This forum has several members in the DFW area that will be interested when you come down. Stay in touch. We're always ready to ride with other members.My wife was 100% behind the purchase as she is my passenger 90% of the time, we have made 3 overnight trips so far and just picked up some cold weather gear. We actually plan on riding to Texas as we lived in Far North Dallas for 16 years, just moved back to VT 3 years ago or son is still in Dallas. I have a lot of folks I rode with in TX and probably will make the trip in the spring.