I'd like to say hi to the members of this club. I went to the show on Friday, and eventually made my way to the DSBC booth. Needless to say I am pleased to have met a couple members there (Lindsay?), with which I had a great conversation with regards to the club activities. If all members are like those at the booth, then I would very much like to partake in the off-hwy activities shown on your picture display.
My name is Rick, 36 yrs, married with 2 boys. I'm a relativelynew owner of a 2005 KLR (bought new last Apr - at which time I also obtained my MC license), still in its stock condition except for a K&N filter (for street use - I'd put the foam one back in for trail rides), and a proper skid-plate which I expect in next week. I have a few changes I'd like to make and of course will be going through this site for tips and such. My work schedule is 4-days week, which leaves me Thurs-Sat avail for rides (though I do need to be back in time for picking the kids up when school lets out) I've been out on the gravel trails a couple times but not having had the proper gear, I didn't get too crazy.
While I've got this posted, I've discovered that my quest to obtain a pair of Enduro boots is going to be difficult. I've come across 2 brands now, SIDI and Alpinestar, the first of which doesn't go toa size 13, the second of which no-one seems to stock (apparently there's not much market for Enduro boots - motocross has priority). I've obtained some riding pants and shin/knee guards, so now need the boots. Any suggestions welcome.
In the meantime, I hope to be able to join up with some of your rides and look forward to meeting you all in person.