Taylor and Pearl are fun on the right bikes. To be honest, I would expect damage if you rode it on the Strom. Portions of Pearl are loose, steepish scree. Steep enough that if you stop it is hard to get going, with full knobs! I did a test ride today on my new 990 and I am working up a long large DS route. I'm thinking of something like: Hayden, (one more in between, the name is escaping me), Old Monarch, Waunita, Black Sage, Cumberland. From here either return over Tincup, or if it is early in the day consider Ohio, Kebler and back over Hagerman (this makes a long ambitious route - but all doable on the Vee.) A good route for you and your sons might be a loop around Tincup, Cumberland and Hancock. Tincup and Hancock are rocky and steepish, but much more doable than Taylor and Pearl. Good Luck wherever you head.