Have you been bitten by the adventure-touring bug? Many riders apparently have, as the segment is one of the fastest growing, especially in Europe. But who has the money to buy a new bike nowadays? Before you plop down a couple hundred Benjamins on some high-tech Teutonic tourer and set a course for Tierra del Fuego, why not toe the waters? You don't need a BMW R1200GS Adventure to have an adventure, and there are probably plenty of places closer to home that you have yet to discover. How many times have you ridden past a turn-off and wondered where it goes, but never bothered to findd out? Don't consult Google Earth; that's cheating! Point your bike down that road and see for yourself.