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Talk about weird coincidence!

I have not seen another versys on the road in the year I've owned it.

I rode to Deal's gap over the weekend. Check out the photo sequence 452 and 453 in the touring bike section for Saturday June 12th.

Here is a link to #452 then click to #453: http://www.photoreflect.com/store/Or...&po=451&pc=656

WHAT ARE THE ODDS OF THAT????

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505 and 506, too.
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How about those Goldwings leaning over, that is a little intimidating to me!

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I almost always see at least one Versys when I go up there. Here is one of me and mudarra on the Dragon. http://www.photoreflect.com/store/Or...a=590874&fip=1

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Now I have four!
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How about those Goldwings leaning over, that is a little intimidating to me!

#457 About to capsize.

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I almost always see at least one Versys when I go up there. Here is one of me and mudarra on the Dragon. http://www.photoreflect.com/store/Or...a=590874&fip=1
We passed in opposite directions at the same photographer. That was a little weird.
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Very cool...I missed that in your post!

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How about those Goldwings leaning over, that is a little intimidating to me!
The GL1800 wings handle extremely well for a 900 lb. plus bike.
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Dumb question, but since I have not been there yet, is this Killboy run by remote, sensor, or is there actually a human taking those pics? Brilliant idea, wish I had thought of it.

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something must be there and very visible. a few of the pic's I looked at had riders and passengers waving at the camera.
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How about those Goldwings leaning over, that is a little intimidating to me!
Check out these 2 Wings. You can hear the one with the camera dragging through every turn.

The guy on the yellow Wing is a guy who went by the name of Yellow Wolf. You could have hired him to make a vid of a run through the dragon as he followed behind with cameras.

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“Weird coincidence”? V’s at the Tail of the Dragon... Why, I can’t think of a better place for a V2B
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Dumb question, but since I have not been there yet, is this Killboy run by remote, sensor, or is there actually a human taking those pics? Brilliant idea, wish I had thought of it.
They are actually standing on the side of the road, snapping pictures as you drive by. Depending on your speed and if there are bikes coming from both directions, you may get only one or two pictures taken as you drive by or several.

There is also at least one other photographer I know of that is there and that web site is www.us129photos.com

Maybe not as famous as Killboy but the one time several years ago I went that route in the Jeep, it was them that had the pictures as I never seen Killboy that day.

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There are a few scary pics in there. People well over the center line, or nearly off the road...
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Speaking of scary... this is at the Tail of the Dragon...
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And what about the guy in front, signal flashing away and on the bad side of the double yellows even....not very prudent at this juncture!

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I almost always see at least one Versys when I go up there. Here is one of me and mudarra on the Dragon. http://www.photoreflect.com/store/Or...a=590874&fip=1
What the hell is that guy doing behind you in photo 6? Can anybody guess?

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What the hell is that guy doing behind you in photo 6? Can anybody guess?
He recently saw a supermoto race.

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My first time to the Dragon we came up on an approaching 18 wheeler in our lane!!! Funny part about it is that the guy I was following (that almost hit the truck) is a truck driver.

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