Yeah, by that I mean if you are going east to west, crossing over the dam at Yankton and then running the southern part of the route over to Randall. The gravel on the north side of the river is probably the same as the south -- dunno. Regardless, you'll hit spots where front traction just wants to go away. We saw areas where the road dust was rutted, and those seemed to be the worst areas. We were on 690s that are fairly light in the front and shouldn't have had traction problems, but both me and my buddy almost went down a few times. We didn't have those issues at all west of Randall. Other than that one warning, I have to say that this route is just fun. We made it as far as Midland before we had to turn back because of weather. We took the northerly route from Randall over to Midland. It was snowing in Custer, so we decided to backtrack using the southerly route that goes from Midland back to Randall. The northerly route that takes you around the Turner Ranch is good, but the southerly route in this middle part of the state from Midland back to Randall was great with lots of riding in the middle of grasslands with almost no tracks at all and nothing more to tell you where to go other than a little line on the GPS. It was cool. The northerly route from Randall over to Midland went through a lot of farm land that included tons of things like hundred acre fields of sunflowers -- pretty cool in its own right, but you have to hit it at the right time of year for it to be really cool.