Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: CA Central Coast
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What a good horse!!!
This thread ties in with my post about my extended trip. I actually started Thursday April 3. But first let me give a little background. I am 68 and just retired. I bought my V in January, a new, left over 2012. Over the past year I had only done one ride over 200 miles. I had big expectations from the V.
After driving 250 miles in my truck to get the bike, I was happy to just get away. The first day I made 220 miles, many in windy conditions. No complaints. The next was a little chilly so I layered up and got away a bit earlier. I needed to take the long way around to avoid construction and wound up with 290 for the day.
I spent a day visiting friends and attending short track races that evening. Grass roots racing at its best.
Yesterday I got away early and made my way across the remaining California dessert and into Arizona. I was cautious with fuel and had no problems. Wind was a factor again, with flags sticking straight out. I made about 400 miles in 6hrs 40min. Very happy with my progress so far.
My bike is almost stock. It does have a 44 tooth sprocket and frame sliders. Of course the panniers. I have no problems with the seat. I learned years ago to keep my hands relaxed and move around as best I can. Get off the bike and stand for a bit while fueling. I move my feet on the pegs often from heals to the balls to the toes. I put my feet on the passenger pegs at times. I take care of my body.
The bike is great. I couldn't ask for more. I fondly patted her a few times along the way and told her she was a good horse!!!