@sachu, your second picture looks like a great day out. it's always harder to ride in a large group, but it has it's rewards. Lots of brake and clutch work, and alternating the bikes in the lane. Next year I am going to Americade in Lake George. It would be every true biker's "a bad day on the motorcycle, is better than a good day at work".
At the end of last season, I had my upper flies removed on my ZX-14, installed some Rizomo reservoirs for the brake and clutch, and installed a Power Commander V.
It took an insanely fast bike and made it even more insane. It's not a whole lot of fun, when you accelerate less than an inch, and you see your wife's boots up around your ears. .
You learned to control your throttle usage when you have so much power, but the problem is, when you hit a really bad bump, and get jarred backwards, it causes you to turn the throttle, un-willingly which can lift the front wheel or make you accelerate when you don't really want too.
It takes some getting used to. It's like being a dictator of a 3rd world country, and doing things you wouldn't normally do.
Explaining power like that, at your fingertips, is like tying to explain a migraine to someone whose never had one. You gotta be there. It's not for everyone, but it sure is for me!