Responding to comments:
Lynn - LOL. I'm not really that brave. But for the last couple of years I've begun to wonder what it would be like to ride instead of just do the pilion thing, so I figured I might as well try. And as my dh is prone to kidney stone attacks and we go on longer rides now, I figure I should know how to pilot the bike, just in case *g*.
Màili - glad you like the new look :-)