Took it out a couple of weeks ago on a ride near Lake Morena. Put on about 70 miles of 2 lane and 15-20 miles of easy dirt. Bike handles surprisingly well on pavement. In all of that pavement riding I was passed by only one car.
There is some gnarly dirt riding up there, but I left that alone for now. Even the easy stuff convinced me the stock front tire had to go. Here is a shot of the bike at that time.