Sometimes the weather is not going to be perfect but you just have to put on your big boy pants and take the ride anyway. I actually suffer from “I get really cold quick” aliment, so getting cold is a real issue. I rode for about 4 hours, the outside temperature was about 46 degrees. The fact is that I was cold for most of the trip but I could have dressed warmer. Half way through the trip I changed into some warmer cold weather gear that helped. Despite the cold the ride was splendid but did not realize how cold I was till I got back home. I ate lunch under a blanket but was still cold afterwards so I thawed myself in a warm shower for about twenty minutes. Then I took a nice long needed nap. I just got off a 30 day work tour (30 days with no days off, out of state employment) so when I get home, I often find that my body uses the time to rest up before I head out of state to work another 30 day tour. If I don’t put on some serious miles on my bike when I am home, I get cranky which no one likes. Everything about the ride was grand and I was able to test out my new SHAD Trunk which I installed on Tuesday. This Trunk Rocks. It took me about an hour to install mostly b/c I am mechanically inept. For most people, it would be a 30 minute job. I purchased the largest case (SH 50) they had along with the mounting bracket for the Yamaha FJR. The trunk came with a rear passenger back rest and sophisticated locking mechanism, both pre-installed. The quality of the product exceeded my expectations. I was thinking the trunk its self would be fragile and loose fitting but this was not the case. The thing is engineered like an Abrams Tank. If there is a downside it would be the weight of the trunk but that is not an issue for me. The best part of design is that it takes about 30 seconds to release the Trunk and you have your light weight motorcycle back to its original specks. The trunk its self can easily carry two full face helmets with room to spare. What I like about it is that I can carry my fragile electronics in the trunk without having to worry about them. In fact I use a pelican case to hold my laptop for work and it fits in there as well. So with the exception of the hyperthermia the ride was a success.