Yo! optopilot here and still alive!
The rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated.
I've been lurking all this time. I've missed you guys. I see new names have been added to the ragtag bunch. Between work(65 to 70 hrs/week) and family(I'm a grandpa x 4now), I've been out of the loop.
I still ride occasionally; 80% street and 20% dirt. Mostly short runs as time is a precious commodity. I'm still on the DRZ but have added a plated 97 DR350SE to my stable for single track and for my son to ride when he comes out from Philly.
I ran into stevele last week and he looks great! As he said, he will be back in the game in a couple of years.
I'm thinking of running up to Shuteye and Granite Creek tomorrow for one last look this season. Anyone interested? I'm pretty flexible on the time tomorrow.