VN900LT Riding the Tail of the Dragon in between commutes to work (Covington GA)

I commute about 80 miles to work on my Vulcan 900 LT each day from Covington GA to Fort McPherson near East Point GA. The days I drive my cage to work are ones that start with a heavy morning rain, snow/ice on the road (yes it happens in Georgia i.e. 2 March 2009) and when it is in the shop (which is not too often). I began my riding enthusiasm at age 51 and it has been the happiest 5 years of my life.