This little bike is a champ! I really love the versatility of it, for me the best description is fun! Looking forward to putting thousands more miles in her. I am now a tDub evangelist!
I've done 500+ mile days on dirt roads, too. Consecutive days to Alaska before the Alcan was paved. I like to ride dawn to dusk. Learning to relax on the bike and being proactive with comfort strategies makes consecutive 16-hour days possible. Sometimes people are amazed when they notice I rarely hold on to the handgrips--usually I just pay attention to maintaining a well-balanced, restful body position, rest my hands atop the bars, and let the bike do the work, even offroad. Most any motorcycle will pretty much ride itself if you let it, rather than force it to do things your way.