Thanks guys. Yeah, the fall colors have been good and The Pinnacles is a great riding area. Not much danger of overcrowding.
Nice to find red leaves, or at least bright yellows. Worst is green-to-brown-and-gone.
OEMs should make a small dual sport with a large tank and carrying capacity. Concept bike from Yamaha. Be great to see a bike like this in USA. Perhaps even a mid-size version around 500 cc. Mid-size Tenere (XT660Z) would also be welcome. Next few years might see a much better range of ADV bikes!