We lived in the High Desert area out there for 4 years during my last tour in the AF.. Rode through DV twice on the bike-- but missed alot of what I see here and I'm jonesing to go back and do it right..
How comfortable does your wife find the back of the GS? Most of the folks I see ride 1 up. Mine enjoys our riding but has only been on Harley's..But she has over 50K in the saddle.. tried her own, didn't work out. I've got the bug for a GS after taking one for a Demo but she's worried about the comfort..