I attended the Wing Ding for the first time at Knoxville this year. Overall, I enjoyed it very much. However, I don't consider it an annual event, but I would do it again in a heartbeat, especially if I had never been before. I did the demo rides on the Can-Am Spiders sport and touring, the Harley Ultra Classic, and the Roadsmith Trikes. I personally don't care for the appearance of the 2012 Goldwing and had not intended to ride one; however, after talking to one of the Honda reps and hearing about all of the changes they had made I decided I would like to ride one. When it came time to ride, the ride leader would not allow me to ride because I didn't have over-the-ankle boots on. Considering I rode in on my wing and had my owner's card in my pocket and the fact that every other manufacturer represented there allowed me to ride their demos, I was not a happy camper. I told the Honda ride leader it was a shame that this was a Honda event and I couldn't ride their product. He said I understand, but your safety is my main concern. I stated that I had to sign a waiver, and he said, "yes, and we hope you never have to use it; but, if you are going to ride my stuff, you will have my stuff on." I think after careful consideration, I agree with him that I don't need to ride his product since I felt his attitude was -- we don't care if you ride our stuff or not and everyone else at the event really wanted you to ride their demos. I hope my '08 lasts a long long time because I never intend to own anything with Honda on it again even though I feel the Goldwing is the best touring machine on the market.