The weather was nice and I was going out of town for the weekend so I decided to ride the TW instead of take the truck. It was only about 60 miles away so I thought it would be a great chance to get a better feel for the bike. It's been a long time since I rode a motorcycle out of town so it was pretty fun. The bike is a joy to ride. I've done a lot of searching on the forums about gearing and the like, and I discovered that my stock 14/50 gearing is where it's at for me. With earplugs in, I found myself cruising along at a comfortable 55-60 mph. I guess it only sounds like the bike is crying, when it's really not. In heavy traffic, I liked being at a higher rpm. I think it helped a lot keeping up with the traffic flow at higher speeds. I didn't feel like i was ever in the way of anyone. The only two things I realized that I really need are some new grips, and a little more comfortable seat. The vibration in my hands got old but not a real problem. When I got home yesterday I cut out a piece of old memory foam and stuck it under the Coleman seat cover. Not really much softer, but added a little more width, which will help. I'm also thinking about a way to damper the vibration a little on the mirrors. Coincidentally, when I rolled in to my destination Friday, my gf told me to come downtown. They were having a block party. Mostly classic cars and the like, but they had a bike alley. I pulled up and back the T-dub in to a long row of Harley's. Before I could get my helmet off there were several guys asking me about the bike. I thought that was pretty funny. I even got a few nods of approval from the Harley guys. One guy asked "you rode that thing from Mississippi?" Bottom line, I love this little bike. Not to mention the trip cost me about $5.