On his VSARI site, R. Rick wants to organ. some variant of WABCDR and he recommends use of an aggressive tire, without defining same. I have M Anakee 3 and do Forest Srv Roads as much as I can. The next tire I know about in aggressiveness is the Conti TKC-80. I don't want to switch to them because I think the pavement experience will be less nice than the A-3 and they will wear much faster. I also think a knobby is only necessary in sand or mud, or for climbing berms or getting out of tank traps. A front knobby might prevent the ft tire from dishing out in soft/slippery terrain but going slow and counterleaning might do as well. Ditto for fording streams. I would not run the VStrom onto a Pacific beach even if I saw cars out there because of sand. I probably wouldn't do it even with TKC-80 because it would only mean I could dig a nice, deep rut under the rear, a lot deeper than I could with an A-3. I suppose the mud is not avoidable around Wash. state until it dries out more. So, for what I have done in the past, the TKC-80 is overkill. Comments??? Don't be shy.