The first day of the longest trip I’ve taken yet started late, partly due to circumstances beyond my control and partly by choice. It’s hot outside, really, really hot. I decided to start a little later to avoid the worst of the heat. The plan was to get to Perry, OK, about 240 miles north of home, to shave some distance off of the run to Regina, SK. I made good time, and starting late worked out well. I did a lot of night riding, but the temperatures were way down. I rolled in to the hotel at around 10:30 PM. The bike ran great, but I did have one problem. The HID low beam bulb is not lighting up. It’s too dark to troubleshoot so I’ll look at it in the morning.