And my interests are completely in accord with what an adventure bike has to offer. I love being outdoors, exploring nature. I love to spend days on the road, taking in new places. I also really enjoy more technical riding, navigating through the trees or dealing with a severely potholed road or trail. I could get a lot of joy with a lighter dual-sport, but it lacks a bit on the road. Adventure provides great performance on the road and on the trail. It’s a win-win in my book. Plus, there’s something sublime about getting a bigger, heavier bike into and out of a tricky situation. A man and machine united, overcoming obstacles as one.