Those were the words I heard from a friend of mine when I told him that I was flying out to western Kentucky to go pick up a new bike and then ride it back to Key West, FL by way of Virginia first. No big deal right? Except its end of December! Tuesday, December 28th, the first leg of the trip. I fly in to Owensboro, KY and meet Byron, the owner of the bike I'm buying, and we head over to his house to check out the bike. Up until then, I had not yet seen the bike in person, but I had a good feeling about this bike. After all, its a 2009 with only 1400 miles on it; what could be wrong with the bike!? After a full look over of the bike and a little test ride, we sit down and take care of the paper work. By 6:15pm, I'm ready to roll away! Here I am before leaving Byron's place on my new ride. It was about 34 degrees outside when I left Byron's place, and living in Key West for the past year has turned me into a bit of a wuss when it comes to cold weather. Luckily I had brought plenty off good gear with me, including a set of heated gloves that I had on one of my other bikes back up in VA. I had my dad strip the wiring harness off of the bike and ship me all the parts prior to flying out to KY. That evening I rode about 2hrs and finally got a hotel room in Elizabethtown, KY. The plan was to meet my dad around Charleston, WV the next day. I had asked him to come and meet me with his truck 'cause I was a little concerned about going over the mountains during this time of year. Well to make a long story short, I end up getting a wake up call at 6:45am. It's my dad and he's already in Charleston, WV!? :huh I guess he couldn't sleep the night before and was concerned about me and the weather and just got on the road. So I got my stuff together, packed up the bike and hit the road. We ended up meeting between Lexington, KY and Huntington, WV along I-64. We loaded up the bike in the back of the truck and headed east. HEre is the bike after we loaded it in the truck. The roads turned out to be fine going over the mountains, but I didn't not riding in the freezing cold!