Well, I guess I don't consider myself a total newb since I have been riding sportbikes for almost 21 years on the street and multiple weekends at the track. JenningsGP in Florida. Always wanted to do long distance traveling on motorcycles and started converting my 05 Yamaha R1 into something I could take on long trips. That won't stop since I love this bike. Anyways a guy offered me a trade for a jeep I was selling. A 2007 KLR 650, rode off-road before, so I thought I would just use it for a little while and sell it, but the more I worked on it and rode it (only about 100 miles so far) the more I wanted to take those long rides with this bike as well. So here I am to learn as much as possible, learn about some nice trails and meet some new people. I'll post pics later.