I've been off the bike for awhile Finally getting back on the bike and had a great ride with some friends. Close to 200 miles with a lot of dirt. Nothing hard, but lots of mountain roads, fire roads, some tighter than we should have been on single track and some mud here and there. Make sure to check out the pic of my buddies Dirtster (Sportster Turned dirt) First impression: They sure look impressive. If tire placebo is a thing these should do the trick. Everyone I rode with had tire envy and wanted to know more. I was running late to our meeting spot in Cool, so I was hauling ass on Salmon Falls Road (epic popular twisty road for bikes). As with any tire these things suck until they are skuffed in and these were probably worse than most. I had a couple scares but made it to the meeting point. Once we were on the dirt the tires started to shine. The first dirt road we were on was hard back with some loose gravel and also some damp clay. For some reason I didn't feel confident on these tires as soon as I expected. But, by the end of the day I was pretty happy with the tires and look forward to getting more dirt under them. I do think they allowed me to get the front end over some holes where my previous Shinko 804/805 combo would have just spun the rear tire. On the way home on the mountain roads and back on Salmon Falls the tires felt a LOT better. I didn't push them too hard, but definitely had some spirited riding with my friends. I got pretty close to rubbing off the whole chicken strips but the tits are still attached. That is all I got for now. I'll continue to report as I get more miles on these.