Great read man, wish I was with ya. I know that whole area pretty well myself, specially pine nut. Outstanding. I went with the Kenda 270 (yet to be mounted) with the same goals and expectations (appears they're really the same tire) so I'm stoked to see your reaction. I'm less than two hours from that area, so next time you're up, buzz me man. Love to hit it again with ya. Sounds like we're in the same boat, rode screaming beasts before. I'm with ya on the Dub... its fun to see and smell things you were too "busy" to before eh? Ride on.