Sounds familiar. 3 out of 4 of the only guys I ride with have all gone the adventure bike route. I just can't get excited about one yet, maybe someday. Funny story...3 of us were riding home from the Moto-GP race a few years ago, on highway 70. I noticed one bike was missing (no headlight) I pointed to another friend like to say "where's Josh"? He kind of shook his head and pointed ahead, like no big deal. As soon as we got off the interstate we stopped and I asked "where's Josh"? Charlie said Josh recently cut a piece of fence out along the highway, so he could take a shortcut to get home faster. We rode on to Josh's house and he was already there, he was on an XR650.