Hello everyone. Yep, New Rochelle where Dick Van Dyke and his TV family lived (on the "Dick Van Dyke Show"), was home to Eddie Foy and the Seven Little Foy's (vaudeville), Setting for "Ragtime" in the 1900's, and bedroom community to NYC about 20 miles south.
I just bought a 1996 r1100rt that on March 15th I Amtrak'd down to Fredericksburg, Virginia to pick up. But not to drive home, rather since I was sorta heading in that direction anyway (as I explained to my wife) continued south to Daytona Bike Week.
And by the time I got there I was pretty familiar with the RT which even though it is a '96 seems to be so much more technically sophisticated than anything else I own. I now understand what they mean by Sport-Touring. Love the bike.
After Daytona ended I drove a bit further south and visited my Dad and his wife in Vero Beach, Florida but upon turning north for the return trip decided to go it slow. Anything but I-95!!!!! Traveled secondary roads through rural Georgia, Tennessee and Virginia before heading diagonally home via I-78. Put together most of this trip via older posts on this web-site. Cool. Picked up the bike with 68447 miles and got home a week later with 71135 miles. Pretty good shake-down run of 2688 miles for me. Have hardly ridden in the last 2 weeks due to work but off today and going to do an oil change and first attempt at valve clearance using this giant Clymer Shop book that came with the bike. Only thing that it will take me time to get used to is the weird (to me anyway) handle-bar switch-gear. I keep accidentally beeping my horn at people when I think I'm canceling the left turn-signal. Different than all the other bikes and will take time for an old-timer like me to get used to.