Take with a grain of salt, being that I am basically new to riding again over the last years. For a 10 mile commute, I prefer the slab vs. a mix of smaller highways and local streets. I usually get in the fast lane so I can bail to the median lane if needed. I am always racing to get out of the blind spots, and if stuck between cars in fast traffic, I hit the horn occasionally to remind the cagers that I am there. I trust no one. I do not like the lane seams and buildup of debris, but at least it usually comes to rest in the middle of the lanes. My biggest fear is the speeder who pays no attention about changing 2 or 3 lanes at a time since they were talking or texting and were about to miss their exit. I am amazed by the poor driving skills I witness daily. F...ing idiots. Best one was a couple of weeks ago when some young girl starts tailgating a cop on the interstate. She actually flashed her lights. He pulled over, let her pass, then pulled her over.
I love the country highways, but hate the hay wagons, slow farm equipment, blind curves and rises, loose animals, friends in PU trucks stopped to say hello to each other, people flying out of driveways, sometimes in reverse, gravel and loose dirt?
The smaller local streets are terrible, especially those with parking on each side so people coming out of driveways can't see you, and people running stop signs or red lights. And, pot holes really suck, especially while trying to avoid the blue hair who just cut you off. That could actually be a blue hair, teenage girl texting, teenage boy trying to show off, soccer mom, football dad, grand pa who should have quit driving 5 years ago, an uber driver trying to make talk, pizza delivery guy going to buy drugs, or on drugs, bicyclist, or Hillary. Take your choice, or pick all or some of the above. Just joking on Hillary, was not trying to make this political, just funny. She has not driven in a while due to her position in life and having a Secret Service entourage for a long time. It's a jungle out there. Be safe.
2009 Versys (Mine's Green)