theauhawk, thanks for the welcome and suggestions. I'm in Hutchinson, KS, about as flatland as it gets, but still plenty of places to go and see.
As for previous riding experience, my first bike was a Honda 305 Scrambler, then a Sportster. Stopped riding when I got married and started a family.
What motivated me to ride again was seeing an old man cruising along a county blacktop one day a year or so ago. He looked like he was having the time of his life and it just triggered a lot of forgotten memories. So, I started looking around and asking questions. I looked at Virago's and Vulcans, pretty much the same look and feel to me and not sure I really had a preference but I settled in on the Vulcan with some help from the dealer I worked with.
As I was looking around online, I came across this site and here I am, ready to ride again.