Correct, you can get into 3rd a couple of times but most of the time is just easy low rpm second gear, dogging it in tight corners and not bothering to shift to 1st. I have rode it aggressively on a 75 RD 350 a bunch of times way back in the day. I personally like bigger more open sweeper roads. Deals Gap is fun and the bike collection at the Gap is usually worth checking out. I think Killboy and the other guy shooting photos makes it more dangerous as people are looking at them or riding to aggressively for a "cool" photo op.