Dang, I saw this thread too late for the ride. A couple of ideas for cool rides... - Last week the family loaded-up the Subaru and took Old Coulterville Rd all the way into Yosemite via Little Nellie Falls and Foresta. Highly recommended although I may not want to tackle on my Strom. Maybe after a little more practice. Some pics of the road and views here... http://www.flickr.com/photos/1darren1/sets/72157624365533854/ - Saturday the 3rd we loaded the Subaru and took the Sierra Grandstand Tour road. That I would most definately take my Strom on. A couple of really rocky and sandy sections, but doable if I put my knobby on the front. Who is it that has the DR350 in Turlock? I am kinda in the market for one of those and was wondering how you like it. I'd like to see it sometime maybe.