Happy New Year to you and Barb also! See, you made it to see another nonsense update (no more talk about how you "might not be around" ) thanks again and be careful out there (now that I'm on my own bike, 2 up seems so scary!) Hey J! I took your post and will reply here. Can't get off topic in the DV conditions thread or you get yelled at. Anyway, good to hear from you! Yeah, the 990 is a monster. It's especially bad for shoulders. Matt's are shot now. It's partially my fault, for all the times I landed on him (and for all the 2 up saves he did). Hope you enjoy the 690! You keep all your bones intact too. I really loved our 2 up rides, but it is pretty fun to be on my own bike. Matt has been talking about giving me his 350, mostly so he can get a 790 or 890 I think. I don't know about that. I like having both of us unhurt. So we'll see what happens. Thanks for checking in! Glad you're still out riding also. It's never too late to lift weights, lol. I need to get back on that. kelly Happy New Year everyone! ballarat fireworks: Hope everyone gets out to Death Valley and Panamint Springs Resort this year!