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Thursday, August 15, 2002
Vroom Vroom Vroom!
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Having fun on the Honda dual-sport motorcycles

Having fun on the Honda dual-sport motorcycles
Courtesy Amanda Hargis, Earth Analytic

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Jan Nesset takes the dual-sport motorcycle for a spin

Jan Nesset takes the dual-sport motorcycle for a spin
Courtesy Lorie McGraw

Vroom Vroom Vroom!
Today, Team South gets to strap on their helmets and get a little speed under their belts, riding 60 miles on Honda dual-sport motorcycles. They're traveling in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest, along the Mogollon Rim. The adventure will be even more fun as everyone got an unscheduled rest day yesterday & they're all raring to race! Don't worry that they won't enjoy the peace of the forest; at least once, they'll dismount and hike a mile to stay on public lands.

This area of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest was recently burned by the catastrophic Rodeo-Chediski wildfire, which consumed nearly 0.5 million acres of land in this forest, and on tribal and private lands. On August 17, Team South will tour the burn area. Stay tuned!

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The Trek: A Public Lands Journey
The Journey, or Trek, involved two groups of travelers: one starting north from the Mexican border and the second headed south from the Canadian. Their route lay entirely on public lands, a feat that has never been accomplished before. The trek began on July 31, 2002 and ended two months later when the two teams met in Wasatch-Cache National Forest near Salt Lake City, Utah on September 27.

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