I finally made the decision to take the rider's course, and I bought my first bike last September, a 2010 Street Bob. It has been one of the best decisions I've ever made and has completely changed my life. I can't wait for spring to finally arrive to get back out on the road. I'm changing duty stations this summer to a little more weather-friendly climate. (I'm also looking forward to going back home on leave to South Lousiana in June and riding across the Atchafalaya). The biggest problem I have is deciding whether to go to floorboards or forward controls. There's a place on Ebay that sells floorboards for my model, but I'm not sure if I completely trust it. But I figure if this is the biggest problem I'm having then I must be in pretty good shape. Sorry for the long first post, but this is a great forum and I've learned a lot just going through some of the posts. Look forward to many years of sharing with you guys.