My compadre Tim Carrithers already engaged Harley-Davidson's Street Glide a few years back, so I selected Victory's Cross Country, our Alternative Take for 2010 Cruiser of the Year. With a stiff aluminum frame and full-travel rear suspension, it seemed the better choice for long-distance travel. I've already ridden it from Milwaukee to Mid-Ohio twice, and so far I'm satisfied. It's hard to argue against a bike that can carry race leathers in one saddlebag and three day's gear in the other. On the Interstate it's hard to beat. The Freedom 106 engine barely turns 2000 rpm at 75 mph, and a supportive saddle, effective fairing and cruise control help the miles fly by.