KTM's official motto might be "Ready to Race," but "Ready to Rally" is a more appropriate slogan for the gaggle of orange-blooded ADV enthusiasts who gather each fall for KTM's annual Adventure Rider Rally, held this past year at Steamboat Springs, Colorado. I attended with a small group of like-minded Midwestern adventure riders lead by Craig Johnson from CJDesigns, as part of an 11-day, 5,000-mile epic ride epitomizing everything that makes adventure riding the most exciting segment of motorcycling right now. We put the ADV in our adventure starting with a weeklong pre-lap of the great state of Colorado, beginning just outside of Estes Park. We spent the first four days exploring the eastern range, traversing Rocky Mountain and Great Sand Dunes National Park, Roosevelt National Forest, and, of course, Pikes Peak—a very special place where you can't help but imagine the racers climbing to the clouds. Our southerly route ended at Navajo Reservoir, just across the border in New Mexico.