All good points. I have been riding up in SW Wisconsin for decades. I low sided a 2002 BMW R1100s in 2004 on gravel because I was riding like a arsehole and lifted the rear wheel when the jug touched down due to some of that fabulous gravel. Rode the bike home, only had a dime sized road rash mark on the outside of my knee where the textile burned through before I let the bike go. Good times!