It's Saturday morning, I've been up since 5:30am because I'm so excited about picking up my new V-Strom 650 today. It's currently 22 degrees, but it's going to be a sunny day and is expected to hit near 50 today, so I'll wait until near midday to start the 60 mile ride to get the bike. I'm going to ride my SV there and leave it for a valve adjustment and ride the V-Strom back. My wife, who rides a Yamaha V-Star 1100 Custom, will ride there with me. This will be our first time out on the bikes since November. I'm buying the V-Strom because I want a bike that's more comfortable on long rides than the SV. My wife and I are riding to Florida in May and having made the trip on the SV before, I felt that the V-Strom is better suited for such a ride. Also we plan to make a lot more long trips next year as I'm retiring next January. My wife wants to go to Maine, I'd like to ride Skyline Drive, the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Natchez Trace, Deals Gap, but I'm for sure going to the Barber Motorsports Race Track for the Moto GP race next year. Well, I'll post again after I get a few miles on the bike. Later.