Eric just asked me to let you know about our ride this weekend from my perspective. My first ride on the back of a bike for about 35 yrs! We took a scenic ride (which means the long way rather than a direct route, lol!) from Adelaide to Victor Harbour, I think It is about 100km. Eric will tell you if I am wrong. The trip was a bit delayed as I unexpectedly became claustrophobic with the full faced helmet Eric had set me up with, so he graciously took me to the motorbike store and bought me an open faced helmet with a visor. He just told me to add it is a 'Nolan'. It was a hot day yesterday so it was good to get to the other side of the mountain range so the hills protected us from the worst of the sun's direct heat. We ate a lovely dinner at a local seafood restaurant. Aussie seafood is recognised as some of the world's best! This morning we had a lovely cooked breakfast on the sea shore. Today's expected temp was 100F so we started the return journey a bit earlier, arriving home at lunch time. We stopped on the way home a couple of times for drinks and to stop and take photos of evidence of ancient glacial activity with massive dropstones moved long distances from their place of origin.... sorry the geological interest comes out ALL the time! LOL! I enjoyed the ride and enjoyed Eric's smile all the more that we were riding together... Here's looking forward to the big USA trip 2012!