After reading ride reports here for a year, I decided that motorcycle touring is not just a spectator sport and it was time to try this thing out. The Adirondack's were about the right distance away for a shake down cruise and I planned a three day trip. A little background here. I got my first street bike a year ago and got my current bike, a Honda ST1300 in June. I commute on the bike and have made a quite a few day trips around the Finger Lakes, but this would be my first extended seat time. Oh and I need to mention that for the last couple of months, my wife has started riding with me. She also thought a short motorcycle tour sounded like good fun. So our goals were to test out bringing a fraction of the stuff we normally travel with, see how we and the bike hold up to motorcycle travel, to see some sights and have some fun. The route was planned out. The bike was loaded up. We were ready. We hit the road. Our ride was uneventful and after a few hours of riding through upstate New York hills and farm land, we made to the Adirondack Park. Crap I blew right by the Adirondack park sign and missed the obligatory picture. This IS my first ride report. I will try to do better in the future. Anyway, it is starting to look like the Adirondack's. Our home base for the this short trip was Long Lake. We got to our Motel and settled into a couple of the area's namesake chairs and enjoyed the sunset (and a couple Saranac Pale Ales).