Hi, I've been lurking around here for a while, and thought I might as well join. My name is Patrick, I have an 03 CBR1100XX Blackbird, I'm a farmer, 45 years old, married, and a grandfather. I grew up on bikes riding on gravel roads. Those bikes were, cub 50, sport 65, ca (dream) 160, XL 175, CB 360, 76 1200 superglide chopper, 1100 shadow, 94 CB 1000, 98 ZX-11, and now my Blackbird. I love to ride the twisties, and long distance,(just made a round-trip to Fayetteville and back yesterday, 467 miles) and enjoy meeting new people who ride. My wife also rides, but at the moment she is without a bike. I hope to meet up with some of you on some rides and get to know you!