Two weeks ago we had a bit of a cold spell here in northern Illinois, with highs of the high 60's and I thought we had started an early fall. But then the warmth returned, and yesterday was about as beautiful a day for riding as anyone could ask for. High 70's, sunny skies and only moderate winds. Took a 60 mile ride to Monroe, WI and joined what seemed like a hundred bikes in the town square (had lunch at Pancho's and Lefty's, a small but fun spot to eat good food. It's a cash only place.) After lunch took an alternate route back to Rockford and that finished a great day of riding. If there is a better way to use up a half tank of gas I don't yet know about it. I'll keep riding until its cold enough to no longer be fun, which for me means when it gets below 40 F. Then its time for the stabilizer, rags in the pipes, and a hook up to the battery tender for another long cold winter in the garage.