Hello from a Canadian Prairie Rider, in Winnipeg. Currently only a forum subscriber (not for long). My original Connie was a 2001 Crimson Red beauty purchased NEW. I spent ten years on this bike and modified something (do farkles count) every season. Sold the '01 and moved to a GL1800. Ten years later, I am back on a Connie.(200 pounds lighter ...Oh ,you knew that) This time a 2011 Black ZG14, bone stock, with only 6700Km's. That is under 5,000 miles. Unfortunately, the original owner had short legs and a gravel driveway which resulted in quite a lot of "tip over" damage. Scuffs and scratches mostly. Like many COG members, I have been riding for an extended time. This is my 26th Motorcycle and have taken to putting a small number somewhere on the body work, just for a conversation piece. I have ridden coast to coast , both in Canada and the USA. Nothing better than the second morning of an extended ride to clear the head. Right? I have already begun to modify my C14 and I believe in personalizing Motorcycles. As one who takes pride in doing all my own maintenance, I have always enjoyed the COG forum and look forward to reading more from everyone. I celebrated my 71st Birthday last October, and have a busy riding season ahead. Now if the CDN/US border will get back to normal, this promises to be another GREAT SUMMER. Plans include the CABOT TRAIL in July, STURGIS in Aug, and the THREE FLAGS CLASSIC in September. The COG national would be a nice addition in June. The border crossing rules will have a say in that. That is surely quite enough about me. Glad to be BACK.