Whelp, the Yachats commute has officially put the nail in my winter riding coffin....too impossible to predict the wind/ice, and I’m tired of the perma-pucker. On the plus side, it did inspire a new mode of adventure....well, that and the $2,500 friend of a friend discount! 2000 4Runner SR5, 5spd stick, 4x4, 180k on the clock. Not as much fun as 2 wheels, but WAY more fun in 80mph cross winds over the Newport bridge, and pretty darn adventure worthy even in stock trim. Will be putting new shocks and springs on with a fresh set of rubber first, then a hitch winch and eventually a modes 2” lift. Will probably stop there (other than a dirt bike platform on the back). had a blast out in the metolius / three creeks area this weekend, though I’d prefer not to jump in the river after our 14 year old dog again if possible.