Well, as so many other greybeards seem to be doing, I dusted off my love of motorcycles and jumped back in. After about a year of researching /planning / dreaming I picked up my new K6 DL1K yesterday. I arrived at the bike shop to pick up my new toy at 11:30. It was 2:30 that afternoon before the last of the papers had been signed and I was out the door. My new DL1000, waiting patiently. Just as I was gearing up to go, I heard the already familiar sound of a V-Strom engine pull up, a 2005 Black DL1000. As I was pulling out, the rider called to me "Nice Bike!" Being the glib fool that I am, I responded with "It is!" and kept going. Whoever you are, hello, thank you for the greeting, and sorry for the short response - you have a nice bike too, and I hope I'll run into you again. So far, I have only two accessories for the bike, a center stand and heated grips. The heated grips came in handy as it was just starting to snow when I left the dealer. As I got closer to home (at a higher elevation) it snowed more. It's still snowing the next day, so doing more riding seems to be out for the immediate future. (I know, you Alaska riders are laughing yourself silly... "You call that snow?") Unfortunately, the ride home was the only ride I had, but the bike is already promising to be a great steed, and I look forward to many more rides and miles.