Hello all, thanks for letting me be a part of this forum!
A little bit about me, I grew up in Ventura County (Camarillo), but my wife grew up down here. I've lived here in San Diego longer than I've ever lived anywhere else, so that makes San Diego my home! I'm in my late 30s (almost 40 hah), and I've been riding for about 6 years, strictly street. I crashed my '05 636 a few months ago. It was only about 30mph, and other than a little wound in my lower leg I was fine, but my bike was totaled out (it's now my track bike). This seemed like a perfect opportunity for getting the adventure bike I've wanted for a long time!
I wanted a new Tiger XCX, but my wife convinced me that maybe a used Tiger was a better choice, so I ended up with a '14 Tiger 800 XC. I wish I had the upgrades in the new model, but I'm loving this bike!
I'm completely a noob at riding a big bike in the dirt. I've only done a little dirt biking even though I own a KX250 as well. I just don't have a truck or trailer to get it to the desert. But I'm very excited about this new venture into riding! I've lurked a little on the forums and saw some noob rides, so hopefully I can get in on one soon.
Question about the noob rides though. I currently have the stock tires, which are obviously street tires even though it claims they're trail. Would I need knobbies for the noob rides that you all go on?