Glad you checked in again and had a chance to enjoy a visit with Dallas and Barb while they were in Joshua Tree. Fond memories of a fun ride I took with Dallas in the desert hills northeast of Mesa some years ago. Like you though I'm pretty much a four wheel guy anymore. Still have my XT225 and ride it occasionally in the neighborhood or to the store during the summers, but we use either our Jeep or the Tacoma when we go exploring -- which is often. Like Scott says, "with age comes a cage"!..
Lovin' life here in Arizona's cool Mogollon Rim Country!!