So, before leaving for a day of riding around Mt. St. Helens, I thought I would rant a little (since I'm waiting for wife to get back from work so we can go). Tires. All these folks wanting tires that they don't really need (like DCIII's on low power bikes) and all these folks talking about wasting their tires in 1,500-2,000 miles. The vast majority of us don't need DCIII's, we don't ride our bikes hard enough. I'm guessing that I "need" the traction of the DCIII's less than 5% of my riding time, and that there are a bunch of tires that would give enough performance during that 5% of the time. I get the DCIII's because they give me some piece of mind, knowing the numbers above. However, I haven't put them onto any bike less than a literbike. Then, the folks that are going through tires at under 2,000 miles. There is a small percentage of those folks that are riding their bikes so hard that they truly are doing this. The majority of folks (maybe you) are either running your bike with your tire pressure too low or have the suspension set-up totally wrong!!! I have run DCIII's at 36-38 on the track out of curiosity, and didn't feel much slime at all (I'm not "fast", but I can run at the front of an intermediate group on an average trackday). Now, I feel better!!! I will feel much better when I am on my motorcycle enjoying the roads around Mt. St. Helens...............................Later.