In cycling, there’s a Rule that says ‘The correct number of bikes to own is n+1, where n = the number of bikes you currently own’. If it weren’t prohibitively expensive, I could see that being a thing with motorcycles, too. You want a bike that does well in the dirt; one that eats the miles on a European tour; one to whip through rush hour on the way to work. I’m happy to stick at 'n', since to my mind my bike does all of that perfectly.
We’ve also been harassing the dealers who sell the big bikes, and partnering up to run easy introductory rides (keep your eyes peeled in the Spring for more). We’re hoping to coax a few more riders off the Starbucks carpark, and into the dirt.
There are myriad events coming up either especially for, or inclusive of ADV bikes this year. We’ve recently started a Facebook group especially for the big bikes, where you can stay abreast, and join in rides, or there’s the TRF forum of course.
We’ve also just started to curate routes with the big bikes in mind, and you can search for them on ViewRanger with the shortcode ‘TRFADV’ (contributions welcome!)