My wife and I took our bikes to Austin this last weekend to visit family. The roads we took in that area were just outstanding. A lot of fun. We didn't take many pictures but a couple are attached. The last one is at my brother-in-law's place and it's just some deer in his backyard (we saw 10 of them running across the road to his house ... pretty cool I thought).
Here's one of the maps for our route coming out of Bee Cave and heading north
. Is there any way to embed maps like this?
More in our blog here
We are really liking the short tours we've done (this is only our second), and I expect we'll do more. The Versys is in some ways very surprising. For example, I think I got about 65mpg on the way home, which is much more than I expected.
But it does cause some problems for me as a touring bike (all of which I've whined about before). I recently put gel grips on the bike (Pro Grip 714s) and they helped with the vibs, but I still have the numb hand problem. I also really practiced a loose grip and I think I'm improving in that area. But I'm going to add some aluminum handlebars
Then there's the seat issue. I think I'm going to try to trade my seat (+$) for a stock seat and then send that seat to Russell
and see if that improves things for me. I don't think they're the most attractive but they're supposed to be super-comfy.
Not only did my butt hurt this time, but my legs started to really ache. Maybe at the same time I do the handlebars, I'll add an engine guard and highway pegs.
If those don't solve my problems, I'll be looking for another bike