Just started riding this February. I am 77 years old, so getting a late start. Trying to catch up quickly. Bought a VTX1300 in Feb and put 2500 miles on it. Just traded it for a 2010 goldwing airbag matellic red. Quite different from the VTX. Handles much better but it kills my back and chest muscles after about 30 minutes. It seems everyone recommends a back rest. Going to ride to Colorado next year, any suggestions of do's and don'ts appreciated.