Route: Trenton by way of Hwy 7 out, returning via Hwy 401
The ride was great — a good opportunity to get a small taste of what this bike is like over long distances. Left just after sunrise; and there was a mist covering the fields as I rode through the countryside. I took Hwy 7 East, and then followed the Trent River down — the water was like glass; and reflected leaves that were just beginning to change colour; stunning. I spent and hour with kin; then had to hustle back home along the 401 to get some of the weekend tasks done. The bike was solid and comfortable the whole way. I am still not sure if I like the “comfort” though. If I want to be comfortable, I’ll take a car. Yes, it’s a bike; but I don’t get that hell-bent-for-leather sense of adventure I get with my Suzi or Wanda. It’s a bit like driving a sporty Cadillac. All of that said, others who have ridden long distances have told me I’ll appreciate all that comfort after spending eight hours in the saddle. Not that I am complaining; it’s a beautiful bike.