Sounds like you are planning a great ride - I would like to do as much dirt as possible, I've ridden almost every paved road up there many, many times, but I don't know the dirt very well and want to learn it. A 90% dirt ride would be fine with me. I plan to bring the DT250, because it is much more fun and confidence-inspiring off road than the V-Strom, which is an absolute pig when the going gets really rough. I have taken the WeeStrom off pavement (like FS 42), but not off road. It is fine on the well graded stuff but horrible in soft stuff and will not make it thru mud. And it is too damn heavy to pick up easily - lol. For exploring new off road trails, the Yamaha is the way to go. If the group gets tired of keeping the paved stuff under 45, just tell me the meeting point and I'll catch up. The only other thing is I will need to get gas at some point in the ride, as the Yamaha only holds 2 gallons. Are you gonna start a new post topic for our Sunday ride - I have a feeling a lot of people who are interested are not reading this thread.