I took Ratty for his first real ride today. Last week was just a quick blast around the immediate neighborhood, but today I put on 16.9 miles of mixed city and valley roads. I ran to OSH Hardware store, blasted downtown, got a thumbs-up from a Chico Cop, and then went out east of town and rode back home around the outside of the valley. I also stopped at a large undeveloped bit of property near our house to snap a few pics, since the light was decent.
Helmet and gloves cooling off after a ride:
Oh, and the muffler seems to work! Fairly quiet, less "pop pop pop" on overrev, and no red hot shards of steel wool firing out the back.