Hi I went for my first ride on the freeway on Sunday, to Perth Royal show (as the title suggests!). It was a beautuful day, the sun was shining, absolutely gorgeous. I went up front, with hubby taking up the rear. Wasn't too busy on the way there, so that was good. But still very scary on the couple of occasions when I needed to overtake. It must be really scary during peak times! And what is it with the speeding all the time? I was sat on 100kph, and only passed 2 cars, everybody else overtook me! Starting to think my speedo is dodgy, but hubby says his speedo was reading 100 as well. Bonus - free parking on the verge when we got there, right across from the gate. Downside - we don't have much in the way of luggage just yet (only 2 leather panniers on the Hyo) - but hubby had great fun at the end of a long day trying to get the showbags to fit! And the trip was nearly 1.5 hrs each way for us - god my bum was sore by the time I got home, felt like I had been riding a horse for a week. The GPX is a geat little bike, but I don't think it is meant for touring distances! (or does my bum just needed to harden up?).