Welcome to the group. Been in Phoenix long? What destinations have you ridden to? During the summer it's mostly just early morning trips to Bartlett Lake, curvy roads, not much traffic, all paved unless you choose to do some off road. My son, who lives in Alameda, CA, and I did a trip to Baja in June and he couldn't wait to get on some dirt roads. Guess they don't have many by San Francisco.... Anyway, your bike set up for street or dual purpose? These guys have been great about technical information and members are spread all over the world so it's a good cross section. Welcome to the site.