Once a year my wife and take off on our bikes for the mountains. Love it up there. Never ridden out west as yet. Been out there many times just not on two wheels. I have to admit after about a week of going up and down and all around I`m ready to get outta Dodge and get back down to Florida where I can plant my feet firmly on the ground. A flat piece of ground can be at a premium up there. I live in a small town 25 mi. east of FT. Myers. Out in the country I can find plenty of twisty curvy roads if I want`em. I can even ride up into Highlands county and go up and down a few hills if desired. So them jokes about Florida being flat and straight aren`t always true. But, if one didn`t know where to ride I can see why that conclusion could be made. Riding in the mountains also can require a rider to remain more focused mentally. After ten hours this can be a bit draining. This year we`re gonna give The Ozarks a try. Can`t wait. And when it`s all over with I`m sure I`ll be glad to get back down to Americas wang.