I am a firefighter, and also in the army reserve for 22 yrs. Big Land Rover Fan. Got into that for the "essence" of adventure travel. Got a big yellow discovery 1, all pimped out (raised, mud tires, winch, roof rack, Scars and dents). Not to be confused with "jeepers", i do not like to get stuck, see how far i can get through a swamp for no reason, or climb on rocks, unless they are in the way of my destination. I am interested in expedition camping/exploring, not ripping up the trails.
Looks like I have a good support truck for starters!
been lurking around the sites, and it looks like this is the bike I want(STILL SHOPPING-this will also be a daily driver for hopefully 10 months a year!) although my jury is out on 650/1000. I am 6'5, and 285lbs.
Can't really afford a BMW or KTM although that would be dreamy. Vstrom seem s to be highly recommended. Initially I thought KLR 650 but a guy warned me off.
Been on ADV rider site....awesome...the pics from the "Ontario Adventure riders" seem to be right up my alley!!
I am going to go to the bike show and do some hard looking!
In the mean time...if you want to see some of my "reports" ,pics of me and my truck can be found at www.landroveradventure.com
, and www.discoweb.org
any input and suggestions will be appreciated and I look forward to gettin't out. I bet some of my LR friends would like to team up on some trips too!