backtracking from barstow to Chaparral in Bernardino my trip took a huge change. besides getting the new tire installed in very quick time (lazy me) the moto z GPS tire has about solved all the handling issues I've been having wa-hoo! clearly the pirelli scorpion mt90 was not at all up to the task of handling the loaded 990 unlike the moto z which clearly is.
just spent a few days at the ADV nubie rally at panamint springs resort located in death valley. had terrific fun couple days of riding with a small group of great guys, though pranged up my front rim pretty good yesterday.
on the road towards home now in Winnemucca Nevada now.