Just did my first long ride 350km with a couple of short smoke breaks. Looked on google map and chose a travel route to follow with the most twists i could find near here. Start out good even though a slightly cool day, left just after lunch. Got new gloves because my others have mesh vents and my hands froze yesterday afternoon on a short ride. The new gloves while warm and comfy did feel a bit thick and my right hand was very sore after a short while just from holding the throttle(made me want cruise control). But the soreness seemed to go away after 1-2 hrs i guess the gloves just need breaking in or my hand did. I ended up getting very cold on the way back, found two more things i need especially for cooler days maybe a balaclava and a more aerodynamic helmet or just a more aerodynamic helmet the has a better visor seal and something to stop the wind comming up under neath my chin, my face was so cold. Probably some ear plugs too and maybe a bigger windshield. All up cost me about $13 in fuel, my car uses more then that just starting up. I am sore all over, backs a little sore from holding myself up and forarms a little sore from when my back was tired lol(chose the worst roads more patched pot holes then original road, added to my black list). But it was still a good ride and a good experience, something i will need to do more often so i dont get so sore. Was speeding technically because im only on my L's but felt better going with the flow of traffic then it does holding it up and dealing with trucks. Seen two cops on marked one not both going other way, didnt get pulled over ,im guessing as i wasnt speeding in road limit terms and the wernt really looking in there mirror for an L plate. Felt very comfortable and 100km/r often fighting desire to open up the throttle. Drove my car when i got back to go to the local store and after the long ride on the bike it just felt so wrong, almost alien to me.