Keys at last to my own CRF300 Rally (2022). First ride after the test ride over a year ago was bringing my new bike home from Carlisle. Nippy on the A591 but relatively unstable at speed outside town due to the knobbly tyres and the un-aerodynamic profile so I quickly chose minor roads of the sort I bought this bike to play on.
And it’s great, the long travel suspension and big spoked wheels soaking up the pot-holes, the tyres munching over the gravel and the grass. A little excursion to a quarry up a moorland track gathered the first splats of mud, although I was avoiding the puddles and the cowpats for the time being. Physically demanding to wrangle the bike off road though, but fun fun fun.