I hope you are able to get the test ride set up. Honestly the test ride is what sold me on the bike. I wanted the bike beforehand, but taking that ride is what pushed me over the edge.
Me, too. It was probably a foregone conclusion, but the testride sealed the deal. My dealer had no problem with me taking a testride, though he was cautious about how long / how many miles I put on it. I ended up -- with his permission -- putting on about four times as many miles (10) as he had first wanted...but since I ended up buying there I think we were both happy.