I recently purchased a 1990 Goldwing thru e-bay and flew to Chicago to pick it up. I have never riden any long distance on a bike before, having owned a 2001 Honda Shadow without a windshield. I picked up the bike in northern Indiana. I rode the Interstates home. Couldn't believe how comfortable the ride was on the Goldwing. Stopped in Washington, PA the first day and rode to Chincoteague, VA. the second day, a total trip of 910 stress free miles. Next day did Bike Week at Ocean City, MD. I guess you can do anything you want when your in your 70's.