As such, off-roading a big ADV requires a thoughtful approach, some specific skills, and planning for trouble when you're far from help. Particularly, learn to pick up a heavy bike by yourself (position your back against the seat, grasp the lower handgrip and seat, and lift with your legs). Then think ahead to master disaster. Cell phones often don't work in the outback, and the old practices of screaming for help, lighting a signal fire, flashing a mirror at aircraft, or simply waiting for another vehicle to arrive are actually rather iffy propositions if you or your bike get seriously disabled. Way smarter is a SPOT satellite transceiver ($120 to $550, findmespot.com) that transmits your location and lets you connect with family, friends, or emergency services anywhere you go.