After several months of lousy weather (read: non-stop rain) I finally got the Electraglide out for a good day trip yesterday and was able to put the 103" Stage 2 engine upgrade through its paces. Weather forecast called for rain yet again but I got lucky and it stayed dry all day. Temperature never made it about 55 degrees but my electric vest kept things comfortable. Headed down through Sumas into Washington State and stopped for lunch at the Boundary Bay Brewery and Bistro in the old part of Bellingham. Absolutely the best beef stew I have ever had and also enjoyed a pint of their very own IPA. From there I headed south on Chuckanut Drive. Roads were dry, very little traffic and of course the scenery was amazing as always. If you are ever riding through Washington State, this route is a must, especially if you love corners. Headed back home through Burlington then Sedro-Wooley and back up to Sumas to cross back into Canada. Overall, a perfect ride and a great start to the 2011 riding season. Having done this ride many times before on the old 96" engine, it was like a brand new ride with the new Stage 2 103" engine upgrade. The extra power was most noticable when stuck behind the odd RV or slow vehicle. Pull out, whack the throttle and you are gone.....Passing is effortless. Also find the exhaust note is very pleasing now. When cruising along the highway at light throttle, the engine just purrs along effortlessly with the SE255 cam. Absolutely love the way the the Electraglide is running with the new engine upgrade and am looking forward to putting on a lot more miles this season.