I'm picking up a new bike on Wednesday that comes with Shimano R500 wheels. The plan is to take the "road only" Soul 3.0SL wheels that are currently on my Specialized Tricross (been using it as a road bike), and put them on the new bike. The R500's will be put on the Tricross with 32c tires - and subsequently relegated back to CX duties as originally intended.
Are the R500's up for the task? They will see rough paved roads, gravel roads, and the odd railroad bed turned nature trail.