I'd been planning a day trip on my 1987 Yamaha XT350 that we've been working on and actually started out a couple of weeks ago only to discover that, once it had heated up a bit, it would start missing and, eventually, stop completely. LiberiaSon and I are still trying to figure it out. Next step is a new coil and, if that doesn't work, a stator. This is one of those projects where you can spend 50% of the bike's value pretty easily and still not have it fixed. Anyway, last Saturday I decided that it was time to make the trip. It's hard to describe how pleasant it is weather-wise in Middle Tennessee right now. Upper 70's and not a cloud in the sky. Just a perfect day. I planned to get away early, ride to Rock Island State Park and then over to Fall Creek Falls State Park as it would only add a couple of hours to the trip. Total riding time looked like about 5 hours. But things seldom go as planned. It was nearly 10am when I left the house for the office where I keep the bikes (warehouse). I got there and found out that the GoPro Camera, wireless attachment and remote all had very low battery charges. So I plugged them all in (it takes 3 different usb ports to charge everything) and cleaned up a little. Then, at 11am, I decided I might as well get lunch while the charging was going on and then head out. So off to Camino Real for some lunch fajitas. Still charging when I returned so I made all the bike preparations, goofed around a little more and then it was noon and time to go. So the bike choice was: 1987 XT350 - No way, not the day to be stopped along the side of the road waiting for it to cool down. 2004 Ural Troyka - Nope, Hole in piston due to premature detonation, parts scattered everywhere. 2008 Kawasaki Concours 1400 - A great choice but I made a trip to Cheaha Resort State Park in Alabama recently on it. See the Ride Report here: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=815529&highlight=liberia 2008 Yamaha Roadliner - Yes, just purchased last Thursday, has <4,000 miles and is beautiful. More about it later. Now that the bike is selected, let's get to the ride.