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mountain tour on my Versys

Took a jaunt in the mountains near home today. Pic heavy slide show.

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Nice. I love the "tree farm" pic....

I laughed.... WA is one big tree/terrible driver farm...
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Nice. I love the "tree farm" pic....

I laughed.... WA is one big tree/terrible driver farm...
Things go the same here with loaded coal and limestone gravel trucks thrown in the mix...golly it's fun to play among them on the bike ain't it.

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Remind you of home Bear?

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Those are the best kinds of roads t ride on.


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Remind you of home Bear?

Yes indeed! I'd swear some of those were shot in WV. Makes me want to head your way for a ride!!



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Saweet!

Thanks for sharing!

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Thanks for sharing your ride. Nice pictures.
How was the V handling the rough roads.


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Very nice.

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Thanks for sharing your ride. Nice pictures.
How was the V handling the rough roads.


Running PR2s.

Speeds ranged from nearly walking on damp dirt to about 40 on the extra good gravel. Squirrely in the mud, fine when dry. Front end protested in stretches with loose larger gravel...slowed way down and you could hear the rocks go pop, bing, pop as they were flicked around by the front tire. Always entertaining. Had a ball.

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Great pictures....thanks for sharing..

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Great pictures....thanks for sharing..
Ride safe on your tour east.

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Great pics, thanks. I'll be in SW WV tomorrow myself. First time ever. Looked at RT 3 on the map and couldn't find a straight stretch anywhere on it so thats the one I picked. Will be at New River Gorge bridge in the PM.


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Nice shots! Where in MI did you grow up?

I'm sure they make them other places, but we have a plant that makes those wind turbine blades out here in Brighton, CO. Two blades to a RR flatcar. Pretty big items.

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Nice shots! Where in MI did you grow up?

I'm sure they make them other places, but we have a plant that makes those wind turbine blades out here in Brighton, CO. Two blades to a RR flatcar. Pretty big items.

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Who me? I grew up in WV (where the pics are taken) and will one day die here.

The blades still look big even when mounted on the tower. Straight up from where the Versys was parked:






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Cool pics!

I hope to get back down to WV for the fall colors.
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Cool pics!

I hope to get back down to WV for the fall colors.
You may be disappointed. The mountains have been so dry that the leaves are just going brown and many are already off. I imagine the color that will develop is in full swing in the high country now.

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