Had a couple of hours to kill before heading into work this morning, so...I went for a ride!
Found a little gem of a spot up in the mountains. Can't wait to go back and explore some more.
The little XT performed beautifully. I definitely miss the power and torque of my DR650, but it's hard to fault this bike. It just does everything I ask of it.
(cell phone pics. sorry for the subpar quality)