This area is a little to the east and north of Monroe. There is a Google route map at the end of the post.
Dual sport is a general classification for bikes that are designed to go both on and off road. It’s kind of a broad/fuzzy classification and bikes tend to fall into more street or dirt biased. I’m leaning towards a Kawasaki Versys which is 99% street oriented but it could tackle a road like that one. It was actually a good looking road but a 550lb scooter with 12″ front wheels and lots of expensive tupperware is not the machine to be taking chances with. I was tempted though.
The were hordes of bikes out today, probably because it was so warm. Must have been close to 60′ today. Hard to believe it’s the beginning of February. I actually had to remove my GoreTex outer layer as I was too hot. That’s my summer mesh jacket I’m wearing there and I was very comfortable. I’m gonna have to get one of those cooling vests for the summer if I get too used to riding in these temperatures.