You travel in fast company! Was the 250 yours?
A long story explains how I happened to be on the KLR250, and in this fast company, indeed!
Regardless, we wound up at the event, my partner with his KLR650 (because he couldn't get the family TW200 to start), and I with the KLR250 (because we had planned to take the small bikes for the off-road tours).
So, we had to choose a riding group compatible with our diverse machines; not TOO off-roady for the big KLR. (The 80-or-so riders present split up into various "interest groups," such as fast dirt, slow dirt, pavement only, etc.)
Alan, a local, said he'd lead a ride of mostly paved back roads, some curves, some scenery. So, we threw in with him on his BMW boxer, joined by a couple of riders from Canada, also on BMW boxers.
From then on, I was FLOGGING the little 250, chasing the BMWs (and the mighty KLR650) through the West Virginia mountains; up long, steep grades; desperately shifting at 10,000 rpm; and flying at warp speed on the downhills at WOT. Can't say I kept up with the pack everywhere on the route, but . . . even keeping 'em in sight was a challenge.
Stopping for lunch, I casually mentioned "250" in conversation. One of the Candian BMW pilots asked, "THAT'S a 250?" I considered that a compliment; made my day!
This year, we'll probably BOTH ride our KLR650s, camping from the bikes (we trucked 'em in, last year).
Toney, forget about RV hookups at the dealership (although I'm sure full-service, drive-through RV campgrounds are nearby)! This is merely a large dealership (showroom about the same area as a football field), with about 20 acres of groomed grassland/lawn surrounding the facility. Tent space, portable toilets and showers, food truck and caterer as needed. Some attendees brought travel trailers/motor homes, but . . . it was "dry" camping for them, no hookups.
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Great camping, great food, great riding; what's not to like?
I said mid-Atlantic KLR riders appeared disinterested in this sort of thing; PROVE ME WRONG! You won't regret it!