I'll start by saying I bought my first Harley, a Sportster back in 1972. It ended up an Arlen Ness custom and from there to Super Glide and then on to an early Low Rider. Sold the bike got married, did the family thing until last July when my 20 year old son got the bug and had to have a scooter. Well he was talking crotch rocket this and that until i got him to the HD showroom and he saw an 883 Iron. Well he bought an 07 883 and immediately started to change this add that, paint this and make it his. Sound familiar? Frankly I got sick of watching him pull out of the drive way everyday and after 30 years i went and bought an 08 Ultra. We took our first ever motorcycle trip this past weekend just the old man and his son up through the North Georgia, North Carolina and Tennessee Mnts. I learned a lot,, First, Looking to your side and seeing your son beside you is the best feeling in the world. Second, I was not the only person old or young that has tremendous respect (FEAR) of the Dragon's Tail. I had serious reservations about running it until I talked to other riders there. We did it and we did see a dresser down in a curve but thankfully he wasn't hurt. Third, We got a lot more miles to go together. He's still a college student with one more year to go and more weekend trips this summer. My advise is anyone in a similar situation. I'm 60 years old now, don't think you're too old to kiss the wind again. If you have a son or daughter that rides,,get beside them. We just had the best weekend ever!!