When I pick up a new motorcycle, I've made somewhat of a routine out of running a loop of Lake Okeechobee in South Florida from my home in West Central Florida. It's a great way to get a big chunk out of the running in while at the same time getting acquainted with the motorcycle on a number of different roads. I usually get right on the loop, but I had a ton of work for our family biz to deal with after I picked up my new 2016 FZ-09 last Wednesday. I headed out this morning with only 22 miles on the odometer. Total loop was 386 miles and, as you can see from the photo, the weather couldn't have been better. I can't wait for the Spring so I can get this bike up to the Smokys in North Carolina.