Ok, I will give it a chance. Stil habe doubt to fit in this group of experienced riders.
Here some personal data to introduce myself:
62 years old
Riding street bikes since 1984
Low to no off-road experience
Have one year left of my assignment to the US, return to GE mid of next year
Currently, I live in SD University City
Looking forward to find company that accepts a newbie to take the R1200GS off-road, as long as it is not close to 'trial sport' or ( deep ) sand.
Will continue to search the forum for easy, newcomer rides.