I was actually hoping for a Road King when I asked Harley if I could borrow a bike for our Reader’s Ride on the Blue Ridge Parkway in May. However, as the date approached, Harley asked if I could take a Road Glide instead. I agreed, though when I’d ridden a Road Glide briefly a few years ago, it hadn’t impressed me much one way or the other. I didn’t like the looks of its frame-mounted dual-headlight fairing, so I was disappointed at the time. But after a week and a bit over 2000 miles, my opinion changed. Other than some difference in the wind protection from the larger fairing and the welcome AM/FM/weather band/cassette stereo system, I didn’t expect there to be a noticeable difference in the two bikes.