Took our first 2-up trip in about 2 years, getting ready for Marietta and to pick up Kathi's new motorcycle boots at our dealer, Des Plaines Honda. It was 110 miles round trip. We had some fairly stiff winds headed out and I forgot to raise the windshield and adjust the preload until we headed home. Needless to say, SHE was no longer satisfied with her open face helmet. We expect to pick up a new HJC modular next week (all they had in stock was black).
I was very apprehensive about this ride, since it has been so long since we rode together, but aside from Chicago area traffic issues (Friday before a major holiday weekend-Rush hour was already happening at 1230), things went great. SHE was not used to the bike leaning anymore (I suspect that it IS kind of freaky when you are not the one driving). I took it easy (not natural) especially in the corners. I think being able to talk to each other all the time really helped. I am feeling much better about the Marietta trip. As long as we don't get really gnarly crosswinds we should be ok. Now packing for the trip ... I am thankful for the timely thread on how to pack for a long trip.