Not trying to pi** off the roadies here, but you guys on this touring site are awesome. My wife is a roadie and anytime I ask her or her friends for advice the $$$$ just adds up quicker than I can count. Seems like the touring guys are like "run what you got" the point is to get out on the road and have a good time. I am a big proponent of good gear but I hate buying something just for a name. There are alot of good bargains out there for cheap if you look. I try to do everything as cheap as possible, but do it right at the same time, and until I start getting paid to ride I've gotta be cheap. I show up to road rides with my wife on my old friction shifting SR and I am an outcast, even though I can outride over 1/2 of them there on the old steel girl. So I am glad to be here. Thanks for having this place.