Besides the Cowboys, my main interest/hobby is motorcycling. I started riding about 3 years ago. I took the written test for the motorcycle license endorsement, took a Motorcycle Safety Foundation sanctioned training class (http://www.msf-usa.org/), and then updated my driver's license. I bought a slightly used Honda ACE 750 and have been riding it ever since. I ride to work (only about 5 miles from home) when the weather forecast does not include rain. I take it on some longer trips too, but have gone a long distance (a 1,000 mile round-trip) only once. My Honda was purchased as my beginner bike. It works very well for what it is. I'm ready to move on, though. I appreciate Harleys, but I do not have a strong desire to own one personally. Much of it is sticker shock, some of it is styling and how common the Harleys are. I'd have bought a Moto Guzzi California Stone as my beginner bike had there been a good dealer within a reasonable distance. Now I'm just as glad I didn't. I'd like to have something bigger than an 1100. Triumph bikes have interested me. The Speed Triple looks like it would be a fun ride. The Bonneville would make a great second bike. The Ducati GT1000 looks interesting. I once sat on a Yamaha Warrior and really liked it. They get great reviews too. The blacked out version looks nice to me. I'm looking forward to having the chance to sit on a 2007 Suzuki Bandit 1250. It seems like a lot of bike for the money. I could easily see myself going in that direction. It is a standard bike with plenty of horsepower and relatively light (compared to most crusiers). I'm a member of the AMA (http://www.ama-cycle.org/). Seems like a worthwhile organization. That's just some random bike talk to start a thread.