mminob- beautiful sounding board and cool bike-as I do the battle commute everyday on my 'strom, love the "outta my way KOOKS" comment! they are kooks. just sitting there, picking their nose, not paying attention, not taking ownership of their commute like a motorcycle pilot does. are you ocean beach SD or SF? jsalman93- i'm going to get a board rack fabricated somehow. i want one that folds for parking purposes and is quick release. surfed scripps the last couple of days and parking was a nightmare. can't take it anymore got to use the bike for EVERYTHING! plus i have some ratty old givi cases i can use for the wet wetsuit, etc. Dork Vader- yeah, how was his setup? crazy, right!? seemed so top heavy especially when you hear guys complaining about topcases mounting the weight too high. i'm signing up for motoventures as well, time, whenever. what program are you going to do? i was really amped to discover that place on this thread. going to ride there for sure. junglemototours- that wave looks sick! been to costa four times, great surfing and i dig the dirt bikes some of the locals get around on. where are you located down there? booniebasher- outside of freediving, motorcycling is the purest freedom i can think of. dirtbiking even more so. solo mission for sure if you want it. zack05- i always found it interesting that for what looks like an unlimited resource, waves, they are really not. cause they're only good in limited geographic areas. thank god we get the whole planet to ride around on. i agree the pecking order is necessary. it wasn't before, but once the crowding got huge, it naturally evolved. To wrap this long-ass post up: I had an awesome session surfing yesterday am. As I got out of the water and to the parking lot, I noticed two sets of pirates with massive bagger harleys parked at the ocean view lookout spot. They were the "Wild Hogs" variety of harley enthusiasts playing dress up, and were actually wearing chaps. Chaps guys. Your ass would be hamburger in a sustained slide. Anyhow. They were checking out all the waves and the surfers having fun and I wondered if they were capable of making the connection between what they were looking at and what they were riding and the parallels between the two.