Although it was quick, my husband and I made our first road trip since getting our Harleys last year. We rode them down to Gulf Shores for a couple of nights. It was great beating the arrival of summer heat, crowds, and oil. Up until that trip, the most I had ridden in a day was something like 238 miles. We did 285, 40, and 290 on this trip, and I even got brave enough to ride home without my protective jacket. I know all that sounds really goofy to you veteran riders, but I have to start somewhere.... Got to visit Eastern Shore H-D and Mobile Bay H-D. Nice folks. Next trip will be to the mountains either in Tenn. or Ark.