We’re finally rid of the snow on the ground here and the motorcycle season is starting. Mind you, they’re still salting the roads. So, on my last rides, I tried to avoid that. I took the cow out of hibernation and have been riding it on agricultural one-lane roads like this:
One thing leads to another and soon I’m on double-track dirt roads, logging roads or even a single-track path. This is where the cow and it’s current tires, Continental TKC 80, come into their own. If it was good enough for Ewan and Thingy, it’s good enough for me.
The big GS and her knobby tyres are a combination that you can trust to get you through a lot of soil conditions, but you really have to trust it and not overcook it. It has a lot of mass and is no motocross machine. More of a point-it-in-the-least-scary-direction, hang-your-behind-out-back and give-it-a-sensible-amount-of-gas kind of machine. It will torque through in most occasions (no photos of these scenes, I’m much too preoccupied then!). And if not, it has these protective bars to lay down upon and then you have some weightlifting to do.
Some fun, eh?