Merry Christmas to everyone. I'm in Hope Mills, North Carolina for Christmas and let me tell you what, I WISH I COULD HAVE CHECKED THE BIKE ON THE PLANE!!! It's about fifty degrees here, and not a speck of snow, salt, or sand on the roads. Drove about 500 miles today to go look at some mansion, what a waste, but I did get to be on some nice back roads, in an Olds Bravada (s-10 Blazer). I am definitily jealous of these guys down here. Nice, smooth, twisty roads. I am coming back sometime and riding here. Another cool thing here, they sell 100 octane fuel at the pump; crazy. I bet the X would bark with that running through its veins. Alright, I'm out. Happy Holidays and everyone be safe.