loose-surface spots in the area which can be used for practice - slow speed control, turning, etc?
Also, are there any members here - with a very high degree of patience - who'd be willing to show me the ropes on how to manage the fattest DS-ish bike available for purchase?
Thanks in advance!
I look forward to meeting members of this board.