You Can’t Do That!

These young women never heard that you can’t use common street bikes on narrow, steep, twisty and rough trails. Gosh, they haven’t even added specialized knobby tires, $2000 upgraded suspensions, or any of the other must-haves of “adventure bikes”!

Kudos to them. Reminds me of my teens when I rode with my brother on the back of his Honda CB750 200 miles to the Colorado River, struggled through rock and sand to campsites and swimming spots (sometimes I pushed, like the gallant gals in the video), and 200 miles again back home. Nowadays you’d get, “you can’t do that!” if you dared to suggest such an off-pavement excursion on a Honda street bike.

And if you said you’d ride a Honda Goldwing off the tarmac?

Okay, that’s extreme and only for very skilled riders who are not solo. Fun to watch, however… though a little painful. I winced every time their suspensions loudly bottomed out. Or was that rocks smacking the undersides? Both? Ouch!

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