Another 109 rider and I managed to get together and have a short ride this morning. Thru the hills of the Dandenongs. Incident free, and fun filled!. We used one of the rides we used for a Boulevard KRUZE, but this time it only took 1-1/2 hrs instead of 2-1/2!. He has the Big Air kit on his bike, and quite a few other mods. He has no sliders left on his bike, and mine is only a week old, so I was a bit concerned how I would fare. I am still not familiar with the low speed handling of the 109, so managed to make the odd stuff up on a roundabout, and on a hairpin, uneventful though. We sort of let the 9's off the leash though, mantaining a steady 100+ kmh, even when the advisory signs suggested 55 was a better speed (and it was a 60 kmh road!). Other rider was pushing a bit harder than me, a combination of only 800klm on my bike, and a lack of skill on my behalf, although I managed to scrape both sides repeatedly on the odd corner. Corner speeds were higher than I probably would have normally considered, but I managed to keep up. I especially liked the overtaking speed of the 9, a bit better than I am used to. The quiet coffee afterwards was enjoyable, and we have made some plans for a larger ride, with perhaps some more participants. And a SHED day, where we will grease driveshafts, check clutch cables, and maybe check clutch nuts, etc. Was a good intro for my bike, and a chance for me to open it up a bit and follow someone else. Heck, I might have even learned something!. C'Mon Melbourne Cruiser Riders, lets show those sportsbikers we ride our bikes too!. Who is up for it!