Yes some of us "old farts" do still play in the dirt, I'm 61, the wife is 57 (rides her own) and can pretty much keep up with me.
The "trails" in Uwharrie are pretty beaten up. My advice if you don't have crash bars (plastics are EXPENSIVE) or can't pick the bike up yourself, don't go. I have a friend who used to ride his KLX there quite a bit and has no interest at this point to go back. He does go to Carolina Adventure but I have never been there myself. If you have never had much gravel under your tires (my wife hadn't) there is enough road to get the "feel" of it in Uwharrie. Many times we have ridden over, packed a picnic and let the wife get her "feel". I had always looked out for her when we were riding in the dirt until last year when we were in New Mexico. We were heading up a pretty good incline with some baseball sized rocks and I looked in my mirror and couldn't see her. My thought was "Sh#@, where is she" so I started to slow down. I heard her (we run helmet to helmet communications) say "Don't friggen' slow down I'm right on your tail". Sure enough I looked again and she was hot on my heels ... Yes she has graduated with honors ... And by the way we both ride KLR 650"s
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