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I took my first long ride this weekend from Atlanta to Athens and back, about 70 miles each way. Overall I'd say it was pretty good. Only had to jumpstart the bike twice. I kinda figured this was going to happen, so I was prepared. And I wasn't about to let some (hopefully not very serious) electrical problems stop me. The only real complaint I have is that the handlebar angle gets uncomfortable after a while. It would be nice to have my hands a little farther apart and not pulled back so much. Has anyone else had this problem? Any recommendations as to what handlebars have worked for you? I wouldn't have minded having some highway pegs either, but I've already got a pretty good idea what I'm going to do about that. Luggage-wise, I'm pretty limited to what I can carry in my backpack. Have any of you found good aftermarket saddlebag (or any other luggage) options? I don't need to carry a whole bunch of stuff with me, but it would be nice to be able to carry a little bit more and/or not have to take my backpack with me everywhere I go. Thanks.