My searches turn up mostly old threads, so thought I'd start a new one to see who's riding, how long you been at it, and what's your current ride(s)? I've been riding since '83. My current mount is has been the same model since '96, though I've been on a '00 (since buying it new) BMW R1150GS for the past ten years. I love the upright position, long distance comfort, power where you need it (rather than at race-track RPM's), and the ability to keep going when the pavement ends. Before GS's I had all kinds of other bikes and none of them fit me as well as this one. I put far more miles on two wheels than on four, and ride year-round. Tried quitting once. Lasted a year. Kind of like a drug in that way for me. What about you?