Loving these threads about road trips!!!! Every night my husband and I catch up on what Mad Dog, Dr. Doolittle, BikeMike, etc. are doing. We had a quick road trip of our own this past weekend. I had to do a 5K oil change and service, and he had the tank recall and tire replacement on his Ultra, so we left Sat. a.m. from our home here in Benton, Ms. to go to Bossier City H-D. Gosh, it was HOT!!!! But it got hotter! After we got our bikes done, we boogied on over to Longview, TX to visit The Harley Shop. Spent the night in that nice town and oozed on over to Tyler the next morning to Lone Star H-D. (They opened at 11a.m.) Browsed around a while and collected another T shirt and turned toward home. We doused ourselves with ice water at each stop, inside and out, to stay hydrated. Got home before 8pm while it was still nice and bright outside. It was a 397 mile day for us and that is a record for both of us rookies. I tried out my new Airhawk seat cushion and I think it is great. I've now ordered a Firehouse Customs back rest. Will see how that helps. Quick trip, but fun as heck!!!!