After I moved my stuff from Houston (in storage) to San Antonio Friday and Saturday I was feeling a bit down. Particularly in light of the forcast for Sunday that read we were going to have more rain, cold and wind . . . Suprise- Sunday afternoon cleared up and I had a sudden change of plans. No more unpacking and assembly - time to ride! As part of the process of titling the motorcycle here in Texas, I went and got the bike inspected - no problems . . . got in a conversation with a guy who like motorcycles . . . I then dropped off the documentation from the inspection and headed north! I drove north to a motorcycle shop to get some beter gloves as the ones I was using seemed to be to hot and sweaty. Then continued up the freeway to Boerne,Texas . . .ate a subway sandwich there . . .went east on 46 with the beautiful Hill Country views. Filled up some with some gas, went north on 281 to Blanco, turned around and headed back. About 120 miles and a 3 hours or so of riding . . . not much for an experienced rider but a nice ride for a newby. The great thing is that as time went on, I became more and more condfident in the bike and what it could do. Its still breaking in, so I wasn't gunning it for sure . . . I slipped it into 6th gear a couple of times and off she went! Very enjoyable and relaxing . . . I had a better attitude after the ride than before . . . an H-D miracle cure for the bad-weather blues! See you all out there!:guitar Mark - Thanks!