Ah, yes... the first real ride. I took mine on Saturday. After installing the mods I warmed her up and headed out. First to a friend's house to show off the new add ons, and afterward I just pointed her forward and began to shift gears. I took roads I'd never been on, got lost twice, ended up further from home than I planned, and almost three hours later with the sun going down I was back in my garage with 110 more miles on the odometer. There were lots of other bikes out there waving at me, I had a few tailgaters, a couple poorly executed right turns and more than one incline start ending in a stall before I got going, but I had a great afternoon. I know the more I ride, the better I'll get.
I have a good idea how your day was and I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did mine.
2002 Nomad 1500