Ari must have been our boy in the barrel for aerodynamics. Tall Zack had few problems. Ari's about an inch or so taller than me, but I'm definitely shorter in the torso, which makes me sit lower on a lot of bikes, especially cruisers. That must have put me in the sweet spot for the Ultra, since I had no problems with turbulence behind the screen. As Smith and I rolled east toward Barstow and a short run on Highway 66 well before sunrise, it was clear just how good the Ultra is on the open road. Punch up cruise control, settle into a comfortable slouch, and watch the moonlit desert slide by. In the daytime, with more to see than bugs flitting through the headlight beam, the ride would have been brilliant.