I get back once in awhile to see family & friends. Been trying to relocate back to CNY for some time, but the economy still sucks, especially for my profession- architecture. My buddies up there are hard core riders, but they keep it to pavement & smooth gravel for the most part. I like to get dirty as well as burn up some asphalt.
I guess that's why I'm currently riding a Wee. For what you're doing, the DR & Tiger are outstanding choices.