Hello guys and girls. I have been ridding off and on since 1991 mostly for transportation and showing off for the ladies. I met my wife and that stopped. Now we feel that I have matured enough to own another bike. I purchased a 07 v-star 1300 a year ago, my first cruiser, and I love it. My wife doesn’t ride so off with the back seat. I added saddle bags to carry my briefcase and lunch to work- take that society. I haven’t put as many miles on it as I would have liked to. I will going on my first rally this June starting in the mountains at Maggie Valley ending 3 days latter (actually only about a 6 hour direct drive) at the NC coast. I joined the forum to get advice from seasoned riders on how to pack, what to bring, tips, tricks, and what not. Maybe make some friends and share some good times. I’ve browsed around and it looks like this is the site to be on, I look forward to hear your thoughts and insights.