Last evening I had to deliver products to a couple of good customers.... loaded up in the bags...bailed my shop. Probably about 5:30 pm. Hit the local cross town freeway...just before sunset. From this freeways foothill location, I could probably see 20 -30 miles away. The temp was probably 72-78 degrees. T-shirt weather. Absolutely the nicest weather i've felt in weeks. The wind earlier in the day totally blew away all the clouds & haze. Blasted out to the car pool lanes where traffic kept a 60-75 MPH pace. As the sun set, the lights of the valley sparkled in the distance. Everybody rushing to get wherever it is they're going and me just cruising, diggin' the ride. Got to my destination probably 15 miles later.Took care of the business and then kicked it and had a cold one. Later... back on the freeway, maybe just a bit cooler but every bit as spectacular the view. No Smog, the traffic had went away. While it was not a long distance, it was just what was needed to unwind and relax at the end of a good day. Maybe other So. Cal. residents can echo what was a bitchen Halloween evening. In answer to another post of why.....This is why I ride a Harley! Long, Short, or in between...it's all about the ride. Later...