Yah I use it for any ride that I go over 100 miles or so. I don't even notice it is there. I can always swap it around and ride with a passenger. Last week my girl and I did 300 miles. Packed a lunch, snacks, and emergency stuff. Tirepatch kit, water, etc. Plus it is nice to have a place to throw a soda or something when I stop, and to haul a roll of papertowels and cleaner. Yes it doesn't look the coolest, but I can't see it when riding so who cares. Plus it was fun last weekend going on a group ride, being faster then all the SS style bikes with a passenger and luggage.