It has been a while since I posted on here, but I thought you'd enjoy this.
On November 17, I was driving around in +7 weather in my truck and realized several of the main roads in Calgary were free of ice, snow, and moisture. After pondering for the evening, I decided to take the Versys out for a nice long rip on November 18. I work on the road from time to time and accumulated enough points through Wyndham to purchase a GoPro Hero 2 HD camera. After mounting it to my helmet I was off. It was incredible driving around with the snow in the ditches, yet on a dry road.
This is the fun part. I had planned on pushing the bike up and down our very icy alley to avoid spilling it. When I pulled out of the garage, I thought ahhhh... it's not too icy; so I drove down to alley with my feet out and ripped around Calgary for a few hours. Upon returning, I again put my feet down and began my trip down the icy alley. About 5 meters from my garage, I hit straight ice and dumped it.
Here is a video of it
Call me an idiot if you want, I likely deserve it for not pushing that bike down the alley. But I don't regret taking that bike out on the main roads for a second, there was nothing wrong with them; incredible time.
Not sure who here runs GoPros, but I slowed down a video from 120 fps by a factor of 10, pretty cool stuff.
Here's the link to that one:
I'll start posting videos of bike riding in the spring.
Cheers and happy riding,