I can pick you up at the airport, and I'll have a bike waiting for you when we get to my house, said Prubert. (Yes, I have a friend named Prubert. He's huge, in Japan) This is the jetsetting reality of my fly-n-ride lifestyle. (Okay, okay. In reality, this is only my second fly-n-ride, the first being my Cali trip last year) After we head up to Duluth, we can go around the north side of Lake Superior. It's a beautiful ride. Sounds good to me. Combine the pleasure of a ride with a bit of business. What could be better? Living in New England warps one's perspective a bit, though, with regard to time and distance. I mean here, driving through 3 states could take as little as 15 minutes. So I didn't see anything potentially wrong with flying into Chicago (I had a free ticket on Southwest) when our ultimate destination for the day was Duluth. And then there's the weather thing... But what better way to inject a little ADVenture into a street ride than by adding a bit of solid-state precipitation to the time crunch deadline of a business meet...?