I've been riding for about 30 years. I have a major annual rally near where I live, and it is about the only time during riding season that I don't ride. Took my Norton to Daytona once, but have no desire to return. The races are typically fun though. I'n just not a fan of biker rallies even in good times. I've ridden a few Harley's, and thought about one for cross country riding, but my bikes do that just fine.